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.'
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'Lane-splitting' is riding between cars and is legal in some places (eg Victoria - if the cars are stopped) and not others (eg NSW). Two moving vehicles in the same lane (including bikes) is illegal everywhere as far as I am aware.
I am sure about 'Lane-splitting' being legal in Victoria.. As i got done for it.. , well acutually pulled over yelled at and held there for 1/2 hour, but no fine.. so it would be interesting to see what the law actually says..
and in Tassie they have made it legal a few years back for bicycles to tandem (two next to each other in a single lane).. and it has caused more then a few issues.. and i think it is stupid and dangerous as they can be moving so much slower then the flow of traffic and annoy people who then over take in dangerous situations.
I was having a discussion with someone from the US a week ago and I he informed me that filtering in traffic is a big no-no there.
I am curious as to how well filtering was received in other parts of the world?
Wow - the only other subjects I can think of that have as many different regional variations as filtering (lane-splitting) practices are, perhaps, the customs for tipping service staff in different countries, or the custom associated with raising a toast to others in different countries.
All I can say, based on 7 years of riding 100,000 KM in about 25 different countries, is to just sit there quietly until you have had a chance to observe what most of the local riders do and observe how the car drivers respond to them - then take your cue from the locals.
I have been in countries where the car drivers will always pull to one side of a lane or another to let motorcyclists proceed up the middle of congested traffic, and other countries where the drivers will deliberately and spitefully move together to block motorcyclists from proceeding simply because they are stuck in a traffic jam and they figure you should suffer along with them.
Customs can also vary quite a bit in the same place depending on circumstances. In some countries, motorcycles zipping forward to the front of a lineup at a traffic light, construction delay, or accident queue is totally accepted by the surrounding car drivers, because they know you will eventually be off like a bat out of hell and won't slow them down in any way. But, in the very same place, filtering forward through congested traffic (a traffic jam) will piss off the very same car drivers.
Personally, I don't think the critical issue is what the local legislation is, I think the critical issue is what the local customs are. The worst thing that can happen if I contravene local legislation is a ticket that bites my wallet. The worst thing that can happen if I contravene local customs is that I could get killed.
Personally, I don't think the critical issue is what the local legislation is, I think the critical issue is what the local customs are. The worst thing that can happen if I contravene local legislation is a ticket that bites my wallet. The worst thing that can happen if I contravene local customs is that I could get killed
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