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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There is a motorcycle travel tale I do not want to get deep into about a sidecar, the owner being a gun waving drug dealing addict named Head who weighed about three hundred stinking pounds, and his girlfriend, a friendly Latino stripper/working lady in Chicago named Si Si (for “Yes Yes”). It is a bad motorcycle adventure story, XXXX rated, involving a thug and makes little sense, just like how I was living at the time.
Both Head and Si Si have long passed over to what some describe as The Other Side. The memories of my first sidecar riding travels with them are ugly or blurred. What bubbles to the surface is Si Si being not afraid of Head even though he beat her up whenever he was drunk, high, or stoned, which he was every day.
What Si Si was afraid of was riding in the sidecar when Head was driving whether he was stoned, slammed, high or hung over. The basis of her fear was she might live if Head crashed or left the sidecar smashed on the back of a car, truck, bus or telephone pole he was passing.
What does make sense when looking back and reflecting on my meeting Si Si in her work mode, is how wild and weird Head became when stumbling upon us she and I gazing at each other. Head demanded we (making the demand with his gun) “go for a ride” with him that lasted three fright-filled days and nights.
Head had been nicknamed by the local bad guy bikers for his passing out while driving, his forehead falling forward onto the center of the handlebars and smacking his helmetless head on the top of the steering head in the middle of the handlebars. Head’s head always had what looked like black and blue golf balls on the forehead, some mixed with the colors of yellow and red. This was a time long before helmets were required.
On my first sidecar adventure tour while being the monkey, when Head passed out it was my task or that of Si Si riding behind Head, to grab the handlebars to gain control of the motorcycle sidecar outfit and try to keep us from crashing. That adventure was how I discovered travel in a sidecar, life on the edge while being in a sidecar “chair” or “bucket,” also known as being the monkey.
Since those days when Head forced Si Si and I to go on that wild tour I have not given up on sidecars. I owned several, driven them in Europe and the USA and more recently crawled in and out of the buckets of several sidecar outfits in Asia.
Three places recounting my ongoing motorcycle adventure in these potential rolling coffins can be found at the links below but a WARNING is offered: “Not reading or viewing for those easily offended by non-politically correct opinions, references to the three letter word that starts with S, ends with X and has an E in the middle, or those that take themselves too seriously.”
I have read and or listened to numerous tales by others about driving sidecars or being a passenger. One of the more interesting was the story about the first couple to drive a sidecar outfit (Henderson motorcycle and self-made sidecar) from coast-to-coast across the USA, starting May 24, 1913. That adventure, made by husband LeRoy (driver) and wife Gertrude Snodgrass (passenger), cannot be re-created today. The same applies to their fears, nearly 100 years ago, which were far from my fears, and were also quite different from those of Si Si.
Several long distance motorcycle sidecar outfits have been wandering the globe, some with a monkey. Have my fears of Three Wheels To Terror been shared by other passengers riding in a bucket?
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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