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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Hello all: Lonely Planet just published a new edition of their guide book for Mongolia. This is long overdue, as the old one was very out of date.
The new one has GPS data for almost all the major sites in Mongolia, so if you are coming to Mongolia I recommend buying it even if you don't bring the hard copy with you. You can load all the waypoints before you leave.
And I'll repeat what I've mentioned before: Garmin's WorldMap base map is by far the best available base map for Mongolia. If you are buying a GPS for a trip here, get a Garmin (one that can load maps). Magellan will work, but has very little in the way of roads or towns.
I've been emailing waypoints to people before they come to Mongolia, but this will be a much more efficient.
Not that I don't love you all and live to serve, but I'm only human and often all too slow to respond to requests!
i used the local "road map" witht english and mongolian or russian writtings when i was in mongolia, excellent ! better than LP or NELLES. the "roads" were mentionned and also the petrol pumps, quite usefull there. accurate map.
i didn t use gps, just asking and meeting people around :-).
have fun there,
ps : scottw :
is there a kind of "bike market" in ub now or still "scarcity" of big bikes, spare parts, experiences, etc ... ? otgon at nassan gh helped me a lot when i had problems with my r100gs.
mercedes benz was quite helpfull when i was there, with their network.
and also the federation of motocross : they have a playground and their headquarters are just outside ub.
in summer 2002, the local bikers did their fist bike show in the streets of UB : so much fun and there were big bikes and cross bikes. does it still exist ?
a big travel agency was also renting for tours around 10 bmw f650s : they had a bit of spare parts. other travel agencies do this also now ?
do you know if i can get a copy of LP in ulanbatar? where is the place to get maps in mongolia. youhave got an address?
thanks for information
Daniel: The LP is available in UB at Xanadu Book Store, just 10 meters west of the Chojin Lama Temple/Museum in central UB. Xanadu is the best English-language bookstore in the country. I also heard the new LP is available at some other local bookshops, but I know for sure it is at Xanadu.
As for maps, Xanadu has a very good collection, including some in English. There is also a special map shop in UB, but unless you need detailed topo maps, the ones they have in Xanadu are fine.
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