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 am planning a route through Kazakhstan with the view to cross into Russia around the Semey area. Can anyone give some (sensible please!) advice on the radiation and health hazards regarding this area or point to sources of information where I can obtain advice for travel in this region.
I have seen pictures of the Kurchatov area and results of the bomb tests carried out at Semipalatinsk and wondered if it is possible or (relatively) safe to visit this site for myself. Thanks in advance
Thanks Garry - it's so interesting to get a picture from someone who as actually been there. It's also interesting to see that you are from Oz 'cos I have also been planning to travel the Anne Beadell Highway which as you probably know runs past through Maralinga & Woomera where the British tested several nuclear devices in the 1950's.
After several "clean ups" the latest government commission report states:
"approximately 120 square kilometres is considered safe for access but not permanent occupancy"
Re. the Kurchatov area (which is still inhabited) perhaps there are guided tours of the site which someone knows about?
No probs. I spent 2 days in Semey getting my radiator rewelded after the mounts broke as a result of vibration from corrugations. No one was real keen to tell me much about the Polygon at all. On the island in the middle of the river that runs through town there is a HUGE memorial to the people affected by the radiation - it seems to be something of an embarrassment and the Kazakhs feel some pretty strong enmity to the Russians as a result.
I had a wheel bearing failure on the road to Pavlodar and had my bike vandalised overnight in Pavlodar. After riding down to Karaganda I realised the roads were getting worse so that put the kabosh on my plans to ride down to Almaty.
In Karaganda I visited the ecology museum where they gave me a pretty good run down on how badly managed the whole Polygon site had been and told me a few horror stories of the risks involved in visiting. Apparently they can organise tours but I believe you do require a fair bit of notice.
Karaganda (like most ex-Soviet towns) is a bastard of a city to find your way around. It took me two hours to find the city centre 9and a hotel) after arriving from Pavlodar.
I've also visited Woomera around 10 years back enroute up the centre to Darwin. Emu Field, which is the test zone near the Beadell Highway, is a long way from town though.
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