Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast - Travel Stories, Tech Tips & Pro Instruction

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Subscribers: 341
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GT6man
 Dec 9, 2018
essential listening

BiliV
 Nov 21, 2018
the BEST motorcycle podcast out there! Thanks Jim!

nate aukee
 Oct 23, 2018
great podcast! especially love the guests with adventure stories.

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A weekly motorcycle podcast bringing to you the best travel stories, tech tips and pro instruction from experienced moto travellers and industry experts and leaders. The show for all motorbike enthusiasts around the world. Inspirational, motivating and educational.

Episode Date
Mistakes That Motorcycle Travellers Make
01:02:04

There’s a first time for everything, including motorcycle travel, and there’s a lot to consider before heading out on the road. Novice travellers often learn through trial and error, but even seasoned motorcycle travellers can still make mistakes. Getting a heads up on common motorcycle travel mistakes just might give you enough insight to avoid those mistakes yourself, making your trip that much more rewarding.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.

Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Oct 29, 2020
Why all the Hype about the GS Trophy?
01:07:56

In 2008 BMW introduced the GS Trophy, an international competition where riders from around the world take part in competing on some of the most challenging terrains in exotic locations, and they’ve since continued the competition with qualifier and final event sequels. But, why all the hype about the GS Trophy and what does it mean for adventure motorcycle culture? We talk to BMW Ambassador, Shawn Thomas to find out.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.

Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Oct 22, 2020
Rider Skills: Overcoming Mental Blocks That Affect Your Riding
01:15:56

The mind is a powerful thing and when it’s working against you while riding your bike, then you may as well just get off and walk. Most riders have experienced what’s called choking, when you get confused, lose confidence, and find yourself riding like a beginner. Commonly what riders do when this happens is to stop riding or maybe just avoid those situations that make them feel uncomfortable. On this episode of our exclusive Rider Skills program, we have instructor Clinton Smout talking about how he helps riders who have had a dramatic experience overcome their mental blocks.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.

Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Oct 15, 2020
Gearing Up: Protecting Your Most Important Tools
01:17:26

You’ve got your tool pouch packed with all the essentials for your motorcycle, and your tool box overflowing in your garage, but don’t forget about your most important tools - you use them every day, all day long, at home, at work, and when riding your motorcycle - your hands. It’s crucial that you take care of them, and part of doing that means investing in the right pair of gloves and handguards for your type of riding. But how do you know which gloves to choose and why? And what can handguards do for you? To find out the answers we spoke with Powersports industry leader, Tim Calhoun, and a designer at Barkbuster Handguards.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Oct 08, 2020
Charley Boorman on 'Long Way Up'
49:54

It’s been 13 years since their last production of Long Way Down, and good friends Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor are back again. This time they rode prototype electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires from the furthest point in South America, Ushuaia, to Los Angeles, culminating in another motorcycle travel series called Long Way Up, where once again they share their adventures with the world.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.

Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Oct 01, 2020
Roadless Jungle, Irate Kunas and Guerrilla Encounters - Darien Gap Expedition
01:58:17

In 1995, having had three unsuccessful attempts to get through the Darien Gap and one successful Jeep crossing, Patty and Loren Upton took a two-wheel drive Rokon through the Darien Gap. They logged over 125 miles of jungles, rivers, mountains and swamp in 49 days, becoming the first people to cross the Darien Gap on a motorcycle all on land. From angry Kunas holding them and their Rokon ransom for $500, to repair set backs and even coming face to face with Colombian Guerrillas, the challenges they faced and friendships made were all part of their unforgettable adventures.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Sep 24, 2020
Where Have You Been, Ian Coates?
53:10

When it comes to getting sidetracked, Ian Coates is what some might call an expert. In 1999, he went on a four month motorcycle trip that lasted fourteen years and a few years ago he went for a day ride that took him a year. He’s actually been on the road for most of the last two decades. Fortunately, for Ian, he has a very understanding wife. And last month when we caught up with Ian, he was at home again in England waiting out the world pandemic and planning his next adventure. But for how long this time? And where has he been for the last few years?

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.

Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Sep 17, 2020
Jeremy & Elle - The Final Chapter of Southward Chronicles | A Decade of Backcountry Discovery Routes
01:28:29

This is the final chapter in the Southward Chronicles series where we followed Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West as they rode from Canada to Ushuaia. What’s it like to get back to normal life now that their year long adventure has come to an end and what does the future hold for them?

And Backcountry Discovery Routes is a non profit organization that creates off-byway routes - mainly dirt for adventure motorcyclists. They began with an idea and one route, and with a ton of effort and volunteer labour they have created one new route every year totalling 10 routes. How do they choose the routes, how challenging are they, do they rate them and how and who are they designed for?

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.

Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Sep 10, 2020
Rider Skills: Mud Riding Tips and Tricks - Chris Birch
01:20:43

If you’re going to ride in the mud with your adventure bike you’re going to need some specific skills for it. You’ll need to approach it differently than hard packed dirt and you really should be prepping your bike for it ahead of time. Mud riding is challenging, but the with the tips and tricks that professional rider and instructor, Chris Birch, shares with us on this episode of Rider Skills, you may just learn to love it.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Sep 03, 2020
Choosing Motorcycle Brake Pads - What is Brake Fade?
42:41

If you’ve found yourself staring at the brake pad offerings for your motorcycle, wondering why the huge price difference between one over another or what the difference is between organic pads and sintered pads, you’re not alone. It’s a confusing process that often appears to be price driven - so you choose which ever pad you can afford or that fits into what you feel like spending when in fact that isn’t the way to choose at all. And what about that dreaded brake fade? What is it and why does it happen?

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Aug 27, 2020
The Outback Way - The Longest Shortcut
01:06:14

The Outback Way in Australia, also known as the Longest Shortcut, is a 2800 km trail passing through remote areas which means any adventurous off-roaders need to be prepared for anything, including a medical emergency. Retired school teacher, Doug Mullett, decided to take his V-Strom on the Outback Way, which typically takes about a week to traverse. He took riding courses, a motorcycle first aid course and had detailed emergency plans in place. But even the best laid plans can lead to misadventures, and on two separate adventures in 10 months, the Royal Flying Doctor Service was called in to rescue Doug when on both occasions he came off his bike.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Aug 20, 2020
Vladivostok to Bulgaria - Navigating a World of Language Incommunicado
01:43:21

They called their group ‘The Siberian Seven’, the brainchild of retired rancher Kym Osborne and his wife, Lenore from Australia. Looking to step up their motorcycle adventures the plan was to travel to foreign countries where they couldn’t understand or read the local languages. They shipped their bikes from Melbourne to Vladivostok and over the six months on their motorcycle adventure they saw many incredible vistas and experienced everything from mishaps, broken bones, false accusations to tragedy.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Aug 13, 2020
Every Beginning Has an Ending - Even Motorcycle Trips
55:09

When we last spoke with Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West in April, they were stuck in Uruguay for what they thought might be at least another month, possibly longer because of the pandemic. But, after several months, they’ve decided that it’s time to end their adventure and ship their motorcycles back to Canada, and then take a convoluted route, not their choice, to get back home. Some things can’t be predicted and their plans may have changed more than they could have ever imagined, but did they get out of the trip what they had hoped for? And what happens next for Jeremy and Elle?

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Aug 06, 2020
Rider Skills: How to Skid Steer Your Motorcycle - Jimmy Lewis
01:13:50

Being in control of your motorcycle builds your confidence and more importantly also makes you a safer rider, especially when things go pear shaped. Riding instructor, Jimmy Lewis, teaches us how to skid the rear wheel of our bikes for steering. In learning this advanced maneuver we also learn how to control our bike in a slide on the road, and once you’ve mastered doing it on purpose, you’ll know what to do when it happens by surprise. It’s also a fun and useful move for making quick no stop turns on to tight trails.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jul 30, 2020
Purpose Driven Planning for Moto Adventures Close To Home | Offbeat Adventure Collection - Greg Frazier
01:09:58

Long, short, cross country, group, solo and around the world trips. The choices are endless… but what if you’re time constricted yet want to do something fantastic and memorable, especially if you have to plan around work? This is where purpose driven planning comes in, and Thom Rieck has done just that in his home state of Minnesota. And motorcycle traveler Greg Frazier has ridden around the world six times and is the author of several books, his newest book is called Adventure Motorcyclist: Frazier Shrugged, a compilation of articles put together from decades of moto travel experience. Entertaining and even coarse at times, Greg’s an offbeat adventurer who has a wealth of information to share with anyone planning a motorcycle adventure.

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Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jul 23, 2020
Understanding the Motorcycle Tube - T.J. Tennent
37:56

Spoked wheels offer some advantages to the adventure rider, namely they are more flexible and forgiving in the rough stuff which is why most adventure bikes on the market have them. But that flexibility comes at a cost - and that’s what inside the tire - the tube. On this episode we talk with a tire expert, T.J. Tennent, who answers some questions we have, he dispels some myths and we also learn some interesting facts about tire tubes.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jul 16, 2020
Life on a Bike and Packing Tips for Motorcyclists - Ken and Carol Duval
01:48:19

Ken and Carol Duval have been living and traveling on the road for 17 years on a 1989 motorcycle. And though they don’t have a website, they have found that the internet has been invaluable to them and has made travel so much better. Ken and Carol have made a lot of friends all over the world, and experience more than most of us ever will. And with years of packing for two on one bike, Carol also some great packing tips for all motorcycle travelers.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jul 09, 2020
How Trip Planning Can Make Shorter Adventures Better
44:10

After planning for years, Martin Smith and six other riders from the USA and the UK went on a short trip to tour the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Martin is a planner, and for him that’s a big part of the adventure. On this episode, he talks about the short trips he does, how he plans for them, how he budgets his time, and how he feels diligent planning can make for a better adventure.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel.

Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle.

Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website.

Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.

Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jul 02, 2020
Rider Skills: How to Turn Around When You're Stranded on a Hill
44:38

On this episode we learn techniques for turning our motorcycles around when we are stranded part way up a hill and the only way out of the predicament is down. Now, while this is not a hard core skill, learning the correct method of turning your bike around on a hill will help everywhere you ride and will also mitigate the fear associated with hills, be it a dirt path or a steep driveway.

More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com

Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jun 25, 2020
And Now For Something Completely Different - Graham Field
59:49

In some cases, in fact in many cases, travel leads to exploration, discovery, experience and generally to more travel. But, in some rare instances travel can actually lead to settling down and finding a new place to call home that stimulates the mind and soul just as travel does. Graham Field has travelled for many years by motorcycle and before that, bicycle and back pack. And in all his travels he was searching for something, but didn’t know what it was until he found it. 

In the words of Monty Python, “and now for something completely different”, Graham Field.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jun 18, 2020
Adventure Outside of the Box - Billy Ward
01:19:38

Billy Ward, AKA Billy BikeTruck, is a really interesting guy living life on the edge and on his terms. He is bold, daring, charismatic, and adventurous. He's a show promoter, manages talent, rides all over the world, he has wrestled crocodiles, chased off lions for his clients, survived interrogations at border crossings, lead motorcycle trips. But, his real talent is the ability to step into the unknown, figure it out, master it, and come out on top - even when he has no experience going in.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

 

Jun 11, 2020
Shawn Thomas - How Chance Leads to Change
01:22:46

Shawn Thomas was an experienced motorcycle salesman who found himself in the odd position of losing interest in riding motorcycles. And just as he was getting ready to give up riding, as serendipity would have it, someone walked in to the dealership he was working at and tried to sell him on something. Something that intrigued Shawn. And that chance meeting would lead to Shawn having what many would call one of the most desirable jobs in the motorcycle industry.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

Jun 04, 2020
Rider Skills: How Handlebar Position Affects Control - Bike Set Up
01:21:01

Setting up your bike’s controls is where Chris Birch begins, and with good reason. Because as you will hear in this episode, even your handlebar position changes the way your bike performs and makes the difference between a great handling bike and one that is a beast to hang on to. Chris Birch walks us through a basic setup that will not only help your ergonomics but also explains why you make the changes and how to tell what is right for you.

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Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!

May 29, 2020
Take it to the Limit - Peter Starr
01:14:41

When you listen to Peter Starr speak, you can’t help but feel his positive energy. Peter’s extensive career in the motorcycle industry has spanned about a half a century. Later in life, a health issue led to his conclusion that dealing with aging requires living a purposeful life - and for him that involved motorcycling, which has always been a big part of his life. He feels that a positive mindset is what riders need to help with aging. He recently spent six years traveling to 12 different countries, all of which he’s shared in a coffee table book, filled with stories, photographs and videos on the included DVD.

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May 22, 2020
Extreme Enduro Rider - Graham Jarvis | Communication for Off the Beaten Track
55:46

On this episode, we speak with Graham Jarvis, one of the most well known names in motorcycle extreme enduro. Very likely you’ve seen videos of him riding his Husqvarna motorcycle over incredible obstacles, many times on the rear wheel only. And it’s important when you go off the grid on your motorcycle adventure, to know that you can depend on a GPS communication device to stay in touch with the people who matter, to let them know you’re safe. To find out more about a new satellite communicator, we talk to the president of the makers of ZOLEO.

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May 15, 2020
Doing What Really Matters in Life - Greg and Melanie Turp
01:30:33

Some years ago, Greg and Melanie Turp decided they had too much ‘stuff’ and that they were working too much. Greg had been riding motorcycles most of his life, and being inspired by other travellers, he and Melanie decided to change their life, to do what mattered to them, to travel and make great memories. They sold everything and travelled around America with their RV and motorcycle. They liked it so much they’ve just kept going, riding around the world on their motorcycle.

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May 07, 2020
Chris Birch - Life Long Motorcycle Addict
01:21:37

When adventure motorcycles first started to show up on the scene, many top off-road riders were drawn to them, and although they found that they underperformed compared to the bikes they were used to, they worked to invent new skills and techniques to be able to efficiently ride these oversized bikes, so that they could be ride them like it appeared they should be ridden… off-road. Riding instructor, Chris Birch, or you may know him as the KTM 1190 guy, is one of those off-road riders.

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With a trip around the world in its final months, Aaron Steinmann wakes up one morning in a campground in Australia to find the KTM motorcycle he loved and planned on keeping, gone. Now back in New Zealand, Aaron reflects on his adventures as he travelled around the world over the past four years on his KTM 500 EXC. A mostly unplanned journey, he remembers the connections he’s made and the kindness of the motorcycle community and locals he met along the way.

May 01, 2020
How to Build RIDER SKILLS Without Riding | Change in Plans
01:16:38

Riding instructor, Jimmy Lewis, has some drills and methods that you can use to drastically increase your skill levels, and you won’t even need to start your bike. And we also catch up with Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West, who are being forced to drastically change their plans, despite all their planning for worst case scenarios. When and will they be able to continue their trip?

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With a trip around the world in its final months, Aaron Steinmann wakes up one morning in a campground in Australia to find the KTM motorcycle he loved and planned on keeping, gone. Now back in New Zealand, Aaron reflects on his adventures as he travelled around the world over the past four years on his KTM 500 EXC. A mostly unplanned journey, he remembers the connections he’s made and the kindness of the motorcycle community and locals he met along the way.

Apr 23, 2020
Aaron Steinmann - A Mostly Unplanned Journey
01:04:59

With a trip around the world in its final months, Aaron Steinmann wakes up one morning in a campground in Australia to find the KTM motorcycle he loved and planned on keeping, gone. Now back in New Zealand, Aaron reflects on his adventures as he travelled around the world over the past four years on his KTM 500 EXC. A mostly unplanned journey, he remembers the connections he’s made and the kindness of the motorcycle community and locals he met along the way.

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Apr 17, 2020
Charley Boormans Motorcycle Life
01:32:38

A household name in adventure motorcycling, Charley Boorman has been riding motorcycles for most of his life. He’s best known for his part in the series Long Way Round in which he and Ewan McGregor have an epic motorbike adventure. It’s a film that has gained an almost cult like following and has been the inspiration for countless motorcyclists everywhere. And recently Charley completed a secret adventure that he’s not supposed to talk about…

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Apr 09, 2020
What Happens When Millennials Go on a Motorcycle Adventure
01:44:53

Shane Pufall and Thomas McCutchen have been travelling for the past 8 months, and are now happily stranded in Argentina for an indefinite amount of time due to travel restrictions. They offer a unique perspective on traveling the world by motorcycle, as they share their endless stories that will inspire you, make you laugh and will have you planning your next adventure. Not only that, but also these two millennials aren’t doing it for Facebook likes or Instagram followers. They’re what you call true adventurers.

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Apr 03, 2020
Rider Skills: 4 Top Water Crossing Mistakes Made by Adventure Riders
59:47

The top 4 water crossing mistakes from an expert multi-certified motorcycle instructor, off-road rider and total motorcycle enthusiast. According to Clinton Smout, there are some common mistakes that are often repeated in photos and videos, repeated on local rides. Learn what the mistakes are, and how to avoid them, and you should have no trouble crossing water on your motorcycle.

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Mar 26, 2020
A Message About How We are Responding to Coronavirus
01:28:20

In these uncertain and unique times, Coronavirus is having an impact on the lives of everyone around the world. And we want to share with you how we are responding to Covid-19 at Adventure Rider Radio. 

Mar 23, 2020
Travel Restrictions & Border Shutdown in Bolivia - No Plans to Go Home Yet
01:17:03

Michnus and Elsebie Olivier have been travelling by motorcycle for a decade and it all started when they took a trip around Africa and just kept going. They’ve been in South America for about two years now, and they say that they have no plans to go home to South Africa yet, there’s still so much to see and a lot of exploring to do. For them this trip is not just travel, it’s now become their lifestyle and home is wherever they are. 

When we connected with Michnus and Elsebie, they were in Bolivia waiting out the coronavirus pandemic, quite comfortably and in high spirits.

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Mar 19, 2020
Remote Rescue at the Push of a Button
01:22:44

What happens when an adventure ride is going well and feeling great, until it’s not? When a mishap, medical issue or an off changes everything and you think you might need help? Have you ever wondered what constitutes an emergency, and when it’s okay to push the button on your satellite communicator? Mosko Moto’s Pete Day and Ashley Myhre found themselves in that situation on a weekend trip in the Oregon desert a few years ago. When broken bones and an attempt to get themselves out of their remote location didn’t work out, they were left with a decision to make. And to help us better understand when to send out an SOS signal, we spoke with Emily Thompson at GEOS, the people on the other end who answer your call for help and co-ordinate remote rescues around the world.

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Mar 13, 2020
Sam Manicom - Life on a Bike
01:38:52

Sam Manicom is a world traveler, motorcycle adventurer, author, writer and presenter. And he’s one of the most well known names in the adventure motorcycle industry. He spent eight years traveling around the world, has written four books and shares his adventure stories with eager listeners at motorcycle shows and events around the world. And on this episode he talks about his life and travels, an inspiration for those dreaming of taking off on two wheels.

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Mar 06, 2020
Patagonia Winds & Falling Out of Love With the KLR650
01:14:27

On this episode Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West are flattened, literally, by the winds of Patagonia. They encounter wild animals in a place they least expected, blow up their travel budget, experience beauty like that which they have never seen before. And to top it all off, Jeremy is falling out of love with his KLR650.

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Feb 27, 2020
Essential ADV Tools and Skills for Remote Riding
01:22:48

Jim Hyde, founder of RawHyde Adventures, talks about the essential tools and skills every motorcycle adventurer needs for remote riding. And John Bestfather, a wilderness guide and paramedic from the Yukon in Canada, talks about what should be in your 24 hour emergency kit.

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Feb 20, 2020
Bill Dragoo - Driven For Adventure
01:08:00

If the name Bill Dragoo makes you think about DART - Dragoo Adventure Rider Training - and high level learning - well that makes sense. Because Bill has earned himself a top reputation in the world of adventure motorcycling as a skilled rider and top motorcycle instructor. On this episode we talk to Bill about his life, adventure and what drives him. 

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Feb 14, 2020
Motorcycle Group Travel - Lessons Learned From Things Gone Wrong
01:36:03

On this episode we talk about group riding, the things that can go wrong, do go wrong and the lessons learned with Dan Collins, who runs Fresh Tracks, a company that focuses on team building, Rene Cormier, founder and guide at Renedian Adventures and Barak Naggan, guide at MotoDiscovery Tours.

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Feb 07, 2020
Rider Skills: How to Tow and Bump Start Your Motorcycle
51:17

On this episode of Rider Skills we talk with Clinton Smout about how to tow a motorcycle and bump start your bike. And we also discuss a specially designed tow strap made just for motorcycles that may help solve the main challenges of towing.

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Jan 31, 2020
What Country Are We In?... I Don't Know | Dakar Connection & Adventure Riding
01:31:30

The saga continues, as Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West find themselves in.. what country? Oh, yes… Argentina. In this stretch of their trip, they’ve staved off hunger pains by eating some Coca leaves on their hike in to Machu Picchu, Jeremy’s bike has broken down, they’ve visited a floating island on Lake Titicaca and one woeful evening they even ended up eating dinner in separate restaurants across the street from each other. All part of the fun. And Jim also talks to Jimmy Lewis, a former Dakar racer who helped train the first American winner of the Dakar Rally 2020, about the race and the connection that it has with adventure motorcycling.

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Jan 24, 2020
The Making of a Professional Adventure Rider - Spencer Conway
59:31

Spencer Conway has what many motorcyclists would say is the best job in the world. He films his motorcycle adventures for TV and he gets paid for it. He and his girlfriend ride two up, and while he’s riding hard, she’s filming. And to do this, they’re on the road for nine months out of the year: filming, riding, suffering and exploring - what some might call… true adventure.

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Jan 17, 2020
Lost Trails of the Pyrenees - Austin Vince
01:08:14

The Pyrenees are a mountain range that form a natural border between Spain and France in southwest Europe. The area has a reputation for having some of the best motorcycle riding in the world, so who better to turn to than Austin Vince, who runs a map reading adventure trip in to the Pyrenees, to find out just what makes it so special.

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Jan 10, 2020
From Helicopters to Motorcycles
01:07:34

Barak Naggan first became interested in photography in his late teens when he saw the incredibly diverse scenery of Israel from the cockpit of a military helicopter. He found he had a love for nature and scenery coupled with a desire for travel, so when he completed the required tour of duty in Israel he began to wander the world, and ended up living in New Mexico where he's been for the last two decades. Barak’s been riding dual sport motorcycles all over the world for over 30 years, documenting adventure wherever his travels take him through photography and videography.

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Jan 03, 2020
Stories, Knowledge, Skills and Motorcycles - The Common Thread That Binds
43:25

We’ve had some great authors on the show, not just this year but in all the years we’ve been producing the show. Some long reads, some shorter. And this week, on this final episode of 2019, we have author, Ron Davis, a long time motorcyclist, writer and associate editor at BMW Owner’s News, who’s put together a collection of over 40 of his own previously published short reads, a compilation of some of his motorcycle articles and essays in his book, Shiny Side Up.

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Dec 26, 2019
Exploring the Back Roads of Peru
01:27:01

Jeremy  and Elle have been travelling for about four months now and have been spending some time in Peru while on their journey to Ushuaia. They’ve experienced everything from muddy roads, crazy rides, dropped bikes, flat tires, being turned away at hotels, burning garbage and a deviant dog and still, they are having the time of their lives!

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Dec 18, 2019
Do Tall Motorcycle Riders Have an Advantage Over Short Riders?
01:14:59

Are long legs an enviable physical trait for motorcycle riding? Are short riders destined to find it tough when it comes to riding the rough stuff? To get the answers to these questions, we asked former racers and now top riding instructors, Jimmy Lewis from Jimmy Lewis Off-Road and Pat Jacques from ADV Woman.

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Dec 13, 2019
Rider Skills: 4 Motorcycle Riding Positions You Should Know
54:19

There are four riding positions that every adventure motorcyclist, really all motorcyclists, should know that are the foundation of all the riding you do. We talk with riding instructor, Clinton Smout, about what those positions are, and how and when to do them, on this episode of Rider Skills.

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Dec 06, 2019
Delivering Tough Rides
01:03:56

Tom Medema recently returned from a trip with 15 volunteers who rode Yamaha XTZ 125’s to Nepal. They delivered the much needed motorcycles to park rangers in Chitwan National Park, where the rangers protect Rhinos and Tigers from poachers. The ride was rough and challenging, they ran into problems with the lack of oxygen, snowy conditions, traffic and even an accident which left a rider with a broken hand. We talk about this trip and another one that Tom led to Mongolia earlier this year, and how they’ve made a difference to rangers who work tirelessly to protect park lands in those countries.

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Nov 29, 2019
Riding the Trampoline of Death
51:34

Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West have been on the road for about three months, making their way to Ushuaia. They’ve spent the last month riding in Colombia and one of the major challenges they’ve faced was what’s called the Trampoline of Death or Devil’s Trampoline, a road known to be the most dangerous road in Colombia. Jeremy and Elle could have just avoided it altogether, but with a name like that, how could they pass it up?

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Nov 22, 2019
Changing Gears in Motorcycle Travel
01:03:48

Turning 74 years young next week, Linda Bootherstone-Bick is full of energy and excitement for the next adventure with no end in sight. After being a rider for over 50 years with an incredibly easy going attitude, she recognizes that things change as she ages, and she has no issues with downsizing her motorcycle to keep on riding - other than it doesn’t go as fast as she would like! And her views on riding and travel just might help you to become a better traveler.

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Nov 15, 2019
Sand, Heat and Desert Riding Tips | Simpson Desert Adventure
01:20:16

Jimmy Lewis talks about what it’s like to ride in the deserts in Nevada, USA. He also has some great tips on tires and what you can expect when desert riding. Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures gives some tips on riding in the sand and high temperatures. We talk to Chantal Simons, who recently completed a crossing with an all women’s riding group. She talks about how she got involved, the preparation, the support vehicles, the bikes and how the group of women connected.

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Nov 08, 2019
How to Choose Motorcycle Foot Pegs | Moto Advice on the Internet - Valid or Nonsense?
01:49:17

On this episode we talk to Chris Hardin about how to choose a motorcycle peg that suits you, your bike and the type of riding you do. And Warren Milner talks about how the internet is like the wild west - where it’s difficult to know what information you get for motorcycle repair, mods or gear is valid, and what is nonsense.

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Oct 31, 2019
Crossing in to Colombia - Exploring the Unknown
01:27:19

Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West are riding their motorcycles from Canada to Ushuaia and even though they’ve been a couple for over two years, they’ve never spent this much time together before. They’ve been on the road for about two months, and have finally realized a dream they both had, to make it past Panama. On this episode, things get heated up as they make their way to the Stahlratte and arrive in Colombia at last.



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Oct 25, 2019
Rider Skills: Balance For Performance - Jimmy Lewis
01:22:36

Jimmy Lewis starts his classes off with balance training because he feels that all skills are built on that. It’s a foundation skill. You need to master balance before you start building other motorcycle riding skills. And once you have, all other skills become much easier and better balanced.

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Oct 16, 2019
Around the World in Five Months - Maurice McDonald
01:26:38

When civil unrest in Africa threw a monkey wrench in to Maurice McDonald’s plans to ride around the world in 2005, he had no choice but to end his trip and return to the UK. He still dreamt of completing the trip he started, so in 2018 he had a second go at it, despite having a life threatening disease that required him to keep his meds cold while travelling. Riding his 1994 Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Tenere he spent five months on the road, and at last reached the horizon he had aimed for in the first place.



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Oct 10, 2019
Africa - The Most Difficult - Lyndon Poskitt
46:10

Adventurer Lyndon Poskitt, Races to Places, has now completed travelling the world, culminating in Africa. He shares some of his experiences with mixed feelings about the continent and the countries within, a place he said was the hardest, most difficult, most dangerous continent that he travelled.

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Oct 03, 2019
The Border Fixer's Charm
57:38

MotoTravel Series Southward Chronicles - We’re following Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West as they ride from Canada to Ushuaia. Jeremy and Elle have been together for a couple of years, they’re both experienced riders and travellers, but have never spent any significant amount of time with each other. They’re travelling together but each carrying their own gear, including camping equipment. Follow the adventure of these two riders on what Jeremy calls a separate, but parallel journey. On this episode, their planned border crossing in to Guatemala doesn't go exactly according to plan.

