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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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How much you thinking to spend on a vehicle ? I may sell or even rent out my truck as we are now based in Santa Fe for few months and then in late August flying to Thailand for 6 months.
As mine is UK registered it could be very easy for you to buy. Depends how much you're thinking to spend.
We've been travelling in our truck for 2 years, fully capable machine, will go anywhere, but nowhere quickly !
Anyhow, back to your question re insurance.
You should have no problem getting US insurance but when you apply they will require you to have an address here in the states. Any address will do, friend, hostel, hotel, couchsurf host etc etc.
Progressive insurance has an online site where you can complete all relevant details and they insure online and email you immediately cover note for you to print.
Few other points . .. USA is BIG real BIG ! distances are huge here, but that said there are some fantastic sites to see.
If you are thinking of going to National Parks then get the annual subscription (2 people for $80) or they charge you $25 dollars per park.
Fuel here is leaping up almost by the week, currently Diesel retails at about $4.25 per gallon (that's 3.75 litres) or Petrol runs at about $3.60 ish. (still even though here they complain about increases it's way cheaper than UK !)
All else is approximately half to two thirds of UK prices, eg here in Santa Fe (upmarket) decent meal costs about $15 to $20 (street food will run at about $5 for reasonable snack/small lunch).
Migratory risk what are you going to with that van? Light it a fighter and jump the grand canyon? Id give them another call, It will be easer to get insurance when you can use a address. Insurance is handled state by state there for the need a zip code and address. The insurance will cover you all over the USA and in Canadia most of the time but not in Mexico at all (well some do for near the boarder but dont count on it, if there out of paying they will find it).
Fuel is cheap in the states but if someone farts in mid east the price will go up. One reason it cheap is its not taxed near as much. We dont have public health care bring your own. The food in USA is cheap (low tax and all) and is genetically modified but are cows are not mad. Want a real shock look at home prices its vary cheap. Want another try getting a job here we dont pay near as much. The recession may be full swing while your hear so the euro and BPS will be like gold. And the politics (if your in to it) will be fun and educational for you to see with the coming election.
A pal of mine has just got insurance for his US trip through this outfit. The Sunrise Group
They offer a simliar deal to the above where if you cut the trip short, they'll refund you for any 'unused' cover.
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