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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Jul 9, 2015
Fifty Years on The Road with Linda Bootherstone-Bick

Linda Bootherstone-Bick has travelled the world by motorcycle for over fifty years and continues to ride. For her upcoming seventieth birthday she is planning to ride South America and be with friends playing her music.



On this episode Linda talks about what a lifetime of motorbike travel feels like to her. Linda has never lived a "normal" life as such so she may be the most seasoned moto-traveller you'll ever hear. 


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Jul 2, 2015
Lois Pryce | How I Found What I Wanted in Life | Motorcycle Adventure


Tired of the cubicle job at BBC, in 2003 at 29 years old Lois quit her job and set out on a solo adventure riding her 225 Yamaha Serow from Alaska to Ushuaia. You can read about her motorcycle adventures travelling to the southern most town in the world, at the tip of Argentina in her book, Lois on the Loose. She had barely returned back home in the UK before she was planning her next adventure to Africa where she took in the Sahara, the Congo and Angola. Four months and ten thousand miles later, she documented this adventure in her book Red Tape & White Knuckles. 

She is now working on her third book about her travels in Iran in 2013/2014. Lois is also a freelance journalist, broadcaster and speaker, giving presentations about her adventures to many different types of organizations. 

She's the co-founder of the Adventure Travel Film Festival with husband, Austin Vince, with whom she crossed the USA in a vintage Russian Sidecar outfit.  

Books: Lois on the Loose, Red Tape & White Knuckles  

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Jun 19, 2015
Freedom on Both Ends of the Leash - Ara Gureghian & Spirit

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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Jun 12, 2015
Robert Wicks Adventure Books & Crash Bars that Crash Well?

Robert Wicks Motorcycle Author

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 For Motorcycles

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.


Jeremy Kroeker's New Book - Motorcycle Messengers

Coming soon - pre-order now

Motorcycle Messengers by Jeremy Kroeker Jeremy Kroeker, author of two books, Through Dust and Darkness & Motorcycle Therapy, is publishing his third great read. Here’s your chance to preorder Jeremy Kroeker’s new book Motorcycle Messengers, the official release date is Spring 2016. It’s a collection of stories from over a dozen well known motorcycle riding writers, including Lois Pryce, Sam Manicom, Carla King and more. You can get this book before the release date by ordering it on Indiegogo.  Order your copy now: Website:


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Jun 5, 2015

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.

May 29, 2015
Destination: Peru - Motorcycle Travel in South America

Destination: Peru

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.

Information from Alberto and Naomi about Peru

    •    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
    •    Peru Travel

Motorcycle rentals and tours in Peru: (most of them based in the South of Peru: Cusco)
    •    Peru Moto
    •    Cusco Moto Tour
    •    Peru Moto Tours
    •    Motorcycle Tours Peru
    •    Peru Motors
    •    Peru Motorcycle Tours


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May 21, 2015
Embracing Change and Why You Need It - Jacqui Furneaux


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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May 15, 2015
Sam Marcora - Rider Fatigue, What Motorcyclists Have in Common With Soldiers

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...

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Music in this episode:

By: Cullah
Title Track: Neurosis Of The Liver
Album: Cullah The Wild

May 1, 2015
Ted Simon of Jupiter's Travels  Motorcycle Adventure Book- Happy 84th Birthday! In Depth Interview.

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.


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The Ted Simon Foundation


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Apr 3, 2015
Herbert Schwarz - Still Living The Dream

Herbert Schwarz - Not a Typical CEO - Still Living the Dream


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.


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Mar 27, 2015
Carla King - Russia Comes to America in a Rough State

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. :)

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Mar 20, 2015
Glen Heggstad - Motorcycle Trip Gone Wrong - Captured and Tortured He Comes Out on Top

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.

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Mar 5, 2015
Pillion Power Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix - 2Up or Not?

Pillion Power

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.

Feb 27, 2015
Tiffany Coates Grand Adventure Part 2, Packing Light Avoids Travel Mistakes, Mototourer - The New Facebook of Biking?

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!


Tiffany’s Twitter: tiffanystravels

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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 t
o bikers around the world”
possibly the next Facebook for bikers?
And Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited on packing ligh
t and avoiding common
mistakes for travel.
Packed with great information and stories, don’t miss thi
s episode!
Tiffany’s Twitter: tiffanystravels
Tiffany’s Website:
BMW short documentary on Youtube:
Horizons Unlimited:
Feb 20, 2015
Tiffany Coates' Grand Motorcycle Adventures PART ONE

Tiffany Coates


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.


Intrigued? Ladies, do you want to join Tiffany on an all woman’s tour in India this summer? Check out the tour she is leading on Royal Enfield bikes at


Twitter: @tiffanystravels



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