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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confirming what Oscar said, reflective vest or strips ALL HOURS. you would be unlucky as a foreign biker to have problems.
there is also a law under discussion in Panama for the use of reflective vest with bike reg printed on it AND reg number on helmet. All of us who live hear are doing our best to get it thrown out & there is no mention of how foreign bikes would be treated
I picked up reflective tape in Costa Rica at a hardware store. The store sold the tape by the meter from a large roll, which was much cheaper that buying tiny rolls made by 3M. The new tape was added to my helmet, luggage and handle bar protectors.
you would be unlucky as a foreign biker to have problems.
No issue for us in Costa Rica, we followed moto cops who guided us around blind corners to overtake safely, we were followed by moto cops who overtook us and gave us the big thumbs up, we were followed by car cops who did absolutely nothing.
We have reflective tape and stickers on our cases, that is it, not saying you won't get busted but they appeared not to be concerned by foreigners.... and we look alien to them for sure.
Though this is the law in CR, the police that enforce usually dont care to hassle a foreign plated motorcycle, as they figure you dont speak spanish...they can enforce this law on you, if your are speeding or in an accident, so its best to stop and get a reflective vest or tape..the #1 cause of death on the roads in CR, is motorcycles, 28%.
If you seen the way Ticos drive in CR, and Central America in general,its best to have one anyway, promise. Especially on the Pan AM HWY CA-1 CA-2.
We rode around Costa Rica for 3 weeks a little over a year ago, and discovered when arriving that it is required (reflective vest or equivalent). However, we also discovered that absolutely nobody bothers with it or cares about it anywhere outside the major population areas.
We bought a couple of them at the start of our trip for something like $4 each. They were really just reflective straps sewn into a shape you can wear over your shirt or jacket. We never wore them when on dirt roads, and we had no problem. We also never rode at night.
We had a wonderful time, and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
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