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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Everytime I go near an outdoor store or visit a site, I gravitate towards stoves, nice compact tents and other bits of kit that I arguably don't need....but I want it!!
I have a multifuel stove and a woodburning stove and now I'm finding kellykettles strangely attractive...
Is there a cure?
None at all, I have just been packing up for a little jaunt to enjoy the UK summer for a few days (yeah right) and as I was packing my cases I was thinking, I need a smaller stove, I could take my honey stove but do I really want to be hunting round for dry wood when I camp. I need a small petrol stove, and rather worryingly I keep trying to think of ways to make a penny stove work with petrol. So far though I have refrained from burning off my eyebrows with any rash experiments, but it's probably only a matter of time.
No doubt I will buy another half dozen stoves first, to go with my three tents and hammock !!
There is indeed no known cure for PTSD, Persistent Tent and Stove Desires.
All you can do is try to manage the illness and rely on the support of others with the same addiction in a controlled setting. Good for you for starting the support group online.
grate idea... how about... in case a bigger support group is set up, to arrange a sort of "changing, hand over circle" for stows... so every one has to give a stove away to the next addict after a while, so that the collection of stoves is on a permanent move and every addict got the chance to play with another stove ones he handed one over to the next addict... : makes every addict happy in the end and may cost less in the end...
I must admit... I'm a long time outdoor shop addict too, actually had my first own penknife before I even joined school age 5 and since age 14 I'm finally addicted to all this outdoor stuff and still love it... yes... outdoor shops need a "door manager" who is checking the age... let's say entering a outdoor shop needs a minimum age of 75 or older... : wheelchair:
OK, I admit it, I've got it too. I feel better now.
Last visit to an outdoor store was about 10 days ago in prep for a trip to Cornwall. I went to buy a tent light, came back with a ...... tent! I've now got eight of them. I didn't even use the new one in Cornwall.
Some people seem to be immune though. I was talking yesterday to a friend in the US who's just come back from an 11,000 mile coast to coast bike trip using a tent he bought in 1971 and a petrol stove he bought a few years later. He was annoyed that the stove packed up about halfway through!
out of the closet or should that be stuffed even more in it?
Thank God I am not alone. It’s so good to see other addicts coming out of the closet. So far 3 tents 2 stoves 6 sleeping bags 5 ground mats, countless knives, machetes, axes and gizmos, various lights and a credit card that weeps when I walk into a camping shop or go on line. I think a swap shop at a meet would be a great idea but I suspect most of us would need a long wheelbase transit just to get our excess gear to the gig! Oh I forgot more riding gear and helmets than I will ever wear out in a lifetime.
On the bright side I would like to think I am doing my bit to single handedly get the economy going again…..
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