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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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The Voice of Moto Travel

Mar 24, 2017

Trui Hanoulle is a motorcycle traveler, that looks for adventure out of her comfort zone, and recently that included doing a solo trip on an electric Zero motorcycle from her home in Belgium to Istanbul. And Pat Jacques, retired MX racer and founder of ADVWoman, teaches women off-road riding skills and hosts the annual ADVWoman Rally in Colorado.

Elektrogirl: Trui Hanoulle

Trui Hanoulle’s home is in Belgium, where she works as a freelance photographer and graphic designer, but she’s also a traveler and a motorcyclist. She’s ridden throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, connecting with people, exploring the backroads and off the beaten path places. She spends her time learning about the cultures and the countries she explores. She doesn’t follow the path of the mainstream tourist, she takes the time to really experience the different ways people live their lives. In a recent article in Women ADV Riders Magazine, Trui said

"And that’s where the adventure starts: when you step out of your comfort zone and find yourself in a completely new world or situation."

- Women ADV Riders Magazine

Trui’s last long distance ride was on a Zero electric motorcycle, and she’s discovered that there were great perks to riding the bike, cost of travel being ultimately low for a motorbike, and some drawbacks as well. She rode from Belgium to Istanbul and back, and the bike required a recharge about every 250 km for 12 hours. Although this meant having to make frequent stops, it also gave opportunities to meet the locals and ask for help with charging. And that, for Trui, is what travel is all about.

Elektrogirl Website: https://truihanoulleblog.wordpress.com/

ADVWoman: Pat Jacques

Since she was first on a minibike at the age of 8 years old, Pat has been passionate about riding. She got her first “real” motorcycle when she was 11 years old, a 1972 Honda SL100, as a reward for doing well in school. Soon she followed her brother in racing MX, first in girl’s classes, and then in boys classes. And she has since spent most of her biking career racing MX in men’s classes. Now retired from racing, her passion for riding has branched out in to empowering women riders.

In 2016, Pat Jacques hosted the first annual motorcycle adventure rally, ADV Woman Rally, run by women, all women instructors, for women and their families. Pat is also a writes a “Riding Academy” column for Women ADV Riders Magazine, answering questions and giving riding tips.

Website: http://advwoman.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADVWoman/

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Some music on this episode by Jason Shaw at www.audionautix.com

Mar 17, 2017

 

Space means safety on the road, and in this episode we talk about 5 simple and effective keys that have been used in commercial trucking for decades. Shawn Kitchen, a Driver Trainer from Smith System explains how these keys can be used when riding your motorcycle. And Phil Freeman from Motoquest in Alaska shares tips on riding the Dalton Highway, one of the most remote roads in the world.

How the Smith System Can be Applied to Motorcycle Riding

Since 1952, the Smith System Driver Improvement Institute has been providing collision avoidance driver training. Shawn Kitchen is a Driver Trainer, having completed a course with Smith System, and he's also a motorcyclist. The 5Keys used in their driving training program is applied to small and large vehicles as well as utility trucks. Shawn joins us on this episode to explain how these driving techniques can also be applied to riding a motorcycle.

Smith System: https://www.drivedifferent.com/

Riding Tips for the Dalton Highway in Alaska

If you're thinking of riding the Dalton Highway in Alaska, Phil Freeman from Motoquest has some tips to help you make the trip as safe as possible. Motoquest is a motorcycle rental and tour company based out of Alaska. Phil started doing trips in 1998 in Alaska, and has since branched out in to other parts of the world, running trips in over 20 countries.

We contacted Phil when we were looking for tips on riding the Dalton Highway. On his website, he has the 10 Do's and Don'ts of the Dalton, and in an excerpt from it Phil says,

“414 miles of frost-heaves, broken chip seal and grated dirt surfaces, the Dalton Highway has its challenges. On a good day, you can ride it wide open. On a bad day, you can go home in a helicopter.

Every year motorcyclists are killed on the Dalton Highway. This road offers the rider the adventure gamut. Almost half of the highway is paved or chip sealed. The other half can be smooth or baseballs. There are relatively no places to stop along the way: no gas, no convenient stores, no McDonalds. There are stretches of up to 245 miles without gas. You are literally riding through pristine wilderness. There are no tire shops or police stations.  A wrecker to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks is a $1,600 bill.  Dalton Highway, mile marker 300: Welcome to the food chain.”

You can read the rest of this article on the Motoquest website at https://www.motoquest.com/ramblings-from-the-road/the-10-dos-and-donts-of-the-dalton/

Motoquest Website: www.motoquest.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MotoQuest

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Russian Moto Travel

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Mar 10, 2017

Sharing stories about connections and kindness through their motorcycle travel experiences, Sam Manicom, Todd Blubaugh and Leon Logothetis tell some inspiring, feel good anecdotes that make us realize how important it is to reach out to people wherever you go. Both for what you receive and for what you give. 

Travel Changes Us, and We Come Away Different People

We've often heard from those who travel on a motorcycle about how it's the people they met who made all the difference in their experience. That people are basically the same all over the country or the world. And how being on a motorcycle makes it so much easier to connect with others. When we are so 'out there', open and perhaps vulnerable, we often form connections, which lead to friendships, emotional healing, acts of kindness, conquering fears, building trust, growing confidence, and so much, much more. Travel changes us, and we often come away different people. 

Sam Manicom: The Importance of Connections

Sam Manicom, is a renowned motorcycle adventurer, speaker and the author of four books. He's been to many places around the world, has experienced different cultures and met a lot of people while on his travels. He has a wealth of information that he shares with our listeners as a frequent guest on Adventure Rider Radio and as a regular co-host on ARR RAW. And Sam knows the value of connecting with people, how simple gestures or conversations can lead to life changing experiences or open your eyes to different perspectives. And he knows that connections can make the story.
Website: www.sam-manicom.com

Leon Logothetis: The Kindness Diaries

You may know Leon Logothetis, world adventurer and philanthropist, from The Kindness Diaries, book and TV show. Or perhaps you've met or seen him on his travels as he rode his yellow vintage motorcycle with a sidecar around the world. In his documented pursuit of kindness, Leon shares how human connections make anything possible, and how sharing with others tells a good story.
The Kindness Diaries book is available through Amazon.com, and other major outlets, go to his website at http://www.leonlogothetis.com/books/ for more information. The Kindness Diaries TV Show is now available on Netflix.
Facebook:  http://www.leonlogothetis.com/
Website: http://www.leonlogothetis.com/

Todd Blubaugh: Too Far Gone

After Todd Blubaugh, motorcycle builder and photographer, experienced a major upset in his life, he set out on a trip from Seattle to New York City. He spent six months on the road, connecting with riders in the motorcycle culture, making personal discoveries and recording his journey through word and photography. When Todd came back from his adventure, he wrote a book full of telling and inspirational photos, with a unique concept of personalization that pulls you in to his story.
Todd's book, Too Far Gone, is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Too-Far-Gone-Todd-Blubaugh/dp/1584236213 and through Ginko Press http://gingkopress.com/shop/too-far-gone/.

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Green Chile Adventure Gear
Aerostich
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IMS Products

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Mar 3, 2017

 

Every now and again, we hear about motorcycle adventure stories, that have, well let's say a twist to them. So, how exactly do you tie in fruit or dice on a motorbike trip? This week Max MacGillivray and Isaac Simonelli share their unusual stories with us, and maybe you'll get some great ideas of how you can make your adventure a little different from the norm.

Max MacGillivray: The Great Fruit Adventure

Max MacGillivray has a strong background in the farming and fresh produce industry, and a passion for healthy foods. He's also a motorcyclist. And three years ago, he made a plan to ride from London to Cape Town in Africa, to promote the benefits of fruits and vegetables to parents and their children. He and dairy specialist, Gareth Jones set out to create awareness, visiting food producers and schools along the way. And after a three month trip, they plan to carry on their mission in the UK, inspiring and educating children on healthy eating.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegreatfruitadventure
Website: www.thegreatfruitadventure.com

Isaac Simonelli - A Roll of the Dice, Which Road to Take?

What happens when you let the roll of the dice determine your next move on a motorcycle trip around the world? Isaac Simonelli left his job at a newspaper in Thailand for a year long adventure, and so far he's been through Southeast Asia and in to Africa. He lets the roll of the dice determine what he eats, where he sleeps and where he rides to next. Jim talked to him when he was in Kenya, will he still be there when this show airs or have the dice allowed him to move on and to where?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DiceTravels/
Website: http://www.dicetravels.com/

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Russian Moto Travel

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Feb 23, 2017

Backcountry Discovery Routes and the Trans Canada Adventure Trail are planned and organized motorcycle adventure routes in the United States and Canada. Great scenery, culture and riding is what you get on one of these free off highway routes. Jim talks to Paul Guillien and Ted Johnson about the BDR and the TCAT.

BDR: Back Country Discovery Routes | Paul Guillien

Backcountry Discovery Routes is a non-profit organization establishing and preserving off-highway routes for adventure motorcycle travel in the United States. For each route, they produce a documentary DVD, a Butler map, and free GPS tracks.
Website: http://ridebdr.com/

TCAT: Trans Canada Adventure Trail | Ted Johnson

The TCAT is approximately a 15,000 km GPS trail, coast to coast in Canada. Starting in Newfoundland and ending in British Columbia. GPS files are downloadable for free by emailing advcanada@gmail.com. 
Website: http://www.graveltravel.ca/

Bret Tkacs in Africa

If you're wondering what's been going on with our Rider Skills instructor, Bret Tkacs, well Jim caught up to him in Africa to see how his trip is going.
Website: www.pssor.com

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Feb 17, 2017

Dave & Becky Prigel: KLR 650 Rider

A motorcycle off or accident is something that no one really wants to talk about, but if you're a motorcycle rider, a pillion, or someone emotionally attached to a rider, we think about it now and again. And in this episode we address dealing with accidents, recovery and getting back on the bike.

Last year, Dave Prigel, an ARR listener, contacted us when he decided to get back in to riding after many years of being off a motorcycle, and he purchased a KLR 650. Just months later, he was in an accident which resulted in broken bones. He's nicely recovering now, and wants to get back on and ride, but his wife, Becky, isn't so sure about it. Becky is a nurse and has experience with treating motorcycle accident related injuries in her job, so she has concerns about Dave riding again. We talk to both Dave and Becky and get their views on what can be a touchy subject when a loved one gets in an accident.

Andrea Brosnan - Mongolia Motorcycle Crash & Overcoming Language Barriers

Andrea Brosnan has always been passionate about travel, but she is fairly new to adventure motorcycle riding. Last year, her husband went on a motorcycle trip from London to Magidan. The plan was for Andrea to meet him and ride with him for 10 days, but near the end of her trip they had a motorcycle collision, where Andrea ran in to David. The accident left Andrea with multiple injuries, and numerous difficulties with language communication with hospital staff and doctors. Andrea is back in Australia, still recovering from her injuries. She shares her story on having an accident in a foreign country and the problems they had to overcome to get her the help she needed and to get her back home.

Liz Jansen - Motorcycle Crash Recovery

Liz Jansen is a well known motorcycle enthusiast and is the author of Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment and Life Lessons from Motorcycles. She’s also a Senior Instructor in the Motorcycle Program at Humber College in Toronto, as well as a motorcycle adventurer. She’s been riding since she was a teenager, and has done a lot of solo touring around Canada and the United States.

In 2014, after 45 years of riding, she had a motorcycle crash. And through this experience, even with hundreds of thousands of miles spent on the road and being an instructor, she faced for the first time her own challenges about riding a motorcycle after an accident. She shares her story and some great tips for dealing with crashes and recovery.

Liz Jansen has a wealth of information on her website, check out her post on How to Start Riding After a Motorcycle Accident at http://lizjansen.com/riding-after-a-motorcycle-accident/.

Website: www.lizjansen.com

Motorcycle Law Group - Motorcycle Accidents - Important Tips on How to Handle A Collision - 

For more information on how to handle a motorcycle accident from a legal point of view listen to the episode aired January 2016, where Matt Danielson from the Motorcycle Law Group explains everything you need to know. 

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Russian Moto Travel

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Feb 10, 2017

Annette Birkmann dreamt about riding a motorcycle since she was a little girl, but it wasn’t until she was 30 years old that she got her motorcycle license. In 2006, she realized that she had reached the goals she had set for herself, but still felt unfulfilled, so she quit her job as an associate in a law firm in Denmark to go an an adventure. As she rode through the Americas, she realized that while she left with the assumption that the trip would be her great achievement, she actually came away with much more, “a discovery of my inner strength and a new way of responding to challenges, adversity and conflicts”.

Annette Birkmann is the author of “Rejsen til Mig”, the English title will be ”The Road to Getting Yourself Out of the Way”, available this year, 2017.

Website: http://annettebirkmann.com/

This Week’s Show Sponsors:

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Feb 3, 2017

Voni & Paul Glaves - Million Miles on Her Motorcycle & the Mechanic Behind the Scenes

Voni Glaves is one of two women who have ridden over a million miles on a BMW motorcycle. Back in the 1970's, Voni had no idea that women could ride motorcycles, but with encouragement from her husband Paul, she learned to ride just so they could take their kids on motorcycle camping trips. And since then there has been no stopping her. She's ridden through the United States, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and New Zealand. To date, she has put on almost 1.1 million miles and is riding towards her goal of 2 million miles. And someone important to Voni is her husband and mechanic Paul, who did all the repairs needed while Voni put 1,000,000 miles on her bikes.
Website: http://web.bigbend.net/~glaves/

Custom Fitting Your Bike to Your Body: Part 3

The final segment on custom fitting your bike to your body size with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited. Grant draws on his experience from being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited. In this series, he teaches our listeners about the three areas of your bike that can and need to change to fit your body. In Part 3, Grant discusses the health concerns of stock motorcycle seats and how you can improve your seating to prevent problems down the road.

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Note: Adventure Rider Radio and our guests are not medical professionals and we suggest you speak with your doctor to find out more about the possible effects of motorcycle riding or seats on your health.

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Russian Moto Travel

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Jan 27, 2017

Custom Fitting Your Bike to Your Body: Part 2

This week on ARR we're in to Part 2 on custom fitting your bike to your body size with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited. Grant's draws on his experience from being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited. In this series, he teaches our listeners about the three areas of your bike that can and need to change to fit your body. In Part 2, Grant discusses setting up the foot area of the bike, including the brake, shifter and foot pegs. 
Next week: Modifying your seat.

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Aftermarket Foot Pegs 

Scott Wright, off-road racer and co-owner of IMS Products, talks to Jim about aftermarket foot pegs, how they design the foot pegs, what goes in to the manufacturing of high quality foot pegs and they make for a better ride.
Website: www.imsproducts.com

Wind Powered Chain Oiler

A chain oiler that has no moving parts and needs no electrical power or connection to your motorcyle. It's an automatically chain oiler that is powered solely by wind. Jim talks to Mike Steele, inventor of the Motobriiz Chain Oiler about how it works and the benefits of it.
Website: www.motobriiz.com

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Obsessive Cycle Disorder

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Jan 20, 2017

Custom Fitting Your Bike to Your Body: Part 1

This week ARR starts a three part series on custom fitting your bike to your body with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited. Grant's vast background includes being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited with his wife, Susan Johnson. Grant has given many talks around the world as part of the HUBB presentations. In this series, he teaches our listeners about the three areas of your bike that can and need to change to fit your body. Grant discusses setting up the cockpit area of the bike, including the handlebars, windscreen area and levers.

Next week: Foot Controls

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Flexx Handlebars: Cole Townsend | Fasst Company

Website: www.fasstco.com

The Flexx Handlebar absorbs shock and vibration that is transferred to your body, allowing you to ride longer, at a faster pace with more control.

http://www.fasstco.com/collections/motorcycle-flexx-handlebars/products/flexx-handlebar?variant=1859587459

Women ADV Riders Magazine

Egle Gerulaityte (El Gerai) is a journalist who has founded a digital magazine for women adventure riders called Women ADV Riders Magazine. She shares with Jim how she came around from being a back packer to a motorcycle rider and then to creating the online magazine.

Website: http://www.womenadvriders.com

Good Adventure Company
Website:
  www.good-adv.com

Good-ADV was founded by J.J. Lewis who is an accomplished adventure motorcyclist with more than 30 years of riding experience. Good-ADV’s mission is to provide a personal adventure experience for all our riders and, in doing so, use those funds for significant, financial support for sustainable life-changing projects benefitting kids and families throughout the US and the world.  We are currently supporting the children in the schools within The Copper Canyon and when you come on our trips, you’ll see the projects and meet the children firsthand.

https://good-adv.com/about-us/

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Obsessive Cycle Disorder

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Jan 13, 2017

Veterans Back 40 Adventure

Morgan Northrup & Chet Mainwaring

Morgan Northrup was in the army and has served two tours, one as active duty and one as a civilian contractor in the Middle East. He’s also spent several years as a police officer in Tennessee. When he was suffering from depression and anxiety, as a result of his army and police careers, his dad stepped in and bought him a plane ticket to Colorado. There he attended a dual sport motorcycle retreat for veterans dealing with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). The experience left him feeling that he now had a new purpose in life, to help other veterans going through the same sort of trauma. Morgan’s trip with the retreat changed his life and he is launching a non profit outdoor adventure organization called Veterans Back 40 Adventure. Starting this year, Morgan’s organization will be taking veterans out on adventure bikes throughout the Northwest back country.

Chet Mainwaring is a PSSOR riding instructor, who’s involved in helping get Morgan’s venture off the ground.

Website: www.veteransback40adventure.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/veteransback40adventure

Rox Pivoting Handlebar Risers

Chris Olin - CEO at Rox Speed FX, Inc
Website:
www.roxspeedfx.com

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Jan 6, 2017

Anyone who rides a motorcycle probably knows what it’s like to find any excuse or reason to ride. Some commute to work, some run all their errands using their bike… out of milk? No problem. Even though it’s easier to jump in your car, you’ll put on all your gear just to ride your bike around the corner. Whether it’s a day trip, a weekend jaunt, or perhaps an even longer adventure, it’s always in the back of a motorcyclists mind just what reason or excuse can they find to ride.

Last week we talked about making a resolution to do an adventure this year, and this week we are giving you some good reasons and excuses to justify it.

1. Stuck, Bored & Sick of Work

Lois Pryce: http://www.loisontheloose.com/
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 from Alaska to Ushuaia.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: How I Found What I Wanted to Do in Life

 

2. Escape & Life Change

Scotty Kerekes: Scooter Tramp Scotty
Some go for a few months, some for a few years. Scotty Kerekes has been living on the road for twenty-one years. What started out as a soul searching experience turned in to a lifestyle for him. After being on the road for a year, Scotty realized that there was no turning back. He ended up selling everything he owned except for what fit on his bike, and hit the road… for good.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Living on the Road - Tipping the Scale Between Freedom and Stuff

 

3. Setting a Record

Carl Reese - www.carlreese.net

Carl Reese set out to break the motorcycle record previously set by George Egloff in 1983, who completed the cross country run in 42 hours. Carl broke the record completing the run in 38 hours and 49 minutes.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Endurance Rider Cannonball Run Record

4. Reunite & Reconnect with Friends

 Steve Mason, Raymond Danton & Wilson Hutchison: www.thelongwayup.weebly.com
The three were friends and biking buddies in Southwest Scotland in their teens. They eventually drifted apart to different lives, as many of us do, living in different countries. After over 30 years, a chance encounter brings these friends back together and they once again begin doing bike trips.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Pan-American Highway, Motorbikes & Friends - Good Things Come in Threes

5. Moving

Will Wilkins & Kate Macdonell: http://www.wollongongtowoolwich.co.uk/
After living in Australia for 12 years, Will & Kate were feeling homesick for the UK and decided it was time to go home. They could have just booked a flight and within the day been back home. But, instead they decided to turn a moving chore in to an opportunity to travel.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: Getting There is Half the Fun

6. Snow

Doris Wiedemann: www.doriswiedemann.de
Motorcycles are generally associated with good riding weather. And for most riders that probably means sunshine and warm days. But, there are some die-hards who actually really like cold weather and winter riding.
Adventure Rider Radio Episode: It’s Snowing - Perfect Riding Weather? 

7. Win a Contest

Pete Johnson: All Roads Lead to Manchester

In this episode, Jim talks to Pete about his theme trip that was realized when he won a ‘Biker Dream’ contest in 2011. Winning meant he had the excuse to do the motorcycle trip he had been planning since 2008, riding from Manchester in the UK to visit 33 towns called Manchester in the United States and Canada. 

Pete is also the moderator of the Chunky Tread Motorcycle Adventure Club on Facebook and Twitter.

Website:  http://unitedstatesofamanchester.blogspot.ca/ 

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Dec 30, 2016

This is the time of year many of us are looking to make New Year’s resolutions. It’s a tradition in many countries, to set goals for self improvement or personal gain. 

But, usually these resolutions come with a price - pain. Like having to cut out food you love to lose weight, or the effort of working out to become fitter or maybe cutting out your favourite coffee shop to save more money. All good goals, all with some pain attached to them. Is it any wonder that we forget our new years resolutions as we fall back into everyday life in January?

Instead of setting goals that you see as sacrifice or painful, how about setting a win/win goal? A goal that is achievable, yet fun too. How about a resolution to do at least one trip, one adventure, one outing that stretches your personal comfort zone, yet rewards you with experience. The melding of personal growth with motorcycle adventure. 

But, how to go about it to ensure success? We decided to find out more about setting New Year’s resolutions. We found that in a study at the University of Bristol, Professor Richard Wiseman showed that only 12% of people achieve their goals. Of course, most goals include weight loss, cutting back on alcohol consumption or quitting smoking. The usual. Daunting tasks that are hard to follow through. 

His study showed that men were more likely to succeed if they set definitive goals, instead of general goals such as lose a pound a week instead of just lose weight, or if they focused on the rewards, such as having the opposite sex find them more attractive. Women found it easier to achieve their goals when they shared their resolutions with friends and family. Encouragement not to give up just because they had given in and had some taboo chocolate, goes a long way to being seen as a setback rather than as having failed.

The New Years resolution study resulted in some tips for being successful with your resolutions: avoid previous resolutions, think and plan what your resolution could be, be specific about it and then make only one resolution.

So, this year why not make a fun New Year’s resolution? Make a goal to take that trip you’ve always wanted to do. And do whatever it takes to make sure that you realize that goal. Make a plan, share with friends, focus on the rewards… and get going.

Source: http://www.richardwiseman.com/quirkology/new/USA/Experiment_resolution.shtml

To Mongolia and Back: Derek Mansfield

We’ve heard some inspiring stories this past year… riders who have just decided to travel, for whatever reason, and in any way they could find to do it. They just did it. And not one person came back and said they didn’t get anything out of it.

And in this episode, we have a story to share with you that isn’t exactly a New Year’s resolution, but it’s a goal that Derek Mansfield set for himself, to travel to Mongolia because, well… that’s what adventure riders do. 

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Dec 23, 2016

However you may celebrate the holiday season, we want to wish you all the very best from our home to yours. In this special seasonal episode, we bring you greetings from all of us at Adventure Rider Radio...

