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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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 love this little device and wouldn,t be without it,listening to Outerspace by the prodigy on my 954 fireblade was the closest thing to being in a video game and now doing distance on the Ktm Adv,it,s simply indespensable.
I get it when some people say it,s distracting and you can,t hear the motor etc,but shit this is a modern motorcycle and I.m not expecting it to blow-up.
Finally lets get a little insight into your character by telling us WHO YOU,RE LISTENING TOO WHILE YOU DRIVE.
I don't reckon the whole "distraction" argument is valid - people listen to music while they drive cars or infact while they do pretty much anything. Music often helps me to concentrate.
Unfortunately I find those little In Ear headphones really uncomfortable. I prefer big coconut stlye muffs which obviously wouldn't work in a helmet. I know you can get helmet with built in speakers, but I've already got a nice, new comfy Hornet. I may as well ask: does anyone know of decent speakers/headphones that you can fit into a normal helmet?
Also, I don't have any specific driving/riding music, it depends on what mood I'm in. Prodigy can be good though.
just been out cruising today with the easy rider soundtrack. stereotypic i kno, but some classics on there who can doubt that? music actually helps lower my heart rate and allows me to ride more comfortably. unfortunately this does not apply to smoking dope as a friend find out whilst on a driving test! do'h!
I listen to my i-pod a lot when on the bike. I've got some Koss earbuds that you roll up like proper earplugs and make a good seal. They're good upto around 60mph before the wind noise gets too much.
As for what I listen to, Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss, Faith Hill at one end and Evanescence, Nirvana and Bjork at the other. I don't listen to metal when I ride it makes me too aggressive. Off the bike, sure but not on.
I don't find it distracting at all. I can hear the bike and other traffic just fine and when you concentrate on something you don't hear it at all. When you stop and someone talks to you though it's really distracting, then and you have to turn it off to understand them.
I super glued a pair of hear phones into the space for the ears I cant' feel them, I ran the leads under the lining and out the front. I ride with ear plugs in and can still hear my music they just drop the overall noise level of the engine and wind. I have to becareful not to play to hard music as I find my riding becomes to aggressive.
I splurged and got a set of custom ear buds. They nearly eliminate the wind/helmet noise and reduce the effects of air pressure on the ear drums (or so I was told.) I want to protect my ears, the are the only ones I have. With the custom ear buds I can listen to Spanish tapes and understand the lessons while riding down long stretches of highway. I've gotten through 10 lesson, each about 30 minutes long on the trip to Oaxaca.
I do recommend not listening to music periodically to check that nothing is rattling loose...
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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