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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The title may sound a bit odd, but the problem was real. Two years ago I went for a ride from the UK down to Monaco; I was carrying the cash for the return part of the trip in a leather money belt/holder thing around my waist, along with my V5 and insurance.
Man it was hot, very very hot, for the whole holiday. When I got down to Monaco and after I’d done the F1 tunnel I stopped at the harbour and found I needed some more funds, so I got out my return stash. When I got the cash out I S**T myself the cash was in a bad way, so bad the colours of ink were starting merge with each other, and the notes had stuck together with all the moisture caused by me sweating like a bush pig.
What I found odd was I never had any problems spending the cash on that coffee I needed, I figured if had problems I could MAYBE get it replaced at a bank. My V5 and insurance papers had to be replaced when I got home, that’s how bad it was.
When I go on my big ass ride I’m going to be taking a lot more cash than I had on a two week holiday. Anybody had anything like this happen to them? How or what do you wrap your money in? Greased cooking paper then cling film? What kinds of bum bags do people use?
Very simple and cheap....
This is what i use,
get an old bicycle tube, cut it up
into to strips big enough for the notes
fold over the ends and gaffer tape.
thats it and hide where every you want,
believe me this works Ive used it on me last two
I had a similar problem when backpacking in SE Asia a few years ago. Even my passport was getting ruined.
I found the plastic ziplock sandwich bags perfect - put the money inside the ziplock and the ziplock inside a money belt. They are also good as you can put a designated amount in each bag so you don't need to pull out all your money each time. I use them for a variety of things when camping as well.
Even better now I have a money belt that goes over my shoulder and neck like a tote bag, only inside my shirt/jacket - very safely concealed and doesn't get sweaty.
I was also given a good tip once (sorry if this is obvious to all, but it wasn't to me at the time) - have a small amount of money in your pocket in a wallet/purse as well so if you get robbed/mugged you can pull out your "money" and hand it over straight away, and if you get pick pocketed it's not a huge loss.
BTW not a problem if you come to Australia - we have plastic money which is awesome for longevity, especially if you wash your jeans after a big night out on the town and forget that you put the change from the ATM or Kebab shop in your pocket at 3am! (Now a number of countries are contracting out their money printing to the Australian Mint)
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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