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've just landed a job in india, starting january, but I fancy driving there! two questions
a. is there a viable overland route to India I could cross in December?
b. can it be done in 6 weeks?
I was thinking of the route through the stans and into pakistan, is this feasable? I appreciate on this time scale I am not going to do a lot of sightseeing, but that isn't the plan. I am no stranger to endurance driving having covered Kazan to England, 3000 miles in 3 1/2 days, and Gambia to England in 10 days, amongst numerous other ridiculous feats!
Any advice much appreciated as you'll appreciate I am very short on time.
I can tell you that the route through the 'Stans will not be feasible at this time. All the passes into China and Pakistan from Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan will be snowed in beginning in October. It may be possible to ride from Tajikistan to Afghanistan (if you are brave enough) to Pakistan via the Khyber Pass, but you would probably need a very flexible schedule.
The Iran route may be feasible and would be much faster, although central and eastern Turkey will have some serious issues with snow and cold in the winter. If it is possible, it would be on this route. There are enough folks on this site who could advise you on this option.
The road through Turkey, Iran and Pakistan its best 4 u . I done it from Europe to Delhi in 3 weeks using a public transport but its not the greet fun too travel that fast .Anyway six weeks is enough to reach India and see something on u way. Condition of the road in Turkey and Iran is ok , Pakistan maybe a problem . Remember to get u Iranian and Pakistani visa in u country , it is possible to get them on the road but it take some time.
Enjoy your trip
Definitely the Turkey, Iran, Pakistan route. It will be cold and snowy in the mountains in Turkey, but southern Russia and Kazakstan will be worse, with bad roads also. Check out www.hotkey.net.au/~howmans for some stories photos of that area in November/December.
Also Alec Simpson came the other way across the Turkish/Iranian mountains in winter (his website isn't loading at the moment, contact Simmo through the HUBB).
the job is for 6 months and then I was hoping to do some travelling around. is it a problem to import and then re-export when I have done? knowing indian burocracy I am thinking that could be a bit of a nightmare!
according to my visa agent when I went there for a different visa, he is getting about 25% of iranian visa applications accepted. there is no apparent logic to if they are given or not.
he also suggested getting a work visa if you want to get a visa for 12 months. you need a letter from a company in india (any company) and one from a company in GB who will say you are working for them.
I did a six month trip in India. It was really fantastic.
Just be careful if you find yourself in New Delhi with some of the dealers. In particular, Madaan Motors is a pretty dodgy outfit. I had some problems with them and am still waiting for a bike. I have published a website to warn people about this place. http://www.madaanmotorsthief.com/
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