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!
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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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Last year I rode from my home in Southwest Germany to the Black Sea. On the way, I visited the orphanage and school for mentally handicapped children in Calarasi, Moldova - an experience which prompted me to do something to help the poor kids there. To be able to raise some money for them, I decided to write a book about motorcycling in Eastern Europe, which of course includes the ride from Bühl to Calarasi and back.
The book was officially launched at the first Horizons Unlimited Germany Meeting, but I still have a lot of books to sell in order to raise enough money to renovate the remaining 7 toilets there, which urgently need some attention - see the attached photos for an idea of the current condition.
Hopefully, you’ll support my chosen cause by buying a book. Actually, don't think of it as buying a book, but giving money to a poor orphanage and getting the book for free! I am paying all of the printing costs myself, so that every single penny/cent earned from the €15 (approx. GBP 12) cover price can go directly to the orphanage.
The main book data is as follows:
126 pages, printed on high quality art paper
82 colour photographs
Every single cent of the €15,00 cover price goes to the orphanage in Calarasi
I'm an American Peace Corps Volunteer working in a village outside of, Calarasi, Moldova. I toured in the US a lot before coming here to volunteer for 2 years. I hope to someday do an around the world tour.
Anyway, what orphanage are you supporting and how did you come to find them? If there is anything I can do to help you from here let me know. I speak fluent Romanian now. Do you have any plans to come back here in the near future?
It's a real shame you weren't there a year ago when I was there. There are several orphanages in Rayon Calarasi, but the one we're supporting is the one in the town. As you probably know by now, street signs are not a Moldovan stong point, so I can't tell you which street it's in, but I could give you the GPS coordinated.
As you may know, Bühl in Germany is one of the twin-towns of Calarasi, whicg is how I got involved - through the local goverment.
I wanted to return this year, but due to changee in jobs which involves a lot of travelling, I will be on a business trip (actually, in the US) when the next visit from Bühk will take place. Don't be surprised when 15 German cyclists, plus local government members, support vehicles and the like decend on the town in about three weeks from now. They will have an interpreter with them, plus one cyclist from Calarasi is on his way here now to be able to ride with them.
I really appreciate the offer of help, and if you don't mind, I may well call on your help if need be. The only problem is that most of the guys coming over only speak German with only one or two English spreakers amongst them.
All being well, I may visit towards the end of this year, or if that fails, next year definitely. If you're still there, I'll be sure to look you up!
Many thanks once again and enjoy the Calarasi night life
Bummer, Actually I was here a year ago. I'm actually in a village about 16km outside of Calarasi. I'm familiar with the orphanage there, but I haven't visited, although I've been to a couple others.
Feel free to give my info to the guys coming. My cell phone number is (sent via PM.) If something happens, I do happen to know a German working in Chisinau who knows Romanian and English too.
Any chance you would be willing to sell me a digital copy of your book? I could paypal you the money. I promise I won't distribute the digital copy. I want to buy the book, but won't have any room to take books home with me in November. :-)
Once again, many thanks for your offer. If you really don't mind, I'll pass the info on to the leader of the cycle group. Although it's much appreciated, I'm not sure whether you should be posting you cellphone number on the internet - PM would probably be better in the future. Regarding a digital version of the book, I'll PM you.
Unfortunately, I just registered on the forum and don't have the required 8 posts to do a PM. I'm can't figure there are too many people out there looking to spend money calling a prepaid phone in Moldova at > $0.25 per minute.
I did edit my post to remove the number though. If you haven't recorded it yet I assume you can PM me and i can reply.
Many thanks for the kind words! Sales are going well and I've already raised over €1200 from kind-hearted souls buying books. I'm hoping to sell a few at the HU Meeting in the UK this coming Saturday. If you're there, I hope to be able to say hello to you.
I’m pleased to be able to say that I’ve now sold out of books. Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising action by buying books and a very special thank you to all those who also sent additional donations. I have just handed over a cheque for a whopping €2807,37 to the project. Some work has already been carried out at the orphanage using the project money, the most important being a complete new roof, so hopefully the damp walls and ceilings are now a thing of the past.
I hope to visit the orphanage again next year. If this works out, I’ll post an update following my return.
Thank you once again and a very happy new year to you all!
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