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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Friends: I have a pending career change that is rapidly developing. Because of the career change I am contemplating a minimally planned trip from the Dallas / Fort Worth, TX area to Dead Horse, AK. I won't be able to leave until somewhere around 14 Aug 2010. I'm an experienced dual sport rider but I feel uneasy about the spontaneous/rushed trip planning. I always remember the 6Ps. My preliminary plan is a round trip on a well armored 2006 Tiger. I reviewed climate data for N. AK and Canada for Aug and Sep. I can tell the trip will be many days of cold rain and possibly some days with lows below freezing. The mileage is about 5000 miles one way. I am figuring about 40 days for the round trip which will put me pretty far north in mid September. Am I building a house of cards or should I jump on the opportunity? Those who say "go" any advice on "must have" gear / clothing or bike prep? Anyone want to join me?
Plan too much and you loose the adventure, just go for it. You need to be aware that some places up north start shutting down around the first of Sept. so make sure to have plenty of fuel. Get a copy of "The Mile Post" it is updated every year and should have needed info on fuel and a place to sleep. (you can get The Mile Post on Amazon.com I think.) Wife and I had two weeks (16 days) a couple of years ago and made the run up and back (6000 miles), slower is better but that was what we had so we made the run.
As for gear make sure you have something you can plug in, is the best to keep weight down. Rain gear that works as you will get wet.
If you need anything in South West Washington send me a message. If you come through this way stop by and I will give you a few recommendations on routes and where to stay. The North is a fascinating place and if this is your chance to make the run go for it.
Mile Post is ok for trip planning in what to see, but we found that the local tourist office had more up to date information about fuel, accommodation etc. Mile Post was wrong a couple of time. The worst we found was no fuel for 185 miles, but we had a big, full tank and it didn't matter. Watch out for the road works, they can be tiresome to say the least.
I'm still meeting riders heading north (the other day, a British couple on Teneres), but the season is rapidly drawing to a close. Here in the northern Rockies daily temps have been 30's through 50's (3-35 C) with showers and a snow level hovering around 8000 feet (2500 m). In the past, I've found Canadian Rockies weather a reasonable predictor of Alaska weather (and visa versa, more or less).
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Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!
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