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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I’m wondering if it is possible to take the route from Bordj Mokhtar to Tessalit and Gao in rainy season (August).
I’ve been told that it gets really tough and I would like to know if somebody here has some experience for this matter.
Not really but no one knows I guess.
The old Sahara Handbook used to say that route was impassable in high summer and by the state of it when I last did it (years ago in winter) it looks like it gets pretty cut up in flood.
So if there is a big storm expect to get stuck or stranded. Otherwise, just sweat it out.
Thanks Chris. By the way, I already bought your book and so far it looks really great. In it, you strongly recommend to not travel in summer but since I’m in a rally from London to Cameroon with those specific dates I’ll have no choice. The engine most be no bigger than 1000cc and would like to know which route to take. The options are through the Atlantic coast or though the middle (Algeria). Any recommendation?
What Rally is that then? Have the organisers (or has anyone?) driven across the Tanezrouft in the summer in Fiat Unos?
When things go wrong along the Atlantic route/across West Africa it won't be much of a drama. But even if you are accustiomed to 45°C heat the Malian Tanezrouft in the wrong car in August may not be such a laugh unless there is a group of you to share the cost/services of an escort/guide in a 4x4. Add that to the cost of the Alg escorts and it will be quite expensive, but summers are quiet so they'll appreciate the work!
I've said it before here: one of these days one of these 'banger rallies' will end in tears and the tabloids wil lap it up!
I used this road at the end of July 1966 , coming from Bidon V, going to Lagos ans back.
My car, a new one, was a Renault R4.
The road was wet because it uses often the oueds!
But we had no major problem.
However, it is probable that sometimes, about around 15/8, the road is a river for 2 or 3 days, like the border of the Ténéré ( see SAHARAS) or the track from In Gall to Assamaka.(2 days with only the front wheels revolving, the back blocked by mud)
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