Reflecting on 2014 Adventure Rider Radio
Adventure Rider Radio host Jim Martin takes a step back in time to reflect on the past episodes of 2014 on Adventure Rider Radio.
You'll hear some real nuggets from ARR's previous guests and some things that will likely surprise you. Jim talks about each clip before playing it so you get a better feel for what is going on.
All episode from 2014 are available for download, free by visiting http://www.adventureriderradio.com
Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection with Allan Karl
Food and motorcycles. What do the two have in common? Well, listen to Allan Karl’s story about his search for truth and his dream of exploring the world. Of how he linked food and motorcycles together as he travelled solo through five continents for three years on his motorcycle. After facing a crossroads in his personal life and selling everything he owns, he rode his BMW 62,000 miles through 35 countries, experiencing both highs and lows during his adventure. He then chronicles his journey in his new book “Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection”. Host, Jim Martin, asks Allan to explain how he came about writing a book about motorcycles and food. Believe it or not, there is a connection.
Bonneville Go or Bust with Zoe Cano
Meet Zoe Cano from England. A determined woman with no long distance riding experience, who realized her dream of riding across North America on a Triumph Bonneville. With no money and no time, and no way to get her beloved motorbike across the Atlantic Ocean, she dreamed and planned for four years to realize her adventure of riding on the ‘roads less travelled’ across the United States.
In 2012, with just a T100 for company, she travelled over 9000 km in the hottest summer on record. In a book she never planned to write, Zoe shares her incredible experiences in her book “Bonneville Go or Bust - on the roads less travelled”.
Zoe’s blog: www.bonnevilleadventure.blogspot.com
Published by: Road Dog Publications http://www.roaddogpub.com/node/427
Jolandie Rust - South African Motorcycle Adventurer
Meet Jolandie Rust, affectionately known as Jo, who inadvertently became the first woman to circumnavigate the entire African continent riding solo on a motorcycle. Really, it wasn’t her original plan, but circumstances changed her goals, just a bit. From pedal power to motor power, Jo tells a story about overcoming fears and living her dream. Starting out on her bicycle, she got part way through her trip before she was the victim of an armed robbery. She returned home, but not feeling defeated she was able to purchase a used BMW F650GS Dakar, learned to ride and then Jo began her journey again and travelled over 45,000 km through 28 countries in just 18 months. But, she hasn’t stopped there. She is now training for her next challenge… well tune in to hear all about it. An inspiring story of determination and perseverance, join show host Jim Martin, as Jo regales us about her many adventures in Africa.
On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio we speak with Don Parsons about his style of motorbike travel with a pickup, trailer and of course his motorcycle as well as the tremendous benefits of using local forums for trip planning.
In the second segment of the show Jonathon Gibson talks about riding his 1969 Royal Enfield from Sydney to London and how the “maintenance heavy” bike makes for an overall richer experience.
Don Parsons, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada
400 Day North American Motorcycle Adventure - With a Twist
A man and his motorcycle…oh, and his truck and his camper. Phew! Half way through his North American adventure, Don shares with us the advantages of travelling with his truck and trailer, and stopping at interesting riding destinations on the way. He talks about how local web forums in Canada and the United States provide the ultimate planning tool for the moto-adventurer. Motorcyclists passing through get intimate local knowledge on things to do and see, roads not to be missed, places to camp out and also provide the opportunities to meet local motorcycle riders.
Top 30 Motorcycle Rides by Mike Jacobs www.northernontario.travel/motorcycle-touring/the-top-30-motorcycle-roads-in-ontario
726,307 Kms / 451,306 Miles of Motorcycle Rides in 83 Countries www.bestbikingroads.com
Jonathan Gibson -
In 2012, Jonathan Gibson rode a 150 cc Honda motorcycle around South America. And now, riding his vintage motorcycle, a ’69 Royal Enfield, the same make and model bike his grandfather rode at his age, Jonathan is traversing solo from Sydney to London.
Often moving at the pace his motorbike dictates, he set out looking for the answers to help him understand a family tragedy. Jonathan rides to help raise funds for Beyond Blue, an Australian charity that helps people deal with depression and anxiety. The best part for Jonathan? He loves his old, and sometimes broken down, Royal Enfield and the adventures they share together.
Jonathan’s Website www.theanswerisalwaysyes.co
Beyond Blue www.beyondblue.org.au/
Brian Rix has been riding motorcycles since he was young on his father’s farm near Victoria in Australia, mustering sheep during his school holidays on a motorbike. Passionate about travel, he dreamed of travelling around the world on a motorcycle. Lucky for Brian, his wife Shirley Hardy-Rix enjoyed riding pillion and agreed to go along for the ride.
