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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Hi came back from a month long tour through Russia last month on a XR650R and am already itching to get out again, in the later half of next year l,m thinking of riding to Mongolia through Russia/Kazakhstan then back through Uzbekistan/Turkmenistan/Iran/Turkey to Europe then home to England on my R100GS.
What l,m wondering is with me being a British citizen is this going to put me at more of a risk than other nationality's? especially in Iran with me being a 21 year old former British soldier......
I don't think it will be a problem. If you can get the visa's you should be good. You do not have to tell anyone you were a soldier- tell 'em you work at the post office, nobody hates the mail man. If you find it being problematic telling people you are English, tell them you are from Suriname or someplace they couldn't possibly have a problem with. Not many people actually get to see your passport.
A goatee and a suntan go a long way. Try to not look obviously European.
Unfortunately, Tony Blair's legacy of Poodle-ism means that us Brits have to watch our step in some places.
Notwithstanding that, I've generally found the vast majority of Muslims to be generous, welcoming, curious and friendly around the Middle East.
I have had two incidents of hassle in six years of residency in the region, and they were not serious, more like local guys yelling at me after a particularly brutal act by the Americans in Iraq or Afghanistan (bombing a wedding party, killing kids, that kind of thing).
When asked as to nationality I often say I am Irish these days.
The main issue you may have in Iran is at the border and police. If they pick up on you being ex forces they may suspect you of spying. You may be discretely observed regardless.
I've lived in this region for the last 8 years and I've always found Iranians to be lovely and really welcoming people.
I always think they are given a lot of trouble from fellow Arabs to be honest and vice versa. (I work in recruitment so see a lot of the racism that goes on here!)
Good Luck with the visas - I think this will be the main problem - I was previously a teacher and I know that this always went down a treat with border controls! They seemed to like this profession more than anything else.
I have a xr650r that I am currently outfitting for some long distance touring in the SW USA. I'm intrigued by your recent trip though Russia with the same bike. Any equipment, upgrade details that you can spare would be greatlt appreciated. Did you have any mechanical/equipment issues? Thanks!
good advice all round. i just returned from Iran (I'm Canadian, but I met a Brit or two on the trip). Iranians are friendly and welcoming, generally. Avoid certain places (usually near borders with other countries) and have fun. It's not to say bad things don't happen to good people, but these things happen rarely.
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