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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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Hi I find your site very helpfull for planing my big ride, thankyou for doing it.
I was wondering if there is anywhere (I haven't found it yet) that has road rule veriants for different countries.
Yes i understand this is a hard one for people to add info to because, if you are like me, you haven't actually check the road rules for countries your going to or you're old enough to have forgotten what the rules where 20 years ago when you got your licences (they will have changed since then too).
As with most driving the Golden rule is
NEVER TRUST ANYTHING, EVER.
This rule has keep me alive even after 5yrs of being a motorbike courier in London.
The sort of road rules I'm talking about are, for example in Australia (where i stay ish). If you are turning left from a standard road and someone is turning into the same road (right hand turn) from the opersite direction you do not have to give way to them. But in New Zealand (where i'm from) you do it's a simple move but that sort of change in road rules can course an accident.
I also understand from my trip around western europe a while ago that driving on the other side of the road can be confusing. And changing from countries that are miles per hour to kilometers per hour has had me pulled before too.
You have traveled more than me so I thought I would ask you all what you think. Obviously most road rules are the same but the small differences can cost you health and/or money.
In a "Western" country you could go the nearest Automobile Club and ask there. In some countries (like NZ) they have a brochure detailing the most important rules. In most other places you learn by observing.
Yes, changing to the other side can be lethal. I found that it is the most dangerous after some time riding on the other side. Then you pull out of a car park or service station, etc. onto a quiet road. Automatically you want to ride/drive on the wrong side. Happened to me several times.
I've had no trouble in Vietnam and Cambodia driving on the right but when i go to Thailand and Malaysia they are left and i'm worried about it a bit i'm use to the right now. Then i have to go back to the right for Loas and Vietnam top end.
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