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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After 6 months touring SE Asia I'm currently in Bangkok organising flying my bike and myself to Istanbul in early January. Can anyone give me a hint on what the ridieng weather will be like this time of year. Because of my bad weather timing I'm planning on staying west and south in Turkey before heading to Greece and hanging around the mediterranean until it warms up. Just after some forewarning on how cold I will be (have to buy some warmer clothes in Istanbul anyway), what the roads will be like or any helpful hints anyone has to offer. Thanks in advance.
the weather on january is usually cold (-5 to +8 degree celcius) in istanbul, rainy and/or snowy. however, this year we have here in turkiye an extraordinary winter season. it is mid december and no snow-cold in ankara or in any other part of turkiye. not even rain. all the dams are nearly empty.
anyway, in normal conditions, istanbul might be -5 to +8 degree celcius , the middle and the east part of turkiye (anatolia) are cold, snowy and ice on roads during the night (temperatures varing from -40 to +5 degrees celcius depends the parts). the west part (egean costs), the north part (black sea costs) and the south part (mediteranian costs) are mild and no snow (0 to 12 degrees celcius). get some winter cloths and waterproofs.
if you come to ankara we can have a /coffee. and also i may supply you free accommodation after 15th of jan.
In and around Izmir, which is the western Anatolia, there is no concept like "storing the bike for winter". The weather never goes below 0 degree Celcius even in night time and if it rains, it is usually mild. I feel like living in the best conditions for 12 months motorcycle riding here in Izmir.
If you happen to pass by, and even stay for sometime, drop me a line.
Thanks to both of you for the information. After 6 months in SE Asia I äm not used to the cold so will probably freeze for the first few weeks. I will probably be going through both Ankara and Izmir so will catch up for coffee/ and more information.
I've had a change of plan. I''m now heading south again to enjoy sunny Malaysia for another month or so and will freight the bike from Kuala Lumpur. My Bangkok shipping plans got affected by New Year long weekend, lack of visa time and getting around Bangkok sucks. One big advantage is that at least Turkey and Greece will be getting closer to being warm.
I've had a change of plan. I''m now heading south again to enjoy sunny Malaysia for another month or so and will freight the bike from Kuala Lumpur.
Welcome back to Malaysia, Steve. Should you travel south try not to go beyond Melaka (historic city) as the state of Johor is experiencing a rare flood. But things should be back to normal in a week or so.
Go up to the hills, like Frasier's Hill or Genting Highlands. Nice curves and cooler too. And they are not too far from Kuala Lumpur.
I spent a month in Malaysia in July/August when I first came to SE Asia and did enjoy riding around the highlands, almost as good as around Northern Thailand. Since I will have 3 months to play with I probably will hang around until Chinese New Year, should be fun. Definately have to go shopping for warm clothes, think it's best to do that in Europe though as Asian stuff isn't designed with cold weather in mind. Same with tents, I'll have to get one of them too as I've been spoilt by the accomodation costs in Asia and that will blow the budget in Western Europe.
In January you can easily meet snow and very cold weather in Turkey.
Be ready for the discomfort.
Wearing warm clothes may be not enough for the bike if you intend to ride.
If there is snow you wait a bit and ride afterwards.
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