So in 2003, Brian, a career policeman and Shirley, who had her own media business, took time off from their normal middle class life and fulfilled their lifelong ambition of motorcycling around the world on a BMW 1150GS. In one year, they traversed 27 countries and rode more than 56,000 kilometres.
And then in 2011, Brian and Shirley, both now retired, shipped their 2008 BMW 1200GS Adventure to Santiago, South America and rode from the bottom of South America to the top of North America, then through Western Europe and Southern Africa, visiting 5 countries altogether and covering over 80,000 kilometres. All in 16 months.
They have shared their adventures by writing two books, “Two for the Road” and “Circle to Circle”, an inspiration for anyone who wants to experience the world by motorcycle, especially happy couples riding pillion.
Join us as we talk to Brian and Shirley, a spirited couple who decided to live life to the fullest and just do the ‘big trip’ they dreamed about.
The Fastest Man Around the World by Motorcycle
Nick Sanders is the Ultimate Long Distance Motorcycle Rider
Nick is certainly the long distance motorcycle rider, but if you think hes all about just getting on a bike and riding it, well you haven't got to know Nick. On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio Nick discusses his own technique for LD riding and some much deeper subjects about the ride. Your ride.
Find out mmore about Nick Sanders at his website.
Daniel Rintz was born in East Germany at a time when world travel was impossible for his family, but as he entered his teen years the wall fell and Daniels world fell wide open for adventure. Rintz missed nothing in this experience and embraced travel whole heartedly and is now riding adventure motorcycle around the world with Joey, the love of his life.
With a rough plan, a motorcycle and NO MONEY Daniel and his friend Lars depart for an around the world adventure with a bizzare twist. That they plan to make money to pay for while enroute and have virtually no safety net.
The film - Somewhere Else Tomorrow is a well crafted piece with stunning photography and thought provoking narrative. A must-see.
Visit Daniel Rintz's website at www.open-explorers.com to buy the movie or learn more about Daniel and his quest for adventure.
VISIT THE ADVENTURE RIDER RADIO WEBSITE for more information.
Group VS Solo Adventure Motorcycle Travel
The pro's and con's of group versus solo travel.
Bill Hooykaas and Greg Powell with their Two Ways Down presentation from this year's HUBB meet in Ontario, Canada and ARR host Jim Martin and adventure rider and photographer Brent Henry discuss their experience and things to consider when traveling with a group and solo.
Mondo Sahara with Austin Vince
Chasing Breadcrumbs through the Sahara Desert with Austin Vince
ust one cacheSeven friends go chasing breadcrumbs through the worlds most desolate and remote location. Missing just one cache of food and fuel buried at random GPS points by a friend with a 4x4 truck could mean death. Austin talks about why this group of friends would do something like this.
Why you ask? Because its there.
Simon Pavey goes back to Dakar for 2015. Simon talks about his life as the owner of Off Road Skills - the official BMW training centre for the UK.
Also, exclsuive off-road riding tips straight from the master himself for Adventure Rider Radio listeners.
Simon discusses workiing with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on Long Way Round.
Jeremy Kroeker on Traveling South America and the Middle East
Jeremey Kroeker lives in Canmore Alberta but travelers the world and has a unique and light hearted way of relating to it. Jeremy talks about his two books on his moto journeys and his view of the world.
Ontario HUBB Travelers Meeting
Adventure Rider Radio host Jim Martin stops by the Ontario, Canada Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting to see what happens behind closed doors - and open ones at that. :)
Jeremy Kroeker http://www.motorcycletherapy.com
Horizons Unlimited Travlers Meeting http://www.horizonsunlimited.com
Border Crossing by Motorcycle with Grant Johnson
Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited on how to handle border crossings, muggers, fixers, bribes, cons and other border problems with some insider "secrets" on getting through the border with as little trouble as possible.
Crossing borders by motorcycle can be fun an interesting using Grant's methods and advice.
Lisa Morris / Jason Spafford & Graham Field.
Lisa Morris began in 2012 as a new rider only to jump in with both feet with her partner and experienced rider Jason Spafford. Did she manage to cope and if so, how. Listen-in.
Also Graham Field may be starting a new motorcycle fashion and you heard it here first - on Adventure Roder Radio.
2 Ride the World - part two
Heres the second part of Simon and Lisa Thomas talking about adventure travel, 11 years on the road, broken bridges and a broken neck, best motorcycle tires for their trip, motorcycle choice, panniers and much more. After eleven years on the road Simon and Lisa have wealth of information on overland motorcycle travel for us. Don't miss this one.
Harold Olaf Cecil from Giant Loop tells us how two guys with an idea developed a successful motorcycle packing system that is now found around the world. Harold and ARR host Jim Martin talk about the merits of moto clubs and one reason we NEED to be involved with one.