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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Q:Road Condition between NKC and Atar in Mauritania
I plan to travel from Nouakchott(NKC) to Atar and Chinguetti in Mauritania and am wondering whether I can drive a car for that travel. The information I collected so far is : Previously the road condition was acceptable only for the section between Nouakchott and Akjoujt. Some construction work, however, was made around 2000. After the work,it became possible for one to get to Atar from NKC in 7 hours and to Chinguetti from Atar in 1 hour.
Also what I read was that sand dunes move contniuosly in that region and parts of the the road are apt to be covered by sand.
What is the current condtion of the road? Is the road contion relatively well maintained so that the current driving hours is still close to the 7 hours and 1 hour or the condition became very bad nowadays one needs to give up the idea of driving a car there unless one is fully experienced and prepared against car problems such as puncture and suspension breaks?
I need this information urgently. Anybody has recent information?
It seems the condition is not bad and I feel my plan of renting a car of 4-wheel drive at Nouakchott and driving it by myself may be feasible. Though I have a relatively wide range of driving experience such as on snow, ice and rough roads and have engineering background, I do not have experience of driving on sand at all.
Will my plan work out there? (Situation of car renting in Nouakchott? Condition and performance of cars under renting? Also specific road condition?)
You can hire a Toyota Hilux in Atar with or without driver from a small private company (I forget the name - but they will find you if you put the word out). I'm sure you could also hire one in Nouachott but given that it is basically a day's drive to Atar and a days's drive back it may be cheaper to organise in Atar (provided you can find alternative transport to atar).
In any event take your time in negotiating price, remain polite during the bargaining process (even if the prices are outrageous at first) and have a clear idea of what you want or are willing to pay.
Re experience, if you have not driven in the desert before I would recommend travelling with someone who has or taking a driver on the understanding that you want to learn to drive.
It is often the case that the guides cannot drive and that drivers are not guides. You need to be clear what you want.
If you are on your own you may want to hire a guide, driver and car. You'll then be well looked after and will get good introductions where ever you go.
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