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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Terra Australis -Enjoy the advantages of Europe with the adventure of Africa
Dear motorcyclists, long-range travelers and enduro bikies!
After reading some of your articles about your motorcycle adventures around the world, I’m happy to tell you that it is, also for me, time to get up and start a 3 month trip with my Enduro or long-range motorbike.
My dream comes now true and I will travel with my motorbike through southern Australia starting early 2012. Australia (lat. Terra Australis). Once across the fifth mainland – starting from the south-eastern Melbourne in Victoria, passing by the Uluru in the heart of Australia as well as the sunburned outback, continuing to the west coast and Perth in Western Australia. A mainland, nearly 23 times bigger than the landmass of Germany but inhabited by only a quarter of the population of Germany. A land where about 80% of the population live in a maximum distance of 60km from the sea and where on a double land mass of Denmark only 86 permanent residents are living, and that even more only in the colder wintertime.
A land that should combine the advantages of Europe with the adventure of Africa.
For that journey, I have 3 months available where I will probably drive about 16,000 kilometers.
I have prepared a Blog, in which you can accompany myself (if you like), see my travel success as well as the experiences I will gain during that trip.
My Blog contains two sections:
- one is the information part, which is located on the top of the page.
Here you can find some, hopefully useful, general information about the trip preparations like, shipment of the bike, preparation and modifications of my motorcycle and its equipment, the storage and pannier system as well as my camping stuff.
- Further, you will find the blog itself with all the articles, a history about older articles, some links to useful pages and of course some pictures.
May be there is one of you mates who is interested in following Terra Australis – An adventure with a motorbike - ? I would really like it ;-)
If so, you can find my blog under Terra Australis | - Ein Abenteuer mit dem Motorrad -.
Unfortunately, this blog is currently only available in German. I am planning to implement the Google-translator soon. This useful and easy to use tool should simply and quickly translate German into another languages (that you have chosen). Unfortunately, I have at the moment some problems in implemeting the google tool. I would really appreciate if anyone could provide help ;-).
If you would like to be informed about new articles immediately when they were published, then you can enter your e-mail address in the newsletter on the right part of the page. You only need to enter your e-mail address in the field of the newsletter „Folgt dem Travel-Bug“, afterwards confirm your email address in the email that you will receive from Wordpress (if you do not got the Email within 1hour please have a look in your spam filter of your email provider to adapt the settings) and you will be a part of the Terra-Australis-family.
In case you should have questions, comments, travel-tips, I would appreciate it if you would drop me a message. Please send it to travel_bug(at)me.com or just post it here in the forum.
My apologies in advance that replies may take longer than usually (you will surely understand that there may not be regular internet access when traveling through the outback).
And now, go and have fun with me on Terra Australis, the unknown land in the south.
Keep an eye on weather reports, its the wet season in the North of the country and roads can become impassable very quickly - usualy up to mid February. The south of the country should be fine; just watch out for the wild criters on the road
thank you for the posts.
I’ll start the journey, hopefully, on 3rd on January 2012. This time point depends mainly whether I will have big problems at the customs or with quarantine or not. I hope that I’m well prepared and avoid any problems with the temporary import of my enduro bike under the Carnet. As you can read, I took my own motorbike to Australia (by the way, it is currently in Freemantle and should arrive on 15th of Dec. in Melbourne. So if anybody is, on that date, around in the port of Melbourne, I would really appreciate if you could shoot a picture of the container ship "TEGESOS" – LooooL. This would guarantee you a , of course - free of charge ;-)))).
Regarding extra fuel:
I have a fuel tank with 43L capacity, this should be sufficient enough for min. 450km and therefore for most cases. For rides in remote areas or for safety reasons, I‘ve considered two extra fuel canisters with a capacity of three Liter each.
For rides through the hot outback, I’ll have three bags filled with five Liter of water each. Furthermore, I will carry three additional Liters on my back.
Yep, it will be hot in the outback. However, if it is toooo uncomfortable – I will change my route and will head to “colder” areas ;-)
Please Note: You can find now a link to the - Google Direct Translation - tool. Consequently, the blog is now “available and readable” in English. Although the translation is sometimes word by word and makes accordingly no sense, it is readable (in most cases).
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