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Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast

English, Cars and Motoring, 1 season, 512 episodes, 5 days, 18 hours, 53 minutes
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A weekly motorcycle podcast bringing to you the best travel stories, tech tips and pro instruction from experienced moto travellers and industry experts and leaders. The show for all motorbike enthusiasts around the world. Inspirational, motivating and educational.
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Exploring India: Altitude Sickness in the Himalayas

Ready for another big adventure, Dustin Nere reunited with a good friend at the Delhi airport for a 2-month adventure in the Himalayas. Apart from booking flights, reserving a hotel for the first few nights, and reserving bikes in Dehradun, they had no real plan. They knew of only a couple of notable places that Dustin had read about, and they hoped they could connect the dots. To make things more interesting, they began the journey with two other Americans who were visiting India for just two weeks. In the first week, they experienced bike troubles, landslides and altitude sickness. They made poor decisions and they learned valuable lessons. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
4/12/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 54 seconds
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Long Distance Riding at 75

When 62 year old Don Nelson from Colorado walked into a motorcycle dealership for a casual look around, little did he know what was about to happen. After the salesman offered for him to test ride a bike, Don found himself making an impulsive decision—he bought a Triumph Bonneville on the spot. Despite not having ridden a motorcycle in over 40 years, he rediscovered his passion for riding and felt immediately at ease on the bike. Now, over a decade later at the age of 75, Don prefers to travel solo, riding long distances from his home to Alaska, coast-to-coast across the United States, and to the Rocky Mountains in Canada. For Don, age is just a number as he continues to embrace the freedom and excitement that motorcycling brings. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
4/5/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 49 seconds
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DEEP TROUBLE: Stranded in the Desert Without Fuel and Water

In this episode of DEEP TROUBLE, we talk with James McCormick who went on what he calls, a ‘leap of faith ride’ in Baja, somewhere he had ridden many times before. This time he and his friend chose to explore a more remote area and everything seemed to be going smoothly until they were well past halfway into the ride, when suddenly the road they had counted on following was gone and all that remained was sand, rocks, cactus, and brush. Facing a critical decision, they decided to push on and by nightfall they found themselves stranded in the desert without enough fuel to either continue or turn back, and even worse, they ran out of water. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
3/29/20241 hour, 35 minutes, 17 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Proactive Off-Road Awareness

Proactive off-road awareness is a crucial safety step which allows riders to anticipate and respond to hazards effectively. Being in tune with the environment enables riders to navigate unpredictable obstacles such as rocks, roots, or uneven terrain, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries. And to talk about that we have SMART instructor, Clinton Smout. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
3/22/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 1 second
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Don’t Forget This When Planning a Trip

When planning a motorcycle adventure, it’s important not to forget essential items that could impact your trip. You’ll double-check your tools, riding, camping, and cooking gear, and ensure that any necessary maintenance has been done. However, there’s one crucial component that’s often overlooked—think of it as a safety net for when you’re on the road, something that will give you the ability to deal with unforeseen situations effectively. Greg Turp, a lifelong motorcyclist with a career in healthcare, is now training riders in effectively dealing with trauma and emergency situations. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
3/15/20241 hour, 14 minutes, 34 seconds
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Destination Africa - Experience Not Required

Africa is a top pick for motorcycle riders seeking adventure, but many see it as a tough destination for only experienced travelers. Is it too risky for beginners? Do you need special skills? What's there to see? In this episode, we'll explore these questions with an expert in Southern African motorcycle travel. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
3/8/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 47 seconds
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DEEP TROUBLE: Pinned

Two adventure riders, worlds apart are pinned by their own motorcycles. Join Dave Rodgers and Joe Siegel, as they face perilous challenges in this episode of DEEP TROUBLE. In this exclusive series, we’ll explore the captivating stories of riders who found themselves in DEEP TROUBLE. We'll be dissecting these situations, shedding light on the challenges they faced, the strategies they used and the valuable lessons they learned. Most critically, we’ll discuss how the situation could have turned out differently if some controllable aspects were changed. We’ll talk about the possibilities and potential outcomes, so that perhaps other riders can learn from their experiences and avoid making those mistakes that get them into DEEP TROUBLE.   Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
3/1/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 52 seconds
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Out of the Box - Reaching Ultimate Freedom

In 1999, Todd Lawson lost his brother, Sean, to cerebral malaria after a motorcycle journey through southern Africa. Wracked with guilt, Todd meets Christina, a kindred spirit, and together they embark on a motorcycle trip across the Americas, spreading Sean's ashes along the way. Inspired by Sean's adventurous spirit, they decide to return to Africa to distribute mosquito nets to those in need, turning their journey into a meaningful exploration of the continent's beauty and its people. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
2/23/20241 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Situational Awareness on the Road

Situational awareness while riding a motorcycle means being aware of your surroundings and predicting what might happen based on what you see. It's about paying attention to the road, other vehicles, weather, people and more. In this episode, Clinton Smout, Chief Riding Instructor at SMART Adventures, talks us through ways to read the scene around us as we ride and use that information to help predict what may happen next. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
2/16/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 55 seconds
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Messaging - Changing the Way We Use Sat Comms

Satellite communication has been used for many years for emergencies during motorcycle adventures. But what about non-emergency situations? Sometimes, we might have a breakdown, need a part, be running late, feel sick, or decide to stay somewhere for an extra day. In such cases, messaging is the key to getting in touch with someone without causing panic. In this episode, Morris Shawn, President of Zoleo, discusses the importance of comprehensive satellite messaging for motorcycle riders. Additionally, Sean Steede's experience in British Columbia highlights the necessity of reliable communication, as he faced an unexpected situation during an off-road ride and had to use his satellite messenger's SOS button for assistance. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Listen to over 500 episodes anywhere you listen to podcasts or at adventureriderradio.com. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
2/9/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 1 second
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Mañana No More - Carl and Isabel Abrams

Carl and Isabel Abrams led a content life in the UK, with a comfortable home and fulfilling jobs that they enjoyed. In 2017, they embarked on a memorable motorcycle tour of Scandinavia, igniting a dream to circumnavigate the globe on their bikes. However, everything changed when three months later Isabel discovered a lump in her breast. The subsequent diagnosis forced Isabel to confront her mortality, abruptly shifting their perspective on the future. The idea of travelling the world once again came to the forefront, and they started to do some research, even buying the bikes. But still, the prospect of a world tour was a distant and flexible goal, as there was no set date; it was a plan for someday, something they couldn’t actually see happening. Until they surprised everyone, even themselves, and the day when they finally followed their dream arrived. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
2/2/20241 hour, 41 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Best Things in Life are Free - Lavi and Ollie

Lavi Scholl and Ollie Gamblin met when picking cherries on a farm in Australia while on working holiday visas. It might have been Ollie’s van, maybe his guitar playing, but something sparked for both of them and they have been partners in travel and life ever since. They seem to fit together like pieces of a puzzle, complimenting each other, naturally falling into the roles that allow them to travel even farther on a budget. Their mantra and secret for travel is underpinned with a simple mantra - that the best things in life are free. After trying out van life, backpacking, and cycling, they ultimately fell in love with the perfect mode of transportation - the motorcycle. Lavi and Ollie have just returned from a trip around the world. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
1/25/20241 hour, 32 minutes, 51 seconds
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Climb That Mountain - Jamie Parker

Jamie Parker is a true adventure enthusiast, he doesn't just wait for it to come his way, he actively orchestrates it. While he's no stranger to various adventures, venturing on a motorcycle is a recent addition to his repertoire. Embracing this new challenge, he propels himself to make every ride a rewarding and fulfilling experience, finding true value in the journey itself. One remarkable aspect you can't overlook is Jamie's unbridled passion for motorcycle riding. Despite being a novice rider, he has wholeheartedly fallen in love with the thrill of being on two wheels. His enthusiasm resonates in every word he shares, creating a palpable sense of excitement. Beyond this, what’s captivating is the genuine connection Jamie discovers within the motorcycle community—an unspoken camaraderie where one rider readily assists another simply because they share the bond of being motorcyclists. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
1/18/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 56 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Common Mistakes Motorcycle Riders Make and Ways to Avoid Them

On this episode of our Exclusive RIDER SKILLS we have Chief Riding Instructor Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures talking about common mistakes motorcycle riders make and how to avoid them. Clinton offers unique insights into what can go wrong with novel suggestions on prevention. He also talks about exercises that can be done while driving a car that will improve your motorcycle riding skills and safety. DISCLAIMER: This segment is provided solely for informational purposes and should not be considered a replacement for formal rider training. It is strongly advised that you engage with a certified professional trainer before attempting any of the techniques discussed, or proceed at your own discretion. Canoe West Media, Adventure Rider Radio, SMART Adventures and Clinton Smout hold no liability for any injuries or damages incurred, including but not limited to those affecting yourself, another individual, a motorcycle, etc. Your safety and the safety of others are of utmost importance. More RIDER SKILLS episodes at https://adventureriderradio.com/riderskills. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
1/11/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 34 seconds
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Crossing the Amazon: Never Again - Chad Horton and Rose Padilla

Chad Horton and Rose Padilla have been exploring South America by motorcycle for years, with no specific agenda or direction. Recently, they took on what can only be described as an adventurer's route that was far off the beaten path. It was a route that would bisect the Amazon Jungle from east to west, passing through some of the most remote and unfrequented areas of the region. However, what they didn't anticipate was that the Amazon was experiencing a 125-year drought that would affect all travel in the area. Moreover, they were not aware that some of the boats that they were told could carry their motorcycle would not, while others would unload them far from land on the muddy bottom of a diving river. One boat's owner even attempted to hijack their motorcycle deep in the Amazon jungle. It was an incredible story of high adventure that was worth doing, but one that Chad and Rose say they would never do again. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
1/5/20242 hours, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Use Your Motorcycle to Slow Down Time

