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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Hey, everyone feels like that going to work, be it in a car, motorcycle, train, plane, boat, foot, ..., it´s not the ride, it´s the monotony.
However i do believe that the secret to make your daily commutes more interesting is to live some sort of adventure or thrill with your commuting vehicle or the transport in wich you go to work, that way it will never quite feel the same, me thinks.
I sure see my car diferently since i drove the Nordschleife chasing a tuned GTI, it gives another meaning to daily commuting, lets your mind wonder...
I love travelling on my own.
Yeah - when things start to go wrong its a bit shitty, but u just gotta deal with it.
You will meet far more poeple on your own than you would in a pair or group.
You have to talk to people. I actually found i didnt have much choice not to! As soon as pulled up anywhere I got approached by either a local, another traveller - or even the local loony!
It's great and all part of it.
trust me, you will have the time of your life! www.blondebirddoesbritain.co.uk www.horizonsunlimited.com/tstories/austin
I always make my moto trips solo, and when I set off on a trip, it usually lasts several months.
I NEVER ride on motorways. That is the most sure-fire way of getting bored and lonely I know of.
I always ride on secondary roads - through all the pokey little towns - that is a ton of fun, there is always somewhere to stop and have a coffee, people interested in talking, unique things to look at, etc.
More or less, my suggestion is to stay off the beaten path.
Im now in UK after 7 months from Singapore. Riding solo, but not a day passed when im on my own. There are always people out there to talk to. Some of them feel sorry for you because you are travelling alone, and they just keep talking to u. My problem was i couldnt be alone! I missed being alone! I suppose the bike always attracts attention esp India, Pak, Iran. Only in Europe, and especially in the city did i start feeling lonely, till i had my next at the bar.
For the long rides esp Quetta to Bam, I always sang a song on the road, making them up as i go, as i see things. Worked for me. Otherwise pull over and u will have company very soon! Cuppa Chai on the highway with a trucker.
You very probably never feel alone enough, at least when you don't go to Sahara's uncivilized dunes and finding your only friends - dry air, spiders and snakes.
Listening your favourite music sometimes on the road, taking some good books with you. That's more than you need - don't forget - from inside to outside you're always with you! There is the World, and here is the philosopy...
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Originally posted by G_S: Hi, I'm planning a 3-4 month solo trip, leaving around Octoberish 2003. I've done several other trips in groups before but this will be my first solo trip.
Does anyone have any advice for travelling solo? That boredom thing keeps nagging at me & I'm interested in how others deal with it. Do I just ride a 1000 miles a day, stop when it feels good, take an imaginary friend along or just a good book? Your advice appreciated. Thanks.
being solo is not the point. You might be alone (depends where you are going) but I hope you won´t feel solitary.
I rode 3 weeks from Arkangelsk to Krasnoyarsk before I meets some people who spoke a middle or western european language. So called tourists
Bikers? The local bunch, great guys (no gals att all, sorry)
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