Freedom on Both Ends of the Leash
Ara Gureghian & Spirit
Ara & his rescue dog, Spirit, have been camping and living full time on the road for the last 10 years in North America, following the good weather and the sights Mother Nature provides. He began his trip as therapy for both himself and Spirit, after the loss of his son, Lance. Riding “Old Faithful”, their 1996 GS R1100 with a sidecar, Ara says they are just starting their adventures, and they have plans to keep on riding and living on the road.
Listen to this great interview, where this man is open and honest about life and his feelings. A thought provoking talk with Ara that will leave you thinking about your next adventure and how you will go about doing it.
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Robert Wicks Robert was born in South Africa and started riding motorcycles at the age of 16. He has always had a passion for adventure and has climbed Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. He is an experienced paragliding pilot and has visited more than 50 countries, many of them on two wheels. Following military service and university he worked for South Africa's leading publishing company and was then appointed as the head of marketing communications for the Superbike World Championship in Rome and London. His career in Motorsport has continued with Suzuki in MotoGP and latterly with the Powerboat P1 World Championship where he is currently the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing global expansion and development of the world's largest one-design powerboat race series. He is the author of four successful adventure motorcycling books and also has a passion for aviation matters. In 2014 his Heathrow Manual was published and was a top seller in Amazon's aviation category for several months. Robert is a regular speaker at adventure motorcycling events and contributor to adventure motorcycling publications.
Crash Bars How good are your crash bars? Your mounting points may be the deciding factor when buying crash bars but there is so much more to know. What should you be asking when buying a set of crash bars?What should a weld look like? Should a tube be round or flat? On this episode, we talk to Jeremy LeBreton and Erik Seymour of Altrider in Seattle, WA and get the goods on crash bars.
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Elisa Wirkala has done a fair bit of motorcycle adventure travel. On this episode Elisa talks about frugal travel on small displacement bikes in South America.
Melanie Cowpland is taking her autistic daughter to Africa on a motorcycle. What lies ahead could be sensational but will be trying.
Peru may be the ultimate adventure motorcycling destination. Alberto Lara and Naomi Tweddle share their travel experience about Peru.
Find out more about Naomi and Alberto at their website. http://www.motolara.com
• Huaraz - Huascarán National Park:
◦ Llanganuco Lakes
◦ Paron Lake
◦ Wilcacocha Lake
◦ Punta Olimpica Pass
◦ Portachuelo Pass
◦ Pastoruri Glacier
◦ Chavin de Huantar Archeological Site
• Kuelap ruins near Chachapoyas (Amazonas Region)
• Gocta Falls near Chachapoyas (Amazonas Region)
• Islas Ballestas in Paracas on the coast "Peruvian Galapagos"
• El Señor de Sipan Archeological Site in Chiclayo (Lamballeque Region on the coast)
• Chan-Chan Archeological Site in Trujillo (La Libertad Region on the coast)
• And your typical touristy spots:
◦ City of Cusco & Sacred Valley
◦ Lineas de Nasca
◦ City of Puno & Lago Titicaca
◦ City of Arequipa
◦ City of Cajamarca
◦ City of Ayacucho
◦ Machu Picchu
◦ The Amazon jungle: Iquitos, Tarapoto, Puerto Maldonado, Pucalpa, Manu National Park, Pacaya-Samiria National Park
Routes we mentioned:
• Angasmarca to Mollepata to Pallasca (dirt) - La Libertad Region
• Chugay to Aricapampa to Pataz (dirt) - La Libertad Region
• Dead-end road to Calemar from El Pallar (dirt) - La Libertad Region
• Road from Pomabamba to Yanama (dirt) - Ancash Region
• Cañon del Pato (dirt) - Ancash Region
• Cascas to Contumazá (dirt) - La Libertad Region
• Nazca to Cusco (paved) - Nazca/Cusco Regions
• Celedín to Chachapoyas (paved) - Cajamarca Region
• Panamerican Highway south of Nazca (paved) - Nazca/Arequipa Regions
Official websites to find out more about traveling and what to do in Peru:
• Visit Peru http://visitperu.com/nuevo-visitperu/english/index.php
• Peru Travel http://www.peru.travel/?internacional
Motorcycle rentals and tours in Peru: (most of them based in the South of Peru: Cusco)
• Peru Moto http://www.perumoto.com/en/
• Cusco Moto Tour http://www.cuscomototourperu.com/
• Peru Moto Tours http://perumototours.com/
• Motorcycle Tours Peru http://www.motorcycletoursperu.com/peru-tours-en/rentals_motorcycle_cusco_peru.php
• Peru Motors http://www.perumotors.com/English/RentalsPM.html
• Peru Motorcycle Tours http://www.perumotorcycletours.com/
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Meet Jacqui Furneaux, a dedicated housewife and nurse, who found that life had changed as she approached her 50th birthday. Jacqui, who has a love for travel decided to embark on an a year’s journey, backpacking in Thailand and South-East Asia then to Pakistan and India. There she met a Dutchman who inspired another change for her. She bought herself a Royal Enfield to celebrate her birthday, and although none of it was planned, she decided life was too short and she took a chance.
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Nate Hudson, an experienced rider since the age of 16, is about to take a 17,000 mile trip to promote Allstate’s “Ride for Awareness”. On this road trip he will cross all 50 states to raise awareness about the role that motorists play to help protect motorcyclists. Nate has some surprising statistics that prove how important this campaign is.
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Samuele Marcora, is an avid motorcyclist and the Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Kent, UK
Sam Marcora has been an adventure rider since he was fourteen years old. He is now grown up and the Professor of Exercise Physiology at the University of Kent, UK.
