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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Horizons Unlimited presents!
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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I'm trying to put together enough coin to travel all of the countries south of the US. I'll be roaming around on a GS400 which is a street bike that can barely achieve 130km/h when it's not loaded so keep that in mind if you want to come. I will travel on dirt roads if they go somewhere but not just for fun.
Who am I? I'm a 24 year old student finishing up my last semester of Electrical Engineering. In total I've put about 20,000 km on my GS400 in the last two years so I'm not a super rider. In fact, riding beside me is inadvisable. I read about the Moon Riders about 6 years ago and have been hooked on long distance travel. Two years ago I took my van and 3 other people on a Mexico, Belize, Guatemala trip that covered 16,000km in 14 days during Christmas holidays. That trip was too fast paced to get everything in so I'm gonna try again. It turns out that Ottawa is 40 hours non-stop from Laredo and 70 hours from Acapulco. We only stayed in one hotel on that trip but we had a van... Two people slept outside, two inside.
I'm hoping to be gone for about 3 or 4 months starting mid May. The route will either start in Baja and follow the coast or Neuvo Laredo to MC to Vera Cruz and then follow the coast. I'll spend a few idle weeks in Guatemala learning Spanish. Nothing else is planned, actually, I don't like to plan so I could use somebody who does.
I won't ask much of anybody who wants to come with me. I'm not looking for a big group, maybe only 1 other bike. Other than that I require fellow riders to have health coverage and a credit card to get them home if something happens. As a heads up, I won't be getting vehicle insurance in Mexico but I will in Belize. Bringing a set of sprockets and a chain is necessary in my case as I'll be covering about 20,000km. I'll also be carrying a set of tires as my current pair won't make it much past the Mexican border.
I have started to prepare for the trip and am in the middle of hoarding equipment and saving money. My budget will be about 4000$CDN which includes hoarding and 600$ for insurance to get home as mine runs out in June. That being said, I will be camping a bit (budgeting about 20 nights to cover cost of tent) and staying in hostels whenever possible.
Anybody else want to meander the continent with me?
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