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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Wondering about ideas for 2 way communication between SUVs on an upcoming road trip. I'm expanding my business in Kyrgyzstan so we'll be buying two or three Jeep Grand Cherokee CRDs in Italy or Germany and driving them back. Is there any chance of some kind of handheld radio with a mile or so (2km) range that won't get us in trouble throughout the trip (particularly Ukraine, Russia, and Kazakhstan)? It would be nice if it was practical for continued use in Kyrgzystan as well. Open to out of the box solutions as well. Just something that doesn't involve buying a sim card for everyone in the group in each country.
Second question is regarding places. This isn't a tourist trip, but is there anything I absolutely must stop and see on the way through?
We just bought a pair of Motorola walkie-talkies, they are supposed to have 8km range, but that's in ideal conditions (line of sight with no obstacles such as buildings or cars). Between cars I've had good reception up to about 2km, which is pretty decent. And no simcards/costs makes it attractive.
Pricing is between EUR 30-100, rangewise I guess you get what you pay for...
The most important thing regarding bike to bike /truck / car or what ever, is not so much the power output, its the antenna. A small hand held walkie talkie with a "rubber bendy" antenna will have limited usefulness in any terrain. If you can fit an external antenna by way a coax cable to the body of your vehicle it will make all the difference. It must however be the correct antenna for your radio transmit/receive frequency. It would ideally need to be matched or tuned correctly to be most efficient.(not hard but equipment required for this - so ignore ) Pre tuned or match antennas are available and will be near enough in most cases. Most radios that people use tend to be in the 400-450mhz range which equates to quite a small antenna in reality not easily distinguishable from broadcast radio antenna, so pretty much "undercover". There is a set of frequencies used for exactly this use often referred to as 446PMR and many sets of walkie talkies are available for use across most of Europe and poss. some other countries. Google will help with that. The issue with most of these radios is that they are limited power - 500mw I think, and have NO external antenna socket. This is the legal acquirement as far as I as last aware. So to make best use of this system you would have to step outside of these rules. That would make you a bad person.
But say you did.....the radio would be small, the antenna would be small.....
This company sells antennas you would need "70cm" band or "2m / 70cm" band antenna to use on a PMR446mhz radio. They are not that long ! about 50cm in length on a magnetic base, cost about 20GBP(£). You may require an adapter to plug in at radio end. There are some 5watt walkietalkies on ebay for peanuts which work well, which have an external antenna socket which you unscrew the rubber antenna to get at. Some are refered to as VHF which need a "2m" type antenna The ones which are "UHF" require a "70cm" type antenna. There is lot more involved really but it can be simplified and still work far better than just two walkie talkies inside a car etc..
So basically get a decent external vehicle mounted antenna and you will be sorted.
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