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.
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The one I got was a series of 3 shots into the muscle[ upper arm], Im sure it was only around 70 quid and came from my local GP via the nurse think it was called rabipur. Think this was one of the ones you shouldnt mix with other shots so be careful when planning your shots its best to get them all done at same place although I know Gps dont over some so you may need to do a bit of planning.
HeP B one does not always take, hence the bloodtest I have had it 3 times in the last 5 years now 2 fast track and 1 over the longer period[ 3 injections each time] and I still dont have the antibodies luckily it was paid for due to my work, I have also had a shot after a needlestick injury for hep as well at the local emergency ward.
Hep is one thing to take very serious not just overseas. I buried a close friend a few months ago who died from liver complications 6 years after catching hep from giving first aid outside a scottish nightclub. He didnt have any visable open wounds and got very little blood on him[ he didnt think he got any on him]. He was also young and pretty fit so it was not expected at all.
A set of sterile gloves is no bigger than a condom and fits in your wallet or purse and other than stopping getting oil on your hands they can save your life. You can also get belt pack first responder kits which contain mouth to mouth shield/gloves/apron and a hazard bag they ar very small[2 inches by 3 by 4 at most] and well worth carrying. Mouth to mouth is no longer as essential in the new first aid training and is optional so pretty much the gloves are the only essential bit you need for first aid.
As far as blood tests go, the NHS wil not do Rabies antibodies levels. This leaves you the private sector- I would imagine for a private blood test your looking in excess of £40 - your best bets to phone up your local private hospital for prices or ask at the travel clinic thats going to give you your jabs
rabies is one of the injections your local GP can give so they can do the bloodtests to check for it as they are required to do so for key workers[ dog catchers, immigration[animal folk] ect. They may however charge you for it.
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