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!
We're not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown a hobby into a full time job and a labour of love.
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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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I'm looking for maps about Central & South Amerika for my Garmin Vista. But I can't find good maps, only the best is the worldmap. But I'm sure, you know a better map
What maps are good for Central & South Amerika?
I hope you write me!
Ive been looking to go to south and central america myself, the best ones I have found online are seperate country road maps from the website: www.maps2anywhere.com
They're an american based company, and the maps are about $12 each, so it wont be really cheap but well worth while, they are of between 1:100'000 and 1:500'000, and show road and track. otherwise there are online maps that you could download and print yourself, rather longwinded but cheaper.
Sorry, Patagonia4x4 was the host for the “Project Conosur” a free project created in Argentina to develop GPS compatible cartography for South America. As such it receives collaborations from anyone interested in adding to such effort, which are later compiled and made available for free download. Now the project has a little break, the guy who compiled made his own Web site and there you can find the new cartography for free (by now) and a pay one in the future (the old one was more complete). www.gps.com.ar
A new Project start whit the same community from the first one but the new cartography it will be ready in one or two mouths. http://www.proyectomapear.com.ar/
By now only can propose you if you start your trip from Buenos Aires downloads directly from my computer as I do with to many others travellers.
As you know I will start my trip on 6 october from Buenos Aires. I would like to download those maps in my GPS.
Will it work with a Street Pilot or do I need a 2610. How big is the map in MB?
The cartography are made for any Garmin GPS so is the same if you use the Street pilot or other one, now what I have in my computer is only less than 8 MB and I use it on my Etrex Legend, only bring the cable to connect to the computer, I only have the flat one for the Etrex series.
We will be waiting you!!!!!!
Javier & Sandra…. www.dakarmotos.com
I cant quite seem to be able to get hold of these SA GPS maps. www.gps.com.ar has let me register, but when I try and download I am told that I am not authorised to download (see below)
Any ideas, any chance you could email them or post them. I am most interested in Chile, Argentine and Peru If possible. I have Garmin Quest.
Debe espera que el Administrador lo autorice a operar en el sitio
* Disculpe las molestias, pero debe aguardar que el Administrador del sitio le envie un correo electrónico aprobando su solicitud de ingreso al sitio.
Mientras tanto solo puede leer los tópicos publicados en el foro y demas secciones del sitio.
No está autorizado a descargar nuestro software gratuito ni responder en los foros
Utilice el menú superior para navegar por nuestro sitio, muchas gracias.
“You must need to wait that the Administrator authorizes it to operate in the site
Excuses the annoyances, but must wait that the Administrator of the site send you an electronic mail approving its request from enter the site. Meanwhile single it can read the topics published in the forum and other sections of the site. You aren’t authorized to download our shareware or to respond in the forums Uses the superior menu to surf by our site, thank you very much.”
Anyway I suggest you to go on the other site: http://www.proyectomapear.com.ar/index.php the best electronic maps of Argentina for your GPS.
Anyway you will must need to register and wait the confirmation mail.
Now also is available a Beta version whit auto-routing.
The best of the best ARE FREE and a community project…
New www.dakarmotos.com site!!!
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