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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I'm thinking about a "Round the Black Sea" trip for this summer.
Unfortunately, I'm having problems to get the Russian visa, as the consulate wants the reservation of hotels for all the trip, and the exact date of entering and leaving the country. The fact is that I don't know exactly when I'll reach the border Uraine/Russia and I don't even know exactly where I'm gonna stop for the nights during the trip.
I read in this site that many travellers rode across Russia apparently without any previous plan and freely. How was is possible?
Find a Visa Agent that only requires one night hotel booking (sometimes they will just do a false one if you pay a higher fee).
Second make the visa dates longer than you require. Ie have the entry date well before you plan to enter and the leaving date well after you plan to leave.
It does not matter when you leave and enter as long as they are within the dates on the Visa.
Best bet for the LOI (letter of invitation) is the internet. If doing the Black Sea check out of situation Georgan Miltary Highway. Also the trouble in Southern Georgia. I understand there is a ferry that that will let u miss these problems and take u strat to Turkey.
yeah, do it over a visa agent, you will pay a bit more, but no problems (inshallah) - visa extentions are very difficult (if you dont know the right people) in Russia. Sochi is a russian holiday town with nice beaches and nice girls. enjoy mika
good advice about the visa. But be weary about the ferry. When I was in Sochi, in 2002, there was a ferry to Batumi, Georgia, but it was a hydrofoil, and the captain refused to accept my bike, because, he said, it was too big to go through the door (a BMW F650!). There was a once-a-week ferry to Istanbul, apparently a bigger ship, but I was unwilling to wait a whole week, and perhaps be refused again. There was no ferry to Trabzon. Since I didn't have a visa for Ukraine, I decided to take a long detour (8500 km) via Finland, Sweden, Denmark. etc. to arrive in Turkey 10 days later, at the same time it would have taken me waiting for the ferry. (I did have a visa for Georgia, but the border was closed, probably still is.) So, it's good to be versatile, and it is also wise to give yourself some extra time on your Russian visa, which is, apparently, a stinker to get extended.
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