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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Hey guys. I am currently in Leon, Nicaragua. I have been here for 2 months tomorrow studying Spanish and digging the vibe. After 30 days, I needed to go to the aduana in Managua to get a 30 day extension, which was a buck a day, $30 total. I then had to return at least a day later (i went back a few days later) to get the actual paperwork. Today, 1 day before my extension expires, I went back to the aduana. I was informed that only one extension was allowed (this is contrary to what I was told the last time) and that I would have to leave the country for 2 days before I could return and have my bike legally in the country! Otherwise, a $100 fine will be imposed when I leave the country.
I was headed south anyway, but I was planning on spending a couple of weeks in Granada, the Ometepe islands, and San Juan del Sur. Without getting into too much boring detail, I had a really good and well thought out basic itinerary laid out, which would allow me to see and do everything I wanted to, and still keep a commitment to meet someone in San Jose on April 6th. Having to leave for Costa Rica tomorrow (I know, poor me!) seriously changes some things, and if I go tomorrow I will eventually end up having to cut some things out of my plans.
The way I see it, I can either:
A. Do what they say and keep heading south (don't want to because will miss some things)
B. Do what they say and return back to Nicaragua in a couple of days (don't know if the time and costs involved in the extra border crossings are worth it).
C. Say "f*** it", do my thing, and eat the fine (and risk some other fines or punishments I may not know about). $100 is a bit much for me to just drop on something I can avoid. I had a similar problem in Baja a few months ago, and these $100 fines add up!
I sometimes have a habit of asking opinions of others on here of things that are ultimately a personal choice. I realize that is the case here. But it would still be great to have some insight into my situation, and maybe find some things out from you guys I wasn't aware of that will ultimately help me to decide what to do. Also, I posted on ADVrider as well.
no parece tan dificil.es un caso de solo hacer la cuenta.cruzar la frontera no cuesta ni 40$ y liberia no es tan mala una ciudad o el arenal tampoco tan malo un destino por un par de dias.
all the best geri
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