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 was driving this bis 12 t truck without a drivers licence through Botswana. It was getting dark and we where getting tired. It was hot and there was this nice green bit of grass beside the "road".
Because our second truck with the winch was somewhere else and we only wanted to meed two days later at the Sambia border i did not want to drive into the grass. I was afraid we could get stuck (we did some days before) so i jumped out with my flip flops and short pants and went into the 1m high grass to check if the ground is wet or dry.
Suddenly i had this pain in the back of my Foot (heel?). Emediatly i remembered what people have told me about snakes. There ist this black mamba in Africa and if it bites you you only have 3 Minutes left to smoke a cigarette and send one sms. Unfortunately i did not smoke and there was no reception and the next hospital was at least two days drive away.
Of course we did not have snake treatment so i get the kitchen knife and cut deep into my foot to make it bleed the poison out...
Luckily after 3 Minutes i was still alive and im still
I spent a month on the road in Germany. On the second day there I was in Hamburg, enjoying the rain and the nightlife, as anyone would when there. I got my bag nicked while I was outside a train station. Everything was gone, rather annoying, I had a friend there who ordered me a load of clothes and a load of other stuff he gave me. So I set off again a week later like a new man. When I got to Berlin, I was so focused on not getting my bag stolen again, that I forgot to pick up my phone from the bar table I was sat at. So, then rest of the trip should have been sullied by these events but when I arrived in Leipzig the next day depressed I went to the first bar I could find. Started chatting to the bar maid. To cut a long story short, we are now engaged to be married and I am in the process of moving there. Not too bad after all...
Should have put those knobblies on! Nice to see all the hikers pitching in to help
I didn't even need the bike to do something similar on Wednesday. I was out on a run, misjudged the traffic crossing a road and had to sprint. Two steps in I felt something tear in my left foot and it gave way. After the pain subsided I still had to hobble two miles home on it. Still can't walk on it this morning.
As complete newbies to overland travel, the wife and I set off on a 'guided' trip in Morocco in our Discovery in 2009.
Numerous breakdowns, a highly excitable Moroccan AA man, a wife that flew home without me, a night wandering the streets of Granada in the middle of holy week, several hours of hassle with Ryanair and 2 days dealing with Brittania rescue and the car was recovered home 2 weeks after me.
A couple of years ago, before I started riding motobikes I had a nasty accident on my bicycle. Stopped on the front brake and went straight over the handlebars knocking a couple of teeth out in the process.
First thing my mum said to me when she saw me in a state at the hospital (I was 23) was: Look at the damage you've done to yourself, and you want to ride motobikes?!
Trying to explain that if I had been wearing a full face helmet the damage would probably have been a lot less did not impress her...
I got the last laugh. My grandad gave me his 125 when he was not strong enough to ride anymore, she now begrudgingly accepts the massive smile on my face when I grab my leather jacket and go out for a ride
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