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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Just passed through Central America going south and then came back north and wanted to share some border crossing info.
Going from Guatemala to Honduras there are three main borders, DO NOT cross through El Corinto in the north or take the Boat from Guatemala to Puerto Cortes in Honduras unless you are willing to give up several days of your trip and spend a lot of money. Both ways of entering the country require that you go through the maritime border at Puerto Cortes. If crossing by land you will be required to hire an "official" escort as the border is not equipped to provide vehicle permits. Unlike the rest of the borders in Central America, the maritime border is designed to process the importation of large quantities of vehicles and is EXTREMELY confusing. I never would have gone through here had I known that it would require 8 hours, over forty stamps/signatures/VIN inspections and upwards of $200US per motorcycle in bribes and miscelaneous "fees."
Instead the border at El Florido and Agua Caliente are quite easy to navigate through and relatively inexpensive (the normal $20US highway tax plus $10 vehicle permit.)
Crossing from Honduras to Nicaragua, I recommend the Las Manos border over the Guasaule border. It is not on the PanAm highway and there are few trucks making it a much faster process. The ride from Tegucigalpa to the border and from the border south into Nicaragua is also much more scenic than the PanAm. Guatemala and Costa Rica are inexpensive, quick and easy.
On another note, when in Costa Rica I highly recommend observing the speed limits. Although they are quite low, there is an inordinate number of highway patrols with radar. If caught speeding they can impound your vehicle, you will be required to go to the nearest municipal centre, pay the fee and then have a judge sign a release order for your vehicle. Of course none of this happens, you are simply extorted into paying the police cash on the spot to ignore the infraction. On the PanAm from Peñas Blancas (Nicaraguan Border) to San Jose, we saw speed traps about every fifteen km.
Everything between the borders is marvelous, and even border crossings have a certain entertainment value. Enjoy the trip.
It is always a good idea to stand firm and not be a victim to the dickheads at the borders. If there is a fee, demand a receipt. Always. It is sometimes indimidating with all the guns and a lack of spanish, but don´t pay money you don´t have to because you are white, a tourist, etc. Phone your consulate on the spot. Doing these two things almost always works wonders on their thinking. Tienna uno recipa por favor. Gracias. i don´t know if that is how it is spelled, but it must be close. Same with the police. They are not going to drag you to their boss at the station on bogus charges. Tourism is a big buisness here, and they tend to leave the gringos alone once their superiors get involved. Just thought i´d mention that from personal experience.
Oh yeah, one more thing, there are kids at the borders of Nicaragua, and also Honduras that will help you sort out your paperwork. It can be quite a muddled affair, so i found sometimes paying these kids a couple bucks for thir efforts instead of haggling with the officials is a fair price. I spend more than that for a coffee back home! I also met folks native of these countries that were baffled by the process! Le Messila in Mexico into Guatemala i did not find too bad. A well travelled American who lives down here on and off warned be not to go through Hildago. He said there is a town before the border, and it is a little confusing as to where the border really is. So some locals take advantage and politley rob you before you reach the real border. That must be a kick in the butt for those who do not know! Cheers!
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