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.
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I've been in Khartoum for 25 days trying to get a transitt-visa for Saudi. What a mess...
First they told me that I couldn't get the visa because of computerproblems. The next day they told me that they had to speak to some people in Saudi because I'm driving a motorbike. (??)
One week later they told me that I had to give the a doctor-report which confirmed that I don't have HIV or other problems. The report had to be stamped by the "Ministery of Foreign Afairs". They altso told me that after I gave them the report they would send my papers to Saudi and it will take about 5 weeks.
It will take 2 maybe 3 weeks to get a medical-report in Khartoum... I talked to "Ministery of Foreign Afairs" and they didn't want to stamp it anyway.
The consule didn't think that I will get the visa. When I asked why he told me that there is a lot of tension between Saudi and America/Europe. Right now it's pretty bad because some people in America wants a LOT of money after sep 11, some time ago they ralised that Saudi was on "the bombing list" and so on.
I had a letter from my embassy (and my embassy helped my a lot), and all the other stuff they asked for.
All I asked for was a two-days transit-visa..
It might be possible, but I gave up and tomorrow I start my drive to Wadi-Halfa to catch the ferry to Egypt.
The weather in Sudan? Hot, some rain and frequent sandstorms but it's less than 1000 km and my visa will expire thursday so....
This is a shame. We were in Khartuom in May and applied for Saudi transit visas at 10 o'clock one morning and picked up 3 day transit visas at 2 o'clock the same day. (one Brit and one Dutch, married) There is no sense.
After coming down from Wadi Halfa I don't know if I would have wanted to go back up !!!??
Yes I know there is a lot of people that made it, but according to the people on Blue Nile Sailing Club my story was pretty common.
Anyway it was a lot of tension and a lot of bad stories about landmines, bumbing, massacres and the relationship between US and Saudi at that time. I used to read newspapers every day and after I while I felt pretty ashamed walking the safe streets in Khartoum.
The "road" to Wadi Halfa was pretty hot on a bike in the summer but after all the mess in Khartoum I had a lot of (negative) energy!!
[This message has been edited by AliBaba (edited 05 November 2002).]
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