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Sep 26, 2019
Ushuaia Bound - No Matter What it Takes: Daniel Byers
01:16:28

Daniel Byers quit his corporate job of 12 years to do a trip he had dreamed of doing for years, riding from Ohio to Ushuaia. He’s had some challenges and setbacks, but he’s determined to continue the trip and get to Ushuaia, no matter what.

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Sep 19, 2019
Rider Skills: Gravel Travel - Clinton Smout
01:04:33

Basic skills for riding motorcycles on gravel roads. Increase your confidence and safety with these few techniques. Rider Skills with Clinton Smout - S.M.A.R.T Adventure Programs.

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Sep 12, 2019
Two-Up Around the World on a KTM - Tim and Marisa Notier
01:12:31

Tim and Marisa Notier were once high school sweethearts that went their separate ways when Marisa went to college and Tim stayed back in Chicago to work. After ten years apart, leading completely different lives, they got together again and decided to explore the world together 2-up on a KTM 1190 motorcycle. They’ve travelled through North and South America and are now heading to South Africa and then to Europe. And with each sometimes seeing travel and the world from a different perspective, they’ve learned from each other how to get the most from it. 

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Sep 05, 2019
Southward Chronicles: The Journey Begins - Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West
44:38

Premier episode of ARR’s new and exclusive MotoTravel Series - This season we follow Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West as they ride from Canada to Ushuaia. Jeremy and Elle have been together for a couple of years, they’re both experienced riders and travellers, but have never spent any significant amount of time with each other. They’re travelling together but each carrying their own gear, including camping equipment. Follow the adventure of these two riders on what Jeremy calls a separate, but parallel journey.

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Aug 29, 2019
Choosing Adventure Motorcycle Riding Boots
58:22

ATGATT. It’s so simple, yet so many people seem to think it doesn’t apply to them. And part of that important gear that protects us while riding is footwear… namely boots. On this week’s episode we talk with Jim Hyde from RawHyde Adventures and Lyndon Poskitt, three time Dakar racer and world traveller, about adventure motorcycle riding boots, what boots do for us, why we should wear them and what should we consider when choosing our own boots.

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Aug 22, 2019
Jan and Silke Neumann - Getting to Know the Locals in Iran
53:56

The thought of travel to a country that has a culture that is foreign to many of us can be daunting, even scary.  But, in the motorcycle adventure industry, we hear time and time again of the good, even great, experiences that travellers have while visiting those far off places. After spending six months in Iran on their motorcycles, Jan and Silke Neumann felt their adventures in Iran were so profound that they felt compelled to share their story with us and our listeners.

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Aug 15, 2019
Rider Skills: Mastering Standing on Your Pegs - Clinton Smout
01:04:19

There are many advantages to standing on your pegs for slow speed maneuvering and most, if not all, instructors would tell you that standing on your pegs will dramatically improve your control over the motorcycle. On this week’s exclusive ARR Rider Skills, Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures talks about how to properly get up on your pegs, how to teach yourself to stand rather than sit when the going gets tough and why you should be getting up on your pegs.

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Aug 08, 2019
Louisa Swaden: Becoming the Existential Biker
01:20:27

Although Louisa Swaden had a good job in the publishing industry, she didn’t feel fulfilled. So she began the task of discovering what it was that made her happy. She researched, exercised and meditated. She took a sabbatical from work and went on a trip. And she discovered that happiness comes from within, and that for her, motorcycling played a big part in it.

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Aug 01, 2019
Jocelin Snow: No Challenge Too Big
01:31:21

From road racing to competing in the GS Trophy in Mongolia, Jocelin Snow has overcome some challenges and obstacles that might have stopped some riders, including recovering from a racing accident and riding a motorcycle some said was too big for her.

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Jul 25, 2019
Ted Simon Tells Travellers to Get Lost
01:07:26

Ted Simon's book, Jupiter's Travels, has had a tremendous influence on motorcyclists and travellers around the world. He is often said to be the godfather of motorcycle travel or adventure. Now 88 years old, Ted Simon has an opinion about travel and what's happening with the world, and experience speaks volumes as he shares his thoughts with us.

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Jul 18, 2019
Riding the Dark Side - Using Car Tires on Motorcycles | Cardo Freecom 4+ and Cardo PACKTALK Bold
01:33:05

What are the real trade-offs in riding on the dark side and what, if any, are the dangers for trading off your speciality designed motorcycle tires for the ubiquitous and often inexpensive car rubber? Tire expert, T. J. Tennent talks about this controversial topic from a scientific, analytical and legal standpoint. And Jamie Cheek, the VP of sales in North America talks with us about a couple of their communications systems, the Packtalk Bold and the Freecom 4+.

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Jul 11, 2019
How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Helmet | Testing Helmets at the Snell Foundation
01:25:00

There are so many different manufacturers and models of motorcycle helmets on the market that choosing the right one for you can be a daunting task. Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures deals with this every day, and he has some important tips for buying a helmet. We also spoke with Ed Becker from the Snell Memorial Foundation, to find out how helmets are tested and we learned some other interesting facts about helmets as well.

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Jul 04, 2019
Motorcycling in the Land of Kiwis, Sheep and the Māori
54:17

What do kiwis, sheep and Burt Munro have in common? New Zealand. That’s where you just might want to consider going for your next adventure. We talked with Zoe Cano, who travelled there last year, and with Kim Johnston from South Pacific Motorcycle Tours.

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Jun 27, 2019
Last Chance for Adventure - Heather Ellis
01:29:59

When Heather Ellis was required to do a routine medical test to get a Visa to travel to Russia, she wasn’t expecting the news she got from the doctor. Despite the challenges Heather was facing, she remained strong and persevered, and would go on to do what she thought was her last big motorcycle adventure. Her courage and strength led her down roads she could never have imagined, even to this day.

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Jun 21, 2019
Rider Skills: Two Steps to Achieve Maximum Braking - ABS or Not
58:15

On this episode of ARR’s exclusive Rider Skills, instructor Walt Fulton from Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops, walks us through maximum braking on a motorcycle. It’s easy to learn and just takes some practice. Mastering this will make you a better, safer rider and add another tool to your Rider Skills Tool Box.

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Jun 13, 2019
Road Troubles | Local Motorcycle Forums | Tips to Help With Road Travel Problems
01:06:04

What are the odds of breaking down twice in a week on a road trip with two different vehicles towing the same motorcycle hauler? We’ve got tips to help with or to avoid road travel problems. And we talk about the value of getting help from riders on local forums.

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Jun 07, 2019
Converting Tube Type Rims to Tubeless | Rider to Rider Motorcycle Rentals
01:24:27

On this episode we talk about converting tube type rims to tubeless, the Outex Tubeless Kit and we talk to two companies who help arrange renting a motorcycle from a fellow rider.

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May 30, 2019
The Story Behind ADV Rider Forum - Chris MacAskill
01:01:39

Chris MacAskill is a lifelong motorcyclist and the founder of the forum, ADV Rider. After a motorcycle trip to Mexico, Chris launched the forum as an online community for adventure riders and it has been growing steadily for almost two decades. He’s got quite the story to tell about growing up and how he got to where he is today, about starting the forum and where it’s at right now.

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May 24, 2019
Road Trip Challenges - India to Burma - Andy Benfield
01:22:23

Andy Benfield had spent much of his life living and travelling in different parts of the world, before moving to India, and developing his love for motorcycling on Royal Enfields. Years later, in an attempt to impress his girlfriend, Andy decided to make the trip from India to Burma by motorcycle, with his girlfriend. From stories about yetis and head-hunters to armed men and border crossings, it’s an adventure that’s both funny and scary as they make their way to their destination.

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May 17, 2019
Destination Borneo - A Rider's Experience - Tiffany Coates
01:08:29

Tiffany Coates has spent the last 20 years travelling to far off places around the world and most recently she went to Borneo, the third largest island in the world known for it’s wildlife, beaches and rainforest. In an unexpected twist, Tiffany left the motorcycle she was riding behind in Malaysia and ending up renting a scooter in Borneo, and for Tiffany, this was all part of the adventure.

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May 10, 2019
Rider Skills: How to Ride an Adventure Motorcycle Over Logs - Clinton Smout
45:44

If you spend much time riding unmaintained roads and trails in a forested area, then you are bound to find a tree laying across your track sometime. Riding a big adventure bike has some limitations for the average rider but by using a fairly simple method, you can ride over many of the trees you’ll encounter. On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive Rider Skills, riding instructor Clinton Smout walks us through two methods, one for under six inch trees and one for over six inch trees, both fully doable with a little practice.

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May 03, 2019
Close to Home - Short Motorcycle Adventure Trips - Trevor Marc Hughes
58:40

Adventure travel doesn’t mean having to go abroad or to another country when adventure can be found much closer to home. Choose a theme - like a gold rush trail, quirky cafes or rivers - ride for discovery, and just enjoy exploring by motorcycle at a leisurely pace. And there’s also some great advantages to keeping your motorcycle trip short, including cost, less gear to pack, less planning, less paperwork and more. And for those that just don’t have the time to go on that big Round the World trip, a few days to a couple of weeks just might be the answer.  

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Apr 25, 2019
Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems | Aussie on an Indian Motorcycle
01:00:46

In a follow up to last week’s episode, we  discuss tire pressure monitoring systems and offer up a couple of easy options.  Darryl VanNieuwenhuise tells the story behind Cyclops Adventures, as well as explains the Cyclops TPMS. And Chris Keeble rides a highly customized Indian motorcycle around Australia, turning each weekend in to a theme ride, looking for churches, graveyards, water or a particular color.  At 60 years old, she’s a firm reminder that age is just a number as she plans her trip around the world. 

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Apr 18, 2019
Trouble in Panama - Spencer Conway | Answering Tough Motorcycle Tire Questions
01:34:44

What could possibly go wrong when flying your motorcycle in to Panama? Spencer James Conway and Cathy Nel picked up their bike, had their paperwork in order, and were on their way again when they ended up the targets of a criminal sting. After a harrowing experience, they barely got out of Panama. And we also talk about tires, not about the actual tires themselves, but tire facts. What causes tires to cup? How much pressure can you run? How do you tell how old your tire is? We talked to a tire expert and got all these these answers and more.

For photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Listen to and download more Adventure Rider Radio episodes on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!

Apr 12, 2019
Coach Ramey Stroud - 'My Voice in Their Head'
01:27:37

On some of our past Rider Skills episodes you’ve heard the voice of Coach Ramey Stroud, who headed up the Cascade Endurance Centre rider training complex on his ranch in Oregon. After a horrific racing accident when he was 56 years old, he was told that he would never walk again. But, years of determination and perseverance proved doctors wrong. He finished the race that had broken his back, rode around the world on his motorcycle with a sidecar, and started his training centre. Last week, Coach Ramey Stroud passed away, a tremendous loss to the riding community. But, his voice and teachings live on for many, including in the minds of those he has influenced through training, and for us and our listeners on Adventure Rider Radio.

For photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Listen to and download more Adventure Rider Radio episodes on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!

Apr 04, 2019
Fifty Miles to Go, Three Riders Down - Mexico
01:18:22

Bill Cagnacci is an Australian motorcyclist who recently took a trip with RawHyde Adventures. There were 19 motorcycle riders plus a support crew headed to Mexico. But, because of a particularly nasty winter, they were blocked by snow and unable to continue on to their original destination. So, they made a small detour that should have been fairly easy to do, under normal circumstances. But as you can probably imagine, things didn’t quite work out that way.

To see some of Bill's photos and for a link to RawHyde Adventures go to our website at https://adventureriderradio.com. Listen to and download more Adventure Rider Radio episodes on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!

Mar 29, 2019
Rider Skills - Trail Braking - Clinton Smout | SPOT X - 2 Way Satellite Messenger
01:04:27

Most rider courses will tell you that when you corner you scrub off all your speed before you enter the corner and then get off the brakes, because braking into the corner is something you don’t want to do. On this episode we talk to riding instructor, Clinton Smout about braking into the corner - trail braking - and we aren’t talking about going faster, we are talking about riding safer. And after that, if you ride anywhere that cell coverage is not reliable or maybe non-existent, then you’ll be interested in this little device that allows you to send and receive messages, and even get rescued should the need arise.

Go to https://adventureriderradio.com to see photos, video and read the show notes for this episode. Download and listen to more adventure stories, tech pieces and Rider Skills. Subscribe to us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to give us a review and rate us, too.

Mar 22, 2019
Twist of a Broken Wrist - Heidi and David Winters
01:07:13

After saving for almost three years, in 2010  Heidi and David Winters left on a fifteen month long motorcycle trip, visiting 37 countries. On their KTM 640 Adventure, they rode 2-up, camping and couch surfing along the way. While on the trip, David broke his wrist. And that was part of what inspired Heidi and David to design a product that changed their lives. They also share some tips on packing light and more.

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Mar 15, 2019
The Coldest Ride - Karolis Mieliauskas
48:36

Karolis Mieliauskas, an adventure motorcycle rider from Lithuania, covered a distance of 1000 km riding from Yakutsk to Oymyakon, which is considered the coldest inhabited place on earth. He completed the trip in just four days on his Yamaha XT660Z Tenere in a land where temperatures reach below -50C in winter. Riding on a section of the Road of Bones, a road through the Russian Far East that serves as a memorial to the people who built it, it was an epic adventure of the coldest kind.

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Mar 08, 2019
Taking Flight With Your Motorcycle
53:43

Flying your bike is easier than you think. We talked to someone at Air Canada about how to fly your motorcycle. Find out how to book the flight, how to prepare your motorcycle and when you need to get your bike to the airport. Everything you need to know about shipping your bike by plane. Links to information booklets and how to book your flight can be found in the show notes.

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Mar 01, 2019
Not According to Plan - Francis Walsh
01:05:05

Sometimes even the best laid plans for adventure can change or fall apart, and while that might be a worrisome thought for some people, it can actually add to the adventure or change things in ways that might surprise you. In 2017, five friends riding five KTMs left for a five month trip with a plan to ride from London, England to Seoul, South Korea, but it wasn’t long before things were not going as planned. And even though the trip plans went awry, and they faced some unexpected events and challenges, Francis Walsh came away with the amazing attitude that adventure really starts when things fall apart.

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Feb 21, 2019
Motorcycle Messengers 2 - Jeremy Kroeker | Rider Skills: Back to Basics - Clinton Smout
01:13:09

Jeremy Kroeker, motorcycle traveler and author, has put together a sequel to his book, Motorcycle Messengers, featuring motorcycle traveller stories by many authors who’s names you’ve already heard on ARR and some that may be new to you. A variety of short stories, hours of inspiring reads, sure to put the bug under your seat and get you moving to plan your next adventure. And on this ARR Rider Skills segment Clinton Smout, instructor at and owner of SMART Adventures, teaches us some basic repetitive skills that you can do to enhance your off-road riding experience.

To hear more travel stories and Rider Skills episodes, go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to like us on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe to Adventure Rider Radio on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. 

Feb 15, 2019
7 Travel Tips You Should Know Before You Go | Best Cold Weather Riding Socks Ever
01:20:05

Planning a motorcycle adventure trip takes a lot and can be exhausting. And sometimes it’s the simple things you don’t think about when planning, that can make all the difference in your trip. We went to some experts who have done a lot of travelling and asked them what tips they would give to someone planning a motorcycle trip, tips that you might not have thought of. We talked to Rene Cormier from Renedian Adventures, and to authors and travellers, Graham Field and Sam Manicom. And we’ve also discovered the best cold weather riding sock ever, and to tell you all about it we spoke with Duke Lambert from Pearly’s Possum Socks.

For photos and more on this episode and to hear more episodes of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR-RAW go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

 

Feb 08, 2019
Rekluse Auto Clutch - Honda DCT Demystified - How a Slipper Clutch Works
01:37:15

Auto Clutches, Dual Clutch Transmissions and Slipper Clutches... Joe Boisvert from Rekluse, Walt Milner and Karl Engellenner explain how these systems work, in easy to understand terms. Not for just the mechanically inclined, listen in and next time the clutch conversation comes up, you'll be in the know. You might even find yourself considering the benefits of an automatic clutch, maybe even a DCT.

For photos and more on this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

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Feb 01, 2019
Addicted to Moto Travel - Paul and Neake Hannaby
01:18:19

Paul and Neake Hannaby left for a six month motorcycle adventure, with no concrete plan in mind other than exploring the East Coast of the United States and then seeing how they felt. But, there’s a danger to this kind of travel. They’ve now been on the road for going on three years, and at this point, they don’t have any plans to return home, they’re just going to keep on going. They might be, what you call, addicted to travel. Also in this episode, another couple of riders give some valuable moto travel trips learned from experience.

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Jan 24, 2019
Exploring South America - Ruff on the Road - Jess and Greg Stone in Guatemala
01:21:52

Jess and Greg Stone first met in South Sudan, East Africa in 2010 while on assignment with the American Refugee Committee. After a bit of a choppy start, Jess and Greg got together as a couple and when Greg said he was planning to go on a motorcycle trip, Jess offered to go with him. Greg said she could only if she learned to ride her own motorcycle. So, Jess learned how to ride, they travelled through South America and now are living and riding in Guatemala, with their dog, Moxie, on the back of Jess’ bike. In this episode, Jess and Greg talk about their adventures along the way, challenges faced and with their positive outlook on life, they have some great tips and views that might make your travel, and life, easier. For more on Jess and Greg and Rough on the Road, go to our website.

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Jan 17, 2019
Rider Skills: Tips For No Stop Turning - Lessons Gone Wrong with Clinton Smout | What's in Your Panniers - Lisa & Simon Thomas
01:12:12

Clinton Smout, motorcycle instructor, has tips for turning adventure bikes around in soft or low traction environments, that can be used both off-road and on-road, and for any motorcycle. He also shares some stories when lessons that have gone wrong turn out to be… well, hilarious. 

And two seasoned riders, Lisa and Simon Thomas tell us what they carry in their panniers.

If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com.

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Jan 10, 2019
Riding the Ancestor Trail - A Journey of Self Discovery - Liz Jansen
58:48

Sometimes a motorcycle trip can be more than just discovering new places and making connections. Liz Jansen is the author of three books, and her most recent, Crash Landing, is the story of her quest to answer some questions about herself and the choices she’s made, by visiting the places that her German Mennonite ancestors lived when they arrived from Russia a century ago. An enlightening journey of self discovery.

If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com.

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Jan 04, 2019
Warm Hands and Gloves | Motorcyclists Passing the Baton
39:58

Jim puts a pair of elkskin riding gloves to the test and talks with Aerostich’s Andy Goldfine about the benefits of elkskin leather. Could this be your next pair of riding gloves? And women riders from around the world are looking forward to participating in an international motorcycle relay for women. Hayley Bell, founder of WRWR, tells us what it’s all about.

If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com.

Don't forget to go to your favourite podcast app to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.

Dec 28, 2018
Attitude Determines Altitude - Jo Rust
01:00:06

From the very beginning Jo Rust has set goals that required determination and perseverance. She’s had some big hurdles to overcome, has discovered new passions along the way, including her love of off-road motorcycle riding, and her attitude is that if she says she’s going to do something, she does it. Jo’s had a lot of firsts in her life, and by the sounds of it, she intends to keep on setting goals and achieving them. And we believe she will.

If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com.

Don't forget to go to your favourite podcast app to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.

Dec 21, 2018
What You Don't Know About Motorcycle Air Filters
49:52

Asking a motorcycle rider what engine oil or tires he recommends is a sure way to spark a deep conversation, debates and even an argument. But when it comes to air filters... they just seem to be a forgotten, yet essential component. So, what should you really be looking for in an air filter? We talked to a mechanic, a racer and an inventor to debunk some common myths and get us focused on what really matters.

Go to the show notes to download the PDF on Guglatech filters, and to listen to more episodes. If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com.

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Dec 13, 2018
Rider Skills: Rear Wheel Steering - Coach Ramey Stroud
01:10:13

On this episode of Rider Skills, Coach Ramey Stroud teaches two methods to steer your motorcycle with your rear wheel. Coach Ramey Stroud operates a world class motorcycle training centre, is a former desert racer, rally and enduro rider, has completed several IronButt events and works with professional racers and endurance riders, as well as adventure riders.
For videos, lessons, exercises and more to go along with this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com

Dec 07, 2018
Ethanol - Sabotage at the Pump?
49:43

Ethanol has been around for almost 200 years, but it’s only been in the last 15 years that we’ve been hearing more about it. And the topic of ethanol in gasoline has got a lot of feathers ruffled. Although it’s in our gasoline, the public has never been educated about it. So, exactly what is ethanol and how is it affecting your motorcycle? Should you be concerned about ethanol in fuel? Answers to these questions and more when we discuss ethanol and motorcycles with Michael Sayre from the American Motorcyclist Association and Chris Real from DPS Technical, Inc, both experts in the motorcycle industry.

To read the article about Ethanol and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

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Nov 30, 2018
Getting Around the Darien Gap - How These Riders Did It
01:06:49

A popular adventure for motorcyclists is the PanAmerican route, from Alaska to Argentina, and to get from Panama to Colombia, you have to go through, which isn’t necessarily a good idea, or around the Darien Gap. On this episode we have four different stories about crossing the Gap, and some options to choose from with some great tips about how to go about getting your motorcycle around one of the most dangerous jungles in the world.
For the links and to see photos for this episode, and to listen to more episodes, go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Please subscribe to us on iTunes or in your favourite podcast app. Please rate and support the show. 

Nov 23, 2018
Motorcycle Valve Clearance - Questions Answered
51:01

Motorcycle valve adjustments can be inconvenient at best, but throughout the life of the motorcycle, many riders will eventually have to deal with it themselves or pay someone to do it for them. But not all motorcycles require valve adjustments, so why does yours? Karl Engellenner, expert motorcycle machinist, answers our questions about valve adjustments.
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Nov 15, 2018
Have Moustache, Will Travel: Henry Crew Goes RTW on a Ducati Scrambler
01:11:25

Moustaches and Motorcycles. Henry Crew is riding a Ducati Scrambler around the world with a couple of goals in mind. One is to be the youngest person to ride a motorcycle around the world and the other is to create awareness for the Movember Foundation. To better understand why you should grow a moustache in November, we spoke with Ben Bowers in the UK.
For photos and more on this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Subscribe and rate us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app.

Nov 09, 2018
Rider Skills: It's All Riding Down Hill From Here - Clinton Smout
48:57

Riding instructor, Clinton Smout, teaches how to ride a motorcycle downhill in the dirt. When you approach a hill and have to go down, what do you do? Smout takes us from the top to the bottom using the most advanced methods. He says the key is all in what you do with the front brake.
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Nov 01, 2018
World Travel on a Rocket - Mark Holmes
01:14:41

When Mark lost his business, and then eleven days later his wife died, he made a decision to go on a motorcycle trip around the world. Riding a Triumph Rocket X, the largest capacity motorcycle in the world, was definitely a conversation piece and an ice breaker. And that was good, because he had some messages he wanted to share with people he met along the way. He made connections, new friends and now his life is taking a new direction.
For more on this episode, links and photos, go to https://adventureriderradio.com

Oct 26, 2018
What's Under Those Riding Pants? — Is the KLR650 Extinct?
56:38

What do you choose to wear underneath your riding pants? And does that choice affect the protection you are getting from your gear? And there’s a rumour that Kawasaki is discontinuing the KLR650. Is it the end of this iconic dual-sport motorcycle? Guests: Walt Fulton and Zac Kurylyk.
For more on this episode and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle travel and adventure shows go to https://adventureriderradio.com

Oct 19, 2018
Change of Plan: Motorcycle Travel Requires Flexibility - Kevin Chow
56:07

Kevin Chow is a planner. And for years he planned to go on a motorcycle trip around the world. He rode south from Canada in to Mexico and beyond to Ushuaia, and speaking little to no Spanish he even managed to communicate with the locals and to get through some hairy road blocks. And just two months in to his trip, Kevin found that even the most well laid plans can change, and being flexible is the best plan.
For links and photos go to the show notes on the Adventure Rider Radio website at https://adventureriderradio.com.

Oct 11, 2018
What is Motorcycle Suspension Damping and How to Set it Up - Traxxion Dynamics' Max McAllister
01:02:04

Max McAllister is the President of Traxxion Dynamics, manufacturer of suspension components for motorcycles and mountain bikes. In this episode he talks about what motorcycle suspension dampening is and how to set it up.

For more on this episode go to our show notes at https://adventureriderradio.com.

Oct 05, 2018
Rider Skills: Off-Road Hill Climb Techniques - Clinton Smout
01:00:03

What do you do when your motorcycle stalls or stops on a hill? How do you get going again? Or if you have to start at the bottom of a hill with no momentum? Clinton Smout, head instructor at Smart Adventures in Ontario, Canada, talks about techniques to help you improve your hill starts. 
For more on this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Sep 27, 2018
A Quest for Direction: Sue Hollis
01:11:49

When seasoned rider, Sue Hollis, left on her first long distance motorcycle trip, she had no idea if she would find the answers she was looking for. Riding in the United States and Canada, through deserts and over mountains, in sunshine and torrential downpours, she made life changing connections and discovered things about herself that would change the way she lives.

For photos and links go to https://adventureriderradio.com and see the show notes.

Sep 21, 2018
Two Reasons You Need to Get Off Your Motorcycle
40:42

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Edema - Two Things Riders Need to be Aware Of

When motorcyclists ride in the same position for long periods of time, they may be at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Edema. Dr Liza Thomas, an emergency physician, explains what DVT and Edema are, as well as how these medical conditions happen and what factors put you at higher risk of developing them.

For links and photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Sep 14, 2018
Water Crossing by Motorcycle -Hazards and Techniques - Pat Jacques
47:05

Water crossings by motorcycle can be unnerving, and there's a lot to consider before you even contemplate dipping your tires in to the water. So before you plow straight in, Pat Jacques from ADV Woman, a retired pro motocross racer and riding instructor, has some important riding tips and techniques for water crossings that you need to know. Learn about the dangers, approaches and methods.

For links and photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Sep 07, 2018
Crossing Borders: Tips From a Former Custom's Official
50:30

No matter what international border you’re crossing, you’re going to have to deal with customs officials. Peter Sweetser, a former customs officer and overland,  gives an insider view of customs agents and what they’re looking for, with some tips, advice and best practices to help you get across any border smoothly.

For photos more on this episode and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle adventure travel shows go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Aug 30, 2018
The Art of Slow Travel: Michnus & Elsebie Olivier
01:07:36

Michnus and Elsebie Olivier started their motorcycle travel lifestyle in 2010 when they took a trip through Africa. Riding small motorcycles, called piki pikis in Swahili, they were hooked on travel and never looked back. A lot of travel tips packed in to this episode, Michnus & Elsebie inspire and share their experiences with moto travellers. 

For more on this episode, links, credits and photos go to https://adventureriderradio.com and click on the episode. Listen to more stories, get riding and tech tips on Adventure Rider Radio.

Aug 23, 2018
Rider Skills: Coach Ramey - Riding to Your Potential
51:47

Rider training involves more than just the physical aspect, to reach your full riding potential you have to train your mind as well. Coach Ramey Stroud teaches a 3 part course that he calls KSA Training, all about mind and body connection. 

Coach Ramey Stroud operates a world class motorcycle training centre from his 60 acre ranch in Oregon. He's a former desert racer, rally and enduro rider, has completed several IronButt events. He works with professional racers and endurance riders, as well as adventure riders.
Website: http://ridecoach.com

To download Coach Ramey’s notes on Riding to Your Potential and for more Rider Skills episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Aug 16, 2018
Stumbling Into Adventure Motorcycling: David and Em Morieson
54:21

A few years ago while out on a fishing and camping trip, David and Em Morieson stumbled on the Adventure Film Festival in Australia. And they were so inspired by a couple of travellers there, that on that same day, they made the decision to go on a long distance motorcycle trip. A few years later, they rented out their house, quit their jobs and headed for South America.

