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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I'm planning to make the loop through northern Vietnam in march next year on a Minsk. Dien Bien Phu, Sapa, Dong Van etc. Anyone have any comments on weather, temperature and road conditions end of februari to and of march? Should I carry extra fuel? Suggestions on scenic routes or nice places to go would be appreciated too.
Despites the restriction on engine capacity, vietnam is fabulous for riding.
Get the Vietnam Road atlas (blue with white bridge) from the bookshops near the post office in Hanoi and start playing.
We did Hanoi - Mai Chau - Son La - skipped Dien Bien Phu in favour of an incredibly beautiful shortcut from Tuan Giao to lai Chau - Pa So (where we spent some extra time in the hills) - Sa Pa
Sa pa - Bac Ha (best on sundays) - Ha Giang - Meo Vac - Bao Lac - Cao Bang
There are not many tourists outside of SaPa and Bac Ha at all, but this northeastern loop is drop dead beautiful. You're supposed to have a permit if you want to stay overnight in the border area though. We didn't want the hassle and rode the whole bit in one day, which is a bummer as it's too beautiful for one day. Two up with gear, a Minsk is powerful enough for this stretch, but only just. No alternative though.
If you've more time, the ho Chi Minh Highway South of Pho Chau is gorgeous.
No need to carry fuel, but some rain clothing and gloves are needed, you may have some rain. Road conditions are generally great.
Encouraging post! Looking forward to going. I never mind the engine restrictions. Would prefer some more power but I just love to ride and enjoy. Kickin' on the scenery, not knowing what's around the next corner. Can you tell me something about the temperature in febr/march? Were you there that time of year? I read it can be quite cold, especially around Sapa. I'll go anyway but it would be nice to know what to expect, what clothes to take.
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