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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They say you're never too old to ride & I agree. Just over a week ago I set off from Nepal with a goal to reach Belgium in around six months time. My 1910 Fabrique Nationale first originated there & I plan to make it for the FN anniversary in Germany around that time. Our ages (the bikes & mine) combined equal 169 years.
This journey has been 40 years in the making, quite literally, as I rebuilt the FN from scratch with only a frame and part of the engine to start with. I tried two years ago to leave from Bali but officialdom got in the way and I couldn’t get the bike registered in Indonesia, hence no carnet. So I just said screw it and moved back to Australia. And so here I am, finally on my way.
It’s not the first long trip I’ve done, but it’s definitely has a different set of challenges given the bike’s age. Back in the 80’s my wife and I rode from Alaska to Brazil on a Honda Goldwing towing a large camper trailer. A 200,000km ride over 3 years, covering every state & country along the way. No iphones, internet, GPS, digital cameras back then, nada. Only a map & a good sense of direction – and we had a blast. In 3 years we rarely saw another motorcyclist though there were a few out there, Richard & Mopsa English come to mind. The Goldwing wasn’t built for crossing rivers, deserts, boulders but it did an amazing job through everything we encountered and it rarely missed a beat.
The FN is a very different kettle of fish. No gears, hardly any brakes, no GPS - just a whole lot of concentration required. Have to pedal up the hills so need to travel light on this journey, but for an old bloke I’m doing okay. After India it’s Pakistan, Iran, Turkey & Europe. You know the route!
When I set out on this ride I knew the first leg of the journey would probably be the toughest. And as expected, there always the unexpected. Like torrential rain for 8 hours crossing potholed mountain roads, no petrol in Nepal, a burnt out clutch on my first day in the Kathmandu traffic, a blown tube across the border in India, counting eighteen trucks crashed in one day… Living for the past four years in Indonesia has honed my “whoever is in front has the right of way” skills, but it’s still is pretty hairy on a motorcycle of this marque. Still, I’m a tough old bugger, so Belgium here I come!
You can read more on my blog at www.oldblokeonabike.com
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