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.
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I still have no bike. Saving and planning, learning Spanish. Searching for bikes- BMW 650 GS?? with a lowered seat cause I am short. I have always been on the back and this time its my trip so I have learnt to ride and plan to put all my wild camping, hunter gather skills into action for an 11 month or so Epic? May 2012- April 2013?
If need be I will go alone, but it might be nice to have company for even some of the way.
Arctic I understand: there are lots of roads in the arctic. Antarctic......?
FWIW, if I was planning another long trip I wouldn't bother looking for company more than a year in advance. Plans change, and company's generally plentiful anyway once on the road in the Americas if you're looking for it.
There was some vague talk about a Vancouver -drinking training event of some sort recently. Maybe once the monsoons slacken a bit. Stay tuned.
Thanks I'm in Van until I set off next year so let me know. Arctic yes up and down through Alaska, Antarctic- well plan to wait on the docs in Ushuaia for a cheap last minute boat south- sadly the bike will have to await my return.... unless they decide to build a bridge anytime soon.....?!
Last minute boats are easily found in Ushuaia: you can email an agent when you're a week or so out or just read the postings at the tourist information center in town. Leaving the bike behind seems a reasonable approach considering the undeniable access issues.
If it was up to me I'd invite the Southern Mainland crowd down here to Bellingham; that way I could drink to excess while the rest of you exercised moderation before riding home. Things being as they are, however, probably a return engagement at the brew pub on Granville Island would be a likely bet. We had a couple of cm of snow this morning, suggesting that the time is not yet ripe.
Deb just came back from Alaska and we are on our way up.We lucked out and crossed paths on the highway
80 km from Whitehorse last evening. Dan and I are here for a
Few days with family then off to Dawson City for Canada
Day, Our first blog post almost done. Sara
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