Throughout the year, we find ourselves busy with various tasks that are necessary for us to live and get by. At times, it can feel like we are stuck in a never-ending cycle of doing the same things repeatedly. As we approach the end of the year, we begin to reflect on how quickly it has gone by, and how quickly every year seems to pass. But, what if there was a way that you could use your motorcycle to slow down the passage of time? On this episode: Derek Mansfield is a writer and author in the UK with a passion for riding vintage motorcycles in Europe and Central Asia. A few years ago, Derek decided to take trip to Mongolia, because that's what adventure motorcycle travellers do. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
12/28/202352 minutes, 57 seconds
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Not Just Any Old Bike: Nick Adams

Going on a motorcycle adventure triggers the excitement of preparing yourself and your bike. Selecting the perfect jacket and pants, and even contemplating the ideal bag for your top box becomes part of the immersive experience. And for many there’s a satisfaction in knowing that their bikes and gear are meticulously prepared, ensuring they’re equipped with top-notch quality where it matters. However, there exists an entirely different approach, embraced by those who simply hop on their bikes and venture into remote areas with older motorcycles and non-technical gear. This somewhat minimalist approach is their version of thorough preparation, and it works remarkably well for them. Two seemingly polar opposite pre-trip approaches—one meticulously detailed and modern, the other laid-back and relatively minimalistic. It appears that Nick Adams, an adventure rider from Eastern Ontario, Canada, aligns more with the latter description—a testament to the diversity of approaches for gearing up for the open road. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2014, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. Never miss an episode, be sure to FOLLOW the show on your favourite podcast app. Have a show idea or suggestion, send us an email. We'd love to hear from you! If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you for listening!
12/21/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: In Your Head - Motorcycle Drills Practice

This episode of RIDER SKILLS is for all riders, regardless of the type of bike you ride or your riding style. Some simple drills can be done on any surface, be it dirt or pavement. Do them before heading out on a ride, while waiting for a friend, or even when approaching a stop sign or traffic light. These are simple straightforward drills that require no pre-planning, no specific location, and each one will help develop multiple skills at once. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!  
12/14/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 4 seconds
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Deep Trouble: Lost in Bolivia

In this exclusive series, we’ll explore the captivating stories of riders who found themselves in DEEP TROUBLE. We'll be dissecting these situations, shedding light on the challenges they faced, the strategies they used and the valuable lessons they learned. Most critically, we’ll discuss how the situation could have turned out differently if some controllable aspects were changed. We’ll talk about the possibilities and potential outcomes, so that perhaps other riders can learn from their experiences and avoid making those mistakes that get them into DEEP TROUBLE. Join adventure travelers Chad Horton and Rose Padilla, along with Spencer Conway and Cathy Nell from African Motorcycle Diaries, as they face perilous challenges in this episode of DEEP TROUBLE. For photos and links related to this episode, go to our website at adventureriderradio.com.  Please rate and review us on iTunes or anywhere else that you listen to the show. Have an idea for the show? Send us an email. Adventure Rider Radio is your go-to podcast for all things adventure motorcycle and travel. If you like what we're doing and want to support the show, head over to our Support page on the website. Every bit helps, and we'd love to have you on board. Thanks for considering! Your support means the world to us!
12/8/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 2 seconds
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About Motorcycle Travel and Riding Siberia’s BAM Road - Lorraine Spence

Lorraine Spence is an avid traveler who rediscovered her love for riding motorcycles after a two decade hiatus. She decided her first big trip in 2012 would be across Asia via the BAM road in Siberia, which could be considered one of the last challenges for adventure motorcyclists. The BAM road is a dilapidated service road for the railway in Siberia that requires planning, determination, and a bit of luck to overcome. You can find photos and links related to this episode on our website. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running podcast on adventure motorcycle and travel, and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. If possible, we would greatly appreciate your support. Please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
12/1/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 53 seconds
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Two Wheeled Troublemaker - Israel Gillette

Israel Eugene Gillette is an extreme motorcycle enthusiast and has been travelling to different countries around the world with a dog in his panier for well over a decade. Since he first started riding in 1995 Israel has found himself running from the police, accused of kidnapping and being shot at. Whether trouble finds Israel or he finds trouble himself is a matter of debate, but his adventures are sure to amuse you and make you question why he does what he does.
11/23/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 4 seconds
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Close Call: A Story About the Importance of Counter Steering

After months of planning, John Ciribassi headed out on his first Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) adventure in Colorado with three riding buddies. The journey took an unexpected turn on day one when inexperienced in pavement riding, a distracted John misjudged a fast-approaching corner, panicked and locked up the front brake. He collided with the corner of a horse trailer being pulled by a semi-truck. Miraculously escaping with only mild road rash, the incident served as a wake-up call about the importance of skills like counter-steering. And to explain counter-steering, we asked MSF Coach, Jon DelVecchio, to shed light on this essential skill that can make a significant difference in navigating corners safely and efficiently. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
11/16/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 31 seconds
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Skid Control - Clinton Smout - RIDER SKILLS

When riding on slippery surfaces, the risk of the rear wheel sliding out from under the bike is ever-present. Whether due to excessive braking or spinning out from rapid acceleration, the rear wheel's speed can cease to match the speed over the ground, causing it to stray from following the front wheel. Without adequate preparation and practice, this situation could lead to a potentially dangerous high side. However, with a grasp of the fundamentals and some diligent practice, managing this occurrence can transform from a potential hazard to an exhilarating experience—one that you might intentionally seek out for the thrill. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
11/9/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 22 seconds
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Riding Some of the Toughest Terrain in the World: Mongolia

Some time back, we interviewed Tom Medema from Rally for Rangers, an organization that delivers motorcycles to rangers around the world, to help them safely and successfully protect parks from poachers, illegal tree cutting, manual mineral extractions, and other violations. When 71-year-old Lester Appel heard the episode with Tom, he decided to take action and apply to join the 9-day motorcycle trip across Mongolia with Rally for Rangers. On this journey a group of volunteer riders would donate and deliver motorcycles to the rangers in Southern Mongolian National Parks. Not only would Lester play a part in helping the rangers preserve the precious parklands they were protecting, but he would also have the adventure of a lifetime riding through some of the world’s most challenging terrain. But, just two days in to the trip, Lester had a crash that could have changed everything for him. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
11/3/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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Deep Trouble: Spencer and Cathy Conway | Clinton Smout

In this exclusive series, we’ll explore the captivating stories of riders who found themselves in DEEP TROUBLE. We'll be dissecting these situations, shedding light on the challenges they faced, the strategies they used and the valuable lessons they learned. Most critically, we’ll discuss how the situation could have turned out differently if some controllable aspects were changed. We’ll talk about the possibilities and potential outcomes, so that perhaps other riders can learn from their experiences and avoid making those mistakes that get them into DEEP TROUBLE. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the most extensive and longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. The RAW roundtable has been bringing you tips and more about motorcycle travel every month since 2016. Join Michelle Lamphere, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix and host, Jim Martin for laughs and travel advice from experienced travellers. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
10/26/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 15 seconds
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Motorcycle Adventure Haks: Brendon and Kira Hak

Brendon and Kira Hak have been living a nomadic lifestyle for the past six years. Kira has always had a passion for travel and Brendon for motorsports, so after a couple of life-altering events made them reevaluate what they were doing in their lives, they decided to do the big trip they had dreamed about. They spent years planning and in 2017 they set out for their motorcycle trip from Canada to Ushuaia. The plan was to be gone for about one year, but when they returned home after nearly two years they had a different perspective on life and they knew that travel was something they wanted to continue doing. If they wanted to keep going they knew that now was the time to make it happen, and if they could do it, then why wouldn’t they? Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the most extensive and longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. The RAW roundtable has been bringing you tips and more about motorcycle travel every month since 2016. Join Michelle Lamphere, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix and host, Jim Martin for laughs and travel advice from experienced travellers. Become a Patreon supporter by pledging just $5 a month, enjoy ad-free listening and we’ll also send you a top-quality decal for your motorcycle. Make a one-time donation of just $10, and we’ll send you a decal. If you donate $50 or more, we’ll give you a shout-out on RAW. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
10/19/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 9 seconds
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5 Techniques for Picking Up a Motorcycle - Clinton Smout - RIDER SKILLS

Riding a motorcycle through challenging terrain can be extremely satisfying, but even with experience, things can go wrong, and you may find yourself picking up your motorcycle from the ground. On today’s episode of Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive RIDER SKILLS program, we have Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures sharing five techniques to help you pick up your motorcycle. You can choose the one or two that suit your style or learn all of them to use in different situations. Clinton Smout - S.M.A.R.T Adventure Programs : Clinton Smout is a highly regarded chief motorcycle instructor and the founder of SMART Adventures in Ontario, Canada. With his extensive experience and expertise in motorcycling, Clinton has become a prominent figure in the field of motorcycle education and safety. He is known for his passionate approach to teaching, emphasizing the importance of proper riding techniques, road awareness, and safety precautions. Through SMART Adventures, Clinton has helped numerous individuals enhance their motorcycling skills, whether they are beginners looking to learn the basics or experienced riders aiming to refine their techniques. His dedication to promoting safe and responsible motorcycling has made him a respected authority in the Canadian motorcycling community. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the most extensive and longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. The RAW roundtable has been bringing you tips and more about motorcycle travel every month since 2016. Join Michelle Lamphere, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix and host, Jim Martin for laughs and travel advice from experienced travellers. Become a Patreon supporter by pledging just $5 a month, enjoy ad-free listening and we’ll also send you a top-quality decal for your motorcycle. Make a one-time donation of just $10, and we’ll send you a decal. If you donate $50 or more, we’ll give you a shout-out on RAW. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
10/12/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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Riding Solo: Living Life by a Compass - Helen Lloyd

