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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Have been hovering on the fringes for a while but decided to take the plunge and post
I haven't ridden a motorbike for since 1995 but I have this absolute determination to go on a guided m/bike tour somewhere in Oz later this year or early 2013. I blame McGregor and Boorman.
I don't own a m/bike and I'm not sure I want to buy one (I live in Adelaide where the car drivers are truly lethal). So I am doing a basic Ridersafe course next week to test my nerves about being on a bike again. Then the advanced one a bit later.
But.... every tour company I have seen on the web says that I need a lot of recent motorbiking experience to join one of their tours. So I am in a catch22 situation. I can't get the experience without getting a m/bike but I don't want to buy a m/bike - I just want to go on a tour.
What do you think? Is it suicidal of me to even attempt to ride a 600cc after so long on the sidelines, or am I being a complete wuss?
I hung around in the wings for a while before joining HU as well. Got heaps of info from lots of people from all over, just as you will.
As far as the bike riding goes, well you wont know until you try. Up here in the Cairns region there are tourist off road trips where all you need is a bike licence and then thay do a quick assessment of your riding skills and put you with like skilled people. Maybe look for something like that down there.
I have to say that I reckon you would enjoy a tour more if you felt comfortable about your riding skills, and that requires practice. I found this to be true on a tour I did early last year in Thailand. Three of us from Oz were on the tour with a bunch of others and had a ball, but one of the guys was a little unnerved by the whole experience and found it rather stressful at first. To his credit, he did get going along quite well towards the end but did have a few prangs trying to keep pace with the others! So, it's a choice you have to make.
Besides - if you want to ride, having a bike you can climb on to any time is a heap of fun
hi like you i read the posts and watched a few people travelling and then joioned. I have a bike and love the freedom, do your refresher and you will decide if you want to get back into it again. You will get lots of positive feedback from this site and good ideas too.
The only way to gain the skills back is to ride, if you just do the tour thing and you have not ridden for a long time, it may put others that you ride with at risk.
Bikes have changed in the time you have not ridden and scare me when I ride newer models, it takes awhile to get use to them.
I also ride in Adelaide and yes there are more idiots out there than you think, but it makes you very situational aware.
Half of riding is Pre guessing what that idiot in front is going to do,the other half is avoiding them when they eventually make up their minds.
And I ride every day to work in Peak Hour.
Learning to ride again and cope with everything eles that the road throws up, takes time. I still have moments that make me pucker.
So Have some experience before you book the tour.
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