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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so you end up in jail in another country, any one have it happen?
I asked else where but didn't get much of answer. Seeing how corrupt place like Mexico are. 92% of people end up behind bars without any physical evidence to tie them to the crime . You gulity unless you can some how prove otherwise, it seem like a good question what do you do? I m not talking that you had drugs on you etc. I m talking you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. it seem like a wise question to ask . It could happen, has it happen to anyone you know? what happened? thanks.
Myself and Peter Cullen were arrested for a trumped up charge of killing a child in Zuigenchor, Senegal!
A family tried to fit us up but we had witnesses, 2 catholic nuns and nobody would argue with them!!
If it weren't for them then I wouldn't know what would have happened but it wouldn't have been good that's for sure!
Nightmare either way though ! Sounds like a local was shot !
They rented a pickup with a driver to transport their broken XT towards Uganda. Two locals were also sitting in the pickup. The driver got shot, the group got separated and Moland and French drove away with the car.
Originally Posted by *Touring Ted*
Its hard to know for sure if they're telling the whole story though...
To make it short here is the story:
- with my friend I was crossing Africa with we were looking to visit Victoria Falls
- tourists can only pay the entry fee in US$
- we where short on US$
- we looked for a change office, all closed
- we changed some money on the black market (first mistake)
- among real US$ notes the guys gave us two fake ones (second mistake, I didn't check enough if all the notes looked real or not)
- when we realized we had fake notes the guys were gone (of course)
- when at Victoria falls entrance the guy giving ticket was not looking like a guy that pay too much attention to the notes he was given (second mistake we made)
- we gave it a try thinking "if he realize it's fake notes he'll keep it and that will be all" (third mistake)
- when we gave it to him we saw he had a fake note detector, oops! Of course the alarm of the machine went on when he inserted our note. Oops!
- he went mad, called a cop near by, called the manager of Victoria falls
- 1 hour later 2 police men arrived (in a taxi) to arrest us and put us in jail (funny things, not enough space in the taxi, we had to follow them to the jail on our bikes). Another funny things, they left us visit the falls before going to fail, thank you guys!
- after a day in jail they released us but kept our passports. We were "lucky" we did the exchange in front of a closed bank with CCTV. We where not expecting any of these cameras to be working but it was a miracle, CCTV was actually recording! So they saw the faces of the guys that gave us the fake notes.
- after 4 days we got our passports back and left the country
Don't do the same mistake, don't be an idiot!
At least they sent us in jail with our cameras. So we have a souvenir
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