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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Im 25yr old male planning a trip in late 2006 to visit as much as South America as possible. Its only my second trip (first around europe) but im very able with bikes and a trained motorcycle mechanic,IT technicain and soon to be good spanish speaker. Ill do it alone if i have to but wouldnt mind some like-minded company even if just half the way.
Nothing is planned just yet so open to ideas, suggestions, routes etc. I have no limits of time and would even maybe like to pick up work on the way round.. who knows.
[This message has been edited by tedmagnum (edited 22 July 2005).]
Hi, thought to do the trip over 6 months, about £5000 is a safe enough bet, not inc. cost of shipping, which I researched a bit at prices around £600-£900 one way for air freighting a metre cube at 300kg, two bikes in a slightly bigger container would be cheaper.
Ive got a honda dominator '89, with touratec alloy panniers, set me back about £1800, and im learning the mechanics myself at moment. But theres still some stuff to do on it.
I know a bit of spanish, enough to get by and talk a bit.
Ive just ordered some maps for most s.american countries, my timescale isnt pinned down at the mo.
well there are 3 or 4 of us flying out to alaska summer 2006, heading south quickly until we hit mexico and then spending rest of 2006 and 2007 on the road! going all the way down to the bottom, but in no particular order!
I have now found your replys to my ad from june and have given an reply on it, please see http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb...ML/000944.html
Please note that I like riding the bike and are not planning on staying for too long at any place.
"A trip is a trip only when moving..."
[This message has been edited by Skonte (edited 21 December 2005).]
I'm shipping out to Buenos Aires Nov 2006 (hope to do a 2 or 3 week intensive Spanish course there), will shoot down to Ushaia for christmas etc then plan to spend 2007 on the road heading north slowly.
I've done UK to India and know my trusty Twin inside out so if you wanna swap info or meet up, let me know.
Me and Si have decided to ship out together and prob do the whole of South America but starting in Venezuala. We prob wont hit Argentina until Christmas time or early new year. If your still about im sure a few drinks or route changes wouldnt go amiss..All is able !!
tedmagnum, send me an email. I've always wanted to ride a bike from Houston (where I live now) to Bolivia (where I grew up). I've got 4 weeks vacation to do a one-way trip and fly back. I'm a native spanish speaker with a decent amount of travel experience in south and central america, although very little of it on a motorcycle. I am decently knowledgeable on mechanics and a low maintenance travel.
I'm at a very early stage of planning so I would appreciate any advice on whether my schedule is realistic or if I need to ask for some extra time off work. I'm dead serious on the trip though, bought a bike this week and will have the funds to travel. I would be happy to travel in company for any or all of the trip.
marcos.flores at gmail.com
[This message has been edited by marcosfb (edited 11 January 2006).]
Looking to travel upto Alaska around June '06 and then down through the latin Americas during the colder months (ie from October onwards). Eventually coming back north to ship my bike to Mediterranean Europe and down through Africa.
Anyone thinking of the same thing and want to buddy up ? I'm on a Honda ST1300.
Originally posted by JSherm: I really wish we could consolidate these 'going to sa threads' There are at least three this year.
Yeah - 2 in fact started by the same person. That iain! what was he thinking?
That thread about meeting up with a wanderlust partner of the opposite sex. Note how everyone has stuck to a single thread, and pretty much stayed on topic. I think the trick is including sex in the thread - makes people focus more.
[This message has been edited by quastdog (edited 03 April 2006).]
Hi ted, are you still doing this trip? i myself am going from LA to Buenos Aires starting early august, and am looking for comrade/s for some/all of the journey. I won't ask you any more just now til i know if your plans are still in place..
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