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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Hello all. A buddy and I want to take a trip from TN to Copper Canyon. We will be towing XR 650L's to the border and are just looking for basic info as far as routes, procedures, what to take or not to take, etc.
We are looking at a 4 day trip. Any help or info would be greatly appreciated!
I did Creel to Batopillas and back in a day on my GS1150 but you might want to take 2 days. The road is pretty slippery on the bends too. It was fun but I actually enjoyed the dirt road from Divisadero (sp?) to Chiox a lot more.
As to what to take, just make sure you have good tires on. My new TKC80 rear was pretty well scrubbed after those 2 days.
If it's 4 days from the border and back, that will be tight. Presidio/Ojinaga (OJ) would be the closest crossing.
With 5 days and a desire for mucho riding:
Day 1- OJ to Creel (320 miles)
Day 2- Creel to Batopilas (90 miles)
Day 3- Batopilas to Urique (almost 100 miles, all dirt)
Day 4- Urique to Creel (or further) (almost 100 miles)
Day 5- .....Hello Franchise World
You'll get a tourist card at the border for your person, and you'll get a temporary vehicle importation permit for your ride. Both cost a hair over $20 each. You'll need to use a credit card (Visa, MC, some borders accept Amex)to secure/guarantee the vehicle permit or will be required to post a cash bond of between $200 and $400, depending on the age of the bike. This cash bond is returned when you leave.
Note: It's very important to cancel your vehicle permit when leaving. Don't be all excited when riding back and forget to stop at the border to do this.
Couple more questions...Would it be better to drive the bikes from Ojinaga to Creel and then go from there or would it be better to trailer the bikes into Creel? Whats the drive like from the border to Creel?
Also, it seems like Creel is the major launching point - Do you all advise to Stay in Creel and do day trips to other cities or go and stay overnight in the other cities.
For planning the trip we took I researched on-line here and found mention of the 3 Amigos in Creel. http://www.amigos3.com/3amigos_022.htm and their associated business Amigo Trails & Copper Canyon Conexions.
I emailed them and they suggested to where to stay and other information by email.
After we arrived in Creel, we stopped by the 3 Amigos. We discussed what we had for time and the things we were interested in seeing. They gave us maps, with GPS locations, of the local sites. They made suggestions on where we could go in the time we had etc. We went over the information while sitting in a bar and then stopped by again later with a few more questions. I asked, the second time, how we could repay them for their time and information. They told me to not worry about it, just recommend them to others.
So here is the plug - This business will rent you a 4x4 four door Nissan pickup, with a picnic lunch, chairs and table, maps etc for $120 for 24 hours. You can also hire a driver through them if you prefer. They have scooters, bicycles and can arrange horseback and hiking trips if you want. I think they might have dirt bikes too. They will help you plan your own tours or will assist with a guide etc, as much or as little as you want.
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