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 am trying to plan a rough schedule on how long it will take to travel across Asia. The big question is how much time it takes to travel on the main roads. I plan on taking the traditional overland route from Turkey to Nepal and ultimately to SE Asia with some side trips up the KKH and the Northern India mountain areas.
So I am wondering, what is a typical cruising speed and how fast can I ride on the main highways in the following countries:
-Pakistan (including the KKH)
I don't care about the urban areas, I expect slow going in these spots. But knowing if I can cruise at 30mph or 70mph outside the cities makes a big difference in how much progress I can expect to make each day.
I will be fully loaded two-up on a Transalp if that is a factor.
I did the reverse in '88-89. I'm sure traffic has increased since then, but a few better roads have also been built, so these times may or may not be relevant any more:
TR: lots of long, straight roads in the interior with good surfaces (mostly). The speed limit for bikes is ridiculously low, however. The coast road is very nice and winding, so youwuld probably cruise easily at 50 - 100 km/h.
IR: I only had a transit visa, so did the 2500 km in about a week. In the Southern desert I cruised at 100 - 140 km/h with trailer.
Pak: I chickened out on the South because of the heat, took the train from Rawalpindi to the border. Apparently you can do Koh-i-Taftan - Quetta easily in two days. We spent about a week on the KKH, 40 - 70 km/h.
In: 30 - 60 km/h on most roads. We generally covered 70 - 250 km per day (when travelling). Stear clear of the main highways where possible.
Nepal: 50 - 80 km/h. Wicked potholes in the best surfaced highway in the South.
Salut from Southern France, the bikers' paradise,
Anybody mind if I have a quick word with beddhist?
Many thanks for your reply to a thread of mine re European weather, I hope your swimming pool isn't too cold by now!
I've just looked at your profile again, I hadn't noticed your homepage before: www.freetibet.org The thing is, the page doesn't seem to be available, I tried a few times.
So, you went to Nepal, then- did you get as far as Tibet, perhaps? Any threads on the HUBB about it? Then how about a thread on the HUBB about it? Some day I'd like to spin a prayer wheel for Mabs, a good person, she would have liked that.
Mabs: Mabel Till, neighbour, ceramic artist originally from the Potteries. Took early retirement & moved to Wales. Deep interest in all things Tibetan & Oriental, widely read. Wore herself out looking after her husband John when he fell ill. Said she's coming back as a pampered cat next time around. Had half-page obituary in the Guardian.
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