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.'
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I start planning my tripp for next year to west Canada and Alaska.
Becaus of the huge distances and save some time riding on the interstate, I thought to use the train from LA to Seattle.
My research was not successful. Only on the east coast they run a train.
In Europe they have several trains running from north Germany down to Italy, France, incl your vessel.
Don't know about train service but if you can at all afford the time and just want to avoid the interstate, a highly recommended option would be to ride the coastal highway up the California and Oregon coast. It's not to be missed if at all possible.
You don't mention it, but how much time do you have to get to Alaska? Are you planning on taking the ferry back south so you don't have to ride back or are you shipping your bike from there?
The main thing is just the time, not the riding, the time frame I have is 6-8 weeks, it depents on my company. I know the cost way, I did it in 92 the other way around. I did a rough calculation on the total trip and it is 12000 miles. And if I could save 2400 would be great. I don´t want to spent every day 300 miles and more on the motorcycle and have no time for sightseeing.
The bike is in LA, Corona, and before I start I have to do a service, that takes away time again.
In Europe some companys offer this, they have 9seater busses and haul a trailer with all the bikes.
I haven't heard of any companies transporting people and the bike but for straight bike shipping there is a pile of them, a google search will turn up the most popular ones. They may know if any combined transportation services exist.
You might be able to organize the whole thing so that the timing works out and saves you some time, but it may be tough to do. I'm guessing that for most people, once they factor in the costs of transport there and back, the incremental time savings isn't probably great enough to warrant the expense and they end up biting the bullet and riding for two straight, boring days on the interstate.
Other vague options that may or may not be relevant include having the bike shipped ahead of time to Seattle and picking it up there. Or if you are really brave, you could post to see if any HU members would be willing to deliver the bike to Seattle for you.
Whatever you end up doing, have a great ride and drop me an email when you pass through B.C.
MountainMan, guess your right, time saving compare to the cost is gainless.
To shipping the bike ahead is not possible because I have to to some things to mount. Burkbusters, a new seat and maybe alu panniers.
It would be greate to find someone for a hook up, but just in time when I am ready to leave LA? If someone needs to go north with his truck / van, need someone to rotate driving and have some space left for the KLR, why not. But this would be luck.
First of all I need to set up the time frame, I have two options, May/June or August/September. I will find this out in the next few weeks.
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