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.
Collectors Box SetAll 5 DVDs with a custom printed slip case. "The series is 'free' because the tips and advice will save much more than you spend on buying the DVD's."
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And any others. Am on a 2002 Dakar, solo, holed up in Bobo 10 days catching up. Great spot. Probably heading down to Benin in a few days, cross to Nigeria at Nikki and across to Calabar for Cam visa. Anyone about?
Hi Ian, Jacqueline
Bummer, presume both of you down with one of each. How unlucky - whos taking care of who! Am in Abuja, getting Angolan visa Wed, got Congo one here in fifteen mins! Then down to Calabar and Cameroon... Martin might catch you up at some stage.
Came across Benin border at Nikki. Brilliant fun on 'road' to Kaiama - more like 55 miles of dry(ish) river bed. Wouldnt recommend in 4 wheels, or bicycle. First and 2nd gear whole way. Anyone wanting info on biking it, email me downtheroad at eircom dot net.
We catch you...... The Road from Yaounde to Libreville and Lambarene is most time very good and really new!! We now in Lambarene. If you need a place to stay here ask for the Katholic Mission. It is a very nice place to camp!!Cost 2500 CFA per person and night.
We have to go straight to Namibia . we met a friend there in Windhoek at the 17th March. Than we go back to the Etosha Park.
I managed to meet up with Felix and Taco in Gabon (along with Steve and Sarah in a Landcruiser) and we are now in Calabar. Train from Dolisie to Brazza is possible, but not to travel with a car. So we went to Calabar across some interesting pistes and are getting info on the Matadi road. Probably not too good for bikes, so probably take the boat to Soyo and continue from there.
I plan to spend a few weeks in Namibia, so probably meet up with some of you there.
We went to Dolisie to find out about the trains to Brazza - is possible, but if you are in a car, you cannot travel with it. Steve and Sarah were with us in a Landcruiser, so we decided to go to Cabinda straight from Dolisie, over an interesting piste and very quiet border.
Apparently the road to Boma from Cabinda is tough and muddy with long stretches of water. Felix did not want to risk it, so we investigated boats to Soyo and Luanda. Price is ok - 150usd, but apparently you get stung for some more money leaving the port in Luanda. The boat(s) went on Wednesday, so we decided to look into the option of a plane. We went to the military airport in Cabinda and got a flight the same day to Luanda. This cost 200usd each, but some went to the guy on the gate etc etc. The cost for the bike in the plane is 100usd, so a lot of negotiating can save you money.
We will spend about 1 week to get from Luanda to Namibia...so about 8th March in Etosha....not sure about Windhoek.
I am now in Swakopmund and will be for 2 days. I did 2 days in Etosha, then to Khorixas, then 1 day visiting tourist sites via gravel roads and now by the sea, getting my washing done in a launderette!
I am staying at the Swakopmund restcamp, if you are heading this way in the next couple of days. After this, I will go to Windhoek.
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