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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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.'
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Hey folks. I'm flying to the states on May 1st and gonna buy a bike and travel for six months or so seeing as much as possible. So one night last week full of dutch courage i bought a ticket for the Burning Man festival. I've been looking into it a little more over the last few days and it seems like it could be tough enough to do on a bike. If any of you have done it some advice and/or moral support would be much appreciated. Thanks.
If you join an established "group" or "theme camp" you will get an assigned camp spot. You do not actually have to know anyone. There are many to choose from. Also check if there is a burning man site in your home location. We are from Vancouver and there are a number of local blogs.
It's certainly doable on a bike, but I'm not sure I would recommend bringing it if you can park it nearby (Reno?) and get a lift in.
You can carry in enough food and water, but one thing to be aware of is it will be hard to get out of the elements if you just have your bike and tent.
If you are there for any amount of time, the wind will usually whip up and there will be a mini sandstorm that can go on for minutes or hours. You can easily survive it but on occasion it is just nice to be able to get out of the wind and into a place that is somewhat sheltered.
Connecting with a theme camp that has a big shelter tent can certainly be enough for you, but I noticed a few forlorn bikes that were in the elements for a few days and since everything gets coated with a fine powdery dust the bikes didn't look too happy.
All small issues in the end though, BM is not to be missed. You can just rock up, and if you haven't found a camp prior, you will get directed to a section with a bunch of unaffiliated people like you. You'll meet a thousand of friendly folks and from there how everything ends up cannot be predicted You'll understand better after you go...
Cheers folks. I'll def check out the themed camping thing and i just signed up for the updates. It's only gonna be a small part of my trip around the states, canada and alaska but i've a feeling it's gonna be a standout memory .
I can see no reason you can not do it. May not be as fun as you think sitting in your tent for days on end but there you have it.
Some ideas. Many people there like to trade not so much with money but items. I do know of a group that rents a huge RV and buys pallets of and use them as trade. A ice cold will go for a lot after a few days. And then there is the fact that there is no water so no shower, the smells after a 2 or 3 days can be something wet wipes or baby wipes will be something nice to have. You may be able to rent a U-hall truck and have a bit better time of it. Tarps and rope will be something you may want to look in to.
What ever you bring in you must pack back out so plan for that.
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