Helen Lloyd’s expectations and views on travel have changed over the course of almost two decades of travelling. Some years ago, Helen had embarked on a solo bicycle trip around Africa, which had turned out to be the trip of a lifetime, leaving her with a desire to return. When Helen decided to travel to Africa again, she opted to ride her motorcycle and share the journey with her partner. Even though Helen had a plan in mind for the trip, it turned out to be a series of unexpected personal challenges and revelations, which strengthened Helen’s goals and views for her future travels. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the most extensive and longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. Please consider supporting us by becoming a Patreon supporter or by making a one-time donation. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
10/5/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 7 seconds
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Around the World in Record Time: Bridget McCutchen’s Motorcycle Quest

Have you ever wondered about embarking on a big trip, such as travelling around the world, going from Alaska to Ushuaia, or exploring a foreign country for a few months? Have you ever doubted your ability to undertake such an adventure? If so, the story of Bridget McCutchen should inspire you. Bridget, a 22-year-old woman, is on a mission to set an official Guinness world record as the youngest woman to complete a trip around the world by motorcycle. She will accomplish her goal in November, having navigated foreign borders, dealt with regulations and paperwork, and overcoming language barriers. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the most extensive and longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. Please consider supporting us by becoming a Patreon supporter or by making a one-time donation. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
9/28/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 57 seconds
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Travel With No End Date - Mad or Nomad

Andy and Alissa have spent the past 19 years experiencing adventure at every turn. They have hiked, backpacked, and travelled by vehicle and motorcycle, but it has always left them yearning for more. To fulfill their desire for adventure, they decided to embark on a journey to ride around the world by motorcycle, to travel with no end date. After five years of saving, they set out on a cold and stormy day, a true test of their stamina. It was an experience that may have caused many riders to turn back and reevaluate, but they persevered through a stressful first few days of riding and numerous challenges. They had set out to experience the world and they weren’t going to give up that easily. Photos and links related to this episode can be found on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio and RAW are the most extensive and longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcasts and we remain committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes. The RAW roundtable has been bringing you tips and more about motorcycle travel every month since 2016. Join Michelle Lamphere, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix and host, Jim Martin for laughs and travel advice from experienced travellers. Become a Patreon supporter by pledging just $5 a month, enjoy ad-free listening and we’ll also send you a top-quality decal for your motorcycle. Make a one-time donation of just $10, and we’ll send you a decal. If you donate $50 or more, we’ll give you a shout-out on RAW. If you can, we’d love to get your support, please visit the Support page on our website. Thank you!
9/21/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 14 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Pro Tips for Day Tripping with Fellow Riders

Day trips with a group of riders are a great way to have full-on adventures. Whether starting from a hotel room or your own doorstep, having others along not only makes the ride safer but also more enjoyable in many ways. You get to share the experience with someone else and learn from other riders. Additionally, riding with others provides the benefit of working together to tackle tough situations. And if you don't ride with others, how can you follow Clinton Smout's advice to let your friend go first? Today on our exclusive RIDER SKILLS program, we have some tips for riding with others, as well as insights into what a motorcycle instructor and guide packs for their day trips. You can find the photos and links related to this episode on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the oldest and most extensive adventure motorcycle and travel podcast. Our podcast has been running weekly since 2014, without missing a single week. We are committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. We hope that we can count on your support. For only $5 per month, you can become a Patreon supporter and enjoy ad-free listening along with a sticker. You can also make a one-time donation of just $10, and we’ll send you a sticker. Donations of $50 or more will receive a shout-out on RAW. Please visit the Support page on our website to become a supporter. Thank you for your support!
9/14/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 45 seconds
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2 Up and Overloaded on a 21.4 HP Motorcycle in Indonesia - Tim and Marisa Notier

In 2017, Tim and Marisa Notier embarked on an epic journey around the world, riding a KTM motorcycle. They travelled through North and South America, followed by Africa. When the pandemic brought everything to a halt, they decided to stay in Kenya for a while, but returned to the United States when their visas expired. They then decided to head north to Alaska, but were still eager to continue their world adventure. After much consideration, they drew inspiration from their friends, Greg and Melanie Turp, and chose to explore Indonesia next, a country known for its hot and humid climate, bustling cities, and hospitable people.  You can find the photos and links related to this episode on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the oldest and most extensive adventure motorcycle and travel podcast. Our podcast has been running weekly since 2014, without missing a single week. We are committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. We hope that we can count on your support. For only $5 per month, you can become a Patreon supporter and enjoy ad-free listening along with a sticker. You can also make a one-time donation of just $10, and we’ll send you a sticker. Donations of $50 or more will receive a shout-out on RAW. Please visit the Support page on our website to become a supporter. Thank you for your support!
9/7/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 24 seconds
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Motorcycling From Alaska to Ushuaia Via Mountain Peaks - James Barkman

Growing up, James Barkman had a friend who always talked about riding from Alaska to Ushuaia. When he got the call that his friend's dream was about to become a reality, James was excited to join him on the trip. However, James suggested an even more adventurous twist to the plan: he and his two friends would combine the motorcycle trip with mountain climbing. This meant that they had to pack for both activities, which was a unique challenge. They had to include everything they would need for motorcycling as well as everything they’d need for high-altitude climbing. This trip was not for the faint of heart, as they dealt with unpredictable weather conditions and had to camp for extended periods of time. The adventure was peppered with moments of excitement, tension, and even a close encounter with death. You can find the photos and links related to this episode on our website adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the oldest and most extensive adventure motorcycle and travel podcast. Our podcast has been running weekly since 2014, without missing a single week. We are committed to bringing you new and exciting episodes every Thursday. We hope that we can count on your support. For only $5 per month, you can become a Patreon supporter and enjoy ad-free listening along with a sticker. You can also make a one-time donation of just $10, and we’ll send you a sticker. Donations of $50 or more will receive a shout-out on RAW. Please visit the Support page on our website to become a supporter. Thank you for your support!
8/31/20231 hour, 38 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Your Helmet is Damaging Your Hearing

As the wind rushes past you while riding your motorcycle, the sights, smells and sounds all play a part in the experience and thrill of the ride. However, beneath the excitement lies a potential danger—prolonged exposure to high levels of noise can have a significant impact on your hearing health. On this episode, we are joined by Michael Carley, a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath and Paul Jobin, CEO and founder of Snugs custom earplugs. We explore the science behind motorcycle noise, its effects on your ears, and most importantly, how you can protect your hearing. Adventure Rider Radio is the ultimate adventure motorcycle and travel podcast that has been around for seven years. We publish captivating new episodes every Thursday. If you appreciate our work, show your support by becoming a Patreon member. For a nominal fee of $5 per month, you'll get an ad-free listening experience and a sticker as a token of appreciation. If you prefer a one-time contribution, donate $10, and we'll send you a sticker. And if you donate $50 or more, you'll also get a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter, visit our website's Support page. Thank you!
8/24/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 59 seconds
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Mastering Motorcycle Camping: Over 40 Years of Wisdom from Seasoned Riders

The thrill of the road, the call of the wild and the comforts of home - motorcycle camping trips can have all those things. If you’re planning a trip or just looking for more camping tips, who better to turn to than experienced long-distance travellers who already have it all figured out? With more than four decades of moto camping experience under their gear, these globetrotters offer a treasure trove of insights and techniques to help you master the art of motorcycle camping. On this second part in the motorcycle camping series, Spencer Conway, author of the Zimbabwean Psychiatrist’s Hat and Lisa and Simon Thomas from 2 Ride the World. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
8/17/20232 hours, 11 minutes, 59 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: The Magic Formula for Climbing Hills - Clinton Smout

Every hill has its own characteristics that often change with the season and over time, which for an adventure rider means having a unique approach for every hill climb. But according to Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures, there is a magic formula. And once you learn it, you’ll be powering up those hills that will make your riding buddies wonder who this new rider is. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original, MOST DOWNLOADED and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
8/10/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 4 seconds
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Motorcycle Camping Secrets From World Travelers

In this episode, we delve into the world of motorcycle camping, where the thrill of the open road meets the serenity of nature. Our featured guests are world travelers with extensive experience in motorcycle camping while travelling, and they are here to share their invaluable tips and tricks to ensure your own camping journey is nothing short of extraordinary. So, whether you're a seasoned rider looking to enhance your camping experience or a newcomer eager to embrace the call of the wild, this episode is your ultimate guide to mastering the art of motorcycle camping. On this episode, Jess and Greg Stone from Go Ruffly and Michnus and Elsebie Olivier from PikiPiki Overland. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
8/3/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 7 seconds
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The World is Too Big - Travis and Chantil Gill

Travis and Chantil Gill have been on their trip around the world for over three years, but they have not yet completed their exploration of Europe. Initially restricted by the pandemic, they found themselves embracing the concept of slow travel and all the incredible benefits it entails. As they continue their journey, their list of things to see and do keeps growing with each new discovery. Immersing themselves in Europe's rich tapestry of people and culture, they have developed a deep passion for everything this continent has to offer. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
7/27/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 24 seconds
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In Search of Nirvana From the Seat of His Motorcycle - Alan Reid

