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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MTV: When do you shoot the sequel to your motorcycle travel show, "Long Way Round"?
McGregor: Next year. "The Long Way Down" — it's from the north of Scotland to Capetown [South Africa]. We'll leave sometime in the summer.
MTV: How did you come up with the title? Does it have anything to do with the "ER" episode you were in that had almost the exact same name?
McGregor: I was in Australia shooting the third "Star Wars" film. Our producers came out, and we shot a trailer to take around to TV companies. We were having dinner, and the boys were getting quite drunk and coming up with titles. They were coming up with the most ludicrous ones, like "Wakey Wakey Hands Off Snakey, Charley It's Time to Ride." I kept coming back to "Long Way Round," and we settled on it. After the trip I remembered that the episode of "ER" I did was "The Long Way Around." So that's where it must have come from, somewhere in my subconscious.
Of course, I liked this part the best:
MTV: Tell me about the film you've been shooting with Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams in New York, "The Tourist."
McGregor: We've got a very classy team. I've loved working with Hugh, because I think he's just a gorgeous man. Most of all I've been working with Michelle, and she's an absolute delight. She's an exceptional young actress — she's got a quality about her that's quite unique.
MTV: This one has you navigating through the sex clubs of New York. Does this mean the return of Ewan McGregor nudity?
McGregor: Yes. [He laughs.] I don't think there's any willy stuff, but there's certainly bum stuff in it. It's funny over here. You're quite safe from penis shots in America because American people don't have penises, so you can't see them in film. Whereas in Britain you can see your penis in film. [He laughs.] So since it's an American picture, it's just a bum you see.
A bit off topic but......I personally like watching the series of LWR but I realize that Ewan and Charlie are RICH RICH RICH and have sponsors etc. I am going to do the same trip they did, better, and without a support vehicle and only a fraction of the money. I'm hoping to do my entire 24 months on 50 grand that has taken me 4 years to save.
(Been on the site for a few years, just changed the name, used to be GSRoundtheworld) RTW 2 UP June 2008. BMW R1100GS. Looking for friends, contacts and even sponsors. Will document trip with video and website. Call me Travel channel!
Take a good camcorder and film it as you go ! make a movie, it would be an excellent way to draw comparisons between a fully backed and sponsered expedition and the privateer. Take a look at this site. http://www.roamingyak.org/video/index.html
I bought this DVD and really enjoyed it, he filmed and edited it himself and sold a good few copies. I have no connection to him or his web site.
ps...just noticed your subsript about video & website.........DOH
I thought this would generate way more discussion - like, "we got to hurry up and do Africa before the boys ruin it for the rest of us". I'm amazed how many people, when you tell them you're riding RTW on the motorycycle say "like them actors".
No, not like them actors. Not anything like them actors.
Wait till next year - it'll start all over again when you mention Africa.
Now I'm sorry I posted this (well, I still like the off topic penis bit).
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