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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Hi, my name is Giacomo Olcese and I'm planning a trip from Lima to Colombia. I live in Lima and I have done some short journeys like Lima-Cusco-Bolivia last year, so traveling to Ecuador is not a big deal in terms of security for me. My question for all of you experienced rides: how safe is to ride from Ecuador to Bogota and then to the coast (Cartagena, Barranquilla). I'm planning to go alone in my KTM 640 Adv., unless I met someone going the same way. I know that Colombia is great and worth visiting.
Any advise is appreciated,
I am American, but have lived most of my life in Peru (Lima, Pucallpa, Ayacucho) and love to ride there. I took my 17 yr old son this summer on Tornados from Pucallpa to Cuzco, all the way to Iguazu and returned via Bolivia. Have you ever driven the backside of Lake Titicaca?
I can't get away now, but I am organizing a trip for Peru friends Cuzco-Chachapoyas-Cuzco for June 2009. Do you know good hostels in Yauri (Espinar), Huamachuco, Chachapoyas, Moyobamba?
I am planning to leave Santiago on the 10th and go down to Pucon for a few days and visit with friends then over to Argentina and head north. If you want to keep in touch we may be able to hook up. I have friends in Arequipa I would like to see before I go through Lima.
When are you leaving??
Hi, its Chas ie Soundpony, we have been in touch. I am in Buenes Aires now resting up.
Are you near? Are you coming here or nearby and heading North? Mendoza?
I am considering sending my bike back on a ship but might reconsider if I had someone to ride with all the way to Cuzco or Colombia..
Hope all is well...
Let me know..
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I will be in the Mendosa area in about 6 days and am heading north. Would like to hook up and ride with you. I pan on riding to all the way back so I got to go through Columbia and fly the the bike to Panama to continue.
I met Freddie in Guatemala and rode with him through C.America, Columbia and as far as Equador, swell guy.
We were a group of 6 on 4 bikes, Freddie and I solo, but as we all had different agendas we sort of broke up with me and a couple on a Buell hanging together. Then I lost them in Santa Rosa near the border with Peru and havent seen them since. If you read this Fred, or anyone sees Roger and Linda travelling through Peru on their orange Buell, tell them I didn´t loose them on purpose, honest, (maybe they were lucky considering the following). I am in Piura recovering from a fun packed couple of days where I talked my way through 7 barriers manned by angry villagers, got sent 14km down a mud track that went nowhere to try and get round a 5ft tall blockade of mud and rocks, fell off 3 times on the way back, exchanged very angry words with the guy in charge of the blockade, calmed down and had a coffee with him, slept on someones front porch, got flooded out, carried on through 5 other barriers and at the last one the bike blew a fuse, fainted due to dehydration when I bent down to fix it, paid $20 for a litre of coke, (it was the only bills I had, I was wanting to get change at Piura), was the afternoons entertainment for the protesters until the army arrived, and much more, but...and it´s a big but, the people were very friendly towards me, at first firmly refusing permission to proceed and then either telling me how to get around the blockade or moving it a little, just smile and try and find the main man.
So... anyone else out their want company for the trip to Lake Titicaca, Chile and Argentina..........but beware I seem to be accident prone.
eh stag , keep the rubber on the road , i had a mild case of what you got yesterday , i am glad i got past it , i did not want to make a poncho out of my bike cover, we will see you later, heard the salt hotel may be hard to get to even by 4 by 4 ,depends on the weather . cuzco train not operating next three days i was told,sun and a beach may look good soon.
Hey, Stag. I'm the fellow who passed you (left you to die with the angry mob) on the VSTROM1000 while you were having your fuse problem. I did stop and offer help but you *insisted* you had things under control.....besides after you told me you were peeling off $20 for cokes, I was getting nervous about the crowds expectations...and they way they kept trying the locks on my luggage.
I did manage to blow through all the road blocks and ran into the military convoy that eventually came and got you. Made into Piura that afternoon....had to ford a river about 3 feet deep at the time.
Anyhow, I'm now broken down with a dead clutch actuator (mud contamination from all the damn offroading around roadblocks) at the most expensive hotel (Gran Hotel room 720) in Chiclayo. Stop by, I have an
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