For more on this episode and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio shows go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Aug 09, 2018
Falling Off the Radar in the Middle East - Ben King
01:21:47

A few weeks ago, motorcycle traveller Ben King disappeared off the social media radar. There was no word of him on Instagram or Facebook. And riders in the community were starting to wonder what happened to Ben. And then, two weeks ago, Ben appeared again with a Facebook post. What happened to Ben? From Lahore in Pakistan, Ben tells us about what he calls "the CRAZIEST month of my entire life!!!". 

For photos and more on this episode, and to listen to more motorcycle adventure travel stories and more, go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Aug 01, 2018
Simple Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Breakdowns: Grant Johnson
01:03:37

Motorcycle breakdowns are always a possibility, whether caused by wear and tear, hard riding, or other reasons, it's something you just might be able to avoid. Grant Johnson, motorcycle mechanic and co-founder of Horizons Unlimited, has some tips on things you can do to lessen your chances of a road side breakdown. 

For show notes and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.

Jul 26, 2018
Off The Map: Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent
01:04:10

There’s something about exploring remote places, especially those which haven’t been overrun by the regular tourist crowds. Connections are made with locals who share their stories and lives. And wild and unknown destinations are discovered. In this episode of ARR, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent talks about riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam and her motorcycle trip in the far North-East corner of India, in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Thrilling adventures in far off places.

For more go to https://www.adventureriderradio.com.

Jul 19, 2018
Going it Alone - Graham Field on Riding Solo
52:31

When it comes to motorcycle travel, some riders prefer to go it alone, some prefer group travel, or riding with a partner or friend. Probably most riders enjoy the company of other riders for a variety of reasons. But, there are many who travel solo by choice. In this episode, Graham talks about his experience with solo travel, and the pros and cons of it. 

For more on this episode go to our website at https://www.adventureriderradio.com

Jul 12, 2018
Top Tips For Motorcycle Travel and Adventure
52:10

Just about everything you need to know about planning a motorcycle trip, close to home or abroad. Resources to help plan your trip, how to get in touch with local riders, camping equipment, shipping your bike, budgeting and more. 

For links and more on this episode go to our show notes on https://www.adventureriderradio.com.

Jul 05, 2018
Motorcycle Gloves - Which to Choose and Why | Self Recovery System
55:19

When you walk in to a motorcycle shop the selection of riding gloves can be overwhelming. And which do you choose? What materials should you be considering? David Hough has some expert tips to help you the next time you’re looking at gloves and need to make a decision on which ones you’re going to depend on to keep your hands safe. And when your motorcycle gets stuck or falls in a way that’s difficult to pick up, you can be left standing there scratching your head, especially if you’re on your own. But, not if you have this self recovery system, called a Z-Drag.

Jun 29, 2018
Ruth Belcher: Global Moto Adventures  | Trail Tech Voyager Pro GPS
01:19:04

Learning to ride at a young age, Ruth Belcher developed a huge passion for motorcycling. After giving it up to raise her family, she got back in to it again and founded Global Moto Adventures, an organization for women motorcycle riders. Fulfilling her passion for riding again, she now inspires and encourages women to follow their dreams of motorcycle riding and travel. — And there’s a new GPS unit that also functions as an interface for your motorcycle, ATV or UTV, and even more importantly lets you track your buddies on your screen, keeping riders safer. The Trail Tech Voyager Pro.

To find out more about this episode and for links in our show notes go to www.adventureriderradio.com.

Music: 

Hot Mess By: Jason Shaw
Zombie Rock By: Jason Shaw
www.AUDIONAUTIX.COM

Song Title Indicates Meaning By: jaspertine

"Probably Shouldn't" By: Stefan Kartenberg
http://ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/55527

Greasy Wheels Long - Apple
Funky Long - Apple

Jun 22, 2018
Rider Skills: Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut
01:08:07

Ruts can be stressful. When your road suddenly turns to muddy ruts it's often enough to make some riders turn around and head back the other way. But it doesn't have to be that way. Learning a few simple steps can turn ruts from terror to fun. Follow Coach Ramey Stroud on this episode as he walks us through the vital points of riding ruts.

Music:
GREEN DAZE www.AUDIONAUTIX.COM
Greasy Wheels Long - Apple
Funky Folk Long - Apple

For photos and more information on this episode go to www.adventureriderradio.com.

Jun 14, 2018
Ben - King on the Road
01:17:14

Ben King is a 22 year old motorcyclist and adventurer who is travelling around the world on a Honda CRF250L motorcycle. The drive and determination that Ben has, to first of all start out doing the trip and then to keep going, is truly inspiring. With no set plan or time frame, Ben is well on his way to having the best experience and adventure of his life.

For links and to find out more about Ben King go to our website at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Music:
2 ABOVE ZERO - www.audionautix.com
Funky Folk Long - Apple
Greasy Wheels Long - Apple

Jun 07, 2018
Harley Davidson Camper Rig | Mongolian Steppe - Rally For Rangers
01:08:45

For Jacklyn Heyen, the road is her home, but hitting the road wasn’t as easy as throwing a sleeping bag on the back of her bike because she’s not into sleeping on the ground, but Jackie’s got it all figured out. And Tom Medema from Rally for Rangers rides the Mongolian Steppe while helping park rangers do their job.

To find out more about Jacklyn Heyen, Tom Medema and Rally for Rangers go to our website at www.adventureriderradio.com

Music:

Anadolu Kavagi
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Turku_Nomads_of_the_Silk_Road/Alleys_of_Istanbul/04_-Anadolu_Kavagi
Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Funky walkin song
accousticRyan
2006 accousticRyan Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/media/files/accousticRyan/7603

Funky Folk Long - Apple
Greasy Wheels Long - Apple

May 31, 2018
Give A Shift - The Future of Motorcycling
42:32

Conversations About Improving Motorcycling

Trends show that the motorcycle industry is facing some troubles. Although motorcycles are improving overall, riders are getting older. Some people feel that there aren’t enough smaller motorcycles, training classes are too expensive, or that the industry doesn’t make motorcycling appealing enough to possible young riders, entry level riders or women riders. Give A Shift is roundtable conversations about improving motorcycling, and that’s just what Robert Pandya, industry expert, talks about in this episode.

To find out more about Adventure Rider Radio and this episode, including photos, go to www.adventureriderradio.com.

Music:

DOUBLE BLUES - AUDIONAUTIX.COM
ECXTASY X - AUDIONAUTIX.COM
WHATDAFUNK? - AUDIONAUTIX.COM
YOUR INTRO - AUDIONAUTIX.COM

Greasy Wheels Long - Apple

May 24, 2018
Motorcycle Designer - Insider Views
55:47

Michael Uhlarik on Motorcycle Modifications

Are you getting what you really want and can you even tell?

Michael Uhlarik is a veteran motorcycle designer, and has been involved in designing for big name brands such as Yamaha, Aprilia, Bombardier and Piaggio. He’s a worldwide leader in the industry when it comes to product planning and as an industry analyst. Michael has written articles for moto publications including Canada Moto Guide and Cycle World and he's also the co-founder and designer of SURU, Canadian made electric bikes.

To find out more about Adventure Rider Radio and this episode, including photos, go to www.adventureriderradio.com.

Music:

HOT MESS
ALL GOOD IN THE WOOD
www.AUDIONAUTIX.COM

Funky Long
Greasy Wheels - Apple

May 17, 2018
Rider Skills: Two Easy Methods For Turning Your Motorcycle on a Dime
50:48

On ARR’s regular Rider Skills segment, Coach Ramey Stroud, riding instructor, talks about two quick ways to turn your motorcycle around in a tight spot. One using engine power and one using no power. 

For photos and more tips go to the show notes on our website at www.adventureriderradio.com

Music: 

BOXCAR RAG 
Pop Rock Bed
Source: www.Audionautix.com

2015 stefsax Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785

FunkyLong - Apple

May 10, 2018
Just Say Yes: What Better Way to Travel the World?
01:42:05

Maryna Matthew & Paul Knibbs

Just four months after Maryna got her motorcycle license, she met Paul at a motorcycle meet. After months of trying to get Maryna to go on a date with him, telling her to just say yes, she finally relented. Since then, Paul has convinced Maryna to just say yes to almost anything. Buying a home, getting married and then riding the world on motorcycles. They’ve been on the road for almost a year, and now plan to stay out for another year. Motorcycles brought them together, and just saying yes has brought new adventure in to their lives.

For links, photos and more on this episode go to www.adventureriderradio.com

Music:

2011 CSoul Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/CSoul/33157 - modified

Funky Folk
Greasy Wheels - Apple

2013 magmavander Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/magmavander/43060 - modifie

May 03, 2018
The Cat and the Motorcycle | Guglatech Fuel Filters
01:04:36

The Cat and the Motorcycle

We’ve all heard of travelling dogs, in sidecars or carriers on motorcycles, but a cat? While on a motorcycle trip in Morocco, Martin Klauka met up with a stray cat. Feeling compassion for the dirty and flea ridden cat he decided to keep it, but if he was going to bring the cat along with him, it would have to ride on his bike. Since that day, Martin and his cat, Mogli, have been together, and Mogli has a first class seat in the tank bag of Martin’s motorcycle. 

Guglatech: Guglielmo Ferrazzani

Guglatech is a company in Italy that designs, develops, produces and distributes a fuel filtration system for motorcycles, scooters and other vehicles that helps protect them from fuel contamination. In this episode, Jim talks to Guglielmo Ferrazzani, owner of Guglatech to find out about the unique fuel filters he makes for specifically for motorcycles.

For more on Martin Klauka and Mogli, Guglatech and other Adventure Rider Radio shows go to https://www.adventureriderradio.com.

 

 

 

Apr 26, 2018
A Seasoned Adventurer: Steph Jeavons Comes Full Circle
01:05:19

Steph Jeavons left the Ace Cafe in London, UK in March 2014 on her Honda CRF 250L. And 4 years later, on a cold and snow-patched day in March 2018, she completed her trip when she arrived back at the Ace Cafe. When we last spoke to her, she expected to be on the road for another year, but what was supposed to be a three year journey ended up being four, as she dealt with health issues and more. Steph talks about what it’s like to travel on a small bike, and about how to deal with catching the travel bug. With an apprehensive start at the beginning of her adventure, she has come back an even more confident person, learning much about herself, people and travel along the way. 

For more on Steph Jeavons and other Adventure Rider Radio shows go to https://www.adventureriderradio.com

 

Apr 19, 2018
Rider Skills | Looking For Traction On and Off Road
57:37

Coach Ramey Stroud says that finding and using available traction is a critical part of riding. If you’re riding off-road or on the street, you need to understand how to find that traction. And in this episode Coach Ramey teaches the skills required to get the most from your motorcycle and become a better rider.

About: Coach Ramey Stroud operates a world class motorcycle training centre from his 60 acre ranch in Oregon. He's a former desert racer, rally and enduro rider, has completed several IronButt events. He works with professional racers and endurance riders, as well as adventure riders.

Website: http://RideCoach.com

Sponsors:

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by listener support and the following SHOW SPONSORS

Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com
BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com
Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com
Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com
IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com

Music:

  • Funk It: How It Is (ft Alex & unreal_dm) by SackJo22 (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/SackJo22/33807 Ft: Alex, unreal_dm - modified
  • Awel 2015 stefsax Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785 - modified
  • Greasy Wheels Long - Apple
  • Funky Folk Long - Apple

 

About Adventure Rider Radio:

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Apr 13, 2018
The Path Through the Jungle | Advocating for Wildlife From Her Motorcycle
01:03:23

Janelle Kaczmarzewski describes herself as an anti-wildlife trafficking motorcycle journalist and a motorcycle gypsy. Passionate about wildlife, she travels to far off places on her motorcycle educating and informing people about illegal animal poaching and trafficking. She’s equates motorcycles with freedom, living a  minimalistic life on the road, when she’s not home visiting family. Having spent much of the last few years in Laos, she’s now in Colombia, investigating and writing about wildlife trafficking. Janelle says her goal is to “share an authentic journey of hope”.

To read more about what Janelle has done and is doing, go to https://maptia.com/janellekaz.

Music Credits :

Lazy Day
Landras Dream 
Audionautix http://audionautix.com

Greasy Wheels - Apple

Funky Folk Long - Apple

Various - in house

Sponsors:

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by listener support and the following SHOW SPONSORS

Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com
BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com
Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com
Overland Expo: www.overlandexpo.com
IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com

About Adventure Rider Radio:

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Apr 06, 2018
Sidetracked - Running a Few Years Late | Everything Overland
01:39:34

Taking Slow Travel to an Unbelievable Level

In 1999, Ian Coates set out for an adventure that was supposed to be just four months. But, he got a bit sidetracked and was a few years late. He had no plan, no map, just the desire to explore and experience, and a positive, easy going attitude that literally took him places. He experienced cultures and people in ways that most of us miss as we rush from place to place. An incredible tolerance for things that go wrong and patience that is almost unbelievable, retirement just may have been the best thing that ever happened to Ian. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ian.coates.923
Twitter: https://twitter.com/iancoateshonda

Overland Expo

Overland Expo was founded in 2009, an event drawing in people from all over the world to both the West and East of the United States. The goal was to inspire people to do overland explorations and to educate in the necessary skills and resources. Founded by Roseann Hanson, together with her husband, Jonathan Hanson, they oversee all that goes in to the event.

Roseann has been passionate about the outdoors since a young age, she’s travelled all over the world, and has worked in the adventure field as a *guide, journalist and conservation program director. She’s been involved with many outdoor, exploration and environmental organizations, is a Tread Lightly Trainer and Land Rover Driver Trainer. 

Jonathan’s passions include both land and sea adventures, from Land Cruisers to sea kayaks. Through his travels around the world he’s experienced diverse cultures such as the Seri Indians and the Inuit. Journalist and author of a dozen books, he also teaches outdoor and off-road techniques including *tracking, natural history writing and 4WD techniques. He’s involved with many conservation and outdoor organizations.

To find out more about Overland Expo West & East go to their website at www.overlandexpo.com.

Sponsors:

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by listener support and the following SHOW SPONSORS

Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com
BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com
Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com
Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com
Offgrid Moto: www.offgridmoto.com
IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com

Music:

  • DreamSynth_-_Sax_Planet http://ccmixter.org/content/DreamSynth/DreamSynth_-_Sax_Planet.mp2013 DreamSynth Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ [Modified]
  • Be a good punk - Monplaisir http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/Surtout_ne_pas_se_perdre_vol2_2011-2018/Monplaisir_-_Surtout_ne_pas_se_perdre_vol2_2011-2018_-_14_Be_a_good_punk [Modified]
  • Guitalele's Happy Place (ft. Kara Square (mindmapthat) 2017 Stefan Kartenberg Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ [Modified]
  • Sixties Short Rock - Apple
  • Greasy Wheels Long - Apple

About Adventure Rider Radio:

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Mar 29, 2018
Choosing ADV Tires Needn’t be so Hard | Tips for Spooning Tires and Breaking Beads
01:08:36

If you ride 70 percent of your time on the street and 30 percent in dirt, you could be expected to buy, what’s called a 70/30 tire. But what does that really mean? And is it the right tire for your planned use for your motorcycle?


Find out how tread patterns are designed, how the tire compound affects traction, why tire inflation may cause you to lose your blocks when we talk to Jeff Reid from Continental Tire in the USA. 



And David Petersen from BestRest Products talks about breaking beads with the Tire Iron Bead Breaker. He has some great insider tips and techniques to make tire changing a breeze.

Jeff Reid (Continental Tire USA): www.conti-moto.com
David Petersen (BestRest Products): www.cyclepump.com

Sponsors:

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by the following SHOW SPONSORS. Please support ARR by supporting our sponsors.


Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com
MotoBird Adventures: www.motobirdadventures.com

IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com

Music:

colourbox [modified] by urmymuse: http://ccmixter.org/files/urmymuse/45808
Funky Long - Apple
Big Band - Apple
Greasy Wheels - Apple

About Adventure Rider Radio:

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Mar 22, 2018
Ace Cafe | Legends, Mods & Rockers | Mark Wilsmore
44:20

Mark Wilsmore at the Ace Cafe in London

The Ace Cafe in London, England has a history going back as far as 1938. Beginning as a roadside diner catering to hungry truckers, it evolved in to a popular motorcycle hang out. Setbacks led to the shut down of the iconic motorbike meeting place when it was bombed in the Second World War and again with the evolution of the Austin Mini. Although it had been resurrected a couple of times, the Ace Cafe didn’t realize it’s full potential until Mark Wilsmore’s plan and determination to reopen the it came in to fruition. From the Ace Cafe in London was born an international following which lead to the opening of Ace Cafes in other locations, including Beijing and the United States.

Today, the Ace Cafe is a place for petrolheads, people who love the smell of gasoline and oil, motorbikes and cars. Somewhere to hang out and talk, to swap ideas, to show their vehicles, to enjoy themselves. To sit down, listen to music, have a meal and a cup of coffee with like minded people.

Mark Wilsmore is the owner of the Ace Cafe. You can read more about the Ace Cafe and check for upcoming events at https://london.acecafe.com/.

Sam Manicom | What’s it Like to be in the Ace Cafe London?

Sam Manicom, motorcycle adventure travel author and presenter, and co-host on ARR RAW, shares his experiences of the Ace Cafe, what it’s like to go through the doors and experience this legendary petrolhead hang-out.
www.sam-manicom.com

Sponsors:

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by the following SHOW SPONSORS. Please support ARR by supporting our sponsors.

Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com
Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com

IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com

Music Used in This Episode:

colourbox by urmymuse (c) copyright 2014 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/urmymuse/45808 Ft: Snowflake, Edward R Murrow

2016 Admiral Bob Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/54272

Rocker ROCKER (AC/DC STYLE) Audioautix AUDIONAUTIX.COM

2015 Alex Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/32423

Barbeque Blues - Apple

Funky Long - Apple

About Adventure Rider Radio:

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Mar 15, 2018
Rider Skills: Body Position for Ultimate Control & Comfort | Coach Ramey Stroud
54:01

Body Position Tips to Make You a Better Rider


Learn how your body position on a motorcycle affects everything you do. Knowing why, how and where to move your body could be the difference that will see you through.

Coach Ramey Stroud operates a world class motorcycle training centre from his 60 acre ranch in Oregon. He's a former desert racer, rally and enduro rider, has completed several IronButt events. He works with professional racers and endurance riders, as well as adventure riders.

Website: http://RideCoach.com

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by the following SHOW SPONSORS. Please support ARR by supporting our sponsors.


Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com

IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com

Overland Expo: www.overlandexpo.com

Music:

"Not So Awesome Tune" by Admiral Bob
2017 - Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution (3.0)
http://ccmixter.org/people/admiralbob77 Changes Made

Blind Love Dub by Jeris (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/55416 Ft: Kara Square (mindmapthat) Changes Made

About Adventure Rider Radio:

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Mar 08, 2018
Pasta Salad to Pikilily — Making Riding Safer for Tanzanians
01:37:57

In 2012, Claire Elsdon, who was a stockbroker for 8 years in London, England, went on a solo motorcycle adventure from London to Capetown. While in Africa she saw how the communities were lacking in motorcycle maintenance skills, which were needed for vital services. In a bold move, Claire moved to Mwanza, Tanzania in 2016 to set up Africa’s First Women’s Motorcycle Maintenance Workshop, called Pikilily. Here she has helped groups such as midwives learn the skills they need that make the difference in the projects being a lasting success.

Website: www.pikilily.com

The Helping Hand — Graham Field, motorcycle adventure travel author and co-host on ARR RAW is in Tanzania helping out Claire with Pikilily. He shares what he’s been up to at the motorcycle shop.

Website: www.grahamfield.co.uk

This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by the following SHOW SPONSORS. Please support ARR by supporting our sponsors.

Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com
Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com

Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com

IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com

Offgrid Moto: www.offgridmoto.com

Music:

Reckless by Dysfunction_AL (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/destinazione_altrove/54482 Ft: Blue_Wave_Theory

Modestly Rude by Jhovanny Fontanez (c) copyright 2009 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Nobuo3000/19015

About Adventure Rider Radio

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Mar 01, 2018
#BlindManCan | The Blind Scooter Guy
58:10

Christopher Venter 

In 2013, Christopher Venter went on an adventure on a 150cc LML Vespa scooter with three other riders. They had set out on a charity ride for a local children’s hospital. His 32,000 km trip took him from Cape Town, South Africa to Dublin, Ireland, with some detours along the way. An illness he contracted while riding in Africa meant he had to make some changes to his route as he sought medical attention. And then being the adventurer that he was, he continued the trip, even though he still felt some of the effects of the illness. When Christopher completed the trip, and he was still not feeling well, he again sought medical help. After much testing, Christopher received some startling news and his life was forever changed. The outcome could have been very different, but Christopher’s story gives us all hope that any challenge can be met with the right attitude.

Website: https://blindscooterguy.com 

TEDx Talks: https://youtu.be/8a9UVmmChug

Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by the following SHOW SPONSORS. Please help support the show by supporting our sponsors.

Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com
BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com
Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com
Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com
IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com
Motobird Adventures: www.motobirdadventures.com

Music By:

Death Row by TheDICE 

Funky Folk Long - Apple Lic

Satellites - Apple Lic

Feb 23, 2018
Motorcyclists — Simple Steps to Carving Your Best Corner
49:12

Walt Fulton is the lead instructor at Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops. He's logged on over 1,000,000 miles of motorcycling on the road and track. Walt's also been the editor of three major motorcycle magazines, a motorcycle journalist, a BMW Legends racer and a professional motorcycle accident reconstruction expert.

On this episode, Walt teaches us some simple steps to help improve your cornering skills on the road.

Streetmasters offers a Precision Cornering Workshop in California: http://www.streetmasters.info/precision_cornering/index.html

Show Sponsors:

Max BMW
BestRest Products
Green Chile Adventure Gear
Motobriiz
IMS Products

Music:

Dollheads by Ivan Chew
90 Seconds of Funk
Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix) (ft. Morusque, Jeris, CSoul, Alex Beroza)

About Adventure Rider Radio

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Feb 15, 2018
Filming Motorcycle Adventures: Sterling Noren
59:55

If you're in to motorcycles, you've likely seen at least one motorcycle related film. And there's a lot of choice out there, especially as adventure motorcycle travel is a growing industry. But who is "behind the lens"? Sterling Noren of Noren Films is the producer of over a dozen award winning adventure motorcycling films. And Sterling is one of those people who is dedicated to the rigors of not only riding the trails or roads, but putting the time in to filming, editing and producing the movies that you watch.



*Bio: Sterling Noren's background includes 27 years of experience in the film and video industry as a Writer, Director, Producer, Editor and Cameraman. He has worked in multiple industries including corporate, commerical, software, independent, documentary, travel and broadcast television.

Since 2007, he is the Founder and Director of Noren Films, a company that creates adventure motorcycling movies and provides film services to the adventure riding community.

Sterling has traveled to over 60 countries as a motorcycle filmmaker and produced more than a dozen award-winning adventure motorcycling films since 2001.

His films are available on Amazon and Vimeo. DVDs are available through Touratech USA.
His most recent film "Run Free - The True Story of Caballo Blanco" can be seen on SundanceNow.com.

* Bio supplied by Sterling Noren

Website: http://www.norenfilms.com/

Show Sponsors:

Max BMW

BestRest Products

Green Chile Adventure Gear

IMS Products

Overland Expo

Music:

Chords For David by Pitx
Guitalele's Happy Place by Stefan Kartenberg
Bensound-Energy

About Adventure Rider Radio:

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Feb 08, 2018
Rider Skills: Dropping Your Bike | Jim Hyde
01:00:39

RawHyde Adventures is one of the leading motorcycle off-road training schools. Founded by Jim Hyde in 2002, he started offering training programs in 2004. On this ARR Rider Skills episode Jim Hyde talks about RawHyde Adventures, and about dropping your bike. Learn how to drop your bike safely and how to get over the embarrassment or emotional hang-ups associated with it.

Topics Discussed; Courtesy Jim Hyde:

  • “fear” of dropping
  • what usually happens when you “drop” an adventure bike?
  • minor issues of a drop
  • major issues of a drop
  • injury implications of fighting a drop
  • where does ego and pride fit into this?
  • WHY did you buy an adventure bike if you don’t want to risk a drop?
  • GET OVER it….  Enjoy the ride… drop the bike…pick it up… its no big deal!

Website: http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com

Show Sponsors:

Max BMW
BestRest Products
Green Chile Adventure Gear
Motobriiz
IMS Products
Timonium Motorcycle Show

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

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Feb 01, 2018
A Scientist, a Pillion, a Racer and a Long Distance Rider: On Staying Alert
01:02:30

According to the Motorcycle Council of NSW, Inc in Australia, the symptoms of fatigue for drivers of enclosed vehicles may differ from a fatigued motorcyclist. It’s important to recognize these signs.

*Driver Fatigue Symptoms include:

•loss of concentration
•drowsiness, yawning
•slow reactions
•sore or tired eyes
•boredom
•feeling irritable and restless
•making fewer and larger steering corrections
•missing road signs
•having difficulty in staying in the lane
•having microsleeps.

*The symptoms of rider fatigue include:

•joint and muscle stiffness
•pain or weakness in hands and feet
•loss of concentration
•slow or impaired judgment and reactions.

*Excerpts taken from http://roadsafety.mccofnsw.org.au/a/50.html

And the scary thing is that although a rider may feel fully awake, they may actually be fatigued without realizing it, and make a judgement error, resulting in crashing on a curve or an accident while overtaking another vehicle.

Because riding a motorcycle is different than riding a car, in that it is more demanding both mentally and physically, it’s likely you’ll be tired from the physical challenges rather than boredom.

So how to beat this? Who better to ask than four people who ride motorcycles and have experience in dealing with fatigue: a scientist, a pillion, a racer and a long distance rider.

Guests on this episode:

Sam Marcora
A Director of Research at Kent University and a motorcyclist, in 2013 Sam Marcora studied fatigue in motorbike riders on a 3 month ride from London to Beijing and through Central Asia and Tibet.
www.kent.ac.uk/sportsciences/staff/academic/s-marcora.html

Christophe Barriere Varju
An endurance rider and a Motocross Champion, Christophe Barrier Varju has ridden in the Dakar Rally several times, the toughest and most dangerous motorsport race in the world. He’s the subject in an award winning film, Dream Racer, about running the Dakar. 
www.dreamracer.tv

Shirley Hardy-Rix
A pillion rider, Shirley, along with her husband Brian Rix, is the author of three books. She has travelled the world two up on a BMW with Brian and they have just completed their third trip and are now planning their fourth.
www.aussiesoverland.com.au

Nick Sanders
An adventure motorcyclist and author, Nick Sanders is best known for his extreme motorcycle trips. Nick has ridden around the world 7 times, has motorcycled the length of the Americas 8 times and holds a record for a “double transit from Alaska to Ushuaia and back in 46 days.
www.nicksanders.com

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Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

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About Adventure Rider Radio

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

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Jan 26, 2018
Where She Wants To Be: A Motorcycle Journey of Self Discovery
51:00

Jacqui Furneaux lived a conventional life in her home in the UK, she was happily married, had two daughters and worked as a nurse. And then when circumstances in her life changed, she made a decision to take her Royal Enfield motorcycle on a trip, leaving with no set plan in place. She travelled through many countries on her motorcycle for seven years, experiencing many ups and downs, challenges, learning lessons, and in the end, she says it was love that ended her years of travel, bringing her back home to her family.

Jacqui Furneaux’s book, Hit The Road, Jac!, was inspired by her travels. You can purchase her book at www.amazon.co.uk.

Website: http://www.jacquifurneaux.com/

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Music: Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

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Jan 18, 2018
Long Distance Riding: Iron Butt Rally Competitor
56:56

After 25 years as an electrical engineer, Bob Lilley quit his job and started working at a motorcycle dealer. Bob’s been in to motorcycles since a young age, he says he grew up in the perfect environment that encouraged him to ride, a magical childhood. Now Bob is in to long distance and endurance motorcycling, having competed in multiple Iron Butt rallies.

