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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We have just completed 48,000km through Europe and Africa (west coast route) and wanted to share some info with you on our fuel economy. Our vehicle is a 1997 300tdi with (now) 175,500 miles on the clock.
It would be good to see the economy others get in their Land Rovers, so please feel free to post here.
We kept a log of all the fuel, mileage etc... the basic data was calculated using the land rover ODO. The corrected data is using the Sat Nav mileage. Somewhere between these numbers is the ball park economy we achieved (circa 28 mpg)
Cost per mile = £0.13
Cost per mile = € 0.14
Cost per mile = ZAR 1.38
We spent a total of £3,707 on fuel at an average cost of £0.75 / litre.
Cheapest fuel was in Angola £0.27 / litre & Western Sahara £0.4 / litre.
Most expensive was UK at £1.22 / litre
We always made a point to fill up when and where we could (100 litre tank), carried at least 1 x 20l spare Jerry can of fuel. We always "tried" to fill up at branded fuel stops and had a sedimentor on our fuel line - this did take out a lot of muck (we cleaned it out once on the trip). Fuel in Nigeria is very dirty and we only ever bought black market fuel once. When we changed the fuel filter it was pretty clean each time.
LR 1998 110 300TDi CSW - now with approx 99,500 miles on the clock (incl additional fuel tank - like you we filled up when we could and only used decent fuel stations)
We still have to calculate 55,000 km (34,000 miles) over 13.5 months from UK to Flores (return to Bali) via Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and onto Indonesia. By the time we arrived to Sumatra (by this time 10 months on the road), we had completed 29,061 miles, had spent £3,326 - approx 011.4 pence per mile between 4 of us.
Pence per mile became even cheaper as we travelled throughout Indonesia (a fixed cost of 0.30 pence per litre) where we completed an additional 4,939 miles. But, as yet, have to check the total receipts - in a notebook somewhere. Will get round to completing our final costs shortly.
Hope this helps.
All the best and hope all is going well in SA (you must be well settled by now). We are currently in Oz.
Just finishing 12000km trip and will post info soon. In the meantime,Iran a fab place to travel. Don't be too put off by politics because the people incl police and army VERY friendly and helpful to travellers of all nations.
112,000km around Africa, west coast then east coast. With Michelin XZY tyres, a bigger intercooler, an almost newly reconditioned 200 TDI and heavily loaded I got pretty much 100km out of 10 litres. Sometimes almost 110km when it was easy slow driving.
I drive slowly and carefully - I hardly used 5th gear on the whole trip - a lot of 3rd gear!
I have recorded mpg on our trips for the last 4 years, normally a month long. On average we have achieved over 28 mpg. Measured over journeys in the 4000 mile region.
What I did notice was that the mpg did not drop much with the addition of a roof tent. I also notice how crap European diesel is. When we left Europe our mpg average increased to circa 32 mpg, due to the reduced bio content.
Our Landy is a 300tdi 110 county, with three travelling and gear to support us.
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