2 Ride the World - part two
Heres the second part of Simon and Lisa Thomas talking about adventure travel, 11 years on the road, broken bridges and a broken neck, best motorcycle tires for their trip, motorcycle choice, panniers and much more. After eleven years on the road Simon and Lisa have wealth of information on overland motorcycle travel for us. Don't miss this one.
Harold Olaf Cecil from Giant Loop tells us how two guys with an idea developed a successful motorcycle packing system that is now found around the world. Harold and ARR host Jim Martin talk about the merits of moto clubs and one reason we NEED to be involved with one.
Ryan Pyle's Circumnavigates China by Motorcycle
Adventurer / Presenter / Producer / Photographer
Motorcycle adventurer, award winning photographer, public speaker, documentary film maker Ryan Pyle circumnavigates China. Documenting the trip on video for a later developed television series he and his brother Colin earn a Guinness World Record for the trip. Ryan talks about the experience, riding in China, the China motorcycle scene and living in Shanghai. There's a good chance that you'll find yourself looking to ride in China after this interview.
Ryan Pyle's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ryanpyle
Website: Ryan Pyle http://www.ryanpyle.com
TECH TALK: Easy Chain Adjustment
With Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited
Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited walks us through a proper chain adjustment and then gives a step by step method to make chains adjustment as easy as lifting your finger - no measuring involved.
See more of what Grant does at Horizons Unlimted http://www.horizonsunlimited.com
Graham Field - Motorcycle Adventure Rider
Documenting My Life & Unconvential Trip Funding
Graham Field is an adventure motorcyclist and author from the UK with some very unique ideas for life, including ocumenting every day. Not just when he does one of his epic trips but every day. Graham also financed a trip with an unconvential source that you wont believe but should try.
Tire Talk with Continental Tire America
Continental Tire Rep Jeff Reid talks tire tech - tire pressure, traction, cupping on front tires as well as how to tell how old your tire is and why you should care.
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Part 2 - Sam Manicom - Travler, Motorcyclist, Author, Writer, Speaker, Adventurer
Sam Manicom spent eight years traveling the globe on his R90GS BMW motorcycle. He suffered through breakdowns, jail, court, ailments, injuries and had the time of his life doing it. Sam talks about his travels, retails us with incredible stories, talk about bike mods - what worked and what didn't and far more.
This is part 2 of the two part show.
Sam Manicom - Travler, Motorcyclist, Author, Writer, Speaker, Adventurer
Sam Manicom spent eight years traveling the globe on his R90GS BMW motorcycle. He suffered through breakdowns, jail, court, ailments, injuries and had the time of his life doing it. Sam talks about his travels, retails us with incredible stories, talk about bike mods - what worked and what didn't and far more. Listen in to this two-part show.
Bike Ergonomics Set-up by Grant Johnson of Horizons Unlimited
Grant has also travelled the world but is likely best know for being the founder of Horizons Unlimited with his wife Susan. Grant and Susan help organize and host HU meets all over the world and at some of those meets, along with all the other demonstrations and informational talks, Grant does his demo on setting your bike up perfectly for you. On this show he runs through an audio version of his program to help you set up your bike to not only fit you but to feel the best it ever has.
When you have riden a motorcycle for 11 years through seventy eight countries and over five hundred thousand kilometres you learn a lot about what it takes to do what you are doing. Lisa and Simon Thomas are a first hand wealth of knowledge for motorcycle adventurers and have more than a lifetime of experience - 22 years combined ADV rider experience! Thats incredible. But to talk to them, you'll hear a couple of true mates each with a sharp sense of humour and an easy laugh ready to share what they have learned.
Horizons Unlimited - Grant Johnson
Probably the largest motorcycle adventure website in the world, HU draws in travelers from around the globe both reading and writing. All the well known moto-travelers are there as well as many not so known but very experienced. Newbies learn and everyone exchanges information on overland travel.
Founder Grant Johnson talks with ARR's Jim Martin about HU, adventure morocycle choice, modification for adventure, computerized bikes for RTW trips, long range gas tanks and more.
Soft panniers, waterproofing any bag, keeping track of wheel bearing temperature and custom cheap ear buds that rock!
Mondo Enduro - First Moto-Adventure Film? Maybe...
Austin Vince hides from his Headmaster behind a stack of books and talks about Mondo Enduro - what went wrong and what went right.
Don't miss this tell-all interiew where Austine Vince spills what has been speculated in the press for years... :)
Dylan Jones from the official Yamaha offroad traing centre - Yamaha Offroad Experince in the UK has some riding tips for adventure motorcycling.
Trip Planning Episode
with Rene Cormier
Adventure Rider Radio host Jim Martin talks about trip planning with world motorcycle adventurer and author Rene Cormier.
Rene gives talks on adventure motorcycle travel as well as running motorcycle adventure trips in Africa.
On this episode Rene Cormier talks about his trip planning and what he learned in the school of hard kmocks and the road of experience.
Global lessons from a four-year motorcycle adventure
African Motorcycle Adventures
Adventure Rider Radio
with Jim Martin
The Adventure Episode
With special guests Dave Barr, Dr. Greg Frazier and Richard Jeynes we talk adventure - what is it, how do you qualify to call it adventure, and what it takes to achieve it. Also, Richard Jeynes gives some great offroad riding technics from his Triumph off-road scool in the UK.
Dr Greg Frazier, author, film producer and motorcycle adventurer discusses his thoughts on packing and camping after five round the world trips.
Motorcycle USA Article: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/15/1/Motorcycle-Article-Author/Dr--Gregory-Frazier.aspx
Ted Simon, author of Jupiter's Travels and other books, was one of the participants, and has some great tips and thoughts about the necessity, or not, of knowing the language of the countries you're traveling through.