Cast:

Jim Martin - Host
Elizabeth Martin - Producer
Sam Manicom - RAW Co-Host
Grant Johnson - RAW Co-Host
Susan Johnson - Guest on RAW
Shirley Hardy-Rix - RAW Co-Host
Brian Rix - RAW Co-Host
Graham Field - RAW C-Host
Pat Field - Graham Field's Book Distributor & Mum

Adventure Rider's Radio version of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 
Written by: Elizabeth Martin
Read by: Jim Martin

 

Music: Feels Good To Be - audionautix.com, Wish Background - incomptech.com

 

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Dec 23, 2016

In a time when social media and youtube is so prevalent, Ken and Carol Duval are not the norm when it comes to travelling around the world and reporting on their trip. They haven't written a book, they don't submit magazine articles, and they don't have a website. They have a blog on Horizons Unlimited which Ken says they haven't been able to update for a while and they do post on their Facebook page. And although they are happy to share their stories with those they meet or know, and, lucky for us, with Adventure Rider Radio, they ride for themselves, for the experiences, not feeling an obligation to let everyone know what they are up to every day. 
Ken and Carol are on their second round the world trip, with the first one being four years and now they have been out for nine years. Jim spoke to them while they are on a break from their trip in Australia.

Good Adventure Company - Wiel Pender

Mexico’s Copper Canyon Epic Adventure (March 4-11 2017) 
"Good-ADV’s mission is to provide a personal adventure experience for all our riders and, in doing so, use those funds for significant, financial support for sustainable life-changing projects benefitting kids and families throughout the US and the world.  We are currently supporting the children in the schools within The Copper Canyon and when you come on our trips, you’ll see the projects and meet the children firsthand."

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Dec 15, 2016

 

Shorai Lithium Batteries

Phuc Lam from Shorai Inc, and also an avid motorcyclist, explains lithium batteries in this episode.

Since 2010, Shorai has been the maker of lithium iron phosphate batteries. Shorai LFX batteries are up to 80 percent lighter than equal performance lead acid batteries, which can mean saving anywhere from 2 to 20 pounds, depending what kind of bike you ride. They operate at a higher voltage range and maintain a higher voltage level during cranking, which means your motorcycle starts more quickly. 
The lithium batteries can be charged using a lead acid charger or by using the charger specifically designed for Shorai’s LFX lithium batteries. And the Shorai lithium batteries are compatible with modern motorcycle charging systems.
Easy to install, Shorai batteries come with a three year pro-rated warranty and can be purchased at Shorai dealers or online on their website. 

Website: www.shoraipower.com

Garmin Zumo 395LM

Jim talks with Cesar Palacios, Media Relations Associate from Garmin International
Website: http://www.garmin.com/

** Garmin® Thrills with New zūmo® Motorcycle Navigators
** Source: Garmin Press Release Feb 16, 2016

OLATHE, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the new zūmo 395LM and zūmo 595LM motorcycle navigators. The rugged, weatherproof (*1) models offer Garmin Adventurous Routing™ so riders can select the level of twists and hills on every journey. The zūmo 395/595LM presents innovative features specifically designed for motorcyclists with the introduction of rider alerts, helpful smart features, new streaming music options and much more.
“What’s exciting about the new zūmo models is that they are designed to find those adventurous winding roads that riders typically crave,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “The ability to stream Spotify music will also enhance the thrill of every ride.”
Garmin Adventurous Routing™ options elevate the ride by finding routes with curves and hills, while limiting major highways that offer unchanging and often wearisome roads. In order to enhance the adventure, both zūmo models allow riders to control music and media from a compatible smartphone or MP3 player. (*2) The 595 model lets riders stream popular music services2 such as Spotify® and Pandora® right into their headset or helmet (sold separately), offering easy control options using the glove-friendly zūmo screen display.
Garmin recognizes safety as a top priority for motorcyclists – that’s why both zūmo models include new rider alerts to help increase situational awareness. Riders can be notified of upcoming sharp curves, nearby red light and speed cameras (*3), animal crossings and many other useful alerts. In addition, riders will be prompted with relevant state helmet law notifications (US/CAN) when crossing state borders.
The new zūmo devices allow riders to make and receive calls (*4) while their hands remain firmly on the handlebars. Spoken directions can also be heard when paired with a compatible headset or helmet (sold separately) in order to stay conveniently connected during a ride.
The zūmo 595LM model can pair seamlessly with the Smartphone link app (*5) from Garmin to give riders access to new exciting features for motorcyclists. The use of the app allows the zūmo 595LM to conveniently display smartphone information alongside the navigation screen. Riders can view texts, app notifications and other helpful data such as live weather radar and traffic (subscription may be required). Additionally, the new LiveTrack feature lets riders share their ride so friends can track their location.
The new motorcycle navigators offer a rugged, glove-friendly design that can endure fuel vapors, UV rays and harsh weather.1 The bright sunlight-readable display of the zūmo 395LM has a 4.3-inch touchscreen while the zūmo 595LM boasts a high-resolution 5-inch transflective touchscreen display to further enhance visibility. Both devices include lifetime map (*6) updates for North America along with motorcycle-specific points of interest (POIs) such as repair services, dealers and more. The new devices maintain the legacy zūmo features that riders have come to expect. Some of these features include: Dynamic Fuel Stops, which suggests fuel stops based on the distance the rider’s fuel is expected to last; the Service History Log to help simplify bike maintenance records; Roundtrip Routing allows riders to plan their route based on time, distance or location; preloaded Foursquare® data offers millions of new and popular places; and Garmin Real Directions™ guides riders using recognizable landmarks and traffic lights.
The new zūmo series is compatible with Garmin VIRB® action cameras (sold separately) to start and stop recording footage directly from the zūmo display screen. Riders can also monitor motorcycle tire pressure on the zūmo display with the Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor system from Garmin (sold separately).
The zūmo 395LM has a suggested retail price of $599.99 and the zūmo 595LM is $899.99. Both devices are expected to be available in April of this year. For more information, visit garmin.com/zumo.
The zūmo 395LM and zūmo 595LM are the latest from Garmin’s consumer automotive segment, the leading worldwide provider of portable navigation devices for automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Garmin’s user-friendly navigation solutions have innovative features that provide time- and fuel-saving benefits to meet the demands of everyday driving.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.

*1. IPX7 water rating withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes.
*2. Music and Media control work with iPhone® 4S or later and iPod touch® 2nd generation or later. Pandora works with iPhone 4S or later and some Android™ devices. Pandora is currently available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Spotify® compatible mobile digital devices and premium subscription required, where available, see Garmin.com
*3. Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all regions.
*4. Requires compatible helmet, headset or smartphone; sold separately.
*5. Features available via download of the Smartphone Link app. User’s data plan charges, if any, will apply. Subscription may be required.
*6. Lifetime maps entitle you to receive map updates when and as such updates are made available by Garmin during the useful life of 1 compatible Garmin product or as long as Garmin receives map data from a third party supplier, whichever is shorter. For the meaning of a product’s “useful life” and for other important terms and conditions, please see Garmin.com/LM for details.

Riding With Russian Bikers

If you're a regular listener, you probably know Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix, Aussies Overland, they're regular co-hosts on ARR RAW. We've also had them on the ARR show before, talking about their motorcycle travel adventures and their books. We asked them to come on the show and share a story from their last adventure, which they documented in their book called The Long Way to Vladivostok. Shirley and Brian have written two other books about their trips and you can purchase these books online on their website at www.aussiesoverland.com.au.

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Dec 8, 2016

Heather Ellis: Solo Adventure in Africa

From 1993 to 1997, Heather Ellis went on an adventure on her Yamaha TT600 through Africa, and from the United Kingdom to Vietnam. She recently published her book Ubuntu: One Woman's Motorcycle Odyssey Across Africa, which chronicles her journey in Africa. In her memoir, she shares life-changing stories, both inspiring and entertaining. 

For more information on where Heather Ellis' book is available go to her website at http://www.heather-ellis.com/index.html

GCAG Uprising Luggage System

Source: Green Chile Adventure Gear: https://greenchileadv.com/products/gcag-uprising-luggage-system

This kit will set you up with the full Green Chile Adventure Gear treatment. You will be able to haul up to four bags of your choice. One system that can be rigged for day trips and easily scaled up for an expedition or extended trip.

No expensive bags required. Any bag becomes motorcycle luggage.

The GCAG Uprising Soft Rack is the flagship Green Chile innovation. This unique product is compatible with just about any motorcycle and soft luggage combination that you'd care to throw at it. Adventure bikes, dirt bikes, and cruisers, the Uprising Soft Rack does it all. 

Don't have a rack on your bike? No problem! The flexible soft rack system attaches easily to fenders, footpegs, sissy bars, or your existing rack. Just tighten up the sturdy cam buckles and you're ready to get rigging! Use the versatile combination of runner loops, tensioner straps, and velcro loops to affix any bag you please to any one of over 60 daisy-chain style contact points. 

The Green Chile Uprising Soft Rack will simplify your adventures and have you spending less time battling bungee cords and more time having fun. Sturdy climbing quality tubular nylon webbing, steel buckles, loops, and hand-crafted, made in USA construction won't let you down. 

Be sure to check our Gallery and Video sections to see the Soft Rack in action. Custom colors and modifications available – just ask us! Bring Green Chile along to spice up your next adventure.

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Dec 2, 2016

Motorcycle Manufacturers Offer Smaller ADV Bikes

Recently, Honda, Kawasaki, BMW and Suzuki have unveiled their new small adventure bikes. In a bid to entice women, younger and smaller riders, the manufacturers are offering motorcycles that are lighter and with a smaller price tag. 

Carl Parker, publisher of ADVMoto magazine talks about the new adventure bikes that were recently shown at motorcycles shows.

Austin Vince, an advocate for small cc bikes for adventure travel, shares his thoughts on these smaller adventure motorcycles.
 
The smaller 2017 ADV bike line-up includes:
Honda CRF250 Rally
Kawasaki Versys-X 300
BMW G310 GS
Suzuki V-Strom 250

Carl Parker - Publisher of ADVMoto
Website: www.adventuremotorcycle.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ADVMotoMag

Austin Vince 
Website: http://www.austinvince.com/
Adventure Travel Film Festival: http://www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com/

Into Iraq- Graham Field

Taken from his book called Ureka, Graham Field tells the story of his efforts to get in to Mosul, Iraq. 
Graham Field is a motorcycle adventure author from the UK, now living in Bulgaria. The author of three books In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka and Different Natures. Books are available for individual purchase or as a replica pannier box set.

Website: http://grahamfield.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Graham-Field-Motorcycle-Travel-Author-196758197110476/

 

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Nov 24, 2016

Catherine Germillac has been riding the same motorcycle for going on 30 years, a small 2-stroke Yamaha DTMX 125. As a young woman, setting out on a solo motorcycle wasn't a common thing to do in the late 1980's. But being inspired by Ted Simon's Jupiter's Travels, she fell in love with the idea of motorcycling, travel and adventure, purchased her beloved motorcycle, that she calls Desiree, took some lessons and then started riding. She spent 6 years travelling on her bike, taking some time out in Colombia and Ecuador, before continuing her journey to Australia. In this episode, the memories and experiences that Catherine shares about that extended trip really make you understand the essence of her character, feisty, strong, fun and determined.

Good Adventure Company - JJ Lewis

Mexico’s Copper Canyon Epic Adventure (March 4-11 2017) 
"Good-ADV’s mission is to provide a personal adventure experience for all our riders and, in doing so, use those funds for significant, financial support for sustainable life-changing projects benefitting kids and families throughout the US and the world.  We are currently supporting the children in the schools within The Copper Canyon and when you come on our trips, you’ll see the projects and meet the children firsthand."
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Nov 18, 2016

When an Afternoon Ride Turns in to a Rescue Mission

This is the story of a rescue made possible by a satellite communicator, an inReach device. We've used the inReach for some time now, but only have experience with it as a convenient method of staying in contact with family and for checking weather in remote locations. When we were putting together this episode, part of the plan was to talk to someone who had to use their inReach for the purpose of rescue. And while searching for someone with a story, we experienced a rescue mission of our own. 

Jim Martin, show host, and his friend Brent Henry, went for an afternoon adventure ride, on the logging roads and trails on our island. That ride turned out to involve a serious injury and the subsequent rescue mission.

About inReach: We talked at length about both the inReach and Spot on a previous episode, Calling From Help from Above. 

inReach Canada: www.inreachcanada.com
Delorme inReach: http://www.inreachdelorme.com/

Spencer James Conway - Circumnavigating South America

Spencer was the first solo rider to circumnavigate Africa, totally unsupported. He documented his trip using a video camera and at the time had no idea that it would be made in to a six part series called African Motorcycle Diaries where it first aired on the UK Travel Channel.

And now, Spencer is riding around South America, documenting his trip on video, which will once again be made in to a series on the Travel Channel. Jim caught up with him on his trip to see how things were playing out.

African Motorcycle Diaries DVD: https://www.dukevideo.com/prd1950/African-Motorcycle-Diaries-DVD
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spencer.j.conway
Website: http://www.spencer-conway.com/

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Nov 11, 2016

Lance Gines has been riding motorcycles for about 44 years. Growing up on a farm in Idaho in the United States, he got his first dirt bike when he was 6 years old. Lance taught himself to ride in the horse area where his dad would train horses. Their farm was on the edge of BLM land (public) and two miles from the Snake River Canyon. He gained experience riding in the desert and in the canyon, which led him to buy his first street bike at the age of 14. And that's when Lance went on his first road trip with his father to Montana, Washington and Oregon.

Having a passion for riding since a young age, Lance has raised his kids with motorcycles. He's lucky to have a wife who is as obsessed as he is with riding and he still goes on motorcycle adventures with his dad regularly. 
Lance Gines is the author of Into the Horizon - A Lifelong Obsession with Motorcycles - Vol. 1, and is now working on Vol. 2. Many of the stories in the book are about the unique friendship he has with his father and the motorcycle trips they have done together. 
He's also the owner of Into the Horizon Adventure Motorcycle Tours.

Website: http://intothehorizonadventuremotorcycletours.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Into-the-Horizon-Adventure-Motorcycle-Tours-and-Rentals-592569967538008/

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BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
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Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Camel ADV Products
The ultra durable Camel Tank, is an auxiliary gas tank which gives more fuel range, extending the hours you can stay out and ride.They’re easy to install, and require no pumps or priming. They add 6 to 7 litres of extra fuel capacity and don’t use up any space normally used for other applications. There’s no drilling of your stock fuel tank, and the Camel Tank keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre-line, emptying the fuel from the Camel Tank first using an automatic transfer vacuum. The convenient installation keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre line. Most models of the Camel Tank are compatible with several pannier systems. 
Kits available for: BMW F700/800GS, R1200GS, KTM 1190, Honda CRF250L, Africa Twin (coming soon), Yamaha WR250R. Shipping world wide. Visit www.camel-adv.com to order. 

 

 

Nov 4, 2016

Dylan Wickrama

Between 2010 and 2013, Dylan Wickrama was on a world trip on his motorcycle. He left with no plans and he had a tight budget. On his trip he covered 210,000 km and road through 80 countries, starting in Switzerland and ending in Argentina. His RTW trip wasn’t about speed, distance or setting records, but it was about exploring the world, meeting people and discovering places.
After 3 years on the road, he reached the Darien Gap in Panama. Considering his options, Dylan came up with a plan to get around the Darien Gap to continue his trip. And that plan involved water, his motorcycle, some oil drums and bamboo poles.
Dylan wrote a book about his adventure called When the Road Ends. It’s available on his website and on Amazon.

Website: http://www.ride2xplore.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ride2xplore/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/samarawickrama05

Darien Gap - Jungles, Snakes & Geurillas

Where is the DARIEN GAP?

The Darien Gap is also know as the DARIEN ISTHMUS, an isthmus being a narrow strip of land connecting two larger areas with water on either side. You will find the Darien Gap on the Pan American Highway, nown as the “longest motorable road in the world” in the Guiness Book of Records, a popular route for many motorcyclists. The Pan American Highway can be as long as 48,000 km depending what route you choose to take through Canada and the US, with the most popular routes averaging about 30,000 km. Adventurers often start in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska and end in Ushuaia, Argentina, or the reverse. There is no official route in Canada or the United States, but all Interstate Highways in the US have been declared as part of the Pan American Highway. The official Pan American Highway spans from Laredo, Mexico to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Between Panama and Colombia, on the border of Central and South America, you come to the Darien Gap,  just over 160 km (99 miles) long and about 50 km (31 miles) wide of jungle, mountains, swamps and rivers. The only sensible options are to go over it by plane or around it by ship

A Few Basic Facts About Darien Gap:

There are no roads, only foot paths or trails, no street signs. Exotic wildlife abounds, the likes of which most of have never known, such as jaguars, wild boars and venomous snakes. It's hot, muggy, the forest is thick and the mosquitos atrocious. Dangers are everywhere, there are risks of encountering drug smugglers, poachers, guerrillas and paramilitaries in the Darien Gap, which is also a refuge for murderous outlaws. The Darien Gap is home to indigenous peoples known as the Embera-Wounaan and the Kuna.

Why Not Build a Road?

In 1971 and 1992 efforts were made to allow a road to be put through the Darien Gap, but both were stopped due to environmental concerns, of which there are many. There is evidence that the Gap has prevented diseased cattle, which cause foot and mouth disease, from spreading in to Central and North America. The indigenous people are concerned that a road may destroy their cultures.  There is the threat of making the Darien Gap more accessible for drug trafficking and the resulting violence. And there is also the need to protect the rainforest. The Darien Gap has been said to be a natural barrier which protects North America. 

Crossing the Gap

For centuries, the Darien Gap has been a destination and challenge for many explorers and adventurers, and the exploration of it has usually been met with disaster. However, there have been many successful attempts at crossing through the Darien Gap, by two wheel drive and four wheel drive vehicles, rocons, motorcycles, bicycles and by foot.
There have been several notable “first of it’s kind” crossings. The first successful crossing in a vehicle was in 1960 in a Land Rover and Jeep. An arduous journey moving an average of only 200 metres or about 650 feet in an hour. It took them nearly 5 months to cross the Gap, as they made their way through the jungle clearing the bush by hand, crossing streams and rivers, making bridges as they went. 
The first crossing in a two wheel drive vehicle was in 1961, by a team using three Chevrolet Corvairs, which took 109 days. They completed the expedition having abandoned one of the cars.
Between 1971 and 1973, the first fully overland crossing was by Ian Hibell by bicycle.
In 1975, Robert L. Webb made the first motorcycle crossing.
Between 1985 and 1987, the first vehicle crossing by land only was made in a Jeep by Loren Upton and Patty Mercier in 741 days, they would return in 1995 to cross the Darien Gap again, this time on Rocons.
Since then there have been more notable crossings made by motorcycle, on foot or by river boats. To this day, any inland routes remain extremely dangerous.
For example, National Geographic Adventure contributing editor Robert Young Pelton and two American backpackers were kidnapped there in 2003 and held for 10 days.
In an National Geographic Adventure interview by Nicole Davis, Robert Young Pelton had this to say:
"The Darien Gap is one of the last—not only unexplored—but one of the last places people really hesitate to venture to... It's also one of the most rugged places.” and “It's an absolute pristine jungle but it's got some nasty sections with thorns, wasps, snakes, thieves, criminals, you name it. Everything that's bad for you is in there."

A Couple of Options for Crossing the Darien Gap by Motorcycle

FLYING PANAMA TO COLUMBIA
- cargo shipping is available with Air Cargo Pack (www.aircargopack.com)
- there are details on their website about shipping the motorcycle and what the required paperwork is
- cargo shipping is also available with Servicarga (www.servicarga.com.pa)
- you will have to arrange a flight for yourself from Panama to Bogota with Avianca (www.avianca.com), Copa Airlines (www.copaair.com) or Viva Colombia (www.vivacolombia.co)
- return ticket required - Colombian law

STAHLRATTE (www.stahlratte.org)
- often talked about in motorcycling circles
- built in 1903 in Holland, the SV STahlratte, a sailing ship, is not a commercial vessel, it is owned by a foundation which was set up in 1984 as a commune
- the purpose of the Stahlratte is as a “traveling platform for group life/experience"
- it is a non profit venture supported by volunteers
- it's a 4 day trip around the Darien Gap, bikes are dropped off the night before the voyage and bike are retrieved the day after arrival
- includes food and beverages, one night hotel before the journey and a bed on board
- more information at www.stahlratte.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/prices-discription-pana-carta-biker.pdf

Horizons Unlimited - www.horizonsunlimited.com

Horizons Unlimited’s forums have good information where some adventurers have taken cheaper routes, shipping the bikes in containers and then meeting up with the bikes through a kaleidoscope of boats and buses. Although cheaper to go this route, it also takes longer and requires some good bit of organization. You need to check your sources out carefully though, as there are some stories of robbery, problems with customs when using smaller boats, etc.

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Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. (Partnered with PSSOR.com)
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.us & www.advcamp.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

 

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Oct 28, 2016

Derek Mansfield - Notes From the Road Vol. IV

This book arrived, quite unexpectedly in our mail box a few months ago. We pondered the paper wrapping and wax seal and thought of what it might be. On opening, we discovered Derek Mansfield’s book, Notes From the Road Vol. IV. It’s a unique book about a journey across west, central and eastern Europe, describing the details and experiences in those places where Derek travelled, and not just the place itself. Derek’s use of words and descriptions are like the thoughts that run through our heads, but we never utter. And when you read them, you are exactly where he wants you to be.

http://derekmansfield.com/derek-mansfield-s-notes-from-the-road-vol-iv/

Motorcycle Chains

Mike Hager from Regina USA and Robert Palmer from D.I.D Chain discuss with Jim Martin, ARR host, the technicalities of motorcycle chains. Some of the topics they cover are what do the numbers mean and what’s the difference between an o-ring chain and x-ring chain.

Mike Hager
Regina Chain USA
http://www.regina.it/
http://www.reginachain.it/

Robert Palmer
D.I.D Racing Chain
http://www.didchain.com/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com 

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com

Camel ADV Products
The ultra durable Camel Tank, is an auxiliary gas tank which gives more fuel range, extending the hours you can stay out and ride.They’re easy to install, and require no pumps or priming. They add 6 to 7 litres of extra fuel capacity and don’t use up any space normally used for other applications. There’s no drilling of your stock fuel tank, and the Camel Tank keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre-line, emptying the fuel from the Camel Tank first using an automatic transfer vacuum. The convenient installation keeps the fuel low and close to the bike’s centre line. Most models of the Camel Tank are compatible with several pannier systems.
Kits available for: BMW F700/800GS, R1200GS, KTM 1190, Honda CRF250L, Africa Twin (coming soon), Yamaha WR250R. Shipping world wide. Visit www.camel-adv.com to order.

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Oct 20, 2016

This isn't a story about a long road trip, it's about living on the road. Lisa and Simon don't think about the end of the road, or plan for a flight home, because the road is their home. They usually sleep in a tent, they cook outside, and they wouldn't have it any other way. And after 13 years of living off their bikes, with nature as their kitchen and bedroom back drop, there are no plans to settle down, at least not yet and who knows if ever?

