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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Argentine trails - can anyone point me towards to stories slash websites slash inspirational maps about dirt riding in Argentina, especially in the warmer north. Country that big and beautiful, there must be a lifetime of good dirt, but all I ever see are Ruta 40 gravel gripes.
Did northern Argentina a few months back and recall a long stint of gravel and dirt to the west of Ruta 40. Started near Abra Pampa and (don't recall the route off the top of my head) headed south through the town of Antofagasta de la Sierra(there's one way in and one way out) and eventually hit 40 again. The leg was probably close to 600 k's.
The first thing would be to get a map from the Automovil Club Argentino. We found it very accurate and up-to-date, and it shows the different degrees of difficulty (4wd-only / easy dirt / good gravel). An online version is available on their web site at: Automovil Club Argentino
We usually found the dirt roads relatively easy in Argentina and Chile, although we may not have taken the most challenging ones, and everything might have seemed very easy to us after Africa.
The basic rule of enjoyable riding is to cross over the Andes between Chile and Argentina as often as you can. The second thing to keep in mind is that if you cannot cross the highest passes because of the season, the North of Argentina is much more enjoyable than the Chilean side. If you must keep heading south as a general direction, you will be much happier on Ruta 40 and its side roads in Argentina than along the trans-Am in Chile. Further south, it's the opposite: Ruta 40 in Patagonia is ok but a bit boring while the Carretera Austral in Chile is a wonder not to be missed. Even further south, you don't have the choice: you have to come back to Argentina and Ruta 40, the Glaciers and the little gem of El Chalten if you like hiking.
Dan i've been reading Hubert Kriegel's trip report,Timeless Ride. He has just come north from Antartica and the roads he's been on look fantastic.Argentina and Chilie.
Someday I want to see it all too.
Mick - bingo! Thanks for that, man - what an amazing find! Loved the pics, loved the stories, loved the fact that the first few trips were done in an old Renault 12. Ace - that's the next ten years of my life sorted.
Pat - cheers, buddy. Yep, you're right - Lone Rider and Luke both ride and write great trips. Nothing but respect for those fellas who dig out new routes on old kit and keep smiling even when they're seeing more welders than waterfalls.
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