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.
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I know most if not all western european countries require a helmet .But what are the restrictions as to what type of helmet I need to use ? like the D.O.T. laws in the states and do they vary between countries?Any info would be helpful, thanks
Most european country's folow the "E" type aprovement. Usualy for a motorcycle this is from "E4" and up.
But... No one, and I mean NO ONE will ever check this. It is only for comercial use.
The police will check if you were a helmed suited for motorcycle use. So everything made for motorised tranportation is OK. (for the law)
...But be carefull with your head, you only have one.... and it's not alowed to drive a motorbike without a head (course you can't fit the helmed)
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In clear words: In all (read ALL) western european countries a helmet is mandatory. Forget DOT ECE and others, buy a modern,safe and up to date model. No soup bowls like the harley folks, no open face helmet, no tinted visor or other fancy but unsafe stuff. A full face like an Arai, BMW Evo 4, Nolan, Shoei what ever. Protection is the key word: from weather, insects and most of all impacts. With a working ventilation system, noise reduction and a wide vision angle. A clear shield and bring your sunglasses instead. BUT! Don´t forget the safety gear! Leather or Gore-Tex with shells, gloves, boots, kidney belt or spin protector. Entendido Hombre?
I work as a fireman on the ambulance in Belgium. I have had lots of discussions with people about protective clothing and the helmet.
Those riding around in T-shirt always end up with the fact that it is their choice and their body and blablabla....
I can ensure you, summer season here mains daily having to go and help a biker that took a fall or was hit by a car.
If you chose to save money on your protection then do so, but realise that your changes when you hit the tarmc are being reduced to zero. If you survive we can litteraly scrape you of the tarmac.
It frustrates me like hell and I feel little sorry for those that fall without approriate protective clothing. It is, as they say themselve, their choice.
Get smart, protect yourselve and survive in one piece! Get a descend helmet and appropiate clothing.
I was riding last year in Greece (2 up). There you can see riders wearing T shirts bare footed bare heads, riding a super bike 200km on highways. so what? Greece's driving culture was new to us (and eaven if not)so we were fully dressed and protected. we servived to falls, and hade no problem.
Use the best you can afford starting with the helmet.
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