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!
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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.'
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I'm also in Newcastle but don't intend leaving til summer 2013. I want to make my way over to Melbourne, which is a must for me, and then work out how to come back from there. I am taking about a year off work for my trip, but as you're local, I would be really interested in getting together to see your planning, and maybe get some tips and advice.
No probs in meeting up n having a brew.... the kettles always on the boil at my place !
As for my trip I've done a few European trips but the main thing im trying to get my head around is the shipping.... and the costs. Im lucky cause ive taken early retirement but I still need to give our lass a rough timescale.
Well my long term partner has given me the nod to go and do my long term dream
so next year 2012 I will do my RTW from UK via Russia thru USA and finally home.
I want to be honest with her and give her a rough timescale, so ive a few questions
1. Does a 6 month timescale sound about right?
2. I know you cant go from Magadan now so whats the best way to leave Russia and head to the states?
We might cross path along the way. I will go the opposite way, leaving the US in May of 2012.
As for your questions; six month is doable, IMO. Based on my research, a lot of folks ride to Vladivostok and take a ferry to Korea or Japan and air-freight/sea-freight the bike from there to the US- or Canadian West Coast.
You can also ride to Magadan and take a freighter down to Vladivostok and continue as mentioned before.
Routes into Russia - are you planning on going in through Ukraine? I can fully reccomend going through the Caucasus (Georgia and Azerbaijan), ferry across the Caspian and then TM, UZ and KZ into Russia. There are more borders and visa requirements but it's very varied and you still get a big chunk of Russia.
It took me about two and half months (maybe three) to get to Novosibirsk in Russia this way and I got to go through a lot of varied terrain that I'd have missed going through Russia directly. I was also taking it a bit easy with some rest time in Greece, TM, AZ and KZ.
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