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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Just been playing with google maps satelite view and managed to pick out the route and villages I visited crossing from Beineu to Chulkar down near the Aral sea near to the Uzbek border, earlier this summer.
Obviously the road goes up north near to Aktobe and I wanted to take the direct route to get onto the main road near Aralsk to head towards Almata, rather than going north then south again. I did this with basically no proper information, only an old road atlas which marked a few tracks in the area which didn't actually exist, no GPS, and no knowledge of Russian or Kazakh languages. On my own. It was a real advenutre, and a test of mental toughness as much as sand riding technique.
I never actually got to sea the Aral sea, and seeing how close I ended up to it I'm now hitting myself in frustration!
Here's the map showing my route if anyone's interested. Now I can see there's a fairly sizeable looking track which goes most of the way from Beineu to Bozoi, running north of Turush, which was described to me but that I never managed to find my way on to. Had to go via Matai because it was the only place name isolated farmers seem to recognise. 3Untitled - Google Maps
Oh yeah, I met Lyosha in Beineu, and when told of what I wanted to do it was translated to me that he said without a GPS or a guide I was guaranteed to get myself killed.
There's a an old asphalt road going NE from Chelkar on to the main highway, in broken up condition of course but pretty good by standards of old Kazakh roads. M32 around there is totally undriveable, didn't see a single vehicle trying to drive on it, but the sand tracks running by the side that everyone uses are pretty good. They got roadworks starting so maybe in a year or two Almata-Aktobe will be good tarmac all the way.
My road atlas showed a track running direct from Chelkar to Aralsk; later on I was having a conversation with someone who wanted to go that way and they'd been told there deffinately wasn't a usable route that way. However the railway goes that way so I reckon it'd be an easy ride as long as you don't mind the sand.
With a GPS I don't see why it wouldn't have been possible to drive direct from Bozoi to Aralsk hugging the coast of the aral sea. It's not step in that area, it's really sandy desert with hollows and dunes, and lots of dry bushes and tumbleweed etc. But I managed to drive on it a couple of times when sand tracks finished at farms and I carried on off-piste.
Just over two days. Lyosha would probably just about remember me as I was there with Eva and the french guys in citreons.
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