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.
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