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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Hi there folks,
Dates are a bit firmer now.
Troon to Larne Sat July 9th
Roslare to Cherbourg Thursday 14th.
15th meeting up with traveling buddy from Glasgow then head South towards Spain.
No fixed route from then on.
Maybe do the Pyrenees for a week then the French Alps for another.
If it's poss will do "The Bridge".
Hopefully will meet with a few Hubbers on the way.
if you end up in barcelona let me know and I'll give you a booze itinerary.
the general route from Bilbao to Barcelona is a good one (via Jaca). places like logroño, león, burgos, vitoria, bilbao, etc are all good. also had a good night in Sos del Rey Católico, though I can't really remember much. some great roads between bilbao and zaragoza/tarragona.
Rory sadly missed the Highland mini meet last week but have been planning Ireland to France towards the end of June. Will track the thread and might even change my plans for Spain instead. I'll be leaving a week or so earlier but I'm a real tortoise - better to travel than to arrive. - so could probably catch up with you guys in Spain. Forgot to mention I had a great week on the Western Isles a few weeks ago. Had no access on-line or would have looked you up.
Well I'm back home - minus my bike
Had a great trip around Ireland ,met a few like minded people.
Went to France - it rained alot.
Hit the Pyrenees, good campsite , great roads, passes and valleys. Definately going back but next time I will spend a few weeks there.
Went to the Millou bridge - a great feet of engineering.
We went up the Trent Gorge and we were blown away by the scenery.
We had to cut our trip short by a few days(due to my bro's work) so we hit the payage (motorway) and headed towards Calais. Close to Paris we decided to leave the motorway and hit the city streets - thats when the sh*t hit the fan
It was on a very hot Friday afternoon in Paris rush hour traffic that my gearbox decided that it had had enough.
With the help of the the manager of "Teamaxe" (motorbike accessories), I got my bike of the road and got intouch with the BMW agent.
A mechainic came out to look at my bike and told me that it would take a day to fix. No probs I thought -till I got the estamate for the repair.
Parts were about 100 euros and the 8 hrs labour was 1000 euros. Fu*k that. We altered the loads on the other 2 bikes (dumped our tents & cookers) and carried on home on the two bikes.
The staff at "Teamaxe" are looking after my gear till I get back over to Paris to pick up my bike.
I'm heading back to Paris on Wednesday to get my bike.
So all in all it was a very enjoyable and interesting trip - a bit of hastle at the end - but it's all part of life's rich tapestry.
Roll on next year
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