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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We are planning to ride our bike from Thailand through Laos to Vietnam and back again. The official story seems to be that bikes are not allowed into these countries but I have read some stories of people who have done so without any problems.
Does anyone know the current situation? Is a carnet useful? Suggested bordercrossing / itineraries / tips.
I'm planing a similar trip. I will most likely try this in January 2002. From what I have read and seen, Thailand and Laos are no problem, but Vietnam is very difficult. Ass far as I know folks how have tried it from Cambodia have failed, but a few have succeded from Lao....
I travelled for 5 months by motorbike through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.
Getting in Laos from Thailand is no problem. My friend drove his Minsk from Thailand to Laos and sold it there.No problem at all.(for details contact him at: Koenderd@hotmail.com). It's they only country where you can take a motorbike in and leave without. Driving a motorbike in Vietnam is 'illegal' unless you have a Vietnamese driving license. You can do a test for it but it will take of lot time (waiting)and it will cost the same as bribing your way through this country. We drove two Minsks for two and a half month from Hanoi to Saigon. In the North you won't have any problems with police because there ain't much.On your way down it gets a bit difficult. There are some police checks and there are stories from 'no problem' till ' lost their bike'. We had no problems at all. For Accurate information concerning border crossing into vietnam contact the Minsk club (run by expats) in Hanoi. They have a website (and a very nice cafe in Hanoi) with a lot of usefull info. Just have a quick search on the net.
By the way; entering Cambodia by bike is no problem (as long as you take it out again). Prepare to say your shock absorbers farewell.
I had the best time ever in vietnam. It's wonderful in the Northern highland but traffic on the major road down south can be nerve wrecking sometimes.
Fun part about Laos, you will be one of a few on a big motorbike. Vientiane is the only place where they rent 'big' off roads (250cc, and they only had 4 of them) and after that the road is pretty much yours. almost no traffic on your way up. If you have any questions about where to go you can reach me on : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our veteran travellers share their tips (and great stories) for staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure.
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