What's the thrill of riding long distances, alone, looking for clues and gathering points for 11 days straight? Who would want to do that? Well, every year a group of riders join the Iron Butt Rally and on this episode we find out what it’s like to ride the rally and what drives someone to want to do such an arduous ride.

Iron Butt Rally: http://ibr.wvi.com/

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This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

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Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Jan 12, 2018
From Start to Finish: Determined to Cross the Line
41:09

Dimitrios Tournas was born in Greece, moved to the Netherlands when he was 29 and now lives in the United States. If you’ve seen the movie Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey, then you’ve already got a pretty good insight in to Dimitri. Although he is more sensible about the lengths he will go to, he does like to seize opportunities to complete tasks that are achievable. 

In 2004, when visiting Greece he had a motorcycle accident that left him with the realization that life was not infinite, and that even if you don’t take risks, and live your life cautiously, the day will come when you may be at the end of your life looking back. 

Although the accident deterred him from riding for many years, his interest in it didn’t evaporate. When he moved to the United States his passion was reignited and it set him on the path to expanding his comfort zone. He once again took up riding, and he purchased a dual sport motorcycle. When he saw a GS Trophy poster at the BMW dealership, even with no off-road riding experience, he decided to sign up for a riding school course with his sights set on competing in the challenging adventure.

With an impressive bucket list and the willingness to put himself out there and try just about anything, you won't hear Dimitri say the words “no” or “can’t do”, without due consideration.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DimitriosTournas
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dimitrios.tournas

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Music: Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com.

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/.

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support.

Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.

Jan 05, 2018
Motorcycle Grip Strength: Rider Skills | This Year on Adventure Rider Radio
41:07

ARR RIDER SKILLS: Hand Strength & Stamina

Instructor: Bret Tkacs
Having a strong grip is an important part of motorcycle riding to ensure you have proper control when it comes to the front brake, clutch and throttle. And when we stop riding for the season in the winter, or for other reasons, we need to make sure to maintain the strength in our hands, or when it comes time to ride again, you may experience weakness or hand cramping, especially in heavy traffic or when riding off-road. Bret Tkacs explains how to maintain your hand strength in the off season and how it affects your riding.

Episodes that Inspired, Educated or Made us Laugh

The end of the calendar year is when we often take the time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to what we hope to accomplish. Reflections can help us choose and plan goals, as we think about events and achievements in the year that has just passed. So, of course, we looked through the episodes we’ve produced this year, the guests we’ve had on and had a great time listening to excerpts from some of the shows. We’ve learned a lot, felt sad at times, have been inspired, and even laughed out loud at some of the stories we’ve heard. It’s been a rewarding year for us and we hope you’ve enjoyed the variety of podcast topics. 
We’re grateful to all our guests for sharing their stories, and we can’t pick our favourites, well, because we just like them all! But, we’re going to share a few with you to reflect on what a great year 2017 has been. 

To listen to the full episodes, follow the links below:

Elspeth Beard: Lone Rider: Globe-Trotting Before the Internet
Luke Gelmi: An Oblivious Adventure in Africa on a Royal Enfield
Alanna & Mike Clear: In It For the Long Haul: Motorcycle Travel & Secrets of Lasting Relationships

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Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support

Dec 29, 2017
Ending On a High Note - Mixing Motorcycles, Music and Travel
48:32

At 72 years old, Linda Bootherstone-Bick, a folk music musician, has a truly inspiring attitude when it comes to travel. Born in the UK, she now calls Australia home, and it’s the base she returns to after her adventures. She has a unique thought process and method of travel which every person should try to aspire to.

The author of three motorcycle travel adventure books, she’s been riding a motorcycle for over 50 years. Linda recently returned from a 3 month trip to Uganda, where she bought a mechanically challenged Yamaha 125 motorcycle. She dealt with the temperamental bike’s breakdowns, loss of important personal items, challenging roads and more.

Linda Bootherstone-Bick is the author of three books: Into Africa with a Smile, Where Angels Fear to Tread & Three Wandering Poms (Bootherstone and Griffin)

Linda's books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle form. 
Website: http://www.lindab.id.au

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Music: Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support

Dec 21, 2017
The Motorcycle School of Life: David & Emy Woodburn
01:04:14

David Woodburn is from Australia, and he’s been doing trips on a motorcycle since he was 17 years old. In 1986 he met Emy in the Philippines, where they worked together doing volunteer work. They married, returned to Australia and managed to pull together enough money to buy a well used motorcycle. Soon Amy discovered she was pregnant, and their daughter, Mattea was born. Finding it difficult to find work, the loaded their motorcycle with a sidecar and started their journey in 1990. They travelled around Europe and Africa until Mattea was 11 years old, and ended up settling in Miami, Florida, which was the biggest culture shock for them. Now almost two decades later, they live in Georgia and run an independent workshop specializing in older BMW and British motorcycles.

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Music: Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

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Dec 15, 2017
Where Do You Go When You Have Motorcycle Travel Questions?
01:25:30

20 Years of Horizons Unlimited: Grant & Susan Johnson

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Horizons Unlimited, a resource for adventure travellers, especially motorcyclists. Founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson, their website, forum and events around the world, inspire people to follow their dreams and travel to far away places.

Grant and Susan have touched so many people, making a huge difference in their lives, bringing like-minded people together. They’ve travelled extensively themselves, riding around the world 2-up. Through their experience and knowledge, they have created an invaluable resource for novice and experienced riders alike. A place where you can learn, ask questions, share information, help other riders, and tell your travel stories to people who are more than happy to hear about them.

And after 20 years of being an integral part of the motorcycle community, we asked just a few of the many riders who have been inspired by Horizons Unlimited to tell their story about how they have been influenced by HU and Grant and Susan. It’s the least we can do, as we are so grateful to have found them, and to have had both of them on our shows, and Grant as a regular co-host on RAW.

On behalf of all riders, travellers and adventurers who feel fortunate to have found you: Thank you, Grant and Susan!

Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com

**Special thanks to our guests that shared their stories about Horizons Unlimited with Adventure Rider Radio:

Ekke Kok & Audrey Allenspach-Kok: www.ekke-audrey.ca

Heike (and Filippo) Fania: www.2livethedream.com

Maria and Alistair Robinson: www.franglais-riders.com (Maria is also an HU Facebook and website moderator.)

Brent Carrol: https://www.facebook.com/LovingLivingAdventuring

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Dec 08, 2017
Riding Motorcycles for Slower Travel | Tight Turning Made Easier
01:29:43

 

It’s commonly said that you need to slow down to see more while travelling, well how about speeding up to see more? Helen Lloyd has done just that. She’s an engineer in the UK who loves travel, writing and photography. And she’d spent much time travelling on a bicycle until she decided to get a motorcycle. After riding through Africa on her bicycle she returned years later on a Yamaha XT225, and she discovered that moving faster meant slowing down. She shares with us how motorcycle travel changed her experience of Africa.

Website: http://www.helenstakeon.com
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDlv93OHSPtrsTuEAP_GQhA

ARR RIDER SKILLS: Turning Around on Your Motorcycle

Everyone at some point runs in to the situation where they have to make a tight u-turn or turn around, in both high and low traction situations. Tight turns can be unnerving and dropping a bike is a strong possibility when attempting to turn your bike around. We discuss some simple methods using rider skills we’ve already talked about in previous episodes that help you turn around without coming to a complete stop and backing up.
Instructor: Bret Tkacs from PSSOR

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Dec 01, 2017
Helge Pedersen |10 Years on 2 Wheels
01:20:16

Back in 1982, Helge Pedersen bought one of the first BMW R80GS motorcycles to enter his home country, Norway. He sold everything he owned and soon found himself in South America crossing the Darien Gap, a feat which few attempt. Helge stayed on the road, living a vagabond lifestyle for 10 years. His story is an unusual and exciting one, with a wealth of information to inspire and guide motorcyclists around the world.

About Helge Pederson:

From 1982 to 1992, Helge Pedersen travelled around the world on a motorcycle, covering more than 250,000 miles through 77 countries. His book 10 Years on 2 Wheels reflects this adventurous journey. Working as a photojournalist, his work has been featured in many motorcycle, outdoor and news publications.

In 1998, Helge founded GlobeRiders, LLC, organizing and leading motorcycle tours through more than 40 countries. He is also the producer of adventure and instructional documentary DVD’s, inspiring motorcycle travel, and seminars teaching motorcycle maintenance, repairs, and more.

Website: http://www.globeriders.com

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Nov 24, 2017
Road Trip Reflections | Rejuvenating Motorcycle Adventures
59:57

A chat with motorcycle author and publisher, Mike Fitterling about what adventure is and the rejuvenating qualities of riding a motorcycle.

Northeast by Northwest: Two Restorative Journeys

Mike Fitterling was dealing with depression and stress, a common issue with people around the world.  According to the World Health Organization, “depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide”. More than 300 million people suffer from depression, and in many countries there is little to no support available, and even in higher income countries, nearly 50% of people do not get treatment.

Mike’s story is something that most people can connect with. At some point or another, we all have to deal with stressful situations, that may affect us more deeply than we think possible. And climbing out of that can be overwhelming.

To deal with his depression, Mike decided a motorcycle trip was what was needed, he had to find a way to help himself. With a limited budget and time, he managed to take two motorcycle trips in the United States. Two adventures that helped change his life, bringing back his faith in human kind and the strength to live a happier life.

Mike also shares his thoughts on adventure, travelling on a budget, using forums to plan accommodations, and more.

Mike Fitterling is a publisher of motorcycle adventure books at www.roaddogpub.com. To read more about this story you can find his book called Northeast by NorthwestTwo Restorative Journeys on his website.

Source: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/world-health-day/en/

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Nov 17, 2017
The Five Steps To Protecting Yourself After A Motorcycle Crash
01:04:39

The Five Steps To Protecting Yourself After A Motorcycle Crash

Part of riding a motorcycle is being prepared to handle all kinds of situations that may arise, and one of those is knowing how to deal with a motorcycle accident. Matt Danielson from The Motorcycle Law Group is an avid motorcyclist, as are the people who work there. He has some important tips on how to protect yourself after a crash. There are certain things you should know to do or say after an accident, and much of what you learn here can be applied to other situations as well. 
Matt Danielson: The Motorcycle Law Group: www.motorcyclelawgroup.com
MLG App: https://motorcyclelawgroup.com/download-mlg-app/

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Nov 09, 2017
Which Peg to Weight? | Sena SR10 Connecting 2 Way Radios
49:21

Rider Skills: Weighting Pegs

When turning, which peg do you weight? Inside or outside? And which is correct? Do you steer with your feet? Bret Tkacs, riding instructor from PSSOR discusses the proper use of pegs for steering and controlling your adventure bike in the dirt. 

Sena Technologies: Chris Woodyard

Bluetooth communication systems are fantastic for close range. But, for adventure riders when the trail gets dusty and you start to spread out, when the trails become hilly and more heavily treed, that’s where they fail. So, on this episode we find a way to connect longer range radios to our existing bluetooth systems.
www.sena.com

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Nov 03, 2017
ADV Rider Stuck in Venezuela | Keeping Warm on Your Motorcycle
01:28:20

Hitting a Road Block on the Last Leg of His Trip

Spencer James Conway has a goal of circumnavigating every continent, and his last adventure has been in South America. On October 7th he posted on Facebook that he was just two weeks away from completing his trip. When ARR host, Jim, spoke to Spencer, he was stuck at the border in Venezuela, unable to cross in to Colombia. His alternative? A 7000 km detour which will add two months to the trip.
http://www.spencer-conway.com/

Brrrrr….Keeping the Chill Out and the Heat In On Your Bike

In the Northern Hemisphere, we’re starting to experience some chilly weather, and dedicated motorcyclists like to push the season, riding until the snow flies. Weather can be unpredictable, starting off chilly, warming up and then cooling down again, all in one day. So, being prepared for cold weather this time of year is important. Some of you might be lucky and live in year round warm climates, or maybe it’s spring for you right now and you’re aching to get out and ride, cold or not. Either way, we’ve got some great tips from author and retired instructor, David Hough, Aerostich’s founder, Andy Goldfine and we also talked to Bryan Miller and John Sullivan, the owner’s of Hippo Hands.

David L Hough - Author & Instructor

David is a world traveller, a certified motorcycle safety instructor and the author of several books. He’s become a regular on Adventure Rider Radio, a valued source of information when it comes to riding motorcycles, including sidecars and trikes. When it comes to riding in the cold, after 36 years of commuting to work by motorcycle in Port Angeles, Washington, who better to give some tips on keeping warm?

Andy Goldfine - Aerostich Founder

Aerostich are manufacturers of rider gear in the United States, and they’ve been designing and manufacturing clothing for about 34 years. Andy Goldfine has some great tips on what to wear to keep warm.
www.aerostich.com

Bryan Miller & John Sullivan - Hippo Hands

There are gloves and then there are Hippo Hands, motorcycle hand covers designed to keep your hands warm and dry.
www.hippohands.com

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Oct 27, 2017
How Goals Can Help You Overcome the Odds: Motorcycle Coach Ramey Stroud
01:17:01

Ramey "Coach" Stroud's story is one of perseverance and goals, where failure was not an option. Listening to him talk about overcoming what most would consider impossible, even medically, inspires that with the right mindset and vision, you can do anything. When a spinal injury left him paralyzed from the chest down, he didn't get his house ready to deal with his handicap for the rest of his life, he learned to walk and ride a motorcycle again. A story where the impossible becomes the possible.

Defying the Odds: Coach Ramey

Ramey “Coach” Stroud has been a champion motorcycle racer, skydiver, firefighter, scuba diver, ultra-marathoner, wilderness EMT, rodeo cowboy and adventurer. He has been recognized by the BMW Motorcycle Owner’s of America Foundation as their “Individual of the Year” for helping motorcycle riders gain new skills. He’s helped thousands of riders on five different continents and in so doing has received international honors for his training and safety programs. From the Nevada desert to the sands of Argentina, from Istanbul to South Africa, from Marrakech to the Ozark's, Coach has helped professional motorcycle racers bring home the gold and new riders get on the road to adventure. While it is clear that Coach Ramey loves adventure, his passion is teaching and he loves helping others achieve their potential.

In 2003, a motorcycle race crash left Coach Ramey with a spinal cord injury leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. It took a year of daily exercise for him to just stand up from the wheelchair and then another year of hard work to crawl over onto the seat of a motorcycle and sidecar. After four years of intense rehabilitation he was walking with two canes and then the world was his. Since then he has ridden around the world on three wheels. He has returned to coaching racers and adventure riders. He has written a book for new riders. And he still rides hard at the age of 70. His next goal?The ALCAN5000 in 2018.

Website: http://RideCoach.com
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkyioWNmXUktjwmm5aZu0RQ6tyr2FxlSM

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Oct 19, 2017
Flexible Motorcycle Travel
49:55

Exercise Specialist, Thom Rieck, shares some simple exercises to help keep your body fit for motorcycle riding. Graham Field talks shares his thoughts on keeping your options open while you travel. And Bob Earl talks about Mule Pack Panniers, high-density polyethelene flexible motorcycle panniers.

Exercises for Better Riding: Thom Rieck

Thom Rieck is an Exercise Specialist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer and PEAK Pilates Instructor. He has been working as a personal trainer for over 10 years and he’s also an avid motorcyclist. He shares some simple exercises to do to keep you flexible for motorcycle riding.

Website: trainwiththom.tumblr.com

Mule Pack Panniers: Bob Earl

- “molded from high-density polyethylene, the same material used to make whitewater kayaks and highway road barriers”
- “a capacity of 28 liters the streamlined design is engineered to provide safe, dry, and secure storage for all manner of gear, as well as an extra layer of protection for you and your bike”
- “Mule Pack's overlapping lid joint and marine grade EPDM gasket system keeps out rain and spray” 
- “the contoured top of the Mule Pack adds strength and provides a more secure surface to strap on a tent, sleeping bag, or other items you need to carry”
- “no paint or coating to worry about scratching or flaking off”
- “hardware is marine grade stainless steel”
- “bracket mounting system works with most of the popular side rack systems”
-  “Securing and removing the Mule Pack is as simple as tightening or loosening two large hand knobs located inside the box. This feature along with lockable lid latches keeps your gear safe and secure.”

Website: http://acmezoom.com/
Youtube: https://youtu.be/u87XmcFlRig

Don’t Be So Rigid: Graham Field

Graham Field is a motorcycle adventure author from the UK, now living in Bulgaria. The author of three books In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka and Different Natures. Books are available for individual purchase or as a replica pannier box set.
Graham shares his ideas of not keeping a rigid schedule on the road, and how being flexible can enhance your trip.

Website: http://grahamfield.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graham-Field-Motorcycle-Travel-Author-196758197110476/

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Oct 12, 2017
Where do You Rate on the Scale? Novice to Expert Skill Levels Explained | Setting Your Motorcycle Suspension Preload
01:33:23

Do you know where you are on the ADV Skills Level chart? (See below) You should, because it affects your choices, outfitting and how you describe yourself when deciding if a rough section is for you. Bret Tkacs of PSSOR has come up with a rating chart for adventure riders to explain what a novice to experienced rider is.

After the Break

Ted Porter from the Beemer Shop in California gives the low-down on how to set your adventure motorcycle suspension preload. According to Ted, setting your preload is something every motorcycle rider should know and after you hear this, I doubt you will disagree.

Rider Skills: Are You Curious How You Rate?

ARR received an email from a listener asking if we could “take a stab at defining the skills one should be able to demonstrate at each ADV level - beginner, intermediate, expert”. A complex topic, we asked Bret Tkacs, ARR Rider Skills and PSSOR instructor, for his input. Bret jumped to the task and came up with a chart that explains what skills might be expected at each level, which could be applied to independent riding, riding on a tour or bike rentals. Bret discusses the difficulties of defining rider skill levels, how education and experience play a role in defining your level, and how bike, gear and set up can skew the chart.

To see the PSSOR skills chart visit the ARR website at: https://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2017/10/5/where-do-you-rate-on-the-scale-novice-to-expert-skill-levels-explained-setting-your-motorcycle-suspension-preload

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www.tourusa.us

How to Set Your Suspension Preload

Ted Porter from the Beemer Shop is a suspension specialist working on all makes and models of motorcycles. On this episode he discusses how to set your suspension preload, which every rider should know. If you haven’t measured your rider sag, you need to learn how to adjust your preload.

https://www.beemershop.com/

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Oct 06, 2017
An African Adventure & Tips on Getting Your Motorcycle in to Africa
01:31:08

Daniel Rintz is a filmmaker, photographer and adventure motorcyclist from Dresden, Germany. Born in East Germany at a time when world travel was impossible for his family, Daniel’s whole world opened up when the Berlin wall fell and he embraced the opportunity to travel. Since then, he’s explored by bicycle, train and automobile, but motorcycling remains his passion.

In 2008, with a rough plan and no money, Daniel and his friend left East Germany for an around the world motorcycle adventure. With no safety net, they planned to work to finance their trip as they went along. In 2010, while in Asia, Daniel met Josephine (Joey) Flohr who was on a backpacking trip. She joined Daniel in his passion for motorcycling and they have been doing trips together ever since.

Daniel and Joey have recently completed a 3 year motorcycle adventure, and are putting together a film about their journeys, a sequel to Daniel’s first film “Somewhere Else Tomorrow”.

In this episode, he shares some great tips on making money on the road, travelling in Africa, and more.

Visit their website at www.open-explorers.com to learn more about Daniel and Joey, and their movies.

To help support their new movie go to https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/open-explorers-new-movie-freedom-africa#/

Getting Your Motorcycle to Africa: African Overlanders, Duncan Johnson

Duncan Johnson has motorcycled the East and West coasts of Africa, and along with his family, runs African Overlanders. They offer a vast amount of services including motorcycle and other shipping, accommodations and storage. They also offer 4x4 buy back services, where you can purchase a vehicle and at the end of your trip, you sell it back to them.

Duncan has some great tips on getting your motorcycle in to Africa, so tune in and learn what’s involved.

http://www.africanoverlanders.com/
http://discoverafrica4x4.com/

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Sep 29, 2017
Cool, Comfort or Crash: How Effective is Your Motorcycle Jacket? | Where Do You Put Your Helmet?
01:05:15

When buying a motorcycle jacket - do you shop for style, comfort or crash protection? And what is crash protection really? Is there a certifying body that say the garment will save you? So many questions but we will get some answers on this episode, so that the next time you find yourself in front of the jacket rack, you have a clue what you really want. With David Hough.


Motorcycle author and journalist Dr. Gregory Frazier completed his sixth trip around the world not long ago. So where does a guy that travels this much hang his hat (read helmet)? And for that matter, where should you hang yours when you park your bike? Well, this may seem like a simple task, but Dr. Frazier has a few stories about riders that have learned through the school of hard knocks about what can happen to a misplaced helmet. We aren't talk about scratches. :)

Dr Gregory Frazier

Dr. Gregory Frazier has done several motorcycle trips around the world, he’s been shot at, spent time in jail and has had some incredible wildlife encounters. He’s a journalist and photographer and his work has been published in many motorcycle publications.

Website: http://horizonsunlimited.com/gregfrazier/

David L.Hough

80 year old David L. Hough has been riding motorcycles for more than 50 years. He and his wife, Diana, have travelled extensively by motorcycles in North & South America, central Europe, the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. While employed at The Boeing Company in Seattle for more than 36 years, he mostly commuted to work by motorcycle. Combining his travel and commuting experience, he became a highly skilled rider and continues to share his knowledge through various magazine publications and several books, including Proficient Motorcycling.

David is a certified motorcycle safety instructor and has taught motorcycle training courses. He's been an influence in the development of courses by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Sidecar/Trike Education Program.

An award winning author, David L. Hough was inducted in to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his lifetime efforts towards motorcycle safety.

On this episode, David talks with Jim Martin about counter steering, a much difficult concept to explain and grasp. A necessary skill when it comes to riding, David enlightens us on how it's done.

Email: bentspoke93@gmail.com
David L. Hough's books: http://www.amazon.com/David-L.-Hough/e/B001JOWE2I

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Sep 22, 2017
Motorcycle Chronicles: Why Taking Photographs and Recording Your Trip is so Important
01:51:38

Social media has become a popular source of how we share our life, including our travels or adventures. And through social media, we share our photos and usually include a write up to show what we’re doing, where we’ve been. And if we want to get back to basics, well photography has been around for a long time, and looking at a photo can you put you right in to the picture, you can imagine the sounds and smells, and it gives us insight in to things we might otherwise never get to see. And journal keeping, be it on a blog or by written word, has the same effects on us, except we use our imagination to picture where the author is.

Both are incredible ways to share stories, and for us to look back on where we’ve been, to refresh the memories from long ago. In this episode we talk to Tim Burke, who documents his journeys through photography and we have a flashback to an interview with Graham Field, who is an avid daily diary keeper.

Every Picture Tells a Story: Tim Burke

Tim Burke is from Seattle, Washington and in April he quit his job, sold off his belongings and shipped his motorcycle to London to do a trip around Europe. At first, it was about the motorcycle adventure, but very quickly he grew to love photography and it became a large focus of the trip. His photographs have been featured in some motorcycle branding catalogues, magazines and social feeds. For Tim, photography on the road is a way of sharing his experiences with other people. He has some great tips on travelling on a motorcycle with photography equipment, and he also shares his story on how he got to where he is.

www.fb.com/timburkephoto
www.instagram.com/timburkephoto

Graham Field - How he Documents His Life

We decided to share part of this episode which ran in August, 2014 where Graham Field tells how he has kept track of his life, and he also reads some of his diary to us. He’s the author of three entertaining motorcycle adventure travel books and you can find them on his website at www.grahamfield.co.uk.

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Sep 14, 2017
Changing it Up: Motorcycles & Truck Overlanding Adventure | Comeback of the Parallel Twin
01:17:45

A story of a RTW motorcycle trip that morphs in to a two-wheeled adventure of the camper kind, and A story of a RTW motorcycle trip that morphs in to a two-wheeled adventure of the camper kind, and Zac Kurylyk from Canada Moto Guides shares his thoughts on what he calls the comeback of the parallel twin.

Two-Wheeled Adventures of the Camper Kind

Alan Curtis (Curt )and Lyn Williams have been riding motorcycles since they were teenagers, so when Curt was coming up with ideas for an adventure, including sailing around the world, it was a natural choice for them to go on a motorbike adventure . First the plan was to ride to the UK, but three years later they are still travelling the world. And now they have converted an Isuzu NPR diesel truck in to a camper home and are continuing their travels around Canada, the United States and in to South America. An overland motorcycle adventure on board their rv truck conversion.

Website: http://www.twoxtw.com/

Parallel Twin vs Thumper

Zac Kurylyk, the managing editor at Canada Moto Guide shares his ideas about how he sees a surge happening with twin parallel engines in the adventure riding industry. Read his article on this topic in Canada Moto Guide magazine: https://canadamotoguide.com/2017/07/13/parallel-universe-the-surprising-comeback-of-parallel-twins/

Canada Moto Guide: www.canadamotoguide.com

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Sep 07, 2017
Rider Skills: Group Riding Without the Dust & Danger
01:03:22

Rider Skills with Bret Tkacs: Group Riding

PSSOR Instructor, Bret Tkacs, talks about motorcycle group riding dynamics. Two methods of keeping your group riding together without eating each other’s dust or following dangerously close. Both these methods allow you to keep track of the entire group while you ride and other tips, including how to handle yourself when riding with a group.

Website: www.pssor.com

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Sep 01, 2017
Lone Rider: Globe-Trotting Before the Internet
01:12:48

What would it be like if you couldn't just turn on your computer and ask google all the questions you want to help plan your trip? Everything from planning and packing, to routing and picking your destinations. All the answers at your fingertips. And what if in the 1980's it was so against the norm for someone to set out on a long distance motorcycle trip, let alone a woman? Would you still have the nerve to ride around the world?

Elspeth Beard has just published a book this summer, the one that we talked about in an interview with her last year. We'll remind you that it's the story of a 23 year old woman who in 1982 set off on a solo motorcycle trip around the world. Something relatively unheard of in those days, for both women and men. In fact, on her trip she only met two other motorcycle adventurers in the 2 1/2 years she was on the road. 

Broken-hearted, she wasn't doing well in school and decided to embark on this trip to prove herself. Ridiculed by the editor and his "chauvinist colleagues" at a popular motorcycle magazine in London, she was only all that more determined to achieve her goal. 

After years away, she returned home, wiser and with the knowledge that she could do anything she set out to do. But, publishing a book at the time seemed like a dead end road, as no one was interested in her story. And after storing away all her notes, audio files and memories for almost 35 years, she finally wrote the book that she wanted to all those years ago. And here we have it, Lone Rider - The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World.

Elspeth Beard has shared some of her audio files with Adventure Rider Radio, the sound of her younger voice all those years ago that she recorded to share with her parents. And, we also talk to someone who was in a position to either empower or disempower her while she was on this trip, something Elspeth wasn't aware of at the time that we created this episode for you, our listener.

The author of Lone Rider, Elspeth Beard, is an avid motorcyclist and award-winning architect living in a converted water tower in southeast England. To this day, she still rides her trusty BMW R 60/6.

Elspeth's book is available on Amazon. 

Hear more about Elspeth at http://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2016/9/1/elspeth-beard-first-british-woman-to-motorcycle-around-the-world?rq=elspeth%20beard

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Aug 24, 2017
The Ups & Downs of a Well Planned Group Trip: Cartegena to Ushuaia
01:20:25

Journey to the End of the World - Expedition 65

If a little is good wouldn’t a lot be better? When a group of experienced travellers plan a trip from Cartegena to Ushuaia they made sure they had fully equipped bikes, an extensive support system and contact network, even a support van and trailer equipped with a generator to charge accessories.