Lisa and Simon are seasoned travellers, they are truly pioneers of the adventure motorcycling industry. When they started riding, social media was non existent, there was no twitter, youtube or facebook. If people were riding around the world, they were doing it at a time when you probably had to learn from books, or by talking to other riders or travellers. Information on motorcycle adventure travel wasn't as prevalent on the internet in 2003 as it is now.

The Thomas' have paved the way for many motorcyclists looking for inspiration or role models. Their knowledge and experience speaks volumes, whether its about connecting with people, fitting in with different cultures, making a living on the road, or cooking a great meal, and they have some great tips and advice for anyone planning or already on their trip, be it solo or as a couple. 

Watch for the book Dirty Dining, An Adventurers Cookbook by Lisa Thomas - coming soon!

Website: http://2ridetheworld.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/2ridetheworld/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. (Partnered with PSSOR.com)
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.us & www.advcamp.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Hermy's Triumph - Tires & Cycle
Family owned and operated, Hermy’s Triumph has been around since 1963, one of the oldest Triumph dealers in the United States. The adventure specialists at Hermy’s have been there for generations with over 5 million miles of riding between them.  
Hermy’s Triumph has a full service department, offering service loaners, as well as an online store shipping parts world-wide. To find out more about Hermy’s motorcycles and parts check them out at www.hermys.com.
And visit Hermy’s online store at www.triumphEstore.com and use the code ARR to get 10% off your order plus free shipping in 48 states.
PROMO CODE: ARR

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Oct 13, 2016

There's a saying that it isn't what you do in life that you will regret, it's what you don't do.  With that thought in mind, the Borden family made a decision to go on a motorcycle adventure as a family. And once they made the decision, they knew there was no turning back.

A trip with the scope of the one they chose to do can be a scary thing, what with having to leave your home, friends, extended family, jobs and everything you know that has become the norm. And then there are the fear mongers, instilling in us all the bad and negative things that 'could' happen to us while we explore new territories. And the people who care for us that will worry while we're gone. And on the other end of the scale are those who encourage us, tell us it's the best thing we will ever do, that there is so much to do and experience in the world, and that it will change our lives forever.

In 2014, the Bordens left on their adventure, and they spent 15 months travelling through Mexico, Central and South America. Terry, Sandy and Jack share their experiences and stories which inspire and reassure us that this kind of trip will influence you incredibly, change your life and the way you think, for the better.

Website: www.adventuretrio.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/wwwAdventureTriocom/107613740630

Alberto Lara & Naomi Tweddle - MotoLara - Adventure Calendar

Calendar available at http://www.motolara.com/2017calendar/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear.
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag.
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Oct 7, 2016

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 - BrokenTooth - A KLR 650 & a Pontoon Boat?

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?
Facebook: Oliver Solaro
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bwokentoof/
Website: http://www.thebrokentoothproject.com/

Rider Skills - Turning Your Bike in Tight Spaces - Bret Tkacs 

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.
Website: www.pssor.com

Power turns
Slide turn
Pivot turn (& Standing pivot)
Trail turn (limited space with hills)

Manual turns
Side stand turn (Shovel, Rock & Wood)
Head pivot (GS boxers)
Handlebar pull

Assisted turns
Z-drag
Winch
Tow strap pivot

Sam Manicom - Tour USA 2016

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. 
Website: www.sam-manicom.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AdventureMotorcycleTravelBooks/ 
https://www.facebook.com/sam.manicom.5

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. (Partnered with PSSOR.com)
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.us & www.advcamp.com 

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com

Hermy's Triumph - Tires & Cycle
Family owned and operated, Hermy’s Triumph has been around since 1963, one of the oldest Triumph dealers in the United States. The adventure specialists at Hermy’s have been there for generations with over 5 million miles of riding between them.  
Hermy’s Triumph has a full service department, offering service loaners, as well as an online store shipping parts world-wide. To find out more about Hermy’s motorcycles and parts check them out at www.hermys.com.
And visit Hermy’s online store at www.triumphEstore.com and use the code ARR to get 10% off your order plus free shipping in 48 states.
PROMO CODE: ARR

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Sep 30, 2016

The Bike or Not the Bike? That is the Question

There are so many different options on the market when it comes to purchasing an adventure motorcycle, something suitable for everyone or any adventure, but when it comes to choosing the best bike for you, there are a lot of things to consider. 

To get some advice on the things you should be looking at or thinking about while you're at the dealer or perusing the used ads, we went to a few experts in the motorcycle riding field to get their opinions on how to choose your next adventure bike. And while there is no definitive answer for any rider, they had some great tips to help make the best choice for you and for the intended use.

Grant Johnson
Horizons Unlimited
www.horizonsunlimited.com

Lawrence Hacking
Overland Adventure Rally
www.overlandadventurerally.com

Chris Scott  
Author of Adventure Motorcycling Handbook
https://adventure-motorcycling.com/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

 

More of our best at Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast

Sep 23, 2016

Only a Rider Knows Why a Dog Sticks His Head Out of a Car Window 

 Who doesn’t love their furry friend going everywhere with them? You take them in your vehicle, on hikes, for walks, they sleep in your bed (don’t deny it), and for many, they are simply one of your best friends, even like family. 

But, what if you aren’t taking the four wheeled transport, what if you are riding your bike to the store or on a trip? If you love your bike and you love your dog, there are options for bringing them both along for the ride. There are dog carriers, goggles and helmets available to keep your dog safer on a bike. Even a custom kevlar motorcycle suit made by seamstress, Aileen Toynton in the UK. And for the bigger pooch, you can invest in a sidecar to give them more space.

There’s no doubt, that traveling with a dog does have it’s challenges and rewards, and there are some sacrifices to be made along the way as well. We talked to Stuart and Janell Clarke who have been riding with their dogs on the back of their bikes for over two years and to Ara Gureghian who has had his best friend, Spirit travelling beside him in his sidecar for over ten years. And these riders wouldn’t have it any other way. Their friends riding with them, feeling the wind in their fur… er, hair… and if you asked the dogs, we’re sure they would say it beats sticking their head out of a car window any day!

Stuart & Janell Clarke - The Pack Track

Stuart and Janell Clarke have been travelling for two and a half years with their dogs through 23 different countries. Starting out in Sydney, Australia in 2014, they say that travelling with the dogs has made their adventure unique, creating some lasting memories.

Stuart and Janell have some great tips about crossing borders, accommodation, the paperwork involved, dog care while on the road and more. It’s not as difficult as you might think! They’ve also designed their own dog carrier for the back of a motorcycle called the Pillion Pooch. 

Twitter: thepacktrack
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thepacktrack
Website: www.thepacktrack.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/ThePackTrack 

Ara Gureghian & Spirit - The Oasis of My Soul

Spirit has been riding in Ara Gureghian’s sidecar for over 10 years. They’ve travelled all over the United States and in to Canada. It’s become a way of life for them as they move from place to place, living on the road most of the time. Ara and his companion, Spirit are in sync with the way they live and Ara has got to know his friend very well. So, he has some resplendent insight in to extended travel by motorcycle with dogs.

Website: www.theoasisofmysoul.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Oasis-of-my-Soul-133399976670953/
Book: Freedom on Both Ends of the Leash
Rex Specs: www.rexspecs.com

Aileen Toynton - K9 CleanCoats 

Aileen Toynton is a Scottish seamstress that makes one piece dog suits and she has designed a kevlar motorcycle suit, the first ever of it’s kind in the UK. She was contacted by a motorcyclist who wanted to take his dog along in a sidecar, but wanted the dog to be as safe as possible. And after sourcing out the kevlar and figuring out how to work with the heavy material, Aileen came up with a one piece kevlar suit that protects dogs while riding. Aileen takes orders from all over the world, so be sure to contact her with your dog measurements and keep the pooch safer!

Website: http://www.k9cleancoats.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K9CleanCoats/?pnref=lhc

End of the Big Singles?

Zac Kurylyk, motojournalist for Canada Moto guide, has a theory that the 650 thumpers or large single cylinder adventure bikes are on the verge of disappearing from the manufacturers lineups, which could explain the lack of updates from these aging dualsport platforms. He wrote an article called ‘The End of the Big Thump’ which supports this thesis. Jim Martin contacted Zac to discuss the possibilities of the 650 single cylinder dual sports going extinct.

Canada Moto Guide: www.canadamotoguide.com
The End of the Big Thump: http://canadamotoguide.com/2016/09/19/the-end-of-big-single-cylinder-thumpers/

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent a few ADV prepped bikes and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. 
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.uswww.advcamp.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Sep 14, 2016

 Two Wheeled Nomad / Royal Enfield

Two years ago we had Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford, Two Wheeled Nomad, on ARR. At the time Lisa was a newbie to riding, and the trip was just in the beginning stages. Recently, Jim talked with Lisa and Jason about what they've been up to as they plan the next leg of their adventure. Where are they headed to and is there any end in sight to their moto adventure?

And on the heels of the grand opening of the Royal Enfield North America headquarters and first flagship showroom opening, Jim had the opportunity to discuss the future of the Royal Enfield motorcycle with Siddartha Lal, CEO of Royal Enfield and Rod Copes, President of Royal Enfield North America. Will an adventure bike be coming to North America?

Two Wheeled Nomad - Lisa Morris & Jason Spafford

Two years on the road, and still going strong, Lisa and Jason talk about their adventures and future plans. Lisa is a travel writer and Jason is an adventure photographer, both freelancing on the road to help keep up their nomadic lifestyle.
Website: https://twowheelednomad.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/twowheelednomad/

 

Royal Enfield - Siddartha Lal & Rod Copes

 

* From Royal Enfield News Release: Milwaukee, Wis. (Sept. 12, 2016)

Royal Enfield North America Cruises Into Milwaukee With the Opening of North American Headquarters and First Flagship Showroom

Oldest Motorcycle Brand in Continuous Production Focuses Efforts in North America

It was a historic day for Royal Enfield, the fastest-growing motorcycle brand in the world, as it marked the opening of its first flagship dealer experience in Milwaukee, the heart of the North American motorcycle community.
 
Royal Enfield CEO Siddhartha Lal and Rod Copes, president of Royal Enfield North America, addressed the crowd, including VIPs and dignitaries, at the grand opening event this past weekend. 

“Royal Enfield is focused on delivering a ‘Pure Motorcycling’ experience to consumers. Our motorcycles are classically styled, simple, evocative and fun to ride. Royal Enfield creates a unique experience for riders that is approachable and unintimidating,” Copes said at the press conference. “This is the brand’s first stand-alone showroom location in the U.S., which brings to life the 115-year heritage of Royal Enfield – a history we’re very proud of.”

The company has also selected Milwaukee as the location of its headquarters and currently employs a staff of 20.

“Myself and the rest of the Royal Enfield global leadership are committed to the North American region,” Lal said. “Since 2010, we have increased production from 50,000 units to 500,000 units globally, and we are expected to produce 675,000 by the end of this fiscal year. North America is key to the contribution of that global growth.”

Royal Enfield North America will be continuing the brand’s storied history with the unveiling of its North American model lineup, featuring single-cylinder engines currently up to 535 cc. Available models at the 226 N. Water St. showroom include:

•The Classic 500 – timeless colors and classic styling ideal for exploring a city or cruising a country road. 

•The Continental GT – a light and nimble motorcycle that boasts an aggressive riding position for an exhilarating ride.

•The Bullet 500 – in production for seven decades with its unmistakable appearance and distinctive exhaust note, this model delivers a classic, vivid sensory experience on every ride.
  
About Royal Enfield: 
The oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-size motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles. With its new manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. With more than 50 percent growth every year for the last five years, Royal Enfield is fast becoming a very important player in the global mid-size motorcycle market and is working toward reinventing this space with motorcycles that are evocative and engaging and great fun to ride.
  
Royal Enfield exports to over 50 countries across the world including the USA, UK, several European and Latin American countries, as well as the Middle East and Southeast Asia. Royal Enfield also organizes and supports many motorcycling events and rides globally, more prominently the Rider Mania – an annual gathering of Royal Enfield riders from all over the world at the lovely beaches of Goa – and the Himalayan Odyssey, the most arduous motorcycle ride over some of the toughest roads and highest mountain passes in the Himalayas. Royal Enfield also conducts the popular “One Ride,” where people around the world ride out on their motorcycles on the first Sunday of April.

To learn more, visit www.royalenfield.com/USAwww.instagram.com/
royalenfield_na/ or www.facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica/.

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Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

 

Sep 8, 2016

An interview with actor Bug Hall, who plays Arthur Davidson in "HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS", a Discovery Channel 3 part mini series which premiered on September 5, 6 & 7. Now available for viewing on Discovery Go online video portal at https://www.discoverygo.com/harley-and-the-davidsons/

Listen to this week's episode:

Bug Hall is an avid motorcyclist, having ridden about 1,000,000 miles. So, it comes as no surprise that Bug was the perfect choice to play the role of Arthur Davidson, one of the founders of Harley Davidson Motorcycles. He talks to Jim about Discovery Channel's production of a historically authentic show, the making of one of the United States most successful motorcycle companies, that's been around since 1903, well over 100 years. Harley Davidson has almost become a household name, there aren't very many people who won't know what it is when they hear the words.

Arthur Davidson (Played by Bug Hall) - Discovery Channel bio

The youngest of four brothers, Arthur is Harley-Davidson’s sales manager. A natural communicator with a reputation as a practical joker. Arthur deploys his charm to win powerful allies and secure the loyalty of customers and dealers alike. Born in Milwaukee in 1881, Arthur attends the same school as Bill Harley where they become close friends – Arthur’s gregariousness complimenting Bill’s quiet intelligence. Aged 15, Arthur begins his working career, taking a job with a local manufacturing company as an apprentice patternmaker. Before long, Arthur and Bill start tinkering with gasoline engines at home, hoping to attach one to a bicycle. Seeking investment and the skills of a top machinist, Arthur writes to his brother, Walter, enticing him to return to Milwaukee by promising him a ride on their new motorized bicycle which in reality hasn’t yet been built. When their rivals Indian motorcycles and Excelsior found their own factory racing teams, Arthur locks horns with Walter and Bill Harley who want to meet them on the track, because he’s worried about the damage racing accidents could cause their brand. Horrified by the death of his friend, Eddie Hasha, in 1912 at the height of the motordrome craze, Arthur writes passionate editorials against board track racing in the company’s ‘Dealer’ magazine, imploring his salesforce to refuse deals with the promoters. In the 1910s and 1920s, Arthur criss-crosses America and the English-speaking world, with his wife, Clara, establishing a formidable network of Harley-Davidson dealers which will help secure them as the largest motorcycle company in the world. After the death of his brothers, William and Walter, and their friend Bill Harley, between 1937 and 1943, Arthur is the last remaining founder still working at Harley-Davidson until he and Clara are tragically killed in a car crash in 1950.

From the Discovery Channel - Press Release:

A Harley-Davidson is more than a motorcycle. It is a symbol of Americana, built from the ground up by founders Walter and Arthur Davidson and their friend Bill Harley. But the road to success was not exactly smooth – filled with innumerable obstacles, ruthless competitors and extraordinary risks. Together these three young men, the sons of blue-collar immigrants, gave everything they had to ensure the survival of the company they founded. But just how far would 

Based on a true story, HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS charts the birth of this iconic bike during a time of great social and technological change beginning at the turn of the 20th century. Walter, Arthur and Bill risked their entire fortune and livelihood to launch the budding enterprise. Each of these men faced very different challenges, but it was the motorcycle that united their dreams and ambitions. For Walter Davidson, the venture was a chance to escape from the confines of society – to ignore the rules and build a bike that could go anywhere and ride hard. For Arthur Davidson, it was an opportunity to finally make good on his name. And for Bill Harley, the bike gave him hope to break free from his overbearing parents and apply his talent as an engineer.

Built in a shed out of Milwaukee, these motorcycles were able to survive nearly every condition imaginable. And Walter certainly put the bikes to the test. His ferocious ambition propelled him to become a top motorcycle racer while competing in the deadly competitions sweeping the nation. Walter’s daredevil exploits put Harley-Davidson on the map – and while risky – pushed the company to eventually overtake their archrival competitor, Indian, which had a stronghold on the market.

But the founders also faced an underlying moral question – just how much would they risk to become successful? Racing could often have deadly consequences, especially with the rise of the hazardous motordrome competitions sweeping the country.

Fuelled by ingenuity, innovation and design, the founders of Harley-Davidson faced off against their much bigger rivals. If things couldn’t get any more difficult, the Great Depression hit and the motorcycle industry was decimated. But Harley-Davidson continued to defy the odds with their forward-thinking business ideas.

HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS looks at how the founders continued to grow its loyal following like no other competitor– whether it was securing the American Army contract and teaching riders how to make repairs on the field to embracing boisterous motorcycle clubs across the nation. They would eventually channel all their resources with their biggest risk yet – creating the world’s first superbike, a state-of-the-art racing machine for the masses.

Walter, Arthur and Bill cemented Harley-Davidson’s reputation as a builder of bikes that goes anywhere, could ride hard and ignored all the rules.  It’s a legacy that has endured over 100 years – and at the heart of the brand and its loyal riders.

Discovery Channel: www.discovery.com
Discovery Go: www.discoverygo.com/harley-and-the-davidsons/
Harley and the Davidsons Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/harleyandthedavidsons/
Bug Hall Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bug_Hall?lang=en

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Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Tour USA Motorcycle Rentals & Tours
Tour USA is a motorcycle rental company based near Seattle, Washington in the USA. The perfect launching point for any trip along the west coast of the United States and Canada, boasting top world destinations for adventure riders from all over the world.
Tour USA bikes are all equipped with protection for ADV travel and pelican panniers to ensure less potential of damage in a tip over.
Whether you want to rent anADV prepped bike and travel solo or participate in a fully supported event with trainers, guides and support vehicles, they are the people to make your dream ride come true. 
Let TourUSA help you dream – plan – ride!
www.tourusa.us 

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Sep 2, 2016

In 1982, twenty-four year old Elspeth Beard decided to set out on a round the world trip on her motorcycle. Having finished up three years of architectural studies, and with some changes in her personal life, she saved up about £1000 and then shipped her 1974 BMW R60/6 to New York where she began her journey.

Elspeth regals and inspires us with some stories of her experiences and misadventures as she travelled 55,000 km until she returned to the United Kingdom in 1984, becoming the first English woman to ride a motorcycle around the world. With lessons learned from coping with everything from dysentary to stolen valuables, Elspeth proved herself a brave woman who will let nothing stop her from achieving whatever she wants.

http://www.elspethbeardarchitects.com/projects/munsteadwatertower.html

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Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Music: http://audionautix.com/

Aug 26, 2016

Between 1440 and 1450, Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. But, history shows that printing has been around long before Gutenberg's invention. As early as 220, the Chinese were block printing, putting ink on wooden blocks and pressing them on cloth and then hundreds of years later, on paper.

Before the press was invented, Europeans either painstakingly copied written word by hand or used a method similar to the Chinese block printing called Xylography. Both were laborious and time consuming, and because of this, book choices were limited and costly. But, it was Gutenberg who facilitated books being mass produced throughout Europe at a fraction of the cost. 

So, it's with thanks to Gutenberg that we have so many books available to us to learn or to immerse ourselves in for pleasure. Authors can take us on adventures, to the places they have been, describing the sights, sounds and smells in such vivid detail that we feel we are there, experiencing it for ourselves. We also read inspirational books that teach us to appreciate life, to feel good and get the most out of it we can. And books that teach us about things, show us how-to or teach us some much needed skills.

For going on to 2000 years, humans have been reading the written word. We are so fortunate to have books easily available to us, to keep a book on the shelf to read over and over again or to refer to when we need to know something. There's something special about holding a book in your hand and turning the page. Or, the next best thing, for those of us limited in space, or travelling, or just trying to keep costs down, are downloadable eBooks. Or if you are tight for time, you can listen to someone read a book on CD or download it to hear it. 

And, of course, since motorcycles are our passion and yours, we have been lucky to have some fantastic authors on our show and have compiled a list of some of these authors. But, there are many, many authors out there who we haven't had on the show, who have written valuable, informative or just plain entertaining books. Peruse your local book store, or check out some authors websites. Pick a book, or two, and put up your feet and take a trip to South America, India, Africa, Europe or wherever your heart desires, plan a motorcycle adventure, or learn a thing or two about riding or repairs.

Guest: Graham Field talks about books and Bulgaria - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

California Lane Splitting Made Legal - Will it Pave the Way?

California is the first state to legalize motorcycle lane splitting in Bill No. 51. David Hough, author of Proficient Motorcycling and other books, comes on to ARR to talk about this new bill, what lane splitting is and what it's going to change, if anything.
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB51

Author List (in no special order)

Ted Simon: http://jupitalia.com/

Sam Manicom: http://www.sam-manicom.com/books/

Graham Field - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

Sjaak Lucassen: http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/

Dr. Gregory Frazier: Amazon

Ara Gureghian - http://theoasisofmysoul.com/

David Hough - Amazon

Steve Mason - Amazon

Mike Fitterling - http://www.roaddogpub.com/

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix - http://www.aussiesoverland.com.au/

Bernard Smith - http://worldtour.org.uk/

Linda Bootherstone-Bick - http://www.lindab.id.au/

Lois Pryce - http://www.loisontheloose.com/

Robert Wicks - Amazon

Carla King - http://carlaking.com/

Glen Heggstad - http://www.strikingviking.net/

Nathan Millward - http://www.nathanmillward.com/

Nick Sanders - http://www.nicksanders.com/

Simon Pavey - http://www.worldrider.com/blog/

Jeremy Kroeker - http://www.oscillatorpress.com/

Allan Karl - http://www.worldrider.com/blog/

Zoe Cano: http://www.zoecano.com/


ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Aug 19, 2016

Anna Grechishkina left Kiev, Ukraine in July, 2013 to follow her dreams of a trip around the world. Having fallen in love with motorcycling in 2005 when she got her license through the arduous Ukrainian licensing system, she started to take trips that were weeks to a few months long to different countries with friends. It seemed logical to morph in to a longer trip, perhaps a year or two riding around the world. Anna began to look in to an alternate bike, one which she hoped would be more suitable for the kind of riding she wanted to do. And after some time spent negotiating and convincing, KTM supplied her with a motorcycle. 

Anna doesn't claim to be rich or a highly experienced rider, in fact she says she had only $1000 in her pocket when she left Ukraine and says she is a cautious and responsible rider. Not seeming to be a high risk taker, Anna still decided to ride this much bigger bike than what she was accustomed to, thinking that if the trip was meant to be then it would all come together. 

Three years later, Anna is grateful to have travelled to many countries and to all those who have helped her realize her dream. And as she begins the next leg of her trip to Africa, Anna is working on a book to share her experiences of travelling the world and meeting the people who make our earth such a wonderful place.

http://www.ihaveadreamrtw.com/

https://www.facebook.com/anna.grechishkina.3?fref=ts


When the Going Gets Stuck - Rider Skills - Bret Tkacs

How to get out of sand or mud when your bike gets buried or you get “stuck in a rut”. What tools, techniques and methods can you employ to get unstuck?

