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 know this is a weird topic, but quite appropriate for the HU Bar...
When traveling in areas where my language skills are somewhat limited, I know I've often resorted to what I assumed to be universally recognized hand signals. Simple signals such as a "thumbs up" for "excellent" or the universal scuba diving 'OK" sign come to mind.
I was reminded the other day, however, of a friend back in university who tried years ago to hitchhike through the Middle East using the thumb symbol recognized widely in North America. I remember him telling me that he was disappointed that he was not getting picked up... only to learn after arriving back home that basically he had been telling every driver who passed to "sit on it and twist".
I'm headed off to Europe and Russia again this summer and want to avoid the inadvertent insults I've widely broadcast in the past. As a primer, I've read the rather hysterical article The top 10 hand gestures you'd better get right | Language Trainers UK Blog but was wondering if anyone might be aware of any others to be avoided or have any good tales to tell. Hey, we can all learn from YOUR mistakes.
the V sign information is wrong! (if you make a V folded fingers facing you) that is an insult in UK, it goes back to when long bowman would show the V back of the hand facing the enemy (French & Normans etc) if a Englishmen bowman was cough they would cut 1 of the 2 tips of his finger off
Selous... I think what you're saying is consistent with the information in the article... "However, if the outside of your hand is facing your target, you’re giving somebody a long-established insult in Great Britain".
I've heard that Tamerlane used to cut the thumbs off of enemy bowman since without them, they couldn't hold their bows. That seems pretty effective. To heck with their fingertips. Off with their thumbs!
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