As the story goes, Jim Hyde, of RawHyde Adventures had an epiphany while guiding a trip in South America. He was stopped with his group of clients with only about 30 minutes to spare before rushing off to their evening destination. While the clients busied themselves with various selfies and bike shots, Jim realized that when he visits these incredible world destinations, he is almost always on a tight schedule, with minutes to soak up this world class sight and move on. It hit him there and then that he needed to do a trip, where there was more time for places like these along the way. So he came up with an idea to run an expedition where a group of riders would all pitch in to organize and do a trip the length of South America. 

A dozen riders were hand picked for the adventure, and the group went about planning and organizing a trip they would call Expedition 65. It was to be an adventure unlike a guided trip, where the riders are a team of like minded individuals that work together.

With all these people planning and organizing you could be forgiven for imagining that it all worked and the trip went off without a hitch, but of course it didn’t happen that way. Problems with overloading, breakdowns, missing paperwork for border crossings, an overloaded support van incapable of carrying a broken bike and disagreements over the arduous and time consuming effort of making a film of the trip added challenges to the trip. 

In the end, the trials and tribulations fade, friendships were solidified, comfort zones were expanded, a movie was made and an incredible coffee table book was produced showcasing the adventure day by day…

When it comes to planning, due diligence is expected, but is meticulous planning better or a problem in itself?

Colin Evans: Author of Journey to the End of the World

"Though he may have come late to biking, Colin Evans has fallen hard for it, with an enviable collection of iconic sportbikes and a very worn-out BMW R1200GS to show for it. He has ridden and written about his adventures on four continents to entertain and annoy his friends (colindotpdx.tumblr.com) and currently resides in Portland with his wife Rosine and daughter Claire." ~~ Octane Press

Alfonse Palaima: Journey to the End of the World Photographer

"When he's not in Los Angeles hiding from society, Alfonse is collecting passport stamps. Photography and travel are his biggest passions, and motorcycles always get him to the next location. Rounding the world one region at a time, Alfonse has racked up hundreds of bylines while crossing 23 countries and six continents as an industry journalist with 14 years under his belt. Follow his journeys at MotoInsider.com or at Octane Press." ~~ Octane Press

Journey to the End of the World: The Expedition 65 Adventure Motorcycle Ride from Colombia to Ushuaia is available from Octane Press or anywhere books are sold.

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Aug 17, 2017
Riding Back Roads in America: Gravel & Gnarly Trails
01:18:52

 

If you're travelling to or live in the United States, and you're looking for a long distance motorcycle adventure utilizing mainly back roads and trails, the Trans-America Trail may be just what you're looking for.

On the website, it says that dual-sport motorcycle is required for the more challenging sections, and the best time to do the entire trail is probably late June in to early September, to avoid snow in some of the states. The TAT maps and roll charts have been designed to ride only from East to West, no matter where your starting point is. Fuel stops are fairly regular, motel locations are marked on the maps, and if you're camping you might want to do your research ahead of time if using a roll chart, as they're not marked on there. A GPS is not required to do the TAT, as the roll chart is used with your odometer, but the GPS is a great back up.

Make sure you plan well in advance, as you'll have to purchase your maps and roll charts on the TAT website, and allow enough time for delivery. While waiting for it all to arrive, you can start packing and making travel arrangements.

In this week's episode we talk to British rally racer, Jenny Morgan and Brad Barker, from The Ride of my Life. Jenny rode the TAT a couple of times, first on a Yamaha Tenere 660 and then the CBX500 with the Rally Raid package. When we spoke to Brad, he was riding the TAT and offering a challenge to The Ride of My Life followers, which include some prizes. 

Trans-America Trail: www.transamtrail.com

Jenny Morgan: 

Jenny Morgan is a British rally racer who rode the Trans America Trail (TAT) on a 50 day trip, covering more than 12,000 miles from the west to east coast and back again on the Trans-America Trail.
Website: www.jennydakar.com
ADV Rider Forum: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/trans-am-500-the-seven-year-itch.1061450/

Brad Barker:

Brad Barker is the producer of The Ride of My Life YouTube videos and website, with the goal of discovering the good stuff, exploring and riding to different places in the world, and to impact lives in a positive way. 
Website: www.therideofmylife.net

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Aug 10, 2017
Dirt Travels 2 Up | Rider Skills: Faster Braking
01:47:53

 

Beth and Kevin Young, 2uptogether, are so passionate about sharing adventures with each other that they ride 2 up, even in the dirt. The've been riding for 19 years, and are advocates for short adventures, close to home. Saying that motorcycle riding has made them closer, Beth & Kevin share their experiences with photographs on social media, hoping to inspire other couples to ride together. 

Twitter: 2uptogether
Facebook: www.facebook.com/2uptogether
Website: http://www.2uptogether.com
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw1iOZraIRbM0VYpUg7PCeg

Rider Skills with Bret Tkacs

Skills Development Activity: Threshold braking

The average experienced rider with or without training stops around at about 70% of the capability of his/her motorcycle and roughly 30% further than the average car. Since most training standards are nearly 40% below the motorcycles capability attending traditional rider training does not help you reach the maximum braking capability your motorcycle offers.  The numbers I have put on the chart below are rounded off to make things simple and are not exact. During guided training your speed should be measured with radar and then adjustments made for brake application.  However in the absence of a school like this in your area this will give you a much better estimate of your ability than the scoring you may have received during any conventional motorcycle training using stopwatch/distance standards.

Bret Tkacs~ Motorcycle Skills Expert

Setup:

1. Mark off a braking area up to 50’ (15 meters) with chalk on good asphalt or pavement.
2. Make your “begin braking here” point with an easy to see marker such as a bottle or large cone.
3. Check your speedometer accuracy against a GPS or phone app (speedometers or commonly 10% optimistic on speed giving you the impression you stop better than you do)
4. Practice steady approach speeds (each speed on the chart.
5. Have a fellow rider observe you as you practice braking at your “begin braking here” point to ensure you do not begin slowing or braking early.

The Drill:

1. Approach the “begin braking here” point at the speed on the chart, do not slow or brake before the point.
2. When the markers disappear from your peripheral view then begin braking stopping in the shortest distance you safety can.
3. Put down your side stand and take the distance to the leading edge of your tire and compare it against the chart.
4. Do not move up to the next speed until you are relaxed and consistent at the lower speeds.
5. To get a truly accurate measure or to safely learn to brake from speeds higher the listed below it is recommended to work with professional instructors training in this type of skill development such as Puget Sound Safety’s; Advanced Street Skills program (pssnw.com)

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Aug 04, 2017
Finding Your Way: Motorcycle GPS, Smartphone APPS & Paper Maps
01:05:52

What's your preference? A motorcycle GPS or smartphone APP? Perhaps you're someone who still likes traditional paper maps. We've talked to Cesar Palacios from Garmin, Guido van Eijsden, APP developer of Scenic and Sam Manicom, world moto traveler, adventurer and author, and got some great information to help you make an informed decision.

Motorcycle GPS:

Cesar Palacios, Media Relations Associate from Garmin International.
Website: http://www.garmin.com/

Smartphone APPS:

Guido van Eijsden, developer of motorcycle navigation app, SCENIC.
Website: www.motomappers.com
http://www.motomappers.com/blog/iphone-motorcycle-gps-8-things-to-consider/
http://www.motomappers.com/blog/best-motorcycle-apps-gps-navigation-ride-tracking/ 
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1089668246 (App store URL)

Paper Maps:

Sam Manicom - Author of motorcycle adventure books: Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns & Tortillas to Totems - www.sam-manicom.com

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Jul 28, 2017
Has the Internet Made You Cluelessly Modify Your Motorcycle For The Worst? | Rider Skills: Conserving Energy
01:43:57

 

Don’t modify anything on your bike until you consider this…

Industry expert Warren Milner is an adventure rider, writer and worked at Honda Canada for 30 years, working closely with product planning and R&D developing new models. In this week’s episode Jim and Warren Milner discuss how information on the internet may incorrectly encourage or influence your decisions when it comes to motorcycle modifications. 

Rider Skills

Energy conservation:

Realization… just participated in the butt stomper 24 hr race and was brutally reminded of the value of energy conservation.

A bike in motion is better than picking one up:

  • Getting stuck
  • Picking them up
  • No motion induced balance
  • Better traction

Fatigue makes everything harder… rested means:

  • Clear decisions
  • More confidence
  • More deliberate riding
  • Less risk

It’s the details in training that can make a difference:

  • Poser skills training
  • Rolling dismounts
  • Standing when stopping (handlebar stops)
  • Reduced energy stops
  • Less movement means less energy burn
  • “drop it and walk”… training to avoid injury with style

Immersion training:

BDR training in July and Aug 2017: PSSOR

  • Learning to travel light to reduce fatigue while learning
  • Learning to read and ride terrain the requires less riding effort
  • Less stalling, less fear, and the comfort of professional staff

Rider skill practice:

The bar stop:

  • Learning timing
  • Mastering clutch/power delivery
  • Utilizing balance and neutralizing weight to stop and continue
  • Building confidence
  • Most important… conserving energy

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Jul 20, 2017
Motorcycle Vibrations - Where They Come From & How to Reduce Them
01:03:44

There are many possible causes for why your motorcycle is vibrating, and David Hough, author of Proficient Motorcycling, and Walt Fulton join Jim Martin to offer their knowledge and experience with vibration issues. 

David L. Hough: David has been riding motorcycles for more than 50 years. He's travelled extensively by motorcycles in North & South America, central Europe, the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. While employed at The Boeing Company in Seattle for more than 36 years, he mostly commuted to work by motorcycle. Combining his travel and commuting experience, he became a highly skilled rider and continues to share his knowledge through various magazine publications and several books, including Proficient Motorcycling.

David is a certified motorcycle safety instructor and has taught motorcycle training courses. He's been an influence in the development of courses by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Sidecar/Trike Education Program.

An award winning author, David L. Hough was inducted in to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his lifetime efforts towards motorcycle safety.

Walt Fulton: Owner and Head Instructor of Streetmasters Motorcycle Training Workshops in Corona, California.

"A former three-time winner at Daytona and team racer for Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki and Suzuki, he was a featured rider in the documentary "On Any Sunday." He is a BMW Legends racer, a professional motorcycle accident reconstruction expert, motorcycle journalist and a private riding instructor. He has worked as an editor for Cycle Guide, Cycle World and Motorcyclist magazines and a contributor and the performance tester for Motorcycle Consumer News. He has logged over a million miles on the road and track." ~~Source: http://www.streetmasters.info/about_us/index.html

Dealing with handlebar vibration? Check out our episode with Cole Townsend from Fasst Company: 

http://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2017/1/19/custom-fitting-your-bike-to-your-size-motorcycle-handlebars-women-adv-riders?rq=cole%20townsend

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Jul 13, 2017
Time is of the Essence
01:21:51

When Ginamarie Austin tired of looking at the back of her husband on a bike, she decided to get her own bike. Being of small stature, they settled on a TW200 and both Ginamarie and her husband Russ fell in love with these bikes and soon became part of a community of TW200 riders, going on short adventures. After a couple of years of health related family commitments, Ginamarie and Russ went on a trip on their TW200's, enjoying back road riding and adventure travel at a slower pace than the big bikes, a well deserved holiday. On returning from their trip, both Gina and Russ were ill, Gina recovered but when Russ didn't it was discovered that he had Stage IV lung cancer. Russ asked Ginamarie to fulfill their dreams of an extended motorcycle trip, something they had been planning to do on retirement. 

In a matter of weeks, Ginamarie lost Russ to cancer. She tells an inspiring story of her commitment to Russ, reminding us of the things that really matter. Her motorcycle adventure, which she planned for herself and to honour her husband's memory, turned out to be something altogether different than what she thought it would be.

Ginamarie Austin's Blog:  http://www.twowheelstwofeet.com

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Jul 07, 2017
LED Motorcycle Lights: What You Need to Know
56:57

Tips and information on everything you need to know for equipping your motorcycle with brighter lights. Choosing either quality auxiliary lights or DOT approved headlamps for your motorcycle can make an incredible difference when you need extra lighting. What is the difference between a high quality and low quality LED light? Find out this and more on this episode.

Clearwater Lights: Glenn Stasky

Website: https://www.clearwaterlights.com/

Custom Dynamics: Dave Pribula

Website: https://www.customdynamics.com/

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Jun 29, 2017
It All Started With a Moped
55:17

Ask any one who rides a dual sport, touring bike, street bike, or what have you, and there is nothing that clears the mind, relieves stress, and makes them feel good more than just riding their bike. 

Combine riding with travel, be it a day, weekend, month or year and we hear stories about how riding has changed the way people think. 

We’ve heard from riders who have had a love of travel instilled in them and when they discovered motorcycles and combined the two, a whole new world opened up for them. Through travel we are given opportunities to experience different cultures, people, and places. Riding a motorcycle to get to these places makes us more vulnerable, we’re easily seen and we are a curiosity. The motorcycles are avenues for people to talk to us, ask questions, for us to get to know the real people of different places. 

Mixing travel with motorcycles offers a truly unique experience, not comparable to any other kind of exploration. It can change the way you think about yourself, others and life.

In this episode we talked to an Australian in Canada, Glen Baker, whose adventure motorcycles have included a moped, KLR and now a Triumph street bike. And JJ Lewis gives some tips on riding in the Copper Canyon.

Glen Baker: West Coast Wanderer

Glen Baker is from West Australia and now lives in Revelstoke, British Columbia in Canada. He's been doing adventure trips for the last 10 years, and in 2013 he gave up his job as an electrician, and left on a trip around the world. He fell in love with British Columbia and decided to make Revelstoke his home. Moto travel has become somewhat of an obsession with Glen, but the rewards have been tremendous. He says ask what he was like before he discovered moto travel compared to what he's like now, and you will hear he's a changed person. He's overcome some hardships, and plans to make moto travel his life, once he's cut through some red tape in Canada.

Website: http://www.westcoastwanderer.org

Copper Canyon: JJ Lewis 

JJ Lewis from the Good Adventure Company runs tours with the proceeds towards charity in the Copper Canyon. He shares some tips on riding in the Copper Canyon with our listeners. Learn about the Good Adventure Company and what they have to offer at www.good-adv.com. They've got some great trips coming up this summer and autumn which just might be the adventure you are looking for.

Website: www.good-adv.com

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Jun 22, 2017
The Couple Who Rode Their Motorcycles to the North Cape in a Snow Storm
01:07:02

What Inspires a Motorcycle Adventure Traveler and Author?


Graham Field is a household name if you're in to adventure motorcycling, the author of three books, a world traveler and a co-host on ARR RAW. He's been the inspiration for many riders, who have read his books, and have been motivated to set out on their own adventures, wherever and for however long they may be. So, when Graham Field messages Jim and says he knows this couple, who just happen to be in Bulgaria staying down the road from him, that he finds inspiring, we were intrigued. We just had to 'meet' this couple and find out their story. Find out what inspires the inspiring.

Facebook: Graham Field  Motorcycle Travel Author
Website: http://grahamfield.co.uk

Icy Cold Honeymoon Adventure: Jan & Silke Neumann

Not just any honeymoon would do for Jan & Silke, who met through their motorcycle riding adventures. Who wants to lay on the beach in the hot sun when you can ride in -35°C in a snowstorm, on two old Suzuki bikes, to the North Cape in Norway?

Jan & Silke call themselves an "adventure-loving, offroad passionate, travel addicted couple". They've both travelled extensively on their motorcycles and eventually got together and continue their adventures together. Their ride to the North Cape, commonly known as the most northerly point in Europe, certainly ranks as one of the most unusual motorcycle honeymoons.

Facebook: Jan Neumann, Silke Neumann
Website: http://eisreise.wordpress.com/
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC83OYQQpmo7CRB-pjglxFtw

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Jun 15, 2017
Trip Notes & Lessons Learned From a New Adventure Traveler | Rider Skills: How to Start a Motorcycle on a Hill
01:35:47

Brent Carroll: Read a Facebook Post, Bought a Motorcycle, Attended a HUBB Meet & Went on an Adventure

Inspired by a Facebook post, Brent Carroll decided to get a motorcycle to do some adventure riding. After going to a Horizons Unlimited meet he was hooked on the idea of a long distance motorcycle trip, having met other riders who were travelling and exploring the world. In April, 2016 he set out from Virginia to Newfoundland, rode across Canada to Alaska and then down to Ushuaia. Being on the road for 13 months was a life changing experience for Brent, who came away with some valuable lessons learned that he has shared through video and on his website, and now with us. 

Blog: www.lovinglivingadventuring.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-G58StnCxTuu3F4Y2NqCgxDdcUJWStay
Facebook: facebook.com/LovingLivingAdventuring/
Instagram: instagram.com/lovinglivingadventuring/
Twitter: twitter.com/LovingLivingADV/

Rider Skills: Instructor Bret Tkacs on Starting on a Hill

Some methods right out of the PSSOR school book on getting started on a hill on your motorcycle. Whether it's gravel, mud or asphalt. There's a simple combination that will make this usually difficult task, a breeze.

Website: http://brettkacs.com


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Jun 08, 2017
Top Tips Dealing with Heat | Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding
49:52

Riding in the Heat and Cold Weather Motorcycle Riding Tips

Grant Johnson: Tips For Riding When the Heat is On

Grant's vast background includes being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited with his wife, Susan Johnson. Grant has given many talks around the world as part of the HUBB presentations. He's also a co-host on ARR RAW: www.adventureriderradio.com/raw
Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com

Sjaak Lucassen: Tips For Cold Weather Riding

Sjaak Lucassen is a Dutch long distance motorcycle rider, adventurer and author. He's no stranger to winter riding and has some great tips to share.
http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/

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Jun 02, 2017
Riding in Extreme Conditions: Part 1 | From Ducati Monster to Chook Chaser
01:52:55

In this first part of a two part series, we talk to David Hough about riding in high winds and Grant Johnson about rainy weather riding. Also, Chantal Simons has done long distance trips on both a Ducati Monster and a Chook Chaser? And what she's learned is that asking yourself the right questions when faced with a hurdle is what can make the difference in how your trip turns out.

David Hough: Riding in High Winds

David is a certified motorcycle safety instructor and has taught motorcycle training courses. He's been an influence in the development of courses by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Sidecar/Trike Education Program.
An award winning author, David L. Hough was inducted in to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his lifetime efforts towards motorcycle safety.
David is the author of Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well and other books about safety and riding techniques. His books are available on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/David-L.-Hough/e/B001JOWE2I

Grant Johnson: Rainy Weather Riding

Grant's vast background includes being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited with his wife, Susan Johnson. Grant has given many talks around the world as part of the HUBB presentations. He's also a co-host on ARR RAW: www.adventureriderradio.com/raw
Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com

Chantal Simons: Chick on a Chook Chaser

Chantal Simons has ridden motorcycles in Asia, Europe and Australia. It was the trip around Australia that inspired her to write a book called She'll be right! Tales and Thoughts of a Women's Motorcycle Adventure Down Under. Chantal says that the reason she wrote the book was:

"to show it isn't hard to do a trip like this. Some people think you have to be some super hero to travel long distances on a motorbike. But really you just need the will to go and a decent amount of common sense."

Website: http://chickonthechookchaser.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIIRDqmSiS65nEapMCnuOTw

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May 26, 2017
Epic Outback Challenge: Simpson Desert Motorcycle Crossing
01:07:03

The Simpson Desert is Australia's fourth largest desert and the largest sand dune desert in the world, containing the world's longest parallel sand dunes. On the western side of the desert, these dunes are as high as 3 metres, and on the eastern side as much as about 30 metres.
The desert has no maintained roads, but there are tracks which were made in the 60's and 70's when surveys were done in the search for oil and gas. The tracks are navigable by four wheel drive, but without any services, extra fuel and water are necessary.
It's very hot with summer temperatures reaching up to 50 Celsius. It doesn't rain often and sand storms happen regularly. The desert dunes are a cornucopia of colour, with oranges, pinks, reds and whites on brilliant display. 
The first non-indigenous person to cross the desert did so on camels in 1936 and there have since been several crossings made on foot. It's inviting and terrifying all at the same time, and is compelling to adventurous motorcyclists, some who have made it across the desert successfully and some who haven't been so lucky and have needed rescue. 

Stuart Ball is the founder of The Great Australian Ride, raising money for a charity called Red Nose. He recently completed two crossings of the Simpson Desert in one week.
Sarah Taylor is a motorcyclist and paramedic, and a team medic for The Great Australian Ride. Sarah also recently rode through the Simpson Desert.

The Great Australian Ride: http://www.thegreataustralianride.com/
Red Nose: https://rednose.com.au/

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May 18, 2017
Middle East Motorcycle Travel | Discovering Iran & Oman
01:34:19

Fear of travelling to some countries is instilled in us by the media, or people who haven't been but have heard about these places. Are we missing out on discovering different cultures and people because of these fears? Perhaps riding out of our comfort zone and in to these places will make us see things differently and change the way we think. 

Lois Pryce: Revolutionary Road: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran

Intrigued by a note left on her motorcycle, Lois Pryce went on a 3000 mile ride in Iran on a quest to discover what the country and it's people were really like. Lois has been on many motorcycle trips, but she says this one is the one that has affected her most profoundly. In a country where women on motorcycles is not allowed by law, she found the people warm, kind and hospitable, and she fell in love with Iran. 

Book: Revolutionary Road: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran is available on Amazon.
Website: http://www.loisontheloose.com/my-adventures/iran/

Rosie Gabrielle: Solo Ride in Oman

Rosie Gabrielle is a photographer and an adventure traveller, and she is passionate about embracing all life has to offer and living life to the fullest. She hopes to show people that there is a lot of good in the world, that media hype doesn't always portray people from other countries in the true sense of who they really are. She's travelled to some exotic places, including Thailand and South Africa, and has also done two trips to Oman, which she says was life-changing. In the Middle East she found that the fears that are implanted in us are generally unfounded, that the people were helpful and caring. Doors were opened and friends were made and the kindness was overwhelming.

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May 12, 2017
Motorcycle Pannier Kitchens: Tips for Camp Cooking on the Road
01:21:34

Camp meals should be more than just hot dogs and granola. This episode we talk to long time motorcycle travellers, Lisa & Simon Thomas, about their new book Dirty Dining and Ara Gureghian, a five star chef who's been living off his motorcycle for over a decade. They give some valuable tips on camp cooking especially when space and supplies are limited.

Lisa & Simon Thomas: Dirty Dining

Simon and Lisa Thomas have been on the road for 14 years, travelling to many different countries and experiencing all kinds of cuisine. Inspired by world foods, Lisa has been conjuring up her own recipes, at times replicating the exotic flavours they’ve tasted, and also coming up with their own recipes with just the right ingredients. They’re about to launch a cookbook called “Dirty Dining - An Adventurer’s Cookbook. In this book, they’ve come up with a great mix of recipes, photography and tips for overland cooking.

Dirty Dining will be available for pre-order soon through Barnes & Noble and on Amazon. Check the 2ridetheworld website or facebook pages for updates.

Website: http://2ridetheworld.com/
Facebook: @DirtyDining
Facebook: @2ridetheworld

Ara Gureghian: Chef in the Wilderness

Ara Gureghian is a five-star chef, trained in a culinary school in Switzerland. He’s owned various restaurants and a bakery, and has also been a personal chef. He’s spent over the last 11 years travelling the United States on his motorcycle with a side car and his pitbull dog, Spirit. Cooking remains one of Ara’s passions, and with all of his years of experience cooking for others and himself, what better person to turn to for some tips on whole food cooking in the wild.
On his website, Ara has a link to “One Pan Meals”, with some of his recipes available for sale by download. Ara’s idea of a One Pan Meal isn’t like throwing it all in to one pan, turning up the heat and hoping for the best. He talks about timing, and creating a full on meal in one pan. He’s also got some great tips on what tools he uses in the kitchen.

Website: http://theoasisofmysoul.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Oasis-of-my-Soul-133399976670953/

Excerpt: RAW Episode 8

Grant Johnson - www.horizonsunlimited.com
Sam Manicom - www.sam-manicom.com
Graham Field - www.grahamfield.co.uk

To listen to the full RAW Episode 8 go to http://www.adventureriderradio.com/arr-raw-posts/2016/8/12/raw-episode-8-first-aid-for-motorcyclists-off-the-cuff-round-table-discussions.

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May 05, 2017
Motorcycle Sidecars: Your Next Adventure? | Rider Skills: Gravel Roads
01:42:03

 

Driving A Sidecar Outfit: David L. Hough

David Hough is the author of Driving A Sidecar Outfit, a text book published by the Sidecar Safety Program in 1997. He's also the director of the Sidecar Safety Program, which offers a Sidecar driving training program. David talks with Jim about learning how to ride a motorcycle with a sidecar and what's involved.

DMC Sidecars: Jay

DMC Sidecars is located in Washington in the United States and are the makes of motorcycle sidecars. Jay discusses which motorcycle you would need for a sidecar and other considerations.
Website: www.dmcsidecars.com

Rider Skills: Riding Gravel Roads
Instructor: Bret Tkacs | PSSOR 

Gravel travel:
Most common surface
Overlooked as a challenge by many travelers
Can change quickly
To many accidents on easy to ride surfaces
The proper attitude (not a race, other users)

Why people crash:
Too fast
Wrong body position
Out of touch with traction
Throttle use
Braking while leaned over

Standing vs sitting… when each is preferred

Standing:
Greater visibility
Better weight control
Easier on the suspension
More time to recover in a slide
Proper state of mind
Better control of traction

Sitting:
Less energy

Exercise: Practice leaning the motorcycle underneath you on paved roads to stay over contact patch (both sitting and standing).

PSSOR: www.pssor.com

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Apr 27, 2017
In It For the Long Haul: Motorcycle Travel & Secrets of Lasting Relationships
02:03:56

According to a travel survey, couples who travel together have better relationships than those who don't. In this episode, three couples share their thoughts on what makes their relationship work while on the road. And we also talk to a couple who rode from Alaska to Ushuaia on a quest to find out what was the secret behind couples who remained married or partnered for a long time. They talk about their experiences with the Ural, the people they met and what they learned about relationships.

Travel & How it Affects Relationships

In 2012, the U.S. Travel Association conducted a survey to find out if and how much pleasure travel made relationships between romantic partners and couples stronger. According to the survey, they found three key points:

“1) Travel has long-term benefits for couples

2) Travel helps build and maintain relationships

3) Travel ignites romance and intimacy”

Source: https://www.ustravel.org

The survey also found that relationships between couples who travel together last longer and that divorce rates were higher for couples who don't travel together. And to find out what keeps couples relationships strong while spending copious amounts of time together while on the road, we asked some experienced motorcycle adventurers for their secrets or tips.

Mike and Alanna Clear: Mike and Alanna were married in 2008, and in 2009 they set off on an 8 month adventure on a Ural to search for the secret of lasting love. With research showing that 50% of marriages end in divorce, they wanted to interview couples between Alaska and Argentina, talk to experts and ultimately make a film about their discoveries. They interviewed people in all types of relationships, including long married couples, Jehovah Witnesses, Inuit couples, pornographic actors, swingers and people in polygamous relationships. They had tests done to see if they were scientifically suited to each other, both before and at the end of their trip. Putting it all together took Mike five years, and the outcome was their film "Going the Distance". The film is available on their website or at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/30269

Website: http://www.goingthedistance.org.uk/

Sam Manicom (Birgit): In 1995, Sam met Birgit while on on his eight year trip around the world, she travelled with him for the last four years of the trip, and they have been together since. They still do trips together, and Sam gives us some tips on how they keep their relationship strong.

Website: http://www.sam-manicom.com/

Lisa and Simon Thomas: They've been on the road together for 14 years, having completed the world's longest motorcycle journey by a team. They're not only a team, they ride, live and work together every day and remain happily married. On this episode, Simon and Lisa reveal keys to how they do it.

Website: http://2ridetheworld.com/

Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix:  Shirley and Brian are retired professionals, he's a bike fanatic and she loves travel and is happy to be a pillion. They've taken a lot of trips, and have covered a lot of miles together. They share their secrets for a successful and great marriage.

