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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Fly it Girag Panama to Bogata, it will work out both faster and cheaper than going into Quito airport, the officials there do their training on the Honduran border posts but the Girag people (Caroline I want your baby) like to help. Ride safe.
We just received a reply from Girag about shipping the bike to Quito. This is a very expensive option and Colombia is again being considered.
I'm posting the following for the information of the community:
Melvis Batista <email@example.com>:
Here the requested quotation:
1 motorbike by airplane going to Quito Ecuador, from Tocumen Int l airport , will cost you $ 1,903.00 USD, the departure day could be Thursday or Friday.
2- Motorbike permit emitted by customs pasocanoas with the seals customs.
3-Gas empty level
4-Cash payment only
5-The motorbike need to be on time (10:00am) on the girag warehouse
6-The estimated arrive time will be the next business day during the morning
7-The responsible s persons to receive the motorbike on Panama, will be Carmenza Clavijo or Xenia Jurado
Hey all, we are in Panama City. Our bikes have been flown over to Bogota with Girag. Copa do not have a flight till next Thurs 14th.
We chanced it on Thurs 6th Nov and rode up to the Cargo terminal at Tocumen airport (follow the signs on approach to airport). Girag depot is over on the right as you drive into the cargo terminal area. Luckily there was a flight that night with space for our XT660s. Within a few hours we were relieved of $901 USD each and are now bikeless in Panama City. Just needed to ensure that there was mininal combustible/gasolina in the bikes.
The terminal was a hive of activity and the office is upside down as the electricans are re-wiring all over the place, but the process of dropping off the bikes was painless, and lasted 2 hrs approx. Fingers crossed for Monday when we try to clear them in Bogota! Will let you know how we get on!
"S" and I have had probs with our clutch today, literally 50 meters before reaching the symbolic Panama Canal .. see our post for more info. We will need to get it looked at soon, either here or in Bogata.
Bikes collected in 2 hrs from Girag, El Dorado Airport
Hey, we are happy. We have the bikes back! Visited Girag cargo at El Dorado Airport and then got sent to the Aduana to obtain temporary import permits etc. This took 1 hr and needed various photocopies which were all produced onsite. Even got a free coffee.
Then, returned to Girag, 10 min walk and within 20 mins rode our bikes out of the foyer down the steps and into Bogota! Very smooth and trouble free.
Tonight we managed to get some reflective vests (chalecos) made up with our British plates stitched on! Go to Avendia Caracas / Carre 16 y 17! There´s loads of biker tiendas in an indoor market format. 10 bucks a piece!
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