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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If you decide to ship Panama-Bogota this way, check the reports in the relevant section of the HUBB. No additional one needs to be added by me. Instead, a nuts-and-bolts approach.
Once in Panama City, ride out to Tocumen Airport. At turnoff to passenger terminal go straight and circle the whole airfield. Takes at least 30 minutes bec. of traffic. Present yourself with a clean bike at Girag, in Cargo section. But if you couldn't clean bike before, there is a water tap just in front of their hangar, and you can use an old coke bottle to do your ablutions. Drain gasoline, put bike on scale, and push into hangar. Meanwhile the ladies will type up your waybill. They will also take US$400 cash from you, no plastic. Take waybill out to the rotunda, where you came in (you have to hitchhike, it's quite far to walk), to get your stamp in the passport cancelled by aduana, otherwise they won't let you leave the country. You're home free now. Whole procedure shouldn't take longer than 2-3 hours depending on the speed of the typist. What next? You can hitch a ride (there are no taxis) to the airport passenger terminal and take the next flight out, or you can stay at a hotel, wherever, and leave later. Camping nearby not a good idea. Report of dengue fever. I left bike with Girag on Thursday afternoon. It is promised to be in Bogota for Saturday morning. Inshallah!
Glad to be of help. Another hint, watch your timing. Best to do your shipping before Wednesday. Today, Saturday, I went out to Bogota Cargo, Girag, and was told that the bike had not arrived from Panama. Try again on Monday. I'm staying at the Aragon Hotel, which is dirt cheap, but a dump. It is on Cra 3, Calle 14. Just south of Cra 3, on Calle 14, is the Dann Hotel, with secure parking, and much better, for US$40 or so. I stayed there back in 1997, but had forgotten. The taxi driver will find it for you. Ticket Panama-Bogota on Copa was US$217.
Bogota is not a bad city to spend a few days. But I was here many times before, and I'd rather be riding.
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