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.
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Guadalajara -hostel de la maria (this name varies on different flyers and sites, try hostal maria too). there are apparently only two hostels in the city centre. the other one i went to first is on the first floor, so not much chance of a parking space. maria has a courtyard out the back you can park in, but you need to get up two steps to get there (my klr was fine, but i doubt a regular/sporty would be too happy scraping its tubes). otherwise park in the little square outside, you can back it into a corner and put your steering lock on. I think this one was 170pesos (aug06)
Mex city -hostel amigo #61 on the street ´isabel la catholica´ in downtown is awesome and cheap (around 130pes i think). they ´dont normally allow bikes in´ but i guess they were fine with mine for a few days. i don´t think they´d have room for two though. phone them MEX 52 55 55 123464 . these guys give you included breakfast and dinner, and free internet
Prices below are for two people with a cama matrimonial.
Barra de Navidad, Jalisco: Hotel Laguna Luna, Av. Veracruz No. 53. Tel: 315-355-5780. Secure parking. The owner, Senor J. Jesus Magaña, rides motorcycles and used to live in the US for many years. 400 pesos. Very clean, faces the laguna (those rooms are 600 pesos).
Taxco, Guerrero: Hotel Posada Santa Anita (appears in Lonely Planet), Av. de los Plateros 320. Situated on the main two-way road through Taxco, which saves your from having to drive up those steep, windy, narrow cobblestone roads. Secure parking. Rooms on the terraza are bright and airy. The owner gave us a discount for staying 3 nights (350 pesos vs 400 pesos).
Izucar de Matamoros, Puebla: Hotel Atlanta, Allende No. 22. Secure parking, clean room. 300 pesos.
Location: somewhere on the road between Ushuaia and Alaska
Casa Bertha, Callejon Tombora
Family-run hostel. Juan is incredibly friendly & helpful. Incredible views from the roof-top kitchen area. Good WiFi, free drinking water.
Single 160 Pesos, with TV/bathroom 190 Pesos. Bike-parking for one bike only! It is difficult to find, but a cab-driver should be able to guide you there for about 25 Pesos (small city).
To get from the small plaza to the parking spot (in a tiny alley in front of the hostel), you'll have to go up some individual 'steps' and take panniers off, but it's not a problem really. (Cars can't get there - ask the cab driver to direct you before you pay him).
It sounds complicated but it isn't. And it's TOTALLY wirth it.
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