Alan Reid is on a mission to find his nirvana, the place that just might inspire him to set down roots. He left British Columbia about a year ago on the most suitable motorcycle for him, a KLR, but he didn’t really do any planning or make a budget. Despite not even having a roadside repair kit, he possesses the most valuable tool for a successful adventure – a positive attitude. Alan's approach towards travelling and his outlook on life are unlocking opportunities for him to connect, discover, and explore. Whether his ideal destination is nearby or further away, or even if he decides to take a different direction, Alan is having the most fantastic time in his pursuit of paradise. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
7/21/20231 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Why and How to Stand on Your Motorcycle Properly - Clinton Smout

Should you stand up on your motorcycle and if so, why would you stand and when would you do it? And if you are going to stand how do you do it and feel confident? Perhaps you're a rider who sometimes stands but automatically sits at the first sign of trouble. If so, then this episode is for you, too. Motorcycle riding instructor, Clinton Smout, covers everything from when and why to stand, to bike set-up and tips that with practice will help you become a more skilled rider. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
7/14/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ted Simon - Looking Back on Life at 92

In 1973, Ted Simon set out on a remarkable four-year journey around the world on a Triumph Tiger. After completing this adventure, he wrote Jupiter's Travels, which became a bestseller and inspired countless others to embark on their own adventures. Through his diverse and fascinating experiences, Ted offered profound insights into the human condition, making his book a must-read for anyone seeking inspiration. Even at the age of 92, he still resides in France and remains active, although he now prefers to ride a scooter instead of a motorcycle. In our discussion, we delve into his life experiences and uncover valuable lessons from the extraordinary life of Ted Simon. Adventure Rider Radio is the ultimate adventure motorcycle and travel podcast since 2014. We publish captivating new episodes every Thursday. If you appreciate our work, show your support by becoming a Patreon member. For a nominal fee of $5 per month, you'll get an ad-free listening experience and a sticker as a token of appreciation. If you prefer a one-time contribution, donate $10, and we'll send you a sticker. And if you donate $50 or more, you'll also get a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter, visit our website's Support page. Thank you!
7/6/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bill Dragoo Inspires the Crucial Link Between Fitness and Adventure Motorcycle Riding

Some level of physical fitness is crucial for adventure motorcyclists as it can significantly enhance the riding experience and ensure safety. Endurance, strength, and flexibility are important elements that riders should strive to attain. However, getting in shape can seem challenging and intimidating. Bill Dragoo, who broke his leg while riding his motorcycle, decided to prioritize his physical fitness. His story is inspiring and can motivate others to work towards achieving a certain level of fitness, enabling them to undertake longer journeys and take on new challenges with confidence. You can find the photos and links related to this episode at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running and most popular adventure motorcycle and travel podcast. We publish captivating new episodes every Thursday. If you appreciate our work, please show your support by becoming a Patreon member. For a nominal fee of $5 per month, you'll get an ad-free listening experience and a sticker as a token of appreciation. If you prefer a one-time contribution, donate $10, and we'll send you a sticker. And if you donate $50 or more, you'll also get a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter, visit our website's Support page. Thank you!
6/30/202340 minutes, 29 seconds
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Keith Code: Racing with Passion, Living with Purpose - The Inspiring Journey of a Motorcycling Icon

Keith Code is a renowned figure in the world of motorcycle racing and training. With decades of experience as a former racer and an influential coach, Code has revolutionized the way riders approach their craft. His expertise led him to establish the California Superbike School, an internationally recognized institution. In this episode, we explore Keith’s journey while he shares his expertise in the art of street cornering with adventure bikes. Particularly focusing on low-traction situations, we delve into the optimal sitting position—whether upright, aligned with the bike's lean, or leaned inside—and unravel the reasoning behind it all. Tune in to uncover Keith's remarkable story, his path to success, and insights on cornering techniques. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
6/23/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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South American Troubles Lead to Motorcycle Adventure - Rose Padilla and Chad Horton

According to the Greek philosopher, Epictetus, “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react that matters.”  Rose Padilla and Chad Horton were looking to their future and thought they had their retirement plans all figured out, until they weren’t. When things sort of fell apart for them, instead of becoming bitter and resentful they took stock and decided there was another adventure they wanted to chase down, one that involved a motorcycle. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
6/15/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 12 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Obstacles - Avoid, Hit or Stop - The Hows and Why's - Clinton Smout

For motorcyclists, obstacles appear in many forms. On the street there may be road damage including missing asphalt on the road edges, potholes, construction, debris, dead animals and more. And off-road, anything from washouts that weren’t there yesterday, to rocks, boulders, roots, trees, and the list goes on. We have two choices when an obstacle presents itself, we can either avoid it or hit it. That may seem trite but it’s not just whether we hit or miss, it’s how we hit or miss. All with the goal of having the least negative result or, ideally, a positive one. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is an independent podcast that focuses on the adventure motorcycling world. We’re passionate about delivering high-quality content, sharing listener stories and the knowledge of industry leaders. We believe in the power of adventure riding and its ability to bring people from all over the world together. However, producing this content is not free, and while we are so grateful for our show sponsors, we still need your support to continue bringing you some of the best motorcycle content available. If you enjoy our podcast, please consider making a one-time contribution, becoming a patron, sharing our episodes with your friends, or leaving a review on your preferred platform. Your support means the world to us, and we cannot thank you enough for helping us continue this adventure. ~ Jim and Elizabeth
6/8/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Motorcycle Saved My Life - lori lozinski

After suffering a tragic double loss lori lozinski felt alone in the world, an orphan grappling with an existential crisis. lori found herself spiralling emotionally downward until she discovered salvation through her new hobby of riding motorcycles. Only then could she turn to what she knows best - professional film production to reflect on her past relationships from the seat of her motorcycle and to help others navigate their own inevitable losses. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is a one-of-a-kind platform that brings together motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world. The show features a diverse range of guests, from seasoned motorcycle travelers to industry experts, who share their experiences, insights and tips on everything related to adventure riding. Adventure Rider Radio relies on the support of its community to continue producing high-quality content that informs, inspires and entertains. By supporting Adventure Rider Radio, you not only contribute to the growth of the adventure riding community but also gain access to exclusive content that enhances your own adventure riding experience. So, if you love motorcycles, adventure riding, and fascinating stories from the road, there are plenty of reasons to show your support for Adventure Rider Radio. Please head over to our Support page to make a one time donation or support us monthly on Patreon for the cost of a cup of coffee and a donut. Thank you!
6/1/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 17 seconds
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Better Motorcycle Travel Budgeting - Michnus and Elsebie Olivier

Budgeting for a trip has always been a bit of an enigma, there are so many variables to consider. Will you camp, stay in hostels or B&B’s, all decisions that change the budget drastically. And on top of that, in the past couple of years prices have skyrocketed for fuel, groceries, parts and accommodations. It seems that almost everything has increased in price, not to mention the supply chain issues, reduced or non existent shipping options, and more. But it isn’t necessarily all doom and gloom, in fact it’s during these times when those people who are really on the ball and motivated, like Michnus and Elsie Olivier, dig in and discover new ways and even develop new ideas and habits to not only survive, but thrive. And what you end up with is a new or at least different paradigm for travel by motorcycle, and a better way to budget. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
5/25/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 48 seconds
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Will Trade Cat-Sitting for Accommodations - Sharon and Doug Wildeboer

Sharon and Doug Wildeboer are a close couple, used to spending time together and both ride their own motorcycles. Doug is the original motorcyclist of the two and it was his idea to travel by motorcycle in Iceland and through Europe. Sharon is a skilled rider but she describes herself as a reluctant rider although a lover of travel. Being a reluctant rider can mean a lot of stress for Sharon, which for Doug may be difficult to recognize since he’s not feeling that. But that isn’t the only challenge that Sharon and Doug have had to work through on their trip. Before they left they had saved money and rented their house out with the plan being to work remotely on the road. And so far they’ve been able to keep their trip, in their words, cost-neutral. So, travel by motorcycle, on the cheap and work on the road. How they’ve managed to do that and more, on this episode. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
5/18/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 24 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Pivot and Spin Turns in Tight Spots- Clinton Smout

Combine a heavy adventure motorcycle with a narrow trail or tight space and turning around becomes a foot wrestle at best, or a job fit for a team. Today on Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive Rider Skills we are learning two great methods to make the turnaround a non-event and get you back in the saddle again. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
5/11/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Patch and Plug Motorcycle Tire Repairs Made Easy - David Petersen

Many riders lack the confidence and skill to repair their own tire at the side of the road and much of that is derived from two things, not having practiced the skills required and using the wrong patches and plugs. The story usually goes something like this: I tried fixing my tire once but every time I pumped it back up it just leaked again, so I gave up and took it to a shop. The problem with relying on a shop to fix your tire is that it leaves you stuck wherever your air escapes, yet with a little knowledge, preparation and practice, a flat tire can mean nothing more than a delay before you are back on the road. David Peterson loves flats tires, well, he loves to fix them. And over the years he has become an expert of sorts in tire repair, in fact David has invented some of the products riders use to repair tires. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
5/4/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 23 seconds
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Exploring Limits on the Frontier: Jackie Layng and David Focardi

