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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I will be travelling to Thailand early next year. any body can tell me whats the best transport to use to get up North from Bangkok to Chaingmai? maybe the bus or train? and more importantly what is the travelling time needed to get there? 1 day 2 days? cause i now its a long way. I might make a stop at Sukhotai to visit the temples on the way up North. . Since i would like to book at Julie's Guest house at Chaingmai for the first few nights(anybody been there? ) but i am ot sure what dates i will get to Chiangmai.
My info is 3 years out of date, so take it with a grain of salt...
Trains when ever available are always the best way to travel in Thailand(besides a motorcycle of course!). Theres no honking, no swerving, or cramped seats like you get on the overnight bus...just the slow rocking of the train car and lullaby sound of the tracks. If memory serves me right the train took about 8-10 hours and was done over night. When ever I go to Thailand, I go straight to the train tracks that pass by the airport and head north to the small town of Ayuthaya (an hours ride north of Bangkok) and avoid the bustling city of Bangkok. From there, I can arrange any mode of transport to anywhere in the country. Though, if you have never been to Thailand, its a must to spend a few days in this city of organized chaos.
Julie's guesthouse is my fav of Chiang Mai. Nice rooftop hangout, central location, and good people running it.
If you are looking to go on a hill tribe trek, don't book it in Chiang Mai. Go to Pai for this, a few hours west by northwest of Chiang mai. Treks are less disney world like what you get from Chiang Mai operations and its also a lovely little mountain town with a great night life. Its kinda like a beach life mentality in a mountain side setting. You can also rent a bike for a couple of bucks a day and explore the surrounding towns.
i spend already a lot of times in bkk (like everywhere if you start to now the city the chaos is easy to avoid) but for me the best way to go to chiangmai is the plane chek out airasia . the train is also ok but sometime ful booked. book in andvance ant take a sweater with you (the airco is freazing) wil indeet take some 9 hours . if you are alone take 2 clas ( but not the topsleaper , is to close to the airco)
You can fly for about £50/60 2 hours in the air or for the bus Nakhonchai Air £10 VIP are best!! not sure about 15/18 hours Welcome TO NCA WEb Site i dont know were the station is in Bangkok but i know the one in Pattaya have a look at www.tagzania.com./item/19559
Whatever route you take remember not to keep anything VALUABLE in your pack if it's not with you, that includes storing it under the bus/coach as the Thai's have a habit of rumagain through your kit while you sleep. If anyone wants to say differently then they can pay for my camera that got stolen this exact way.
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