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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Will be doing this journey from California in July after a few months in SE Asia and am curious to see what all your experiences are in terms of monthly costs after cycle & kit? Why not split it up by region if that makes more sense!?
How much should i allow for a reasonable lifestyle living in basic accomodation & backpackers do you think?
I just did six weeks in South America at m/l $100 US a day, much of the variability you will find is in fuel costs. I traveled 15,000 K which meant I was on the road most days and burnt a lot of fuel. You could stay in cheaper accommodations than I did most of the time if you take the time to check out camping etc. (blog at "horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/thode"
Have a great trip
As per the $100 day, some of that went for port charges or visa fees and moto repair & tires. As stated in original post fuel prices were up and with long days on the road that eat a lot of cash. Also I am not experienced at this type of travel and speak very poor Spanish so until I figured some of it out latter in the trip some extra $ were spent.
The biggest variability in what it costs (IMHO) is how much time you have. I had six weeks and wanted to cover some area. This makes hotels look better than camping due to setup time and after 10 to 12 hours on the road you just need a place to shower and sleep. If you have the time (much better way to travel) you can check out the area and find camping spots or cheaper places to stay. If you are only burning one tank of fuel a day that is only going to be $10 to $20 a day where I was filling up at least twice a day for $20 to $40. Most Hotels or Cabins were $20 to $35 a night. I split this cost and got a room with two beds when I was riding with someone (up to $50 for a double room). Hostels were from $6.50 to $15 depending where you were.
Also my costs were higher due to which countries I was traveling in. Chile, Argentina and Brazil are going to be more expensive than Central America.
If you need to keep your costs down two things you need to do:
1. Learn to speek the local langage, (or ride with someone who can)
2. Don't get in a hurry, give yourself twice as much time as you think you will need.
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