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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Hi. I'm planing to make the 1000Kms route in southern Morocco covered by "Sahara Overland" in the begining of August on a 4X4 vehicle. I would like to get your opinion on the mater: is it totally crazy??? Is the heat berable???
Having been in Merzouga, Tata, Guelmime,... end of Mai and already finding it really hot I would think it is a better idea to go in wintertime. You might actually enjoy the trip more.
I should point out went on a bike and not in a 4x4.
(Morocco in Summer?) <<is it totally crazy??? Is the heat bearable???>>
No, it is not crazy, and the heat is bearable.
If it gets too hot, head for the hills of the Anti Atlas (Foum Zguid direction)
It won’t get as hot as Saudi Arabia, and Brits live and work there every day of the year.
Take care to check out your vehicle.
Remove top and bottom hoses and flush the radiator until it runs clean.
Then back-flush from the bottom up :
Then flush the engine block in the same way – you’ll be surprised what grot you’ll find living in there!
Renew ALL water hoses, and keep the old ones for spares.
Replace the fan belt and take the old one as a spare.
If your 4x4 is over 5 years old, fit a new thermostat – a cheap precaution.
I drove in these parts of Morocco (with the help of “Sahara Overland”) last Nov/Dec
A few of the comments on my website may be useful
Check out http://kitmax.com/ and select 'Morocco Off-Piste', November 2001 on the index (home) page
PS I loved your ‘orrible English – keep it coming…
Thanks for your advice. I found it very useful. I've visited your web page and found it excelent! I didn't yet seen the "vehicle prep" part, but will in the next few hours. Your trip story is very well written (I don't know if I could do it on my own...).
Regards (from Portugal, by the way )
tás é doido... em taouz (um pouco a sul de merzouga) disseram-me que a temperatura em julho/agosto pode chegar aos 50º... uma brasa não te parece? e não te esqueças que as oportunidades de um mergulho fresquinho não vão ser muitas...
pra mim a altura ideal para marrocos é qualquer uma menos o verão!
ps- sempre bom ver um portugues por estas andanças!!!
Pois...de facto, também não me parece a melhor altura. Porém, não consigo marcar férias noutro período do ano. Pesem embora as dificuldades, não estás interessado em juntar-te à caravana??? Até agora, contamos já com dois jipes.
Please ... this is an English language forum. Your English is really not all that 'orrible and it would be a shame if your useful contributions are lost to those who do not master your wonderful language (including myself).
You are absolutely right. It was not very educated of us to speak/write in portuguese. Basicly, Renato told me that I must be crazy for going to the desert in August and I replied asking him to join the team!
Thanks for the invite. Would be good fun I reckon! As for timing, I've unfortunately got a tight and rigid schedule (leaving Amsterdam 17 Aug, must be back 1 Sep).
Send me an email if it might tie in with yours and we can arrange to meet up somewhere.
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