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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So, we're Matt and Kim (or Kim and Matt if she's typing!) and we've been lurking on here and gathering info for ages and thought it was about time we introduced ourselves. We live in Watford, Herts (is there anyone else close by?) and we're prepping for our first big overland adventure.
How we got here:
Having both traveled a bit, and both dreaming one day a conversation went a little like this:
KIM: I loved to see more of the world
MATT: Uh? oh yeah me too.
KIM: What would be your ultimate trip?
KIM: What would be your ultimate way to see the world?
MATT: puts down 'Jupiters Travels' Honestly, I'd love to do it on a bike!
KIM: A motorbike?
MATT: Yeah, couldn't think of any better way to see the world.
KIM: Okay lets do it!
MATT: What both of us ride around the world on a couple of motorbikes?
MATT: Hang on, have you ever been on a motorbike before?
That was a little more than a year ago, and things are moving fast.
Where we're at
So, we bought a couple of DR650's (not an easy thing to do in Blighty, but the lower seat height was important for Kim), Kim learnt to ride and we're busily kitting ourselves and the bikes out ready for our big trip. You may have seen us hopelessly underprepared and squeezed on to one of th DR's at Ripley - our tent was held together with gaffer tape after the first night so last night we booked our ferry and we leave for Europe on Monday 26th April 2010 - It's getting proper real now. After an extensive tour of Europe we will head down the east side of Africa before heading over to India, through to Singapore, then an extended stay in OZ to earn some much needed pennies before we head to the Americas.
We just wanted to say hi, and what a fantastic site this is. You'll be seeing posts popping up from us quite a bit in the coming months and weeks and your thoughts and advice are very welcome, god knows we need it!
We'll aslo be heading up to Dent for Dazzers mini meet, so hopefully see some of you there!
Welcome Matt and Kim. My wife and I are in a somewhat similar position, though not as far along as you are. She is learning to ride so she can take some trips with me too. Remember to keep us up to date on all your travels.
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