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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I,m planning a trip from the Netherlands to Vladivostock in 2007. What is the easiest way to get my bike and myselve back to Europe. Is it possible to load everything on the train or is shipping by boat the best. Going to Japan only for shipping back to Europe seems to be long-winded.
in russia there is nothing impossible but sometimes difficult to reach or expensive!
But what about taking your bike to moskow by train and riding the rest on you own? Transport from Vladi to Moscow should not be as difficult as international transport.
Just ask bikers in Vladi if you need help! They are great guys!
hope helped you a little bit!
greets from vladivostok,
I have just had to decide whether to try and ride my rattling Cagiva the 10,000 km from the middle of Siberia to Europe or destroy it and fly back - the bike mechanics in Novosibirsk said "It is time for your bike". It's only done 28,000km!!
There is a nasty noise and I have lost power, especially at the top end - I am pretty sure it is just the valve clearance (i.e. new shims would fix it - don't have any new shims though). I have managed to send the bike by train from NBS to Moscow for $100, not too bad, and will be following along on the trans-siberian express.
Rather than try and sort out getting the bike on a train at a train station, try finding a bike shop in Vladivostok, and get them to ship the bike to a bike shop in Moscow, from here it is not too far into Europe. Getting a bike shipped across a border seems to add a huge amount.
Thanks for these answers, my route slightly changed. Instead of going to Vlad I will be going down to Mongolia, then going back to the Baikal lake.
In that region it must be possible to set the bike and myself on the train to Moskou and ride back to the Netherlands, just as you proposed , so thank you again for the info. Baikal, how did you get in touch with the Russian motorcycle clubs network? Is there a possibility to travel in the same train with your bike? Then I can unload the bike myselve. Henry, so you went to a bike store in Novosibirsk and they arranged the shipping to Moskou?
Maybe when you get back you can sent a mail and tell how this trip went.
All of you have a good trip and thanks again.
We got many Email adress from a biker in Tomsk. But you can also get in contact by the website of Sinus - it's a real effectiv working network! Just visit http://www.sinus.vl.ru and go to the forum.
On our website we have some more links to some bikerclubs - just look and visit them (knowing some Russian will be helpfull).
It would be easier if you are able to read and speak some Russian, but English will also work.
If you contact him or other bikers - say greets from Alex&Carsten!
For travling in the same train there is a possibility - just ask and try it!
Unloading in Moscow will be much more easier than in Far East, I think
Wish you a lot of fun on your trip, enjoy it (you will have many reasons to do so!) and stay healthy!
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