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 wish I had seen this a day earlier, I am at the Secret Garden, with no bike parking except 3 blocks away, never mind, good info to post
Heh heh. I got to feeling so weary at the thought of searching out lodging in Quito that I kept rolling until Banos....a nice town in a nice location with lots of options, all friendly cheap and secure.
(currently fighting headwinds and minor dust storms in northern Peru)
Great little hostal, think it sleeps about 20 when full, very secure bike parking for 12 motos (650, not 1200's), you could get a landy or 2 in but not with 3 feet of gear on the roof, I measured the clearance and it's 2.2m.
$10 per person, singles,doubles and any other combo, they're more than happy to shift beds around, pretty sure all rooms are en-suite, clean and a lovely woman who runs it, guy that owns it is a top fella also, can't do enough for you.
It's not in any of the travel guides either as it's a new venture, so no backpackers
Hostal Petite Maison
José Luis Tamayo N21-255, between J. Carrión & Ramon Roca
Quito 0 12 28.37 S 78 29 31.21 W (0 12.472833/ 78 29.5201666)
Oh yeah, no connection with them just happy to pass on info when someone does it right!
We have spent 3 nights at Hostal Petite Maison and will stay again on our return from the Galapagos. The place is immaculately clean and tidy. The Wifi is fast and they have cable TV. Security is 1st class. There is parking for a few bikes. The owner (a good bloke) told us they once had 9 bikes inside. Breakfast is available ($2.50) and they cook a good evening meal. It is an 8 minute walk to the CBD. There is a lovely quite atmosphere. Two Columbian guys, Javier and Johno run the Hostal and are extremely helpful.
Adress: Hostal Petite Maison. Jose Tamayo N21-255 between Carrion and Roca. GPS: 00 degrees 12.457' South. 078 degrees 29.515' West.
I've been following your Hostal/Hotel updates for the last few weeks. Just so you know ... they are NOT going unnoticed! Cheers mate. I'm making a little book of them all! So nice to get recent info with full details.
I am staying at Casa Helbling at the moment and I have to say it is one of the best hostels if have stayed since the beginning of my trip. They have secure parking for a few bikes, good beds and showers and an exellent breakfast if you want. The owner and staff are very welcoming and helpful and made me feel at home from the very beginning. And the is a good motorcycle shop just a few streets away.
As my GPS could not find the adress, here are the coordinates:
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