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.
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This morning I toke the bike for a ride.... so I picked up my helmet, took the gloves out of it and (luckily) glanced in it just before I wanted to put it on my head.
Inside was a small (5 cm) scorpion. Not deadly, you don,t even get sick from it... but when it stings it hurts like hell for about 15 minutes, then it goes numb.
Now imagine what would hapen if you ride 100 km/hour and the little guy decides to sting you? I think now the sting could be lethal.
We all know to shake out your shoes (or boots), jacket, pants.... but also keep your helmet in a "insekt safe" place (how about a musquito-mesh bag with a zipper).
Since my helmet has many small air-vents (shubert) I still did not recover the little bastard.... (I know he is still in there somewhere)
Not sure if freezing wiil work i`m pretty sure they can survive minus temperatures. Try putting helmet in a cardboard box and seal up with tape then spray inside of box with with fly spray before folding top of box, this should keep the spray mist inside for long enough to kill the scorpion. The thought of one of those as a traveling companion is quite scary ! Remember to give the helmet a good airing before you ware it again.........marty
Do you really want to put your crash hat in a bucket of water ? this could cause damage to the helmet internals,glues etc, and you still dont know it`s dead, and if you use smoke to get it out your helmet will reek of smoke for ever more. I quite like the roach in a girlie scorpian dress idea though ! you could place the helmet in some sort of container that the scorpion canot climb, like glass,a fish tank for example, and suspend it so that when the scorpion needs to feed it will exit the helmet but not be able to climb back in to the helmet, a bit like a spider in your bath tub. That way you know for sure the little f***er is out. Could take a while though.
I decided to attack from two side's. It's a clasical battle-move... (and if it's not, it should be).
I put the helmet in a large bucket with water... and then started to read poetry.
First a moth came out one of the vents... but I think he liked the poetry... he settled down on the visor.
After I persuaded him to leave with a sharp knife (it was for the scorpion) I continued to read my poetry.
Just when I was sure there was no sign of life in there anymore..... the little bastard came crawling out.... it had tears in it's little eyes (and earplugs).
Again i used the knife... this time to give swimming lessons.
Now I am drying the helmet in the sun.... I put up a sign "no squaters"
I also found a solution for the future..... the little net my wife uses to wash her bra and panty's etc in the washing machine..... it's made of fine mesh and has a zipper......
And it even smeels nice
If your helmet has speakers, try bombarding it with an old "Micheal Jackson" tune. Just before he goes mad he will flee the helmet in search of the "off" button. Then you can squash him with a "Glitter Glove". Remember to wear earplugs so you don't go mad before he does.
When I woke up in the morning I too found a lethal enemy but not in my helmet, it was in one of my pockets of my pants.....It was the infamous" black naranya", one of the most venomous spiders in the world....so always check your pockets as well.
but I was in Bahir dar in Ethiopia, camping. LEft my glovres in the helmet in the tent vestibule... Went on a lovely cruise on the lake, chilled for 2 days.
When I went to pick up the helmet, a next of ternites had moved in. Into the helmet, gloves (right into the fingers). It was a pain to get rid of them as there was mud everywhere and they really seemed to like those fingers...
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