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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Yakutia Airlines inaugurated cargo service last week on its Alaska-Kamchatka route by delivering a critical item - a replacement windshield for a Cessna Citation Mustang. The light jet was on an around-the-world trip when it incurred damage to its windshield and was left grounded at the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport. Logistics company BDP International routed the crated windshield from Cessna's Wichita, Kansas plant to Yakutia Air's ground and cargo handler in Anchorage, Pegasus Aviation Services, which successfully loaded it on last week's flight.
Yakutia Airlines is accepting cargo for Thursday departures from Anchorage through September 13. Contact AirRussia.US to reserve space for your cargo. At this time, the cargo service only operates westbound, from Anchorage to Kamchatka.
This all sounds very encouraging. Thanks for the info.
Most people seem to want to ride the other way, west to east, so the obvious question is - if they only operate one way, how did the planes get to the start? Fly empty?
Kamchatka is indeed Russia but it is an isolated peninsular which can only be reached and left by sea or air. So further flights or boat trips are required before really setting out across the country.
Hey Paulemery! I'm out of Washington D.C. and are planning the same trip as you next year. I too am looking at the different ways to get the bike from the US or Canada to either South Korea and then Russia or directly to Russia. If you come across and good info let me know.
We shipped two bikes from Seattle to Vladivostok last July (2011) by container. If you can get 6 or 7 bikes in one load it can be very cost effective. We used Bob Erion and his very able colleague, James Pedersen at Radiant, 405 114th Avenue SE, Third Floor • Bellevue, WA 98004 • www.radiantdelivers.com tel.+1.425.462.1094 ext 514
From the collective's experience, is it better to ride West to East or East to West across Russian, Mog and Stans?
I want to ride the tough Russian sections in the best low water season but also have a good chance at passing through the rest of the route to Europe without getting stopped by the snow seasons in the high country parts.
We (that's me and my riding buddy Bushman) rode east to west last year from the UK. We shippred to Baltimore and then rode 19 US states before shipping our bikes to Vladivostok from Seattle (we flew to Vlad via Bejing from Vancouver to meet the bikes)
The reason we did the ride east to west was not scientific.... my pal Bushman wanted to be able to get to the end of the journey and ride up to the front door of his house. If we had gone east then our journey would have finished in the USA at some port on the east coast and we would have been picking our bikes up from Southampton 3 weeks later - a bit of an anti-climax. So Bushman got his dream and it was a great trip. We left the UK in April and had good weather for almost all the journey and we arrived home 5 months later.
We did the trip on thumping great 2007 model 1200GS's - no problems, no punctures, no issues at all.
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