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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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TRAVEL Hints and TipsPost your TIPS to travellers - all the interesting little tidbits you learned on the road about packing, where to get stuff, and how to cope with problems. Please make sure the subject describes the tip clearly!
hello all i am about to pass on a tip that was given to me in the 70/s get a plastic box with a lid that seals my one come from mums tuppaware.
then get your clothes and put them in to the box.
half fill with water and a bit of liquid soap (i use washing up liquid) then put the lid on and strap to the bike i put my one on the rack at the back.
now heres the good bit leave it there all day and when you stop for the night just rinse off the clothes.
all the bouncing about all day gets them well clean
The best is a marine flares container. Heavy duty plastic, with a large diameter screw on lid. They're about 200mm square and 300mm tall so will pack well in a vehicle (or strap it on the roofrack so that the water heats up on a sunny day.
Anchor Supplies were selling them for a few quid. Check the rubber sealing ring is in good condition.
can also use a waterproof dry bag, make sure there is some air trapped in with the water, clothes and soap, then tuck under a strap and jiggle away..... using a dry bag means it packs away to nothing, and my clothes are kept in these anyway, one for clean, one for dirty.
Don't forget you can use your vehicle as a washing line..
For the totally independent, the lid of the Coleman stove makes a good washing vessel. But when you are forced to civilised habitation and the cunning hotel proprietor only gives Ya a cold tap on the sink and no plug,Why worry! There is the waste bin alternative, excellent for the larger items. I have noticed that some Hoteliers are get'in too smart, and the bin is a wire basket,and that makes it all too much trouble, but the desperate could line it with a bag.Another tip for the terminally frugal is to buy washing powder, often sold in a plastic bag and transfer it to a plastic drink bottle once opened. Also ,another cunning trick to despise the smart proprietor of washing deprivation, the lemonade bottle top will often plug a sink with an odd sized waste trap. wrap a plastic bag around if the fit is not too good But be careful, I have had occasions where the sink detaches it's self from the wall !!
Does this 'strap to your bike' only works for offroad?
Does the washing soap has to be liquid or is powder also good?
What do you mean by rinse?
I also read somewhere that u can use a small rollbag, maybe also an option.
On or off , your clothes will be clean by night fall
For sure the roll bag is the best option in my opinion, packs down really small when finished your washing cycle:thumbup1
What do you mean by rinse? To wash all the washing powder or liquid residue of the clothes, with water
As for drying a mesh bag that lets air pass trough will dry your clothes after washing them, just hang it of the back, letting the air dry them as you ride
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