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.'
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not sure if it's really worth asking it.. but as asking is for free.. ;-) :
My mexican hotel manager (in Cancun) just warned me of the main roads from Oxaca city to the coast and the more solitary parts of the coastal road itself in Oxaca state and west of it. German foreign ministry states that "in the past" there were armed assaults on solitary roads in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas. I can't find any recent reports on such assaults, so it looks like being perfectly safe as long as you travel at daytime.
Do you ask bus / truck drivers for the saftety on the road ahead? Or do you even go in a convoy with those guys on certain streches? (This is what my hotel manager recommended... :-))
Any comments welcome
A friend of mine, backpacker not motorcyclist, spent 2 months in Oaxaca last fall and got the same warnings from the owner of the hostel he stayed at. I spent a couple months in Mexico and Central America 3 years ago and had no trouble myself, but did hear some robbery stories in that area. The only robbery stories from that trip were from southern Mexico and Guatemala. I don't consider it overly dangerous and am going back in a few months, but it does seem like the most likely area for trouble in Central America. As said by someone earlier, travelling early in the day seems to be safest.
The problem of bandidos does exist in certain areas but it is not a fulltime threat.Use common sense, ride only during the day , do not stop and linger in desolate stretches of country without keeping a sharp eye out for approaching traffic that might be suspicious such as cars or pickups that slow down as they come near or pass and then turn around.. If you are stopped and a bus passes you then stops to let someone off be very alert! At all times be ready to fire up and move away quickly.(experience talking there, south of ... Oaxaca twelve years ago.)Donot try to be a good helpful tourist if you see somebody with a flat tire or motor problems in the middle of nowhere., you never know. On the other hand if you want to talk to someone who is doing some actual work on the fencing or is obviously not interested in you that is safe enough. Taking these precautions in mind I have travelled all the main federal highway stretches where at some time or other it was reported or alleged that it was dangerous. Even the section of Mex 15 north of Culiacan,Sinaloa ,where it has been so common that the government has erected big signs to alert travellers to NOT linger, avoid unnecessary single vehicle night travel (NEVER) and to to watch out.
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