Tools:

Z-drag system
  2 - pulleys
  Anchor strap
  Bike strap (flat straps used for tie-down are ideal
  Non-stretch utility cord (rope)
  Two climbing carabiners
  Two prusik loops

Extrications tools
  1” flat strap (for towing or pulling)
  Collapsible shovel
  Winch system (Warn XT 17)
  Hatchet, ax or large knife (for cutting wood or branches for ground support)
  Bike tie down loops or short rope loops (for hand holds)

Improvised tools
  Logs or boards for supporting raised bike
  Boards or rods for leverage
  Large rocks for leverage points or “roll back” brake
  Tarp, plastic orcloth for surface integrity
  Branches, bushes
  Friends or bystanders
  Other vehicles
  Rock or flat board for side stand pivoting

Detailed Instruction - How To

Focus on deep mud and sand:
  Unload the bike as much as possible.
  Dig out one side from the tires.
  If needed, place a dispersed surface down before tilting bike over.
  Push the bike over onto it's side so that tires are elevated.
  Trench out a path in front of the tire path of travel (critical).
  Fill the trench with something to prevent sinking.
  Rock, tarp, branches, wood, clothing.
  Stand the bike back up and ease it out under power (important to know how to work the grey    zone).

Bonus help
  Have someone (s) pull from the front of the bike using straps or rope.
  Tie the rope as low on the bike as possible so you lift as you pull.
  If anyone “pushes from the rear it is more often helpful to have them press straight down with all  their weight to increase traction rather than push forward”.
  Tie off to another vehicle to help as a tug.
  Set up a Z-drag system to offer leverage advantage.
  Use a winch system.
  Often “rocking” the bike with the clutch to get things moving helps.

The Don’ts …

  Don’t get excited and throw the clutch out too fast and break traction.
  Don’t get intimidated and fully disconnect power unless you get a total loss of traction (if the  wheel is spinning you have lost traction).
  Don’t “push” the bike and work harder than needed, use as much motor as possible.
  Don’t dig yourself in deeper by spinning the tire.
  Don’t rush your set up before you start to recover yourself.

The Do’s
  Do take as much time as needed to prepare the exit.
  Do make the exit as smooth and level as possible.
  Do adhere to safety (after all, being hurt and stuck is worse than just being stuck).

Listener Exercise

1. Work on perfecting your clutch control by finding a hill that is slick and practice starting from a stop.
2. When you can no longer start from a stop have a friend apply all their weight to the back of the bike by pressing straight down.
3. From the same location experiment by changing the surface by adding…
     Rock
     Branches
     Old clothes
     Tarp
     Wood
4. Dig a small trench only a few inches deep and about a foot long with a very shallow exit and try again.
5. Practice tipping your bike over far enough to raise the wheels off the ground and then picking it back up.

This Episode of ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Aug 12, 2016

Water weighs in at  8.34 pounds per US Gallon or by the litre its .7 kg or 1.6 pounds, and humans need on average of 2.2 - 3 litres of water per day.
When we are packing for a motorcycle adventure, water and fuel are often left to the end to be fitted into whatever space remains, but considering the weight and bulk of liquids, not to mention the challenge of leakproof containers, perhaps it should be our first consideration.
And now that you have all that bulk and weight in water you still may need extra fuel storage. Fuel weighs less than water but still ranks high on your list of consumables for weight. 
So what do you do about all this weight and bulk of the extra water and fuel on your bike without making it feel like your riding an overloaded scooter? 

Guests:

Sam Manicom: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://www.sam-manicom.com/

Graham Field: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://grahamfield.co.uk/

Sjaak Lucassen: Motorcycle adventurer and author. http://www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/

Cory Hanson: Camel ADV Products http://www.camel-adv.com/ 

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Aug 4, 2016

Lyndon Poskitt is a passionate motorcyclist who has spent many years racing motorcycles, with the apogee being the Dakar Rally in 2013. He decided he was ready for something different and planned to travel around the world to different places, racing when the opportunities were there. He sold most of his possession and two years ago he set out on his self built custom adventure bike, which he calls Basil. 

For Lyndon, this has been quite the adventure, he's been travelling unsupported, racing Basil, doing his own repairs and maintenance and he's still on the road, looking for races in different places.

Twitter: lyndonposkitt
Facebook: Lyndon Poskitt Racing
Website: www.racestoplaces.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/adventurespec

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Jul 28, 2016

Sjaak Lucassen, from The Netherlands, is a long distance motorcycle rider. He’s put a lot of miles on his bikes, notably between 2001 and 2006 he put 250,000 km (160,000 m) on a Yamaha YZF-R1. Not a bike you would expect someone to ride around the world. When it comes to choosing a bike to ride on an adventure, Sjaak says just to ride the bike you love.

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Jul 22, 2016

Dr. Gregory Frazier has been described as "America's #1 extreme motorcycle adventurer." He's an author, moto journalist, photographer and a documentary film maker. And he's a motorcycle adventure junkie.

He wrote the book "Motorcycle Adventurer" about the first real adventure rider, Carl Stearns Clancy, who circumnavigated the globe in 1912-1913, and he shares some secrets about this book with ARR. He talks about myths and untruths about motorcycle adventure, and how the internet can give misinformation about which he says, "never let the truth get in the way of a good ride tale".

In Dr Gregory Frazier's latest book DOWN AND OUT IN PATAGONIA, KAMCHATKA AND TIMBUKTU, he tells how he became "motorcycle adventure junkie" and he shares some tips and tricks that has fed his "addiction”.

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Jul 12, 2016

Surf Boards, Horses and Bikes

Sam Chisholm is a helicopter pilot from Australia that was feeling the itch to have an adventure. He came up with a plan to ride a motorcycle from Argentina to Alaska, and so he quit his job and flew to South America. His two friends joined him and he's now half way through their adventure. They're proving that what seems impossible can be possible, by learning as they go. They traded skills with a couple of other riders, surfing for horseback riding. And even though they didn't know how to ride a motorbike, or how to surf, let alone pitch a tent, they are learning as they go, and having a great time of it.
Website: http://www.wayofftrack.com.au/

Rider Skills - Bret Tkacs

Due diligence before you do a trip and being prepared. A list of some of the things you may want to learn before you head off in to the wild.

Too often riders buy a motorcycle, GPS, travel kit and head out for their adventure without considering what could go wrong or the skills they are lacking. Riders will spend countless hours researching the perfect bike, tent or tires but will not even consider a first aid class beyond the one that tells them to call 911. Bikes and kit come and go but being armed with knowledge and skill is what you get to keep with you and can keep what could be a minor incident from turning into a tragedy.

1. Rider training
Preventing injury through skills
Preventing bike damage through more precise riding
Reducing fatigue with low energy riding techniques so you don’t make mistakes and are ready to deal with the unplanned
Advanced street training 

2. Mechanical training

Preventive maintenance to reduce mechanical failure or a resulting accident
Roadside repairs
Flats
Broken chains
Bearing replacement
Seal replacements (forks)
Bent rim repair
Cracked engine case or leak repair
Submersion recovery (what to do if you bike goes swimming)
Bodywork repair
Stripped bolts or lost bolts/screw/nuts

3. Medical training
First aid
Mountaineering style training
i. Improvising
ii. Long term first aid
Building a personal or group aid kit
Knowing your medications for travel use (home remedies)
Exposure training or outdoor survival basics

4. Navigation
Knowing your GPS
i. Tracks vs routes
ii. Maps
iii. Common failures
Compass work
Map reading

5. Prevention
Bike selection and set up
Riding gear and clothing selection
What and how to research
Emergency communication
i. PLB’s and trackers
ii. Two way communication
iii. Cell and Sat phones
iv. Other
v. Situational awareness (vision and pattern recognition)
vi. Personal self defense

6. Recovery training (also needed for many international travels)
Bike recovery
i. Winching and leveraging
ii. Mud recovery
iii. Picking up bikes
iv. Towing
v. Loading and strapping

Website: www.pssor.com

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Jul 8, 2016

July Behl - Madagascar Adventure

July Behl, was one of the six finalists for the United People of Adventure project organized by Touratech, with their initiative being to unite riders from different continents, cultures and speaking different languages, through their love of adventure motorcycling and travel. 

July found riding in Madagascar incredibly exciting, experiencing "gnarly roads to deep sand, broken bridges to unforgiving ruts, extreme heat to torrential rain, mad foreigners to slightly confused locals". He connected with his fellow riders saying "the people, everyone and I mean everyone was just brilliant - helpful, kind, considerate and always there for each other". It's a trip he won't ever forget, and would do again in a heartbeat. 
Facebook: July Behl https://www.facebook.com/rishi.rr.3


Herbert & Ramona Schwartz - United People of Adventure


Herbert and Ramona Schwartz from Touratech brought these motorcyclists together for the experience of a lifetime in Madagascar. They tell us their ideas behind this project, about the selection process, how the event turned out, and about their future plans for United People of Adventure.
Website: http://www.real-adv.com/

Innovative Soft Luggage System - Adam Owens - Green Chile Adventure Gear

We discuss an innovative way of connecting bags to your motorcycle with Adam Owens. Any bag, including dry bags, can be used with their system as motorcycle luggage. The system is something new to the market and has been invented by the two owners of Green Chile Adventure Gear.
Website: www.greenchileadv.com

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Jun 30, 2016

Not for all people, but quite often for many of us, when we leave on a trip, be it a few weeks, months or a year or more, we face emotional and financial hurdles. First we spend time planning, and we reach a point where we have crossed all our t’s and dotted all our i’s. We know exactly how things are going to go, where we will be and how much money we need, or so we think. Once on the road, some of us may feel homesick, or lost. We get lonely, financially strapped, worried or unsure about how this trip will pan out. These hurdles, if you persevere, are usually overcome as you fall in to a rhythm. And soon the road becomes your home, you meet new people and experience new cultures. You can find work on the road in different locations, or be self employed, writing articles, blogging or making films. Once you find your niche, your comfort zone is expanded and you begin to thrive.

As you know from the many extended travel riders we have interviewed in the past, there are those who find they have a need to return home at the end of a trip and some who don’t want to go back to a traditional life at all.

Scooter Tramp Scotty and Michelle Hope are great examples of true living on the road. Finding work wherever they go, connecting with old friends and making new ones.

And then are those who leave for a year and don’t come back home for 14 years. Ian Coates had wanderlust, travelling at a very slow pace. He just couldn’t bring himself to return home until he was good and ready.

And some go for a while, then return home for a time, and hit the road again as soon as they can. They may have work or other obligations, health concerns or they just may feel the need to spend time with family before tasting freedom again. Ara Geureghian and Spirit spend most of their time on the road, returning home for different reasons, always with the intention of getting on the road again as soon as possible.

Daniel Rintz and his partner Josie, have just completed their riding adventure from Alaska to Argentina. When the trip was coming to an end, they realized they just couldn’t stop riding and go back to a regular lifestyle. They prefer to face Africa underfunded, figuring out the financial bits as they go rather than go back to normal life. For some, this is hard to fathom, for others, well, we either dream about it or do it.

 We’ve had many opportunities to explore old cemeteries and something always seems to grab us when we do. When we look at the names and dates, the condition of the graves, we realize that one day it is inevitable, we will be forgotten. Our families and friends will remember us while they are still living, but as the years go by, pretty soon we are just a name on a gravestone with a birth and death date. If we won’t be remembered forever, then isn’t only right that we should live life to the fullest, throw caution to the wind and make memories for ourselves?

Why let our fears or worries about travel and the unknown stop us? Take that trip or live the lifestyle that you have always wanted to. Be it on the road for 14 years, 14 months, or 14 days, just get in to the rhythm and travel. Experience life, escape the box.

Daniel Rintz
Website: www.open-explorers.com

Scooter Tramp Scotty
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GypsyDrifters

Michelle Hope
Website: www.simplynomadic.wordpress.com 

Ian Coates
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ian.coates.923

Ara Gureghian
Website: www.theoasisofmysoul.com

ARR is Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Jun 23, 2016

A new film has been released worldwide on National Geographic featuring Christophe Barriere-Varju from Multi-Award Winning film Dream Racer, and former Miss Australia and Miss Universe Australia, Laura Csortan.

Two adventure bikers take on the journey of a lifetime travelling through Morocco, North Africa, on the trail of the ultimate biking challenge, the Dakar Rally. One rider, Christophe Barriere-Varju, has competed in the Dakar Rally four times. The other, Laura Csortan, has never set a wheel off road before. Starting in Marrakech, Morocco, they must make their way through mountains, gorges, rivers and deserts to reach the Moroccan Sahara. Christophe will be sharing his knowledge of what it takes to be an off-road adventurer whilst Laura will be pushing her biking skills to the limits and experiencing a journey like never before. Will they make it to their final destination of the Sahara Desert or will the journey of a lifetime be too much for an off-road novice?
**Press Release supplied by Christophe Barriere-Varju - Dream Racer

To watch the film preview:
http://www.motorcyclelife.com.au/australian-dakar-rally-competitor-model-take-epic-moroccan-adventure/
http://www.motorcyclelife.com.au/talk-dakar-rider-christophe-barriere-varju-ahead-riding-morocco-world-premiere/

Website: www.dreamracer.tv
Facebook: /dreamracer.tv
Instagram: @dreamracer.tv

 

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 
www.giantloopmoto.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Jun 16, 2016

When One Year Turns in to Three - Petra and Anders Stridfeldt

With their three sons grown and moved out, Petra and Anders felt what they called boredom, that loss we all feel when we’ve worked and lived to raise our families, and then being needed comes to an end. So they came up with a plan to ride their motorcycles around the world. They quit their jobs, sold their house, car and most of their belongings and in 5 months were on the road. They only planned to be gone a year, maybe a year and a half, but three years later they are still riding, having explored 40 countries and ridden about 108,000 km. And it doesn’t look like there’s an end in sight for Petra and Anders motorcycle adventure. Jim caught up with them in Sao Paulo before they leave for Europe and Africa.

Twitter: 2bikers1world
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TwoBikersOneWorld/?fref=ts
Website: twobikersoneworld.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCuIvncoQOki-jfVyhhLVyjw

Rider Skills - Handling Your Bike When You’re Not Moving

A lot of riders struggle moving their bikes around, loading them on to trailers or vehicles, into hotel lobbies around their garages or even just parking them. Bret discusses the mechanics behind handling your bike in these situations.

- Understanding balance
- Using leverage in place of brute force
- Using the body to brace
- Using neutral balance concepts
- Controlling fear
- Using body weight, movement and leverage
- Dealing with tall saddles and dismounting
- Dismounting under motion
- Dismounting when stopped
- High side vs low side
- Handlebar position
- Use for gears or brakes
- When to use the side stand
- Using center stands, techniques and tricks for heavily loaded bikes
- Standard technique for using side stand
- Using terrain features to ease the use of side stand
- Tricks for chain maintenance (using power to dig a free-roll trench)
- Maneuvering a bike manually (no power vs with power)
- Hotel lobbies
- Garage spaces
- Loading ramps
- Using center stand and side stands for pivoting

Instructor: Bret Tkacs from PSSOR 
www.pssor.com

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 
www.giantloopmoto.com

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Jun 10, 2016

Mary McGee - Legendary Motorcycle Racer

Mary McGee is truly an inspirational rider, who has paved the way for many women competitors and riders alike. She started out racing cars in the 1950’s and then got in to motorcycle road racing, enduro, motocross and finally vintage racing in the 2000’s. She started racing long before it was acceptable for women, racing against men simply because there weren’t any women’s classes in racing. And when Mary received the FIM Woman Legend in 2012, she finally decided to get her street riding license, and signed up for a basic motorcycle riding class!

Mary turns 80 years old this year, and when you hear her voice in this interview, she just doesn’t sound like your average octogenarian. She’s witty, spry and just sounds way younger than her years. It must be motorcycling that keeps her young, and if that’s the case, then we should all be doing it. Bravo Mary! You are one of our greatest mentors!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mary.mcgee.3745?ref=br_rs

Brad Barker - Operation Ecuador

Brad is the producer of The Ride of My Life videos and website, with the goal of discovering the good stuff, exploring and riding to different places in the world, and to impact lives in a positive way.

In April 2016, the people of Ecuador were struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and are still in desperate need of aid. Brad went down to Ecuador and helped a local motorcycle club distribute some supplies to the victims. Brad Barker is planning Operation Ecuador, and is gathering donations of money and supplies to deliver to Ecuador. In partnership with RawHyde, the Coalition of Hope Foundation and the local Ecuador motorcycle club, the Brosters, he is taking a relief shipment down when the containers are full. They are seeking financial and good donations, as well as asking for help to unload and distribute goods. If you would like to help in any of these ways, check out Brad’s website.

Website: www.therideofmylife.net

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 
www.giantloopmoto.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

Jun 3, 2016

Sub-Frames with Grant Johnson

Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited talks about motorcycle sub-frames. Why they break. How much weight you can put on your bike. How to calculate pay load. Staying within weight capacity.
www.horizonsunlimited.com

Gear Talk - Darien Jacket & AD1 Pants Review with Andy Goldfine

A review of the Darien jacket and AD1 pants made by Aerostich. Jim Martin has been testing these products, off and on road, and gives a review of the riding gear. He also has a chat with Andy Goldfine, owner of Aerostich about how he got in to making motorcycle clothing.
www.aerostich.com/arr

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 
www.giantloopmoto.com

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

May 26, 2016

We can find all kinds of reasons and excuses to keep putting off a short road trip, let alone a trip to other countries. As we all know, work can be the stopper in trip planning. We have to make money to support our riding addictions after all! And what if you’re just not comfortable enough to ride on your own, would a group tour be just the thing for you? Or if you know nothing about bike repairs? 

Even the biggest of problems has a solution, sometimes you have to jump through some hoops, make mistakes or just figure it out. While some obstacles can be intimidating or difficult, once you overcome them you may be surprised what you discover. In this episode we talk with Kinga Tanajewska and Brian Clarke about their adventure motorcycle trips and what they had to do to get there.

Kinga Tanajewska - Combining Work & Adventure in Australia

Kinga Tanajewska knew an interest of motorcycles at a young age, and rode street bikes since her teens when her parents bought her a motorcycle for graduation. She moved from Poland to Australia, and there developed a passion for adventure motorcycling led by her desire to see as much of Australia’s outback as she could. She had a dream to ride around Australia, but wanted to keep her job. She also had no repair skills in case she had a flat or other break down.

By splitting her trip in to two parts, and incorporating a couple of job transfers, she was able to mesh work and riding and ride solo around Australia. She experienced beautiful scenery, wildlife, and remote camping. For Kinga, changing a tire turned out not to be a concern after all, and now she is grabs any opportunity to ride. We call that rider mania!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onherbike
Website: onherbike.com
Youtube Channel: youtube.com/onherbike

Brian Clarke - People & Places Make the Adventure

Brian Clarke wasn’t happy being a mechanic, he’d had some failed relationships and was in desperate need for a change in his life. He’d always loved motorcycles but the expense kept him from riding, until he bought an old 600 Bandit and then he was hooked. Not knowing much about long distance adventure travel, he decided to book a Pan America motorcycle tour. Although his bike did break down just before the near three month trip was over, and the tour had proved challenging in more ways than one, Brian now realized that he was able to travel on his own. He didn’t need to rely on anyone else to guide him. He returned to the UK, leaving his motorcycle in Calgary, Canada. After a year, he flew back, got his bike and his two wheeled travel life began. 

Brian eyes were opened to the beauty of the land and people in the places he visited. He met the love of his life, motorcyclist Michelle Lamphere, and instead of an undesirable job, he passionately pursues riding and submits articles to various moto publications. Life is good!

Twitter: tenereboy
Facebook: Brian Clarke
Website: www.onepistononeworld.com
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mwFHojPU90

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR
www.giantloopmoto.com

Green Chile Adventure Gear
Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 
To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com

To see more about this episode go to www.adventureriderradio.com

May 20, 2016

Skid Plates and Crash Bars - What Your Bike Needs - Chris "Teach" McNeil 

No matter how much riding you've done or how experienced you are, there's always the possibility that your bike may go down. Be it from losing your footing while off-road riding or just from it toppling over for some random reason, you will want the best protection for your motorcycle. Motorcycle damage can be expensive, but there are after-market protection components available to minimize or prevent costly repairs, or perhaps even to keep from putting your bike out of commission. 

For the past ten years, Chris "Teach" McNeil, a champion freestyle motorcycle athlete, has been performing around the world doing some pretty extreme stunt riding. And Chris has learned a thing or two about protecting a bike through the school of hard knocks! In carrying out the stunts he does, he's had his fair share of spills and as we all know, experience speaks volumes. On this episode Chris shares his knowledge of how to best safeguard your bike for when it goes down.

 

Twitter: teachmcneil

Facebook: teachmcneil

Website: teachtrix.com

 

Rider Skills-Improving Rider Visibility - Bret Tkacs

 

Improve and master your riding techniques with some great tips from Bret Tkacs from Puget Sound Safety Off Road. Bret is a skilled expert and this segment's instructor. 

 

Website: www.pssor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pssor/

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Puget Sound Safety Off Road

PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.

www.pssor.com

 

Green Chile Adventure Gear

Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 

To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

More motorcycle podcasts at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

 

May 13, 2016

Counter Steering Explained at Last

79 year old David L. Hough has been riding motorcycles for more than 50 years. He and his wife, Diana, have travelled extensively by motorcycles in North & South America, central Europe, the UK, South Africa and New Zealand. While employed at The Boeing Company in Seattle for more than 36 years, he mostly commuted to work by motorcycle. Combining his travel and commuting experience, he became a highly skilled rider and continues to share his knowledge through various magazine publications and several books, including our favorite Proficient Motorcycling.

David is a certified motorcycle safety instructor and has taught motorcycle training courses. He's been an influence in the development of courses by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Sidecar/Trike Education Program.

An award winning author, David L. Hough was inducted in to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2009 in recognition of his lifetime efforts towards motorcycle safety.

On this episode, David talks with Jim Martin about counter steering, a much difficult concept to explain and grasp. A necessary skill when it comes to riding, David enlightens us on how it's done.

 

David L. Hough's books: http://www.amazon.com/David-L.-Hough/e/B001JOWE2I

 

Lifting the Cloud of Confusion on Your Motorcycle Charging System

Max Stratton, owner of Max BMW dealerships, is a master mechanic. He shares his motorcycle repair expertise on how to check your charging system, including the stator, rectifier and battery. He has some great DYI troubleshooting tips for the road, and some help hints on limping home if it cant be fixed on the side of the road. 

www.maxbmw.com

 

This Episode is Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Green Chile Adventure Gear

Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 

To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

More at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

May 6, 2016

In October 2014, Liz and her partner Con Feyen set out travel from Australia to London with a 12 month window planned for their trip. They had sold, stored or donated all their belongings, except for what they needed for the trip, and while it may seem scary to some people, they were excited about the freedom of being homeless and jobless and without “stuff”. Liz felt no trepidations about not being a very experienced motorcycle rider, and happily set out for London.

 

Well, after 16 months of riding, they arrived in Iran. Seems their schedule had gone on the wayside and London was not to be attained on this trip. And while at times the trip may have been harder than what Liz thought it would be, she feels she is better off for having done it. She says that “it is never too late to start something new, learn something new and to put yourself in vulnerable situations”. And even now, Liz and Con are planning their next adventure as she hones her skills back in Australia.

