This week we talk to Oliver Solaro aka Brokentooth, who is always up for a challenge, especially when it comes to his KLR 650 and ice or water. Bret Tkacs, motorcycle riding instructor from PSSOR gives some great tips on how to turn your bike in tight situations. And Sam Manicom gives us a ride report on his motorcycle tour in the United States.
Oliver Solaro doesn't let much stop him from enjoying life, and from doing what he wants to do. For Oliver, it's all about having fun and doing things most people wouldn't even dream about doing. He's been on several different winter trips on his motorcycle, and now he's modified a pontoon boat to carry his KLR 650 on his latest adventure. He casts an unusual appearance as he wears a cavalier hat with a feather, as he travels the waters in Ontario on the boat. Oliver plans to trace some of the route that the explorer, Samuel de Champlaine, the founder of Quebec City and an important historic figure in Canada, travelled when he founded New France. We know what you're asking... what exactly is Oliver doing? And how does a motorcycle and a boat go together?
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Bret Tkacs, a professional motorcycle instructor for 18 years, has a wealth of information and experience when it comes to understanding how to maneuver your bike in any situation, both on and off road. In this episode he gives a lesson on how to turn your bike in tight spaces. The next time you find yourself riding on a tight trail or in a hair raising narrow situation, you can put some of Bret's tips in this episode to good use.
Pivot turn (& Standing pivot)
Trail turn (limited space with hills)
Side stand turn (Shovel, Rock & Wood)
Head pivot (GS boxers)
Tow strap pivot
Sam Manicom is a world traveller and the author of several motorcycle adventure riding books. He seems to always be on the go and it's difficult to keep up with everything he's doing! So, Jim caught up with Sam last week, this time as he is riding in the United States, presenting and attending events.
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