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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I've been working on my and the Head Girls' website, in anticipation of our trip next year and, as is the case with designers... we get a bit.. carried away sometimes...
Its still under construction - but if you're reeeeaaaallly bored - have exhausted all the righteous, useful and intelligent pursuits for the day... please have a looky and let me know whether its at all usable... dare I hope for entertaining??
Well, whatever... but be gentle. My artistic sensibilities are quite fragile.
Personally, I think website design can easily become overly fancy with the site becoming more important than the content. After the first visit or two, I think people will be more interested and entertained by the meat within. We're creatures of instant gratification these days and navigation must be easy. Websites shouldn't pretend themselves to be a game, unless, of course, that's their purpose.
Your website is yours, and should be done in a way that pleases you.
I'd be more interested about bugs in your food or tent than those crawling across the web page.
Hello there, you're index page looks quite attractive an rather interesting. I think it's enough eye candy for anyone. Prehaps now you could consentrate on filling it in around the artwork. Nothing like some straight forward buttons for different reasons. Ex. profile, bikes, personal info, favorite charity, photos, videos. Keep your artwork for personal info like the book. I'd keep it to the strict minimum, you could always bulk it up with artwork later, after your trip. Just a thought, hope you are happy with your new/second hand bikes. Good luck, have a ball.
If you are seeking to provide entertainment. As always there are lots of conflicting requirements. Blind people have a real problem with frames on websites. It fools their screen reader programs. It is very helpfull to have text descriptions of pictures. ( there is a special term for this, but I forget it).
Remember too, some of us by necessity are stiill on dialup. so nice viewable thumbnails that link to bigger pictures is very usefull.
Actually Roger, Im as English as You, just not livin there..... and your only Jealous because Mardi decided I was better looking than you!
you really are fond of your Chimp pics Roger! are you trying to tell us something?
Well of course I'm jealous , you oaf !
I can only conclude that the lass has poor eyesight .
I don't know where these chimp pics keep coming from , well actually I do :
Some of his best work is on the internet .
I just go to Google Images , type "Martynbiker" and voila - another chimp pic !
Sorry old chap , maybe if you cut your hair and shaved more often it would help .
Fab design there, really loving the site. Flash is always fun ;-)
It feels very 'tactile' and draws me in to find everything on the page without being terribly cryptic about that content - any easter eggs?
Just a couple of points and please do feel free to ignore.... you see I can do the techy stuff, but I'm not exactly fantastic when it comes to the design! In fact I'm pretty dire....
anyway.... now let me get to the content basically... the site is wonderful but now I want to add your content to my RSS reader because I can pull it down very easily from pretty much any internet connected device and when I'm on the road I'm only paying to download the words rather than the pretty flash. Ummm... that's it!
Thanks Matt - always good to be complimented by a 'techy' - since I shamelessly pirate & hack all my script and hope my good design dazzle the techy's into thinking I know what I'm doing!
Originally Posted by mattcbf600
... the site is wonderful but now I want to add your content to my RSS reader because I can pull it down very easily from pretty much any internet connected device and when I'm on the road I'm only paying to download the words rather than the pretty flash. Ummm... that's it!
I'm working on white pages - so hang in there!
As far as ee's are concerned - Where' planning a special surprise for clever boys... in due course! LOL!
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