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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I am just back from a megre L.A. to New York which I did with another 35 riders to raise money for a Childrens Hospital in Dublin. We are now starting to organise our 2008 fundraiser.
I would appreciate it if anybody could give me some info on bringing 60 riders from The US to Mexico and back in 24 hours. Is it Dangerous around the border, are the queues long, are there insurance problems?
You should have no trouble doing it, it's NOT particularly dangerous, but it can take a couple of hours to clear the vehicle permissions posts - BUT if you don't go too far - you'll have to research how far at which border - you don't have to get vehicle permission. Permission is only required if you are going well away from the border area.
See the Mexico Meeting pages for links to more info.
Going across the border with 60 riders in a group is going to take a bit longer than just an individual and going in for only a 30 mile ride into Mexico may hardly be worth the frustration, especially if you intend to start and finish in San Diego.
You will each have to buy liability insurance for Mexico ,which you can do ahead of time, on-line even, but if you were to buy this on the San Ysidro side of the border it could take a couple of hours before your group could ride off.For a single day the service fee will cost more than the actual insurance so you might as well buy it for two or three days, a minor addition. Lucky for you , you do not need to bother getting tourist cards if you stay in the frontier zone for 72 hours , i.e all of Baja .
Why not think about going in early one morning at Tijuana , insured already, and then you could all make your way 110km down to Ensenada, either on the toll road D 1 ( great scenery off the cliffs) or the old free highway and take the whole day to enjoy the sights , and overnight in an Ensenada hotel . Then the next day you could do some sightseeing before taking Mex 3 north back to Tecate-- totally different country and scenery.
As day trippers you can just sail into Mexico with minor delay at customs in Tijuana then the return to the USA at Tecate will leave you free of the long lineups typical of late afternoon border traffic in Tijuana as all the delays are usually for northbound traffic. From Tecate it is then a simple ride back to San Diego.Altogether , a bit longer than 24 hours but at least you have a sampler of Mexico other than waiting at the border and the coastal tourist strip.
This route is all excellent paved highway and there is no danger .Just drive carefully and enjoy.
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