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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Grand Junction - Colorado National Monument (100% Must Ride) 1.5 Hours from Moab east on I-70. The monument is a hwy that goes through red rock cliffs and overlooks the Grand Junction valley (Grand Valley).
Aspen - Fun to ride your bike down main street and take pictures with the nice mountain surroundings.
If time permits, then head over to Idaho Springs and ride the highest hwy in American to the top of Mount Evans. One amazing view from the top. I-70 east of Grand Junction about 3 hours that goes through Vail. Skip the Eisenhower tunnel and go up and over on Loveland Pass. Turn off in Frisco and the highway connects to go up and over on your way to Breckenridge. Nice views and you can see forever on a clear day. You will come out on East Bound I-70 about 25 minutes from Idaho Springs.
The southern mountians of Colorado (San Juans) are a little more like the swiss Alps then the I-70 Hwy range along vail, etc. Depends on your time and likes.
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Yes, these are east of Monument Valley-I think Durango is the first town into Colorado (and east of the "4 Corners" area where you can literally stand in the only place in the US where 4 states meet). Well worth a visit while you're in the area, and a great way to see the historic "wild west" in a very nice moutain setting.
I think I suggested to someone else here; go to the Grand Canyon before Canyon de Chelly and Monument Valley, and if you are traveling eastward, this will be part of the trip anyway. de Chelly is very spectacular, yet more intimate than the Grand Canyon. I have only been to the Grand Canyon once, and did not do that new skywalk, or take a helicopter trip, but I had been to Canyon de Chelly several times having lived within 45 minutes of it, and felt that the grand Canyon was a slight letdown after having visited Canyon de Chelly. Monument Valley is really on its own, and would not matter which place you visited first--it's quite spectacular!
Came down from BC to attend the Silverton HU meeting and was very pleasantly surprised by a stretch of road... Highway 139 from Rangely to Ioma in NW Colorado. On my map it looks like a straight line. Hardly. Beautiful pass, quickly changing scenery. Unfortunately, the southern end is at Interstate 70... the only stretch of Interstate I had to do. 139 makes for an excellent route between canyon country around Moab in the south and Dinosaur and Flaming Gorge areas in the north. Highly recommended.
Also, stretch from Silverton to Ouray, Colorado. Fantastic. Would recommend two-lane roads from Ridgeway to Moab through Naturita as opposed to 550 to Grand Junction as well. I wasn't going to take the Naturita route as my map doesn't show 46 connecting to 191 south of Moab, but then my AAA map is an adventure in itself. The road has been there for years obviously. Glad I took a chance.
You're getting some great tips for this fabulous part of the country, but here's one I haven't seen yet. My son and I just got back from a UT, WY, ID, OR, CA trip. A really nice stretch was in southern Wyoming:
Hwy 80 east from SLC to Rawlins
Hwy 287 north to Alcova Lake
We camped for $7 at Alcova Lake with thunderstorms all around us - fun! Here's a shot of the lake the next morning at sunrise. I'm sure if we'd stuck around a few more days there would have been plenty of more roads to explore but we were blazing to Buffalo.
I wasn't going to take the Naturita route as my map doesn't show 46 connecting to 191 south of Moab, but then my AAA map is an adventure in itself. The road has been there for years obviously. Glad I took a chance.
Very detailed maps, all roads shown very accurately, but a few downsides--limited to western states, each book is one state in extreme detail--you have to purchase one for each state, which is expensive, hard to find; Wal-Mart has them, but they only have the state that you are in at the time, and the book is about $18 or 19 dollars. But from living in the middle of nowhere for 2 years a few years ago, I can attest to the accuracy of the Arizona map.
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