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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Money Saving Ideas, making travel moneyWant work to supplement your travel funds? Looking for staff for your MC tour company or? Got an idea to make a little money? Have some work you want done? Post it here!
My name is Wendy Crockett. I am 29 years old, and I am looking to secure employment with a tour company.
I am a motorcycle mechanic by trade, certified by Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki. I am also certified to work on watercraft and other small engines. I have also worked on, and am comfortable working on, just about anything. Until recently I owned my own small brick-and-mortar motorcycle dealership, and I am now operating a mobile mechanic service. While the work is undeniably gratifying, it just doesn't allow me enough freedom to have adventures on the scale that I would like. In addition to the experience that running my business has provided, I also hold degrees in Business Management and Business Marketing, and held an Emergency Medical Technician license for five years prior to devoting my career solely to being a mechanic.
I have traveled several hundred thousand miles over the last eleven years, both on-road and off (although primarily on). I have traveled extensively with groups and solo. I am an Iron Butt member, and I have completed numerous Iron Butt rides, all solo, so I am very familiar with the extensive planning that goes into long-distance and long-term rides, as well and all those things you just can't plan for. I camp almost exclusively on my travels (frequently more than two months at a stretch), so "roughing it" is not a problem for me.
I work well with people, am highly adaptable, and am willing to take just about any job that will lead to me spending more time in the saddle. I believe my varied experience will make me an asset to the right company, and I look forward to hearing from anyone who has a position available or a lead on a company that does.
Just a thought....do a tour group for women. Probably has already been done and or would be too expensive for a start up buisness but it might be a unmet need out there. I just did Mt. rainier, highway 99 up to mt. st helens (211 curves in 16 miles) and mt hood with a bit of the old wagon road thrown in. On the way home I rode the forest highway/ nez perz trail paralelling lolo pass in idaho. Lots of good roads around that I would pay someone to show me if I had the time and money. Let me know if you want to run a tour in montana, I live right between glacier and yellowstone.
I have contacted several companies directly over the last year or so, but it seems like I can never quite catch them when they need me. I will definitely check out that list of tour groups, but I figured it can't hurt to post somewhere where they could find me as well!
I have riden fairley extensively through Washington (including the Mt. St. Helens area - three loops in the last two years) and all through Glacier National Park. (It was there that I learned the important lesson that places with "Glacier" in the name should be fully expected to snow on me in late June, whether or not I am prepared.) I've actually traveled in every state and all across Canada, and in my unbiased opinion, I think the Western US and Canada has some of the most breathtakingly beautiful scenery anywhere. I would certainly be up for starting a tour company that showcases this area. Anyone who is interested in such a venture, please drop me a line!
Incidentally, I forgot to mention a few things:
I currently live in California, but I don't need to stay here.
Also, I spent the last several years prior to opening my own shop as head of fleet maintenance for a motorcycle and ATV rental company on the PCH.
I am willing to go anywhere, but my shortcoming is that I only speak English and a bit of medical Spanish. I have traveled a bit in Central America and Great Britain, and will be going to South Asia around the time of the gathering in Thailand. Aside from that, I have more ambition than experience internationally.
Starting my own company is definitely something I am looking into, but I want to make sure that if I do that, I do it right. No sense in being mediocre! In the mean time, I have gone about contacting companies directly again (Thanks for the link John), so we'll see what pans out.
Even if speaking only English I bet you get along in large parts of the world. I mean, many of us non-English Europeans use English when abroad. Nevermind where - English it is. And it works. Most of the time. Especially when paired with the universal body language. Naturally there are parts of the world where other languages is a must, but even with English you have a big chunk of the world to choose from, don't you?
Hello, I too am looking to find employment as a guide. I have been riding since I was five years old, just turned 58 and as of yet still have not been down. I have a background in Corp Management, Theater Arts, Public Speaking, and have been a Seminar Leader for years. In other words I know and love people. A side not, I have also ran for public office, I now know what Custer must have felt like at the Little Big Horn.
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