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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Hi guys and girls..... About to head off for a few years and people have asked if I have a blog.
Hmmm...not at the moment, but I'm now thinking why not get some of my ramblings down on a page if only just to vent my frustration at a border or make a note of regular bowl movements.
So, question is what blogging app to use?? I have a mark one iPad with a windup handle on the side that is only capable of IOS 5.1 and a personal brain in the same upgrade mode. At 53 there is little chance of updating my understanding of these witchcraft devices. Hence....a simple app for a simple guy.
I have a iphone4s, but not sure how good/better that might be??
Answers on a postcard to the usual address...failing that a reply on this thread would be super fantastic.
I have pondered the same thing, how best to do it. Having been in the "Techy stuff environment " quite deep at one point in my life, these things don't frighten me at all. But there is one thing I have learnt which many fail to spot with all the gadgets they play with. The whole point is to make it simple, quick, and hassle free.
Why do people insist on fighting with some gadget for hours getting stressed and bothered only to "loose the whole lot"
My blog is on Wordpress. Very easy to update on the road.
Customising the blog to your own preferences takes a bit of time (at home, before you leave) but if you just want something simple, you can use whatever basic Wordpress template you prefer and take it from there.
Throughout last year's trip I updated it using an iPad 2. I just didn't like using the virtual keyboard on the iPad.
This year, I'm using my Macbook Air - so much easier when you have a real keyboard. But an iPad will suffice.
My blog is www.bermudarover.com to give you an idea of what Wordpress offers. Take a look at their site and play around with the various template options to see if it would suit you.
I'm not sure 53 qualifies you as beyond hope with the wonders of modern tech. I'm ten years older (almost!) and can still just about press the buttons in the right order.
You can forget about writing much on the iPhone. It's ok for a few sentences or a text or something but the screen is just too small for anything lengthy and I keep hitting the wrong keys often enough to put me off using it. An iPad is much better - we've got a "2" and I use it a lot but I'm not sure I'd want to take it on a long bike trip, even in a case. The best of the lot (imho) is the iPad mini in a case. We got our stuff cheap because my son repairs them but I wonder whether a cheap Android tablet (Tesco own brand for example) would work just as well.
It is worth putting the effort in to write up a long trip as you go. Keep paper notes and write an electronic blog from them as you go, posting it whenever you get the chance. We always started journaling every decent trip I've ever done but never kept it up.That's the voice of regret speaking, looking back years later I really wish we had.
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