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 arrived in Dumai Indonesia, no problems through immigration and got the bike through customs, I was then told I had to go down to the local police station and register there. They were not there when arrived that evening so had to return the next morning. I had a large ride that day so arranged to meet them at 8am no one showed up till about 9.30 and nobody appeared to know what they were doing after stuffing around for an hour and a half.
Then the head honcho "Fadly M. Ismail Sh .Sik" said I could not take my bike. No justifiable reason was given they said my Carnet was not an acceptable document as registration. I argued every possible way but they refused after supposedly calling there superiors in Jakarta. I was chatting some blokes who where teachers in the town and they informed me that all bikers must register with the cops but they have never seen any problems, the only explanation they could offer was political problems with Australia.
So if your Australian and crossing into Indo via Dumai DON'T STOP AT THE COPS!
That truly sucks! But I would agree with your recommendation, avoid the cops in Indonesia if at all possible. We were stopped 3 times to see our driver's licence and they also asked for my International Licence which was expired. I just showed them my California licence and said "international" and they seemed ok with that. Another time, I was about to show them my carnet when they demanded an international licence, and after slowly unpacking my stuff to get access to the carnet, they just said ok, ok, you can go...
Gday Tanja & Christian, Yer I could have traveled with out my bike but otherwise there is only one road to the next town and they had already been in contact with cops up ahead. I could have waited a day or so but Dumai is the pits and I did not feel like major hassles from the locals so close to home! Safe travels
maybe, you remember us??
We met you in Laos at the nice waterfall!!
we are traveling on our 2 teneres around the world.
we are now in cameron highlands and getting your story!!!
that sounds not good!!
and i heard, that the border to east timor is closed as well!!??
how are you and what are you doing now??
we think about flying from kl to australia now??!!
instead of driving through indonesia
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