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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Thinking of planing a trip from L.A. down to Baja and back and I have about one month.
Am I going to make the trip in a month without too much stress ?
I could ship a bike from Europe or hire in L.A.
Anyone have any tips on bike hire in or arond L.A.
If you, or anyone else gets the urge, the Mexican state of Sonora (east of Baja Norte) just eased its rules as far as paying that weird car deposit for driving/riding farther south. Google Sonora and find the official tourist site, but they just had a PR article a few weeks ago in the Yuma Sun Newspaper telling us how the state of Sonora just eased up on its vehicle deposit.
If you have a month in Baja, you will want a dual sport bike. There are more fingers on both your hands than there are highways in Baja. The real jewels are off the beaten path - not paved.
Assuming: You're flying in, have 30 days, want to see all you can, not be limited by rental/hire restrictions, not be limited by the type of bikes available for rent/hire, want the freedom to move at your own pace...and some other good stuff.
What I would do is contact some dealers in the San Diego area and arrange to purchase a very late model, low mileage dual sport bike that would fit your needs. Say...400-650cc, well prepped, excellent condition.
Ride towards your dreams for a month and sell it back to them for $1000-1500 less than you paid for it. They would more than likely provide airport transfers for you.
It shouldn't be too difficult to find a dealer for such a plan, with conditions, of course. They make $, you get a reliable bike that you like and have a cheap vacation.
Also, a benefit to 30 days are the permanent registration/tag requirements that you will avoid.
TJ and Mexicali (to a lesser degree) feed the north, business-wise/parts/imports. La Paz and Santa Rosalia feed the south.
I've been looking at craigslist and thinking of buying, but it could be a lot of hassle reselling in the time I have.
But the last option seems good . Buy from a dealer with a sell-back option.
I'll look in to that. Any tips on dealers in San Franscisco who would be willing to do this type of deal would be appreciated.
I'm coming to a museums/web conference in San Franscisco mid April.
Thinking of flying out about 4 - 5 weeks earlier to catch March /April in baja.
Any tips of hotels, camp sites, places to eat, what not to miss ! what to e between san Fransisco and the border?
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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