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.'
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Anybody know why The Africa Overland Network has stopped updating their site? I used to spent many enjoyable hours reading up on travellers diaries etc. The information I got from it saved me dearly in the preparation for my trip into Africa.
I spoke with Martin yesterday. He has become a born again Hindu and moved to Kashmir I believe.
Either that or it will be a little while before his next trip and it's just too depressing to read about others who are about to set off so the site is sitting on the back burner for a while. Also his wife has been in training for the triathlon world champs (she did well) so that takes some time up as well...
Perhaps if we all voice our appreciation for his site here (which he reads) it might spur him back into action.
How many posts can we get on here to spur him on.........
Africa Overland was the VERY first website I came across when my trip was not even an idea in my own head! Without it I would not be doing what I am today (well next year !!)......
I love it .......
It also sends about 5 people a day to my website which is nice .....
I know how hard it is being dedicated to a website, so I understand why it may be a bit behind. perhaps overs could help? Or someone could design a widget that would mean all Martin would have to do would be to assign a username/password and then the newbie could upload their own details?
Just ideas ..........
Anyway, before I end, a big thank you to Martin for helping me realise a dream!
The Africa Overland site is THE place to start your research, reading about the routes that people have done, vehicles that they have used etc.. It has also, for me, been a great place to make contact with people who are at a similar stage of preperation to you. We have made many friends through finding their websites and getting in touch. Come on Martin!! I have a site that is just chomping at the bit to be uploaded!
Hi Everyone... I feel extremely embarrassed and humbled by the appreciation that the site has gathered. Plenty of excuses from my side as to why the site has become dormant - however I won't bore you with them.
Moving forward, I have asked a company to re-create the site so that it becomes a little my dynamic and as such, will allow for administrators to help out. That way I can pass on the content side to someone else...
My enthusiasm for overland travel is still high - esp after the last good trip. More plans are brewing for the next one... but first to get the site sorted.
Thanks again for the comments...
All the best,
ps - PM me if you are a techie with webskills and are willing to donate some time...
I know you realise that this is just so important for the overland community and needs action?
I realise you have done so very much for overlanders over many years but what you have done is simply essential, there is no equal. It must continue. ... I am sorry to lay it on the line like this but it must be done.
If you dont want to do it then please find someone who will....
it was reading africa overland quite by chance that gave me the bug!!! it must be wonderful to have created something that had such a profound impact on so many people..so many of the hits on my web site came from Africa overland
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