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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has anyone ever travelled with a guitar on the bike ? planning my own big trip in afew years time i would like to hear from anyone who has done this . i am thinking of taking a small travel sized guitar ,partly because i just need to play every day ,and it would be a great way to pass the time when i am stuck somwhere ,also might come in handy if i end up broke ,i could always start busking on a few django reinhardt tunes .
mr moto, I bought a small guitar (but not the backpackers size) in Mexico for similar reasons - something to keep my mind from going mushier than it already is, and I am having fun learning how to play. I have a soft case, over which I put two garbage bags, one from either end to protect from water and dust. Over that two more bags, the big burlap ones (mine were from 20 kgs of carrots). This budle I wrap with one bungee cord.
This whole assembly is bungeed with two cords to the back of my dry back, which in turn sits just behind me on the bike.
It can occasionally be a pain to unload, load, etc, but generally, it has been good to have along. If I was a better player, I would learn more of the local songs and lyrics. Its a good conversation piece here in South America, and many people can play, which is great for striking up conversations. I would consider a smaller, backpacker style if I were to do it again.
hi rene , happy new year , i was sure i saw a picture of a BMW F650 with a guitar on the back somwhere on the net ,it was you ! i just read your latest diary entry on your website , the guitar is busted ? merde !!! i hope you will keep playing as you travel the world ,and good luck with your journey ,i will be following your story on your website from now on .
I've carried a 3/4 size Pignose electric guitar (battery, built in speaker, bloody great) from London to Nouakchott on the back of me Dommie. It comes with a softish bag and I just bungee it across all the other crap. It survived the bike being chucked into some rocks in the desert, unlike me - broken collarbone and ribs.
(tstories/fitzpatrick for story!)
Location: Bouncing between Sacramento and Portland.
I just finished a lap round Australia with a banjo on my small bike. No problems. I wrapped the soft case in a tarp and rolled it up. I've gone from 45 Celsius w/ 90% humidity to mild dry areas without the neck warping. And it's a cheap 5 stringed banjo.
I wish I had more time to play it. I'm trying to learn how to fingerpick.
Trying to ride (and work) my way round the world on a 1965 Ducati 250cc. Australia, New Zealand and Japan are first. http://nokilli.com/rtw/
Anyone travelled with a large Eastern European piano accordion? Is a hard case absolutely necessary or can I save weight by putting it in a gunny-sack? Am also considering bringing a tuba in case I have time to learn. Anyone know any tuba teachers in Patagonia?
I'm thinking of taking the London Symphony Orchestra with me on my RTW and am (reluctantly) begining to think that it might be wiser to leave the Grand Piano behind, I believe they can be a handfull off road. Anyone had any success with bigger wheels and knoblies on them?
my freind has invented a slick hard case saddlebag for your bike hes sold a few and they are supposed to be really cool looking and functional .hes working on a website but for now his phone number is 616-485-6940 his name is mark zickefoose(foose).....if you call please tell him that larry kowalski sent ya thanks ...hope this will help you with what appears to be a bigger problem than i had ever thought of...lol
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