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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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I am planning a trip to Chile, Argentina, Bolivia and Peru april - may 2008. Unfortunately my travel partner had to withdraw from the trip due to personal reasons. That means I am looking for a travel partner preferably with a big GS or comparable bikel. I have a well equipped 1150GSA that is fully prepared for the trip.
The focus will be on off road riding, enjoying the scenery and absorbing the culture along the road. If you want an impression on how I like to travel, visit my homepage on i-spog --- explore my trip and look at my Morocco trip of last year.
I ship my bike from Belgium to Santiago de Chile and back. Departure last week of march. Duration 6-7 weeks.
I have done quite some planning already and the following is on the menu (this is only the rough cut direction I want to follow, nothing is nor will be fix!):
from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza over the Paso de Los Libertadores along the Aconcagua to Northern Argentina over de Paso de Socompa back into Chile
-Around San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
-Che Guevarra route, Sucre, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba, Bolivia
-El camino de la muerte. De Yungas North of La Paz, Bolivia.
-Lake Titicaca, Arequipa and the PanAmerican Highway (Peru)
-Cuzco and Machu Picchu (Peru)
-Valle de los Volcanos (Peru)
-Atacama desert, Chile. The better off road work...
I have a no nonsense attitude and an open mind. I am pretty easy and tolerant. Nevertheless I refuse to take people that:
-refuse to ride before they have polished out that scratch in their tank
-neurotically start to look for a laundry shop whenever they spot a stain on their gear
-refuse to ride before they have had their favourite cereals (honey pops, smacks, krispies, whatever)
-want to go home after their first off
-refuse to ride before they have checked every little detail on the bike, leaving others waiting for 45 minutes
-refuse to ride when it's too cold, too hot, too rainy, too dry
-have no sense of humor and take everything way too serious
I hope the non limitative list indicates more or less what kind of travel partner I am after
If you're interested in this kind of trip, let me know asap. Departure date is nearing...
Wish I could. Just returned from a Peru-Brazil (to Iguazu)-Bolivia-Peru trip with my son. Around the Block 2007 | I know what you mean by people who go on these trips, but then don't want any difficulties. Try 6,000 kms on a XR250, crossing the Andes and jungles! LOVE IT!
I will recommend that you don't push for too many kms/day or riding days in a row. We had 42 days and there was hardly time to stop to take pictures, much less fix the bike or visit....
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