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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us 2 and our trusted 2 Tenere's will land in Cartagena in about 10 days. The bikes needing some maintenance, can somebody point me to a bike friendly hostel and a m/c workshop that let's me do the work myself?
Can't remember the places we stayed as were there for a few weeks so eventually treated ourselves to a self catering apartment with garage and a rooftop pool for about $30/night...
Getsemani is the area for cheap hostels, just off the square. Quite a few have courtyards where you could do maintenance etc. Don't know how up to date this info is be here it is anyway:
Budget hostels in Cartagena.
There are 3 areas to stay in: most traveler hostels are in Getsemani, a few blocks from the old town. The old town itself houses some more expensive hotels. And Bocagrande is the modern district with modern hotels but not much charm. Hostal Casa Viena (Hostel Hostal Cartagena Villa de Leyva Colombia for Backpacker, Getsemani, Calle San Andres No 30 - 53, tel 664 62 42 or 660 20 77, hotel at casaviena.com), run by the friendly Austrian owner Hans, Casa Viena has dorm beds (8000 pesos, US$ 3) and private rooms (25000 pesos, US$ 10), internet, safety boxes, book exchange, open kitchen and all the usuals of a good travelers hostal. Hans can also help you get on a sailboat trip to Panama.
Hotel Marlin (Calle 30 No 10 - 35, tel 664 35 07) is a small backpackers place. Singles are 16000 pesos (US$ 6), doubles 28000 (US$ 13).
Hotel Holiday (Calle de la Media Luna No 10 - 47, tel 664 09 48) is a good option when Casa Viena is full. Singles with bathroom are 12000, doubles are 24000 pesos (US$ 10).
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