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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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Alternative fuels for when the fossil stuff gets too expensive!
Whilst it's not exactly on topic...
Remember, if you are driving a diesel then you can always fall back on using vegetable oil - it may well be cheaper and more available the way fossil fuel is going! It's something which might get you moving if there are real fuel shortages somewhere...
If you have a relatively big engined car - Land Rover, Land Cruiser etc, then running a 50% vegetable oil(ordinary cooking oil) mix will probably cause no problems - I've run a TDi Defender for the last few years on 50% with no problems except a bit of waxing on the fuel filter in freezing European weather - just carry a spare filter element! Sunflower oil is best since it's thinner, but basically whatever you can get. A modern electronic management engine might not like it due to odd feedback readings, but since a 'proper' overland car shouldn't have a reliance on something which needs a diagnostic computer to maintain it most of us shouldn't have to worry about that...
And if you have a Landy with a TD5 engine it's designed to run on kerosine or Jet A1 without any additives - that's what they tested the original designs on, so that's another alternative fuel - Jet A1 tends to be cheap (untaxed) but usually has to be bought in 210 litre drums - ask at the local airport! Other diesels, add a bit of oil to the tank to lubricate the injector pump
Gambia: All over the country
Diesel 32 GMD (@39 GMD per 1 Euro -> 0,82 Euro)
Petrol 33 GMD (@39 GMD per 1 Euro -> 0,85 Euro)
Dalassi had a real low and typically the exchange rates are about 30 GMD per 1 Euro. So the Fuel price will be around a 1Euro per litre
Senegal / Cassamance:
Diesel 548 CFA (@650 CFA per 1 Euro -> 0,84 Euro)
Petrol 682 CFA (@650 CFA per 1 Euro -> 1,05 Euro)
Diesel 540 CFA (@650 CFA per 1 Euro -> 0,83 Euro)
Petrol 623 CFA (@650 CFA per 1 Euro -> 0,96 Euro)
All over the country
Diesel 4500 GNF (@7500 GNF per 1 Euro -> 0,60 Euro)
Petrol 4500 GNF (@7500 GNF per 1 Euro -> 0,60 Euro)
Cash exchange Guinea Franc per 1 Euro: 7000 GNF Koundara Taxi Parc; 8100 GNF Kindia market
Oanda.com mean: 7460 GNF
All over the country
Diesel 14800 SLL/ gal (@5500 SLL per 1 Euro -> 2,96 Euro/gal -> 0,71 Euro/l)
Petrol 14800 SLL/ gal (@5500 SLL per 1 Euro -> 2,96 Euro/gal -> 0,71 Euro/l
Cash exchange Leone per 1 Euro: 5400 Forex office; 5900 Street
Diesel 210 LRD/ gal (@102 LRD per 1 Euro -> 2,05 Euro/gal -> 0,54 Euro/l)
Petrol 225 LRD/ gal (@102 LRD per 1 Euro -> 2,20 Euro/gal -> 0,58 Euro/l
Diesel 234 LRD/ gal (@102 LRD per 1 Euro -> 2,29 Euro/gal -> 0,61 Euro/l)
Diesel 571 CFA (@650 CFA per 1 Euro -> 0,88 Euro)
Petrol 628 CFA (@650 CFA per 1 Euro -> 0,97 Euro)
Takoradi (close to Accra)
Diesel 1,180 GHS (@2 GHS per 1 Euro -> 0,59 Euro)
Petrol 1,168 GHS (@2 GHS per 1 Euro -> 0,58 Euro)
Fuel prices and Road conditions are what we need to know!
I've been planning a trip in southern africa and those are the facts that I have been hunting for. The other info in need is how avaliable is the fuel between locations. Will my tank make it? Will be bouncing about southern africa so can supply info, but what we need is a data base of fuel prices/avalability and road conditions globally that this can get fed into and made avaliable in a user frendly format, currancy linked ect.
Take 40% off Road Heroes Part 1 until October 31 only!
Road Heroes features tales of adventure, joy and sheer terror by veteran travellers Peter and Kay Forwood (193 countries two-up on a Harley); Dr. Greg Frazier (5 times RTW); Tiffany Coates (RTW solo female); and Rene Cormier (University of Gravel Roads).
"Inspiring and hilarious!"
"I loved watching this DVD!"
"Lots of amazing stories and even more amazing photographs, it's great fun and very inspirational."
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