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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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A friend and I are planning about 5 months in c. and s. america. After hitting the CDC (and my doctor) incessantly for months I can't take away anything but the idea that the US thinks every country apart from our own must be crawling with disease. It seems if the population of the host country can live w/o drugs then so can we. After all, we're not planning a jungle slumber party the whole trip so why take anything at all?
Is this just shear ignorance? Someone give us some good advice......please.
c and s america are both INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS. the mosquitos are as big as domestic animals and they can rip off limbs! they also give you deadly malaria! particularly at 4000m in the bolivian altiplano.
everybody wears funny hats too! wouldn't go there.
they speak funny too! they won't reply in english, even if you shout at them in english. pretty inconsiderate if you ask me. why do they only speak spanish or portugese? i think i know: the answer lies in the fact that their independence day doesn't celebrate freedom from the imperialist brits.
the above is for comic effect. you don't need altimalarias unless you plan to hang out in the amazon.
latin america is superb. the people are great. the biking is wonderful.
but please keep this a secret: otherwise there will be a mass exodus south and everybody will try to run you off the road in a winnabagel and speak english at you (like they do every summer in alaska... we won't mention the alaskan national bird...)while you are admiring the views on ipamena beach in rio de janeiro.
thanks for the note chris. we'll keep it a secret.
also, thanks for the word on antimalarials in c and s america. i thought as much. i'll take some w/ me anyway but i really feel the risk of contracting malaria in the areas we plan to ride will be pretty low
Hi, did 6 months in Belize, the Mos's are like flying hamsters, yes you can get malaria in this part of the world. Stop taking the pills and it will get you, I know from seeing others do exactly that. The risk at the end of the day is yours, however, if it were me I would take the pills.
why not taking mefloquine or eq. as a medicine in case you get malaria?
Taking prophylaxes does not guarantee you of a malariafree life. Cut out on alcohol, wear long sleeves when daylight fades away, sleep under a mosquitonet might be a lot healthier and prevents you probably at least as much for malaria. Have a dose of mefloquin/Lariam or eq as a medicine in case you get malaria.
I have spent about 13 years in malariadangerous zones this way even eastern Africa which makes C@S America look very skinny in terms of malaria
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