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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is it this modern world, where every one has to be in mobile reach all the time, cluttered up with all this electronic gadgets........
The last thing on my list of essentials for travelling is a mobile any way, and if I carry a mobile on my bike it's surely will be switched off, rather dump it at home.
Yah... take an intercom right, but with out it's much more fun...... riding along listening to the wind is rather more entertainment than having this stupid chat around spoiling the ride out..........
Remember years ago, if you walked down the road passing the old whirred granny talking to here self.... this days there are youngster talking to them self plugged a mobile in to there ears...... last year they had a hand glued to there head hasty chat walking up the road......
What are we riding bikes for if not getting a rest of this mad world.........
The time for a phone conversation is NOT whilst riding the bike .
AND I have discovered since buying a modern bike , that I don't like fairings and quiet exhausts much either .
I prefer not being buffeted by turbulent air from a fairing and I really like to hear the pipes growl on the bike when I give it some welly .
PS, I have grey hair and talk to myself . [ it's the only way to get an intelligent answer !]
Thought that came into my head while out in the Atacama
If I run out of petrol or break down would a mobile help? Nearly everyone in S.America has one and the people here are so friendly that I'm sure the next vehicle along will use theirs to get aid, so don't worry about it.
Observation in busy traffic Guatemala
A Chinese step through goes by with Mother steering, daughter sitting side saddle on pillion with toddler on her lap. Mother has mobile out and is texting a message
Unfortunately no time to photograph it, but the image is burned into my brain.
I never used the phone in North=South America, but coming up africa and now in middle east I am using it all the time to SMS friend or whoever. Otherwise I love the fact that there is a calculator which tells me how badly I am getting ripped off at the money changers at all the borders.
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
My wife and I seem to be unique among our friends that we only use a mobile phone for emergencies (or when she sends me out to Asda and I forget which shampoo she wants).
I despair of riders who want intercoms, bluetooth & iPods while riding; for one thing, it's simply dangerous. I think you need all your senses when riding, including hearing. You wouldn't cross the road without looking, would you?
For emergencies, for long trips to while away the boredom, for helping when you're lost or broken down, fine, but otherwise, try using your common sense, enjoy the scenery you're going through, interact with the locals.
Years ago, some biking magazine editor wrote about going down to Cornwall on his GS (of course) for a rally and having his bluetooth so he could make calls while he was riding. What's the point? Go in a car!
I don't want to have my phone while on a tour, but i remember my dad used to have some sort of microphones headsets that he could talk to my mom on her bike, what is it that i am looking for, and yes i want to talk to my husband while riding, so he can enjoy whatever i just saw....LOL,plus we both ride with 10 year old and a 6 year old....
I despair when I see my 3 kids constantly sending texts to their friends - give them a ring, I say. Blank looks all round!
I always take my mobile on the bike with me but it is never switched on - only in case of breakdown.
.......I always take my mobile on the bike with me but it is never switched on - only in case of breakdown.
Ditto Monsieur ditto.
My daughter rang me with a question recently and said she was rushing out so could I text her the answer !!!
Sorry but no I don't do text stuff.
I have to admit I did try it once just for the tea shirt and badge award but it took forever.
Bring back the quill pen I say.
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