Jackie Layng and her partner Davide Focardi came from Ireland to America in part to ride the Dalton and then to continue down into South America. Jackie was a relatively new rider, with little experience and part of her motivation for doing the trip was to overcome the anxiety that had been infiltrating her life. Davide has been dreaming of doing a trip like this all his life, riding off into the unknown. For him it’s all about the challenge, pushing his own limits and exploring wild areas that are unavailable in Europe. So, we almost have two sides of the spectrum, one looking to overcome anxiety and build confidence, and the other searching for a test of his. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
4/27/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 29 seconds
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Riding the Slow Lane Around the World - Graeme and Katrina Perkins

Graeme and Katrina Perkins are riding the slow lane around the world. They left Australia back in 2016 and thought it could take a couple of years to explore the globe, but it’s now seven years later and they have only made it about half way around the world. They have learned plenty, met loads of people, crossed many borders, all along the way perfecting this thing called motorcycle travel. They pack extremely light, plan ahead, and the more they ride, the slower they go. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!  
4/20/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 14 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Dirt Rider Refresher for Adventure Motorcycles - Clinton Smout

There is a lot to remember when riding an adventure motorcycle in the dirt and challenges often come up quickly leaving little time for contemplation. That’s when having the skills you need in muscle memory can make the difference between an exhilarating ride or a ‘pick up you bike’ exercise or worse. So, to get some things clear in your mind once again Clinton Smout is going to walk us through almost every challenge we find when riding adventure motorcycless in the dirt. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
4/13/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Stone's Throw from the Arctic Circle - Chase Eckert

Chase Eckert says he’s drawn to fantastic stories told by amazing people and feels that if you listen to enough interesting people for long enough you will end up trying something interesting yourself. Chase grew up working at his family’s traveling carnival in Alaska. As things would have it, during Covid the carnival shut down, but when things started to open up again Chase went back to work. While at a carnival during the Iditarod sled dog race he got the idea to ride his motorcycle to the Arctic Circle. After some quick planning, Chase set out and rode his KTM up the Dalton Highway, but before he made it to his destination he ran in to some trouble with his bike and plans changed.   Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
4/7/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Trail from Hell - Clinton Smout

Nothing beats heading out for a riding adventure with a group of friends, enjoying the ride and having someone watch your back while you watch theirs. But, there are some things that you should keep in mind when it comes to riding with a group including safety, preparation and buddy etiquette. Clinton Smout, who’s in Baja, Mexico riding sweep on a commercial group ride, talks about group riding but not before he tells us about the most difficult day on the ride so far, on what he calls The Trail from Hell. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
3/31/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 13 seconds
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Escape on Two Wheels - Tom Reuter

They say that everything has a season in life, a time, perhaps even a lifespan, and when it’s over we need to let it it go and move forward. But it doesn’t mean walking away and forgetting, it means taking with you what you have learned and what you have become from the experience. And that may be one of the things we can draw from Tom Reuter’s story, that it’s not about how many miles you have ridden, how many countries you have visited, or how many borders you have crossed, it’s about what you take away from the journey. And that has nothing and everything to do with the ride itself. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
3/23/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Pack Track - 9 Years Motorcycling The World

Janell and Stuart Clarke are both engineers and both enjoyed travelling and exploring the Australian outback by four wheel drive having so much fun that they decided to explore the world. So they began dreaming and planning a trip, but it soon became apparent to them that the cost of using a four wheel drive would deeply cut in to their budget. Then the idea of using motorcycles came up and that seemed like a plan they could sink their teeth into. Soon they were on the road, two bikes and a dog on the trip of a lifetime. Nine years later, they are still travelling from country to country and having picked up some passengers it’s now five of them on two motorcycles - still exploring the world. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
3/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 6 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Easy Lesson Makes Sand Riding Fun on ADV Motorcycles - Chris Birch

Chris Birch thinks that sand really gets a bad rap and that riding in sand is fun, not just for him but for all riders. And if you disagree, it could be that you either need to tweak your skills or perhaps you’ve missed one of the fundamentals of riding in sand. Time after time, Chris teaches riders to have fun in the sand, not just survive, but have fun. So, if you fear sand or you struggle in it, this episode of RIDER SKILLS should make it so that the next time you see sand through your visor, you’ll anticipate it with a smile on your face. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
3/9/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 18 seconds
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Circling Back to the Motorcycle: Patrick Cheever

When Patrick Cheever was about seven years old his dad brought home a moped, and Patrick thought it was a dream machine. He racked up mile after mile riding the moped back and forth in his driveway and around the yard. And that sealed it for him, he fell in love with riding motorcycles. And so it continued, riding, fixing, buying and selling, until something happened, not to Patrick but to people close to him. It made him question the safety of riding a motorcycle, so he walked away from the internal combustion engine and began riding his mountain bike because it was safer, or so he thought. In hindsight, he realized that he had never really let motorcycling go, and this is his story of leaving and then returning to the motorcycle. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. 
3/3/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 29 seconds
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Leaving The Motorcycles Behind - Tom Medema

Why would anyone ride a motorcycle to an exotic location in a faraway place and then just leave the bike behind? To date, there are about 175 riders who have done just that. They’ve ridden these motorcycles on epic motorcycle adventures in which they traverse sand, mud, tough ground, through streams and even over mountains to deliver the motorcycles to park rangers working in underfunded areas. The ceremonial hand-off of the new motorcycle from the adventure rider philanthropist to park ranger is an emotional affair that is so powerful that it draws some of these riders back, year after year. And the great thing about it is that you could be going next. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
2/24/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Last Big Ride - Brett Anderson

It was something he dreamed of doing, something on his bucket list. Brett Anderson was going to ride his motorcycle to Ushuaia one day, perhaps in retirement when he had more time. Brett had a busy life filled with outdoor pursuits such as hiking, running, motorcycling, and he also worked as an international commercial airline pilot. He was active, physically fit and busy. Then suddenly he got sick and everything changed when he was diagnosed with a terminal illness. But rolling over and accepting defeat is not Brett Anderson, in fact that diagnosis was what fuelled Brett to focus on his bucket list - Ushuaia by motorcycle. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
2/16/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 2 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Motorcycle Wrestling - Clinton Smout

Rolling along a trail or down the road on a motorcycle emanates a sense of grace and precision, but when the rolling slows to a stop that same motorcycle suddenly feels like a pig. And trying to move it around while standing beside it quickly become a wrestling match, or more over,  a mismatch as you try to shove and pull the hefty two wheeled behemoth while it seems to do it’s best to oppose your every effort and flops down on the ground. On this exclusive Adventure Rider Radio RIDER SKILLS segment,  we learn the methods of the pros on moving a motorcycle while standing beside it, all the while making it look like a well balanced bicycle, with you taking control. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
2/10/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 13 seconds
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Getting the Most From Your Motorcycle Suspension - Traxxion Dynamics

Every motorcycle has some suspension settings that can and should be adjusted for you and your load - so ask yourself, when was the last time, or maybe when was the first time you adjusted or readjusted your suspension to match your load? Or maybe you are wondering why we need to adjust our motorcycle suspension when we don’t ever have to adjust the suspension in our cars? And what is dampening, how do you set it and what are you supposed to feel afterwards? Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
2/3/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 4 seconds
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Landslides, Roadblocks and Protests in South America - Wayne Kouf

Wayne Kouf is heading to Ushuaia, Argentina. His plan is to stay off the beaten track and find some challenges like the Trampoline of Death - fabled to be one of the most dangerous roads in South America. But, Wayne and the two other riders he had met up with found the gruelling road blocked by landslides, so they changed routes and rode up high up into the mountains of Colombia. At this point, they were sort of off the map, in to what Wayne describes as the toughest, most difficult riding he has ever done. But what he didn’t expect, what he couldn’t have imagined from the thin line displayed on his GPS, was that this route would take him straight into hostile FARC Guerrilla territory, where they were stopped and held at gunpoint. And not much later in the trip he is caught in the violent deadly protests in Peru. Something that’s fascinating in Wayne’s story, aside from the events themselves, are the tactics he used to safely get them out of dangerous situations. Tactics he used for completely different situations in a real estate career. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
1/27/202356 minutes, 7 seconds
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Riding a Dirt Ribbon North to Alaska - Jeff Davison

Deadhorse, Alaska is an unincorporated community that supports oil operations in nearby Prudhoe Bay and is a temporary home for two to three thousand nonpermanent workers. To get to Deadhorse you have to ride the Dalton Highway, commonly referred to as The Haul Road, and it’s not for the faint of heart. Road conditions vary greatly with gravel, mud, dust, snow and ice. Why has it become a destination for motorcyclists, not to mention loads of other tourists?  So why all the fuss? On this episode, Jeff Davison tells us what it was like for him to ride a test motorcycle from Suzuki all the way to Deadhorse Alaska.  Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
1/20/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 21 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Brushing Up on Motorcycle Water Crossing Techniques - Clinton Smout

Crossing a river, pond or puddle can be great fun, exhilarating in fact, that is assuming you make it through. Because if you don’t, the result can run from mild to very serious, even leaving you stranded or walking out. And it only takes one of many possible mistakes to ruin your day. But there is a procedure, and if you follow it through you will have the best chance of getting to the other side smiling. On this episode of Rider Skills, instructor Clinton Smout will walk us through that procedure, step by step, and give you some exercises to do at home to build your skills while you’re still dry. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a monthly Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
1/13/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 50 seconds
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What is CAN-bus and How to Add Motorcycle Accessories - HEX Innovate - Stephan Thiel

