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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I'm traveling from Europe to Cape Town starting late May of this year. I hope to be in South Africa by early September. It's a less-than-ideal time frame considering the Saharan summer and West African rains, but unfortunately this is the only opportunity I'll have for some time. It's also short (three months), but I'm not wedded to the idea of getting all the way to Cape Town, although it would be nice.
I'll be doing the Atlantic Route- average temperatures for coastal cities is much lower than one might expect (low seventies), although the roads between them do stray from the coast and will likely be quite scorching. Also, the rainy season appears to stop dramatically as one approaches southern Cameroon / Gabon, south of which the worst roads of the route are located. The worst of the rains can be avoided by staying away from the coast as long as possible (although its still going to be pretty wet).
Is anyone else going to be out there around this time, that would want to share some mileage?
Does anyone who's been to these parts in June/July/Aug have any advice?
I'd also be interested in knowing the timeframe for such a trip.
Hoping to follow in your footsteps in fall 2007 (propably around October-November). Depending on a mulititude of unknown factors across the continent, I may end my adventure in Cape Town and fly home / ship bike to Denmark. But to be honest, my dream is to drive all the way home up the east coast. But unless this is doable in 6 months all together I will end my trip in Cape Town since ½ a year is my absolute maximum .
Realy hope some of those who have done this trip can help us gauge what kind of time we're talking about here.
hi bbevan! my girlfriend and i will be riding tangier 2 dakar in june. Will be in TNG on the 4th of june and making our way south as quickly as possible using the tarmac route. would definitely like to share some miles with you if if happen to be there around the same time. we're riding 2up on a suzuki dl650. let me know if this fits your timeframe. in any case, good luck with your trip!!!
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