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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Copper Country - a.k.a. Keewenau Penninsula - sticks up into Lake Superior although in September snow can happen. Make sure you do some pasties (its a food thing), try them at the Finlandia in Hancock (just follow the highway across the bridge through Hancock).
I second the Keewenaw. If you are into hiking the Porkies, you might be interested in bike and kayak rentals in Copper Harbor. Ride , moto or pedal, to the top of Brockway Mountain (hill by Rockie Mt. standards) for a stunning view. No trip to the UP is complete without a stop in the town of Gay for a photo op at, yes, The Gay Bar.
+1 on Coppor Harbor. There are old coppor mines to tour, as well as a very cool ride for ~15 miles going into the city of Coppor Harbor.
Other cool riding is west of the Keewenaw Penn., Lake in the Clouds is a pretty cool tourist spot, although there is hardly ever many people there. Also, I cannot remember the city name, but the worlds largest ski flying jump is in that area. Most of the roads are nicely paved and often quite curvy.
While you're there, remember that Houghton is a college town, so check out some of the local pubs.
I did that trip on an FJ1200 five years ago and enjoyed it immensly. Enjoy yourselves and if you make it to the Detroit area, you can stay at my house. My garage has room for bikes and it is of course stocked with tools and supplies!
Well this maybe too late, or maybe you can access it if your still on the road, but Grand Marias and the Pictured Rock shore line of Lake Superior are musts. There are ferry tours of them, several very good campgrounds right on the National Lake Shore. Its a great backpacking hike for an overnighter or a day or two. An 11 mile hike that goes right along the shore.
Their just east of Munising and Marquette in Central North U.P.
Hope you get to see them, Lake Superior is unlike any lake in the world that I know of. Its all great up there, and no crowds, you'll feel your in another country compared to back east.....
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