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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I am planning a trip from the west coast of Canada to Terra del Fuego. My whole trip is planned out exept crossing Mexico. I would like some advice on which coast I should take. I am not going back up so I have to choose only one. The factors I am looking at are lodgings, scenery, safety. For those of you who have done the trip, could you please help/
Would be tricky to just pick one coastline - some inland forays will be necessary to get the most out of it I think!
I went down through Baja and then across on the ferry to Topolobampo (never can spell it right) and into the Copper Canyon on the famous train. From the canyon you can head south to Durrango and get on the Devil's Backbone road to Mazatlan and head down the coast a bit. I cut back inland to visit the cities of Guadalajara (not too great), Zacatecas (very beautiful), Guanajuato (unbelieveable tunnel network below the city) and San Miguel (pretty good too) before riding down to Mexico City, Taxco, Oaxaca, San Cristobal, Palenque, Merida and then Tulum. The route took me 6 weeks - Mexico is a fantastic country for biking and I wish I had spent more time there and less in central America. I missed out so many great places too.
Baja's gorgeous - fantastic trails, some nice coastal tarmac, and the Sea of Cortez is stunning. If you've been dreaming of days kicking up dust then sipping cold in beach hammocks, Baja's as good as anywhere. The Yanqui tourists tend to cluster (mainly round Cabo and San Felipe), leaving the rest of the peninsula quiet.
Baja's a nice, easy introduction to Mexico. Skip straight through the snotty Tijuana border, get a tourist card in quieter Ensenada (and have a teqilla in Hussong's), and sort the bike paperwork in La Paz. Then jump the ferry across to Mazatlan and into the mainland. Ace.
Location: After almost 2 years on the road back in Germany
We just spent 3 month in Mexico and compared to the rest of Mexico we found our 4 weeks in Baja much too long. Yes the road south of San Felipe is nice, also the road up to Mikes Sky Ranch, Coco is a great guy, but nothing compared with the Mex 16 from Hermosillo to Creel, from Creel to Parral, the cities of Zacatecas and Guanajuato. If you want to do the coast, think about going inland from hermosillo, then go down via Creel, Parral, Durango, Zacatecas to Guadelajara and take to road from Guadelajara back to the coast into Bahia Navidad near Manzanillo. From the coast back Inland to Oaxaca, back to the coast near Tuxtla Guiterrez and then up to San Cristobal. U gonna love it. I found Baja just great if u want to ride a lot of dirt in the beginning of ur trip.
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