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.
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If you don't mind, I'm interested in hearing a little bit more about the trip you have planned. Very similar to you, I have been planning on going down the East coast of Africa, also from the UK down to Cape Town, and also at the end of December or beginning of January 2013, but instead by motorbike. So for all intents and purposes, pretty much your trip. But I have been a bit saddened that being on a bike means I can't easily visit safaris. So what I'm trying to say is I'm interested in hearing a bit more..
Unfortunately, as to your requests for passengers, I don't really check any of the boxes you asked for, as I'm not a doctor, mechanic, or chef. But I can cook, and would like to think that I have other useful skills.
A little about myself: I'm a 27 yr old Englishman, formerly an accountant in the USA, where I have lived for the last 15 years. I left my job for a more interesting existence. I'm a keen traveler (as is everyone here), enjoy sports, ..enjoy everything really, cheery and pleasant to be around, and I've been 3 months in Spain this year trying to improve my Spanish.
Cool name, I remember playing with those when I was a kid!
Anyway, trip is pretty much what we are currently doing, left beginning of July and enjoyed summer in Europe and have finally arrived in Athens. Charlie the landy was shipped this past Saturday to Alexandria, following much frustration in trying to arrange the shipping which I thought I had sorted back in Feb as had quotes etc and was going to be out of Istanbul, anycase long story and can explain some time if you would like. I have however used a company from Athens (Primeway) who have made this process really easy for me and were very helpful George Lianos is the name of the guy that helped me. Did alot of research into shipping and could not find any reliable ferry or shipping information back then and then again when I checked a few weeks ago prior to changing course to Athens anyway if you can't come right try these guys, very efficient!
As for travelling south and on to home sweet home, we planning on travelling around Egypt and into Jordan during November before crossing into Sudan late November early December. I believe it is easier to get a visa in Aswan than it is in Cairo but I guess that is a bot of wait and see.
Happy to share some info along route if you interested and hoping to be in CT by end of Feb early March. we also have a blog if you looking for some info as we head further south which might be relevant to your trip if you leave later charliesoverlandadventure.com
Drop me a line if you in Egypt around that time and maybe we can all take the ferry and travel for a while together, should make security a little safer.
I am planning a similar bike trip (on Petal my yellow GS 1200) my initial trip was in April 2012 but its looking rather doubtful because of adim (permits and funding) but its still a possibility. My planning for this trip has moved out to 2014 for the London adventure. I will be going as far a Niarobi in April 2013.
I am based in SA (live in Jhb) and born in Zim and have loads of contact in Southern Africa. If you are still keen me might be able to hook up in Nairobi and travel back down together from April 2013 to about May 2013. I have medical training and am currenty certified. My medical experience was gained through Parks Board training (Game Ranger), Recue diving and the Military. I can handel most medical emergencies and have access if really nessecary to various medical and cas vac facilities in SA. A Medical Aid to cover the cost is essential. My email address is email@example.com. Lets see what we can do.
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