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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I have a question about the road between siwa and bacharriya. We have driven the road last summer and it wasn't that good. But we saw that they have ever worked on it, to get the road better. Is there somebody who has driven the road this spring?? how was the road condition?? Still parts with soft sand??
The roadworks are markedly turning the conditions from bad to worse...
Having driven 2400 kms in the Gilf and the Sand Sea without trouble, we spent about two hours getting unstuck on the 'road' this March. It pays to go on that road every five years or so just to know why you don't want to give it another try for the next five
Andras - I'll be driving down that road in November from Siwa. Is it still easy enough to get the permit/permission or should I get the man from the Tourist Info place to help?
Process looks pretty straight forward - you pay, you get the permits. However probably it's worth the few extra pounds to have somebody stand in line for you and fill the innumerable endless forms. It took about two hours in an afternoon to get everything in order.
The 'road' is as dismal as ever, so plan a full day. The good news is that there are fewer checkpoints (about 5-6), and each took no more than 2-3 minutes, a marked improvement over the half hour times twelve some years ago.
Thanks for the answer.
I've driven down it half a dozen or more times - but not since 2001(?). Normally I got someone to sort out the stuff in Siwa for me while I relaxed at Bir Wahid. I'll probably do the same again this time then.
I wouldn't expect the road to be any different, despite supposed improvements, and apart from one time losing second gear about 10km outside Siwa and having to go back, I've always "budgeted" a full day to get across to Ahmeds Camp in Bahariya.
The 'road' is definitely much worse than it had been in '01. The stretch between the half-way point and Baharya is dismal. The tarmac is mostly undriveable, broken into disjoined blocks of asphalt separated by deep ruts, but the bypasses along the sides are also horribly corrugated.
Beyond the half-way point, there are surprising few km stretches of excellent new tarmac, separated by dozens of kilometres of prepared new foundation that mostly covers the old road, but is now so corrugated that it is better to go in the desert along the side. In the sandy bits they have cleverly built up high gravel barriers along both sides of the road, which means that the channel inside is now filled with a good metre of liquid sand.... Have fun
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