 

Blog: roostersoverland.com

Facebook: roosters overland & Liz Keily

 

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Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Puget Sound Safety Off Road

PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.

www.pssor.com

 

Green Chile Adventure Gear

Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 

To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

More at Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast.

Apr 28, 2016

After living in Australia for 12 years, Will & Kate were feeling homesick for the UK and decided it was time to go home. They could have just booked a flight and within the day been back home. But when opportunity knocks, why not open the door?

Many people find it hard in their busy lives to take the time to go on an adventure. It seems to be a common thread where we all long for it, but don't seem able to pull it together. Will and Kate had already done some travelling, but not on their motorcycles, especially as Kate was a new rider and hadn't done any long rides as yet. This was their chance to turn a long move in to an amazing trip spanning across 20 countries and about 21,000 km.

In two months, they planned their trip and then left Wollongong for Woolwich. They experienced many different cultures, and had varying receptions. They faced food and accommodation challenges. And although well planned, they still had stressful times, and dramatic moments. But, through and through, it was an escapade which they thoroughly enjoyed... and much more fun than a long plane ride.

 

Twitter: Willwilkins165

Facebook: Will Wilkins

Website: Wollongongtowoolwich.co.uk

Book: Wollongong To Woolwich

 

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Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products.

www.good-adv.com

 

See more motorcycle podcasts at www.adventureriderradio.com

Apr 22, 2016

Steph Jeavons - Riding out of your Comfort Zone

From the Ace Cafe in London, to where we caught up with her in Kelowna, British Columbia, and beyond, Steph Jeavons is travelling the world solo on a Honda CRF 250L. She had a dream to do an extended trip around the world, and realized that aspiration on March 23, 2014. She's been on the road for 2 years and ridden over 50,000 miles in 40 countries and has plans to travel for another year, across Canada and Africa before returning home to the UK. Steph tells us what it was like when she actually left the Ace Cafe and shares her experiences and impressions, the expected and unexpected, on this incredible journey. An insightful story of how riding out of your comfort zone makes you grow.

 

Twitter: onewomanonemoto

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/onestephbeyond/

Website: http://www.onestephbeyond.com

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/stephjeavons

 

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Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

http://www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com <http://www.cyclepump.com>

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit http://www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

http://www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Green Chile Adventure Gear

Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 

To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com <http://www.greenchileadv.com>.

 

Apr 14, 2016

Alex Jackson - Riding in South Africa & Linda Bootherstone Bick - Into Africa With a Smile

 

Alex Jackson - "South Africa - A World in One Country"

Alex gives an account of what it's like to travel in South Africa, how easy it is to go on your own or take a guided tour. He talks about what the weather is like at different times of the year, the scenery, what to expect with viewing wildlife, and more. He took his first trip to South Africa in 1998 and is about to take his 50th trip there. Having developed a passion for moto travel in South Africa he runs Kaapstad Motorcycle Tours, guiding trips and sharing his enthusiasm for this country. With all the experience he has in South Africa, he has a wealth of information to share about this magical country for those of you thinking of going there.

Twitter: KaapstadTours

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alex.j.jackson.africa.explorer

Website: www.kaapstadmat.com

Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCMM49Tqy1XgSsIIOIHTkL9Q

 

Linda Bootherstone Bick - Into Africa With a Smile

Linda Bootherstone-Bick has been travelling around the world for over 50 years on a motorcycle. She's written three books about her adventures, with the newest one being "Into Africa With a Smile". The book is about her trip to Africa in 1974, a time when few people visited Africa, let alone on a motorcycle. She travelled around for 15 months, experiencing numerous breakdowns and even malaria. And despite all the setbacks, she still kept a smile on her face.

 

Matt Ennen - Scottoiler - Automatic Motorcycle Chain Oilers

Matt explains how to use and the advantages of automatic motorcycle chain oilers made by Scottoiler.

www.scottoiler.com

 

Alternate Automatic Chain Oiler Ideas:

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/other-bikes-tech/home-made-chain-oiler-5-a-31269

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/cameleon-motorcycle-chain-oiler/

http://www.thespeedtriple.com/forum/customization/6913-automatic-chain-oiler-diy.html

http://katriders.com/vb/showthread.php?t=129821

http://www.fjowners.com/index.php?topic=6714.0

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Good Adventure Company

he Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products.

www.good-adv.com

 

Green Chile Adventure Gear

Offering American made heavy-duty, innovative motorcycle luggage systems for all types of motorcycles. Tested in extreme weather conditions and terrain to withstand any abuse you can throw at it on your adventure rides. 

To complement riders’ needs they are also the exclusive USA distributor of Outback Motortek, a Canadian company specializing in adventure and touring motorcycle protective accessories. Outback Motortek offers ultimate and essential protection for your adventure bike. These accessories could be your best investment to save you from replacing your damaged bike with the ever-expensive factory parts. Available at www.GreenChileAdv.com.

 

Apr 8, 2016

Carl Reese - Endurance Rider & Record Setter

You’ve probably heard of the Cannonball Baker or Cannonball Run. In 1933 Erwin George “Cannon Ball” Baker drove from New York City to Los Angeles in a Graham-Paige model 57 Blue Streak 8 in 53.5 hours. No one broke that record for 40 years.

Car and Driver writer Brock Yates and editor Steve Smith organized the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, which took place 5 times between 1971 and 1979. It was an illegal road race from coast to coast to celebrate the United States Interstate Highway System and to protest strict traffic laws which were coming in to effect at that time. The first run was not a competitive race, as there was only one team running in a 1971 Dodge Custom Sportsman van. But by the time they were running the last race it was known as a wild race. They ran everything from Ferraris to pick-up trucks. It was mostly a secret event, with few witnesses.

As more and more people have tried to rush to break Cannonball Baker’s time, the route has become established and is commonly referred to as the Cannonball Baker or Cannonball Run.

Carl Reese is a contractor from California, and in his spare time he’s an endurance rider that has set seven world records in less than a year. One being the solo motorcycle “Cannonball” from Los Angeles to New York.  Carl Reese set out to break the motorcycle record previously set by George Egloff in 1983, who completed the cross country run in 42 hours. Carl broke the record completing the run in 38 hours and 49 minutes. He’s now working on a documentary that highlights the history of transcontinental driving records.

www.carlreese.net

 

Best Tips for Extended Motorcycle Travel from the Experts

 

We’ve consulted with some skilled and knowledgeable riders, one being a Professor at Kent University who has studied rider fatigue on what advice they would have for the average rider who wants to do some extended riding on their motorcycle. They have some great advice to improve your riding experience.

 

Sam Marcora

Sam Marcora is a motorcyclist and the Director of Research at Kent University. In 2013 he studied fatigue in motorbike riders on a 3 month ride from London to Beijing and through Central Asia and Tibet.

www.kent.ac.uk/sportsciences/staff/academic/s-marcora.html

 

Christophe Barriere Varju

Christophe Barriere Varju is an endurance rider, a Motocross Champion and he’s been in the Dakar Rally four times in Africa and South America, the toughest and most dangerous motorsport race in the world. He’s the subject in an award winning film, Dream Racer, about running the Dakar. 

www.dreamracer.tv

 

Shirley Hardy-Rix

Shirley Hardy-Rix is a world pillion motorcycle traveller and author from Australia. She has travelled the world two up on a BMW with husband Brian Rix, and they have just completed their third trip.

www.aussiesoverland.com.au

 

Nick Sanders

Nick Sanders is an adventure motorcyclist and author. He’s best known for his extreme motorcycle trips. Nick has ridden around the world 7 times, has motorcycled the length of the Americas 8 times and holds a record for a “double transit from Alaska to Ushuaia and back in 46 days.

www.nicksanders.com

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Puget Sound Safety Off Road

PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.

www.pssor.com

More at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

 

 

Apr 1, 2016

Proof Positive - Motorcycle Riding Good for the Soul

Anyone who rides a motorcycle can probably tell you that riding a motorcycle isn’t just a form of transportation, it’s an experience. When you return from a motorcycle ride, you are energized and happy. Many motorcyclists refer to riding as their therapy. Feel bad? Need to sort out a problem? Ride. It works. Motorcycle riding releases endorphins which improve moods. Simple as that. 

 

Studies show that riding motorcycles, both on and off-road, have both physical and mental health benefits. 

 

In 2010, Tohoku University in Japan jointly with Yamaha conducted research in to the relationship between brain stimulation and riding motorcycles. Researchers measured brain activity to confirm whether riding a motorcycle activates the PFC, the prefrontal cortex. The PFC has been  linked to a persons planning behaviours, personality development, decision making and social behaviour. Then they examined the effect of using a motorcycle daily. They found that the bilateral PFC was activated when riding a motorcycle and that daily riding is beneficial for improving various cognitive functions and for reducing mental stress. 

 

A study on the “Quality of Life of Recreational Off-Road Riders” in 2010 as published in the Health & Fitness Journal of Canada, concluded that “habitual off-road riders appear to have relatively high physical and mental functioning, possibly as a result of their participation in recreational off-road riding. Both ATV (All Terrain Vehicles) and ORM (Off Road Motorcycle) riders revealed high QOL (Quality of Life) based on their MSC (Mental Component Scale) scores.” and “Overall, off-road riders had higher levels of physical functioning than Canadian population norms”. 

 

Changing & Saving Lives With Motorcycle Therapy - Dave Frey from Veteran’s Charity Ride

 

In this episode Jim talks with Dave Frey, the founder of Veteran’s Charity Ride to Sturgis. VCR takes wounded and amputee veterans on motorcycles, trikes and sidecars from Los Angeles to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota. They’ve had great success with their program helping vets deal with and work toward overcoming their post-war challenges. 

 

Website: http://veteranscharityride.org

 

Graham Field - Living the Good Life on a Motorbike

 

Graham Field, motorcycle adventure author, tells us how motorcycling has changed his life.

 

Website: http://grahamfield.co.uk

 

Sources

Tohoku University/Yamaha Research

http://www2.idac.tohoku.ac.jp/dep/sairc/research.html

Health & Fitness Journal of Canada: 

http://atfiles.org/files/pdf/OHV-Rider-Health-Fitness-Journal-Canada.pdf

 

Rider Skills - Rider Wear - Bret Tkacs

Improve and master your riding techniques with some great tips from Bret Tkacs from Puget Sound Safety Off Road. Bret is a skilled expert and this episode’s instructor.

Website: www.pssor.com

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

In Association With:

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products.

www.good-adv.com

 

See more motorcycle podcasts at www.adventureriderradio.com

Mar 25, 2016

Rally Raid’s Honda CB500X Adventure Bike

On this episode we talk about the Rally Raid conversion kit that transforms what is basically a street bike, the Honda CB500X, into what may the ultimate mid-weight adventure bike. The end result seems to impress everyone that comes across it and a quick look at some of the videos on this page have to impress you. With the heart of the beast being an ultra reliable Honda twin cylinder 471cc fuel injected power plant you are melding the Honda reliability with some incredibly well designed suspension pieces manufactured by Rally Raid and Tractive Suspension. Hidden nuggets include a two piston fork that has both high speed and low speed dampening, which is unheard of elsewhere.

“I can confirm that there is no other twin cylinder adventure bike on the market that even comes close to the all-round ability and confidence inspiring handling both on- and off-road that this bike now delivers with the Rally Raid Products upgrades,” says Morgan. “The best analogy I can think of is it rides like an open class rally bike, but with a lower seat and bullet-proof reliability. You will not be disappointed.”’ - Giant Loop press release

 

Guests:

John Mitchinson: Owner & machinist/engineer, Rally Raid Products

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk

http://www.cb500xadventure.com

 

Jenny Morgan: British rally racer rode Giant Loop’s bike on the TransAm 500 Proof of Concept tour in 2015, a 50 day trip, covering more than 12,000 miles from the west to east coast and back again on the Trans America Trail

Website: www.jennydakar.com

Jenny ADV Rider Forum: http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/trans-am-500-the-seven-year-itch.1061450/

Trans America Trail: http://www.transamtrail.com

 

Harold Olaf Cecil: Owner & Co-Founder at Giant Loop Moto, the distributor in the US for the Rally Raid Kit for the Honda CB500X.

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Mar 18, 2016

 

Danell Lynn - Motorcycle Wanderlust

 

Danell Lynn is a motorbike adventure rider that has travelled around the world doing humanitarian work. She, shares her creative side to help children with healing through art, donates her children’s books to schools, and quilts to those in need. Danell has recently been awarded the Guinness World Record for Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country. A solo trip through 50 states in one year. Certainly, a person who gives so freely of herself to others is deserving of being awarded such an accomplishment!

 

Twitter: danelllynn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danell.lynn

Website: www.DanellLynn.com

https://danelllynn.wordpress.com

Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/danelllynn

 

New Movie Coming - A Story Worth Living 

 Said to be an inspirational documentary where six novice riders try to find the answers to some of life’s deepest questions. A father, his three sons and two friends, travel through some of Colorado’s roughest and toughest terrain on this thought provoking journey. Jon Dale and Sam Eldredge, producers of “A Story Worth Living” talk about the making of the film, and about the quest the six men had to create a movie that was about adventure and which also conveyed good content and meaning. They rode their BMW F800 GS’s through some absolutely stunning backcountry, covering about a thousand miles of the some of the best dual-sport off-roading in Colorado. 

 

In select U.S. theatres May 19.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andsonsmagazine

Website: http://astoryfilm.com

http://andsonsmagazine.com

 

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Puget Sound Safety Off Road

PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.

www.pssor.com

 

In Association With

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products.

www.good-adv.com

Mar 11, 2016

Steve Mason - Llamas, Bananas and Bears

From Argentina to Alaska, a ride that Steve and his two Scottish friends shared as part of a reunion after more than 20 years apart. An epic adventure, he shares some great tips discovered by doing the trip and talks about his experiences.

Website: www.thelongwayup.weebly.com

Books: Ride to the Midnight Sun & Llamas, Bananas and Bears available on Amazon.

 

Rider Skills - Riding In Sand - Bret Tkacs

Improve and master your riding techniques with some great tips from Bret Tkacs from Puget Sound Safety Off Road. Bret is a skilled expert and this episode’s instructor.

Website: www.pssor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pssor/

 

Overland Junction - Iain Harper

An innovative resource for charting motorcycle motorcycle adventures and planning new ones.

Website: www.overlandjunction.com

 

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

More at www.adventureriderradio.com

 

Some music on this episode was thanks to http://audionautix.com

 

Mar 4, 2016

Anyone who is in to adventuring in the wilderness will at some time find themselves in remote locations with no communication to the rest of the world. When in the back of beyond, you still have loved ones to consider at home and a responsibility to them and yourself to seek help if something goes wrong. Depending on where you are, you may not readily have outside help available. 

Fortunately, there is a solution to a dilemma or emergency, there is a way to call for help… from above. 

In many locations in the world, there are devices available that make it so that you can have crisis services available, or at the very least you can make contact with someone that can get you help. 

We speak with representatives from Spot and inReach. We also get the take on these products from a retail location at GPS Central and with someone who uses these products regularly on his motorcycle at VRideTV.

 

Spot: www.findmespot.ca

Company Representative: Jim Mandala

 

inReach Canada: www.inreachcanada.com

Company Representative: Kim Layne

 

VRIDETV: www.vridetv.com

With Jeff Pennock

 

GPS Central: www.gpscentral.ca

Company Representative: Darrel Dickinson

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

Feb 25, 2016

 

After putting almost a million miles on a motorbike as a courier in London, Geoff Thomas decided to pack it in, and in April, 2008, embarked on a motorcycle to travel the world. He took along with him the ashes of his parents to be delivered to his brother in California, while en route. On his return to England in November, 2008, he found that his rented apartment in Essex had burnt down, with all his belongings in it. Left only with his motorcycle and what was packed on it, he just decided to just keep on riding. To save on shipping costs, Geoff keeps a Triumph Tiger 955i in Europe, a Kawasaki KLR 650 in North America and a Tiger Retro 100 in South East Asia, where he also volunteers. Having, what Geoff says is a chronic allergy to most forms of work, he gets by on just $8000 US a year, and says he’s never felt richer. 

 

Twitter: geoffgthomas

Facebook: Geoff G Thomas

Website: www.poorcirculation.blogspot.com

Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCG8YIiyKQ1qYZRXWKZfqkCw

Book: ‘Ashes to Bonnville’ - Poor Circulation 1

 

What We Ride - Gear Review

BestRest CyclePump & EZAir Gauge

David Peterson at BestRest Products has been manufacturing the CyclePump for over 10 years and states “there is no better motorcycle tire inflator available anywhere, at any price”. He’s so sure of that, that he gives a lifetime warranty on the pump. We decided to put the CyclePump and EZAir Gauge to the test for ourselves. 

Website: www.cyclepump.com

 

ARR RAW Live - HUBB Meet - Nakusp, BC - Friday, August 26, 2016

Join us at the Horizons Unlimited Meet in Nakusp, BC on August 26 for a live recording of RAW. Meet some of the hosts live, or on air. As part of the audience, you get to participate by asking the hosts questions, or giving your input. For more information on the HUBB Meet go to Horizons Unlimited site at www.horizonsunlimited.com or RAW at www.adventureriderradio.com/arr-raw.

Host: Jim Martin

Co-Hosts: Grant Johnson, Graham Field, Sam Manicom, Shirley-Hardy Rix & Brian Rix

 

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

Puget Sound Safety Off Road

PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.

www.pssor.com

 

In Association With:

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products.

www.good-adv.com

More motorcycle information at www.adventureriderradio.com

Feb 18, 2016

Thom Rieck is an Exercise Specialist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer and PEAK Pilates Instructor. He has been working as a personal trainer for over 10 years and he’s also an avid motorcyclist. 

 

Tom has been riding since the age of 2, believe it or not, when his father took him out on his ’74 Honda CB 250 in a car seat. He now rides a 1995 BMW K75S, all on his own.

 

Thom is currently working on a book called “Strength and Fitness for the Motorcyclist”. As an expert in exercise and the effects on the body, who is more qualified to give advice on staying fit to get the most out of riding a motorcycle? Thom says that motorcycles are designed to withstand city commuting, long trips and rough terrain, yet it is our bodies that can limit our riding endurance. His goal is to share his knowledge and experience to become your own personal trainer. He gives great advice about mobility, flexibility, cardiovascular and resistance training for the adventure rider. It isn’t about going to the gym every day, or spending hours working out. He says just taking 20 to 30 minutes a day will mean a longer life and better health. And if you want to be riding as long as you possible can, you might just want to consider Thom’s tips.

 

Website: trainwiththom.tumblr.com

 

Rider Skills - Obstacles, Body Position & Weight Transfer - Bret Tkacs

 

Improve and master your riding techniques with some great tips from Bret Tkacs from Puget Sound Safety Off Road. Bret is a skilled expert and this episode’s instructor.

 

Website: www.pssor.com

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon. 

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories. 

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica. 

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR. 

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

See more at www.adventureriderradio.com

Feb 11, 2016

Have you ever thought about writing a book, or maybe you’ve already written a book about your motorcycle adventures, but don’t know how to get it published? Mike Fitterling, owner of Road Dog Publications bought a publishing company in 2010, and decided to start publishing motorcycle stories since it went right along with his newfound passion of riding bikes. He’s now published eight books and two of those books were written by Zoe Cano.
Author of Bonneville Go or Bust, motorcyclist Zoe Cano talks about her new book, Southern Escapades which is about her two week adventure with Road Dog Publications publisher, Mike Fitterling, in the southern United States.


Road Dog Publications: Mike Fitterling
Twitter: roaddogpub
Facebook: Michael Fitterling
Website: www.roaddogpub.com <http://www.roaddogpub.com/>

Zoe Cano: Bonneville Go or Bust & Southern Escapades
Website: www.zoecano.com
Blog: http://bonnevilleadventure.blogspot.ca/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Bonneville-Go-or-Bust-by-Zoe-Cano-772484459462431/

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear.
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag.
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon.
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica.
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR.
www.giantloopmoto.com

In Association With:

The Good Adventure Company
The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products.
www.good-adv.com

 

See more at www.adventureriderradio.com

Feb 4, 2016


Issa & Nita Breibish’s Moto Journey: Getting From A to D

As so often happens in life, we get caught up in what society expects us to do. Get a good education, get a good job, buy a house, have the right furniture, clothes, gadgets… and so on. We are expected to live our life in the “normal” way. In the western culture, if you don’t have the big house and fancy cars, and everything that goes along with it, including debt and stress, well… you just aren’t living. We think we need or want those things, that they will make us happy.
But, as many studies have shown, life experience makes you happier than acquiring material things. Even those experiences which may be uncomfortable to us in the moment, make us feel more fulfilled. We may turn them in to funny stories or see them as a valuable learning experience. And stories, more than material things, are what connect us to other people. Because who doesn’t love a good story?
Issa and Nita Breibish felt that something was missing in their life, and the more they thought about it the more they felt they needed to do something about it. They decided to sell everything and turn their material things in to experiences.  After some planning, they left on a trip which would become an education in life for them. They haven’t rushed from place to place, they have taken the time to spend with the people and cultures they came across. Issa and Nita feel that time spent in one place has more value than tallying up the countries they have visited or how many miles they have travelled. And having had the time of their life, they are ready to hit the road again as soon as they can and to, as Nita says, not worry about getting from A to Z in an allotted time, but just meander from A to D.

Highlights:
- Trip preparation - gear or mind?
- Material things = experience
- Essential gear - how much is too much?
- How to get more out of your trip

Twitter: gomotogeo
Facebook: www.facebook.com/welovemotogeo/
Website: www.welovemotogeo.com
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCqryVUBbfVJl3kbAIHW9PIQ

SFU study: Contrary to expectations, life experiences better use of money than material items.
http://news.sfsu.edu/contrary-expectations-life-experiences-better-use-money-material-items

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Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear.
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag.
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon.
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica.
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR.
www.giantloopmoto.com

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

 

More motorcycle stories at Adventure Rider Radio website www.adventureriderradio.com

Jan 28, 2016

Luis Castilla started riding a motorcycle as therapy to help him deal with the death of his parents. It was something he became passionate about and in 2014, Luis and a friend rode from Mexico City to the Arctic Circle and back on BMW motorcycles.

Then in 2015, Luis Castilla entered the Discover More competition with Harley-Davidson. Imagine applying for a job where you get to ride a brand new motorcycle around Europe for three months, and you get paid for it! Not only that but you get to keep the motorcycle at the end of the trip.When Luis entered the contest, he had to submit written and video details to convince the Harley-Davidson team why he should be chosen. And well, with a 1 in 10,000 chance of winning, he must have impressed them.

In this episode, Luis Castilla tells us how riding a motorcycle and his European summer job changed his life.

 

Twitter: luiscastilla1

Facebook: www.facebook.com/luiscastilla

Website: www.discoveringrides.com

Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/castillaluis

 

Rider Skills  - Obstacles, Body Position & Weight Transfer - Bret Tkacs

 

Improve and master your riding techniques with some great tips from Bret Tkacs from Puget Sound Safety Off Road. Bret is a skilled expert and this episode’s instructor.

 

Website: www.pssor.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pssor/

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon.

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica.

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR.

