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Whether you're a pro shooter or just taking family pics of your vacation, we all have a common problem. Where do we carry our cameras to ensure that they are safe but are easily accessible?
Lisa and I have been battling this little issue since the start of our trip back in 2003. When we're off the bikes we're usually carrying a ruck sack, another bag, torch (that's flashlight to our American friends :-)) or we're just busy doing something else, that isn't camera friendly. All this means is that when a photo opportunity pops up, we usually miss it, because by the time we've pulled the camera from the bag or untangled the neck strap and slung the camera from over our shoulder, well, the opportunity has gone and the shot's been missed.
A chance meeting as we were heading out of the main entrance of the New York City Convetnion Ventre, on the last day of the PhotoPlus Expo, intorduced us to Spider Camera Holster. Check out the little video below, I think you'll be impressed.
I know it's cliche but even after using this brilliant bit of gear for just a few days, we're hooked, excuse the pun. Having our camera's so readily available but at the same time, having our hands free and not having to deal with a cricked-neck from having to lift one shoulder all day to stop the camera strap from slipping,well, it's a game changer.
Update: 28th Jan 2020
Well, this is great news. Spider Holster contacted us to say they liked the little video we put together. As a thank you they gave us a special "2RideTheWorld DISCOUNT code" which we're passing onto you. Just enter the coupon code:
RideWithSpider20 (not case sensitive)
...and you'll recieve an additional 20% off anything you order. They'll also throw us a few bucks,which we'll mean you've helped us ride a few more miles down the road. Now that's a win,win, right!
A few days ago, Lisa answered an email from a rider asking about the safety of riding the length of Africa (both east and west coasts) with his girlfriend and just yesterday another email came in from another rider with a similar question. it looks like Africa has everyone's attention right now.
In case anyone else is contemplating heading to Africa I thought I'd post up Lisa's reply here.
Africa has a special place in our hearts and is still our favourite continent in terms of riding, sheer beauty and raw experience so we'd love to hear from you, in the comments below if any of our advice is out of date or plain wrong.
Hi, thanks for your question re riding Africa At the moment I would not recommend riding the west coast of Africa with your girlfriend. You would have great difficulty crossing through Mali - Nigeria- etc. A nationwide state of emergency is in place in Mali and has been since Oct 2019.
Morocco- is fine and great to ride but heading further south is currently risky.
The same goes for the north-east. Visas are difficult for Egypt, Sudan and impossible for most countries to obtain for South Sudan- you would be best to check on your countries foreign office advice for these areas. Our UK office advises against all travel to many parts of Egypt and Sudan and advises no travel to South Sudan. Simon and I are not travelling in these areas of Africa due to the current tensions.
Remember if your foreign office advises against all travel and/or all but essential travel, all your insurances, medical etc, would be invalid in those areas.
south of Africa - ie South Africa- Botswana - Tanzania - Kenya (but not the coast of Kenya) Uganda are all do-able but care should still be taken.
Our advice is that it's currently not a good idea. Ride Morocco then ride the south of Africa. feel free to ask further advice. kind regards
CONGRATULATIONS to Publisher ADVMoto - FAR-RIDER Adventures Comic is going to print
Congratulations to our long time friends Publisher ADVMoto for reaching 130% of their FAR-RIDER Comic Kick-starter goal. If you've heard about this unique publications then great, if not let me catch you up.
From The Publisher - Love Adventure? Help Far-Rider Make History!
Far-Rider: Moto Adventures (Far-Rider) is the original adventure motorcycle comic. A 36 page full color book which follows Scott Parson as he explores himself and the world through riding. Created and published by ADVMoto Magazine, the world's oldest and independent adventure motorcycle publication, Far-Rider brings the amazing triumphs and tragedies of adventure to everyone, whether they ride or not. If you've ever wondered what it's like to "give up" a "stable" life for the great-unknown, Far-Rider is for you!
Maybe you're stuck at work tapping a keyboard, struggling to motivate yourself, or just feeling stuck in a rut and in need of a little entertainment and inspiration, then the new FAR-RIDER comic could be just what you need.
As a kid I grew up reading comics. They let my imagination soar and excited me in ways that other books didn't. So, yeah I'm a comic fan and a big supporter of what Carl Parker and the ADVMoto crew have envisioned, collaborated on and now soon to be produced. Let's face it, It takes huge effort and a massive amount of perseverance to take any idea and push it all the way to becoming a finished product that you can hold and enjoy. That's a pretty good reason why in an age of procrastination that I think the FAR-RIDER project is deserving of our combined support.
Speaking of support, there's a few of the industries heavy-hitters who've lent their name and support to these unique project including Twisted-Throttle, Mosko-Moto and Wolfman Luggage
Perhaps, you're simply looking to be entertained and inspired? If your ready for something totally unique then why not head over to Kick-starter.com and help FAR-RIDER reach their extended goals.
Travel and adventure inspires people in a thousand different ways and the new Far-Rider Adventure Comic is a wonderfully creative step, produced by people with a real passion for the ADV Community.
So, why not drop by their Kick-starter.com page and check out the full story. Just click the kick-starter badge!