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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many thanks for the kind words. eventually had op last night, but due to complications need another, on tuesday. russia trip is off. was flying to estonia next sunday. bollocks. very big bollocks, but i now get the chance to spend more time with my lovely wife.
won't be riding a bike for a couple of months. at this minute can't drive a car either. by the fact that everything is lowercase, i'm doing everything on the pc onehanded.
anyone doing a 4x4 trip anywhere who needs a navigator? i already have an unused russia and mongolia visa.
ps. if you want to know what happened: sidecar outfit with left side chair, left hand corner, too fast, lifted chair with son in it, didn't want to flip rig, so straightened up leading to fingers of right hand in dry stone wall/brake lever sandwich. son walked away without a scratch. i have no other injuries either. front end of bike is fuct.
Thats a bummer!
It means I miss out on the promised free drinks when he reached Moscow.
I suppose, with time, I'll get over it.
i'm very sorry to hear about your depression and my part in it (could be the title of a new posthumous spike milligan book? ). i'd like to postpone the trip for 12 months. everything is sorted already. would just have to get new visas and hope that nick in tallinn is cool to leave the bike there for a year....
...or in summer 2012 freight my drz 400 straight to ub and do some "extreme" mongolia to magadan stuff: walter, do you need a sidekick?
in the interim, how about meeting up in blighty for a few sherberts?
FWIW, decided (upon medical advice and that my fingers/wrist feel wierd) it was too soon to be riding a bike for the distances I had planned. So flew to Tallinn on Monday, fixed dicky fuel tap (now bike runs, which is useful... it didn't before... then left bike parked there), took a bus to St Petersburg yesterday and now doing the backpacker/tourist thing here. Taking train to Moscow on Saturday, then home par avion next Tuesday.
Looking forward to decorating the lounge when I get home.
What I've learnt so far in St Petersburg is:
traffic cops pull over poor looking people in older Russian cars
flash cars with blacked out windows are driven by tossers at stupid speeds and the cops don't bat an eye
20 to 30 year old Russian women look great in mini skirts or demin
Russian bus drivers drive as badly as their chums on the Indian subcontinent
The Russian for yes/no/thank you/vodka/
if you ride a HD chopper with straight through pipes and ape hanger bars you don't need to wear a crash helmet and are allowed to ignore speed limits (probably similar people to the flash car drivers mentioned above). All other bikers seem to ride normally and wear a helmet
it rains a lot in St Petersburg
I hate taking buses/trains. Riding bikes is much more fun
Physiotherapy on fingers recovering after they have been broken, hurts like hell , but "no pain, no gain"
Should be riding in tiime for Autumn/Winter. Great
Likely to be at the Mendip HU meet, so hope to catch up with people there.
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