We’ve heard much talk and debate about the modern motorcycle, with its computer systems and how it affects one’s ability to ride in remote or far off places. Some riders insist on riding bikes that have older technology, while others say the new systems are reliable and are worth the risk of the remote chance of having a problem. The choices for new motorcycles without computer technology is dwindling quickly as manufacturers modernize their line-up, complying with emissions requirements around the globe. But what is this system that we’re so afraid of? This computer system that is so magical, mysterious and yet loathsome for a rider with a broken one? Is it really as difficult, as out of reach, as impenetrable and difficult to understand as many would have you believe? This, travel and motorcycles on today’s episode of ARR. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
1/5/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 9 seconds
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The New Patagonia Motorcycle Loop - Michelle Lamphere

On last month’s episode of RAW, the panel discussed some of the most iconic places in the world to ride a motorcycle and what they came up with was The 7 Wonders of the Motorcycle Travel World. And when debating the destinations that would make the cut, there were two routes that run somewhat parallel in South America that Michelle Lamphere felt must be included. So she suggested that although these routes are different and offer unique experiences, they could be done as a loop. And from that was born the Patagonia Loop. According to the RAW group of motorcycle travellers, this is one of the best riding experiences in the world. And the great thing is, you can fly there, rent a bike and experience much of it in just weeks. And to tell you more about it, we have Michelle Lamphere, RAW co-host, who has herself ridden the all new Patagonia Loop. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
12/30/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Once Around the Block - Steve Mason

Several years ago, Steve Mason and some good friends spent five months on the road, an exceptional trip riding through foreign lands and crossing borders. When it was over, they headed home and got back to normal life. But as you can imagine, this didn’t scratch an itch so much as kindle a flame. And for Steve, returning home was bit rough. He had quit his job before he left, spent a good junk of money on the trip and had a family that depended on him. It was difficult getting settled in again and he couldn’t shake that desire to get back on the road. He just had to figure out how to make it work so that he didn’t come home and have to start everything all over again. And this time, he wanted more… he wanted the round the world trip. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
12/23/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 34 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: How To Stop Dropping Your Motorcycle At Slow Speeds

We all know that a motorcycle is less stable at slow speeds, which is when so many falls happen. For street riders, it’s usually parking lots or roadside stops where slow tip overs happens, but adventure riders have an even higher tip over rate, just because of the nature of riding an adventure bike. We tend to ride on dirt, gravel, rocks, mud, over uneven and slippery surfaces and that’s part of the appeal of adventure riding. How do we avoid falling over at slow speeds? What are the key ingredients that some riders have mastered so that they can slowly work their way around obstacles at slow speeds and not fall over? What’s the secret? Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
12/15/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 34 seconds
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An Unlikely Motorcycle Adventure on the TAT - Brendan O'Leary

Riding the Trans America Trail across the United States can be a challenge in itself. But add to that challenge a motorcycle that is so unsuited to the task it would almost be considered insane to tackle. At this point, Brendan O’Leary walks in to the picture, he’s an engineer by trade with a tremendous passion for working on small Honda motorcycles. Brendan decides that he’s going to buy a new Honda CT125 and ride the TAT. And there begins the story, with Brendan putting his plan in to action starting with logistics and preparation, before he sets out on his very first, perhaps absurd, motorcycle adventure. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
12/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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The Road Made Clear - Declan McEvoy

Declan McEvoy arrived at work one day to discover that one of his co-workers wasn’t there, that he had actually died while getting ready for work that very morning. It hit Declan hard - not only was this a close coworker but he was only 50 years old and Declan himself was 45, just five years off. Suddenly it was clear to him that he had no idea how much time was left and he had the urge to do the things he had always dreamed of. And even though he hadn’t ridden in over 20 years, it all began with a motorcycle. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
12/2/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 35 seconds
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Taking the Final Voyage of the Stahlratte to Cuba - Jamie Zelazny

Back in March 2021, the Stahlratte sailing ship, which had up until then been ferrying passengers and motorcycles around the Darien Gap, made its final voyage. Except this voyage wasn’t around the Darien, it was to Cuba. And one rider, embarking on a round the world trip, loaded himself and his motorcycle onto the Stahlratte to make a side trip to ride Cuba. After all, the pandemic was in full swing and Cuba was on his list. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
11/25/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 6 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Choosing Your Line and Other Tips For Scouting Rough Sections

Both on and off-road, choosing the correct line is an important riding skill and it can make the difference of whether or not you get through a challenging situation. But how do you build the skill of choosing a line? What should you watch for and what are key factors in your choices? On this episode, we have instructor Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures teach us these important skills. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
11/17/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 18 seconds
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No Bike, No License, No Gear - Taking the Leap to do a Motorcycle Adventure

Matt Shields and his fiancé, Lucie, wanted to do an adventure and they decided the mode of transportation would be a motorcycle. And although they had no bike, no license and no gear they decided to take the leap and put their idea in to motion. They left the UK in May and have recently arrived in Kenya, and after six months and 20,000 km they are now halfway through their adventure. They’ve learned as they went and have had some fantastical experiences on what they call a ‘wild ride’. Matt and Lucie are a testament to the thought process that we can do anything if we set our minds to it.  Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
11/11/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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What Happens After the Crash - Dave Prigel and Clinton Smout

A few years ago, David Prigel had a motorcycle get-off on his way to work, one that resulted in injuries and a short stint at the hospital. David’s wife wasn’t keen on the idea of him getting back on the bike again, in fact she was adamant that she didn’t want him to ride anymore. When we had them on the show back in 2017 they talked about their dilemma of whether or not David should ride his motorcycle again. Since then a number of things have changed in David’s life and on this episode we find out what happened to him, what he learned from the crash and where it took him. We also hear from Clinton Smout about dealing with the fear of a get-off and he has some tips that should help you overcome those fears. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
11/4/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 9 seconds
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Riding Into Fear - Mathew Sturtevant

For most of his adult life, Mathew Sturtevant found himself so paralyzed with anxiety and fear that it limited him in almost everything he did. In search of a cure, he decided to face the dragon head on using ways that he knew would challenge him the most, a cross country motorcycle ride following the Trans America Trail where he would face remoteness, extreme weather, high altitudes and difficult riding conditions. His hopes were that by facing his fears using his motorcycle that he would gain his life and freedom back. For this adventure he enlisted two friends to go along with him and the plan was that he would document the trip and his transformation. Except it didn’t go as planned, he found himself unable to face his fears, unable to shake the anxiety and unable to be honest with his friends that had committed so much for this adventure. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
10/27/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Off-Road Tire Pressure Settings for Adventure Motorcycles

Motorcycle tire pressure settings are critical and for adventure motorcycles heading into the dirt it could make the difference between a fun ride or steady frustration, but does the perfect setting exist? Can we look at the chart, match our terrain and riding style to our payload and suspension, and then adjust our pressure to the recommended setting? Well not quite, but it may be a little easier than you think and to walk us through this we turned to two rider trainers with slightly different approaches. Bill Dragoo, although very technical minded, likes to keep it simple and has some great ideas he has developed for setting tire pressures he can live with. Chris Birch comes from a high level racing background and is very in touch with his tire pressures and how subtle changes make a difference in the way the bike feels. Both are top level rider trainers that will help put us on the straight and narrow for setting our off-road tire pressure on our adventure motorcycle. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
10/20/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 34 seconds
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Life is Short - It's Time to Ride - Jon Evans

Jon Evans was at a low point in the adventure of life, having recently gone through a divorce, when a YouTube video caught his eye. By the time it was over Jon knew what he needed to do - go to India and ride the Himalayas. The question was how. He didn’t have a budget, so he searched for the cheapest way for him to have an adventure on a motorcycle in the Himalayas - a tour company. Not just any tour company but the cheapest tour company he could find. What he couldn’t know was just how much of an adventure it was going to be. And just what an impact it would have on him and his life. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!  
10/13/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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On Land and Sea - Two Unique Ways of Motorcycle Travel

What if you could go on a motorcycle camping trip and not take any gear? Sean Burch did just that when he recently rode the South Carolina Adventure Route, and met up with his wife at the end of each day. And what if you could take your motorcycle to work with you and use it every chance you had? Scott DeMello is the Captain of a 50 meter super yacht and he gets to take his motorcycles with him to ride when he and his wife, the boat’s chef, are on shore leave. On this episode, we talk about two very different kinds of motorcycle travel, on land and sea. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced weekly since 2014! You can count on us to be there for you every Thursday with a new and exciting episode, we never miss a week. And we hope we can count on you for your support. Become a Patreon supporter for just $5 a month and get a sticker and ad-free listening. Make a one time donation of just $10 and we'll send you a sticker. A donation of $50 or more also gets you a shout-out on RAW. To become a supporter please head over to the Support page on our website. Thank you!
10/6/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 53 seconds
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Having What it Takes to do a Solo Motorcycle Trip - Ali Peberdy

Ali Peberdy, retired motorcycle cop, has just returned from an eight week trip to Europe. Before she left, we spoke with Ali and she told us about some concerns she had, things like dropping her bike, going solo, age and breakdowns. Ali is back in the UK now and she has some stories to tell about the things she experienced on her trip, from the rude hotel receptionist to the mishap in the cornfield, and whether or not her trip concerns were valid. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell someone you know about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support.
9/29/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Adventure Motorcycle - How to Ride Obstacles on Downhill