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

The best motorcycle adventure travel stories on www.adventureriderradio.com

Jan 21, 2016

Jeffrey Polnaja - First Indonesian Motorcyclist to Ride the World

Before Jeffrey started his around the world trip back in 2006, he heard the word “impossible” over and over again.
Jeffrey comes from a country where solo world travel isn’t readily embraced by their culture, and travel is more often done in groups. The Indonesian Rupiah currency is very low in value compared to the US dollar. And people told him with the time needed, the distance he would cover, cultural differences and the natural challenges, that it was a far fetched idea and that it was an unattainable dream.
A solo motorcycle trip around the world seemed absurd to many people in Indonesia, but Jeffrey had other plans. And the more people told him it was futile, the more determined he became.
He slowly gained support through some friends and was sponsored by an adventure gear company for some camping and riding gear. But, after five years of planning and trying to get the financial support he needed to make his journey, he made the decision to sell his company. Then in 2006, with just a basic knowledge of English, and limited funds, he set off on his “Ride For Peace” journey on his GS Adventure.
Jeffrey’s trip was inspired by his son enquiring about why there was so much unjust conflict in the world after 9/11. He wanted to experience the world and different cultures, and to discover for himself the good and the desire for peace that most people have. He found that you don’t need to have any special skills to take on such an adventure, that any ordinary person can do it. You just need an open mind.
After 7 years of riding, Jeffrey is back in Indonesia to enlighten people as to what he has found on the road, but he isn’t finished his ride yet, and plans to head out again soon.

** Jeffrey Polnaja is a Jupiter’s Traveller. Find out more about Jupiter’s Travellers at www.jupiterstravellers.org

Website: www.rideforpeace.net
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/rideforpeace/
Book: Wind Rider (Indonesian)

Shipping a Motorcycle - Grant Johnson

Grant Johnson, from Horizons Unlimited, shares his wealth of information about bike shipping. Which is better, air or sea shipping? There are some pitfalls that you need to know about before you grab that inexpensive shipping option that may turn out to be a lot more costly and aggravating than you bargained for.

For more information on shipping your bike, go to Horizons Unlimited.

Website: www.horizonsunlimited.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/overlandadventuretravel

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear.
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag.
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, and for a 10% discount on your first Aerostich purchase, or free shipping on the next order for existing customers, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon.
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica.
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR.
www.giantloopmoto.com

The Good Adventure Company
The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products.
www.good-adv.com

 

Listen to all motorcycle episodes at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Jan 15, 2016

Most people ride motorcycles for pleasure, and many as a means or preferred means of transportation. And we are quite used to our gas powered engine, with lots of torque, tanks that hold enough fuel to travel long distances and easy refuelling stations. Hey, it’s a tradition and who doesn’t love to hear the power in their engine?
In the last few years though, motorcycle manufacturers have been introducing electric motorcycles. And while it is still a very new thing to us diehard bikers, electric motorcycles are starting to gain a toehold in this competitive industry. Till recently, it’s been the smaller manufacturers that have been leading this possible upcoming trend of quiet moto transport, but the major manufacturers are starting to come on board.

When comparing performance of gas power to electric powered motorcycle, a few key points stand out. While traditional gas powered motorcycles are averaging 200 miles on a tank, electric powered motorcycles are only reaching just about half of that amount. But they require almost no maintenance and there are very few moving parts. You can refuel your gas powered motorcycle at almost every corner in any city and almost every town around the world, but it may be more difficult to find a place to recharge an electric bike. And when you do you may need to dedicate some time to this if using a regular 110 V outlet, as it may take up to 10 hours or more. But, dollar for dollar, with fuel costs being so high in some countries, the electric motorcycle could save you $100’s of dollars a year.

Electric Motos - Neck Braces - ARR Show Announcement: ARR RAW

Electric Moto - Victory Motorcycles - Josh Katt

Most people ride motorcycles for pleasure, and many as a means or preferred means of transportation. We are quite used to our gas powered engines, with lots of torque, tanks that hold enough fuel to travel long distances and easy refuelling stations. Hey, it’s a tradition and who doesn’t love to hear the power in their engine?

In the last few years though, motorcycle manufacturers have been introducing electric motorcycles. And while it is still a very new thing to us diehard bikers, electric motorcycles are starting to gain a toehold in this competitive industry. Till recently, it’s been the smaller manufacturers that have been leading this possible upcoming trend of quiet moto transport, but the major manufacturers are starting to come on board.

When comparing performance of gas power to electric powered motorcycles, a few key points stand out. While traditional gas powered motorcycles are averaging 200 miles on a tank, electric powered motorcycles are only reaching just about half of that amount. But they require almost no maintenance and there are very few moving parts.

You can refuel your gas powered motorcycle at almost every corner in any city and almost every town around the world, but it may be more difficult to find a place to recharge an electric bike. And when you do you may need to dedicate some time to this if using a regular 110 V outlet, as it may take up to 10 hours or more. But, dollar for dollar, with fuel costs being so high in some countries, the electric motorcycle could save you $100’s of dollars a year.

Victory Motorcycles Product Manager at Polaris Industries, Josh Katt, talks electric motorcycles with Jim Martin.
www.victorymotorcycles.com

Leatt STX Road Neck Brace
Review by Spencer Hill - The Gear Dude
www.thegeardude.com

Every time you swing a leg over a motorcycle you are assuming a certain amount of risk. If you were able to reduce some of that risk by wearing a neck brace would you take advantage of that?
My main question going into testing of the Leatt STX Road neck brace was: Is the added protection this offers worth the additional bulk and effort of having take it on and off every time I ride?

The STX Road neck brace is Leatt’s “street” specific entry in their lineup. It shares the same technology and many of the same features as one of Leatt’s racetrack or off road specific braces but has a lower profile and some design differences that make it more adept for street/adventure riding.  These differences include a gap in the front of the brace for zipper access, rear scapula wings designed to fit around a back protector and most importantly it is optimized to fit over your riding gear.

The general concept of the Leatt neck brace is to prevent extreme forward, backward or sideways extension of the neck in the event of an accident or impact.  It also helps prevent compression of the spine by transferring impact force from the helmet to the brace.
According to Leatt the use of one of their neck braces reduces the force of hyper extension (over-bending of the head in rearward direction) by 46%, posterior hyper-translation (extreme movement of the head and helmet to the rear) by 17%, hyper- flexion (over bending of the head in forward direction) by 21%, lateral hyper-flexion (over-bending of the head to one side) by 20% and coupled axial loading (axial force on the spine) by 17%. Those are real numbers that make a very strong argument for wearing one of their braces. Additionally the STX is CE tested and certified as personal protective equipment.

After using the brace for a short period of time it became easy to forget that I was even wearing it.  With it’s lightweight build and unobtrusive fit it seems to meld into your riding gear. Also after donning and doffing the STX multiple times with and without gloves in different circumstances it became second nature. The STX has a simple clamshell design that can hinge or be opened on either side with bright red clasps to help draw attention to emergency personnel in the event of an accident. Almost immediately after I started using the Leatt brace I new that the added “hassle” of this extra piece of equipment would be worth it, mostly because it wasn’t really a hassle at all. Honestly the most difficult aspect of getting used to wearing this brace was having the collar on my riding jacket fully fastened with the zipper all the way up.

Head checks were another concern I had as far as the day-to-day use of this brace. I had heard from other riders that this was a real issue in older Leatt models, but I found that after a few rides it was just another thing about the STX that I didn’t notice much. My head checks have become much more pronounced because I cannot just glance down and back to either side over my shoulder like I used to but I think that is a good thing. Now when I go to do a head check I keep my chin up and look over my shoulder instinctively getting a good look at my blind spot. In my case it has helped me develop a positive habit. It also helps that the STX Road was designed for street and adventure use giving it a lower profile on the shoulder for this very reason. It may also be worth mentioning that I have a world-class short neck so if I can look over my shoulders to do head checks with this brace on then so can you!

Quality and fit have a lot to do with how easily the STX became part of my riding routine. Strait out of the box I was impressed with the STX. Leatt ships every unit with detailed fitting instructions, different sizing pieces, a optional harness to keep the brace in position and all the tools necessary to make adjustments. In my case it took only a few minutes to swap out the medium spacers that come installed on the large size unit for the large spacers. After that one adjustment I haven’t looked back, the fit has been excellent. Leatt has very helpful sizing charts online to ensure you order the proper unit as well. The adjustments you make when you receive the brace are mostly just to dial in the fit for the particular gear you wear or unusual dimensions you might have.

All and all I think that the Leatt STX Road neck brace is a fantastic product. The added level of protection is well worth the short adjustment period it takes to get used to wearing it. After several months of testing I feel almost naked riding without it, like I forgot my helmet or gloves. Leatt offers phenomenal quality and more experience in this field than any other manufacturer.  After all they invented this style of neck brace. I have made the STX Road a permanent part of my riding gear and I can’t recommend it enough.

Pros:
- Phenomenal quality
- High level of protection
- Vasty array of sizing options

Cons:
- Expensive
- Takes some getting used to
- Can make contact with some Bluetooth communication units depending on the helmet

MSRP: $399.00 US
http://www.leatt.com


First Ride Up the Divide

Spencer Hill and two newbie riders plan a trip from Mexico to Canada, off road up the Continental Divide to showcase the accessibility of adventure rider.
http://www.thegeardude.com/#!First-Ride-Up-The-Divide/c20ru/564107d60cf21009be7ef127

ARR RAW is a spin-off show from Adventure Rider Radio that has a different format and audio style. Although connected with Adventure Rider Radio the show is round table discussions about motorcycles, travel and anything else that crosses our minds completely unscripted, raw and personal.
At the virtual round table, we have our regulars - Sam Manicom, Graham Field, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix, Grant Johnson and Adventure Rider Radio host Jim Martin.

Brought to You By:

Max BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear.
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag.
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Aerostich
The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

Giant Loop
A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon.
Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.
Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.
“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica.
Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR.
www.giantloopmoto.com

Puget Sound Safety Off Road
PSS Off Road provides world class motorcycle training to new and avid motorcyclists. Since 1996 they have been dedicated to offering programs that suit the interests and needs of adventure, dual sport and dirtbike riders. Their training programs are skill focused, catering to all types of bikes and riders. Learn from top notch instructors with decades of riding and travel experience. Riders aged from as young as 6 to 60+ will benefit from one of their multi-day training camps or tours.
www.pssor.com

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More at www.adventureriderradio.com

Jan 7, 2016

Motorcycle Accidents - Important Tips on How to Handle A Collision - The Motorcycle Law Group

 

Matt Danielson rode a motorcycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 43 hours and 36 minutes, he’s also ridden all over the states and takes regular trips with his co-workers. Matt, who rides a Harley-Davidson Road Glide, is a lawyer with The Motorcycle Law Group in Richmond, Virginia. He’s also a lobbyist for motorcycle riders rights. In this episode he gives some great advice on how to handle the legal side of a motorcycle accident.

 

Rider Skills

 

** New Regular Segment on ARR **

Improve and master your riding techniques with some great tips from Bret Tkacs from Puget Sound Safety Off Road. Bret is a skilled expert and this episode’s instructor.

 

Brought to You By:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

Giant Loop

A rider owned company born from a desire to carry camping gear on enduro bikes into the demanding, rugged high desert country of eastern Oregon.

Giant Loop is the exclusive North American importer for Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.

Giant Loop offers adventure proof packing systems, modular customizable bags and gear for small enduro bikes to adventure touring machines. Choose the individual components to carry the gear you need on the bike you ride.

“The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found…” - Cycle World Magazine, Nov 2015. Proven by adventure riders on every continent but Antarctica.

Get free shipping in the USA with promo code: ARR.

www.giantloopmoto.com

 

See more at www.adventureriderradio.com

Jan 1, 2016

Ride More Often, Take An Off-Road Course...What's Your New Year's Resolution?

People everywhere are bringing in the New Year, some with firecrackers, foods or drinks. Some exchange gifts or make resolutions to improve themselves.

At Adventure Rider Radio, we have started a custom of looking back at the inspiring stories and expert tech & riding advice we have heard in the past year. In this episode, we revisit just a few of the many great shows and guests we have featured, such as Sam Manicom, Ted Simon, Alex Chacon, Graham Hoskins, Doris Wiedemann, Scotty Kerekes, Ed March & Rachel Lasham, just to name a few. 

As we wrap up 2015, we thank all of you, our listeners, our guests and our sponsors. Wherever in the world you are, whatever your customs and traditions... dare to dream and always take the high road.

It's been a pleasure and we look forward to another fantastic year to come.

 

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Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit www.aerostich.com/arr.

 

More at www.adventureriderradio.com

Dec 24, 2015

Spanish Motorcycle Explorer

 

Alicia Sornosa is the first Spanish woman to ride around the world on a motorcycle. She lives to ride and travel, and says life is short and that the world is big, so she wants to explore and see as much of the world as she possibly can. In 2011 she left Spain, started out in Africa, then travelled on to India, Australia, United States, Canada and through Alaska, finishing off in Tierra del Fuego. This first part of her world trip gave her a thirst for travel and adventure. And Alicia continued to realize her dreams of travel when she travelled between Spain and Japan in 2014. She continues to thrive through motorcycle travel and plans to continue travelling as she sets out on another adventure very soon.

 

Website: www.aliciasornosa.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aliciasr

 

Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin - Lawrence Hacking

Lifelong adventure motorcyclist, Lawrence Hacking tells us about the new Honda Africa Twin, one of the most anticipated motorcycles of the year.

 

Website: www.overlandadventurerally.com

 

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Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders.

visit www.aerostich.com/arr for a one time 10% discount for new customers and free shipping on your next order for existing customers.

Dec 17, 2015

 Michelle Hope - The Motorcycle Gypsy

Perhaps her name says it all, but when you hear Michelle Hope speak, it really instills in us the possibilities of throwing caution to the wind and choosing to live life to the fullest. That may be different for everyone, but for Michelle who had done the 9-5 job and raised her kids, it meant living like a gypsy, living on the road on a motorcycle.

When Michelle met a motorcycle traveller, Scooter Tramp Scotty, who had been living off his bike for over a decade, she was inspired by his way of life, and she made the decision to buy a bike and learn to ride.

Since 2006 she has been living off her bike, only stopping for two years to go to school, and since February 2015 she has been making a ‘viable drifter income’ doing spiritual healing massage work on the road.

She travels with her companion, Two-Lane, who is a little hairy but very loving. And has moved on to her second bike, bought for her by a complete stranger, someone she has never met before and has never met again.

The road is the only home Michelle knows now, and the only home she wants to know for as long as she can.

 

Website: www.simplynomadic.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/simplynomadic

 

Motomission Peru

 

Offers small group dirtbike adventure tours in Peru, with profits going to The Altivas Canas Children's Project on the edge of Cusco.

Website: www.motomissionperu.com

 

 

Brought to you by:

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit www.aerostich.com.

 

Graham Field

World motorcycle traveller and author, Graham Field has written three inspiring books, In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka and Different Natures. All three are available in a limited edition 3 book pannier set on his website. 

www.grahamfield.co.uk/

Dec 10, 2015

Mushers & Motorcycles - The 9 Minute Moto Film Festival

 

Nevil Stow, an ex dog sled guide, is a world adventure motorcycle rider, and has been riding for over 30 years. Nevil is from the UK, and has travelled by motorbike all over most of Europe. He moved to Canmore, Alberta in Canada and has now traversed North America extensively. His fervor for riding and other adventures, has progressed into the 9 Minute Moto Film Festival at the Mad Dog Cafe in Dead Mans Flats in Alberta.

 

9MMFF Facebook: www.facebook.com/9mmff

 

Max Stratton - Max BMW - The Real Thing

 

Talk motorcycles, and Max Stratton gets excited. His enthusiasm and passion for motorcycling is heard in his voice, and he lives it through his work and by sharing this great hobby with other motorcyclists, offering opportunities to learn and just to get together with like minded people.

 

Website: www.maxbmw.com

 

Brought to you by:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit www.aerostich.com.

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

www.good-adv.com

 

Graham Field

World motorcycle traveller and author, Graham Field has written three inspiring books, In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka and Different Natures. All three are available in a limited edition 3 book pannier set on his website. 

www.grahamfield.co.uk/

Dec 3, 2015

Have Dog, Will Travel - Mallory Paige, Baylor and Rufio star in Operation Moto Dog

 

Many people in this world have a dream to travel, but we aren’t living our dreams because of fear. Fear of not knowing enough, not having enough money or not having the right equipment. Fear of what our friends or family might think, fear of being alone. The biggest hurdle is getting past all that, and making up your mind to just do it. 

 

Mallory Paige didn’t have a motorcycle, she didn’t even know how to ride one! She didn’t have any moto travel experience, or even any camping experience. Many people say it doesn’t take any courage to travel, but it does take determination. And that drive is what it took for Mallory to make the impossible, possible.

 

Website: www.operationmotodog.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/operationmotodog/

eBook: www.gumroad.com/l/OMD-AK#

 

Brought to you by:

 

MAX BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

http://www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

http://www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit http://www.aerostich.com 

 

Music: Stop All

http://www.freesfx.co.uk/download/?type=mp3&id=1593, http://www.freesfx.co.uk/soundeffects/dance/

 

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Nov 27, 2015

From the beginning of time people have set out on journeys of discovery and adventure in search of new lands, riches, food and sometimes I imagine, just for the sake of discovery with no idea or concept of an outcome. Perhaps with just the resolve that it WILL bring change and that change will mean good things to come.

All great things, large and small have be borne of journey’s mated with discovery of one kind or another. 

And it’s in hindsight that the journeys are seen as “good causes” - rarely in the moment.

Most journeys have not only changed the lives of those whom experienced the journey first hand, but others as well. Sometimes through the discovery itself, new lands foods or ideas and other times just through connection and information and the telling of the story.

The cynical observer may describe a motorcycle journey as a narcissistic hoarding of time and resources for lofty intangible ideas that benefit of now one. Yet when we hear these journeys that others have taken it fuels our imagination, jumpstarts ideas and creative thought for our own life and provides a window through which we glimpse, even if for a moment another way.

Not all journeys are planned, some come about  through an event or outside forces. Michelle Lamphere is one of those adventurers.

 

Michelle Lamphere was born is South Dakota, Sturgis South Dakota. And yes that is the famous Sturgis that each year attracts hundreds of thousands of bikers to celebrate, well, I’m not sure what they are celebrating but it’s a big gathering and a huge party. Anyway, Michelle grew up seeing the event for both good and bad grow each year and because of that motorcycles were just a way of life for her.

But riding for Michelle was limited to short runs on her Harley Davidson and the desire to meld the bike with adventure travel didn’t come until a stranger came to town. And when he did Michelle’s life took an unexpected sharp turn.

More at www.adventureriderradio.com

Nov 19, 2015

Shirley Hardy Rix and Brian Rix are seasoned world travellers and they have most recently been on a trip which includes Russia and the Stans. We’ve had them on the show in previous episodes giving us mini updates as to how their journey was going, and now, being back again in Australia, they have come on the show to share an incredible trip report including, at least our first introduction to, ’the forest people’ and how a motorcyclist travelling through their region was robbed and murdered. 

 

So, if you like mysteries and have ever been curious about motorcycle travel in Russia, bike shipping, internet access and how to overcome language barriers with one tiny book, then be sure to listen to this fascinating account of their experiences.

Website: www.aussiesoverland.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aussiesoverland/

 

Brought to you by:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit

www.aerostich.com.

 

 
 
Nov 12, 2015

On October 28, 2015, the National Insurance Crime Bureau released a report on United States motorbike thefts.  In 2014, there was a total of 42,856 thefts reported, compared to 45,367 in 2013, a decrease of six percent. Great news, especially as motorcycle sales increased by four percent in the same period.

 

The top 5 motorcycle stolen (by manufacturer):

1. Honda

2. Yamaha

3. Suzuki

4. Kawasaki

5. Harley Davidson

 

Most motorcycle thefts occurred in August (4965) and the fewest were in February (1978) indicating a weather influenced pattern, which remains consistent with previous years.

 

With the cost of many motorcycle models now being $20,000 US or more, they have become a valuable target for thieves. The stolen bikes are either sold whole, stripped down for parts resale or reconstructed in to another motorcycle. Many parts, including frames, can be easily altered and reused. As such, there is a low recovery rate for stolen motorcycles, approximately 25-30 percent.

 

Wanting some great answers on bike security, we figured the best place to turn to were the people who ride, the experts who have travelled to many different destinations in the world, and who would have the experience first hand on how to protect your motorcycle and gear from thieves.

 

Sam Manicom is an adventurer and author that has travelled extensively. He completed an eight year and 200,000 mile (322,000 km) motorcycle adventure around the world, through 55 countries.

www.sam-manicom.com

 

Graham Field has been travelling for over 25 years. Overland motorcycle travel is his passion. He’s travelled around the world, and has written several books about his experiences.

www.grahamfield.co.uk

 

Grant Johnson is a world traveller and co-founder of Horizons Unlimited, an information hub for motorcycle travel.

www.horizonsunlimited.com

 

Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian Rix have been on several extended motorcycle adventures around the world and are the authors of several books.

www.aussiesoverland.com.au

 

 

 

Brought to you by:

 

Max BMW Motorcycles

 

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

 

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear.

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty.

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag.

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Aerostich

 

The best way to ride more is to make riding your easiest, fastest way to get from A to B…simple everyday commuting and errands, long-distance adventure riding, or whatever. For 33 years Aerostich has been designing, making and selling equipment that makes riding anywhere, in all-weather – easier, safer, more comfortable and more fun. No other riders’ gear offers the proven protection, precise fit or lifelong value of an Aerostich. Prove it to yourself with the Ride-More Guarantee. If you try any Aerostich one piece R-3 or Roadcrafter Classic suit for one month, and are not riding more than you did before receiving it, send it back and you will receive a full refund, no questions asked. For complete details and to view all of the available equipment for riders, visit www.aerostich.com.

 

See more at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Nov 5, 2015

Pan-American, Motorcycles & Friends - Good Things Come in Threes

 

This is a story about friendship, trust and adventure. Steve Mason, Raymond Danton and Wilson Hutchison were friends and biking buddies in Southwest Scotland in their teens. They eventually drifted apart to different lives, as many of us do, living in different countries. After over 30 years, a chance encounter brings these friends back together and they once again begin doing bike trips together. After a few short adventures, they decide they are ready for something bigger and they take on the Pan-American Highway in February 2015. After about 5 months and 34,000 km (22,000 m) they still remain good friends with great memories and stories to tell.

 

Website: www.thelongwayup.weebly.com/

 

Jupiter’s Travellers & the Ted Simon Foundation with Iain Harper

 

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Ted Simon Foundation, Iain Harper, comes on to ARR and explains what a Jupiter’s Traveller is, and how it came about. He also share some news exclusive to ARR.

 

Website: www.jupiterstravellers.org

 

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MAX BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

www.good-adv.com

 

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see more at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Oct 29, 2015

Africa Motorcycle Diaries - Spencer Conway

 

In November, 2009, Spencer Conway left for a 9 month journey around Africa on his Yamaha XT660. His journey was documented by Diesel Films in partnership with the Discovery Channel. Although he was followed around by the film company for parts of the trip, they were not allowed to offer any assistance as the trip was to be completely solo and without a support team. The plan was to complete the tour and raise money for Save the Children UK for it’s projects in Africa. He experienced a great deal on this trip, being shot at by armed bandits, stoned by angry villagers and being robbed.

