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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What with todays news regarding the forty plus hostages taken in Algeria, the crap going on in Mali, Northern Kenya, Sudan, Mauritania etc. Do you think all routes to Cape Town will be too risky in the near future. Am only asking because I was hoping to do the East route later this year. Naughty Islamist extremists.
I was almost ready fro the off in 2009.
And then I decided it was too risky.
If you want to go to Cape Town, which is a risky city any way, (but not as bad as Jo'burg) then KLM is your friend.
For a long overland trip, consider heading to Asia.
I'd suggest that the whole concept of "risk" is so subjective that a question like "Do you think all routes to Cape Town will be too risky in the near future." cannot really be answered by anyone but yourself. Clearly, for some people it was already too risky before the current round of violence (c.f. #1). For others, not at all (see any of the ride reports, blogs or other correspondence from people who've traveled that route recently).
Personally, I'd be reluctant to venture far within Mali at the moment, but the route through Cote d'Ivoire looks increasingly safe....relatively speaking. But all that might change in the coming weeks, months or years--for better, or for far, far worse. None of us really knows.
i agree with mark and surfy, and if i had the opportunity i would ride Africa again today.
both east or west route. yes there are risks, but i see one of the biggest risks your are taking here is riding the bike itself. people drive crazy!
i would avoid mali and the sahara and anywhere near the somali or south sudan border.
africa will be (for our lifetimes) a continent of instability, things change places get better and places get worse. if you wait for the whole continent to become 'safe' you won't ever go. and you will miss IMHO the greatest continent we have on this earth full of the kindest people, amazing landscapes and phenomenal wildlife.
If you think Africa is dangerous then I suggest trying to live on a South London council estate or perhaps in The Bronx...all locations have their danger zones, the trick is to make sure you don't look like a victim, vulnerable or scared and know when an area doesn't look "right" so you avoid it.
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