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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Two interesting articles today:
First, EU is now wading in to the Saharan security situation with intent. People, drug and arms trafficking is seen as a key threat.
""A European Union initiative in the Sahel region is becoming an urgent necessity, in order to arrest a development which threatens to spread rapidly," said his report, seen by AFP.
He said that a team of EU experts led would head to Niger, Mali and Mauritania over the next week to assess what their needs are in combating extremist groups and organised crime."
More here: African extremists 'threaten EU': World: News: News24
/TIMBUKTU, 12 June 2008 (IRIN) - Mali has
become an established transit route for weapons
heading from West Africa’s increasingly peaceful
coastal states to active conflicts in West and
Central Africa, an ECOWAS expert has warned.
“There are two factors on the supply side –
stabilisation in Cote d’Ivoire and in Guinea
Conakry,” said Jonathan Sandy, small arms
programme manager with the Economic Community of
West African States (ECOWAS) in Bamako, who says
regional monitoring has shown a steady uptick in
the number of guns entering Mali over the last five years.
“On the demand side, some of the weapons stay in
Mali and are used for criminality. Others go to
active conflicts in the north of Mali, in Niger,
Chad and even as far away as Sudan,” he said.
Violence between the Malian army and Touareg
rebels in northern Mali has escalated in recent
months, with 20 rebels reportedly killed this
week in the heaviest fighting since a rebel assault in May killed 25 people.
The Malian national arms commission says the
weapons it has seized range from sophisticated
automatic weapons to ancient revolvers. The
seized weapons were manufactured in countries
including the United States, China, Egypt, Italy,
the Czech Republic and Russia, according to the arms commission.
In the Timbuktu region of northern Mali, arms
commission officials said they have collected
over 1,300 illegal weapons over the last five
years, but that at least 5,500 weapons are still
in circulation in that region alone. 450,000
people live in the Timbuktu region.
ECOWAS has also registered a 100 percent increase
in the number of arms being manufactured locally
over the last five years. “It’s a good source of
employment, but our concern is that it is not regulated,” Sandy said.
Ahmed Hamid Maiga, head of the arms commission in
Timbuktu, said deepening poverty, a declining
agricultural sector, and rampant population
growth explains increasing domestic demand for weapons.
“People have got to eat and drink,” he said.
“People think if they get a gun they will get
something to eat. There are many cases of fights
between pastoralists and cultivators. Other
people fight over access to water sources.”
ECOWAS’s Sandy said strengthening national arms
commissions in Mali and around the region and
improving information and awareness is the best
way to stop the spread of weapons.
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