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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Um, just been through Mex / Belize and Belize / Guatamala crossings, all hyped up for hassle and both were a complete breeze. Maybe it was down to timing (both borders not busy) but was pleasantly suprised.
Any updates for Guat / Honduras, Honduras / Nicaragua, Nicaragua / Costa Rica, Costa Rica / Panama border crossings out there pleasy?
Well I'm off to Lake Atitlan shortly so looking forward to getting some Volcanoes under my shoes.
I keep hearing that Colombia is safe to travel through by people, I guess the thing that puts one off is the news reports followed up by lots of people (prolly who have never been there) stating that its a dicey place to go to....I experienced the same paranoia from people about Mexico!! Which turned out for me to be anything but dangerous.
Unfortunately, I'm running out of time and need to fly the bike to Equador, otherwise would probably have travelled through Colombia...oh well, there is next time I guess!
Originally posted by k7lro: <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="">quote:</font><HR><font face="" size="2">Originally posted by Jerome: More of the same. Generally, as some one previously posted, the quietest borders are the best.
Does common sense prevail here? Quietest would be mid-week/mid-day avoiding end of and beginning of the week?
Not always.. if it is on a trucking route, then weekends are definitely quicker.
How is it? Just seen this. I went into Colombia from Panama City - $350 for the bike to Bogota, $120 for me to Cartegena. Ecuador costs $650 for the bike and about $300 for you. All freight is with Girag at PC airport, passengers tend to use Copa. Or one of the Colombian airlines. Email if you need anymore details.
Cheers, Dan Walsh (in Quito - with quite a crew - Dick and Jane on a GS and Trys on an XR).
Doing well cheers mate, off on my way to Panama city tomorrow, had not realised how long the journey is from San Jose, so am looking to be in PC in a couple of days I guess, then hoping to get the bike and me out early next week to Quito! Hurrah, thanks for the updates on the quotes for the flights...blimey, not cheap is it!?
I´m actually in the Girag offices here in Panama. They are going to fly the bike to Bogota on Wednesday, then it flies to Quito on Friday, ready for me to pick it up on Saturday (fingers crossed) all for $450 all told.
So going to book a flight to Colombia for me on Wed, chill for a bit in Bogota, then flying out on Friday / Sat to Quito.
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