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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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I am looking for a car which i can use in daily bases + overland trips. I read from many places that this car (toyota hilux) is very reliable and tough.
Like i said, my intention is to use it for daily bases (in city, between cities) and between countries. Of course in europe or domestic national roads any car would do, but i want a car which can ride in all types of roads and even when there is no road.
Might be an idea to elaborate a bit more on which model/year etc...
For example I have had two leaf-sprung circa 1996 2.8 double cabs as company vehicles. While very durable, tough and good off road they could NEVER be described as comfortable - in fact if not belted in it was quite normal to hit my head off the roof on decent sized potholes. I hate to say it, but when the last one was badly rolled (not by me) I was quite happy
With a front bench seat they were bloody awful things and I would not recommend or consider for city use or between cities!!!
I haven't driven one yet but I imagine the new D4D "Vigo" 3.0L Hilux would be very, very different and probably be a delight for what you describe,
I've been overlanding in my 1993 single cab 2.4D 4x4. 70,000km with very few problems, nothing major). It's a great car, very tough. The best thing is that parts and expertise on repairing this model are cheap and widespread in most countries. Spares are often much cheaper than for the cruiser. Aside from very deep sand and deep mud, I don't think it's far behind a landcrusier in off-road performance, and sometimes better as it's much lighter. It's also not seen as being too ostentatious, which helps in many situations. It blends in.
The drawbacks are that it's not so comfortable (but not too bad - usl - have you ever been in a Russian UAZ? or a Suzuki 413? - makes the Hilux feel like a limo!!), plus there's limited space.
Unless I had a LOT of money, I wouldn't overland in anything else, solely because of the low maintenance costs, which you'll always incur on a long trip.
I drove a crew-cab one for a while in the UK when I had a milk delivery round, it was pretty indestructable, but I can't say it was that comfortable. Better when the truckbed was fully loaded with milk though. Also there wasn't a lot of room in the back cab. Mind you this was 12 years or so ago, I tried one of the new ones the other week and it was totally different, far more comfortable to drive. Only thing I could see that of course as it's become more advanced it's become more complicated and so perhaps less easy for bush-mechanics.
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