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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17 tourists freed in raid on Islamic abductors' hideout
COLOGNE - Seventeen European tourists were reunited with their families in emotional scenes on Wednesday after being freed from their Islamic extremist abductors deep in Algeria's Sahara desert, but there were fears for another 15 still held captive.
Six Germans, 10 Austrians and one Swede were freed on Tuesday when Algerian troops stormed a desert hideout of the Islamic Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat, reportedly linked to the Al-Qaeda network, near the Sahara's largest city of Tamanrasset.
The Germans and the Swede were flown into the western German city of Cologne while the Austrians returned to Salzburg in central Austria.
At the airports in both cities, there were emotional reunions with waiting family members. The returnees were mostly too exhausted to give an account of their ordeal.
Mr Juergen Chrobog, a deputy foreign minister who accompanied the ex-hostages on their flight home, thanked the Algerian authorities.
But he added: 'We are very concerned about the second group of hostages.'
German officials refused to give any details about the circumstances of the hostages' release and the Austrian authorities ordered a media blackout amid concern over the fate of the remaining hostages.
But one of the freed detainees said the extremists were constantly on the move to stay one step ahead of pursuing Algerian troops.
'We were on the run every night, we had to walk every night. Our shoes were torn, we were at the end of our physical limits, we couldn't do it any more,' Austrian Gerhard Wintersteller told the German RTL television on Wednesday.
He would not say how the hostages were treated for fear of endangering the lives of the 15 who remained in captivity.
However, he said he suspected the kidnappers were Islamic extremists. They prayed every night and said they wanted to create an Islamic state, first in Algeria and then in other Arab countries, Mr Wintersteller said.
They were demanding a ransom in order to buy weapons, he added.
All the European tourists were reported missing over the past three months after travelling in six groups without guides in a vast desert covering two million sq km in Algeria alone.
The Algerian authorities deployed thousands of troops in the hunt.
The remaining tourists were being held by a 'second terrorist group', Algerian officials said.
Of the remaining hostages, 10 are German, four are Swiss and one is Dutch.
According to Algeria's El-Watan daily, they are being held at Tamelrik, near the Libyan border. -- AFP
I've been following this story for a while now, and since some of the captives are known to some board members, I hope this brings someone a bit of hope of their own.
Northerners! The weather outside is frightful, so what better time to start planning your next adventure! To help you get started, for February we're taking 30% off the Get Ready! DVD in the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GETREADY' on your order when you checkout.
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