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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not about bikes and can't remember who it is by but 'The bone man of Benares' had a bigger impact on me than any other travel book I have read. funny but also tragic, it goes deep into the psychology of travel. if it doesn't bring a tear to your eye you really are a heartless bxxxxxx!!
also the perfect vehicle by melissa holbrook peterson. about her love of motorcycling, guzzies in particular and the occassional man! a companion story for women, an eye opener for men.
The Bone man of Benares is by Terry Tarnoff, who did the hippy trail thing back in the '70s I think. Truly fabulous despite the lack of bikes. I'm halfway through "Mondo Enduro" and it's brilliant! Really don't-want-it-to-end-good.
I got it to pass the time while I recover from surgery and I'm almost scared to read it in case I split my stiches laughing!
I didn't think "Lois on the Loose" was available yet? Of to Amazon then, the excerpts in the AMH were hilarious.
This is an interesting book if you're a beginner - if youre more experienced you'll like reading it but wont learn much. The price is way too high in the UK; I bought it and found it wasn't worth the £16. I should have spent the money on petrol instead. Chris Scott's Adventure M/Cycling is a much better buy.
Despite his travels, Greg says that laws in other countries like Venezuela are based on Napoleonic laws where you are guilty till proved innocent. I refute this. There is an occasional patronising thread throughout, but he has a good attitude to bike travel, and is healthily immune to the hysterical "latest model" mania which is so current.
It is a US book, so there is a lot of space given to those lumbering giant rolling armchairs of bikes which are so common there.
I haven't sen this one mentioned. It's by an collage English proffessor that ride BMW's mostly around North America. Not so much a trip report as a lifelong rememerance.
Not for the politiclly correct movement.
Just enjoyed Lois' book also - hope it does well for her.
Has anyone read The Longest Ride: My Ten-Year 500,000 Mile Motorcycle Journey
by Emilio Scotto?
Sort of Danny Liska on a Gold Wing - looks kind of interesting.
I didnt know it was published - I only saw a bit (perhaps it was an extract)which had been automatically translated - it was quite amazing, but through the crazy translation, a good text tried to shine through.
see under for more details (in french sorry) :
translation link : Language Tools
"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."
I read the book Lois on the loose, its fantastic. Really witty and shows the differences in cultures with humor.
It's also the reason I found this fantastic site, there is a link to it on her Homepage.
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