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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The U.S. gove has advised all travelers to avoid Mexico for the forseeable future. Univerisities have cancelled plans for spring breaks and Military personnel are forbidden to visit. With this in mind, we are thinking about riding to the east coast and shipping to anywhere in Europe, preferrably by ro-ro, but if not then container shipping on a freighter. The search engine seems to be down here, so anyone who has done it or knows how, where, how much, etc. your advice is eagerly awaited. We would like to ship to France or Spain, but England, Belgium, Nederlands will serve nearly as well.
any progress on your search? I'm planning to ship a bike to London from NYC, but still not sure about the best way to go...
Looks like people are recommending air vs sea, I checked motorcycleexpress.com and they quote the above at $1400, but I didn't call them yet so I'm not sure about additional fees, etc..
Is this a current quote ($1400 by air, New York to Europe)? I'd heard that prices had skyrocketed recently and that people were shipping from Canada instead. If current, it's approximately what I paid a couple of years ago. Not bad.
Shipping by container you run into several problems. For one, the date of arrival is variable and unpredictable, which implies storage issues on the other end and difficulty planning your own tickets and arrival with any certainty. This is fine on the return journey, since you'll be at home and can live without your bike for an extra few weeks or a month if necessary (I assume). But you don't want to fly to Europe and have to wait a month for a bike to show up when you'd planned to be touring the Dolomites. Plus there are issues associated with draining fluids, disasembly, crating and so on.
I shipped Lufthansa using the justly famous Warren (Warren Motorcycles On-Line). No disconnecting batteries, no draining fluids, no nothing: I left all my baggage attached, handed them the keys and caught my flight. At the other end, they gave me my keys back and I drove off (after an hour or so of formalities). If you want to do it yourselves, the actual charge from Lufthansa was about $300 cheaper than what I paid Warren. On the other hand, he gave me a lot of service and flexibility.
On the other hand, your pretext for going to Europe--swine flu, travel advisories, etc.--strikes me as more than a bit alarmist. I'm headed for Latin America, and swine flu is approximately the least of my concerns.
Planning for a trip to Europe em 2011 (!) I came in contact with a German guy that provides air shipments to/from Orlando, FL - Frankfurt/Germany. He takes care of everything (customs clearing in the USA and Germany, airfreight through Lufthansa and also the mandatory "Green Card" from ADAC (the German "AAA")). He charges - all inclusive - U$1,400.00 from the US to Europe and about U$1,080.00 back. The only problem is that he does this only twice a year (November from Europe and April to Europe). And these prices apply only because he has a "consolidated" freight rate from Lufthansa (he ships 6 to 10 bikes at a time). As I am planning to go in September and returning on November, the cost for this roundtrip freight skyrockets. Anyway you could try a contact with this guy to see what can de done (www.knopftours.com and his name is Stefan).
Regarding my trip, I am looking for bikers willing to tour Europe at the same time I am planning in order to form a group of 6 to 10 bikes so we can also benefit from a reasonable "consolidated" airfreight rate. Anyone interested please post a message here so we can start forming a group.
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