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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I'm Kate who travelled with Jens in South America between May and July 2006.
Unfortunately I'm writing with very sad news. Jes was involved in a serious accident at work on the 2nd November and unfortunately died later that day. The Health and Safety Executive are trying to find out what happened but it appears that he got caught in one of the machines at the factory.
I'm trying to let people know incase he had offered to help people out or send information as I know how involved with the Hubb he was.
As a result, his bike will be for sale in Santiago. More information to follow on that one.
Thank you to everyone who knew him. He enjoyed the travelling so much and even more so as he made so many friends through Horizons.
If anyone would like to send a message to his family, please reply and I will forward messages on.
Wow, I can get me off from the shock…
I never meet him. Only cross few PMs on the Hubb few weeks a go, trying to see if we will meet each other in HU Meeting down here in Viedma in few weeks or maybe here in BA.
Sad, very Sad…
Please send my condolences to his family.
Thank you so much for all your messages. Jens would be so pleased that so many people thought so well of him. I will collate all the messages and pass them on to Jens family.
A memorial service has been arranged for anyone who wishes to attend. It is to be held at the Parish Church in Bellingham, Northumberland at 1.00pm on Thursday 16th November. If anyone is able to attend it would be good to see you however I realise it would be a long journey for most!
We are waiting from word from his family about flowers or donations and I will post another message a soon as I hear anything.
Thank you once again and I will pass on all your messages to Jens family
How much does a man live, after all?
Does he live a thousand days, or one only?
For a week, or several centuries?
How long does a man spend dying?
What does it mean to say “forever”? - Pablo Neruda
I have been in contact with mario in santiago for the last few days abut buying a yamaha xt 600e recently owned by a ¨jens¨ I imagine this is no coincidence, and am deeply saddened to know i may be purchasing the bike of a recently deceased rider. That being said, do you know if the proceeds form the sale will be going to the family? If this is so, I will feel better knowing the money is going to be helpful to those in mourning. Please let me know, and pass on my condolences to the family, as this tragic news to hear. Thanks
I never met Jens, but heading off to Santiago in december I for sure would have met him there or in Ushuaia with x-mas / new year..
Very sad news, please send my condolences to his family and friends, and of course also to you Kate.
I only spent a couple of weekends with Jens, and gained some great memories that will never be forgotten. He will be a huge loss to use all.
He was a canny lad, a real credit to his family, and an ambassador for his country.
He was passionate about motorcycling, and loved to meet and have a or two with the people that ride them.
am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss, we only met Jens for a short while in Peru but he struck us as a sincere and generous person.
Please pass on our condolences to his family, and dont forget to take care of yourself too.
Andy & Maya
Just a quick note to say thank you to everyone for their support and messages over the last couple of weeks. In particular, thanks to those that were able to make it to Jens' funeral last week. It was great to see so many bikes outside the church and to meet you all.
Looking forward to the meet in January
Kate and Jens' family
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