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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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Motorcycle storage/rental/buying in Ireland and Europe
I am presently in San Francisco, moving back to Ireland in 6 weeks.
As soon as I get back, I am starting a small side business, along with the running of a small farm close to Cork city.
Here are the details of the business I am setting up.
I will supply moto travelers with motorcycle friendly accommodation with either a room or a campsite with kitchen and showers. I will also have a complete workshop for servicing or repairing motorcycles including welding equipment.
Motorcycle sales and buy back.
I will have bikes on hand, set up for moto traveling for people coming on short visits.
You buy the bike for an agreed price and I will buy back the bike for an agreed price depending on how long you need the bike. As this is not a rental per say, I will need you to keep the bike for a period of at least 2 weeks.
It should work out as low as US$50/day for a 650cc vstrom.
Green card insurance is easily obtainable as long as the bike is transferred to your name.
I will store bikes or any vehicle in secure storage, connected to a battery tender with regular starts for a very affordable fee. Also help with motorcycle/car/camper purchase if you need a local address or local bargaining power.
I will have maps with recommended routes, GPS way points, spare parts and even local tour guiding if you need it.
I also plan to host a HU meeting on the farm in the near future. With ferry ports from France and England only 15 miles from my place, it should be easily accessible and a large barn to camp in, just in case the weather turns nasty.
Look forward to seeing you in Ireland next summer.
Well done-keep us updated on how it goes,and post on 'the other place' as well.........
Best of luck with the new venture.
Thanks. It's not a "venture"
I'm doing this to help fellow travelers because, I know what it's like to be in a country where you don't know anybody.
I'm not charging for this service, it's all voluntary.
I do ask enough to cover petrol expense for picking up bikes, other than that it's all free.
Again here is what I can offer.
I can purchase motorbikes and get them in a non resident name using my address.
I can offer a place to stay. It's not the Hilton but, it's free.
I am growing my own food so your welcome to feast.
I have a shop where repairs can be done.
Depending on the season, I can offer a job on the farm.
I can store bikes in secure storage.
I am in a very central location for touring Ireland and both the ferry port and Cork airport are only 15 miles from my property
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