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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If you're heading south and in particular into Western Sahara you will need a fiche listing full name, details of vehicle including Chassis and Engine numbers, port and date of entry, occupation, Father and Mother's name etc etc in both English and French. God knows why they want all this, but the delight on the Police's face when we gave them our fiches always ensured a rapid transit.
I have a pro-forma as a Word document. Send me a PM if you'd like a copy. Incidentally we got through about 10 just one-way.
While you don't actually "need" this fiche, it's a great idea and will smooth your way through the police and military barriers. Wish I'd thought of this.
If traveling with a digital camera, you might also consider photographing all important documents, credit cards, lists of contact information, etc. This is a painless and space efficient way to carry duplicates; they're in your camera or on a memory stick wherever you go. If you lose the photocopies you're carrying (to thieves, greedy cops, water infiltration through your "guaranteed to keep you dry" riding clothes, or basic carelessness), you can usually find someone to print up replacements.
Being generally in favor of needless duplication of effort, I also email them to myself as .jgp attachments.
You don't mention the age of the bike. If it has an MOT certificate take it with you, but keep it separate. It confuses the heck out of most customs officials/border guards, but they day you don't have it they'll want it!
I once used mine to convince a German tyre place that mounting a tyre backwards on a UK outfit was acceptable. I guess he was worried about their TUV guys, but any sort of paper helps helpful people get over any official hurdles IMHO.
Obviously tou have to give the fiche away in every police check point, so make sure to carry plenty of them. It saves you a huge amount of time as you don't have to wait for the policemen to write all your data down, and seems to be very convenient for them as well. The system works the same in Mori, where some times I have also been asked for a colour photocopie of the important pages of the passport, and where you always have to include in the fiche the number that appears in your visa and the delivering date.
You don't need an English fiche, just a French one is enough.
And don't forget to shake hands with the guys in the check point, it helps to smooth things quite a lot.
Every time you check into a hotel you are asked to complete a registration form. Save yourself some time and make up some 'fiches' to hand over instead. The registration staff will staple it to the form.
The main purpose, however, is for travelling in the south of Morocco, Western Sahara and beyond where every five minutes there's someone wanting to know all your details.
The attached spreadsheet is designed to print three fiches per A4 page. Trim them and they are just the right size to fit into your passport.
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