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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I stumbled upon this book recently. It says 4th edition, but I have never seen a guide by Bradt called "Africa Overland" before. Is this perhaps the updated version of the famous "Africa by road" book(which is badly outdated by now)? It is very recent: july 2005
The book was in a plastic cover so I could not look into it. Anybody got it?
I might be interested in buying it if it contains similar, but correct, info as africa by road.
This book is a bit lightweight for real independant travel. I think Chris Scott's book is very good, (better than Tom Sheppard's book - Vehicle Dependent Expeditions which is just too LandRover heavy).
Search the web for the diaries of people who've done it/ or are doing it.
I have to agree with Jeremy,
CS has it well covered.
In those boring work moments leading up to departure (as you reduce the work load) it's very useful to learn from other peoples mistakes/experiences. www.africa-overland.net regroups a lot of travelogs.
You could even download the sites for later consultation on the road with one of those little freeware programs.
Have only flicked though it myself but I talked to someone the other day who'd just bought the new edition - having had the previous one - and they were disappointed that very little appeared to have been updated.
But, considering the nature of the area it has to cover, that book is never going to be up to date enough. Must say 16 quid for 300pp is a bit much too. Luckily we have the internet...
>>BTW, I ordered the desert driving cd last week, but apparently is out of stock. There goes my christmas present ;-(
Well you may as well cancel Xmas now and send the reindeer back out to pasture - but think ahead to the New Year when DD2 is out! Click the cover on my website - there's a competition for free copies. (just give me a couple of mins to think one up)
>>And we all bought your book ;-)
Santa, unleash the champagne, pronto!
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