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Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast. Travel Adventures, Bike Tech Tips

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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Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Radio Show and Podcast

The Voice of Moto Travel

Jul 28, 2017

What's your preference? A motorcycle GPS or smartphone APP? Perhaps you're someone who still likes traditional paper maps. We've talked to Cesar Palacios from Garmin, Guido van Eijsden, APP developer of Scenic and Sam Manicom, world moto traveler, adventurer and author, and got some great information to help you make an informed decision.

Motorcycle GPS:

Cesar Palacios, Media Relations Associate from Garmin International.
Website: http://www.garmin.com/

Smartphone APPS:

Guido van Eijsden, developer of motorcycle navigation app, SCENIC.
Website: www.motomappers.com
http://www.motomappers.com/blog/iphone-motorcycle-gps-8-things-to-consider/
http://www.motomappers.com/blog/best-motorcycle-apps-gps-navigation-ride-tracking/ 
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1089668246 (App store URL)

Paper Maps:

Sam Manicom - Author of motorcycle adventure books: Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns & Tortillas to Totems - www.sam-manicom.com

Show Sponsors:

Max BMW
BestRest Products
Green Chile Adventure Gear
Motobriiz
IMS Products

Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

Jul 20, 2017

 

Don’t modify anything on your bike until you consider this…

Industry expert Warren Milner is an adventure rider, writer and worked at Honda Canada for 30 years, working closely with product planning and R&D developing new models. In this week’s episode Jim and Warren Milner discuss how information on the internet may incorrectly encourage or influence your decisions when it comes to motorcycle modifications. 

Rider Skills

Energy conservation:

Realization… just participated in the butt stomper 24 hr race and was brutally reminded of the value of energy conservation.

A bike in motion is better than picking one up:

  • Getting stuck
  • Picking them up
  • No motion induced balance
  • Better traction

Fatigue makes everything harder… rested means:

  • Clear decisions
  • More confidence
  • More deliberate riding
  • Less risk

It’s the details in training that can make a difference:

  • Poser skills training
  • Rolling dismounts
  • Standing when stopping (handlebar stops)
  • Reduced energy stops
  • Less movement means less energy burn
  • “drop it and walk”… training to avoid injury with style

Immersion training:

BDR training in July and Aug 2017: PSSOR

  • Learning to travel light to reduce fatigue while learning
  • Learning to read and ride terrain the requires less riding effort
  • Less stalling, less fear, and the comfort of professional staff

Rider skill practice:

The bar stop:

  • Learning timing
  • Mastering clutch/power delivery
  • Utilizing balance and neutralizing weight to stop and continue
  • Building confidence
  • Most important… conserving energy

Show Sponsors:

Max BMW
BestRest Products
Green Chile Adventure Gear
Motobriiz
IMS Products

Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

Jul 13, 2017

There are many possible causes for why your motorcycle is vibrating, and David Hough, author of Proficient Motorcycling, and Walt Fulton join Jim Martin to offer their knowledge and experience with vibration issues. 

David L. Hough: David has been riding motorcycles for more than 50 years. He's travelled extensively by motorcycles in North & South America, central Europe, the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. While employed at The Boeing Company in Seattle for more than 36 years, he mostly commuted to work by motorcycle. Combining his travel and commuting experience, he became a highly skilled rider and continues to share his knowledge through various magazine publications and several books, including Proficient Motorcycling.

David is a certified motorcycle safety instructor and has taught motorcycle training courses. He's been an influence in the development of courses by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Sidecar/Trike Education Program.

An award winning author, David L. Hough was inducted in to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his lifetime efforts towards motorcycle safety.

Walt Fulton: Owner and Head Instructor of Streetmasters Motorcycle Training Workshops in Corona, California.

"A former three-time winner at Daytona and team racer for Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki and Suzuki, he was a featured rider in the documentary "On Any Sunday." He is a BMW Legends racer, a professional motorcycle accident reconstruction expert, motorcycle journalist and a private riding instructor. He has worked as an editor for Cycle Guide, Cycle World and Motorcyclist magazines and a contributor and the performance tester for Motorcycle Consumer News. He has logged over a million miles on the road and track." ~~Source: http://www.streetmasters.info/about_us/index.html

Dealing with handlebar vibration? Check out our episode with Cole Townsend from Fasst Company: 

http://www.adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2017/1/19/custom-fitting-your-bike-to-your-size-motorcycle-handlebars-women-adv-riders?rq=cole%20townsend

Show Sponsors:

Max BMW
BestRest Products
Green Chile Adventure Gear
Motobriiz
PSSOR
IMS Products
Motobird Adventures

Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

 

Jul 7, 2017

When Ginamarie Austin tired of looking at the back of her husband on a bike, she decided to get her own bike. Being of small stature, they settled on a TW200 and both Ginamarie and her husband Russ fell in love with these bikes and soon became part of a community of TW200 riders, going on short adventures. After a couple of years of health related family commitments, Ginamarie and Russ went on a trip on their TW200's, enjoying back road riding and adventure travel at a slower pace than the big bikes, a well deserved holiday. On returning from their trip, both Gina and Russ were ill, Gina recovered but when Russ didn't it was discovered that he had Stage IV lung cancer. Russ asked Ginamarie to fulfill their dreams of an extended motorcycle trip, something they had been planning to do on retirement. 

In a matter of weeks, Ginamarie lost Russ to cancer. She tells an inspiring story of her commitment to Russ, reminding us of the things that really matter. Her motorcycle adventure, which she planned for herself and to honour her husband's memory, turned out to be something altogether different than what she thought it would be.

Ginamarie Austin's Blog:  http://www.twowheelstwofeet.com

Show Sponsors

Max BMW
BestRest Products
Green Chile Adventure Gear
PSSOR
IMS Products
Motobriiz

Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

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