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 am currently planning my next year RTW. We (two Africa Twins) plan to go through Pakistan from Chinese border, a long KKH, Islamabad and Lahore, and then enter to India in Amristar (as this is the only possible border crossing). I wonder how many days I should count to cover "the Pakistan leg" ? I would also be grateful for any hot spots on the way worth visiting and any places which we definitely should avoid .
At least a couple of weeks would be fine I'd guess. You can read what I wrote about my trip there which I did in August on my blog if you want. The KKH is really nice and like India, a lot quieter in the mountains than in the flatlands. The people are still quite 'in your face' like India though but they do tend to ask you a lot of questions rather than just stare at you and everyone I met was friendly. It's an experience, thats for sure! I also loved the 'paratha' bread for breakfast and the sweet milky tea too.
Can't really comment on 'hotspots' as you're not going till next year and a lot might have changed before then. Who knows, maybe Obama will have got everyone to be big friends by then and will have kissed and made up with Iran etc etc...or maybe not.
I rode the KKH from Kashgar, China to Islamabad, Pakistan this year. From Islamabad I went via Lahore (Wagah) to Amristar.
The KKH is about 1200km from Kashgar to Islamabad. Five days is perfect.
Then one day to go to the border.
I did from the Chinese border to Amritsar in 15 days in '07.
That included a 2 day detour to Skardu and a 5 day hold up just south of Dassu due to an overnight rain storm that washed away the road.That was in July. We thought of returning to Chillas to try and find the jeep track that goes south but were warned off it due to the local tribesmen firing at the police back up north. I did not find Dassu to be a very welcoming place.
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