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.'
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I did it solo when I was 21 (37 years ago). No problems, just ride carefully whilst you get used to the traffic 'rules'. Summer can be extremely hot--there have been threads on this before--but then I first went in summer as well. Mad dogs and Irishmen.
Check out the knowledgebase in my signature and come back with any specific questions.
TriBSA 750cc (bored out from 650cc) café racer with rear-sets, clip-on handlebars and RRT2 close ratio gearbox--totally unsuited for mountains!
Well it was back in 1972 and I hadn't ridden more than about 200 miles in a day before. I took the ferry to Calais, rode through France and Spain and crossed over to Morocco at Algeciras. It was August and whilst I was in Morocco there was an attempt on the life of King Hassan II so there was a degree of tension with tons of army roadblocks.
Latest style in motorcycle gear. Note the handy security device.
Over the years I've visited Morocco more than 35 times and have spent an accumulated two and a half years in the country, so from that you can deduce that I quite like it.
Nowadays many people get the ferry to northern Spain (details in Knowledgebase) which cuts off a pile of miles. Brittany Ferries is only one night and to save the cost of a cabin you can book a recliner seat then make up a bed on the floor.
Sort out the ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar when you get to Algeciras/Tarifa.
yeah man its doable of course though most things are, i went down on a honda 550 not as old as tims (mine was a made in 1977) though still a classic...
have your wits about you in places were people will try and help you depart with your cash, the outskirts of towns where blokes on bikes will come next to you wanting to say were to stay and the like. also carpet dealers, souvenirs makers, kids, beggers, all want a piece of you. i'd probbably steer clear of anyone selling you any hashish too as sometimes they can be the police and you really don't want to spend your time in a morrocan gaol.
i purchased insurance on the frontier expect to pay some in-your-face 'officials'
great place mind and well worth it anytime of the year......
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