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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Just read "Long Way Round", tale of Ewan McGregor & Charlie Boormans recent worldtrip.
Interesting but unlike several other books I've read recently, I did not feel as if I was there with them for most of the trip?
Their mechanical knowledge seemed extremely limited, perhaps as a result of having full 4x4 back up with personal tool chests & Digital Torque Wrenches & BMW mechanics flying out to repair/replace fried Servo/ABS boxes?
One of my biggest disappointments. I found it very boring except for a few select part. There are a couple of sections where you see Che coming to the realization that radical change is needed. Haven't seen the movie, but this could be a case where the movie is better than the book, because it is what Che sees throughout S.A. that transforms him.
Just finished Road Fever by Tim Cahill on the recommendation from someone at a HU meeting. It's not a motorcycle book, but a high speed record breaking run from tierra del Fuego to Purdhoe Bay. A good read with lots of humor (especially about border crossings) and some insightful comments.
The movie "The motorcycle diaries" is fantastic! I give it four stars. Che´s sidekick Alberto steals the show, he is hilarious. I highly recommend it. They got the bike right too, looks original and sounds right.
Note to all - we've added a stack of new books to our books pages. More to come too. If you're looking for motorcycle/travel books, that's the place to start. (Link on left, under Trip Planning) And of course, if you start looking through Amazon from one of our Amazon links, we get a small piece of whatever you buy, (all Amazon stuff, books, cds electronics etc!) and it doesn't cost you anything more, so we really appreciate it when you do!
I read a great book by a woman describing her ride with her girlfriend from England to South Africa in the 1930s. They took a trailer and, if I recall, a sidecar too. Right across the Sahara, pushing it most of the way. Amazing acheivement.
It was from that era when the empire threw up rich British explorers determined to bring tea with milk, cucumber sandwiches and the Scottish Light Regiment to all parts of the globe. Terrific stuff.
As reding MCtravel books is one of my pleasures. i have got quite a lot of them. i made my list of the ten-best-inspiering MC travel books:
1)Ted Simon - jupiter travels
2)Robert Edison Fulton-one man caravan
3)Ed Culberson - obsessions die hard
4)Danny Liska - two wheels to adventure
5)Dave Barr - riding the edge
6)Ernasto Che Guevara- the motocycle diaries
7) Werner Bausenhart-all 4 books on his mc travels
8)Jonny Bealby - running with the moon
9)Neil Peart-ghost rider
10)Tereesa Wallach-the rugged road
just close to the be in that list:
- Noch Miyake-purple mountains
- E.mecgregor&C.Boorman(shadow writer)-long way round
- Keith thye-moto raid
- Andres Carlstein-odyssey to ushuaia
- Ted Simon - riding high
- Helge Pedersen-10 years on 2 wheels
*a good trip but somethig did't work with writing the story:
- Gim Rogers-investment biker
- Jerry Smith - into the heart of africa
- Piet W Boonstra- motorcycling stories
- Gary Paulsen - pilgrimage on a steel ride
my best useful books:
- Chris Scott - MAH books(just orderd 5th eddition)
- Dr.Gregory W Frazer - most of what he writes.
- Clement Salvadori
"Votre Web Scribe se demande parfois ce qu'est devenue Anne-France DAUTHEVILLE, frèle et charmante jeune fille, qui se lança dans un rallye mondial au guidon d'une bicylindre 850 GUZZI, qui pesait bien trois fois son propre poids ... !
Eh bien, elle en vint à bout, et en écrivit les péripéties dans un livre intitulé "Une Demoiselle sur une Moto", publiée chez Flammarion.
Puis, peu de temps après, plus sagement montée sur une petite 125 Japonaise, elle récidiva, et nous offrit: "Et j'ai suivi le vent ... " (Un titre qui a toujours fait rêver mon côté marin breton à voile)
Depuis Anne-France DAUTHEVILLE a écrit bien d'autres livres tous aussi succulents, qui ne roulent plus à moto, mais qui méritent eux aussi les heures que vous passerez à les lire."
Guys, Please find below, some more titles of Motorcycling / travel related books that I have collected.
Some are already mentioned in the posts above and some are new.
Hope this is useful.
Here is the list of books you requested:
1. 4WD driving skills : a manual for on and off road travel
by Widman, Vic.
Call #: 629.22042
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Pub Date: 2001.
2. Africa by road : 4WD, motorbike, bicycle, truck
by Shackell, Charlie.
Call #: 916.0433
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides ; Globe Pequot Press,
Pub Date: c2001.
7. Flying blind, flying safe : the former Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation tells you everything you need to know to travel safer by air
by Schiavo, Mary.
Call #: 363.12/456/0973
Publisher: Avon Books,
Pub Date: c1998.
8. France : on the road
Call #: 914.40484
Pub Date: 2000.
11. Half way 'round (talking book) a travel diary
by Radford, Drew.
Call #: 910.944
Publisher: ABC Enterprises,
Pub Date: c2002.
13. Have wheels will travel (H)
by Mazer, Anne
Pub Date: 2004
14. Inspiring adventures overseas : special interest travel
by Armstrong, Kate
Call #: 338.4791
Publisher: Global Exchange,
Pub Date: 2002.
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