Website: www.aussiesoverland.com.au

U.S. Travel Association Survey: https://www.ustravel.org/sites/default/files/Media%20Root/5.2015_Relationship_ExecSummary.pdf

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Apr 21, 2017
An Oblivious Adventure in Africa on a Royal Enfield
01:37:49

Luke Gelmi gave up his job in Australia, and sold most of his possessions, in a spontaneous decision to go on a motorcycle adventure. Leaving behind his F800 GS, a bike suitable for the kind of trip he was setting out on, he bought “a wildly inappropriate Royal Enfield” in England. With no set plans, and unprepared, he travelled throughout the UK, some of Europe and Africa. He’s had, well what some might call crazy experiences on his trip… picked up a hitchhiker, got robbed, lost his front teeth, was arrested, and the list goes on. And for all this he’s had an incredible time, and is a changed person, all for the better.

You can read more about Luke’s adventures in his first book, an ebook available for free at ObliviousTheBook.com

Website: ShotsFromTheBar.com

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Apr 13, 2017
Stuck Motorcycle | Best Recovery Systems
01:21:47

If you venture off the pavement, there’s always the possibility that one wrong move and your bike is off the side of a trail or stuck in a mudhole. The question is, do you have what you need to extract your bike? People, winch, or block and tackle?

We did some testing of three different systems, two of which you can take with you on any ride, and one of which is a good back up if not venturing too far, and it’s also ideal for loading your bike on to a trailer.

We spoke to Andy Lilienthal at Warn, Dave Peterson at BestRest, Jon Mason at Superwinch and PSSOR riding instructor, Bret Tkacs, who shares some great pointers on motorcycle recovery.

Bret Tkacs: PSSOR Riding Instructor

Tips and techniques on using motorcycle recovery systems.
Website: www.pssor.com

Dave Peterson: BestRest Products

Motorcycle Recovery System

  • z-drag rope and pulley system which has been modified for motorcycle recovery, originally made for mountaineering and rescue teams.
  • 5/16” (8 mm) primary rope, with a load rating of 3000 lb (1360 kg)
  • 1” x 10’ (2.5 cm x 3 m) flat webbing, with a load rating of 4000 lb (1814 kg)
  • pre-tied prusik loops, with a load rating of 1700 lb (771 kg)
  • pulleys (single or double depending on kit), with a load rating of 5000 lb (2268 kg)
  • non locking chrome carabiners, with a load rating of 4500 lb (2041 kg)

Website: https://bestrestproducts.com/shop/recovery-gear-mrs-system/motorcycle-recovery-system-mrs/

Andy Lilienthal: Warn Winch

XT17 Portable Winch

  • pulls up to 1700 lb (771 kg)
  • 9 lb (4.08 kg) aluminum construction (winch & rope)
  • 40 feet (12 m) of 5/32” (4mm) synthetic rope
  • winch size 10.3" L. x 4.0" D. x 4.2" H. (26cm L. x 10cm D. x 10.7cm H.)
  • sealed motor and contactor
  • runs off motorcycle battery

Website: https://www.warn.com/adventuretouring/XT17_winch.jsp

Jon Mason: Superwinch

W2G 4000 Portable Winch

  • pulls 4000 lb (1814 kg), up to 8000 lb (3629 kg) with double line technique
  • 43 lb (19.5 kg)
  • 3/16” x 50’ (4.8 mm x 15.24 m) cable (synthetic rope available W2G 4000 SR)
  • tackle box kit includes 3 shackles, 2 straps, pulley block (for up to 8000 lb capability), handheld remote, 10’ battery leads and gloves
  • can be permanently mounted, or winch can be securely strapped to something stationary such a tree with included straps
  • we used a portable battery to power the W2G 4000 when we tested it

Website: https://www.superwinch.com/collections/superwinch-portable-winches/products/superwinch-winch2go

Fun Fact: We came across another way that a winch can be really beneficial and useful to a motorcyclist, especially if parking is limited or safety is a concern. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2705856/I-like-park-I-Russian-man-solves-crime-issue-winching-motorbike-outside-3rd-floor-window.html

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Apr 07, 2017
Ted Simon's New Adventure | KTM Crosses South America
01:04:16

Ted Simon has moved to France and started his next motorcycle adventure, but in a different way. What he's doing offers a unique opportunity to learn something from a motorcycle legend and writer. Also in this episode, Aaron Steinmann chose to ride his KTM 500 EXC in New Zealand and then in South America to Oregon, not your usual adventure motorcycle, but then again, isn't every bike an adventure bike?

Ted Simon Opens Writer's Retreat in France

After living in California for over 35 years, Ted Simon, author of Jupiter's Travels, has purchased a house in France and opened a writer's retreat. His new home has ample room to accommodate aspiring writers, film makers and artists, and maybe even a traveler passing through. He's always had a foot in France, having gone there for the first time after the war, on a bicycle and then later living in France, so the move back to France was something he knew would happen sooner or later.

Ted is soon to be 86 years old, and while back in California, he had been thinking of what he wanted to do with his time in his dotage, how he could share what he’s learned over the years with others. He thought that he would like to encourage people to write or document their trips so that others can hear what is going on in the world, and to help writers get their books published. So, he came up with a plan to go back to France and to open a writer’s retreat. He put up most of his own money, and with the help of some generous people who donated the balance of what he needed, he purchased the house.

The writer's retreat is in the South of France, not far from the Mediterranean Sea. The village of Aspiran, is located in the Hérault Valley, and has been settled as far back as the Gallo-Roman times. About 10 years ago, a Roman winery dating back to 10 AD was found in Aspiran, believed to be the earliest commercial wine operation in France. In the middle ages, Aspiran became the property of the Aniane Abbey, and within an enclosure, the village of Aspiran grew, with four doors allowing entry in to the French commune. You can still see two of the doors that were used in those times. Between the 1400's and 1600's houses were built, and over the centuries the village spread out of the walls, vineyards grew larger and wine growing became the mainstay of Aspiran. And to this day, it is still known as a wine village producing both red and white wines.

Aspiran sounds like the perfect backdrop for a writer's retreat, what better inspiration than a medieval village, with a mixture of the old and the new? And why go to a writer’s retreat, let alone Ted Simon’s?

In our modern times, we are inundated from the left and right by technology, which can be a good thing, with information at our finger tips. But, it can also be a huge distraction. We are available to anyone around the clock, with easy access to text messaging, emails and social media. And this can make our life hectic, taking away or disrupting us from focusing on writing or creating. It can be tough to make the time, when others may not understand your need to throw yourself in to your work. At a writer’s retreat you can immerse yourself in your creation and explore the possibilities. And the special thing about Ted Simon’s retreat is the support of a writer who wants to and is willing to share his experience and knowledge to help other writers.

Although the idea of the writer’s retreat was specifically intended for Jupiter’s Travellers, Ted is open to any one who is writing or has an idea for a book, a film, or artwork. He encourages those interested to get in touch with him through his website, have some conversation back and forth with him, and see if you’re a good fit. To live with Ted for a time in this special place, with the encouragement of an accomplished writer and traveler would be an exceptional opportunity, perhaps the chance of a lifetime.

To find out more about Ted Simon’s writer’s retreat go to his website at http://jupitalia.com/.

Ted Simon Foundation: Jupiter’s Travellers: http://jupiterstravellers.org/

KTM 500 EXC Long Distance Ride

Aaron Steinmann’s bike of choice for a trip through New Zealand and then from Chile to Oregon, and on to Alaska, is the KTM 500 EXC, a bike that many say is a street legal dirt bike, an enduro which is an unusual choice for a long distance trip. But, despite being designed as a high performance and high maintenance bike, it was the best choice for Aaron, and he’s been pleased with the ride.

Riding through South America is a popular choice for many adventure motorcyclists and Aaron shares some stories about border crossings, talks about taking the Stahlratte around the Darien Gap, and how he handled the frequent maintenance that the KTM requires. This is another example that the perfect motorcycle for adventure travel, is whatever you like.

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/new-zealand-to-oregon-on-a-ktm-500exc.1181912/

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Mar 31, 2017
7000 KM on an Electric Motorcycle | From MX Racer to Women’s Off-Road Riding Coach
01:25:06

Trui Hanoulle is a motorcycle traveler, that looks for adventure out of her comfort zone, and recently that included doing a solo trip on an electric Zero motorcycle from her home in Belgium to Istanbul. And Pat Jacques, retired MX racer and founder of ADVWoman, teaches women off-road riding skills and hosts the annual ADVWoman Rally in Colorado.

Elektrogirl: Trui Hanoulle

Trui Hanoulle’s home is in Belgium, where she works as a freelance photographer and graphic designer, but she’s also a traveler and a motorcyclist. She’s ridden throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, connecting with people, exploring the backroads and off the beaten path places. She spends her time learning about the cultures and the countries she explores. She doesn’t follow the path of the mainstream tourist, she takes the time to really experience the different ways people live their lives.

Trui’s last long distance ride was on a Zero electric motorcycle, and she’s discovered that there were great perks to riding the bike, cost of travel being ultimately low for a motorbike, and some drawbacks as well. She rode from Belgium to Istanbul and back, and the bike required a recharge about every 250 km for 12 hours. Although this meant having to make frequent stops, it also gave opportunities to meet the locals and ask for help with charging. And that, for Trui, is what travel is all about.

Elektrogirl Website: https://truihanoulleblog.wordpress.com/

ADVWoman: Pat Jacques

Since she was first on a minibike at the age of 8 years old, Pat has been passionate about riding. She got her first “real” motorcycle when she was 11 years old, a 1972 Honda SL100, as a reward for doing well in school. Soon she followed her brother in racing MX, first in girl’s classes, and then in boys classes. And she has since spent most of her biking career racing MX in men’s classes. Now retired from racing, her passion for riding has branched out in to empowering women riders.

In 2016, Pat Jacques hosted the first annual motorcycle adventure rally, ADV Woman Rally, run by women, all women instructors, for women and their families. 

Website: http://advwoman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADVWoman/

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Mar 24, 2017
5 Step System to Safer Riding | Top of the World on the Dalton Highway
01:22:18

 

Space means safety on the road, and in this episode we talk about 5 simple and effective keys that have been used in commercial trucking for decades. Shawn Kitchen, a Driver Trainer from Smith System explains how these keys can be used when riding your motorcycle. And Phil Freeman from Motoquest in Alaska shares tips on riding the Dalton Highway, one of the most remote roads in the world.

How the Smith System Can be Applied to Motorcycle Riding

Since 1952, the Smith System Driver Improvement Institute has been providing collision avoidance driver training. Shawn Kitchen is a Driver Trainer, having completed a course with Smith System, and he's also a motorcyclist. The 5Keys used in their driving training program is applied to small and large vehicles as well as utility trucks. Shawn joins us on this episode to explain how these driving techniques can also be applied to riding a motorcycle.

Smith System: https://www.drivedifferent.com/

Riding Tips for the Dalton Highway in Alaska

If you're thinking of riding the Dalton Highway in Alaska, Phil Freeman from Motoquest has some tips to help you make the trip as safe as possible. Motoquest is a motorcycle rental and tour company based out of Alaska. Phil started doing trips in 1998 in Alaska, and has since branched out in to other parts of the world, running trips in over 20 countries.

We contacted Phil when we were looking for tips on riding the Dalton Highway. On his website, he has the 10 Do's and Don'ts of the Dalton, and in an excerpt from it Phil says,

“414 miles of frost-heaves, broken chip seal and grated dirt surfaces, the Dalton Highway has its challenges. On a good day, you can ride it wide open. On a bad day, you can go home in a helicopter.

Every year motorcyclists are killed on the Dalton Highway. This road offers the rider the adventure gamut. Almost half of the highway is paved or chip sealed. The other half can be smooth or baseballs. There are relatively no places to stop along the way: no gas, no convenient stores, no McDonalds. There are stretches of up to 245 miles without gas. You are literally riding through pristine wilderness. There are no tire shops or police stations.  A wrecker to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks is a $1,600 bill.  Dalton Highway, mile marker 300: Welcome to the food chain.”

You can read the rest of this article on the Motoquest website at https://www.motoquest.com/ramblings-from-the-road/the-10-dos-and-donts-of-the-dalton/

Motoquest Website: www.motoquest.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MotoQuest

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Mar 17, 2017
How Connections Make the Best Motorcycle Adventure Stories
01:15:58

Sharing stories about connections and kindness through their motorcycle travel experiences, Sam Manicom, Todd Blubaugh and Leon Logothetis tell some inspiring, feel good anecdotes that make us realize how important it is to reach out to people wherever you go. Both for what you receive and for what you give. 

Travel Changes Us, and We Come Away Different People

We've often heard from those who travel on a motorcycle about how it's the people they met who made all the difference in their experience. That people are basically the same all over the country or the world. And how being on a motorcycle makes it so much easier to connect with others. When we are so 'out there', open and perhaps vulnerable, we often form connections, which lead to friendships, emotional healing, acts of kindness, conquering fears, building trust, growing confidence, and so much, much more. Travel changes us, and we often come away different people. 

Sam Manicom: The Importance of Connections

Sam Manicom, is a renowned motorcycle adventurer, speaker and the author of four books. He's been to many places around the world, has experienced different cultures and met a lot of people while on his travels. He has a wealth of information that he shares with our listeners as a frequent guest on Adventure Rider Radio and as a regular co-host on ARR RAW. And Sam knows the value of connecting with people, how simple gestures or conversations can lead to life changing experiences or open your eyes to different perspectives. And he knows that connections can make the story.
Website: www.sam-manicom.com

Leon Logothetis: The Kindness Diaries

You may know Leon Logothetis, world adventurer and philanthropist, from The Kindness Diaries, book and TV show. Or perhaps you've met or seen him on his travels as he rode his yellow vintage motorcycle with a sidecar around the world. In his documented pursuit of kindness, Leon shares how human connections make anything possible, and how sharing with others tells a good story.
The Kindness Diaries book is available through Amazon.com, and other major outlets, go to his website at http://www.leonlogothetis.com/books/ for more information. The Kindness Diaries TV Show is now available on Netflix.
Facebook:  http://www.leonlogothetis.com/
Website: http://www.leonlogothetis.com/

Todd Blubaugh: Too Far Gone

After Todd Blubaugh, motorcycle builder and photographer, experienced a major upset in his life, he set out on a trip from Seattle to New York City. He spent six months on the road, connecting with riders in the motorcycle culture, making personal discoveries and recording his journey through word and photography. When Todd came back from his adventure, he wrote a book full of telling and inspirational photos, with a unique concept of personalization that pulls you in to his story.
Todd's book, Too Far Gone, is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Too-Far-Gone-Todd-Blubaugh/dp/1584236213 and through Ginko Press http://gingkopress.com/shop/too-far-gone/.

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Mar 10, 2017
An African Motorcycle Adventure About... Fruit? | When Chance Decides Your Travel Route
01:17:32

 

Every now and again, we hear about motorcycle adventure stories, that have, well let's say a twist to them. So, how exactly do you tie in fruit or dice on a motorbike trip? This week Max MacGillivray and Isaac Simonelli share their unusual stories with us, and maybe you'll get some great ideas of how you can make your adventure a little different from the norm.

Max MacGillivray: The Great Fruit Adventure

Max MacGillivray has a strong background in the farming and fresh produce industry, and a passion for healthy foods. He's also a motorcyclist. And three years ago, he made a plan to ride from London to Cape Town in Africa, to promote the benefits of fruits and vegetables to parents and their children. He and dairy specialist, Gareth Jones set out to create awareness, visiting food producers and schools along the way. And after a three month trip, they plan to carry on their mission in the UK, inspiring and educating children on healthy eating.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatfruitadventure
Website: www.thegreatfruitadventure.com

Isaac Simonelli - A Roll of the Dice, Which Road to Take?

What happens when you let the roll of the dice determine your next move on a motorcycle trip around the world? Isaac Simonelli left his job at a newspaper in Thailand for a year long adventure, and so far he's been through Southeast Asia and in to Africa. He lets the roll of the dice determine what he eats, where he sleeps and where he rides to next. Jim talked to him when he was in Kenya, will he still be there when this show airs or have the dice allowed him to move on and to where?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiceTravels/
Website: http://www.dicetravels.com/

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Mar 03, 2017
Back Country Motorcycle Routes: Adventure Travel by GPS
01:13:22

Backcountry Discovery Routes and the Trans Canada Adventure Trail are planned and organized motorcycle adventure routes in the United States and Canada. Great scenery, culture and riding is what you get on one of these free off highway routes. Jim talks to Paul Guillien and Ted Johnson about the BDR and the TCAT.

BDR: Back Country Discovery Routes | Paul Guillien

Backcountry Discovery Routes is a non-profit organization establishing and preserving off-highway routes for adventure motorcycle travel in the United States. For each route, they produce a documentary DVD, a Butler map, and free GPS tracks.
Website: http://ridebdr.com/

TCAT: Trans Canada Adventure Trail | Ted Johnson

The TCAT is approximately a 15,000 km GPS trail, coast to coast in Canada. Starting in Newfoundland and ending in British Columbia. GPS files are downloadable for free by emailing advcanada@gmail.com. 
Website: http://www.graveltravel.ca/

Bret Tkacs in Africa

If you're wondering what's been going on with our Rider Skills instructor, Bret Tkacs, well Jim caught up to him in Africa to see how his trip is going.
Website: www.pssor.com

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Feb 23, 2017
Motorcycle Crash Recovery & Tips For Getting Back on the Bike
02:02:30

Dave & Becky Prigel: KLR 650 Rider

A motorcycle off or accident is something that no one really wants to talk about, but if you're a motorcycle rider, a pillion, or someone emotionally attached to a rider, we think about it now and again. And in this episode we address dealing with accidents, recovery and getting back on the bike.

Last year, Dave Prigel, an ARR listener, contacted us when he decided to get back in to riding after many years of being off a motorcycle, and he purchased a KLR 650. Just months later, he was in an accident which resulted in broken bones. He's nicely recovering now, and wants to get back on and ride, but his wife, Becky, isn't so sure about it. Becky is a nurse and has experience with treating motorcycle accident related injuries in her job, so she has concerns about Dave riding again. We talk to both Dave and Becky and get their views on what can be a touchy subject when a loved one gets in an accident.

Andrea Brosnan - Mongolia Motorcycle Crash & Overcoming Language Barriers

Andrea Brosnan has always been passionate about travel, but she is fairly new to adventure motorcycle riding. Last year, her husband went on a motorcycle trip from London to Magidan. The plan was for Andrea to meet him and ride with him for 10 days, but near the end of her trip they had a motorcycle collision, where Andrea ran in to David. The accident left Andrea with multiple injuries, and numerous difficulties with language communication with hospital staff and doctors. Andrea is back in Australia, still recovering from her injuries. She shares her story on having an accident in a foreign country and the problems they had to overcome to get her the help she needed and to get her back home.

Liz Jansen - Motorcycle Crash Recovery

Liz Jansen is a well known motorcycle enthusiast and is the author of Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment and Life Lessons from Motorcycles. She’s also a Senior Instructor in the Motorcycle Program at Humber College in Toronto, as well as a motorcycle adventurer. She’s been riding since she was a teenager, and has done a lot of solo touring around Canada and the United States.

In 2014, after 45 years of riding, she had a motorcycle crash. And through this experience, even with hundreds of thousands of miles spent on the road and being an instructor, she faced for the first time her own challenges about riding a motorcycle after an accident. She shares her story and some great tips for dealing with crashes and recovery.

Liz Jansen has a wealth of information on her website, check out her post on How to Start Riding After a Motorcycle Accident at http://lizjansen.com/riding-after-a-motorcycle-accident/.

Website: www.lizjansen.com

Motorcycle Law Group - Motorcycle Accidents - Important Tips on How to Handle A Collision - 

For more information on how to handle a motorcycle accident from a legal point of view listen to the episode aired January 2016, where Matt Danielson from the Motorcycle Law Group explains everything you need to know. 

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Feb 17, 2017
The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way | Annette Birkmann
54:05

Annette Birkmann dreamt about riding a motorcycle since she was a little girl, but it wasn’t until she was 30 years old that she got her motorcycle license. In 2006, she realized that she had reached the goals she had set for herself, but still felt unfulfilled, so she quit her job as an associate in a law firm in Denmark to go an an adventure. As she rode through the Americas, she realized that while she left with the assumption that the trip would be her great achievement, she actually came away with much more, “a discovery of my inner strength and a new way of responding to challenges, adversity and conflicts”.

Annette Birkmann is the author of “Rejsen til Mig”, the English title will be ”The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way”, available this year, 2017.

Website: http://annettebirkmann.com/

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Feb 10, 2017
One Million Motorcycle Miles | What You Should Look For in a Motorcycle Seat
50:51

Voni & Paul Glaves - Million Miles on Her Motorcycle & the Mechanic Behind the Scenes

Voni Glaves is one of two women who have ridden over a million miles on a BMW motorcycle. Back in the 1970's, Voni had no idea that women could ride motorcycles, but with encouragement from her husband Paul, she learned to ride just so they could take their kids on motorcycle camping trips. And since then there has been no stopping her. She's ridden through the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand. To date, she has put on almost 1.1 million miles and is riding towards her goal of 2 million miles. And someone important to Voni is her husband and mechanic Paul, who did all the repairs needed while Voni put 1,000,000 miles on her bikes.
Website: http://web.bigbend.net/~glaves/

Custom Fitting Your Bike to Your Body: Part 3

The final segment on custom fitting your bike to your body size with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited. Grant draws on his experience from being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited. In this series, he teaches our listeners about the three areas of your bike that can and need to change to fit your body. In Part 3, Grant discusses the health concerns of stock motorcycle seats and how you can improve your seating to prevent problems down the road.

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Note: Adventure Rider Radio and our guests are not medical professionals and we suggest you speak with your doctor to find out more about the possible effects of motorcycle riding or seats on your health.

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Feb 03, 2017
Wind Powered Chain Oiler | Setting up Your Motorcycle Brake, Shifter and Foot Pegs
01:11:41

Custom Fitting Your Bike to Your Body: Part 2

This week on ARR we're in to Part 2 on custom fitting your bike to your body size with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited. Grant's draws on his experience from being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited. In this series, he teaches our listeners about the three areas of your bike that can and need to change to fit your body. In Part 2, Grant discusses setting up the foot area of the bike, including the brake, shifter and foot pegs. 
Next week: Modifying your seat.

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Aftermarket Foot Pegs 

Scott Wright, off-road racer and co-owner of IMS Products, talks to Jim about aftermarket foot pegs, how they design the foot pegs, what goes in to the manufacturing of high quality foot pegs and they make for a better ride.
Website: www.imsproducts.com

Wind Powered Chain Oiler

A chain oiler that has no moving parts and needs no electrical power or connection to your motorcyle. It's an automatically chain oiler that is powered solely by wind. Jim talks to Mike Steele, inventor of the Motobriiz Chain Oiler about how it works and the benefits of it.
Website: www.motobriiz.com

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Jan 27, 2017
Custom Fitting Your Bike to Your Body | Motorcycle Handlebars | Women ADV Riders
01:12:14

Custom Fitting Your Bike to Your Body: Part 1

This week ARR starts a three part series on custom fitting your bike to your body with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited. Grant's vast background includes being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited with his wife, Susan Johnson. Grant has given many talks around the world as part of the HUBB presentations. In this series, he teaches our listeners about the three areas of your bike that can and need to change to fit your body. Grant discusses setting up the cockpit area of the bike, including the handlebars, windscreen area and levers.

Next week: Foot Controls

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Flexx Handlebars: Cole Townsend | Fasst Company

Website: www.fasstco.com

The Flexx Handlebar absorbs shock and vibration that is transferred to your body, allowing you to ride longer, at a faster pace with more control.

http://www.fasstco.com/collections/motorcycle-flexx-handlebars/products/flexx-handlebar?variant=1859587459

New Online Magazine for Women 

A digital magazine for women riders now available online. Founded by a former backpacker turned motorcycle rider. Check it out here.

Good Adventure Company
Website:
  www.good-adv.com

Good-ADV was founded by J.J. Lewis who is an accomplished adventure motorcyclist with more than 30 years of riding experience. Good-ADV’s mission is to provide a personal adventure experience for all our riders and, in doing so, use those funds for significant, financial support for sustainable life-changing projects benefitting kids and families throughout the US and the world.  We are currently supporting the children in the schools within The Copper Canyon and when you come on our trips, you’ll see the projects and meet the children firsthand.

https://good-adv.com/about-us/

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Jan 20, 2017
Riders Helping Riders | Rox Pivoting Handlebar Risers
55:02

Veterans Back 40 Adventure

Morgan Northrup & Chet Mainwaring

Morgan Northrup was in the army and has served two tours, one as active duty and one as a civilian contractor in the Middle East. He’s also spent several years as a police officer in Tennessee. When he was suffering from depression and anxiety, as a result of his army and police careers, his dad stepped in and bought him a plane ticket to Colorado. There he attended a dual sport motorcycle retreat for veterans dealing with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The experience left him feeling that he now had a new purpose in life, to help other veterans going through the same sort of trauma. Morgan’s trip with the retreat changed his life and he is launching a non profit outdoor adventure organization called Veterans Back 40 Adventure. Starting this year, Morgan’s organization will be taking veterans out on adventure bikes throughout the Northwest back country.

Chet Mainwaring is a PSSOR riding instructor, who’s involved in helping get Morgan’s venture off the ground.

Website: www.veteransback40adventure.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/veteransback40adventure

Rox Pivoting Handlebar Risers

Chris Olin - CEO at Rox Speed FX, Inc
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Jan 13, 2017
7 Great Reasons & Excuses for a Motorcycle Adventure | All Roads Lead to Manchester with Pete Johnson
52:50

Anyone who rides a motorcycle probably knows what it’s like to find any excuse or reason to ride. Some commute to work, some run all their errands using their bike… out of milk? No problem. Even though it’s easier to jump in your car, you’ll put on all your gear just to ride your bike around the corner. Whether it’s a day trip, a weekend jaunt, or perhaps an even longer adventure, it’s always in the back of a motorcyclists mind just what reason or excuse can they find to ride.

Last week we talked about making a resolution to do an adventure this year, and this week we are giving you some good reasons and excuses to justify it.

1. Stuck, Bored & Sick of Work

Lois Pryce: http://www.loisontheloose.com/
Tired of the cubicle job at BBC, in 2003 at 29 years old, Lois quit her job and set out on a solo adventure, riding from Alaska to Ushuaia.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: How I Found What I Wanted to Do in Life

 

2. Escape & Life Change

Scotty Kerekes: Scooter Tramp Scotty
Some go for a few months, some for a few years. Scotty Kerekes has been living on the road for twenty-one years. What started out as a soul searching experience turned in to a lifestyle for him. After being on the road for a year, Scotty realized that there was no turning back. He ended up selling everything he owned except for what fit on his bike, and hit the road… for good.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Living on the Road - Tipping the Scale Between Freedom and Stuff

 

3. Setting a Record

Carl Reese - www.carlreese.net

Carl Reese set out to break the motorcycle record previously set by George Egloff in 1983, who completed the cross country run in 42 hours. Carl broke the record completing the run in 38 hours and 49 minutes.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Endurance Rider Cannonball Run Record

4. Reunite & Reconnect with Friends

 Steve Mason, Raymond Danton & Wilson Hutchison: www.thelongwayup.weebly.com
The three were friends and biking buddies in Southwest Scotland in their teens. They eventually drifted apart to different lives, as many of us do, living in different countries. After over 30 years, a chance encounter brings these friends back together and they once again begin doing bike trips.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Pan-American Highway, Motorbikes & Friends - Good Things Come in Threes

5. Moving

Will Wilkins & Kate Macdonell: http://www.wollongongtowoolwich.co.uk/
After living in Australia for 12 years, Will & Kate were feeling homesick for the UK and decided it was time to go home. They could have just booked a flight and within the day been back home. But, instead they decided to turn a moving chore in to an opportunity to travel.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Getting There is Half the Fun

6. Snow

Doris Wiedemann: www.doriswiedemann.de
Motorcycles are generally associated with good riding weather. And for most riders that probably means sunshine and warm days. But, there are some die-hards who actually really like cold weather and winter riding.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: It’s Snowing - Perfect Riding Weather? 

