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.
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Some people are curious about the riding here. Once you get off of the extremely boring Mex #180 highway and actually experience what the state has to offer, you'll probably like it.
Here is a typical day ride, nothing too exciting, rates about a 5 on the scale of 1 to 10 with the 10 being a wow.
We have no shortage of wows, by the way.
The video was shot by DC, a visiting rider on his way south who went for a little ride with me.
This route was Veracruz to La Antigua toll (almost all tolls are half price for bikes now in Mexico and save a huge amount of time and/or fuel in many instances) the alternative to this toll was to either skirt it by going under the road through a cut out and then follow the river on a tope filled stretch with too much traffic on a Saturday morning and miss the Cardel bypass), next is the drop down to Boca Andrea outside of the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant towards Palma Sola and that was it for the coast highway Mex #180, used simply to get from point A to some place more interesting, next is the Misantla-Naolinco highway to the clouds which is aptly named (you have now gone from sea level to over 7,000ft in about 2 hours, if you want to get higher, head past Texmaliquilla, Puebla from Veracruz and you'll be over 14,000ft in about 2 and a half hours), next was a newly concreted section of road that leads towards El Huerfano, Veracruz, next was below Naolinco and into the Actopan valley, and then back in the city with some odd unseasonable afternoon fog along the main boulevard that skirts the ocean here. About 9 hours or so with stops for a great home cooked style breakfast and wood oven cooked pizza and a couple of Dos Equis ambers afterwards.
Here are a few pics of what you can find here:
Yes, a camel. You never know what you are going to find on a secondary route through Veracruz.
Thanks Guate, I was thinking about the ride we did last year about this time with Jean Luc and "Bob" the Canadian. I was contemplating things while parked on the edge of a cliff. No, not that ha,ha! I was thinking about how nice it is to be able to reach places like that!
Came across a Canadian couple from the Okanagan valley in BC that are cycling to Patagonia! Had a great chat over some very good Cordoba mountain grown coffee and those delicious biscuits they make there.
Trust all is well in la nuevea "Casa Guate". Saludos y un abrazo.
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