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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As I couldn't find the answer in the search I'll resurect this oldie
I don't like pop and aren't really struck with tap water that's heated up in a camel back all day. I can however make a glass of tea and drink it over hours and hours, hot, warm, cold. The plan then is to make a few pints of tea on a morning, let it cool off while packing, then get it into a camel back for the rest of the day.
Has anyone tried this? Does over hot drinks or stuff that stains ruin the bladder in anyones experience?
Camelback bladders are tough.They have been used to carry fuel too but you could ruin it over time.
I prefer to stop, take a break and brew up mint tea Andy. It's deliciously refreshing and calming for your battered digestive sytem too.
Indeed. I did once have a long chat with a French border policeman and his spaniel about my store of cammomile. Age and the vibrations of a v twin make comfort breaks a must, but a quick slurp at traffic lights does seem to add additional comfort.
I also have scary memories of Morocco. Having failed to drink enough in the day my thirst and typical lack of self control resulted in an early night and cheap hangover. That first cold one tasted nice. Ever seen that old film ice cold in Alex?
Yes. Good classic with a frothy ending!
I've rigged a long tube with a bite valve on my MSR dromadery so that I can take sips whilst riding but I do enjoy ( read: need!) a ( or a few!) small comfort stops too so might as well make a brew pref. somewhere with a nice view. Very 'Zen' moments
My experience is that no matter how much I drink, water just fills my stomach up and I dehydrate. If I mix sport drink with the water at about 50/50 or less then I seem to absorb the water quite well. Straight sport drink makes me thirsty. Water makes me bloated.
Not "adventure" riding, but trail riding in 40-50 degree temps.
Just to clarify that I don't advise to use sport drinks. I am just curious to know if and how they are used by adventure bike riders.
Try buying it in Timbucktoo?
And if you mix it with water .. and drink it later .. the residue promotes the growth of bugs in the container .. not good. Plain water is simpler, greatly reduces problems with bugs in the container and cheaper. Don't know how stored tea will go... any tea drinking bugs?
If you need more thingys - get them in your food .. where they should be. Bananas are good for bicycle riders - containing potassium etc and fairly available in hot climates.
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