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!
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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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I didn't vote but in my case it's been an interchanging between sailboats, cars and motorcycles as the tool for travelling.
A bit unfair since I've been born into a family of sailors and was educated as a merchant sailor.
I would claim that sailboats will bring you even closer to nature forces and closer to the roots, to the philosophical understanding of life compared to motorcycles.
Motorcycles come in second for me.
However, my wife and I are more contend travelling the bike due to the ease of acces to remote areas compared to sailing boats.
And then there's the fact that sailboats takes 10 times more gold to buy and run compared to motorcycles.
Cars are just a sorry replacement to bikes and boats for us, except for veteran / vintage / special selected sports cars as they create some feelings of care, love and familiarity that even most modern bikes miss just like a veteran / vintage / special selected motorcycle can.
Does the name "Biker" have to be associated with HD ? nope or MC Gangs ?nope Biker is a name for one who lives to ride and rides to live, one whom has no need for training wheels, two wheels work just fine no need for four.
I Voted biker because that is and always will be where I come from.In around 1962 a biker bratt was spawned into this world to a very large family 70 full patched and around about the same number of wannabes.Same old life as all of the rest of the world with the biggest exception being very few owned a vehicle with more than two wheels.I have raised my children the same and they also have very little need for anything other than a motorcycle.I am now traveling all over the world ona MC been living on the roads and hiways for almost a year with no plans of ever returning to the starting point,Does this make me a MC Traveller ? Hmmm... Nope,I'm the same person that was labeled "Biker".
I have to ask what is the differences between biker and MC Traveller. My clothes are the same as everyone else's but I do not ride a HD,I used to ride my BMWs to the coffee shop almost daily but so did everyone else.Now that I escaped the rat race I still find myself going to coffee shops if they can be found.
Did I mention how I dislike in a very strong way the (Name,Term,Label,Association with HD) "Biker"
Was a frustrated biker / traveller for a long time! Watched LWR and it reached boiling point ! Could not afford either until recent years due to family commitments, starting business blah blah blah. I know for sure there are many more "wanabe" guys & gals around. It's tough but sometimes you have to put other people / things first. I guess it is tough when you can't do that too !
My luck changed. Kids older ( Don't do Mum & Dad Holidays) Work is okay.
I had to coerce my wife into the bike bit to start with, she will never ride herself but has loved every trip so far as pillion.
Just a shame life is 90% work 10% travel and not the other way.
I am with out a doubt a traveler with a passion for bikes.
For me bike overlanding is (to paraphrase Jack Sparrow -Pirates of the Caribbean 2003):
..."The entire wo'ld. Wherever we want to go, we'll go. That's what a BIKE is, you know. It's not just wheels and a seat and a engine and a couple of panniers, that's what a bike NEEDS but what a bike is... what the Anubis really is... is freedom."
For me it is simple.. I love travel and will do it anyway i can. I love bikes. so the combination of the two is simply perfect. But as other have said. If i could only travel by "other mean" I would still travel. I hope to never stop riding or traveling..
Traveller, by whatever means fits best.
I guess I have this need to see around the next corner, what its like to be there.
My roadtrips have always been on 4wheels, (except western France on a pushbike,) just cos its been easier that way, but I can see how 2 could be more fun. The 4 wheels covers ground, carries food and provides a place to sleep but its the journey that I'm there for not the driving.
I like to travel on foot, I get to some beautiful places, sometimes I could be the first person ever to have stood there (or thats how it feels) and theres time to look around and really see..but not so practical for really big distances!
For work each summer I walk 1200km and around 120000m of vertical gain/descent, its amazing how much ground you can cover, with time..
On ski or snowshoes, better than foot in the snow, beautiful, enjoyable, something magic sometimes making your own track, frost crystals sparkling..you get to places you never could by machine, the world looks pristine, silent
I've done short trips by snowmobile and 4WD both also a lot of fun in their own way too.
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