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 considering a trip to China in the future and I was wondering about riding in China. I been reading many of the posts on this site regarding PRC driving licenses and other hurdles. So are there any places that will rent bikes in China?
I heard there are some people selling refurbished PLA BMWs / (Chang Jiangs?) in China so I though I might be able to buy one then ship it home when I leave.
no bikes for rent and you need a PRC drivng license to LEGALLY drive/ride a motorized vehicle in China. no foreign / overseas / international D-license accepted in PRC Mainland. driving without the proper documentation could cause serious trouble with authorities in case an accident happens.
I was in China last summer July and August 2004, what drove me there was an invitation from a friend to come and join him on a motorcycle trip around china, on a chang jiang with side car, chinese version of russian urals. The plan: pretty much improvisation. At first the idea was to rent two chang jiangs, but we came to the conclusion that it would be better to travel on just one, to reduce technical problems, money and physical stress. Every one we talked to told us we were crazy, that this sort of stuff is illegal, that nobody had done, we came to the conclusion that chinese people are not very adventourous, no hard fellings , and we decided to stick to the plan. What you need to rent a bike in china??? Extremely good negotiations skills and of course a little bit of mandarin. We rented the bike in beijing, the first guy we went to refused to rent the bike to us, because we made the mistake of telling him that we were planning on going all the way down south to guilin. The next shop we went, which was just half a block away, we told the guy that we only wanted the bike to cruise around beijing for a month. Not quite what was in our heads. So after some two hours of negotiating the price and everyhting else, we rode out of the shop on a chinese chang jiang. hehehe. What we did is technically illegal, but nobody had to know, and the guy could use the money. I don't remember exactly how much it costed, but it was less than 300 us dollars for one month.
The trip was amazing!!! ALthough the bike was not a state of the art adventuring bike, it was better than taking the train.
We didn't run into any problems with the authorities, even the cops approached us and seemed absolutely astonished that two foreigners were doing something like that. Only one time we got stopped by the cops and we pretended we didn't speak chinese, and the guy finally gave up and let us go. Whenever you get stopped just pretend you don't understand, and they will rather let you go, that deal with you. We only stayed in back roads, and we went trhough places where no other foreigner had been before. Motorcycles are not allowed in highways, they have pretty good highways by the way.
We did have a lot of mechanical problems, but that is part of the experience. We learned that in china you will never get stuck. Every time we got a flat which was like 10 times in 12 days. there was always somebody to help us. We had mostly electrical problems. mechanically the bike ran good. Although i have to admit we did not returned in the same condition we took it.
The plan was to ride for a month but due to time constraints we only did it for 12 days. In terms of riding distance you will be lucky if you do more than 400 km a day on a bike like that. first it wont go very fast and second some roads are just way out of control.
Every day we woke up we grabbed the map and just pointed to a destination and off we went. we camped and stayed in hotels. china is so cheap that you can treat yourself nicely and save money at the same time. the good thing about riding in a bike like th chang jiang is that locals know them and they know how to fix them and parts are available in big cities.
My friend i did the trip with currently lives in china and owns a chang jiang, and he is travelling there and studying. He currently travel and rents motorcycles with his friends any time he ca
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