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.'
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Mick Tharme (from Oz) and I are going in the same direction but not setting off until the first week in May. Our route is not fully decided (making final arrangements this weekend) but will be much the same as yours as far as Mongolia (or almost) before looping back through Kazakhstan and possibly some more Stans before hitting Europe again via the top route through Ukraine or bottom route through Azer and Georgia.
Hi Kinvig, I am also going your way and will be setting of from North-West England 26 April 2008 going via Ukrain, Russia, Kasakstan but were you enter Mongolia we would go China and onto Thailand so if you are interested you could come along with us, you would be most welcome. I have a V Strom 650 and Jimmy has 600 Yamaha so most of our riding is done on the hard stuff
( hopefully ).
I'll be deciding the majority of the route over the Christmas holidays...so it would be good to compare notes when I've got my route figured out - nothing will be set in stone - more likely routes etc.
The only thing that is set in stone is that I'll be leaving on 1st April - as it saves on another month's rent to my landlord!
The one likely route planned is thru' Mongolia here: Google Maps
as the fco say that there are only 6 border crossings open to westerners & those are the only borders open in the North of Mongolia!
Currently three of us setting off in the first week of May 08 - (I met Nick in Liverpool a few weeks ago at a northern meet.)
I too got good maps of Mongolia and Kazakhstan 1:2,300,000 by International Travel Maps and bought a great map from Stanfords in London (on their web site) - it's a CIS Baltic States map by Hildebrand 1:3,500,000 and covers Bulgaria to eastern Sweden in the west to Pakistan to western Mongolia in the east.
If you've got a Garmin, check out Wanderlust mapping. I've subscribed and am waiting to try it out next year!
Check out my thread in Route planning. Propose to leave May. Through Siberia ship to US then Canada then US. Shipping from Russia to Anchorage? Any ideas. would love to hook up with bikers on any part of route.
I am thinking of crossing Russia West to East by bike in 2008 (Did 10,000 miles in Russia, North to South and back, alone, in 07). But I have to break at the beginning of July 08 for a week, to fly home for a son's wedding.
I plan very vaguely in advance, and prepare and equip at very short notice, with an open schedule. This year I packed tools, spares, clothes etc 15 minutes after deciding to leave - and WENT immediatley. Thats me!
More salient to now is that I have, in London, an F650GS Dakar M4 and a variety of seats (BMW Standard, BMW Low and a Corbin comfort).
You are most welcome to try them (incl the bike if you show me RTA insurance) if that helps you work out which bike to take. Maybe we can also discuss our intended journeys further over a afterwards.
I am currently in Russia, yet again (14th visit in 3 years - flew this time), but back in London by about 5th jan. PM me if interested in trying seats/bike and/or talking further.
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