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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Does the price of gas ever affect anyone's travel route? I mean, does someone traveling through Africa really have a choice in the matter?
When you need gas, you pay whatever it costs. You all would move from Europe if it really mattered, so what's it matter what it is in Tanzania at the time your sitting in Kenya? Deciding to head for Zambia or not, based on what it costs?
It seems trying to have a forum on this site for gas prices - which are constantly changing, and as a consequence, forever out of date, is pointless, and very anal.
Follow the price of crude oil, and you'll have an idea of what gas prices are going to be. About the best thing you can do is find out whether to fill your tank before crossing the border, or wait until after you cross.
Why would fuel price make a difference, sure it can hurt a bit, but in the end, it is only a small part of the travel and adds to the experience as a whole.
When I went around Oz last year I paid minimum of $1.05 per litre and that was in December after the crude level per barrel dropped a heap. This was only for the last 2 weeks of my trip. The other 3.5 months I was paying on average $1.50 or so and the max was $2.18 per litre.
Did I stop and go home, no, I just filled up and kept riding
I am sure it helps, people can get a rough idea when working out a budget for a trip, An American guy I met a few years ago at the TT and kept in touch with. had to cut short his proposed European tour due to the petrol(gas) prices which he never knew were so high, perhaps had he known beforehand he would not have chosen a Laverda Jota as his mode of transport.
I find not not only interesting about fuel prices, but hotel/doss house/campsite prices. And we can all appreciate fuel prices are forever changing.
Heck yes, so I can say "been there, done that", but I wouldn't go back again unless its someone else's nickel paying the way. Nine months was about all I could take - the worst I saved for last (Egypt).
But, back to my question: did gas prices really matter to you? We were in South America when prices went above $140 a barrel. Did you ever make any changes to your ride plans because of gas prices? (If I remember right, you were complaining about s**t gas, not expensive s**t gas.
And with oil prices constantly changing - would you ever sit at home making plans based on oil prices today, when you won't be leaving home for another 3, 6, 12 months, and no idea where oil (fuel) prices will be at that time?
Anybody ever make "contingency" plans for going one place (a continent) with prices low, going to some other region if prices are high?
Dave Ede met an American a few years ago (when prices were pretty stable) who couldn't afford the prices in Western Europe - had to cut short his trip. This is an example of a dumb American who doesn't keep up on international issues - too busy keeping up on celebrity rumors to read the international and business news.
I think its because im British and used to paying some of the highest prices in the world. Currently about 90p a litre and that was £1.18 a litre at its worst.. Thats pretty much twice what you pay in the states.
When I was in Argentina, fuel was less than HALF the price I was used to paying at home and even Brazil seemed a bargain.
Also, theres is nothing we can do about fuel prices apart from take it on the chin and budget accordingly.
Precise prices don't matter to me, but then again, I'm not bothered by them. Yes gas prices go up and down, but if I have an idea of what they are where I live I can compare with where I want to go and see that it's more/less expensive and roughly how much more/less.
Then I can get a rough idea of how much it's going to cost me. Not so I change my plans, but so I know how many extra weeks I have to work to afford it.
Bad list. I found three errors already. Finland's not that expensive, Norway's not that cheap and according to my friend, two months ago the price of petrol in Venezuela was less than 2 eurocents per litre.
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