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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The worst road I travelled on by far was Makoko-Franceville (Gabon) dry season. Congo/DRC wasn't much better and Angola was a kind of hell. To do it in raining season is really asking for an end to your journey.
We are riding through Gabon, Congo, DRC and Angola around Dec/Jan too, I'm not expecting it to be all plain sailing but we aren't exactly pioneers.
Plenty of people have done these routes at this time of year and lived to tell the tale. Check out Paul and Zoe Jenkins in the Travellers Tales section, they did it in 2004, also see Lois on the Loose, Lois did it on her own on a 250 Yam at the beginning of this year, including crossing Angola in 5 days. Also read about Robbo and Amy, THE HARD WAY HOME, they were in central Africa around Dec 2006.
Bring a shovel, a tow rope and a bottle of whiskey incase the first two don't work.
Of course, bike choice makes a big difference, all those people I mentioned used offroad bikes, as do we.
we crossed Angola on two bikes (Tenere and DR350) in January 2005, yes the roads are no good, but it was not the rainy season. ok, we had a bit of rain in Luanda and further North, but the rainy season we met in Congo in the end of March, with real mud.
Hei lukecapetown just take a pair of oars and pump up the tyres,more of an achievement when its not as easy.anyway do you know a website of a honda dealer in capetown and if the honda nx400 is available,i'll be over next year up to uk then down the east coast back to sth africa,don't mention the rugby,good luck,ron.
Hei thanks a lot Luke for the dealer info good luck for the final.looks like june,july,aug is the drier season west africa,central africa check out africaoverland.info-climate also lonelyplanet.com,ron
looks like heavy rain in gabon jan-april then oct-dec dry may-sept on the website above go to the bottom of the page click on nth to sth route etc,good info in the lonely planet guidebook for africa as well,ron.
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