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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We are planning a trip from England to South Africa. We are planning on leaving the USA on July 1st for London and there we hope to purchase a vehicle (Landcruiser or Rover) and outfit it. If anyone can offer any help on this, please do, as we need it. We are not sure how much time we will need in London to do all of the necessary work purchasing, repairing and outfitting the truck, plus getting all the necessary documents. If you have done this and can give us an approximate time allowance, that will make our planning easier. One thought crossed our mind today which is, how possible might it be to buy the vehicle here in the states and ship it to England. Do you know anyone who has done this or, do you know how difficult the restrictions are?
We especially need info on how to get safely across from West Africa to East Africa. Do you know anyone who is currently doing this? thanks for your time
Originally posted by the Estradas: If anyone can offer any help on this, please do, as we need it. We are not sure how much time we will need in London to do all of the necessary work purchasing, repairing and outfitting the truck ...
That can be done in a day. There's a vehicle waiting for you - go to www.polandrover.com and look no further.
As a suggestion, have you thought of driving from South Africa to the UK. SA is a significantly cheaper place to get all the kit for a vehicle. I returned from SA yesterday having finished a 7 month UK - SA trip in a 110. The Rand is very weak at present although it is strengthening. Examples such as an Eezi Awn Roof tent which is £500 - £700 pounds in the UK is about £300 - £350 pounds in SA. An Engel fridge which is £500 - £600 in the UK is £300 - £400 in SA. Labour is also cheap. Where an hourly rate for a landrover specialist garage in the UK is probably £35 - £40, in SA it worked out at between £8 - £18. Try www.safaricentre.co.za, www.f rontrunner.co.za
2nd hand prices of vehicles was also much significantly cheaper. An excellent landrover workshop in cape town is LR service centre, ph +27 21 7050474/5 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As for garages in the UK, main ones include Frogs Island 4x4, Mantec, Nene overland, footloose 4x4. Frog Island are good. They all have websites.
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