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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We are looking for Clem Lindenmayer who we believe is missing in the area of Kangding, a city on the unofficial border of Tibet in the Sichuan Province of China.
Clem is a 47-year-old, very fit Australian male with a ready smile. He is well built, approximately 183cm (6 feet) tall with grey/brown hair, blue eyes, and a short greying beard. He speaks Mandarin, German, Spanish and English.
Clem is a seasoned traveller with many years trekking experience. He has written walking guides for Lonely Planet, including Trekking in the Patagonian Andes and Walking in Switzerland, and has contributed to updating Lonely Planet’s China guidebooks.
Clem has not been in contact with his family since 2 May. His last email was sent from Kangding and his intention at that stage was to do a six-day circuit around Mount Gongga. If he completed this circuit we would have expected him to be back in contact on or about 10 May, which is now three weeks ago.
If you have been in the area and met anyone matching Clem's description, we would appreciate your assistance in locating him. Please either post on this board Please either post on this board, or email Clem's parents at email@example.com
I've CUT & PASTED this from another travel forum ... there are messages on that board from his parents now. If anyone is in that region, please keep this in mind!
Thanks Gecko - I think they need all the help they can get.
I've cut & pasted this from the other forum - a link to a semi-official Chinese newspaper: ¤@¿D¤j§Q¨È¹C«È¦b¥|¤t°^¹Ç¤s¥¢ÂÜ - *»´ä¤å¶×³ø - that link should work despite looking weird, anyone that can read Chinese should be able to read it.
And, The Mountaineering Association in Sichuan has already stepped in to help.
Clem's body has been found: his father posted this on Lonely Planet's Thorn Tree forum:
The following details have been advised by Clem’s wife Romi Arm, and his brothers Jeffrey and Simon, all of whom are now in Kangding.
"The search that found Clem concentrated on a small area around the eastern Riwuqie track where there had been a number of credible sightings. It seems that Clem had left the track and climbed up a steep slope to a plateau. This is where he died, living the life he loved, amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
All evidence indicates Clem died quickly of natural causes and that he did not suffer.
Romi, Jeff and Simon, in conjunction with officials and others in Kangding, are arranging for his cremation.
Once again we are very grateful for the enormous contribution and support of all Thorntree members. A special thankyou to Salma, Kira, Mieke, Keith, Leon and all those people who took the time to post potential sightings and suggestions. "
This is really sad. My deepest sympathy to his freinds and family. I hope that their loss is somehow lessened in the knowldge that he died doing what he loved. I only hope I will be so lucky when my time comes....
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