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!
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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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Anybody thinking of doing Pan America in 2008? Im planning to go from Toronto to Anchorage... up to prudhoe bay..and unsurprisingly the whole way down to ushuaia.... right now doing the whole digestive biscuit by myself... was hoping to partner up with one or 2 folks for certain parts of the ride...
When do you plan on going? What are you riding? How long will you take? How are you getting back? I have a potential plan, though at the moment things are up in the air, but would very much like to do this trip. Let me know what the details are.
Yes it is one of my dream.. and me too I want more details...Your from Ireland ? you speek engish, spanish, french? ... you already purchase your Plane ticket...? you don't plan to ride back north the pan american..?. your very serious?
I was planning a little sooner departure june....but maybe I can deal it.... I already make it around U.S.A and canada to Prudhue Bay... It was very great but I don't want to loose time to do it again... But that look iterresting too joint you to cross the border off Mexico down to Ushuaia
(sorry english is not my first language, I AM a french canadian)
Hi I've been planning on going South. Still doing research. I won't be in a hurry so I don't know how far we could ride together. I'll be in Baja on the beach the first week of Nov. Keep me posted if this happens to be good timing for you.
I think verry intensively recently and ... I am serious ..anything can happen in the next year but I want to do this trip.... I've begenning to Learn Spanish few moth ago ( it's verry easy for me beacause it's similar to French with almost the same vocabulary)
the end of summer (august to nov-dec) will be perfect for me ....you think arrive to mexican border by the and of August ??
I'am open to ride It back or by plane depending on the time that will take to ride there
My name is Oisin, taking a career break and doing the pan american in 2008.
The plan is to frieight the bike into Toronto, head for nova scotia and then the whole way over to prudhoe bay , north of anchorage in alaska. From there head the whole way down to Ushuaia. I'm planning to be back in Ireland for christmas.
Bike I'm using is a GS1150 adventurer...
I'm 36 yrs old and basically doing this before settling down... get all the travel out of my bones. The date i leave is around the 12th of July
to any and all who'd like to come along.
Hope to hear from you
My email address is Oisin.m.Hughes@intel.com
Hi, I did the trip last year from Veracruz, Mexico, to Ushuaia. Spanish is an enormous help, even a smattering, particularly at frontiers. Guidebooks tend to warn of bad experiences with cops, Customs and Immigration. The one holdup I suffered was at the Honduras frontier close by Copan.The head of Customs insisted I drink with him in his office and watch the Mexico/France match (World Cup). Courtesy and humour get you further than cash. The most valuable phrase is Esculpame. Excuse me... When chosing a bike, think SPARE PARTS! Hopefully you won't need them. However, the bigger the bike the more difficult to locate spares. A big bike also creates a wealth barrier between you and the country folk. I ride a 125 Honda but would prefer a 250 - aged 74, I couldn't handle anything heavier.
The Panamericano is a truck fest.
I hate trucks.
I am on my way north now to NY - though have been in Rio Grande (Tierra del Fuego) the past month waiting for a broken ankle to heal. I got run down from the rear by three trucks. OK, so two were on the prime mover's trailer - it counts as three! Message me if I can be of help. Most information is on my BLOG at home
Go for it, good luck and have fun,
Great to hear from so many like minded folks out there...
I'm busy planning the trip and just go quoted 950 stertling to ship the bike over to Toronto1! :-( OUch!!!.... anyone any ideas whose the best to do this sort of thing?
Have you come any closer to your plans yet? I am planning to head south from Phoenix around a spring 2008. I will be in Phoenix end of Jan to buy my bike & start to kit it out & do a few runs around AZ, CA & CO before heading south. I plan to ride a KLR650 or a 650 Dakar depending on the best offers I can get when in Phoenix once I am there.
I am from the UK & am on a sabbatical for a few years. The basic plan is to do Central America from March - June with a few weeks to learn Spanish & Some diving thrown in somewhere on the Caribbean coast. Then spend the next 6 months leisurely riding down to TDF.
Let me know if you feel that we can hook up for any part of our planned adventures or share valuable information.
I live in Toronto, Ontario and am leaving from here on June 27th and riding to Alaska and from there down to Vancouver, British Columbia.
I'm not going to Prudhoe Bay, but will be going to Fairbanks and Anchorage in Alaska. I'm giving myself 16 days to do the trip, which means some days of quite heavy mileage, although the avage is only 440 miles per day.
So far I'm on my own but would welcome company for part or all the way.
still looking for any kindred spirts out there...
start july 12th finish christmas 2008
Toronto - nova scotia - anchorage - prudhoe bay - anchorage - calgary - yellowstone park - utah salt flats - grand canyon - phoenix - mexico... basically the whole way down to ushuaia in southern argentian... up to buenos aires and home.....
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