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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My wife and I live in Oman and are planning a three-to-four-year road trip. Early on in the planning we came up against the problem of vehicle registration/licencing (which are effectively the same thing in Oman, where on production of proof of insurance, and some money in hand, the Motor Vehicle Licence for a twelve-month period is done very quickly---at present cannot be done online).[/font]
As far as I know, to be road-legal, up-to-date licencing/registration will be needed for the duration of the trip. I have a friend here in Oman, maybe two, who I might ask to do me the favour of annually renewing the licence (first paying the cheapest possible third-party insurance, without which –as mentioned above-the licence cannot be obtained) and sending the new one to me, but their residence here for the duration of the trip is not certain. Thus I began to pursue the option of importing the vehicle to Britain and registering it there. However, for various reasons, (including cost and the fact that we don’t intend to return to the UK with the vehicle after the trip) registering the vehicle in the UK doesn’t seem like a good idea.
Thus I seem to be left with three possible (legal) options: registering the vehicle in the UK; registering it in some other country (I’m thinking of Austria, where an Austrian friend would gladly, I think, take care of annual paperwork, the details and cost of which I haven’t looked into), or reinsuring and reregistering it in Oman each year. IS THERE ANY OTHER WAY? I hope there is someone out there (including Dingo, who started his trip in Oman) who can say to me “Look, this is what you’re going to have to do.”
I am somewhat concerned that the Omani licence itself is a small and unimpressive piece of plastic, its only words in English (the rest in Arabic) being “SULTANATE OF OMAN, ROYAL OMAN POLICE: Directorate General of Traffic: Motor Vehicle Licence”. All the numbers are “1-2-3” numbers: the vehicle’s licence plate number is given (not the VIN), as is the date of commencement and expiry, but a person looking at the licence would be assuming/guessing that “2009/12/20” is in fact the date of expiry, because once beyond Syria (or possibly the southern Turkish border) it can be assumed that no border official can read Arabic. Thus it does seem possible that an Omani licence would in any case not be the most convincing document to be carrying, given that some customs/immigration officials (according to my experience) see themselves in the business of hindering rather than facilitating.
Thank you for earlier responses to my question related to this matter. Please advise.
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