Riding a motorcycle downhill isn’t particularly difficult, but what does make it difficult and unnerving for many riders are the obstacles encountered on the hill. If it were just a steep slope with plenty of traction, the type you may have ridden in a parking garage or some other paved steep decent, it would be no problem. But in the dirt, surfaces are not flat, they don’t necessarily have good traction, they may have ruts, rocks, roots and a host of other obstacles that add to the challenge of riding downhill. On this episode of Rider Skills, Clinton Smout walks us through how to deal with each obstacle. Then he has some simple downhill riding exercises that you can practice with your own motorcycle at home, and you wont even need a hill. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell someone you know about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support.
9/22/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 41 seconds
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Anatomy of a Motorcycle Trip Gone Wrong - Jeff and Kelly Traviss

It all began with an image of a modern day Marlboro Man, rugged, weathered and on an adventure. The image that would eventually lead to the experience that Jeff and Kelly Traviss had on a dream trip that would demand every ounce of their stamina and endurance. They faced incredible discomforts and challenges, yet they clung to hope and knowing they had no choice but to push on they found the strength to continue. What happened and could they have done anything differently? Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell someone you know about it. And if you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support.
9/16/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rising to the Challenge: Jess and Greg Stone

The idea of riding a motorcycle around the world presents enough challenges for the average rider, there’s border crossings, break downs, logistics, and so many other things to consider. But, add to those challenges running a business while you’re on the road, raising funds for a charity you really care about, bringing a 75 pound German Shepherd with you, and fitting everything you need for work, your dog and camping on your bikes. These are some of the things Jess and Greg Stone have been dealing with but they’re having the time of their lives doing it. Now, it’s not always sunshine and roses, they’ve already had their share of troubles, but there isn’t anything going to stop them from riding around the world. Jim talks to Jess and Greg about how they do it, their outlook and we hear some amusing stories of things that have happened to them since they left Guatemala a few months ago.  Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
9/9/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 50 seconds
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Extraordinary Stories of South America - Spencer Conway

Spencer Conway and his wife, Cathy Nel, have a goal to circumnavigate all seven continents on Earth. So far Spencer has completed Africa, which most riders would consider to be the most difficult one and recently he and Cathy completed their circumnavigation of South America. And because Spencer does not stick to the main routes he often finds himself lost and has incredible experiences. In fact, he refuses to take a GPS with them just for that reason because he thinks that the key to a successful trip is to get lost every now and then. Spencer has come away with some fantastical tales of adventure and the troubles they’ve faced in South America, which he shares on this episode. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
9/1/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 40 seconds
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10,000 Miles at 80 - A Cowboy's Ride

When Tom Fitzgerald asked his friend Patrick Farrell if he could talk to him, there was a plan brewing in his mind, one that he wanted Patrick to be a part of. Tom is 80 years old and he’s been a cowboy and ranch hand most of his life. His love for motorcycles began 60 years ago and he’s been riding ever since. When he was 15 he read a Reader’s Digest story about the mysterious Oak Island in Nova Scotia and has always wanted to see it. So, that and his desire to ride 10,000 miles for his 80th year were Tom’s motivation for his most recent adventure with Patrick. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
8/25/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rider Skills: How to Become an Aggressive Rider and Why You Should - Chris Birch

Aggressive rider? Sounds counterintuitive but there are times when you want to be an aggressive rider and riding instructor, Chris Birch, explains how becoming an aggressive rider, done properly, can improve your riding performance. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
8/18/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Rider Skills: Does Your Motorcycle, Experience and Skill Level Suit the Adventure?

Trip planning builds excitement - who’s going, what does the motorcycle need, what to pack and of course the route. The route is a big part of the excitement and there are some very important details to consider that can easily be overlooked, in part because it’s so difficult to assess - yet it could be the factor that makes the difference between getting into trouble or avoiding it. And when you consider the route, other questions come up. How do you know if your motorcycle, your gear and your physical fitness is suitable for your desired route? All that and more on this episode of Rider Skills with Instructor Clinton Smout. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
8/11/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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5 Mistakes Motorcycle Campers Make | Moto Camping Tips

Camping from your motorcycle can be one of the most rewarding things you can do on two wheels, but for the uninitiated it can be a formidable task trying to figure out what you should take and how to fit it into the limited space on your bikes. Ben Williams shares some common mistakes that campers make and we’ve also got some tips for camping on your motorbike. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
8/4/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 1 second
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Preparing for a Motorcycle Trip - Not Just About the Gear - Doug and Sharon Wildeboer

Planning your adventure as a couple is half the fun. You choose the bikes, the gear, the route.  But the hard stuff, the stuff that unravels under pressure, things like stamina, the desire to endure hardship or inclement weather day in day out, or negotiating and communicating as a couple to make sure you both get the most of the trip, those are the difficult ones.  Doug and Sharon Wildeboer have just started a one year motorcycle trip through Iceland and Europe. But, before they left they gave us a personal glimpse in to the preparation and planning that went in to their trip. Including how they would balance work on the road with travel, their expectations and logistics.  Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
7/29/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mud, Sweat and Tears - Not Everyone Makes it Through - Wayne Mitchell

What is it about the Darien Gap that draws people to it? Is it the bot flies, the venomous snakes, the bandits, the extremely rough terrain? There are options for getting around it, by boat or plane and you won’t risk your motorcycle or your life by choosing an alternate route, yet still there are those who are fascinated by the Darien Gap, those who want to conquer it. In 2017, Wayne Mitchell and a group of ex-military friends rode from snowy Alaska to the furthest point in Argentina, but when they reached the Gap, they didn’t go around it, they went through it. After just one day of pushing the limits in the jungle, one of their team was forced to turn back to Panama. What was supposed to have been the dry season in the Darien Gap proved to be a monumental challenge with torrential rains, deep mud and broken down motorcycles. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
7/21/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 12 seconds
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Going Solo - Ali Peberdy

Ali Peberdy has been riding motorcycles for about forty years, she’s worked as a police officer and some of those years she was a motorcycle cop. She’s ridden thousands of miles in and around Europe with her friends and now in retirement she’s discovering a whole new world of riding. She’s just about to embark on a solo trip in Europe and has had to face some fears she has never known before. What steps did she take to address those fears and how will this shape her adventure? Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
7/14/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rider Skills: Top 3 Road Hazards for Motorcyclists - Clinton Smout

When you think ‘road hazards’, some of the obvious come to mind. Pot holes, uneven road surfaces, debris… those are just a few of the hazards we have to watch for, but the ones that are of the most concern are the ones you may not even think of. Clinton Smout has seen the statistics that prove that the road hazards he talks about today are ones that all riders need to be aware of and paying attention to at all times. In today’s episode of Rider Skills, some eye opening moments that will make you sit up and take notice. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
7/7/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Solo Rider's Guide to Motorcycle Rescue

For the solo rider, or the times when any rider finds themselves solo and having an adventure, it doesn’t take much to find yourself in a situation where your motorcycle has landed on its side, or worse, off the road or trail. This is when one of these techniques will help rescue, retrieve or unstuck your motorcycle. Featured is David Petersen, Chris Birch and Bill Dragoo. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
7/1/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 59 seconds
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Yukon Travel - Clinton Smout

Clinton Smout, a regular on our Rider Skills segments, just returned from a trip to the Yukon, where he was the sweep and support rider for a commercial trip organizer. While he was on the trip, Jim and Clinton connected to talk about the Yukon and his experience in the Dusk to Dawn event in Dawson. After Clinton arrived back in Ontario, he called us up to tell us more about his trip and to give us some tips for riding in the Yukon, an amazing motorcycle destination in Canada. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
6/23/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Shifting Gears After 17 Years on the Road - Lisa and Simon Thomas

Seventeen years of continuous travel by motorcycle has come to an end for Lisa and Simon Thomas as Lisa’s health and a pandemic has changed everything for them. A few years ago they bought a home in Wales but continued on with their travels, until they were forced to return home. Now, after two and a half years Lisa and Simon are well settled in their new home with a solid roof and door, no flapping tent fabric or inflatable mattresses. How does that comfort of home change things for them as countries are opening up for travel again? How does getting older and health affect their travel decisions? And what’s next for Lisa and Simon? Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
6/17/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 8 seconds
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Why Indonesia Should be on Your Moto Destination List - Dustin Evans

Dustin Evans has spent a lot of time travelling by motorcycle, living and working off a bike for eight years. He’s been to 132 countries, but one country that is particularly interesting to him is Indonesia. Although Dustin’s been hesitant to tell others about his experiences of Indonesia, with concerns of the country becoming overrun and changed, he has decided to share his adventures so that ARR listeners may also have the opportunity to go see this beautiful, unspoiled country. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
6/9/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds
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How to Avoid the Dreaded Dead Motorcycle After Storage

Whether you’re storing your motorcycle in another country while you fly back home for a while, doing winter storage or just parking it for a few months, there are some basic things you should do so that when you’re ready to fire your bike back up again, it actually starts and runs. And if you happen to be planning to leave your bike in another country there are some logistical and legal aspects that you need to consider beforehand - all that on this episode. Links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
6/3/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 12 seconds
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Travel by Motorcycle While You Can - Bert Boute

Bert Boute is, or was, a product designer. He’s now what you might call a nomad, traveling around the world on his Africa Twin motorcycle. In Bert’s family he’s not the black sheep, he’s not the odd one out, actually it was his parents that introduced him to the idea of exploring the world through travel beyond a vacation. In fact, Bert’s own grandparents are in their nineties and still travelling around in a camper van. And they told Bert to get out and experience travel while he can - before life gets him pinned down with responsibilities. His original plan was to ride for nine months, then go back to his girlfriend - but that was in 2019. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can also follow Adventure Rider Radio on our social media pages: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
5/26/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 34 seconds
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Unexpected Turns - Tiffani Burkett and David Hayward