 

Much has come of the adventure including a book that he is in the process of writing and a six episode programme on UK and Europe TV this November on the Travel Channel.

 

Website: www.africa-bike-adventure.com

Travel Channel promo: https://youtu.be/zoSO_Dn_a3s

Save the Children UK: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk

 

The Great Australian Ride - Stuart Ball

 

An epic 21 day adventure ride across Australia to raise funds for SIDS and Kids.

 

Website: http://www.thegreataustralianride.com

SIDS and kids: www.sidsandkidsqld.org

 

Brought to you by:

 

MAX BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Music Credits:

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More at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Oct 22, 2015

Graham Field - Different Natures

Jim & Graham regal the listener with an entertaining and engaging conversation highlighting Graham Fields new book, Different Natures. The book, based on his diaries, is an honest and open insight in to Graham’s life, his experiences on his journeys covering a twelve year period, and three separate North American trips. This is Graham’s third book, it’s an inspiring read and a must have. You can go to Graham’s website to buy any of his books or buy all three in Grahams replica pannier book set.

Website: www.grahamfield.co.uk

 

Lost For a Reason

JJ Lewis and Ron Grace come on to ARR to tell us about how they got started with Lost For A Reason, a charity founded to benefit children and families on the Navajo Reservation. It’s a charity founded by bikers, a group collaborative to help others. Listen in to find out what it’s all about, and maybe be inspired to contribute, volunteer or even start your own organization.

Website: www.lostforareason.org

 

Brought to you by:

 

MAX BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Music Credits: www.freesfx.co.uk

Group: Little Glass Men

Song: Modulation of the Spirit

Group: Machinimasound

Song: A Day in the Sun

 

See more at www.adventureriderradio.com

 

Oct 15, 2015
Tire Repair Techniques and Tools for Motorcycles

Tire Repair Techniques and Tools for Motorcycles

 

Learn about motorcycle tire repair, some new tools and techniques for motorbike tire changing and repair that you may not have heard of before. 

 

David Peterson has some great tips on repairing the rubber on which we ride.

 

Page showing Davids own sleection of tools and tire repair stuff: http://www.bestrestproducts.com/c-121-tire-accessories.aspx.

 

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MAX BMW Motorcycles

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www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

more at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Oct 8, 2015

Some go for a few months, some for a few years. Scotty Kerekes has been living on the road for twenty-one years. What started out as a soul searching experience turned in to a lifestyle for him. After being on the road for a year, Scotty realized that there was no turning back. He ended up selling everything he owned except for what fit on his bike, and hit the road… for good.

Scotty tells us what it’s like to live on the road, he is very candid about the hardships and highlights of his experiences. He talks about finding places to sleep, finances, the social aspect, relationships and more. It’s what some would perhaps consider an eccentric gypsy lifestyle, but for Scotty, and for a lot of us who dare to dream and dare to do, it just feels… right.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GypsyDrifters

 

Monthly in Cycle Source Magazine: bikernet.com <http://bikernet.com/>: and hdopenroad.com <http://hdopenroad.com/>

 

Videos:

Gypsy Cribs with Scooter Tramp Scotty Part 1 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBV7sPcf2ZI>

Gypsy Cribs with Scooter Tramp Scotty part.2 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQYH6vfY5I>

Gypsy Cribs with Scooter Tramp Scotty part.3 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkXDqBxDK_c>

Gypsy Cribs part 4 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8qderCInSQ>

Gypsy Cribs Part 5 - Finding a place to sleep. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMTP1c1sOV8>

Gypsy Cribs Part 6 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP9MnuDCOM0>

 

Riding Boots with Bret Tkacs from PSS Off Road: Do You Need Them or Not? 

 

An experts’ view on whether or not you need to invest in specialized adventure bike boots, or if your hiking boots will do the job. We also talk about what you should be looking for in boots.

 

Website: http://pssor.com/pssor-home

 

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www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Music Credits: 

Group: Cullah

Song: No Home

 

see more at www.adventureriderradio.com

Oct 1, 2015
Walter Colebatch Sibirsky Extreme

Walter Colebatch: 

 

Well known adventurer on the ADVRider forum for his exploits in to Russia, Mongolia and the Stans, Walter Colebatch is considered to be an expert in that area of travel by motorcycle. His help is sought after by many who are planning to travel to those areas.

 

Sibirsky Extreme: In 2009, 2010 & 2012, Walter Colebatch, sometimes accompanied by other riders, rode exploratory motorcycle trips in to the extreme northern regions of Russia and Siberia. The trips resulted in the production of Sibirsky Extreme Project DVD and book. While the book is no longer available, follow the links below to purchase the DVD.

 

Web: www.sibirskyextreme.com 

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/sibirskyextreme

 

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MAX BMW Motorcycles

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www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

www.good-adv.com

 

More at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Sep 24, 2015
Cultural Speed Bumps

 

In Pakistan, women’s mobility in public is a major social issue. There are socially sanctioned rules which indicate how a woman may sit as a passenger on a motorcycle. But, Zenith Irfan, a 20 year old female student in Pakistan, has become a heroin to women who want to have the independence and choice to ride a motorcycle. Zenith says that there is a social taboo for women motorcycle riders in Pakistan, but one of her goals is to stop the gender stereotyping and encourage Pakistani women to follow their dreams. 

 

Inspired by her father’s unrealized dream to travel the world by motorcycle, and encouraged by her liberal mother, Zenith travelled the treacherous terrain of the Pak-occupied Kashmir belt in northern Pakistan on a solo motorcycle adventure for one week. 

 

She is an icon for women riders around the world, crossing barriers and making the choice to… just ride no matter what.

 

Twitter: @ZeniXeni

Facebook: zenithirfan.zi

 

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www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

 

More at http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Sep 17, 2015

Jacqui Kennedy - Australian Postie Adventures

 With a true love for adventure and fun, Jacqui has been riding since she was 18 years old, and has toured around Europe twice on a scooter! In the last two years Jacqui Kennedy has been riding her Postie bike, which she calls Mo, around Australia and has covered over 47,000 km. She’s been visiting Big Things and finding funky letterboxes all over Australia. She documents and posts photos of her great findings on her website for all of us to enjoy. Jacqui has, as she says herself, a sense for the ridiculous. She also says she hasn’t experienced all Australia has to offer yet, and plans to keep on travelling with her good friend, Linda Bootherstone for year number three on the road. 

 

Website: www.postienotes.com.au

 

The Gear Dude: Spencer Hill

 Spencer Hill tells us about the new Shoei Hornet X2 helmet. 

 

Website: www.thegeardude.com

 

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www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

 

www.good-adv.com

 

Sep 10, 2015

Sherri Jo Wilkins 

Because I Can World Tour

 

Sherri Jo was born in the United States and had always longed to travel the world. Her first adventure was when she joined a group sailing from Australia to Tonga on a yacht. She was bit by the travel bug and longed for another adventure. Being a Harley rider for many years in the United States, she decided that the next adventure should be on a motorcycle and embarked on a solo trip around the world. She rode out of South Australia on her KTM 690 Endure R in June 2010 and didn’t return until September 2013. After over 3 years on a motorcycle trip, Sherri has some great tips and views on travelling solo.

 

Website: www.sherrijowilkins.com

 

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Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

 

www.good-adv.com

 

more at http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Sep 3, 2015

Jolandie Rust 

 

After circumnavigating Africa, Jo Rust doesn’t know the meaning of taking a break. She’s now training to try to be the first female on the South Africa team at the BMW GS Trophy in 2016. She’s an off-road instructor and been appointed a BMW Ambassador. Oh, and did we mention she also runs the BMW GS Trophy Fans page and BMW GS Girls? They say if you want something done, give it to a busy person… well Jo is certainly a busy person and she gets things done! 

 

Spokes vs Cast with T.G. “Woody” Witte

 

When we decided to do a tech piece on spoke vs cast wheels, we asked around a bit, and the name that kept coming up was Woody from Woody’s Wheel Works in Denver, Colorado. They’ve been around since 1973 and that certainly says something about their expertise and qualifications. Woody is known for the incredibly strong spoke wheels he builds for Dakar racers, show cruisers and solar powered vehicles. On this show we talk about the difference between spoke and cast wheels and their applications, we learn how to check spoked wheels to ensure safe and proper operations and to know when they need service. And when you might want to use a spoked wheel over a cast wheel.

 

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www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

www.good-adv.com

 

 

more at http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Aug 27, 2015

Against all Odds

Bernard Smith was told it was too dangerous to take a blind woman around the world. But, with Bernard as her pilot, Cathy Birchall was the first blind woman to circle the world by motorcycle. They rode their old BMW motorcycle, covering 25,000 miles, experiencing many breakdowns and along the way discovering the kindness and generosity of strangers. This is truly an inspirational story of love, humanity and survival against the odds. 

Book: Touching the World: A Blind Woman, Two Wheels and 25,000 Miles
Website: www.worldtour.org.uk
https://vimeo.com/bernardandcathy
https://www.youtube.com/user/603643/videos

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www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

The Good Adventure Company
The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.
Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products
www.good-adv.com

 

More at http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Aug 20, 2015

Dream Racer

 

Christophe Barriere-Varju

 

The Dakar Rally is the world’s toughest off-road endurance race, an annual event where racers push themselves to the limit to compete in what has been said to be the most dangerous race, with great challenges in extreme conditions. And Christophe Barriere-Varju has been one of those die-hard competitors, having been in the Dakar Rally four times, both in Africa and in South America. Christophe speaks with Jim Martin about being in this incredible international race, and tells us about the award winning film “Dreamracer”, the true story about Christophe and his motorbike in the Dakar Rally. 

 

Buy or rent the movie “Dreamracer”: Go to www.dreamracer.tv and enter the promo code ARR to get a 10% discount.

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/christophe.barrierevarjudreamracer

www.facebook.com/dreamracer.tv

 

Grant & Susan Johnson - Horizons Unlimited

 

This week’s “Motomoguls”, Grant and Susan have had a tremendous influence on adventure motorcycling, with Horizons Unlimited being a fantastic resource for anyone planning a long distance trip. Jim spoke with them about how they got started on this information, dare we say, HUBB.

 

Website: www.horizonsunlimited.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/overlandadventuretravel?fref=ts

 

Brian Rix & Shirley Hardy-Rix

 

Another update from Brian and Shirley: having crossed the border in to Kazakhstan and headed back for Russia, they’ve battled high temperatures and bad roads, military presence and check points. 

 

Website: www.aussiesoverland.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aussiesoverland

 

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MAX BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

www.good-adv.com

 

 

 

See more at http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Aug 13, 2015
Ian Coates - No Map, No Plan, No Worries

Ian Coates - Ian Coates - No Map, No Plan, No Worries

 

Hailing from Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, England, in 1999 Ian Coates left on a four month trip on his 1991 Honda Africa Twin motorcycle. 240,000 miles and 14 years later, 70 year old Ian finally returned home. He visited almost every country in the world, travelling solo on his motorcycle with no GPS. Ian doesn’t just drive through as though on a mission, he takes the time to experience the cultures, people and lay of the land by spending time exploring without a map and without watching the clock or calendar. Ian is a man of wit and patience. He has an incredible way of looking at things and, well you’ll need to listen to this episode to understand what we mean. 

 

You can contact Ian at coatesian@hotmail.com. 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ian.coates.923

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iancoateshonda

 

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MAX BMW Motorcycles

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www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Motomachines

Moto Machines offers luggage systems, protection, windshields, custom ABS plastic parts, and more – for over 700 different models, dating back to the 1970’s. Moto Machines carries the widest selection of luggage available on the market, and all accessories are bolt-on-ready, for a custom fit.

www.motomachines.com 

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

www.good-adv.com

 

 

See more at http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Aug 6, 2015
Finding Good People of The World


Ramona Schwartz

Born in East Germany, travel writer and photographer Ramona Schwartz grew up under Communist dictatorship and only knew freedom when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. She railed against a conventional life style, living the typical rat race many of us do. And when presented with the opportunity to travel around the world on a motorcycle, she jumped at the chance. First she learned to ride a motorcycle and then she set off with her boyfriend on a KTM and didn’t look back. She travelled for 6 years around the world, and to this day is still adventuring with her husband, Herbert with two kids in tow in the side car.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ramona.touratech

See some of Ramona’s adventures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=807YCeBpLLY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7b1J52aiWA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVainVblLgE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esb1NFZRIZQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooa8jT7Abug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRUTziXSOIg

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix

Get some great travel tips from Shirley & Brian, on their mid trip report from Moscow, Russia, as they travel throughout Europe, having started in Greece to Nordkapp, then Russian and now the Stans. Check out their books on their other adventures on their website. 

Website: www.aussiesoverland.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/aussiesoverland

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MAX BMW Motorcycles
Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.
www.maxbmw.com

BestRest Products
Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 
When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 
BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 
The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.
www.CyclePump.com

Motomachines
Moto Machines offers luggage systems, protection, windshields, custom ABS plastic parts, and more – for over 700 different models, dating back to the 1970’s. Moto Machines carries the widest selection of luggage available on the market, and all accessories are bolt-on-ready, for a custom fit.
www.motomachines.com 

The Good Adventure Company
The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.
Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products
www.good-adv.com

 

More at http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Jul 30, 2015
Across The Finish Line - Ryan Pyle, Jonathan Gibson, Valerie Thompson

Across the Finish Line

 

Ryan Pyle - Adventurer, TV Presenter

Ryan Pyle has finished his circumnavigation of Brazil for his upcoming series TOUGH RIDES Brazil.

 

Jonathan Gibson

“The planned route from Sydney to London. January 2014 until whenever”. And at last his journey has come to an end, and we know that ’whenever’ is July 19, 2015. Jonathan travelled solo for a year and a half on his 1969 Royal Enfield Bullet starting out in Sydney and ending at the Ace Cafe in London. 

Last December, we aired an interview with Jonathan in Mumbai, India, when he shared his adventures with us till that point. Now, Jonathan tells us the rest of his story from London, UK as he gets ready to pack it all up and ship his bike and himself back to Australia, home to share his tales with family and friends at last. Congratulations, Jonathan at reaching your goal and completing your journey! 

 

Website: www.theanswerisalwaysyes.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theanswerisalwaysyes

Instagram: https://instagram.com/j_gibson/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TAIAY_JG

 

Valerie Thompson

Often referred to it as “America’s Queen of Speed”, Valerie Thompson races a BMW S 1000 RR, one of America’s fastest land speed motorcycles. She’s a 7 time land speed record holder, with her best land speed being 217.7 mph on a one mile course. Valerie talks to host, Jim Martin, about what it’s like to go that faaaaassssst….

 

See Valerie in the movie Why We Ride: http://whyweride.com

 

Website: www.valeriethompsonracing.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValerieFanPage

Twitter: https://twitter.com/valeriethompson

 

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MAX BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

 

www.maxbmw.com

 

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

 

www.CyclePump.com

 

Motomachines

Moto Machines offers luggage systems, protection, windshields, custom ABS plastic parts, and more – for over 700 different models, dating back to the 1970’s. Moto Machines carries the widest selection of luggage available on the market, and all accessories are bolt-on-ready, for a custom fit.

 

www.motomachines.com 

 

The Good Adventure Company

The Good Adventure Company was founded by J.J. Lewis in 2015 and is a major supporter for Lost for a Reason, who’s projects benefit children and families on the Navajo Nation, as well as other life-changing projects throughout the US and the world. All products sold have been tested and used by The Good Adventure Company and when you make a purchase with them the funds go directly to support the projects and help to make the world a better place.

 

Offering a no-nonsense satisfaction guarantee, a 10% yearly dividend and free shipping in the USA on most products

 

www.good-adv.com

 

More at www.adventureriderradio.com

Jul 23, 2015

David Peterson is a motorcyclist, inventor and entrepreneur that has contributed plenty to our motorcycle community. On this episode we feature David in our MotoMogul segment.

Lawrence Hacking is a motorcycle racer and has been since 1971, he is an author and journalist and is the organizer of his own successful rally called Lawrence Hacking’s Adventure Rally held each year in Ontario, Canada.

Spencer Hill reviews a tent he feels is a good fit for adventure motorcyclists.

 

Related Links:

David Peterson:

www.CyclePump.com

 

Spencer Hill

www.thegeardude.com

 

Lawrence Hacking's Overland Adventure:

http://www.overlandadventurerally.com

 

 

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BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 

Motomachines

Moto Machines offers luggage systems, protection, windshields, custom ABS plastic parts, and more – for over 700 different models, dating back to the 1970’s. Moto Machines carries the widest selection of luggage available on the market, and all accessories are bolt-on-ready, for a custom fit.

www.motomachines.com 

 

 

See more at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Jul 16, 2015

The Borden Family Motorcycle Adventurers

Travelling with your kids by motorcycle through foreign countries could be one of the best bonding agents imagined and the Adventure Trio, Jack, Terry and Sandy Borden, are doing just that. Life is not always easy for them on the road, in fact they clearly say that it's not all roses, but in the end, the scale is heavily weighted to the positive side for life experience, family bonding and pure adventure. The Borden family talk about what caused them to hit the road by motorcycle and what it was like preparing for, and ultimately living on the road.

 

Alex Chacon Motorcycle Videographer

Alex Chacon is well known for his amazing videos, especially the selfie video that may have sparked the selfie video craze. On this episode, Alex talks more about video and getting your creation seen by millions. Alex, the Epic Selfie Guy, has more tips for making great videos that everyone will love.

Related Links:

The Adventure Trio Website

http://www.adventuretrio.com

The Ted Simon Foundation

http://www.jupiterstravellers.org

Brought to you by:

MAX BMW Motorcycles

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http://www.maxbmw.com

Motortourer

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http://motortourer.com

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

 Audible

Get a free audio book of your choice and a free 30 day trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/arr

 Music on this Episode:

Music: Song "No Home" appearing on "Cullah The Wild" by Cullah 

Available at: http://www.cullah.com Under CC BY SA license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Music: Song "Riverse" appearing on "Cullah The Wild" by Cullah 

Available at: http://www.cullah.com Under CC BY SA license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

 
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. 

 

Brought to you by:

MAX BMW Motorcycles

Shop our Online Store featuring parts diagrams for every BMW model. Ordering parts and accessories has never been easier. Choose your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

http://www.maxbmw.com

Motortourer

We are the online community solely dedicated to bikers. Sign-up for FREE and enjoy connecting with riders around the world.

http://motortourer.com

BestRest Products

Home of the CyclePump Tire Inflator, TireIron BeadBrakR, EZAir Tire Gauge, and other adventure motorcycle gear. 

When you’re on the road you’ll want a compact and reliable method of tire inflation.  The CyclePump runs off your bike’s electrical system and it’ll fill a flat tire in less than 3 minutes.   It’s made in the USA and it comes with a 5-year warranty. 

BestRest also makes tire changing and tire repair kits that are small enough to fit in your saddlebag. 

The crew at BestRest are adventure riders themselves, so they know what you’ll need when you’re exploring the world.

www.CyclePump.com

Audible

Get a free audio book of your choice and a free 30 day trial at http://www.audibletrial.com/arr

 

See more at www.adventureriderradio.com

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.  

Website: www.loisontheloose.com 
Associations: www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com 
Books: Lois on the Loose, Red Tape & White Knuckles  

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Jun 26, 2015

Adventure Rider Radio turns one year old. Going from the launch where we had zero followers in June 2014 to around 30,000 downloads each month and rising. ADV greats like Ted Simon, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson, Rene Cormier and more.

Looking back at some of what has gone on at ARR.

This Episode Brought To You By: 

MAX BMW Motorcycles

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Ordering parts and accessories 
has never been easier. Choose 
your bike, look at the diagrams and place your order. We have over 45,000 parts in-stock and our Parts Express team processes and ships orders six days a week via UPS, FedEx and USPS.

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Sign-up for FREE and enjoy connecting with riders around the world.

Audible

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Music: Song "Neurosis Of The Liver" appearing on "Cullah The Wild" by Cullah 
Available at: http://www.cullah.com 
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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.

 

Books:

Freedom on Both Ends of the Leash http://www.amazon.com/Ara-Gureghian/e/B00KOAGY4W

Hue of my Vision (Photo Book) http://www.blurb.com/b/6185381-hues-of-my-vision

 

Website: www.theoasisofmysoul.com <http://www.theoasisofmysoul.com/>

 

Brought to you in part by:

http://www.MAXBMW.com

http://www.MotorTourer.com

 

 

See more at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

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.  

www.altrider.com

 

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: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/motorcycle-messengers-travel-anthology#/story Website: www.motorcycletherapy.com

 

Special deal just for Adventure Rider Radio listeners.

- Free shipping on orders above $149 USD (only valid for USA only) / Free shipping options available in Canada from our distributors. Canadian orders will be directed to one of three Canadian locations.

- Free AltRider Neck warmer or decal kit (while supplies last)

- First 20 who use the code receive a free AltRider T-shirt

 

Use code "ARR2015" in check out notes.  Valid until August 31st 2015.

 

This episode brought to you by

 

MAX BMW Motorcycles

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AltRider Promo code: ARR2015 

 

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.

http://travelbugblues.com

Melanie Cowpland is taking her autistic daughter to Africa on a motorcycle. What lies ahead could be sensational but will be trying.

http://toafricawithautism.com

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. http://www.motolara.com

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 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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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. 

 

Links:

http://jacquifurneaux.com/index.html

 

MAX BMW 

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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.

 

Website: allstate.com/ride

 

Facebook: Allstate Motorcycle

 

Instragram: @BA_Moto

 

 

Mobile App: Allstate GoodRide App

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...

 Related Links:

Sam Marcora http://adventure-motorcycling.blogspot.ca/

 

Music in this episode:

By: Cullah
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

May 8, 2015
ADV Motorcycle Suspension II with Touratech and Traxxion Dynamics

ADV Motorcycle Suspension II

Part two of our motorcycle suspension series.

Max McAllister from Traxxion Dynamics and Ian Glynn from Touratech USA have loads of tips and explainations for both front and rear motorcycle suspensions.

 

  • What to look for in a new suspension.
  • What question to ask before you buy.
  • Do bugs affect your motorcycle?
  • How to tell if you need a new shock.
  • How to tell if your motorcycle needs suspension service.

Sam Manicom with a GEM that we call Riding Ancient Roads.

Related Links:

Free Audible book at www.audibletrial.com/arr and 30 day pass.

Sam Manicom www.sam-manicom.com

Ian Glynn Touratech-USA http://www.touratech-usa.com/

Max McAllister Traxxion Dynamics http://www.traxxion.com/

See more at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

GEM - Sam Manicom

THE FOSSE WAY – UK

When Jim asked me to think about a favourite route, my first thoughts were of rides in Africa, Australia and Asia, but then the Fosse Way in England leapt into my mind. It did so for quite a few reasons.

It has an amazing history

Beats the hell out of riding the motorway 

It’s great fun to ride

And I think it’s a route that any visitor to the UK should add to their ‘To Ride’ list.

