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!
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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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With the Bering Straits being crossed by Land Rover
and Clarkson and May driving to the Pole
that's two more of my Great Adventures crossed off the list.
Which leaves me with - recreating Half Safe's round the world drive/swim, Pole to Pole by microlight, something I haven't thought of yet and boating the Nantes-Brest canal (doable apart from all the sealed locks).
So looking for further inspiration to fill my rainy evenings I thought I'd ask, what's on your list?
I will be 76 next year and plan riding across China - though plan is a misnomer. Intend is better. Planning takes up time and time, for Oldies, is precious. Why waste it preparing for something when I may have snuffed it before the doing gets under way?
Experience in circumnavigated the Americas (45,000 Ks) over the past two years has taught me the following:
Ride a bike that you can lift after a fall.
Ride a bike for which spares are readily available on your route.
Carry a minimum of luggage.
Acquire a custom saddle.
A great saddle would have added immensely to the pleasure of my recent journey. There is no fun in a numb bum. When, on occasion, I met with Harley Riders and Gold Wing riders. I would stroke enviously their leather armchairs.
Have fun, home
Here's my 'immediate' list (i.e. next ten years, no idea after that!):
Canoe one of North Americas Great Rivers.
North-South ski traverse of the Hardangervidda in Norway.
Ski tour on Svalbard, including an ascent of a suitable peak.
Ride a motorcycle around the 'stans.
OK, a bit less ambitious than some, but all great adventures in my eyes. I think it's important to always be thinking ahead. Planning trips that will put you at the edge of your personal comfort zone. That way, with the knowledge that you'll be attempting them soon, it gives you an incentive to improve your knowledge and skills. And it's often the learning curve that is the most fun!
Oh dear, that's this afternoon gone as far as doing any constructive work related stuff is concerned!
*Disclaimer* - I am not saying my bike is better than your bike. I am not saying my way is better than your way. I am not mocking your religion/politics/other belief system. When reading my post imagine me sitting behind a frothing pint of ale, smiling and offering you a bag of peanuts. This is the sentiment in which my post is made. Please accept it as such!
i've searched all over the place on this site and can't find any information on anybody actually crossing the frozen bring strait.
where can i find information about the integrity of the ice, i understand trucks used to cross but am unsure if this still happens.
Can anybody furnish me with some usefull info or contacts?
I've also always wanted to raft down the Mississippi River. I read a new story about that on NPR (USA's National Public Radio). The guy reporting it hated it and bailed out which somehow makes me want to do it even more.
Easter Island-Galapagos-Machu Pichu
Climb Island Peak and maybe a few others while in Nepal
Bike/MC The Silk Road
Bike/MC Mesopotamia(Iraq), Persia(Iran), Afghanistan and the rest of the stans. If it ever gets possible.
Cross Tibet E-W or N-S (IN THE MIDDLE !)
Up the East Greenland coast or E to W Greenland around the north.
Europe-Turkey-Israel-Egypt-through northern Africa and back up through Spain ( If we ever get peace in those parts of the world)
Africa N-S (when they teach their children not block the road and throw rocks and the grownups, not to cheat and demand bribes)
Hobiecat through the Tuamotus.
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