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Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Radio Show and Podcast

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Dec 29, 2017

ARR RIDER SKILLS: Hand Strength & Stamina

Instructor: Bret Tkacs
Having a strong grip is an important part of motorcycle riding to ensure you have proper control when it comes to the front brake, clutch and throttle. And when we stop riding for the season in the winter, or for other reasons, we need to make sure to maintain the strength in our hands, or when it comes time to ride again, you may experience weakness or hand cramping, especially in heavy traffic or when riding off-road. Bret Tkacs explains how to maintain your hand strength in the off season and how it affects your riding.

Episodes that Inspired, Educated or Made us Laugh

The end of the calendar year is when we often take the time to reflect on the past year and look ahead to what we hope to accomplish. Reflections can help us choose and plan goals, as we think about events and achievements in the year that has just passed. So, of course, we looked through the episodes we’ve produced this year, the guests we’ve had on and had a great time listening to excerpts from some of the shows. We’ve learned a lot, felt sad at times, have been inspired, and even laughed out loud at some of the stories we’ve heard. It’s been a rewarding year for us and we hope you’ve enjoyed the variety of podcast topics. 
We’re grateful to all our guests for sharing their stories, and we can’t pick our favourites, well, because we just like them all! But, we’re going to share a few with you to reflect on what a great year 2017 has been. 

To listen to the full episodes, follow the links below:

Elspeth Beard: Lone Rider: Globe-Trotting Before the Internet
Luke Gelmi: An Oblivious Adventure in Africa on a Royal Enfield
Alanna & Mike Clear: In It For the Long Haul: Motorcycle Travel & Secrets of Lasting Relationships

Show Sponsors:

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

Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support

Dec 21, 2017

At 72 years old, Linda Bootherstone-Bick, a folk music musician, has a truly inspiring attitude when it comes to travel. Born in the UK, she now calls Australia home, and it’s the base she returns to after her adventures. She has a unique thought process and method of travel which every person should try to aspire to.

The author of three motorcycle travel adventure books, she’s been riding a motorcycle for over 50 years. Linda recently returned from a 3 month trip to Uganda, where she bought a mechanically challenged Yamaha 125 motorcycle. She dealt with the temperamental bike’s breakdowns, loss of important personal items, challenging roads and more.

Linda Bootherstone-Bick is the author of three books: Into Africa with a Smile, Where Angels Fear to Tread & Three Wandering Poms (Bootherstone and Griffin)

Linda's books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle form. 
Website: http://www.lindab.id.au

Show Sponsors:

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

Music: Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com

Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/

Support this free podcast by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support

Dec 15, 2017

David Woodburn is from Australia, and he’s been doing trips on a motorcycle since he was 17 years old. In 1986 he met Emy in the Philippines, where they worked together doing volunteer work. They married, returned to Australia and managed to pull together enough money to buy a well used motorcycle. Soon Amy discovered she was pregnant, and their daughter, Mattea was born. Finding it difficult to find work, the loaded their motorcycle with a sidecar and started their journey in 1990. They travelled around Europe and Africa until Mattea was 11 years old, and ended up settling in Miami, Florida, which was the biggest culture shock for them. Now almost two decades later, they live in Georgia and run an independent workshop specializing in older BMW and British motorcycles.

Show Sponsors:

Max BMW
BestRest Products
Green Chile Adventure Gear
Motobriiz
IMS Products

Music: Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

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Dec 8, 2017

20 Years of Horizons Unlimited: Grant & Susan Johnson

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Horizons Unlimited, a resource for adventure travellers, especially motorcyclists. Founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson, their website, forum and events around the world, inspire people to follow their dreams and travel to far away places.

Grant and Susan have touched so many people, making a huge difference in their lives, bringing like-minded people together. They’ve travelled extensively themselves, riding around the world 2-up. Through their experience and knowledge, they have created an invaluable resource for novice and experienced riders alike. A place where you can learn, ask questions, share information, help other riders, and tell your travel stories to people who are more than happy to hear about them.

And after 20 years of being an integral part of the motorcycle community, we asked just a few of the many riders who have been inspired by Horizons Unlimited to tell their story about how they have been influenced by HU and Grant and Susan. It’s the least we can do, as we are so grateful to have found them, and to have had both of them on our shows, and Grant as a regular co-host on RAW.

On behalf of all riders, travellers and adventurers who feel fortunate to have found you: Thank you, Grant and Susan!

Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com

**Special thanks to our guests that shared their stories about Horizons Unlimited with Adventure Rider Radio:

Ekke Kok & Audrey Allenspach-Kok: www.ekke-audrey.ca

Heike (and Filippo) Fania: www.2livethedream.com

Maria and Alistair Robinson: www.franglais-riders.com (Maria is also an HU Facebook and website moderator.)

Brent Carrol: https://www.facebook.com/LovingLivingAdventuring

Show Sponsors:

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

Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

Dec 1, 2017

 

It’s commonly said that you need to slow down to see more while travelling, well how about speeding up to see more? Helen Lloyd has done just that. She’s an engineer in the UK who loves travel, writing and photography. And she’d spent much time travelling on a bicycle until she decided to get a motorcycle. After riding through Africa on her bicycle she returned years later on a Yamaha XT225, and she discovered that moving faster meant slowing down. She shares with us how motorcycle travel changed her experience of Africa.

Website: http://www.helenstakeon.com
Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDlv93OHSPtrsTuEAP_GQhA

ARR RIDER SKILLS: Turning Around on Your Motorcycle

Everyone at some point runs in to the situation where they have to make a tight u-turn or turn around, in both high and low traction situations. Tight turns can be unnerving and dropping a bike is a strong possibility when attempting to turn your bike around. We discuss some simple methods using rider skills we’ve already talked about in previous episodes that help you turn around without coming to a complete stop and backing up.
Instructor: Bret Tkacs from PSSOR

Show Sponsors:

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

Music by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

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