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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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All roads to Narva (Estonia) are as good as anywhere in the EU.
Once in Russia, from Narva to StPeter and then to Moscow are generally good with some potholes and deformed sections but improve the nearer you are to big cities.
From StP to Mosc avoid the marked "new" road by-passing Novgorod to the east. It was less than half built when the money ran out. One carriageway graded but hardly surfaced, taking both directions of traffic. The other carriageway virtually non existant - good for off-road practice except it's not open! Far more comfortable going through the town, and probably quicker too, as all the lorries crawl along the by-pass. Unless things have changed since last July, that is.
Apart from Borders, Roads Police spotchecks occur from time to time - generally documents checks. No hassel if your docs are in order. You are on your way within a couple of minutes. Expect to be stopped on average once every few hundred miles on main roads/entry to big cities. Its a game of chance - having foreign front number plates will attract more attention than usual, as you are more interesting that the beaten up old Ladas held together with duct tape!
Radar speed checks often in villages along main roads - note the town name signs, which indicate an automatic speed linit. Often these extend a long way either side of the built up areas. Oncoming drivers often helpfully warn of radar checks by flashing lights. But if not, the going rate for bribes is about 500 rouble ($20 - £10)
No experience of camping. Should be OK in those parts off the main roads and out of sight. But what do I know....
Our visa cost us so much in the end that we want to make the most of it and visit Moscow while we are in the area.
Although we have heared that getting a visa outside own country can be a problem it was real easy in Vilnius, Lithouania. They didn't however accept our insurance as it is in Dutch . We got a 'new' insurance across the road for 15 us for 14 days
After travelling almost 70000 km around Africa, Arabia and Europe I shouldn't sound like a novice but
Do I need to use th Carnet for Russia and will I have to buy compulsory insurance at the border?
Russian authorities (border, police etc) only accept Insurance issued by a Russian Company. They do not recognise anything else, even if you are fully covered with Insurance bought elsewhere.
You can buy Russian Insurance just before the borders at Travel Agencies. I went to the Tourist Office in Narva to ask and they gave me a list of 20+ places where I could buy it, all within the town.
For up to 3 months on a bike last year this cost me 725EEK (about GB£32 or US$60). But this is only the very minimum legal "Roads Insurance" liability and does not cover your own vehicle in any way. That is what you get at home on your Green Card.
The resulting Russian Insurance Certificate is valid for multi-entries up to the expiry date - anywhere in Russia including Kalliningrad..
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