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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I have just entered Kaz in a diesel UK registered Landcruiser. I am in Pavlodar and have been turned away from 4 filling stations apparently due to the absence of some sort of ration card. I finally got help from a local who took me to a place where they gave me diesel, but at the black market price ie 3 times the proper price. Anyone have any knowledge/experience of getting around this problem?
If this is going to happen elsewhere in Kazakhstan I need to rethink my travel plans.
For the sake of other overlanders who may find the information useful, here’s what happened afterwards.
The next day in Pavlodar, another Kazakh helped me. He was definitely aware of the voucher issue, but led me to a filling station that sold me diesel without vouchers at the regular price.
Subsequently, I have been refused diesel in Kurchatov (even while a truck filled up right in front of me), while I have been able to buy in the normal way in Semipalatinsk. I was refused again in Georgievkaya but got served normally 10 kms later. I have since been able to buy diesel normally all the way to Almaty.
I have learned more about the diesel problem from some other Kazakhs I have met in Almaty. It seems that, a few months ago, there was a spike in demand for diesel caused by the planting season, plus a drop in supply caused by Kazakh oil companies diverting their wares outside Kazakhstan for higher returns. This, I am told, did cause diesel to be rationed at quite a few places around Kazakhstan (but not Almaty - the price went from 60 to 80 Tenge/litre last month, though).
Now the issue is being resolved as Kazakhstan's oil reserves are replenished. It seems that I merely caught the tail end of this problem when I arrived in Kazakhstan, but I wasn't to know that at the time.
Just to let everyone know there seems to be difficulty in getting diesel in Kyzl-Orda and in Chomatau (near Aktobe). This appeared to be a genuine shortage rather than the need for the dreaded ration voucher. In both cases, I eventually ended up getting diesel but it took about 6 attempts.
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