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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Can't answer that one Julio, but can add that reflective tape - available in all colours including black - also makes a big difference at night. A few strips on the sides well worthwhile, that's where you're hardest to see, as well of course lots at the back. I have a red fluorescent strip for day and a reflective strip for night on the back of my mirrors - really stands out.
Add LED flashing brake light, and additional LED taillights, and you're about as good as you're going to get.
What do you hear most? "Sorry, didn't saw you comming...". Seldom the biker is the who didn't see oncomming traffic.
So for me too it is all about making sure I am being noticed and that it is easier to get an idea about the speed I am riding.
* 2 Halogene foglights front
* 1 fog light on the tail end
* 2 little extra break light
My next jacket (to be ordered soon) will be flashy red. Helmet hell red! ....
One remark, I have noticed that there are big quality differences inbetween stripings. The ones we have in the firestation are great (sometimes we look like break dancers with the flashing bleu lights at night ;-). But the ones you buy in the warehouse are crap...
So wich brand is ok? How can I recognise a decent striping?
PS: the reason why it is so hard to make a judgement about the speed of a motorbike is because there is only 1 light-point. If there are 2 or three that form "a line" it becomes a lot easier for other people on the road to get an idea how fast you'll be up close and personal. I have noticed a big difference with the 2 fog lights in front. A total of 3 lightpoints always on.
A good jacket for visability is available from Hein Gericke, its comes in red, black or high viz yellow, I do about 600 mles a week and wear it every day, the front is not as bright as it was but it stll stands out, I used to use hi viz vests but always ended up loking like batman when the velco came undone. The hien gericke is the best for viz and weatherproofing
I found the biggest problem is cars driving so fast that they do not realise that you are not part of the car infront and then have to slam on the breaks before nearly tail ending you.
SOLAS-grade reflective tape is probably the most visible. I believe that 3M makes some but there are others. SOLAS is a standard used in marine safety. Can be found at most marine shops and some at Aerostich too, I believe. Applying some on the back and sides of your bike will make a huge difference.
I see that Aerostich make a Hi-Vis jacket in the Darien range, and I have been "navel-gazing" over the decision of do I really want to wear one, I guess my question is does anyone out there own/tried the jacket and is it effective?
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