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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What started as a chilhood dream is slowly turning into reality, To Drive across the Baltic Sea!! With a little work we have found our route but all pending on the weather, Leaving Sometime in December 2008 We plan to drive across four ice roads linking islands off Estonia, Our Vehicle is a Discovery 300 TDi,1994,
I'm sure we will have loads of pit falls but a load of fun on the way, anyone wishing to join us then you are very welcome
Don't want to distress you but sometime winters in Estonia are not enough cold for opening ice roads between islands.
In example last winter (2006/2007) only 2 ice roads were open: from mainland to Saaremaa and Vormsi. Other roads to Hiiumaa and Kihnu were closed. Year before was better (after many years) and we could take even the road to Kihnu with bikes. There have been years ice roads were not open at all. So it all depends on weather conditions.
Usually the coldest winter month in February and warmest is December. So I woulds suggest to leave this trip in January or February, not December. Anyway this year no ice roads are open yet, we haven't have any cold yet
Janc, Thanks very much for the information this is the sort of stuff we are looking for, Its seems very difficult to pin down anyone who can give us any details on the ice roads!!! ie weight limits ect?? We will be leaving late January 2009 to give us half a chance but we are travelling open minded so if the weather is agaist us there is always other years
Once again thanks
Adi / Dinah; ps Any other information would be wonderfull
There is a TV programme running in the UK at present which is about the ice roads in Canada - travelling on about 2 feet (600mm) of ice, but obviously this is somewhat variable, 5-6 wheel trucks are carrying loads of up to 17 tons.
The road itself has a "highway authority" responsible for maintaining the running surface and assessing the strength etc and then advising the truckers about what is a safe load - maybe it is the same in the Baltic?
A question for Janc
Could you please give us an update on the weather situation up your way?? I know 2009 is a fair way off but we keep hearing reports that the weather is really mild up in Estonia and no ice roads have formed so far in 2008, Many thanks
Ok thanks for that, Then can you try harder for 2009 We will continue with the plans and see what happens, we plan to leave February 2009 and which ever way we cross we plan to have a ball!!
The Baltic ice road challenge is being launched at the 24 hr Le Mans on the 15th/ 16th June, come and see us on the Beasejour camp; sponsored by Hoof !!!
The planning for the trip is going well and Margo the discovery is well on her way with preperation,
Most of the boys toys bought from ebay saved a fortune untill we drove 1500 miles collecting everything!!! ok back to ebay
Hi hoof is a brand new company making shirts, well any clothing really but mainly shirts for us larger guys, any size they limit every design to 25 or make one offs, They are making our Baltic ice road ream shirts with all the logos ect, Watch out for the name Hoof they really have tapped into a graet market,
have a look on hoof4u.com
anyway we are down on the Beasejour campsite if you pm us we can give you are numbers, plus we have a hotel and bar here in france and overlanders are very well looked after!! drink is on the bar !!!
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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