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Dec 30, 2016

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 23, 2016

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

 

Music: Feels Good To Be - audionautix.com, Wish Background - incomptech.com

 

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Dec 23, 2016

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."

https://good-adv.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Copper-Canyon-Flyer-2017-Fconv.pdf
www.good-adv.com

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Some of the music on ARR can be found at: www.audionautix.com

 

Dec 15, 2016

 

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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Some music on this episode by: www.audionautix.com

Dec 8, 2016

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. 

Be sure to check our Gallery and Video sections to see the Soft Rack in action. Custom colors and modifications available – just ask us! Bring Green Chile along to spice up your next adventure.

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Music: www.audionautix.com

 

 

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Dec 2, 2016

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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Sound Restoration: http://themixroom.tv/
Music: www.audionautix.com

 

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