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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Shipping agent needed from Panama to Durban South Africa,
Hi, after having spent a month in Colombia being messed about by a crap shipping agent we have decided to head for Panama and try our luck there.
Can anybody recomend a shipper in Panama who can deal with the shipping to South Africa.
Thanks in advance Pete n Brucella
I emailed him earlier this year about shipping a BMW 1200GS from Panama to Cape Town. He said it was possible and came back with this:
If we calculate 225/ X 3cbm= $675.00 + additional charges. ( we have to verify the status of shipment to identify which other charges may raised besides the given ones)
The validity referring to the rate validity, as this may change based on peak season or any carrier increment.
Services can be done the year around.
The problem is it could take 2-3 months.
I haven't actually used him (yet). I'm currently in Mexico and am now thinking I'll fly from Panama to Venezuela and go vis the Guyanas to Brazil then Buenos Aires and fly to South Africa from there. Just as fast and much more exciting!
Thanks for that Dom, we,ll give him a try, the time scale is no problem to us as we are going back to the UK for a bit and will catch up with the bikes later our friend in RSA will deal with it in RSA,
If anybody else has a recomendation please let us know as its always good to have plan B!!!
We,ll let you know how we get on
Thanks again Pete
Dom, dont bother with that shipper mate, yes the costs seem reasonable untill the extras you mention appear, they include $900 to crate the bikes and $ 550 to get the bikes to Colon,
Taking the quote to $3850 , OUCH!!!!!
Were extending our trip and riding up to the US, Where we hope to get a more reasonable rate,
Shit, whats a few more countries, hehehe
Hi mate, after some intense discussion, we have got the price down to less than $3000 for both bikes and as of yesterday the bikes are at the craters.
We await our paperwork so we can leave Panama, oh by the way Yadira is a woman, I got my wife to do all the talking it seemed to work out better.
I just hope the quote is a firm price, she said it was!!!!!!! as they have the bikes now.
I,ll keep you informed, maybe we can have a in Africa
Pete n Brucella
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