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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I am planning a trip through Norway to Nordkapp and Murmansk and returning through Finland, St. Petersburg and the Baltic States in June next year.
I hope to take the DFDS ferry from Immingham to Brevik and return from Esbjerg to Immingham.
I will be riding a Yamaha YBR 125 and camping, though will use cheap accommodation where possible.
I've previously done 2 similar distance trips in the last 2 years, to Spain and Portugal and through eastern europe to Istanbul.
It would be good to hear from anyone who plans to do the same or similar and would like to meet up along the way or from anyone who has done it before.
My wife and I will be in Norway in June riding to Nordkapp and coming down through Finland and turning east to St. Petersburg on our way to Vladivostok. We are riding from Zambia around the world for our orphans in Zambia (Nomad Sports Academy | Zambia)
We would be glad to join you on that leg of Scandinavia.
That sounds like a fantastic journey you are both on. It would be great to get together during your trip through Scandinavia. I hope to have a fairly detailed itinery sorted out by early next year. I was on a caving expedition to arctic Norway when I was a teenager and worked, for a couple of months at a mine in northern Sweden close to the Norwegian border whilst at university, so I intend dropping in on those places just for old times sake, otherwise I'm flexible about the route.
I have advanced plans to do more or less an identical route to the one you describe, apart from taking a ferry from Helsinki to Tallin rather than to go via St Petersburg. I had intended to do it this year but due to other commitments it will not be possible, and therefore I have had to postpone my plans until next year. I have been to Norway 4 times before over several years - it was always very expensive but when I was there last year the prices were just eye-watering! Doing it on a 125 and camping makes a huge amount of sense, and it would help to avoid a speeding ticket which is seriously bad news over there. I am not too far away from you so it may be worthwhile meeting up to discuss this further, if you wish.
Sounds like it would be good if we could align our plans for next year. You obviously have a lot more recent experience of Norway than I do and your plans a lot further advanced.
Yes, let's arrange to meet up somewhere convenient if you're not too far away. Email me and suggest somewhere.
While I can't be 100% sure I won't be on the road myself in June (our riding season is not too big, so always trying to make the best out of it), but if I'm at home, which is very near St.Petersburg, always glad to meet another HUBBer, perhaps share a ride or show you around, or help find a mechanic, etc.
Can I also express an interest? I should be back in the UK around the end of April 2014 and intend being at the HU meet. Perhaps a group meeting there then heading north. I should have my 1200GS back on the road then so plenty of space to avoid an alcohol free Norway leg. Only proviso I have is that I must be back in Scotland for the referendum to ensure that Wee Eck is given his marching orders. Ride safe.
I'm off to S.E.Asia on the 14th Sep. for 6-7mths, anything to avoid the winter on Scotland's east coast, but as regards route planning, up to the top through Norway then back down the other side of the Baltic taking in the Winter Palace on the way and any diversions that look nice would suit me. Ride safe.
to ensure that Wee Eck is given his marching orders. Ride safe.
I had to search for that one, not having heard of him previously by that moniker.
You might like this website that was exposed to me by my search, for the first time (and it might help others who have never come across "wee Eck" before today ) Alex Salmond - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
hi im planing to go from st p up to murmansk 2nd/3rd week of june and then going on to norway and back down finnland.if you are up that way give me a shoute.ill be leaving uk on 6/6/14 vie germany poland up to latvea and in to russia that way so should be up murmansk about 11th/14th would be good to meet up.
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