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 leave from Finland to Vladivostok last year on first af May so it is possble. Nights were little bit below zero few times but it was not any big problem. It takes 19 days from Finland to Vlad. After After Khabarovsk road turns to south so there was leafs on trees already then. Maybe april is too gold, at least on nights
Originally posted by chris: Hi people
Have searched the site but not found the answer to my question:
What is the weather related season (i.e. when it's not too cold) for riding from Europe to Vladivostok?
I imagine June, July, Aug and September. But can you start earlier, say in May, or even mid April? Can you get to the Russian Pacific coast in October?
Rob and Dafne deJong did their IceRide, but they're mad IMHO I'd prefer temperaturse above 10 degrees centigrade.
October can be tricky. It can be lovely and clear (though definitely chilly at night) but it can also snow heavily. Luck of the draw. If it does snow it will probably melt in a day or two, but it could hold you up.
This is an archive of russian weather data containing alot of data. The data can be downloaded and I am building a database of location along the road with a view to answering the following questions...
1 Minimum night-time temperatures
2 Maximum day-time temperatures
3 Rain amount and duration
4 Cloud cover
Just looking at Belogorsk in Amurskaya oblast indicates that you need to ideally travel June-July-August in order to avoid below zero night-time temperatures (for camping - not that you'd catch me doing that). Minimum night-time temperatures drop from +10 end of August to -10 end of October.
My own experience of Vladivostock and Primorski Krai as a whole backs this up. August and early September generally the best time to go through this part of the world.
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