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 plan to leave for TDF in October and will hook up with Bob Forsee another HU member in McAllen, TX. We plan to ride to Panama and fly to Bogota. I have a Nelles map of CA and it shows two routes across El Salvador, CA1 being more inland and going through San Salvador. Then there's CA2 following closer to the coast and hooking up with CA1 just before entering Honduras. Which of these would be the preferred route?
In 05 I traveled south and by passed El Salvador, and then on my return trip north I traveled through El Salvador on CA1. CA1 through El Salvador was a good road. Maybe too good. It certainly was not the most interesting road I traveled in Central America.
Unless it is important to you to travel through El Salvador, my recommendation would be to by pass El Salvador. Cross from Guatemala at Copan Honduras. Copan is an interesting town to spend the night, and you are sure to meet lots of travelers. This might or might not involve a few extra hours of travel, but for sure you are going to save a few hours with one less border to cross. The route through Copan is all paved to Nicaragua. Copan to HWY 5 near San Pedro Sula and then HWY 5 all the way to Nicaragua. The highway pretty well bypasses Tecucigalpa
Hope to see and you at the HU meeting in Viedma, or maybe in Ushuaia at Xmas.. My wife and I are flying our bike into Santiago Chile and then driving it back to Canada.
Checked your suggested route on the map, looks very appealing. I'll run this by Bob and get his thoughts. Maybe we'll see you at the bottom.
Harold, that is the route I planned for my trip thru Guat. I crosssed at the Copan Ruins border in 2003 and it was a piece of cake so planned to use it again. Very easy and laid back. Make sure they know you aren't coming right back after visiting the ruins. They have a temp exit "thingie" for a ruins visit then return to that border. Not what we are doing this time. Not far out of the way at all.
OMG.....there is no question ...use CA#2.....it is fantastic for motorcycles, lots of twisties and fantastic views. I have done it twice and am going for my third time on a sport bike. You will love it.....LISTEN TO ME CARRETERA #2 IS THE WAY TO GO!!!! fOR THE VIEWS ALONE.....IT IS A PERFECTLY PAVED ROAD. For a treat...stay at Casa de Mar in Libertad....playa Sunzal!
Gotta agree with that - CA2 is an absolute saucy belter of a road, especially from the Guatemala border to La Libertad. Coils of bends, deserted surfer beaches, amazing views of mad waves crashing into black sand. Pity it only lasts a couple of hours.
I agree with CA-2 by the way I spoke with Bob before I left Miss. I had hoped we might hook up.
I am currently in San Jose Costa Rica. I decided to study spanish before going on to TDF. If you pass through San Jose I am at the Cacts Hotel, Bareo Mexico, San Jose.
Ride Smart don't miss Antigua, Guatamala or Granada, Nic.
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