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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July & August in the southwestern USA/northern Mexico bring temperatures well above 100*F (sometimes not dropping below 100 for a month or more), but with very low humidity. At this point, the air blast is like opening the oven door on a roast; it becomes less comfortable to have mesh or open vents on your riding gear. Also, sweat will rapidly evaporate from your skin, and you won't even know you're sweating all of the liquid out of your body. Watch the shade of your urine at rest stops. If it is anything but clear, drink more water.
The temperatures are also regulated by altitude. The Colorado Plateau is a geologically uplifted landmass that is roughly centered on the intersection of the AZ/UT/CO/NM borders. It contains high deserts country, which is just as dry as the lower desert, but can be cooler by 10 or more degrees F. Fortunately the Colo Plateau also contains some of the visual, geological and cultural gems of the southwestern US: Grand Canyon, southern Utah's "red rock country", Mesa Verde in Colorado, and the beginnings of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico.
I rode from Guadalajara straight North yesterday and at one point the temp got up to 45 degrees C, or over 113 F. It was well over 40C (104+F) most of the way. Luckily I ride with a mesh ventilated jacket, but I was still boiling.
Contrary to all of the above posts and to my own expectations.....I just rode up through Central America, Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Idaho and Montana. Temps on the Central American/Mexican coast were hot and humid with rain every day cooling things down. Into the highlands to escape the heat--still afternoon downpours, but cooler all around.
Through the southwestern deserts--hot during the day, but again rain most days cooling things off, and surprisingly humid whether or not it was actually raining. Note that humidity is all relative, and "humid" in Utah is nothing like as brutal as "humid" in Panama. At low elevations temps in the shade ran up into the lower 100's (40C), which was tolerable as long as I was moving. Higher elevations, which includes most areas, were basically fine. Rain was at times blindingly intense, with as much lightning as I've ever seen in my life.
Worst heat was in lower-elevation Nevada and Idaho, which is also where the landscapes are most boring. Still, I saw only upper 90's and lower 100's (35-40C), which is not so had given lower relative humidity.
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