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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When I started, I thought it would take a couple of years,well its getting that way! I started to prepare a 3.5 Rangie to go to Timbuktou in the beginning of 2005, was planning Jan o6, but Co-Driver could not make it, so Ok.... delay for a year, bought another Rangie, 3.9 done loads of preparation, Big springs, gas shocks, shields, roof rack (full length) tent on roof, jerry can fitted, water and fuel, Solar panels, three Optima batteries, one for starting, one for winch and auxilaries, one spare in rear charged by solar panels, two spare tyres on rims, sat/nav and sat phone fitted, Auxilary tank fitted, plus usual lights, also now a 3 seater, took out two seats in back, plus a few other bits,and still going, I think new year will be ready to deal with mechanical things,belts, bearings, hoses, seals etc. I know im taking a long time over this, chris says preparation is paramount! but want to do the trip across sahara since I was 25, now 58. so a bit longer wont hurt. and raising money for charity, going from surrey uk, France,Spain,Morocco, Atlas mts, Western Sahara, Mauritania,Mali, target is Timbutou, AND back, cant do Jan 07, then too Hot? to I guess its Jan 2008, maybe too early to ask But anybody want to make up a convoy to do same route,(mixed crew) and any comments please........................Dave
umf, serious prep! I am taking easy - just bought a Rangie (actually - 2 of them) and will take it to Mali in Jan - no preps at all, just me, mate, tent, and rangie. Now I'm in Latvia, but rangie - in Surrey. Will fly London on 25 dec, leave England on Boxing day. Take it easy!
I'm sitting at home in Christchurch NZ pouring over a Michelin 741 Map looking at doing that same route! We are heading over in a few months to settle in London and start making our second Sahara trip happen. Will my other half has been wanting to do a trip like this too for about 15years.
We will keep a look out for any other postings from you or anyone else who is keen!
conventional wisdom is that gas shocks are unsuitable for africa, they overheat on corrugations, harden up and crack their mounts or your chassis. good synthetic oil ones are best. we went through to gambia in April this year
and it only got a bit hot once we got into serious desert. we did find though that the wind would get up at about 15:00, forsing us to an early stop, I think this was due to convection currents. even in April there was snow on the mountains and bits of morocco were quite chilly.
Please just go and stop planning. I remember reading your threads a long time ago, while I was preparing. Now i am back already from a round trip through Africa, 60.000 km down the West coast to Cape Town and back the East coast. And to my surprise I see you are still preparing!
We crossed the Sahara a few times and it was great. We did Atar - Tidjikja and Adagez - Bilma and Bilma Nguigimi and a bit more in Sudan. My revelation was that it was a lot less difficult or though than i thought it would be.
I agree completely with noel di pietro. Stop preparing, otherwise your preparations will be endless - the car will never be "perfect", or to put it better, there will always exist a possibility of putting something more on it.
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