Sam travelled 13,000 miles, just shy of 21,000 Kilometres from London England to Beijing China with 14 other riders ona GlobeBusters Expedition to study the eefects of fatigue on the body of motorcyclists doing long distance travel.
On this episode:
Is coffee effective at combating fatigue?
How long before you need to stop for a break?
Does riding make us fat? and much more...
Sam Marcora http://adventure-motorcycling.blogspot.ca/
Music in this episode:
Title Track: Neurosis Of The Liver
Album: Cullah The Wild
URL: URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/MC_Cullah/Cullah_The_Wild/04_-_Neurosis_Of_The_Liver
Ted Simon talks about his life, his world famous motorcycle book, Jupiter's Travels and his view on adventure travel and what adventure means to him.
It is a great conversation that covers areas we haven't heard anywhere else. Including, quite possibly, answers to previously unanswered questions like, what prompted the great motorcycle trip in Jupiter's Travels.
Some of Ted's friends drop by to wish him a happy birthday including Iain Harper from Jupiter's Travellers.
Make sure you get Ted Simon's photo book of Jupiter's Travels called Jupiter's Travels in Camera. A photo essay of the original trip in Jupiter's Travels.
The name Touratech is well known among, especially, BMW fans but not the name Herbert Schwarz. Find out why.
Herbert Schwarz is not your typical CEO. He does run an expanding business with three hundred plus employees but his real passion is what got his company started - adventure motorcycling. Find out what Herbert says about what he'll do if work prevents his riding.
In 1995 Carla King rode a Russian Ural motorcycle around the borders of the United States as an experienment for her, a publishing comany and Ural America. After endless breakdowns and problems Carla, the Ural and the sidecar made the trip but not until many parts where replaced on route. Carl wrote her book American Borders about the trip. On this episode Carla talks about her book and motorcycle adventures in general.
Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited gives a chain adjustment instruction guarenteed to turn your difficult chain adjustment into a five minute breeze. :)
Graham Field talks about his new book preprint amazing offer - visit http://grahamfield.co.uk
Carla King: http://carlaking.com
Grant Johnson: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com
Glen Heggstad had some tough beginnings, including foster homes and living on the street. He travelled at the age of 16 and joined a bike gang in his early twenties but soon changed his ways and took up martial arts. Learning progressed to teaching and soon Glen had the most successful martial arts school in his area and became well respected for his school and his work with troubled youth.
Glen then decided to retire from martial arts competition and loaded his motorcycle for adventure heading south for Tierra del Fuego. Except it didn't quite work out as planned, Glen was captured in Colombia by rebel guerrillas and held prisoner. He was tortured, starved, beaten and abused during his five weeks in captivity but he managed to stage his imminent death which won him freedom.
After that horrific ordeal he didn't even go home, Glen had his original goal still in his sights and never let go. - He rode to Tierra del Fuego as planned. Incredible story.
Visit Glen Heggstad's website at http://www.strikingviking.net
Ups and Downs of One or Two Bikes
The ups and downs between riding with two bikes or one for two riders.
Brian Rix and Shirley Hardy-Rix discuss the things to consider with Jim Martin. You'll be surpised what they say.
Tiffany Coates Grand Adventures continued from last week. We left her in Timbuktu on the previous episode, so listen in to see where she ends up next.
We also talk with Ben de Boer, founder of Motortourer, the company “building the world’s largest online social community solely dedicated to bikers around the world” - quite possibly the next Facebook for bikers?
And Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited on packing light and avoiding common mistakes for travel.
Packed with great information and stories, don’t miss this episode!
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Tiffany’s Website: www.tiffanystravels.co.uk
BMW short documentary on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCaCl-G3RFg
Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com
Part 1 of Tiffany Coates' Grand Adventures
Considered the world’s foremost female bike adventurer, Tiffany Coates has covered more miles than any other solo female rider. She’s a well travelled motorcyclist, visiting many countries and having ridden over 200,000 miles. In 1997, Tiffany and her best friend Becky took a crash course for beginner motorcycle riders, got their licenses and few months later Tiffany set out on her first bike trip of many to come. Now an international freelance motorcycle guide, Tiffany is still always on the lookout for adventure on two wheels.
BMW short documentary on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCaCl-G3RFg
Rachel Lasham and Ed March’s C90 Adventures
Hunkered down in Canmore Alberta Lasham and March ride through the Candian winter.
Here’s proof that you don’t need a big motorcycle to have a real adventure. Ed and his trusty Honda C90 have travelled around the world, visiting 36 countries and covering over 70,000 miles.
Seven months ago, Ed and Rachel Lasham from England, began a journey from Alaska to Argentina each on their own Honda C90.
They don’t just want to make time though, they decided to take a side trip to explore Canada from coast to coast, adding almost 20,000 km to their trip. Although it’s the middle of winter, they aren’t letting that stop them!
Ed and Rachel regal us with stories of their adventures, people they meet and challenges they face (perhaps cold weather camping could be one of those…brrrrr!) A couple of fun loving folks, they are creating memories to last a lifetime, both for themselves and everyone they meet.
Ed’s Website: http://www.c90adventures.co.uk
Rachel’s Blog: http://wanderonahonda.co.uk
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Alex Chacon - Viral Adventure Motorbike Video
36 countries in 500 days in just under 3 minutes. Hard to believe? Really. Meet Alex Chacon, an adventure motorcyclist who travelled from Alaska to Argentina and captured all the places he visited on a Gopro. When Alex returned from his great adventure, he produced his “Around the World in 360 Degrees - 3 Year Epic Selfie” video on Youtube and it went viral, having millions of views! This is a must see that will inspire travel in just about anyone.