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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Anyone heading up to Alaska around the first of May from the east coast? Would enjoy company. I'm on a f650 and planning on camping. I'm open to route suggestions. Although I would like to stop in and see some friends near the Cassier Highway in Northern BC. I've just finished the Panamericana and just want to get the piggy home. So it'll be a quick trip between 3-600 miles a day. I've got a Corbin seat
Where in New England are you starting from? We live up here in beautiful coastal Maine and Sara and I love to host travelers. Sara's brother also lives in Homer, AK. Capt. Ron Ward is a Port Pilot for all of Southern Alaska. Do you know him? I haven't been to Homer myself yet as we have lived most of the last 25 years in Peru and Mexico.
When you did your Panamericana, where did you visit in Peru? Too many people just stay on the coast which makes Peru look like the Sahara when there is SOOO much more! Last summer I took my 17 yr old son on a "coming of age" trip 10,000 km starting in the Peruvian Amazon (Pucallpa) then to Cuzco. From there down to the jungle and on to Brazil, south to Foz do Iguazu, then back to Peru via the length of Bolivia. Around the Block 2007 |
Anyway, if you want to head up to Canada, then cross to Alaska, come thru Maine.
Hey there beatsmewalking... I think 600 mile days will be the exception, so no worries... I agree Glacier is absolutely stunning and deserves more time. GSA? 1150 right? I actually am not quite sure exactly when I am leaving or how long I have to get to AK depends on work. I should know this week or next.
Have you done much riding? Where are you? Can you just pick up and leave? Let me know what you think.
the Pan am is something. It kind of takes on a life of its own.... took me three summers and a christmas and now that it is done... It's all good. There's nothing quite as sweet as setting a goal and accomplishing it. the fact that i enjoy grueling helps.
Maine is not a bad place to be... I actually worked out of Mexico Me for a couple of years, but you've got a much nicer spot. I'll be leaving from RI to get up here and just may find myself taking the northern route depends on weather and potential riding partners. I was able to spend some time in Peru but not on this trip... Gorgeous country. I took the Venezuela Brazil route down on the motorbike. South America is a fantastic continent and was lucky to spend six years in Bolivia and Venezuela....
How is your transition back to the states going? I always get reverse culture shock returning to the states. I'll ask around about your brother in law Ron... I am sure to run into him in this wee little town. and congrats on your bike trip with your son.. looks like you had a lot of fun!
Drop us a note if you are coming up this way. We have 2 empty bedrooms as our girls are at college (MA and Paris). We are in Bristol, in the center of the Pemaquid Peninsula (the lighthouse on the Maine quarter). May is nice here 70 degrees and no bugs yet!
Aside from working and raising our kids in Peru most recently, I grew up there, living in Lima, Ayacucho (near Cuzco), and in Pucallpa (eastern jungle).
You say you did Venezuela to Brazil... did you come down thru Manaus-Porto Velho-Cuiaba, or go down river to Belem and hug the coast? I don't know Venezuela, but where in Bolivia did you live?
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