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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Info needed on boats running from Cartagena to Panama - 2007
I have been through and searched previous postings, picked a lot of email addresses of people running boats between Cartagena and Panama, I´ve email them all, plus I have also spoken to a few hostels owners in Cartagena, all have advised that boats are a little thin on the ground just now, many seem to have stopped running or are taking a break, I guess they´ve earned there money for a while and are off on a big trip, the nerve of it!
I´m heading down to the yacht club this afternoon, but thought it might be worth posting to see if anyone has any tips or contacts known to be still running in 2007 or late 2006.
Any help or advice would be very much appreciated, as I know a few people are looking for passage with bikes in the next week or so, plus I´ll post an update from the yacht club.
I was told that an American called Mark Matson was the only guy to trust with your bike! Unfortunately I have given away his email address, but got it at the yacht club on the west side of the canal opposite Colon.
I got an email from Mark Matson, re: IanC´s reply, he´s in Panama, not running at the moment.
The yacht club is quiet, a few boats are going, but they are not set up for taking bikes. It seems between now and March is the windy season, so only the bigger boats are crossing, although some smaller vessels make a break for it if there is a weather window.
No leads yet, anyone got the contact details for the German Frigate, people at "Club Nautico" seem to think that IF it´s about, it´ll big enough to cross, but no one has seen it for a while.
I have put an ad up at Club Nortico, the sailing club, now it´s a case of waiting for a boat to come in, big enough to take the bike and coupe with the winds. Boats will sail if there is a weather window, but equally some boats just dock up for a few months.
I traveled with Mark and Paola on 'Melody' end of March 2005. They know their stuff, and handled the two KLRs and 5 passengers quite well. They took us to Portobelo rather than Colon, then we rode into Colon for paperwork. I know they sometimes spend some time in Panama at the end of a run, so seems that's whats going on now. Good luck!! -- Porter
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