7. Win a Contest

Pete Johnson: All Roads Lead to Manchester

In this episode, Jim talks to Pete about his theme trip that was realized when he won a ‘Biker Dream’ contest in 2011. Winning meant he had the excuse to do the motorcycle trip he had been planning since 2008, riding from Manchester in the UK to visit 33 towns called Manchester in the United States and Canada. 

Pete is also the moderator of the Chunky Tread Motorcycle Adventure Club on Facebook and Twitter.

Website:  http://unitedstatesofamanchester.blogspot.ca/ 

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Jan 06, 2017
2016 Finale: Setting Adventure Travel Goals | To Mongolia and Back with Derek Mansfield
45:21

This is the time of year many of us are looking to make New Year’s resolutions. It’s a tradition in many countries, to set goals for self improvement or personal gain. 

But, usually these resolutions come with a price - pain. Like having to cut out food you love to lose weight, or the effort of working out to become fitter or maybe cutting out your favourite coffee shop to save more money. All good goals, all with some pain attached to them. Is it any wonder that we forget our new years resolutions as we fall back into everyday life in January?

Instead of setting goals that you see as sacrifice or painful, how about setting a win/win goal? A goal that is achievable, yet fun too. How about a resolution to do at least one trip, one adventure, one outing that stretches your personal comfort zone, yet rewards you with experience. The melding of personal growth with motorcycle adventure. 

But, how to go about it to ensure success? We decided to find out more about setting New Year’s resolutions. We found that in a study at the University of Bristol, Professor Richard Wiseman showed that only 12% of people achieve their goals. Of course, most goals include weight loss, cutting back on alcohol consumption or quitting smoking. The usual. Daunting tasks that are hard to follow through. 

His study showed that men were more likely to succeed if they set definitive goals, instead of general goals such as lose a pound a week instead of just lose weight, or if they focused on the rewards, such as having the opposite sex find them more attractive. Women found it easier to achieve their goals when they shared their resolutions with friends and family. Encouragement not to give up just because they had given in and had some taboo chocolate, goes a long way to being seen as a setback rather than as having failed.

The New Years resolution study resulted in some tips for being successful with your resolutions: avoid previous resolutions, think and plan what your resolution could be, be specific about it and then make only one resolution.

So, this year why not make a fun New Year’s resolution? Make a goal to take that trip you’ve always wanted to do. And do whatever it takes to make sure that you realize that goal. Make a plan, share with friends, focus on the rewards… and get going.

Source: http://www.richardwiseman.com/quirkology/new/USA/Experiment_resolution.shtml

To Mongolia and Back: Derek Mansfield

We’ve heard some inspiring stories this past year… riders who have just decided to travel, for whatever reason, and in any way they could find to do it. They just did it. And not one person came back and said they didn’t get anything out of it.

And in this episode, we have a story to share with you that isn’t exactly a New Year’s resolution, but it’s a goal that Derek Mansfield set for himself, to travel to Mongolia because, well… that’s what adventure riders do. 

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Dec 30, 2016
2016 Adventure Rider Radio Holiday Special
08:25

However you may celebrate the holiday season, we want to wish you all the very best from our home to yours. In this special seasonal episode, we bring you greetings from all of us at Adventure Rider Radio...

Cast:

Jim Martin - Host
Elizabeth Martin - Producer
Sam Manicom - RAW Co-Host
Grant Johnson - RAW Co-Host
Susan Johnson - Guest on RAW
Shirley Hardy-Rix - RAW Co-Host
Brian Rix - RAW Co-Host
Graham Field - RAW C-Host
Pat Field - Graham Field's Book Distributor & Mum

Adventure Rider's Radio version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 
Written by: Elizabeth Martin
Read by: Jim Martin

 

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Dec 23, 2016
Riding For All The Right Reasons: Ken & Carol Duval
01:39:05

In a time when social media and youtube is so prevalent, Ken and Carol Duval are not the norm when it comes to travelling around the world and reporting on their trip. They haven't written a book, they don't submit magazine articles, and they don't have a website. They have a blog on Horizons Unlimited which Ken says they haven't been able to update for a while and they do post on their Facebook page. And although they are happy to share their stories with those they meet or know, and, lucky for us, with Adventure Rider Radio, they ride for themselves, for the experiences, not feeling an obligation to let everyone know what they are up to every day. 
Ken and Carol are on their second round the world trip, with the first one being four years and now they have been out for nine years. Jim spoke to them while they are on a break from their trip in Australia.

Good Adventure Company - Wiel Pender

Mexico’s Copper Canyon Epic Adventure (March 4-11 2017) 
"Good-ADV’s mission is to provide a personal adventure experience for all our riders and, in doing so, use those funds for significant, financial support for sustainable life-changing projects benefitting kids and families throughout the US and the world.  We are currently supporting the children in the schools within The Copper Canyon and when you come on our trips, you’ll see the projects and meet the children firsthand."

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Dec 23, 2016
Lithium Batteries, Motorcycle GPS & Riding With Russian Bikers
01:20:14

 

Shorai Lithium Batteries

Phuc Lam from Shorai Inc, and also an avid motorcyclist, explains lithium batteries in this episode.

Since 2010, Shorai has been the maker of lithium iron phosphate batteries. Shorai LFX batteries are up to 80 percent lighter than equal performance lead acid batteries, which can mean saving anywhere from 2 to 20 pounds, depending what kind of bike you ride. They operate at a higher voltage range and maintain a higher voltage level during cranking, which means your motorcycle starts more quickly. 
The lithium batteries can be charged using a lead acid charger or by using the charger specifically designed for Shorai’s LFX lithium batteries. And the Shorai lithium batteries are compatible with modern motorcycle charging systems.
Easy to install, Shorai batteries come with a three year pro-rated warranty and can be purchased at Shorai dealers or online on their website. 

Website: www.shoraipower.com

Garmin Zumo 395LM

Jim talks with Cesar Palacios, Media Relations Associate from Garmin International
Website: http://www.garmin.com/

** Garmin® Thrills with New zūmo® Motorcycle Navigators
** Source: Garmin Press Release Feb 16, 2016

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the new zūmo 395LM and zūmo 595LM motorcycle navigators. The rugged, weatherproof (*1) models offer Garmin Adventurous Routing™ so riders can select the level of twists and hills on every journey. The zūmo 395/595LM presents innovative features specifically designed for motorcyclists with the introduction of rider alerts, helpful smart features, new streaming music options and much more.
“What’s exciting about the new zūmo models is that they are designed to find those adventurous winding roads that riders typically crave,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The ability to stream Spotify music will also enhance the thrill of every ride.”
Garmin Adventurous Routing™ options elevate the ride by finding routes with curves and hills, while limiting major highways that offer unchanging and often wearisome roads. In order to enhance the adventure, both zūmo models allow riders to control music and media from a compatible smartphone or MP3 player. (*2) The 595 model lets riders stream popular music services2 such as Spotify® and Pandora® right into their headset or helmet (sold separately), offering easy control options using the glove-friendly zūmo screen display.
Garmin recognizes safety as a top priority for motorcyclists – that’s why both zūmo models include new rider alerts to help increase situational awareness. Riders can be notified of upcoming sharp curves, nearby red light and speed cameras (*3), animal crossings and many other useful alerts. In addition, riders will be prompted with relevant state helmet law notifications (US/CAN) when crossing state borders.
The new zūmo devices allow riders to make and receive calls (*4) while their hands remain firmly on the handlebars. Spoken directions can also be heard when paired with a compatible headset or helmet (sold separately) in order to stay conveniently connected during a ride.
The zūmo 595LM model can pair seamlessly with the Smartphone link app (*5) from Garmin to give riders access to new exciting features for motorcyclists. The use of the app allows the zūmo 595LM to conveniently display smartphone information alongside the navigation screen. Riders can view texts, app notifications and other helpful data such as live weather radar and traffic (subscription may be required). Additionally, the new LiveTrack feature lets riders share their ride so friends can track their location.
The new motorcycle navigators offer a rugged, glove-friendly design that can endure fuel vapors, UV rays and harsh weather.1 The bright sunlight-readable display of the zūmo 395LM has a 4.3-inch touchscreen while the zūmo 595LM boasts a high-resolution 5-inch transflective touchscreen display to further enhance visibility. Both devices include lifetime map (*6) updates for North America along with motorcycle-specific points of interest (POIs) such as repair services, dealers and more. The new devices maintain the legacy zūmo features that riders have come to expect. Some of these features include: Dynamic Fuel Stops, which suggests fuel stops based on the distance the rider’s fuel is expected to last; the Service History Log to help simplify bike maintenance records; Roundtrip Routing allows riders to plan their route based on time, distance or location; preloaded Foursquare® data offers millions of new and popular places; and Garmin Real Directions™ guides riders using recognizable landmarks and traffic lights.
The new zūmo series is compatible with Garmin VIRB® action cameras (sold separately) to start and stop recording footage directly from the zūmo display screen. Riders can also monitor motorcycle tire pressure on the zūmo display with the Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor system from Garmin (sold separately).
The zūmo 395LM has a suggested retail price of $599.99 and the zūmo 595LM is $899.99. Both devices are expected to be available in April of this year. For more information, visit garmin.com/zumo.
The zūmo 395LM and zūmo 595LM are the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

*1. IPX7 water rating withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
*2. Music and Media control work with iPhone® 4S or later and iPod touch® 2nd generation or later. Pandora works with iPhone 4S or later and some Android™ devices. Pandora is currently available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Spotify® compatible mobile digital devices and premium subscription required, where available, see Garmin.com
*3. Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions.
*4. Requires compatible helmet, headset or smartphone; sold separately.
*5. Features available via download of the Smartphone Link app. User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Subscription may be required.
*6. Lifetime maps entitle you to receive map updates when and as such updates are made available by Garmin during the useful life of 1 compatible Garmin product or as long as Garmin receives map data from a third party supplier, whichever is shorter. For the meaning of a product’s “useful life” and for other important terms and conditions, please see Garmin.com/LM for details.

Riding With Russian Bikers

If you're a regular listener, you probably know Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix, Aussies Overland, they're regular co-hosts on ARR RAW. We've also had them on the ARR show before, talking about their motorcycle travel adventures and their books. We asked them to come on the show and share a story from their last adventure, which they documented in their book called The Long Way to Vladivostok. Shirley and Brian have written two other books about their trips and you can purchase these books online on their website at www.aussiesoverland.com.au.

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Dec 15, 2016
Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa with Heather Ellis | Motorcycle GPS Navigation
01:04:13

Heather Ellis: Solo Adventure in Africa

From 1993 to 1997, Heather Ellis went on an adventure on her Yamaha TT600 through Africa, and from the United Kingdom to Vietnam. She recently published her book Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, which chronicles her journey in Africa. In her memoir, she shares life-changing stories, both inspiring and entertaining. 

For more information on where Heather Ellis' book is available go to her website at http://www.heather-ellis.com/index.html

GCAG Uprising Luggage System

Source: Green Chile Adventure Gear: https://greenchileadv.com/products/gcag-uprising-luggage-system

This kit will set you up with the full Green Chile Adventure Gear treatment. You will be able to haul up to four bags of your choice. One system that can be rigged for day trips and easily scaled up for an expedition or extended trip.

No expensive bags required. Any bag becomes motorcycle luggage.

The GCAG Uprising Soft Rack is the flagship Green Chile innovation. This unique product is compatible with just about any motorcycle and soft luggage combination that you'd care to throw at it. Adventure bikes, dirt bikes, and cruisers, the Uprising Soft Rack does it all. 

Don't have a rack on your bike? No problem! The flexible soft rack system attaches easily to fenders, footpegs, sissy bars, or your existing rack. Just tighten up the sturdy cam buckles and you're ready to get rigging! Use the versatile combination of runner loops, tensioner straps, and velcro loops to affix any bag you please to any one of over 60 daisy-chain style contact points. 

The Green Chile Uprising Soft Rack will simplify your adventures and have you spending less time battling bungee cords and more time having fun. Sturdy climbing quality tubular nylon webbing, steel buckles, loops, and hand-crafted, made in USA construction won't let you down. 

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Dec 08, 2016
Good Things Come in Small Packages: Small Adventure Motorcycles | Into Iraq with Graham Field
01:21:32

Motorcycle Manufacturers Offer Smaller ADV Bikes

Recently, Honda, Kawasaki, BMW and Suzuki have unveiled their new small adventure bikes. In a bid to entice women, younger and smaller riders, the manufacturers are offering motorcycles that are lighter and with a smaller price tag. 

Carl Parker, publisher of ADVMoto magazine talks about the new adventure bikes that were recently shown at motorcycles shows.

Austin Vince, an advocate for small cc bikes for adventure travel, shares his thoughts on these smaller adventure motorcycles.
 
The smaller 2017 ADV bike line-up includes:
Honda CRF250 Rally
Kawasaki Versys-X 300
BMW G310 GS
Suzuki V-Strom 250

Carl Parker - Publisher of ADVMoto
Website: www.adventuremotorcycle.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADVMotoMag

Austin Vince 
Website: http://www.austinvince.com/
Adventure Travel Film Festival: http://www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com/

Into Iraq- Graham Field

Taken from his book called Ureka, Graham Field tells the story of his efforts to get in to Mosul, Iraq. 
Graham Field is a motorcycle adventure author from the UK, now living in Bulgaria. The author of three books In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka and Different Natures. Books are available for individual purchase or as a replica pannier box set.

Website: http://grahamfield.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graham-Field-Motorcycle-Travel-Author-196758197110476/

 

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Dec 02, 2016
Thirty Years of Two Stroke Travel - Catherine Germillac
01:17:36

Catherine Germillac has been riding the same motorcycle for going on 30 years, a small 2-stroke Yamaha DTMX 125. As a young woman, setting out on a solo motorcycle wasn't a common thing to do in the late 1980's. But being inspired by Ted Simon's Jupiter's Travels, she fell in love with the idea of motorcycling, travel and adventure, purchased her beloved motorcycle, that she calls Desiree, took some lessons and then started riding. She spent 6 years travelling on her bike, taking some time out in Colombia and Ecuador, before continuing her journey to Australia. In this episode, the memories and experiences that Catherine shares about that extended trip really make you understand the essence of her character, feisty, strong, fun and determined.

Good Adventure Company - JJ Lewis

Mexico’s Copper Canyon Epic Adventure (March 4-11 2017) 
"Good-ADV’s mission is to provide a personal adventure experience for all our riders and, in doing so, use those funds for significant, financial support for sustainable life-changing projects benefitting kids and families throughout the US and the world.  We are currently supporting the children in the schools within The Copper Canyon and when you come on our trips, you’ll see the projects and meet the children firsthand."
www.good-adv.com

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Nov 24, 2016
Water Bars, Broken Bones & Rescue | Spencer James Conway in South America
01:09:47

When an Afternoon Ride Turns in to a Rescue Mission

This is the story of a rescue made possible by a satellite communicator, an inReach device. We've used the inReach for some time now, but only have experience with it as a convenient method of staying in contact with family and for checking weather in remote locations. When we were putting together this episode, part of the plan was to talk to someone who had to use their inReach for the purpose of rescue. And while searching for someone with a story, we experienced a rescue mission of our own. 

Jim Martin, show host, and his friend Brent Henry, went for an afternoon adventure ride, on the logging roads and trails on our island. That ride turned out to involve a serious injury and the subsequent rescue mission.

About inReach: We talked at length about both the inReach and Spot on a previous episode, Calling From Help from Above. 

inReach Canada: www.inreachcanada.com
Delorme inReach: http://www.inreachdelorme.com/

Spencer James Conway - Circumnavigating South America

Spencer was the first solo rider to circumnavigate Africa, totally unsupported. He documented his trip using a video camera and at the time had no idea that it would be made in to a six part series called African Motorcycle Diaries where it first aired on the UK Travel Channel.

And now, Spencer is riding around South America, documenting his trip on video, which will once again be made in to a series on the Travel Channel. Jim caught up with him on his trip to see how things were playing out.

African Motorcycle Diaries DVD: https://www.dukevideo.com/prd1950/African-Motorcycle-Diaries-DVD
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Website: http://www.spencer-conway.com/

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Nov 18, 2016
Lifelong Obsession with Motorcycles & North America Travel - Lance Gines
47:39

Lance Gines has been riding motorcycles for about 44 years. Growing up on a farm in Idaho in the United States, he got his first dirt bike when he was 6 years old. Lance taught himself to ride in the horse area where his dad would train horses. Their farm was on the edge of BLM land (public) and two miles from the Snake River Canyon. He gained experience riding in the desert and in the canyon, which led him to buy his first street bike at the age of 14. And that's when Lance went on his first road trip with his father to Montana, Washington and Oregon.

Having a passion for riding since a young age, Lance has raised his kids with motorcycles. He's lucky to have a wife who is as obsessed as he is with riding and he still goes on motorcycle adventures with his dad regularly. 
Lance Gines is the author of Into the Horizon - A Lifelong Obsession with Motorcycles - Vol. 1, and is now working on Vol. 2. Many of the stories in the book are about the unique friendship he has with his father and the motorcycle trips they have done together. 
He's also the owner of Into the Horizon Adventure Motorcycle Tours.

Website: http://intothehorizonadventuremotorcycletours.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Into-the-Horizon-Adventure-Motorcycle-Tours-and-Rentals-592569967538008/

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BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
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Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Camel ADV Products
The ultra durable Camel Tank, is an auxiliary gas tank which gives more fuel range, extending the hours you can stay out and ride.They’re easy to install, and require no pumps or priming. They add 6 to 7 litres of extra fuel capacity and don’t use up any space normally used for other applications. There’s no drilling of your stock fuel tank, and the Camel Tank keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre-line, emptying the fuel from the Camel Tank first using an automatic transfer vacuum. The convenient installation keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre line. Most models of the Camel Tank are compatible with several pannier systems. 
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Nov 11, 2016
Darien Gap - No Through Road | Dylan Wickrama BMW Moto Raft
01:13:05

Dylan Wickrama

Between 2010 and 2013, Dylan Wickrama was on a world trip on his motorcycle. He left with no plans and he had a tight budget. On his trip he covered 210,000 km and road through 80 countries, starting in Switzerland and ending in Argentina. His RTW trip wasn’t about speed, distance or setting records, but it was about exploring the world, meeting people and discovering places.
After 3 years on the road, he reached the Darien Gap in Panama. Considering his options, Dylan came up with a plan to get around the Darien Gap to continue his trip. And that plan involved water, his motorcycle, some oil drums and bamboo poles.
Dylan wrote a book about his adventure called When the Road Ends. It’s available on his website and on Amazon.

Website: http://www.ride2xplore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ride2xplore/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/samarawickrama05

Darien Gap - Jungles, Snakes & Geurillas

Where is the DARIEN GAP?

The Darien Gap is also know as the DARIEN ISTHMUS, an isthmus being a narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas with water on either side. You will find the Darien Gap on the Pan American Highway, nown as the “longest motorable road in the world” in the Guiness Book of Records, a popular route for many motorcyclists. The Pan American Highway can be as long as 48,000 km depending what route you choose to take through Canada and the US, with the most popular routes averaging about 30,000 km. Adventurers often start in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and end in Ushuaia, Argentina, or the reverse. There is no official route in Canada or the United States, but all Interstate Highways in the US have been declared as part of the Pan American Highway. The official Pan American Highway spans from Laredo, Mexico to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Between Panama and Colombia, on the border of Central and South America, you come to the Darien Gap,  just over 160 km (99 miles) long and about 50 km (31 miles) wide of jungle, mountains, swamps and rivers. The only sensible options are to go over it by plane or around it by ship

A Few Basic Facts About Darien Gap:

There are no roads, only foot paths or trails, no street signs. Exotic wildlife abounds, the likes of which most of have never known, such as jaguars, wild boars and venomous snakes. It's hot, muggy, the forest is thick and the mosquitos atrocious. Dangers are everywhere, there are risks of encountering drug smugglers, poachers, guerrillas and paramilitaries in the Darien Gap, which is also a refuge for murderous outlaws. The Darien Gap is home to indigenous peoples known as the Embera-Wounaan and the Kuna.

Why Not Build a Road?

In 1971 and 1992 efforts were made to allow a road to be put through the Darien Gap, but both were stopped due to environmental concerns, of which there are many. There is evidence that the Gap has prevented diseased cattle, which cause foot and mouth disease, from spreading in to Central and North America. The indigenous people are concerned that a road may destroy their cultures.  There is the threat of making the Darien Gap more accessible for drug trafficking and the resulting violence. And there is also the need to protect the rainforest. The Darien Gap has been said to be a natural barrier which protects North America. 

Crossing the Gap

For centuries, the Darien Gap has been a destination and challenge for many explorers and adventurers, and the exploration of it has usually been met with disaster. However, there have been many successful attempts at crossing through the Darien Gap, by two wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles, rocons, motorcycles, bicycles and by foot.
There have been several notable “first of it’s kind” crossings. The first successful crossing in a vehicle was in 1960 in a Land Rover and Jeep. An arduous journey moving an average of only 200 metres or about 650 feet in an hour. It took them nearly 5 months to cross the Gap, as they made their way through the jungle clearing the bush by hand, crossing streams and rivers, making bridges as they went. 
The first crossing in a two wheel drive vehicle was in 1961, by a team using three Chevrolet Corvairs, which took 109 days. They completed the expedition having abandoned one of the cars.
Between 1971 and 1973, the first fully overland crossing was by Ian Hibell by bicycle.
In 1975, Robert L. Webb made the first motorcycle crossing.
Between 1985 and 1987, the first vehicle crossing by land only was made in a Jeep by Loren Upton and Patty Mercier in 741 days, they would return in 1995 to cross the Darien Gap again, this time on Rocons.
Since then there have been more notable crossings made by motorcycle, on foot or by river boats. To this day, any inland routes remain extremely dangerous.
For example, National Geographic Adventure contributing editor Robert Young Pelton and two American backpackers were kidnapped there in 2003 and held for 10 days.
In an National Geographic Adventure interview by Nicole Davis, Robert Young Pelton had this to say:
"The Darien Gap is one of the last—not only unexplored—but one of the last places people really hesitate to venture to... It's also one of the most rugged places.” and “It's an absolute pristine jungle but it's got some nasty sections with thorns, wasps, snakes, thieves, criminals, you name it. Everything that's bad for you is in there."

A Couple of Options for Crossing the Darien Gap by Motorcycle

FLYING PANAMA TO COLUMBIA
- cargo shipping is available with Air Cargo Pack (www.aircargopack.com)
- there are details on their website about shipping the motorcycle and what the required paperwork is
- cargo shipping is also available with Servicarga (www.servicarga.com.pa)
- you will have to arrange a flight for yourself from Panama to Bogota with Avianca (www.avianca.com), Copa Airlines (www.copaair.com) or Viva Colombia (www.vivacolombia.co)
- return ticket required - Colombian law

STAHLRATTE (www.stahlratte.org)
- often talked about in motorcycling circles
- built in 1903 in Holland, the SV STahlratte, a sailing ship, is not a commercial vessel, it is owned by a foundation which was set up in 1984 as a commune
- the purpose of the Stahlratte is as a “traveling platform for group life/experience"
- it is a non profit venture supported by volunteers
- it's a 4 day trip around the Darien Gap, bikes are dropped off the night before the voyage and bike are retrieved the day after arrival
- includes food and beverages, one night hotel before the journey and a bed on board
- more information at www.stahlratte.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/prices-discription-pana-carta-biker.pdf

Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Horizons Unlimited’s forums have good information where some adventurers have taken cheaper routes, shipping the bikes in containers and then meeting up with the bikes through a kaleidoscope of boats and buses. Although cheaper to go this route, it also takes longer and requires some good bit of organization. You need to check your sources out carefully though, as there are some stories of robbery, problems with customs when using smaller boats, etc.

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Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
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Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. (Partnered with PSSOR.com)
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
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Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

 

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Nov 04, 2016
Notes From the Road Vol. IV - Derek Mansfield & Motorcycle Chains
01:27:27

Derek Mansfield - Notes From the Road Vol. IV

This book arrived, quite unexpectedly in our mail box a few months ago. We pondered the paper wrapping and wax seal and thought of what it might be. On opening, we discovered Derek Mansfield’s book, Notes From the Road Vol. IV. It’s a unique book about a journey across west, central and eastern Europe, describing the details and experiences in those places where Derek travelled, and not just the place itself. Derek’s use of words and descriptions are like the thoughts that run through our heads, but we never utter. And when you read them, you are exactly where he wants you to be.

http://derekmansfield.com/derek-mansfield-s-notes-from-the-road-vol-iv/

Motorcycle Chains

Mike Hager from Regina USA and Robert Palmer from D.I.D Chain discuss with Jim Martin, ARR host, the technicalities of motorcycle chains. Some of the topics they cover are what do the numbers mean and what’s the difference between an o-ring chain and x-ring chain.

Mike Hager
Regina Chain USA
http://www.regina.it/
http://www.reginachain.it/

Robert Palmer
D.I.D Racing Chain
http://www.didchain.com/

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Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com 

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com

Camel ADV Products
The ultra durable Camel Tank, is an auxiliary gas tank which gives more fuel range, extending the hours you can stay out and ride.They’re easy to install, and require no pumps or priming. They add 6 to 7 litres of extra fuel capacity and don’t use up any space normally used for other applications. There’s no drilling of your stock fuel tank, and the Camel Tank keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre-line, emptying the fuel from the Camel Tank first using an automatic transfer vacuum. The convenient installation keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre line. Most models of the Camel Tank are compatible with several pannier systems.
Kits available for: BMW F700/800GS, R1200GS, KTM 1190, Honda CRF250L, Africa Twin (coming soon), Yamaha WR250R. Shipping world wide. Visit www.camel-adv.com to order.

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Oct 28, 2016
Lisa & Simon Thomas - Motorcycle Adventurers - Beyond the Point of No Return?
01:50:05

This isn't a story about a long road trip, it's about living on the road. Lisa and Simon don't think about the end of the road, or plan for a flight home, because the road is their home. They usually sleep in a tent, they cook outside, and they wouldn't have it any other way. And after 13 years of living off their bikes, with nature as their kitchen and bedroom back drop, there are no plans to settle down, at least not yet and who knows if ever?

Lisa and Simon are seasoned travellers, they are truly pioneers of the adventure motorcycling industry. When they started riding, social media was non existent, there was no twitter, youtube or facebook. If people were riding around the world, they were doing it at a time when you probably had to learn from books, or by talking to other riders or travellers. Information on motorcycle adventure travel wasn't as prevalent on the internet in 2003 as it is now.

The Thomas' have paved the way for many motorcyclists looking for inspiration or role models. Their knowledge and experience speaks volumes, whether its about connecting with people, fitting in with different cultures, making a living on the road, or cooking a great meal, and they have some great tips and advice for anyone planning or already on their trip, be it solo or as a couple. 

Watch for the book Dirty Dining, An Adventurers Cookbook by Lisa Thomas - coming soon!

Website: http://2ridetheworld.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2ridetheworld/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. (Partnered with PSSOR.com)
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.us & www.advcamp.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Hermy's Triumph - Tires & Cycle
Family owned and operated, Hermy’s Triumph has been around since 1963, one of the oldest Triumph dealers in the United States. The adventure specialists at Hermy’s have been there for generations with over 5 million miles of riding between them.  
Hermy’s Triumph has a full service department, offering service loaners, as well as an online store shipping parts world-wide. To find out more about Hermy’s motorcycles and parts check them out at www.hermys.com.
And visit Hermy’s online store at www.triumphEstore.com and use the code ARR to get 10% off your order plus free shipping in 48 states.
PROMO CODE: ARR

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Oct 20, 2016
The Adventure Trio Returns - Terry, Sandy & Jack Borden
01:27:49

There's a saying that it isn't what you do in life that you will regret, it's what you don't do.  With that thought in mind, the Borden family made a decision to go on a motorcycle adventure as a family. And once they made the decision, they knew there was no turning back.