The full 370 mile route was originally laid down by the Romans and it ran from Exeter, way down in the South West, right across England in an almost diagonal line to the city of Lincoln in the North East.

Most people know that the Romans were famous for building amazingly straight roads. Sometimes doing so across geography that simply wasn’t straight line friendly and this route certainly isn’t that. 

Some of the sections are on the original Roman route and some simply run close to it, but all the time you are riding through history and magnificent rolling countryside.

The Route?

I’m going to take you on a section of the Fosse way which covers roughly a third of the way. Your ride can take you just a few hours but you might want to stretch it into a couple of days; even a week. You’ll be ending your journey in a world famous theatre – if you choose! 

The ancient Roman city of Bath, or Aquae Sulis , is a great kick off point. The city sits on top of a thermal spring and the Romans developed spa baths. In the Georgian times the healing nature of the waters attracted the rich and so the city developed into a very classy and popular place. Anyway start in Bath, but give yourself a couple of days to explore first. http://visitbath.co.uk/ 

Ride east on the A4. 

Then head north onto the A429 near the M4. (The motorway between London and Wales.) You’ll be passing close to the Bury Camp which is a circular Iron Age fort. If you’ve never seen one an Iron Age fort site then it’s worth taking your first detour.

The A429 takes you through the old Royal Air Force Airfield at Kemble, towards the city of Cirencester. 

Cirencester is a really nice small city, which still retains some of the original cobble stone roads. Once, the city was the second largest Roman settlement England. Visit the award winning Corinium Museum as it’ll give you a really good taste of the area you are now riding through.

Staying still on the A429, carry on in the north easterly direction towards Fosse Bridge. Just before you get to Fosse Bridge, hang a left and head over to the Chedworth Roman villa site. It’s a fascinating place to wander around.

But on with the ride. If you’ve been on the road early then Stow on the Wold makes a great place to stop for lunch. If you are taking your time, it’s also perfect place to stop overnight. You have a stack of ancient and beautiful Cotswold stone hotels and plenty of Bed and Breakfast’s to choose from, and there are camping sites nearby. 

At one time the Stow on the Wold crossroads made it a natural place to trade goods coming from all over the region – even as far away as Wales. There’s a market there every Thursday but nothing like as big as those of early days. There are two horse fairs - one in May and the other in October. The May fair is the biggest and one of the biggest Gypsy gatherings of its kind in the UK. 

Next, simply stay on the A429 through Moreton in Marsh until just north of the village of Halford. 

After Halford you ride onto a minor road, the B4455. This next 45 miles of amazingly straight road takes you just over an hour and a half to ride and includes small but very picturesque villages such as Brinklow.

End up at a busy crossroad with the A5.  You can carry on towards Leicester on the Fosse Way, but my advice is here is to turn around and do this last section again! 

From Bath to this turnaround point on the A5, is just 110 miles! If you haven’t stopped anywhere then you’ll have done it in around 3 hours, but I’d lay odds on you stopping quite a few times. 

My suggestion is that you head back to Halford and then hang a right. 8 miles later, end your ride in Shakespeare’s  town,  Stratford upon Avon. http://www.visitstratforduponavon.co.uk/ 

The beauty of this road is that you can ride it the way you want to. You may want to ride it twice!

Top tip: Add in some extra time to scoot off and explore some of the small pretty villages that are within a few miles of the Fosse Way. 

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.

 

Related Links:

Ted Simon

http://jupitalia.com

The Ted Simon Foundation

http://jupiterstravellers.org

 

See more at Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast and Radio Show

Apr 24, 2015
In For A Shock! with Grant Johnson, Ted Porter and Jim Martin

You're in for a shock, literally with this episode that focuses on suspension. We will learn so much on this episode and all from the experts. Grant Johnson walks us through the basics and Ted Porter from The Beemer Shop answers some hard questions on suspension and if you think this isn't about you - think again. 

See more at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Apr 17, 2015
Simon Pavey Off-Road School - Class 2, AltRider Packing Adventure Bikes

Simon Pavey - off road racer and riding instructor from Off-Road Skills in the UK talks about his world class BMW adventure motorcycle rider training school. 

Off Road Skills

http://www.offroadskills.com

AltRider's Don Hogan and Jeremy Lebreton discuss soft luggage and thier new pannier system that may revolutionize the way we pack adventure motorcycles.

AltRider

http://www.altrider.com

More on www.adventureriderradio.com

Apr 10, 2015
Off Road Training School Class 1 - Attend or Skip? GEMS and Allan Karl Goes to China

Off-Road Training School - Attend or Skip Class?

We look at off-road riding schools beginning with PSSOR this week with Bret Tkacs. Do you really need lessons to ride your adventure bike off road or can you learn through the school of hard knocks. After-all isn't that how the pros learned? Find out on this episode of Adventure Rider Radio.

RELATED LINKS
http://pssor.com/pssor-home

New Feature: GEMS

Our new feature Gems, is a focus on great riding areas or destinations that are not mainstream through the eyes of locals who know them intimately. You need to listen to this so you don't miss some incredible rides as you travel.
On this weeks Gem, Spencer Hill shines some light on a great riding and camping area that you have likely ridden right past. It's location? The Pacific NorthWest of the US.

RELATED LINKS
Spencer Hill www.thegeardude.com

Allan Karl Goes to China

Allan Karl is the author of FORKS, the book and now he is about to embark on a journey to China to produce a multi episode documentary for television.

RELATED LINKS
http://www.allankarl.com
http://www.worldrider.com
http://www.qeproductions.ca

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.

 

More at

http//www.adventureriderradio.com

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. :)

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

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.

Visit Glen Heggstad's website at http://www.strikingviking.net

Mar 13, 2015
It's Snowing - Perfect Riding Weather? Doris Wiedemann - Picking Up Your Bike.

It's Snowing - Perfect Riding Weather?

  

Doris Wiedemann

Doris Wiedemann is an author, journalist and world motorbike traveller and she loves riding her bike in winter snow. Yep, you read that correctly, winter snow. You can hear it in her voice, she really loves riding in slippery, cold snow on two wheels. Doris gives us some tips on picking our bike up after a fall. Who better to talk about picking up a motorcycle than someone that rides in the snow. :)

 

More about Doris Wiedemann at: http://www.doriswiedemann.de

 

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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

Tiffany’s Website: www.tiffanystravels.co.uk

BMW short documentary on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCaCl-G3RFg

 

Motortourer: www.motortourer.com

 

Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com

 

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”
-
quite
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: www.tiffanystravels.co.uk
BMW short documentary on Youtube: https://www.youtube.co
m/watch?v=SCaCl-G3RFg
Motortourer: www.motortourer.com
Horizons Unlimited: www.horizonsunlimited.com
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 www.hctravel.co.uk/html/ladakh_ladies.html.

 

Twitter: @tiffanystravels

Website: www.tiffanystravels.co.uk

 

BMW short documentary on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCaCl-G3RFg

Feb 13, 2015
Ed March & Rachel Lasham RTW on Honda C90 Motorbikes

 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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/c90adventures

 

Get your free audio book from Audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/arr

 

 

Get a free subscription to Traction eRag at http://www.tractionerag.ca

 

Feb 6, 2015
Alex Chacon - Viral Motorbike Video

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.

 

Website: www.modernmotodiaries.com

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/chaiku232

Jan 30, 2015
TV Personality Graham Hoskins - Filming Your Adventure For Profit

Graham Hoskins

Graham Hoskins is the host of Adventure Bike TV on the internet and the star of the TV series "World's Best Biking Adventures' in the UK. Graham talks about his adventures and gives loads of tips for those wanting to follow in his footsteps as he dicsuses the pros and cons of filming a motorbike adventure or any adventure for that matter.

Visit the Adventure Rider Radio website for more: http://www.adventureriderradio.com

See more of Graham Hoskins at

www.worldsbestbikingadventures.co.uk

www.grahamhoskins.co.uk and www.adventurebiketv.com

Jan 22, 2015

Motorcycle Tours - Anatomy of a Guided Motorbike Trip

 

Rob Beach has many years experience working as a motorcycle guide, for reputedly the oldest motorcycle tour company in the world.

 

What’s involved in taking an organized motorcycle tour? What are the advantages? And more...

 

 

Jan 16, 2015
Weather or Not - Motorcycle Travel Safe and Dry

 

Weather or Not

 

Motorcycle Travel experts Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Grant Johnson give great advice on riding in bad or extreme weather conditions. Some fantastic tips on preparation, gear, reading the weather from your tent and more that you won’t want to miss!

 

Sam Manicom 

Adventure motorcycle traveller and author of Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns, and Tortillas to Totems.

www.sam-manicom.com

 

Graham Field

Adventurer and Motorcycle travel author of Ureka and In Search of Greener Grass. 

http://grahamfield.co.uk

 

Grant Johnson

Motorcycle traveller - riding two up with Susan Johnson

Horizons Unlimited - Hub of information for overlanders

 

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com

 

Jan 9, 2015
Nathan and Dorothy's Postie Bike Adventure and Three Day Planning

Postie Bike Rider - Nathan Millward Tours the Globe

Nathan and Dorothy have enjoyed a special relationship over the years. Dorothy is getting up there in years, but after she retired from the Australian Postal service, she was still going strong and joined Nathan as he traversed around the world. They’ve been very close, travelling together from Sydney to London, covering 23,000 miles, through 18 countries in 9 months, with only THREE DAYS PLANNING! How is that even possible? Then a few years later, Dorothy put her trust in Nathan again and they rode across America in 3 and a half months, through Canada and the United States travelling 8,000 miles. Oh, did we mention that Dorothy is a ‘postie bike’, a 2004 Honda CT110 used to deliver the mail in Australia? That’s right. In this story about a guy who seems to like to jump in with both feet and just go for it, we hear all about Nathan Millward’s adventures with dependable Dorothy.

 

Author of two books, The Long Ride Home and Running Towards the Light, Nathan regals the reader with tales of his and Dorothy’s challenging, and sometimes frustrating, world trips. 

 

www.nathanmillward.com

 

 

Dec 31, 2014
Reflecting on 2014 - Adventure Rider Radio

Reflecting on 2014 Adventure Rider Radio

 

Adventure Rider Radio host Jim Martin takes a step back in time to reflect on the past episodes of 2014 on Adventure Rider Radio.

You'll hear some real nuggets from ARR's previous guests and some things that will likely surprise you. Jim talks about each clip before playing it so you get a better feel for what is going on.

All episode from 2014 are available for download, free by visiting http://www.adventureriderradio.com

Dec 23, 2014
Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection with Allan Karl

Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection with Allan Karl

 

Food and motorcycles. What do the two have in common? Well, listen to Allan Karl’s story about his search for truth and his dream of exploring the world. Of how he linked food and motorcycles together as he travelled solo through five continents for three years on his motorcycle. After facing a crossroads in his personal life and selling everything he owns, he rode his BMW 62,000 miles through 35 countries, experiencing both highs and lows during his adventure. He then chronicles his journey in his new book “Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection”. Host, Jim Martin, asks Allan to explain how he came about writing a book about motorcycles and food. Believe it or not, there is a connection. 

 

Website: www.allankarl.com

Website: www.forksthebook.com

 

Travelog: www.worldrider.com/blog

Dec 16, 2014
Bonneville Go or Bust with Zoe Cano

Bonneville Go or Bust with Zoe Cano

 

Meet Zoe Cano from England. A determined woman with no long distance riding experience, who realized her dream of riding across North America on a Triumph Bonneville. With no money and no time, and no way to get her beloved motorbike across the Atlantic Ocean, she dreamed and planned for four years to realize her adventure of riding on the ‘roads less travelled’ across the United States.

 

In 2012, with just a T100 for company, she travelled over 9000 km in the hottest summer on record. In a book she never planned to write, Zoe shares her incredible experiences in her book “Bonneville Go or Bust - on the roads less travelled”. 

 

Zoe’s blog: www.bonnevilleadventure.blogspot.com

Twitter: @bijoulatina

 

Published by: Road Dog Publications http://www.roaddogpub.com/node/427

Dec 9, 2014
Jo Rust - Around Africa : Woman Alone - Motorcycle Journey

Jolandie Rust - South African Motorcycle Adventurer

 

 

Meet Jolandie Rust, affectionately known as Jo, who inadvertently became the first woman to circumnavigate the entire African continent riding solo on a motorcycle. Really, it wasn’t her original plan, but circumstances changed her goals, just a bit. From pedal power to motor power, Jo tells a story about overcoming fears and living her dream. Starting out on her bicycle, she got part way through her trip before she was the victim of an armed robbery. She returned home, but not feeling defeated she was able to purchase a used BMW F650GS Dakar, learned to ride and then Jo began her journey again and  travelled over 45,000 km through 28 countries in just 18 months. But, she hasn’t stopped there. She is now training for her next challenge… well tune in to hear all about it. An inspiring story of determination and perseverance, join show host Jim Martin, as Jo regales us about her many adventures in Africa.

 

http://www.jorust.com

Dec 2, 2014
Using Local Forums for trip Planning & A 1969 Royal Enfield going from Sydney to London

On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio we speak with Don Parsons about his style of motorbike travel with a pickup, trailer and of course his motorcycle as well as the tremendous benefits of using local forums for trip planning.

 

In the second segment of the show Jonathon Gibson talks about riding his 1969 Royal Enfield from Sydney to London and how the “maintenance heavy” bike makes for an overall richer experience.

Don Parsons, Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

 

400 Day North American Motorcycle Adventure - With a Twist

 

A man and his motorcycle…oh, and his truck and his camper. Phew! Half way through his North American adventure, Don shares with us the advantages of travelling with his truck and trailer, and stopping at interesting riding destinations on the way. He talks about how local web forums in Canada and the United States provide the ultimate planning tool for the moto-adventurer. Motorcyclists passing through get intimate local knowledge on things to do and see, roads not to be missed, places to camp out and also provide the opportunities to meet local motorcycle riders. 

 

Top 30 Motorcycle Rides by Mike Jacobs    www.northernontario.travel/motorcycle-touring/the-top-30-motorcycle-roads-in-ontario

 

726,307 Kms / 451,306 Miles of Motorcycle Rides in 83 Countries    www.bestbikingroads.com

 

 

 

Jonathan Gibson - 

 

In 2012, Jonathan Gibson rode a 150 cc Honda motorcycle around South America. And now, riding his vintage motorcycle, a ’69 Royal Enfield, the same make and model bike his grandfather rode at his age, Jonathan is traversing solo from Sydney to London. 

Often moving at the pace his motorbike dictates, he set out looking for the answers to help him understand a family tragedy. Jonathan rides to help raise funds for Beyond Blue, an Australian charity that helps people deal with depression and anxiety. The best part for Jonathan? He loves his old, and sometimes broken down, Royal Enfield and the adventures they share together.

 

Jonathan’s Website www.theanswerisalwaysyes.co 

 

 

Beyond Blue     www.beyondblue.org.au/

 

Nov 25, 2014
Aussies Overland -Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix Addicted to Moto-Travel

Aussies Overland

 

Brian Rix has been riding motorcycles since he was young on his father’s farm near Victoria in Australia, mustering sheep during his school holidays on a motorbike. Passionate about travel, he dreamed of travelling around the world on a motorcycle. Lucky for Brian, his wife Shirley Hardy-Rix enjoyed riding pillion and agreed to go along for the ride. 

So in 2003, Brian, a career policeman and Shirley, who had her own media business, took time off from their normal middle class life and fulfilled their lifelong ambition of motorcycling around the world on a BMW 1150GS. In one year, they traversed 27 countries and rode more than 56,000 kilometres.

And then in 2011, Brian and Shirley, both now retired, shipped their 2008 BMW 1200GS Adventure to Santiago, South America and rode from the bottom of South America to the top of North America, then through Western Europe and Southern Africa, visiting 5 countries altogether and covering over 80,000 kilometres. All in 16 months. 

They have shared their adventures by writing two books, “Two for the Road” and “Circle to Circle”, an inspiration for anyone who wants to experience the world by motorcycle, especially happy couples riding pillion.

 

Join us as we talk to Brian and Shirley, a spirited couple who decided to live life to the fullest and just do the ‘big trip’ they dreamed about. 

 

Aussies Overland Website

 

http://www.aussiesoverland.com.au

 

Horizons Unlimted Website

 

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com

 

Nov 18, 2014
Nick Sanders - The Fastest Man Around The World By Motorcycle

The Fastest Man Around the World by Motorcycle

Nick Sanders is the Ultimate Long Distance Motorcycle Rider

Nick is certainly the long distance motorcycle rider, but if you think hes all about just getting on a bike and riding it, well you haven't got to know Nick. On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio Nick discusses his own technique for LD riding and some much deeper subjects about the ride. Your ride.

 

Find out mmore about Nick Sanders at his website.

Nov 4, 2014
Somewhere Else Tomorrow - the movie by Daniel Rintz

Somewhere Else Tomorrow - the movie 

by Daniel Rintz

Daniel Rintz was born in East Germany at a time when world travel was impossible for his family, but as he entered his teen years the wall fell and Daniels world fell wide open for adventure. Rintz missed nothing in this experience and embraced travel whole heartedly and is now riding adventure motorcycle around the world with Joey, the love of his life.

With a rough plan, a motorcycle and NO MONEY Daniel and his friend Lars depart for an around the world adventure with a bizzare twist. That they plan to make money to pay for while enroute and have virtually no safety net.

The film - Somewhere Else Tomorrow is a well crafted piece with stunning photography and thought provoking narrative. A must-see.

 

Visit Daniel Rintz's website at www.open-explorers.com to buy the movie or learn more about Daniel and his quest for adventure.

 

VISIT THE ADVENTURE RIDER RADIO WEBSITE for more information.

Oct 28, 2014
Solo VS Group Adventure Motorcycle Travel with Jim Martin, Brent Henry, Bill Hooykaas, Greg Powell

Group VS Solo Adventure Motorcycle Travel

The pro's and con's of group versus solo travel.

Bill Hooykaas and Greg Powell with their Two Ways Down presentation from this year's HUBB meet in Ontario, Canada and ARR host Jim Martin and adventure rider and photographer Brent Henry discuss their experience and things to consider when traveling with a group and solo.

 

www.adventureriderradio.com

Greg Powell's website

Horizons Unlimited Meetings

 

Oct 13, 2014
Mondo Sahara with Austin Vince

Mondo Sahara with Austin Vince

Chasing Breadcrumbs through the Sahara Desert with Austin Vince

ust one cacheSeven friends go chasing breadcrumbs through the worlds most desolate and remote location. Missing just one cache of food and fuel buried at random GPS points by a friend with a 4x4 truck could mean death. Austin talks about why this group of friends would do something like this.

Why you ask? Because its there.

Sep 24, 2014
Simon Pavey - Back to Dakar & Exclusive Off Road Tips for Adventure Rider Radio

Simon Pavey goes back to Dakar for 2015. Simon talks about his life as the owner of Off Road Skills - the official BMW training centre for the UK.

Also, exclsuive off-road riding tips straight from the master himself for Adventure Rider Radio listeners.

Simon discusses workiing with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on Long Way Round.

Amazing interview!

Sep 17, 2014
ADV Rider Jeremy Kroeker, HUBB Travelers Meeting in Ontario Canada

Jeremy Kroeker on Traveling South America and the Middle East

Jeremey Kroeker lives in Canmore Alberta but travelers the world and has a unique and light hearted way of relating to it. Jeremy talks about his two books on his moto journeys and his view of the world.

Ontario HUBB Travelers Meeting

Adventure Rider Radio host Jim Martin stops by the Ontario, Canada Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting to see what happens behind closed doors - and open ones at that. :)

 

Jeremy Kroeker http://www.motorcycletherapy.com

Horizons Unlimited Travlers Meeting http://www.horizonsunlimited.com

Sep 8, 2014
Border Crossings with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited

Border Crossing by Motorcycle with Grant Johnson

 

Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited on how to handle border crossings, muggers, fixers, bribes, cons and other border problems with some insider "secrets" on getting through the border with as little trouble as possible.

 

Crossing borders by motorcycle can be fun an interesting using Grant's methods and advice.

Sep 1, 2014
Lisa Morris & Jason Spafford Adventure / Graham Field Tank Box

Lisa Morris / Jason Spafford & Graham Field.

Lisa Morris began in 2012 as a new rider only to jump in with both feet with her partner and experienced rider Jason Spafford. Did she manage to cope and if so, how. Listen-in.

Also Graham Field may be starting a new motorcycle fashion and you heard it here first - on Adventure Roder Radio.

Aug 25, 2014
2 Ride the World - Part 2 Simon & Lisa Thomas / Harold Cecil from Giant Loop

Simon Thomas & Lisa Thomas

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.

 

Giant Loop Motorcycle Bags

Harold Olaf Cecil - founder and owner of Giant Loop

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.

Aug 18, 2014

Ryan Pyle's Circumnavigates China by Motorcycle

Ryan Pyle

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

Aug 11, 2014
Graham Field - Documenting My Life / Tire Talk with Continental Tire - Jeff Reid

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.

 

Visit Graham's website at:

http://grahamfield.co.uk

Aug 5, 2014

Part 2

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.

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Aug 5, 2014

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. 

Jul 28, 2014
11 Years of Riding Adventure Motorcycles Around the World - Lisa & Simon Thomas

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.

2RidetheWorld.com

www.facebook.com/2RideTheWorld

 

Jul 21, 2014
Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited - Long Distance Fuel Tanks - ADV Bike Choice - Mods for any ADV Motorcycle

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.

 

Show Links

 

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com

http://www.ironbutt.com

Jul 14, 2014
Waterproofing any Bag, Cool Wheel Bearings and the Best Ear Buds - Homemade

Soft panniers, waterproofing any bag, keeping track of wheel bearing temperature and custom cheap ear buds that rock!

Jul 6, 2014
Mondo Enduro - First Adventure Moto Flick Ever? Maybe...

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.

 

Mondo Enduro website

 

Austin Vince website

 

Yamaha OffRoad Experience website

 

Adventure Rider Radio website

Jun 30, 2014
Trip Planning Episode on Adventure Rider Radio with Rene Cormier - World Motorcycle Traveler

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.

 

Rene Cormier

The University of Gravel Roads

Global lessons from a four-year motorcycle adventure

 

Renedian Adventures

African Motorcycle Adventures

 

Adventure Rider Radio

www.adventureriderradio.com

 

Trip planning begins here

Horizons Unlimited

Jun 22, 2014
Defining Adventure - Adventure Rider Radio defines the word with Dr Greg Frazier, Dave Barr and Richard Jeynes

Adventure Rider Radio

with Jim Martin

The Adventure Episode

defining: adventure

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.

 

Links:

www.davebarr.com

www.trailquestadventure.com

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/gregfrazier/

Jun 14, 2014
1: Packing and Camping for Motorcycle Adventure Travel

Dr Greg Frazier

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
Website: http://horizonsunlimited.com/gregfrazier/

Carla King

"Miss Adventuring", Carla King, led the Travel Tips panel at Overland Expo 2014.

Overland Expo: http://overlandexpo.com
Carla's Website: http://carlaking.com

Ted Simon | Jupiter's Travels Author

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. 

Website: http://jupitalia.com 

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