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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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Any thoughts on carrying that vital stuff that keeps us alive, water. Last year I met a fellow on the Plenty Highway in Northen Territory, Australia, riding a motor scooter with about 500km to the closest town, his water supply seemed rather limited given the small motorcycle he was riding. How does the average motor cyclist have the safe amount of water on hand and how is this replenished in arid areas? I believe the minumum safe intake of water is between 3 and 5 liters per day. How does the rider carry enough water for any more than a few days?Chris
On the road you see lots of varieties of water transport ;-) One guy had strapped a 1 1/2L bottle on a home-made rack just above his pistons (Beemer flat twin). I suppose that would come close to preparing water for a tea-break... Another idea was a rack fastened to the cockpit with a bottle-holder left & right of the headlight made for the standard 1 1/2L bottles.
Another good idea was where a guy removed one of the mufflers on his 650 BMW (two are absolutely silly on a single :-() and fitted a water tank instead. Additionally he had fitted two plastic tubes onto the frame behind the front wheel: the top (smaller) tube for tools and the bottom (larger diameter) as water tank. I usually carry a 10-L and a 2-L waterbag for these purposes plus my 3-L Camel Bak.
Hi I have water in the lowest room (compartement?) in my Oxford tank bag, it fits a 10 L waterbag, and then I carry aditional litters around. It gives better ballance on the bike, instead of carrying everything at the back, which is where I carry extra fuel
I wear a 2 Lt Camelbak. I have often put 1 lt bottles in my tank paniers and have two, 4 Lt MSR water bags that I can fill as needed. They can be strapped just about anywhere. That takes care of me in the US southwest deserts, Baja etc. I have never run out, however, like petrol, I never pass a water point without filling up when traveling off piste or in remote areas I am not familiar with.
Water and gas are two things I actually watch carefully (not much for mechanical stuff). I always where my camelback and make sure there is at least some water. I also have a water bag that I sometimes fill with water or ice. The only problem is that it can get heavy.
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
I remove the bladder from the back pack and put it in the tank bag with the drink tube hanging out. This allows drinks on the fly, weight further forward and no stress on the back muscles with the weight of 2 litres plus of water.
I rode the Plenty Highway back in April 2001, sure is remote, seem to remember that it was 265miles from Tobermoray to Gem Tree just for fuel, only saw one to two vehicles each day.
I carried 13 ltrs of water, 10 ltrs in a plastic can strapped to the passenger seat and the rest in Pop bottles in the top box, not the best 'solution' !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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