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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When I was in Tashkent I went to the bar in front of the Tata Hotel, I think you know the place (I guess you wrote the info in the Hubb). I met some bikers and they showed me some pics of one motorcylcle event they had. They were bikers from Astana, so the uzbeck bikers should know them. I have the phone number of Michel, the president of the Steel Scorpions, a Uzbeck club of bikers. He speaks a little bit of English. If you phone, tell him the Spanish biker gave it to you.
im flying into Atyrau for work on tuesday if you need any parts bringing out or if i can help let me know, my wife is kazak so if you are really stuck and need someone to translate drop me a pm and i will give you our number.
Cheers ... I found the Bike Casta guys ... and am being looked after. No spares needed, just had a bad gasket repair done and lost most of my engine oil over my right leg. Any half decent mechanic should be able to make a new gasket. Just felt like finding some bikers this time, rather than the truck mechanic who made my last dodgy gasket. Also having lost engine oil, prefer guys who know where I can find replacement synthetic motorcycle oil.
After we parted company in UB it turned really cold for us, below zero at nights and in sibir no more than 5 during the days, was the same after we left Moscow as well. Felt a bit sorry for you since you'd only decided to ride home because it looked like the weather was going to go warm for a bit!
Hope you sort something out for getting back okay, best of luck to you.
Thanks mate ... I think I am out of luck, out of warmth, and out of time. Cant find a way to get me and the bike back to the UK in time ... cause I have to spend pretty much the last 2 months of the year in Russia.
So think I will leave the bike in KZ or Russia for the winter and if there are no other options, return to get it in the spring.
It was -18 last night!
Are you back in the UK now?
Doosey, if you have something coming back from Astana, I will leave a copy of my papers with the bike so it should be able to be transported.
Yep, rode back through Scandanavia. There's a ferry between Denmark and England, so along with the Turku/Stockholm boat it works out the shortest distance home. It was cold and wet all the way. Am a bit depressed about leaving Eva behind.
Had one really hard day in Russia. Had a crash which left Eva limping for the following week, then the drive chain came off the back sprocket (I new it far too loose but in the cold couldn't find the motivation to adjust it), then after putting my tools away noticed the back tyre was now flat. Was a chance puncture from a fatigued thin poor quality tube, could have happened anywhere or anytime but of course happened right when I needed it the least against all probability.
(I new it far too loose but in the cold couldn't find the motivation to adjust it)
I know that feeling. I have been very poor with my maintenance since well before UB ... its just too cold. I have fantasies about finding heated garages available for public use by the highway so that I can do my daily maintenance. Strangely enough, I havent found any.
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