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.
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Northern AsiaTopics specific to Russia, Central Asia (also known as "the 'stans"), Mongolia, Japan and Korea
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Vidar, designated off-road driver.
Jon, co - driver and responsible route planner.
Tobias: highway driver and conciliator.
The Off-Road Vehicle
Toyota Land Cruiser HJ60 (1984)
- BGF AT tires, with one spare
- Warn winch
- ARB diff locks in rear axles
- Old Man Emu HD suspension
- Original tank of 90L with additional extra 20L
- Car extension tent and additional ground tent.
(additional equipment included; satellite phone, shovel, first aid kit, hi-jack, GPS)
Our initial thoughts for travelling was to join a larger group of fellow travellers from an off-road society, however, due to limited number of entrants and based on our past experience -- we decided in the end, to make it up on our own, a second trip to the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia.
From our first Russian trip, we had managed to save some maps providing great granularity of the territory information, combined with our own research and digital equipment -- we not only got great insight of the field and routes but made several key outtakes for waypoints navigating us in the rough nature.
The journey started off from Sweden, we took the boat to Finland, and from there we moved, quite aggressively driving, to Salla. Salla, a city in northern Finland, which is situated close to the border to Russia. After an overwhelming time of waiting and going through custom and inspection -- we entered into Russian territory in less than 38 hours.
In short, our journey took us to many villages, many of them secluded and often as time stood still.
Cities, such as Kandalaksha -- offered us, to stop and stay over at a hotel, stock up on food and items (and more importantly, to uphold and fulfill the Russian VISA requirement of one night documented hotel booking).
From Kandalaksha, we drove onwards to the river Varzuga. This region is worldly renown for its wild salmon fishing, and the beautiful shoreline. We have to point out, that in Varzuga, we also saw some mesmerizing classical Russian churches.
Due to this year's season low rainfall, we had better access, to discover the area for alternative off-road routes. The portions of sand dunes, offers a feeling of a Sahara-like experience close to the White Sea. This is an absolute must to see and experience -- especially driving at the sediments during tide. We rounded off the day by setting up tent next to the riverbed.
The next stop was the city Umba, we passed by towards the village Inga - this specific section offered us maybe not the most beautiful scenery, but on the other hand, it satisfied our off-road needs. During our stay and driving, we meet a companion of fins, also off-roaders, and decided to accompany them.
Together, we drove to the higher points of the area that is found on the mountain at about 1000 meters above sea level. To make it up all the way up on the mountain, we had to leave the cars, with a trekking time of 3 h up and down. Russian wildlife at its best! If looking for difficult passages, or more advanced driving, the mountains at Kirovsk and Revda are to be recommended -- with combination of stony passages, water and wetlands.
A thrilling experience, as we ended the day by setting up a camp at approximately 1000 meters above sea level, near a small lake.
- Paper maps are still key, and provide you very good and valuable information, often in areas which are not marked by GPS etc.
- The nature of the region are in most often cases, not spectacular -- you need to find the hidden gems, and this may take time or several routes -- but once you find them, it's worth your time. In retrospect, it would certainly spend more time on mountains roads; there are some things to see.
Dependent on time, and events unfolds, maybe there will be a 3rd trip to Kola Peninsula, meantime hope this movie instills you with ideas for your own adventure up north, enjoy!
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