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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I have just returned from New Zealand South Island, I hired a BMW 800GS, what a fantastic country. I was camping, the weather was great, no rain during the day, does it get better than this? This was my first visit to New Zealand, I will be back, some nice roads, nice friendly people. The run to Glenorchy was one of the best roads, Cameron Flats is also very nice, I did 2400 miles in 12 days. If anyone needs any information just ask.
Before you get down our way, Christchurch, get in touch. I may be able to get away for a couple of days if you fancy a touring partner. At the very least, I know where they hide the good around here!
What sort of touring are you doing? Main roads, back roads, gravel, camping, hotel? The Motorcycle Atlas is great, but like any book, it doesn't have everything in it.
Doing 9 days in the north island. then taking the ferry and doing 10 days in the south island. Should be hitting Christchurch by fri march 19. Riding a honda shadow 750, so not doing any backroads or dirt roads or anything of that sort.
hoping to ride a good 200-250 miles per day. actually each day I have under 300 total miles for the day. I heard that New Zealand miles are a bit different then anywhere else in the world. so it will be interesting to see. I did roughly 400-500 miles per day in Canada and Alaska. Great riding up there. Very remote.
Wont be camping. not bringing that gear and then heard that booking places to sleep this time of year in NZ was tough. So pre-booked all my nights in everything from motels to holiday park cabins.
Actually will be in Christchurch 3 different times. After taking the ferry from the North island, I plan to head west to Golden bay, and then south to reefton, then take the lewis pass to Christchurch to meet my girlfriend. then we are riding the next 7 days...
1) arthurs pass to greymouth, then on to fox glacier.
2) fox glacier down to queenstown
3) queenstown to te anau and see milford sound
4) ride south to invercargill or maybe pass on it if its not worth it (any suggestions?) and then ride to Dunedin
5) ride back up to Chi-church
6) ride up to kaikoura and hopefully do some whale watching
7) we fly home
Yeah, I was really against pre-booking. I never did that on any trip. would rather just get to where i got to, and then find a campsite or motel or whatever. I was just told to by many kiwis for that time of year. no worries. i can ride 200-300 miles a day no problem. I'm all for spending 8-10 hours a day on the road on my bike.
As for the weather. Im planning on cool rides. will have my riding gear and rain gear for that matter
Location: Cornwall, in the far southwest of England, UK
Hey, I just arrived here in NZ (AKL) from England a couple of days ago, on Friday morning (26/02). Right now I'm sorting out all the paperwork and other stuff before shipment (by air) across the Tasman to Melbourne on or around Wednesday-10th March.
So me and my Transalp will be here, in North Island, for another 1½ weeks. I've planned to spend most of this time in and around the Auckland <~~> Northland Region.
It would be great to meet-up for a coffee/ + chat if anyone's in the same area for the next 10 days or so. If you're around then please do not hesitate to send me a PM or e-mail at: keithooper [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk
We did a two week run in NZ three years ago, mostly south island. Traveled 3000 miles. Some long days but I love the ride. Wife and I did 6000 mile Alaska run in 16 days but would have liked more time. Best to think of kilometers as miles in NZ and it will come out to about the same butt time as riding US or Canada, If you rode 400 to 500 miles on a run to Alaska expect to do no more than 400 to 500 K in NZ. It is the land of endless twisties, enjoy.
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