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.
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We are a couple of ADV riders who plan to ride through Central Asia during the Summer of 2010.
We plan to visit the following countries:
Iran (Yes Iran, visa’s permitting)
And Russia (Siberia)
Going back via: TBD
Total ride duration is estimated at 3 months, but who knows, we need to be flexible. We plan on leaving around May 2010.
We plan to ride 650’s, a KLR and a Dakar. We are thinking of a group limit of 4 or 5.
It would be great to have a couple more ADV rivers join us. If you have a (huge) sense of adventure, are flexible in dealing with difficult situations and the unexpected, have spend some time across the US border (besides the Canadian one), don’t mind riding on (very) bad roads, have this need to go do something, and you know you want and can do this then contact us.
It would also be wonderful to connect with riders who live along the way. We’d love to hear from anybody who has advice, info, GPS tracks or waypoints, etc….
I am planning a trip to the stans and start at 7 may from Netherlands.
the first plans was also Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan but just for the last it is a big problem to get the visa. For Turkmenistan it is only possible to get visa when you book a guided tour, that is not my cup of tea.....
So i changed the plan to go via Ukraina and Russia, then entering kazachstan and go to Uzbekistan via Bejneu.
After Uzbekistan comes Tjatzikistan (Pamir) and Kyrgistan and back to Kazachstan, from Almaty I go back via the M32 (I have only 6 weeks)
There are 3 in our group, departing from Germany early May - Turkey - Stans - Mongolia - Germany. We plan to return September 1. All 3 of us now have all of our visa's. 2 of us started middle of December and we have needed all of this time to get our visa's. Tom started later, but he went the expedited route and has everything together. We are going thru Turkemistan with StanTours. We chickened out on getting a transit visa in Baku. David at Stantours is now in charge of our Turkemistan destiny. We can only hope that the boat departure will not get delayed with a guide waiting on the other side on our nickel.
The bikes are on the boat to Antwerp / Heidelberg where we will pick them up.
The to-do list is getting shorther some days and other days I am adding things to do quicker then I can work them off. Oh-well, when it is time to go to the airport then nothing matters anymore.
This is roughly what our plans look like:
Germany - Turkey 5/5 - 6/6
Georgia - Azer: - 6/12
Turk - Uzbek: - 6/25
Tajik - Kyrg: - 7/18
Kazak/Russia: - 7/29
Mongolia: - 8/19
Russia - Germany: 9/1
We are already short on time, too much to see, not enough time.
9 more day on the job and then I am done, I'll be another unemployed. Can't wait.
Hope to see some of you on the road, when you see 2 Dakars and and DR it is us.
I leave ireland from the HU meet on 28-30th May. I'll head to London and sort visas and then hit Calais to trek it over through Europe for the end of June. Meeting Cappo Sakke and the boys in Russia and riding to siberia, down into Mongolia and back home through Kaz etc. Will no doubt see you along the way at some point. I'm on a BMW800GS. Like you, I return to stand amongst the ranks of the unemployed
I take off around the 9th of may. Will head first for Ukrain then Russia, Mongolia, The Stans, Azerbaidzjan, Georgia, Turkey and further back through Central Europe. Would be nice to meet up with some people! So keep in touch for those who're in the area at this time.
IALBIZU, we'll be in UB the end of July, we won't see you ther it seems. I hope we'll meet you and all the others soemwhere on the road.
We, which means three finns(Tirpse in Africa Twin, Suzuki Vstorm and BMW 650) one estonian with Transalp and one irish SiJohnston with BMW 800GS should be near UB last week of July so there is change we might be driving in very close tracks.
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