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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My friend and I left Toronto, Canada on June 2nd 2007. I am riding a 2007 KLR650 and my friend is riding a 2007 Suzuki DR650. We are tentatively planning to ship the bikes home from Santiago, Chile at the end of August. We´ve had a fantastic trip so far (although not without some mishaps). We´re in Costa Rica at the moment. If you´re interested in our trip details, I´ve been blogging at 15,000 miles, 15 countries, 3 months.
I feel compelled to share our experience trying to enter Honduras from Guatemala at the Corinto crossing (which is in the north, close to the Carribean). My advice is to not use this crossing at all. Getting the bikes into Honduras ended up being a two day ordeal. We actually had to spend the night camped at the customs office it was so bad. We got so frustrated that we even tried to sneak across the border under the cover of darkness, after having been given false information that the road block was unmanned after 6:00 PM and was only designed to stop cars, but not motorcycles (it turned out that it was manned by about 10 police officers - so much for our dash to freedom).
You will be asked to pay 500 Lempira (about $25) per motorcycle before the process even begins. This is not for a temporary vehicle import permit. It took us a day to figure it out, but this fee is for a "custodian" to escort you to the immigration office in Puerto Cortes, about 65 km inside Honduras. In our case, we had to pay 1000 Lempira even though we only required one custodian. The custodian rode as a passenger on the back of my bike, helmetless, for the 65 km to Cortes. I´m not sure how he got back to Corinto. Did he take a bus? It seems that the custodian can be any Honduran with a driver´s license. A random truck driver offered to do it the first day (but then we thought it was some sort of scam and didn´t go for it). It´s hard to believe that this is official government policy, but it is. It is actually required by law to pay L500 for an escort to Puerto Cortes.
We started the process on day 2 at 6:00 AM. We had camped there overnight, so at least we were first in line when the office opened. By the time we had our papers (given to our custodian, not to us), it was 7:00 AM. We also had to pay $3 each for stamps of some sort at another office. We were given receipts for everything. We arrived at the immigration office at about 7:45 AM. It opened at 8:00, but no one showed up in the vehicle office until about 8:30. By lunch time they still weren´t finished. We were told that nothing would happen until 1:00 PM because the office closed for lunch. Sure enough, they locked the doors and everyone left until about 1:30.
On two separate occaisions, several hours apart, I had to go to the bank down the street to pay various fees, which amounted to $38.50 per motorcycle. Finally, at about 3:00 PM, we were given our precious one page temporary vehicle import documents, ending a process that had begun at noon the previous day.
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