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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Genius... just found this thread after my little weekend training run ready for Russia, how to solve the problem of wet undies - first post is spot on until the 'put them back on and they dry in no time' :-)
Loving the photo of the washing line above - he he.
Seriously though... simple thing like drying a tea towel... other than strapping it to the bike somewhere there has to be another way...
Sorry, this is getting quite nerdy about a very mundane topic but:
When doing non-bike travelling I've taken to packing washing powder in two or three nested small polythene bags. I use bags rather than a rigid container because they are flexible and the packet gets smaller as the powder is used.
The bags are rather fragile though which is fine if you have fixed base but would not stand up to repeated repacking and stuffing in luggage.
Anyone got any better ideas?
How do longer term travellers deal with washing powder/liquid as they buy it en route given the relativley small space available (even a small packet is quite big in the panniers)
or: do you just use ordinary hand soap, shampoo, washing-up liquid or something else?
Small (1 x 2 inch, 1 oz foil packages of liquid laundry detergent. I don't find them very often, but when I do, I stock up. I find it in the travel section at the market. 1 pack does a sink full of clothes. If I'm out, I do the powder route. I also try and only carry synthetic based clothing. If I have the time, a good soak before washing gets considerably more dirt out.
Now this is getting even further off topic, but here goes.
As a kid when we went fishing and actually caught fish, we did the following. On the return journey home we used to load all the smaller fish into a mesh bag (we call 'em onion bags in Orstralia) and drag them behind the boat on a rope at cruising speed. By the time you get back to port, all the scales have been removed by the action of the bag in the boats wake.
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I reckon the best travelling light tactic is to take 2 sets of clothes, wear set A for one day, then set B for 2 then set A for 3 then set B for 5, A for 8 and so on - that way you are always getting changed into clothes that are cleaner than the ones you are wearing. The same theory could be applied to only one set by turning them inside out on the same schedule.
It helps if you are travelling alone through unpopulated areas though!
I put my dirty clothes in my panniers add water and soap, seal lid and go down the worst bumpy road I can find = wash cycle. I then make camp and use each avail end of my hammock lines as a clothes line.
Those little drop in pre-measured soaps are great, and so is a valve at the bottom of your panniers
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