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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I'm going to Scandinavia and Finland on my bike in August. Camping and biking around for 5 weeks. I went to the Doctors as I needed a few jabs and they suggested I get a vaccine for tick born encephalitis. I would usually get all the jabs I need but I never expected Scandinavia to be 'dangerous' and this vaccine costs over £120.
NHS online suggests the vaccine for those travelling and camping but it also says no one in the UK has ever caught the disease.
What have others done? Who's been to Norway/Sweden/Finland and did you consider this?
Don't know where you got that info.....I'm from Denmark and have never heard about anyone haveing that sort of problems......I would say don't worry about it.......but there might be quite a few mozzies, so take care!
Here in Sweden, ticks are mostly common around Stockholm and the archipelago of Stockholm. Still, only 1 of 100 carries TBE, and there are no vaccination against the Borelia. Vaccination is good, but it is also good to get the knowledge, check legs and body regurly, learn how to remove the ticks safely, and so on. There are a lot of instructables on the net.
Here's an overview about the worldwide incidence (red)... no reason to worry.
But keep in mind that it's much more likely to get a Lyme borreliosis from a tick (orange)...Also in Sweden...
Good point re: Lyme disease, it's actually found in Canada as well so the maps need a bit of updating.
I was a bit skeptical of the actual risks of contracting the disease and have a general laizzez faire attitude about many of the low probability risks but there are a few cases here and there, including a friend of mine that contracted it in the interior of B.C. Needless to say the downsides are pretty signficant so you may want to factor that into your decision making when travelling to a specific region.
Tic borne Lymes can be quite nasty quite quickly, and here in France in the spring and summer, it's recommended that you keep out of the woodland areas or at least tuck your trousers into your socks/ wear wellies or boots, a hat/cap and cover up round your neckline. A lot of people think that ticks only come from the ground up, but they do get onto leaves in trees and can fall on you if brushed against. Pulling a tick off can be dangerous, because you could leave the head behind. You need to twist them off with either the correct tic 'tool' ( easy to buy anywhere including pet stores) or a pair of tweezers. In France it's a visit straight to the ''Urgence'' for a dose of antibiotics. If you have been attacked and removed and not had anti b's and start to feel flu like symptoms or aching arms/legs, get medical help immediately.
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