A trip with the scope of the one they chose to do can be a scary thing, what with having to leave your home, friends, extended family, jobs and everything you know that has become the norm. And then there are the fear mongers, instilling in us all the bad and negative things that 'could' happen to us while we explore new territories. And the people who care for us that will worry while we're gone. And on the other end of the scale are those who encourage us, tell us it's the best thing we will ever do, that there is so much to do and experience in the world, and that it will change our lives forever.

In 2014, the Bordens left on their adventure, and they spent 15 months travelling through Mexico, Central and South America. Terry, Sandy and Jack share their experiences and stories which inspire and reassure us that this kind of trip will influence you incredibly, change your life and the way you think, for the better.

Website: www.adventuretrio.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwAdventureTriocom/107613740630

Alberto Lara & Naomi Tweddle - MotoLara - Adventure Calendar

Calendar available at http://www.motolara.com/2017calendar/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear.
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag.
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Oct 13, 2016
Adventures Not of the Ordinary Kind | Rider Skills - How to Turn Your Bike in Tight Spots | Sam Manicom Tours USA
01:30:03

This week we talk to Oliver Solaro aka Brokentooth, who is always up for a challenge, especially when it comes to his KLR 650 and ice or water. Bret Tkacs, motorcycle riding instructor from PSSOR gives some great tips on how to turn your bike in tight situations. And Sam Manicom gives us a ride report on his motorcycle tour in the United States.

Oliver Solaro - BrokenTooth - A KLR 650 & a Pontoon Boat?

Oliver Solaro doesn't let much stop him from enjoying life, and from doing what he wants to do. For Oliver, it's all about having fun and doing things most people wouldn't even dream about doing. He's been on several different winter trips on his motorcycle, and now he's modified a pontoon boat to carry his KLR 650 on his latest adventure. He casts an unusual appearance as he wears a cavalier hat with a feather, as he travels the waters in Ontario on the boat. Oliver plans to trace some of the route that the explorer, Samuel de Champlaine, the founder of Quebec City and an important historic figure in Canada, travelled when he founded New France. We know what you're asking... what exactly is Oliver doing? And how does a motorcycle and a boat go together?
Facebook: Oliver Solaro
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bwokentoof/
Website: http://www.thebrokentoothproject.com/

Rider Skills - Turning Your Bike in Tight Spaces - Bret Tkacs 

Bret Tkacs, a professional motorcycle instructor for 18 years, has a wealth of information and experience when it comes to understanding how to maneuver your bike in any situation, both on and off road. In this episode he gives a lesson on how to turn your bike in tight spaces. The next time you find yourself riding on a tight trail or in a hair raising narrow situation, you can put some of Bret's tips in this episode to good use.
Website: www.pssor.com

Power turns
Slide turn
Pivot turn (& Standing pivot)
Trail turn (limited space with hills)

Manual turns
Side stand turn (Shovel, Rock & Wood)
Head pivot (GS boxers)
Handlebar pull

Assisted turns
Z-drag
Winch
Tow strap pivot

Sam Manicom - Tour USA 2016

Sam Manicom is a world traveller and the author of several motorcycle adventure riding books. He seems to always be on the go and it's difficult to keep up with everything he's doing! So, Jim caught up with Sam last week, this time as he is riding in the United States, presenting and attending events. 
Website: www.sam-manicom.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdventureMotorcycleTravelBooks/ 
https://www.facebook.com/sam.manicom.5

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. (Partnered with PSSOR.com)
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.us & www.advcamp.com 

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com

Hermy's Triumph - Tires & Cycle
Family owned and operated, Hermy’s Triumph has been around since 1963, one of the oldest Triumph dealers in the United States. The adventure specialists at Hermy’s have been there for generations with over 5 million miles of riding between them.  
Hermy’s Triumph has a full service department, offering service loaners, as well as an online store shipping parts world-wide. To find out more about Hermy’s motorcycles and parts check them out at www.hermys.com.
And visit Hermy’s online store at www.triumphEstore.com and use the code ARR to get 10% off your order plus free shipping in 48 states.
PROMO CODE: ARR

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Oct 07, 2016
Tips from the Experts: What to Consider When Buying a Motorcycle - Grant Johnson & Lawrence Hacking
01:14:49

The Bike or Not the Bike? That is the Question

There are so many different options on the market when it comes to purchasing an adventure motorcycle, something suitable for everyone or any adventure, but when it comes to choosing the best bike for you, there are a lot of things to consider. 

To get some advice on the things you should be looking at or thinking about while you're at the dealer or perusing the used ads, we went to a few experts in the motorcycle riding field to get their opinions on how to choose your next adventure bike. And while there is no definitive answer for any rider, they had some great tips to help make the best choice for you and for the intended use.

Grant Johnson
Horizons Unlimited
www.horizonsunlimited.com

Lawrence Hacking
Overland Adventure Rally
www.overlandadventurerally.com

Chris Scott  
Author of Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
https://adventure-motorcycling.com/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

 

More of our best at Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast

Sep 30, 2016
Motorcycle Riding Dogs & Is It the End of the 650 Single Cylinder?
01:34:57

Only a Rider Knows Why a Dog Sticks His Head Out of a Car Window 

 Who doesn’t love their furry friend going everywhere with them? You take them in your vehicle, on hikes, for walks, they sleep in your bed (don’t deny it), and for many, they are simply one of your best friends, even like family. 

But, what if you aren’t taking the four wheeled transport, what if you are riding your bike to the store or on a trip? If you love your bike and you love your dog, there are options for bringing them both along for the ride. There are dog carriers, goggles and helmets available to keep your dog safer on a bike. Even a custom kevlar motorcycle suit made by seamstress, Aileen Toynton in the UK. And for the bigger pooch, you can invest in a sidecar to give them more space.

There’s no doubt, that traveling with a dog does have it’s challenges and rewards, and there are some sacrifices to be made along the way as well. We talked to Stuart and Janell Clarke who have been riding with their dogs on the back of their bikes for over two years and to Ara Gureghian who has had his best friend, Spirit travelling beside him in his sidecar for over ten years. And these riders wouldn’t have it any other way. Their friends riding with them, feeling the wind in their fur… er, hair… and if you asked the dogs, we’re sure they would say it beats sticking their head out of a car window any day!

Stuart & Janell Clarke - The Pack Track

Stuart and Janell Clarke have been travelling for two and a half years with their dogs through 23 different countries. Starting out in Sydney, Australia in 2014, they say that travelling with the dogs has made their adventure unique, creating some lasting memories.

Stuart and Janell have some great tips about crossing borders, accommodation, the paperwork involved, dog care while on the road and more. It’s not as difficult as you might think! They’ve also designed their own dog carrier for the back of a motorcycle called the Pillion Pooch. 

Twitter: thepacktrack
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thepacktrack
Website: www.thepacktrack.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/ThePackTrack 

Ara Gureghian & Spirit - The Oasis of My Soul

Spirit has been riding in Ara Gureghian’s sidecar for over 10 years. They’ve travelled all over the United States and in to Canada. It’s become a way of life for them as they move from place to place, living on the road most of the time. Ara and his companion, Spirit are in sync with the way they live and Ara has got to know his friend very well. So, he has some resplendent insight in to extended travel by motorcycle with dogs.

Website: www.theoasisofmysoul.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Oasis-of-my-Soul-133399976670953/
Book: Freedom on Both Ends of the Leash
Rex Specs: www.rexspecs.com

Aileen Toynton - K9 CleanCoats 

Aileen Toynton is a Scottish seamstress that makes one piece dog suits and she has designed a kevlar motorcycle suit, the first ever of it’s kind in the UK. She was contacted by a motorcyclist who wanted to take his dog along in a sidecar, but wanted the dog to be as safe as possible. And after sourcing out the kevlar and figuring out how to work with the heavy material, Aileen came up with a one piece kevlar suit that protects dogs while riding. Aileen takes orders from all over the world, so be sure to contact her with your dog measurements and keep the pooch safer!

Website: http://www.k9cleancoats.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K9CleanCoats/?pnref=lhc

End of the Big Singles?

Zac Kurylyk, motojournalist for Canada Moto guide, has a theory that the 650 thumpers or large single cylinder adventure bikes are on the verge of disappearing from the manufacturers lineups, which could explain the lack of updates from these aging dualsport platforms. He wrote an article called ‘The End of the Big Thump’ which supports this thesis. Jim Martin contacted Zac to discuss the possibilities of the 650 single cylinder dual sports going extinct.

Canada Moto Guide: www.canadamotoguide.com
The End of the Big Thump: http://canadamotoguide.com/2016/09/19/the-end-of-big-single-cylinder-thumpers/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. 
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.uswww.advcamp.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Sep 23, 2016
Two Wheeled Nomad - Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford & Royal Enfield Motorcycles
01:43:25

 Two Wheeled Nomad / Royal Enfield

Two years ago we had Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford, Two Wheeled Nomad, on ARR. At the time Lisa was a newbie to riding, and the trip was just in the beginning stages. Recently, Jim talked with Lisa and Jason about what they've been up to as they plan the next leg of their adventure. Where are they headed to and is there any end in sight to their moto adventure?

And on the heels of the grand opening of the Royal Enfield North America headquarters and first flagship showroom opening, Jim had the opportunity to discuss the future of the Royal Enfield motorcycle with Siddartha Lal, CEO of Royal Enfield and Rod Copes, President of Royal Enfield North America. Will an adventure bike be coming to North America?

Two Wheeled Nomad - Lisa Morris & Jason Spafford

Two years on the road, and still going strong, Lisa and Jason talk about their adventures and future plans. Lisa is a travel writer and Jason is an adventure photographer, both freelancing on the road to help keep up their nomadic lifestyle.
Website: https://twowheelednomad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twowheelednomad/

 

Royal Enfield - Siddartha Lal & Rod Copes

 

* From Royal Enfield News Release: Milwaukee, Wis. (Sept. 12, 2016)

Royal Enfield North America Cruises Into Milwaukee With the Opening of North American Headquarters and First Flagship Showroom

Oldest Motorcycle Brand in Continuous Production Focuses Efforts in North America

It was a historic day for Royal Enfield, the fastest-growing motorcycle brand in the world, as it marked the opening of its first flagship dealer experience in Milwaukee, the heart of the North American motorcycle community.
 
Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal and Rod Copes, president of Royal Enfield North America, addressed the crowd, including VIPs and dignitaries, at the grand opening event this past weekend. 

“Royal Enfield is focused on delivering a ‘Pure Motorcycling’ experience to consumers. Our motorcycles are classically styled, simple, evocative and fun to ride. Royal Enfield creates a unique experience for riders that is approachable and unintimidating,” Copes said at the press conference. “This is the brand’s first stand-alone showroom location in the U.S., which brings to life the 115-year heritage of Royal Enfield – a history we’re very proud of.”

The company has also selected Milwaukee as the location of its headquarters and currently employs a staff of 20.

“Myself and the rest of the Royal Enfield global leadership are committed to the North American region,” Lal said. “Since 2010, we have increased production from 50,000 units to 500,000 units globally, and we are expected to produce 675,000 by the end of this fiscal year. North America is key to the contribution of that global growth.”

Royal Enfield North America will be continuing the brand’s storied history with the unveiling of its North American model lineup, featuring single-cylinder engines currently up to 535 cc. Available models at the 226 N. Water St. showroom include:

•The Classic 500 – timeless colors and classic styling ideal for exploring a city or cruising a country road. 

•The Continental GT – a light and nimble motorcycle that boasts an aggressive riding position for an exhilarating ride.

•The Bullet 500 – in production for seven decades with its unmistakable appearance and distinctive exhaust note, this model delivers a classic, vivid sensory experience on every ride.
  
About Royal Enfield: 
The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-size motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With more than 50 percent growth every year for the last five years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working toward reinventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.
  
Royal Enfield exports to over 50 countries across the world including the USA, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many motorcycling events and rides globally, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the world at the lovely beaches of Goa – and the Himalayan Odyssey, the most arduous motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the Himalayas. Royal Enfield also conducts the popular “One Ride,” where people around the world ride out on their motorcycles on the first Sunday of April.

To learn more, visit www.royalenfield.com/USAwww.instagram.com/
royalenfield_na/ or www.facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica/.

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www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

 

Sep 14, 2016
HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS - A Story of How Harley Davidson Was Started
45:21

An interview with actor Bug Hall, who plays Arthur Davidson in "HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS", a Discovery Channel 3 part mini series which premiered on September 5, 6 & 7. Now available for viewing on Discovery Go online video portal at https://www.discoverygo.com/harley-and-the-davidsons/

Listen to this week's episode:

Bug Hall is an avid motorcyclist, having ridden about 1,000,000 miles. So, it comes as no surprise that Bug was the perfect choice to play the role of Arthur Davidson, one of the founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He talks to Jim about Discovery Channel's production of a historically authentic show, the making of one of the United States most successful motorcycle companies, that's been around since 1903, well over 100 years. Harley Davidson has almost become a household name, there aren't very many people who won't know what it is when they hear the words.

Arthur Davidson (Played by Bug Hall) - Discovery Channel bio

The youngest of four brothers, Arthur is Harley-Davidson’s sales manager. A natural communicator with a reputation as a practical joker. Arthur deploys his charm to win powerful allies and secure the loyalty of customers and dealers alike. Born in Milwaukee in 1881, Arthur attends the same school as Bill Harley where they become close friends – Arthur’s gregariousness complimenting Bill’s quiet intelligence. Aged 15, Arthur begins his working career, taking a job with a local manufacturing company as an apprentice patternmaker. Before long, Arthur and Bill start tinkering with gasoline engines at home, hoping to attach one to a bicycle. Seeking investment and the skills of a top machinist, Arthur writes to his brother, Walter, enticing him to return to Milwaukee by promising him a ride on their new motorized bicycle which in reality hasn’t yet been built. When their rivals Indian motorcycles and Excelsior found their own factory racing teams, Arthur locks horns with Walter and Bill Harley who want to meet them on the track, because he’s worried about the damage racing accidents could cause their brand. Horrified by the death of his friend, Eddie Hasha, in 1912 at the height of the motordrome craze, Arthur writes passionate editorials against board track racing in the company’s ‘Dealer’ magazine, imploring his salesforce to refuse deals with the promoters. In the 1910s and 1920s, Arthur criss-crosses America and the English-speaking world, with his wife, Clara, establishing a formidable network of Harley-Davidson dealers which will help secure them as the largest motorcycle company in the world. After the death of his brothers, William and Walter, and their friend Bill Harley, between 1937 and 1943, Arthur is the last remaining founder still working at Harley-Davidson until he and Clara are tragically killed in a car crash in 1950.

From the Discovery Channel - Press Release:

A Harley-Davidson is more than a motorcycle. It is a symbol of Americana, built from the ground up by founders Walter and Arthur Davidson and their friend Bill Harley. But the road to success was not exactly smooth – filled with innumerable obstacles, ruthless competitors and extraordinary risks. Together these three young men, the sons of blue-collar immigrants, gave everything they had to ensure the survival of the company they founded. But just how far would 

Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions. For Walter Davidson, the venture was a chance to escape from the confines of society – to ignore the rules and build a bike that could go anywhere and ride hard. For Arthur Davidson, it was an opportunity to finally make good on his name. And for Bill Harley, the bike gave him hope to break free from his overbearing parents and apply his talent as an engineer.

Built in a shed out of Milwaukee, these motorcycles were able to survive nearly every condition imaginable. And Walter certainly put the bikes to the test. His ferocious ambition propelled him to become a top motorcycle racer while competing in the deadly competitions sweeping the nation. Walter’s daredevil exploits put Harley-Davidson on the map – and while risky – pushed the company to eventually overtake their archrival competitor, Indian, which had a stronghold on the market.

But the founders also faced an underlying moral question – just how much would they risk to become successful? Racing could often have deadly consequences, especially with the rise of the hazardous motordrome competitions sweeping the country.

Fuelled by ingenuity, innovation and design, the founders of Harley-Davidson faced off against their much bigger rivals. If things couldn’t get any more difficult, the Great Depression hit and the motorcycle industry was decimated. But Harley-Davidson continued to defy the odds with their forward-thinking business ideas.

HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS looks at how the founders continued to grow its loyal following like no other competitor– whether it was securing the American Army contract and teaching riders how to make repairs on the field to embracing boisterous motorcycle clubs across the nation. They would eventually channel all their resources with their biggest risk yet – creating the world’s first superbike, a state-of-the-art racing machine for the masses.

Walter, Arthur and Bill cemented Harley-Davidson’s reputation as a builder of bikes that goes anywhere, could ride hard and ignored all the rules.  It’s a legacy that has endured over 100 years – and at the heart of the brand and its loyal riders.

Discovery Channel: www.discovery.com
Discovery Go: www.discoverygo.com/harley-and-the-davidsons/
Harley and the Davidsons Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harleyandthedavidsons/
Bug Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bug_Hall?lang=en

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Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent anADV prepped bike and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. 
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.us 

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Sep 08, 2016
Elspeth Beard - First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World
56:22

In 1982, twenty-four year old Elspeth Beard decided to set out on a round the world trip on her motorcycle. Having finished up three years of architectural studies, and with some changes in her personal life, she saved up about £1000 and then shipped her 1974 BMW R60/6 to New York where she began her journey.

Elspeth regals and inspires us with some stories of her experiences and misadventures as she travelled 55,000 km until she returned to the United Kingdom in 1984, becoming the first English woman to ride a motorcycle around the world. With lessons learned from coping with everything from dysentary to stolen valuables, Elspeth proved herself a brave woman who will let nothing stop her from achieving whatever she wants.

http://www.elspethbeardarchitects.com/projects/munsteadwatertower.html

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Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Music: http://audionautix.com/

Sep 02, 2016
Motorcycle Books - Resource, Preparation and Entertainment & California Lane Splitting Made Legal - Will it Pave the Way?
01:05:51

Between 1440 and 1450, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. But, history shows that printing has been around long before Gutenberg's invention. As early as 220, the Chinese were block printing, putting ink on wooden blocks and pressing them on cloth and then hundreds of years later, on paper.

Before the press was invented, Europeans either painstakingly copied written word by hand or used a method similar to the Chinese block printing called Xylography. Both were laborious and time consuming, and because of this, book choices were limited and costly. But, it was Gutenberg who facilitated books being mass produced throughout Europe at a fraction of the cost. 

So, it's with thanks to Gutenberg that we have so many books available to us to learn or to immerse ourselves in for pleasure. Authors can take us on adventures, to the places they have been, describing the sights, sounds and smells in such vivid detail that we feel we are there, experiencing it for ourselves. We also read inspirational books that teach us to appreciate life, to feel good and get the most out of it we can. And books that teach us about things, show us how-to or teach us some much needed skills.

For going on to 2000 years, humans have been reading the written word. We are so fortunate to have books easily available to us, to keep a book on the shelf to read over and over again or to refer to when we need to know something. There's something special about holding a book in your hand and turning the page. Or, the next best thing, for those of us limited in space, or travelling, or just trying to keep costs down, are downloadable eBooks. Or if you are tight for time, you can listen to someone read a book on CD or download it to hear it. 

And, of course, since motorcycles are our passion and yours, we have been lucky to have some fantastic authors on our show and have compiled a list of some of these authors. But, there are many, many authors out there who we haven't had on the show, who have written valuable, informative or just plain entertaining books. Peruse your local book store, or check out some authors websites. Pick a book, or two, and put up your feet and take a trip to South America, India, Africa, Europe or wherever your heart desires, plan a motorcycle adventure, or learn a thing or two about riding or repairs.

Guest: Graham Field talks about books and Bulgaria - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

California Lane Splitting Made Legal - Will it Pave the Way?

California is the first state to legalize motorcycle lane splitting in Bill No. 51. David Hough, author of Proficient Motorcycling and other books, comes on to ARR to talk about this new bill, what lane splitting is and what it's going to change, if anything.
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB51

Author List (in no special order)

Ted Simon: http://jupitalia.com/

Sam Manicom: http://www.sam-manicom.com/books/

Graham Field - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

Sjaak Lucassen: http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/

Dr. Gregory Frazier: Amazon

Ara Gureghian - http://theoasisofmysoul.com/

David Hough - Amazon

Steve Mason - Amazon

Mike Fitterling - http://www.roaddogpub.com/

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix - http://www.aussiesoverland.com.au/

Bernard Smith - http://worldtour.org.uk/

Linda Bootherstone-Bick - http://www.lindab.id.au/

Lois Pryce - http://www.loisontheloose.com/

Robert Wicks - Amazon

Carla King - http://carlaking.com/

Glen Heggstad - http://www.strikingviking.net/

Nathan Millward - http://www.nathanmillward.com/

Nick Sanders - http://www.nicksanders.com/

Simon Pavey - http://www.worldrider.com/blog/

Jeremy Kroeker - http://www.oscillatorpress.com/

Allan Karl - http://www.worldrider.com/blog/

Zoe Cano: http://www.zoecano.com/


ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Aug 26, 2016
A Dream to Ride the World | Rider Skills: When the Going Gets Stuck
01:33:16

Anna Grechishkina left Kiev, Ukraine in July, 2013 to follow her dreams of a trip around the world. Having fallen in love with motorcycling in 2005 when she got her license through the arduous Ukrainian licensing system, she started to take trips that were weeks to a few months long to different countries with friends. It seemed logical to morph in to a longer trip, perhaps a year or two riding around the world. Anna began to look in to an alternate bike, one which she hoped would be more suitable for the kind of riding she wanted to do. And after some time spent negotiating and convincing, KTM supplied her with a motorcycle. 

Anna doesn't claim to be rich or a highly experienced rider, in fact she says she had only $1000 in her pocket when she left Ukraine and says she is a cautious and responsible rider. Not seeming to be a high risk taker, Anna still decided to ride this much bigger bike than what she was accustomed to, thinking that if the trip was meant to be then it would all come together. 

Three years later, Anna is grateful to have travelled to many countries and to all those who have helped her realize her dream. And as she begins the next leg of her trip to Africa, Anna is working on a book to share her experiences of travelling the world and meeting the people who make our earth such a wonderful place.

http://www.ihaveadreamrtw.com/

https://www.facebook.com/anna.grechishkina.3?fref=ts


When the Going Gets Stuck - Rider Skills - Bret Tkacs

How to get out of sand or mud when your bike gets buried or you get “stuck in a rut”. What tools, techniques and methods can you employ to get unstuck?

Tools:

Z-drag system
  2 - pulleys
  Anchor strap
  Bike strap (flat straps used for tie-down are ideal
  Non-stretch utility cord (rope)
  Two climbing carabiners
  Two prusik loops

Extrications tools
  1” flat strap (for towing or pulling)
  Collapsible shovel
  Winch system (Warn XT 17)
  Hatchet, ax or large knife (for cutting wood or branches for ground support)
  Bike tie down loops or short rope loops (for hand holds)

Improvised tools
  Logs or boards for supporting raised bike
  Boards or rods for leverage
  Large rocks for leverage points or “roll back” brake
  Tarp, plastic orcloth for surface integrity
  Branches, bushes
  Friends or bystanders
  Other vehicles
  Rock or flat board for side stand pivoting

Detailed Instruction - How To

Focus on deep mud and sand:
  Unload the bike as much as possible.
  Dig out one side from the tires.
  If needed, place a dispersed surface down before tilting bike over.
  Push the bike over onto it's side so that tires are elevated.
  Trench out a path in front of the tire path of travel (critical).
  Fill the trench with something to prevent sinking.
  Rock, tarp, branches, wood, clothing.
  Stand the bike back up and ease it out under power (important to know how to work the grey    zone).

Bonus help
  Have someone (s) pull from the front of the bike using straps or rope.
  Tie the rope as low on the bike as possible so you lift as you pull.
  If anyone “pushes from the rear it is more often helpful to have them press straight down with all  their weight to increase traction rather than push forward”.
  Tie off to another vehicle to help as a tug.
  Set up a Z-drag system to offer leverage advantage.
  Use a winch system.
  Often “rocking” the bike with the clutch to get things moving helps.

The Don’ts …

  Don’t get excited and throw the clutch out too fast and break traction.
  Don’t get intimidated and fully disconnect power unless you get a total loss of traction (if the  wheel is spinning you have lost traction).
  Don’t “push” the bike and work harder than needed, use as much motor as possible.
  Don’t dig yourself in deeper by spinning the tire.
  Don’t rush your set up before you start to recover yourself.

The Do’s
  Do take as much time as needed to prepare the exit.
  Do make the exit as smooth and level as possible.
  Do adhere to safety (after all, being hurt and stuck is worse than just being stuck).

Listener Exercise

1. Work on perfecting your clutch control by finding a hill that is slick and practice starting from a stop.
2. When you can no longer start from a stop have a friend apply all their weight to the back of the bike by pressing straight down.
3. From the same location experiment by changing the surface by adding…
     Rock
     Branches
     Old clothes
     Tarp
     Wood
4. Dig a small trench only a few inches deep and about a foot long with a very shallow exit and try again.
5. Practice tipping your bike over far enough to raise the wheels off the ground and then picking it back up.

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Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Aug 19, 2016
Holding Your Water - Motorcycle Adventure Liquid Storage: Oil, Water & Fuel
01:14:41

Water weighs in at  8.34 pounds per US Gallon or by the litre its .7 kg or 1.6 pounds, and humans need on average of 2.2 - 3 litres of water per day.
When we are packing for a motorcycle adventure, water and fuel are often left to the end to be fitted into whatever space remains, but considering the weight and bulk of liquids, not to mention the challenge of leakproof containers, perhaps it should be our first consideration.
And now that you have all that bulk and weight in water you still may need extra fuel storage. Fuel weighs less than water but still ranks high on your list of consumables for weight. 
So what do you do about all this weight and bulk of the extra water and fuel on your bike without making it feel like your riding an overloaded scooter? 

Guests:

Sam Manicom: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://www.sam-manicom.com/

Graham Field: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://grahamfield.co.uk/

Sjaak Lucassen: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/

Cory Hanson: Camel ADV Products http://www.camel-adv.com/ 

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Aug 12, 2016
Lyndon Poskitt - Races to Places Motorcycle World Travel
49:14

Lyndon Poskitt is a passionate motorcyclist who has spent many years racing motorcycles, with the apogee being the Dakar Rally in 2013. He decided he was ready for something different and planned to travel around the world to different places, racing when the opportunities were there. He sold most of his possession and two years ago he set out on his self built custom adventure bike, which he calls Basil. 

For Lyndon, this has been quite the adventure, he's been travelling unsupported, racing Basil, doing his own repairs and maintenance and he's still on the road, looking for races in different places.

Twitter: lyndonposkitt
Facebook: Lyndon Poskitt Racing
Website: www.racestoplaces.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/adventurespec

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Aug 04, 2016
Sjaak Lucassen - Time, Endurance & Distance - Riding the Motorcycle You Love for any Adventure
46:47

Sjaak Lucassen, from The Netherlands, is a long distance motorcycle rider. He’s put a lot of miles on his bikes, notably between 2001 and 2006 he put 250,000 km (160,000 m) on a Yamaha YZF-R1. Not a bike you would expect someone to ride around the world. When it comes to choosing a bike to ride on an adventure, Sjaak says just to ride the bike you love.

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Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Jul 28, 2016
How I Became A Motorcycle Adventure Junkie - Dr Gregory Frazier
52:09

Dr. Gregory Frazier has been described as "America's #1 extreme motorcycle adventurer." He's an author, moto journalist, photographer and a documentary film maker. And he's a motorcycle adventure junkie.

He wrote the book "Motorcycle Adventurer" about the first real adventure rider, Carl Stearns Clancy, who circumnavigated the globe in 1912-1913, and he shares some secrets about this book with ARR. He talks about myths and untruths about motorcycle adventure, and how the internet can give misinformation about which he says, "never let the truth get in the way of a good ride tale".

In Dr Gregory Frazier's latest book DOWN AND OUT IN PATAGONIA, KAMCHATKA AND TIMBUKTU, he tells how he became "motorcycle adventure junkie" and he shares some tips and tricks that has fed his "addiction”.

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.