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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Hey guys, have been a long time lurker around the site and have assimalated every single bit of information i can regarding my planned trip. Well, when i say planned, i mean loosely planned as I really don't want to keep myself to strict timetables, schedules and itineries if i can.
I have seen a couple of similar posts and will be watching those threads closely, this is a kind of introduction to the forum for me as i feel i know so much about so many people already!!
Loosely I will be leaving London around July/August(maybe earlier, maybe a bit later but really don't want to leave much later than August) time and arriving in SA when i actually get there mainly down the west coast of Africa, although this is subject to change at a moments notice, i really wanted to go through Egypt but the carnet situation leaves me feeling like i will be bypassing this early plan.
My original plan was to buy a decent Africa Twin or Transalp, however, i am now leaning towards a mint XT600e if i can get one, or perhaps a new Tenere(well, one thats been run in for me so almost new i have pretty much ruled out the Africa Twin altogether(i have owned a couple in the past) I love them, they are fantastic for munching miles but for my trip i don't fancy the weight. I've owned a transalp before too and loved it also, despatched one in London for a couple of years, put 18k miles on it and sold it for £100 less than i bought it for..lol, happy days!! a Mint Dommie is also an option!!
This will be my first 'long trip' and I would like to share the planning/journey/routes etc with any other likeminded people, I don't want to overplan, to me that isn't part of 'my' adventure, obviously prepping the bike and equipment will no doubt be meticulous,
have been a biker since i was 10 years old, never taken a car test as they leave me cold, have been a London Courier on and off for 20 years(had a break of about 8 years and foolishly found myself in an IT career which i dispensed with last year Am now back doing what i love, riding a bike all day albeit for almost half of what i used to earn as a courier back in the day!!
SO, get in touch if you are planning a similar trip, maybe want to ride some of the journey with me, meet up for a pint in some far off lands or just to swap experiences etc...
I do plan to keep a journal online, most probably here at HU...
A bit more about me, i'm 37 going on 19, i really don't take things seriously enough, i know i should but i just don't. I am a sensible chap but love to have a laugh, bit of a joker, love meeting people, love just watching the world go by.
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