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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I am off on my first long tour (of Spain and Morocco) early October. Tour organiser (BMW) suggest taking a 'Camelbak'or similar so in hot climates you can take water as you ride.
However, with a full face helmet, gloves, and both hands occupied riding the bike, how can you do this?
I do have a Camelbak, and am thinking of removing the bladder and drinking tube and putting the bladder in my tank bag, with the tube outside the bag, so I dont have to have the thing on my back. Any comments?
What do you experienced bike tourers do about staying hydrated in hot climates?
When riding the dunes in southern Tunisia and the Western Desert in Egypt, I was emptying my 3L camelbak three or four times a day. I even ended up using rehydration solution in it for a few evenings when it was 50oC plus and I was camping in the desert.
I had a MULE bag for mine, which has a few cunning tricks to keep the pipe on your shoulder and within easy reach. I was using an MX lid, and found that it only took half a second with my left hand to pop the valve in my mouth; after a bit of drink I could just drop it and it would sit on my shoulder.
Worked perfectly, and the bag was big enough / small enough to carry a personal first aid kit, in case I was seperated from the bike and horribly injured. I also kept a bit of cash and some ID in there. I have used the bladder in other situations, without the bag, and wouldn't recommend it. They are actually suspended in the camelbak bags so they don't fold up & block the tube.
...so not worth putting it in the tank bag. Use a dedicated backpack, IMHO and experience. HTH
Also been thinking of taking my camelbak's bladder into a tank bag but I do now agree with POB that the baldder is suspended by the CB, nevert thought of having the bladder getting mangled in a tank bag. They are not really the strongest...had mine voiding its contents in interantional flight, not fun having 2 litres all over ....in a airplane.
But my follow up question is, where do one store the extra replacement fluids?
POB mentioned that he was filling up his three to four times a day, I am planning to go through Mozambique, Tanzania in February *(not as hot as where you guys have been, but will be in areas with little access to clean potrtable water for few days...
Where and in what containers do one strap on 15 litres of H2O, on top of all the other "#¤. Do you guys take water purifying gadgets with or what or do you just buy the water along the way...even if it is suspect?
I ussually end up with 3-4 bottles strapped to the back of bike and then its just tedious with the things shifting etc etc...?
Another comment/question....was in Mozambique a few years ago with my buddy, he was wearing full biking jacket, and I had a mesh summer jacket (just pads on sholders and back) and he actually suffered more of dehydration than me. But then when it started raining (fe days non stop) I was drenched and he was snugg as a dry bug...what do you do in these extreme hot areas, do you compromise on jacket and go for a decent jacket decent protection (with sstaying dry) or do you just use a summer mesh jacket andhave a nice cool ride and just get wet when it buckets?
Originally posted by shark74: HI, been wanting to post a similar post,
Do you guys take water purifying gadgets with or what or do you just buy the water along the way...even if it is suspect?
Water purifier gadget
Originally posted by shark74: Another comment/question....was in Mozambique a few years ago with my buddy, he was wearing full biking jacket, and I had a mesh summer jacket (just pads on sholders and back) and he actually suffered more of dehydration than me. But then when it started raining (fe days non stop) I was drenched and he was snugg as a dry bug...what do you do in these extreme hot areas, do you compromise on jacket and go for a decent jacket decent protection (with sstaying dry) or do you just use a summer mesh jacket andhave a nice cool ride and just get wet when it buckets?
Take a light nylon rain shell to wear over the mesh summer jacket, or go the Rukka Air Power / BMW ?? / Joe Rocket etc route, with a fitted goretex liner for the mesh jacket. I love my Rukka Air Power suit - cool mesh ventilation and goretex liners to keep me warm and dry. Works a treat. Tested on one trip across Canada in major downpour for several hours, rain heavy enough that trucks were pulling off the road, (NO leaks for either of us) and a few days later 33 deg C. with the mesh jacket and pants doing a great job of ventilating.
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