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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I am planning on riding back to europe from capetown after coming down the east coast (leaving europe in Sept) and back up the west coast. I am thinking of leaving Cape Town March/april. Hoping to get across the sharara before summer.
i have to work out my logistics with my bike as yet ,i need to get it from south america to cape town ,without me this year ,as i have to go back to australia to work for our summer,i may leave it in south america ,and then fly in do some more riding here and then ship it and me to cape town, does that all sound confusing enough ,either way i will be in cape town in june 2008
I have done some biking in South Africa and Lesotho lately with rented beemer from Capetown, but wanting to do extended trip with my own bike, an R100 GS. Summer 2008 looks like it could work for me. Might do some riding in South America before that, and possibly even ship my bike to Capetown from Brazil or Argentina.
The timetable you are looking at, winter in South Africa, is a good time to go I think..stay out of the high passes where the snow can fly. Late winter toward spring September might be better. I was planning on going up as far as Uganda (been there a couple times but not by bike yet) and either backtracking a bit and heading over to Angola and Namibia and back to South Africa..a kind of circle taking in the east and the west...or possibly putting my bike on a plane in Uganda/Kenya and flying it over to Cameroon or maybe Ghana and continue north from there...if it appears missing Congo is recommended at the time. I rode solo in South Africa and Lesotho no problems and had great time but on an extended trip through Africa really need a partner.
Larry in Nunavut, Canada
I might be over that way also, Am currently in USA on my way down to Ushuaia looking to be there around christmas time, so it maybe a useful way back up home to Ireland. I will keep an eye out and see if logisically its possible to Join you next june.
We have traveled down east side of Africa in 4 x 4 and have now decided to return by road up west side. It appears that most people travel down rather than up that route. Would like to contact someone who has traveled this way to ask some questions.
We have already checked your website for details! The prospect of the Cameroon in November looks daunting! Any advice on places to avoid, because we are probably doing an (almost) reverse of your trip. Did you meet anyone traveling clockwise? Where are you two going next??
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