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.'
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Your going really hard core on this one! I am new to long distance bike travelling, but have done a lot hiking and in cars. I have covered vertually all countries south DRC, incluidng DRC. Angola is relatively cool at this stage, however, DRC is a different story. I was there about three years ago, but a friend worked there more recently (as a commercial diver diving for diamonds) after witnessing two soldiers executing a civilian and then having to take photos of the soldiers posing with a foot on the victims head they decided to get outa there! Remember one of the 1st crimes being heard by the new International Criminal Court in the Hague is from the Congo! I am not one to discuarage something like this, and I am not doing it, just go into the situation with open eyes. You will probably be fine, however, just bear in mind this is not the East Coast, its a whole new ball game.
Please keep us up to date on these plans (I may drive up to check it out for myself again).
interesting! so i suppose the only way around is to ferry fron senegal..but im sure i was with a couple in zambia last year whit and jenn from america who had done the west coast..i'll need to contact them and see what route they took..ill look in africa overland and see if i can remember their site
Was reading my reply, sounds a bit more negative then I meant it! It is do-able. I was typing off the face I have some info lying around at home, I will look through it and pass it on, furthermore, I have a friend who is a pilot nad flies for the UN mostly in West Africa, I'll try to reach him and find out if he has any updates (dont know if he is around currantly) he will obviously not have much info on the roads, but the general political climate.
It is a vasinating area, my point is just that if one person didnt experience any problams, it does not mean that no one will. this is always the case, but more so in DRC.
This is great.The unpredictability of the congo demands up to date info so Gung Ho it would be really great if you could get some recent info from your pilot mate.
Any thoughts on the wetness during may?
Hey guys, my pilot friend is around, I'll hook up with him within the next 2 days, I am leaving for Namibia for 2 weeks on saturday (the great thing about living in South Africa!!!)so I'll post his info before then. My first trip on a bike - really excited! If any of you guys are down in Southern Africa (whenever) drop me a mail, my father use to be the cheif photographer for the South African Tourism Board and I travlled with him, so I know cool places and am always looking for something interesting to do and to meet cool people (and I figure if you are doing a bike trip in Africa you must be pretty cool). Cheers.
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