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Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle podcast - The voice of moto travel, is motorcycle adventure travel around the world. Experienced moto travellers and industry motorbike pros with tech tips, instruction and stories of adventure motorcycling with host, Jim Martin on the most popular adv rider podcast in the world. Every Thursday a new episode brings motorbike travel stories and information for all motorbike enthusiasts. Inspirational, motivating and educational.
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The Voice of Moto Travel

Nov 27, 2015

From the beginning of time people have set out on journeys of discovery and adventure in search of new lands, riches, food and sometimes I imagine, just for the sake of discovery with no idea or concept of an outcome. Perhaps with just the resolve that it WILL bring change and that change will mean good things to come.

All great things, large and small have be borne of journey’s mated with discovery of one kind or another. 

And it’s in hindsight that the journeys are seen as “good causes” - rarely in the moment.

Most journeys have not only changed the lives of those whom experienced the journey first hand, but others as well. Sometimes through the discovery itself, new lands foods or ideas and other times just through connection and information and the telling of the story.

The cynical observer may describe a motorcycle journey as a narcissistic hoarding of time and resources for lofty intangible ideas that benefit of now one. Yet when we hear these journeys that others have taken it fuels our imagination, jumpstarts ideas and creative thought for our own life and provides a window through which we glimpse, even if for a moment another way.

Not all journeys are planned, some come about  through an event or outside forces. Michelle Lamphere is one of those adventurers.

 

Michelle Lamphere was born is South Dakota, Sturgis South Dakota. And yes that is the famous Sturgis that each year attracts hundreds of thousands of bikers to celebrate, well, I’m not sure what they are celebrating but it’s a big gathering and a huge party. Anyway, Michelle grew up seeing the event for both good and bad grow each year and because of that motorcycles were just a way of life for her.

But riding for Michelle was limited to short runs on her Harley Davidson and the desire to meld the bike with adventure travel didn’t come until a stranger came to town. And when he did Michelle’s life took an unexpected sharp turn.

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Nov 19, 2015

Shirley Hardy Rix and Brian Rix are seasoned world travellers and they have most recently been on a trip which includes Russia and the Stans. We’ve had them on the show in previous episodes giving us mini updates as to how their journey was going, and now, being back again in Australia, they have come on the show to share an incredible trip report including, at least our first introduction to, ’the forest people’ and how a motorcyclist travelling through their region was robbed and murdered. 

 

So, if you like mysteries and have ever been curious about motorcycle travel in Russia, bike shipping, internet access and how to overcome language barriers with one tiny book, then be sure to listen to this fascinating account of their experiences.

Website: www.aussiesoverland.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aussiesoverland/

 

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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.

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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.

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, visit

www.aerostich.com.

 

 
 
Nov 12, 2015

On October 28, 2015, the National Insurance Crime Bureau released a report on United States motorbike thefts.  In 2014, there was a total of 42,856 thefts reported, compared to 45,367 in 2013, a decrease of six percent. Great news, especially as motorcycle sales increased by four percent in the same period.

 

The top 5 motorcycle stolen (by manufacturer):

1. Honda

2. Yamaha

3. Suzuki

4. Kawasaki

5. Harley Davidson

 

Most motorcycle thefts occurred in August (4965) and the fewest were in February (1978) indicating a weather influenced pattern, which remains consistent with previous years.

 

With the cost of many motorcycle models now being $20,000 US or more, they have become a valuable target for thieves. The stolen bikes are either sold whole, stripped down for parts resale or reconstructed in to another motorcycle. Many parts, including frames, can be easily altered and reused. As such, there is a low recovery rate for stolen motorcycles, approximately 25-30 percent.

 

Wanting some great answers on bike security, we figured the best place to turn to were the people who ride, the experts who have travelled to many different destinations in the world, and who would have the experience first hand on how to protect your motorcycle and gear from thieves.

 

Sam Manicom is an adventurer and author that has travelled extensively. He completed an eight year and 200,000 mile (322,000 km) motorcycle adventure around the world, through 55 countries.

www.sam-manicom.com

 

Graham Field has been travelling for over 25 years. Overland motorcycle travel is his passion. He’s travelled around the world, and has written several books about his experiences.

www.grahamfield.co.uk

 

Grant Johnson is a world traveller and co-founder of Horizons Unlimited, an information hub for motorcycle travel.

www.horizonsunlimited.com

 

Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian Rix have been on several extended motorcycle adventures around the world and are the authors of several books.

www.aussiesoverland.com.au

 

 

 

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, visit www.aerostich.com.

 

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Nov 5, 2015

Pan-American, Motorcycles & Friends - Good Things Come in Threes

 

This is a story about friendship, trust and adventure. Steve Mason, Raymond Danton and Wilson Hutchison 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 together. After a few short adventures, they decide they are ready for something bigger and they take on the Pan-American Highway in February 2015. After about 5 months and 34,000 km (22,000 m) they still remain good friends with great memories and stories to tell.

 

Website: www.thelongwayup.weebly.com/

 

Jupiter’s Travellers & the Ted Simon Foundation with Iain Harper

 

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ted Simon Foundation, Iain Harper, comes on to ARR and explains what a Jupiter’s Traveller is, and how it came about. He also share some news exclusive to ARR.

 

Website: www.jupiterstravellers.org

 

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

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

www.good-adv.com

 

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