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 am looking for pointers towards a company that can help me in getting my bike shipped round trip Oslo - Reykjavik, as well as any cost estimates.
I've considered the option of renting ( bikingviking.is ) or taking my bike by ferry (Smyril Line) between Hirtshals, Denmark and Torshavn, Iceland... plus a ferry between Larvik, Norway and Hirtshals, Denmark... which actually correspond nicely the same day, both ways (Color Line Superspeed). However, as Smyril Line sails once a week only, and as it leaves Iceland in the morning, and as the total sailing time will take two whole days each way, I effectively loose five days of riding in Iceland - giving me only three days of riding if I was to stay away for one week.
As a family man, I can only stay away for a short time. I therefore hope to be able to fly and ride, maybe for a little more than a week or so. And, preferably with my own bike.
SAS cargo - a reply "what is this about?" then after a more detailed e-mail, three weeks no more answer
DHL - Four weeks, no answer. I have previously been told that they will not deal with consumers. I have tried again today.
Smyril Line Faroe Island - told me to contact Smyril Blue Water Denmark or Smyril Blue Water Faroe Islands - which I did today. Time will show what they give for an answer. I think good service would be if Smyril Line had forwarded my request...
Eimskip told me that their forwarding company would contact me - three weeks still no answer
Samskip told me they do not transport part cargo and told me to contact DHL or UPS. I have now contacted UPS, and hope they will get back to me.
This is rediculous... Every time I plan to go on a trip, it is the same thing - finding someone to take my bike is an enormous task... I don't know how the rest of you do it. Maybe it is difficult as I am in Norway and not some major hub.
Eimskip got back to me today, and it seems they can help me out. My trip is not until Next summer, but I'll keep this thread updated as things develop. If august 2013 passes and no update, I have probably forgotten, so send me a PM...
UPS told me they don't take pallets, nothing above 70 kgs...
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