The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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a quick question for all concerning maps of the usa, is it possible to buy a complete road map of the usa or do i have to buy state to state, also where can i get one as seem to be able to only find state maps. secondly somone suggested i use google earth but are the road maps on it true? does anyone have any experience with google earth? thank you in advance for all your help...........
No need to buy individual state maps. Buy one of the general road atlases as printed by Rand McNally and others, all states, Canada and a single map of Mexico( little detail that one) If You need it for planning purposes in the UK you will no doubt find them at booksellers. If there is no rush , wait till you are stateside and pop into any of the big departments tores like Wal-Mart and it is yours for under $6 Most magazine racks and truck stops sell them too.. State maps are given out free by most of the states and provinces at their border welcome booths, and you can probably write in and get them by mail.
thank you for the info above and as of now im emailing all states to see if i can get a free state map(well after all dont try dont get )and ive finally found the road atlas you metioned again thanks...........
I just gave away all my free state highway maps - but I've been there, done that.
Most states will give you a free map. They don't necessarily have more detail than the all-in-one road atlas, but they are bigger (for old eyes) and you can fold them up for your tank bag map case.
They may not mail to outside the U.S. though, so if you have a US address you could use, to collect them all for you, that might be easier for the states to deal with. The only ones that don't give out free ones here in the west are the ones popular with tourists that tend to soak the tourists for everything they can get (Arizona and California).
You should be able to google each State Department of Transportation or State Highway Department, and get a specific form to complete for your mailing address (don't bother emailing a state - go to the respondible state agency which you can find online). They almost all mailed me a map within a week or two at most.
Seattle, Washington USA
As someone mentioned, Wal-Mart has a very good road atlas map book that has all 50 states, state by state, as well as Canada, and Mexico, although the Mexican map is very vague. I think its something like $5 US. As a bonus (or the catch) it lists all the US Wal-marts. The US is very easy to map out, at least by the major highways.
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