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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My name is Erdem Yücel (Los Angeles) , I'm a friend of Tiffany Coates, who is on a motorcycle tour in China with GlobeBusters.
I received a call from SPOT Emergency Service. Apparently, she has pressed the HELP and 911 buttons on her SPOT device at 5:37 Pacific Time . Which is around Friday 1 AM UK time.
She is in China:
+35° 56' 5.28", +79° 15' 43.06" 35.934800, 79.261961 - Google Maps
The information is publicly viewable on her tracking page as well: SPOT Shared Page
I didn't know I was her emergency contact. I don't have her family contacts or her health details. SPOT is trying to reach them. They've already started the rescue procedure due to the type of message she'd sent.
Please contact me if you know her boyfriend or family.
Or send my information to them so I can give them the SPOT contact number.
Please also reply to this post and send me an e-mail if you've heard from the GLOBEBUSTER Silk Road & Everest Team recently.
kinda proves (unless you like the world to know where you are)
that this spot device is really useless unless backed by a real organised plan of action both local and international.
A bit like a satellite phone- who you gonna call when your 3,4,5 000 miles + from home?? not to mention the panic you wud cause
Unless this is a PR trick
Better buy local SIM card and know embassy or local police number I think.
For what it's worth the system is indeed only as good as the plan behind it. Good to hear that it's not a real problem but hopefully a useful exercise for all involved. Tiff is one smart lady and I'm sure she wouldn't have left too much out of her plans.
Now in Tibet - many thanks for your worried thoughts and best wishes.
The SPOT locator came off my bike - completely my fault in a befuddled high altitude moment. I realised some distance down the road but had to stay with my group and tried to do something about it that evening.
Someone in the village must have picked it up and pressed the 911 button setting off a state of emergency and then somehow cancelled it as well.
When I initially got my SPOT (Christmas present from m y boyfriend so he knlws where I am), I asked for just the tracking facility, but they said no and insisted it has the 911 feature as standard. and this is what happens.
I'm glad you're OK. I had the exact same thing happen in Nicaragua when the Spot fell off the bike. I didn't notice it until I was in Costa Rica and my family was panicking for 4 hours before I managed to contact them.
That is one of the shortcomings of this device, but I still swear by it.
I hope you're having a blast, even though I'm seriously jealous.
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