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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Planning a trip down to Mexico in the New Year. Looking for the best deal for insurance: over the phone, just prior to the US/Mexico border??? Is one inusurance company better than another?? Any help greatly appreciated.
Having made that mistake once, I decided never again to buy insurance for Mexico. I've been there five times, and found the country safe to drive around in, and consider insurance a waste of money. But this is my idea. You make your own decision.
Before my first visit I bought my policy at an office of the AAA before crossing the border. All their border offices sell short-term insurance. Their rates were competitive. Of course you can shop around in El Paso, for example. But this will cost you some time.
No way I would ride in Mexico without insurance. Ditto for Belize. In Mexico you are guilty until proven innocent, you would probably be alright till you got in an accident. However, if you did get in an accident, you might find yourself in Mexico longer than you want to be. Insurance can be bought over the phone, internet, or at the border. Sanborn's seems to be a popular provider. Do an internet search.
Before my last trip to Belize, I heard that the police had set up a checkpoint near the capital and a had thrown several travellers in jail for lack of insurance. Sure enough, just past the turn for Belmopan on the Western Hwy, I ran into a checkpoint and was asked to had bought some.
But ultimately it is up to you, each of us has our own "comfortable level of risk"
DE mark, I would definately agree with you. If you are involved in an accident in Mexico, the authorities will detain everyone until things are sorted out. If you are at fault, you will be detained until you can pay damages to the other party. There is no way I would ride without insurance in Mexico.
I have used Sanborns in the past and they are a reputable company. You can purchase insurance for any amount of time you will be in Mexico. I was on a trip there once and a friend of mine (in a car) was involved in an accident with another car. The Sanborns representative came by the next day and everything was resolved in a couple of hours.
Living in San Diego I go to Baja Mexico often. Unless I'm going to be there for more than a few day's and depending on where I am going I usually Do not buy insurance. My American Insurance policy covers me 75 miles south of the border.(not all companies do this so check your policy.) Having written this; The Mexican Goverment does not reconize American insurance companies. The law in Mexico is that if you are in a accident wether you are at fault or not, If you do not have insurance you will go to JAIL. This happends often with forign tourist. It can take days to months to post a bond. It just depends.
I've owned an Insurance agency for years here in San Diego. I find the best place to purchase Mex Insurance is at the border. It does not pay enough for me to sell it.
It is up to you on what to do. This is how I go to Mex and my professional opinion.
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