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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Northern AsiaTopics specific to Russia, Central Asia (also known as "the 'stans"), Mongolia, Japan and Korea
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I'm looking to head over to this region in July and would love some tips for where to go and where not to go. I'm probably only going to spend a month total travelling, with 6 days planned to get from the UK to the Russian border and back. I'd love to have more time to travel further east and on to Mogolia but I don't think that'd be possible Also, given I'll be on a Suzuki Bandit, I need to stay on some half decent roads!
Also, it may a touch obscure, but if anyone knows of any old military sites and Cold War relics around that region please could you point me in the direction.
Where NOT to go.
Chechnia and the small south-east corner of Russia close to the Caspian Sea and Georgia. Many foreigners are kidnapped. We don't get to hear of them in UK because exceedingly few Brits go there, but they regularly kidnap other who do.
Volgagrad (was Stalingrad). There are many WWII relics, memorials and museums there and around there. Even the popular guide books will assist. But not with Cold War stuff, mainly because they still exist and many are operational. Locals know where they are, what they do, but prefer to keep quiet!
Is it safer around the Caspian Sea in Kazakhstan, or is the whole region still a bit dodgy?
The military thing looks cool, I'd love a ride in one of the Migs! Now, can I stretch my budget enough to include that? I'm mainly interested in the old abandoned military stuff, there's nothing quite like wandering around old military installations that have just been left by their owners. I figured that given the distinct drop in the cold war infrastructure over here i.e. RAF Upper Hayford and Greenham Common, that similar steps may have been taken in cash strapped Russia. I may have to do more research, there's got to be something there that won't get put in prison for!
I think it's misleading to say that the whole Caspian region is dangerous for foreigners. I live in the Astrakhan region (Russia), where Volga flows into the Caspian sea, we have frontiers with Kazakhstan and Dagestan (one of Caucasus republics). A lot of foreigners (from Italy, Norway, etc) work in our ship-building plants and there haven't been any cases of kidnapping. My professional activities include permanent contacts with foreign citizens and most of them have the most favorable impressions about our quiet city.
One thing which is must-do for people with such kinky inclinations, of course, is Borodino. It's the place where Napoleon got his first slap in the face trying to conquer Russia. The slap did not stop him, but made him think a bit.
Then, this was also a battle zone during WWII.
Basically, it is a large area with loads of monuments commemorating the elimination of batallions etc. It has a nice museum and is generally a nice place to visit. It is abt 80 kms to the West of Moscow.
Inside Moscow there is Park Pobedi. Military museum, tanks, guns etc.
In Kiev there is a monument commemorating victims of WWII annex military museum. Lots of tanks, helicopters, planes, rocket carrying trucks, armoured trains etc.
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