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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I am shipping from Thailand. Was wondering if I could unpack and drive out of container on the port, or if I have to truck the container out of the port first. Customs should b easy as the truck is registered in the US...
Though my info may be a little out of date i'm guessin not much will have changed in last couple of years.
We came through Mongolia, Russia, South Korea then shipped in container to Long Beach.
We used Wendy at aerokorea 'AT' unitel.co.kr for arranging shipping out of south korea.
There was an easy to find imports office in Long Beach (sorry to be so vague) but i'm guessin you can find that one easy enough.
We handled all the import paperwork (temporary tourist import) for the vehicle there and then in about two hours with exceptionally friendly lady who was most helpful.
We did this on the friday BEFORE the ship had even docked (it docked on the Sunday).
We were not allowed into the port so your idea of driving out the container (as we also wanted) won't be accepted.
You have to arrange for a container collect and deliver to external port location. This was easy enough to sort but will knock you back couple hundred bucks.
Wendy (that korean shipping agent i mentioned) gave us a name and contact details for an agent in long beach whom we contacted for getting the container collected (i'll try to locate those contact details and repost later if i can find em)
So, just to clarify, we DID NOT use an agent in USA.
we COULD NOT enter port though so you'll have to get that sorted.
we entered US in November 2007 after 2 yrs on the road and hey guess what? we're still moving !!!!
so this is details of forwarding agent, we used these people but NOT for sorting paperwork just as a convenient contact and drop point for the container (they arranged the collection), if i remember rightly (and it's logical) they needed BOL before collecting container.
contact name : Mindy Im
Advanced Shipping Corp.
857 E. Sandhill Ave.
Carson, CA 90746
Tel : 310-768-4000
Fax : 310-768-4061
A friend had his Korean registered, German built, bike airfreighted from UK to US (Florida) about 10 months ago.
The bike was held in Customs for several weeks while an approval letter was awaited from the Environment Protection Agency. The UK air shippers knew nothing about needing such a letter and their US Agents (in California!) were no help.
By the time the letter was received he was out of time to complete his RTW and just rode it from one Air freight warehouse to another to fly it back to Korea. It caused a bit of a stink among followers on ADV - especially those living in the so called "The Land of the Free"!
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