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/