Sometimes when the unexpected happens it can be a good thing, and for Tiffani Burkett it turned out to be a very good thing. After losing her job, Tiffani decided to take the opportunity to go on a motorcycle trip. That trip led to more travel, a new career and to meeting someone who would become very important in her life.  Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this show please tell your friends, family and riding buddies about it. If you'd like to help out we'd love to get your support and to say thanks we'll send you stickers and maybe even give you a shout out on RAW. You can follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio
5/19/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 10 seconds
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Unfinished Business - An Adventure Cut Short

Todd Ensign and Christian Ensign are a father and son who found themselves lacking adventure in life. So, for his dad’s birthday Christian gifted him a motorcycle and a motorcycle safety course. Soon they set out on a two month motorcycle adventure having some extraordinary experiences. Everything was going great until it all fell apart. Todd and Christian ended up not only getting more than they bargained for but they also found joy and healing, and discovered that overcoming the challenges was just as rewarding as the good times. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also by checking out our show sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
5/13/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 42 seconds
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Rider Skills: Motorcycle Counter Weighting for Balance and Traction

Counter Weighting is simply balancing your motorcycle with your body, and learning to do it correctly will take your skills to the next level. Today on our exclusive RIDER SKILLS program we have top instructor, Clinton Smout, to walk us through the skill using tips that speed up the learning process and get you on the fast track to improving your riding skills. If you've enjoyed this episode we'd love it if you would consider supporting the show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
5/5/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Happenstance Led to Motorcycle Adventures on Vermont’s Back Roads

Four years ago, Chris Corcoran and Darin Gillies showed up for a group ride in northern Vermont - they didn’t know each other, both were newly back in to riding, both had bikes too big for what they discovered was a ride on dirt and logging roads, and neither had the skills for the ride. But, this ride that they weren’t prepared for made for a lot of laughs and forged a friendship that would lead to thousands of miles on all types of backroads in Vermont, learning how to ride off-road while having a lot of fun doing it. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and don't forget to check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
4/28/20221 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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Motorcycle Twists and Wild Tales - Dan Byers

This story has so many twists and wild tales in it that if you didn’t know it was all true, you’d think it a fantastic work of fiction. Dan Byers put everything on the line for his adventure of a lifetime and from the onset his plans have been upended so many times that it will leave you wondering how he remained so resilient. Not only that, but Dan’s story really highlights how motorcyclists look out for each other, how this common thread draws strangers together and creates friends for life. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and don't forget to check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
4/21/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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Should You Stand or Sit on an Adventure Motorcycle?

When you come to a tough section on a road or trail, you may ask yourself should you stand or should you sit?  On this in depth episode, we talk to an expert rider and trainer, Chris Birch, and a rocket scientist and physics expert, Mark Nesbit, to learn about standing, sitting, what’s happening when we do and why traction has everything do to with the direction your wheels are pointed. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support or by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
4/15/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 26 seconds
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Colombia Motorcycle Travel: Low-Budget, Stunning and Mostly Undiscovered

Not too long ago the city of Medellin, Colombia was considered the most dangerous city in the world, and the whole country of Colombia was known as the murder capital of the world. With such a dark reputation, why would anyone consider exploring Colombia by motorcycle? Jeff Cremer and Alan Churchill, the authors of a book all about motorcycle travel in Colombia, are here to tell us all the reasons you should consider putting Colombia on your list of motorcycle trip destinations. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
4/8/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rider Skills: Mods that your Adventure Motorcycle Needs - Clinton Smout

Manufacturers have to work within the constraints of a budget to keep motorcycles affordable. If you want to make your bike a serious adventure motorcycle, the trick is to understand which components need to be replaced or what needs to be added to your bike. Clinton Smout has years of experience and understanding of motorcycles and he walks us through his list of necessary modifications to make the factory adventure motorcycle a serious adventure motorcycle. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
3/31/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 33 seconds
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Motorcycle Border Crossing Tips and Inside Information

International borders can be the gateway to adventure, discovery and vacations but they can also be aggravating, arduous and problematic, particularly if you don’t follow the rules or aren’t aware of them. And with things finally beginning to open up again we find ourselves looking to leap over our borders to travel. On this episode, border crossings and what to expect, as well as expert tips from a former customs agent that will give us some insight into how to make sure you cross the border effectively. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and by also checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
3/24/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 19 seconds
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How a First Motorcycle Trip Ended Up Being a Trip Around the World

It all began when a novel idea for a two-up motorcycle road trip transformed a couple of backpackers into motorcycle travellers. Sandra Steliga and Fiona Cheng were new to motorcycle travel, but after they set out for a trip in the United States to South America they were hooked and their plans quickly evolved in to riding their motorbike around the world. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
3/18/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 15 seconds
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Dr Chris Leatt Explains the Neck Brace for Motorcyclists

Just over 20 years ago, neurosurgeon and motorcyclist Dr Chris Leatt witnessed his friend and fellow rider die from a motorcycle related neck injury. Dr Leatt decided to find a solution to reduce neck injuries and three years later he sold his first neck brace and then formed his company LEATT which would go on to make body protection gear for motorcyclists and then a full range of rider gear and more. Dr Leatt explains how a neck brace works to protect you and we discover in what applications the neck brace works best. And we also talk to Thierry Viardot, who’s in charge of safety and technical at the Dakar, about airbag vest requirements, how they ensure the airbag vests work well for rider safety and why optional neck braces can no longer be worn. If you've enjoyed this episode of Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle podcast please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.  
3/10/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 22 seconds
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It's all About How it Feels - Mike Coan

Mike Coan is a motorcycle traveller and one of the founders of Warm & Safe Heated Gear in Milwaukie, Oregon. He and his wife, Susan, have been designing and manufacturing heated clothing for almost three decades. We invited Mike on the show to talk about his evolutionary story of how they got in to making heated gear for riders, and being the passionate rider that he is the conversation takes a lot of twists and turns as we wind around topics like motorcycle travel, the way things have changed and a lot of what it feels like to ride and why he rides. If you enjoyed this Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle podcast episode please consider supporting the show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
3/4/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rider Skills: In Three Easy Steps - Log Crossing with Chris Birch

Getting your adventure motorcycle over a log can be a daunting experience, but learning how to do it can open up a whole new world for you. On this episode of Rider Skills we have instructor Chris Birch, world famous for what he does with an adventure bike, teach us how to get our heavy motorcycles over a log in three easy steps and look like a pro while we’re doing it. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
2/24/20221 hour, 1 minute, 14 seconds
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How a Free Motorcycle Changed Me Forever - Dustin Nere

Dustin Nere wasn’t interested in travel, he’d barely stepped foot out of the United States. Instead he did what he thought he was supposed to do, buy a house, get married. But, things started to change for Dustin when friends gave him a 2003 DR650 and he started going on short rides with them on weekends. Then came the overnight trips and riding the Backcountry Discovery Routes. After a divorce he had more time to ride, took a longer trip and then found himself hooked. He left his dream job, sold his house and truck and then headed to Alaska and just kept going.  If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
2/18/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 19 seconds
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Gibb River Road Adventure - Kimberly, Western Australia

In the North West of Australia, lays the Kimberly Wilderness area and that’s where the famous Gibb River Road is found. The Gibb River Road is part of the Savannah Way road trip which crosses north Australia and is well known as a four wheel drive route, rugged and scenic, remote and sparsely serviced, and for this group of riders it’s also excellent adventure motorcycle country. Mike Beaton, Nevin Wittber and Ben Wittber share a common interest of motorcycles and adventure riding. Over the years they’ve refined their ride into a sort of well oiled machine, everything from route planning on a phone app, to repair gear and parts, and the correct amount of fuel and water required. Each team member has responsibilities, and they are all on the same travel page, meaning they know how to ride together, in fact they even have rules for when to fuel and when to stop, and before you think this is going too far, you have to realize that this works for them. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
2/11/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 57 seconds
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Changing Up the Ride With an Extra Wheel

We recently did an episode about sidecars and how they changed the ride, but there are other ways of adding a third wheel that not only changes the ride but adds extra benefits that may just suit your style. Curious? So were we, so we talked with Friso Stolk who founded Trail Tail, a company that manufactures a single wheel on and off-road trailer, as well as Martin Éthier from Can-Am about something we’re seeing on the roads more often, the three wheeled Spyder.  If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
2/4/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Moment Collectors - Sam Manicom

It seems lately we are inundated with pessimism and yet there are still countless inspirational stories being told around the world. Many of these stories come from travellers whose experiences on the road have made a huge difference in their lives. And sometimes there comes that one single defining moment, like a lightening bolt, when they realize why they’re doing what they’re doing. It’s often called an ‘aha moment’, that moment when they suddenly recognize the value that something or someone has put in to their life. These moments are usually emotional and impactful, and will always be remembered. Sam Manicom, adventurer and author of four popular motorcycle travel books, has put together a collage of twenty authors who each share one of the most significant moments in their travels and he calls it The Moment Collectors. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
1/28/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rider Skills: 5 Minute Slow Speed Exercises - Clinton Smout

There is no doubt that practice improves our riding skills, but sometimes life gets in the way and then throw in weekend rides, how do you find time to set up practice sessions? On this episode of our exclusive RIDER SKILLS program we’re going to set you up with a number of slow speed practice exercises that you can do just about any time you have a few minutes. Perhaps when you’re waiting to meet up with someone or maybe you can scoot outside for a few minutes before dinner, the point is these are so easy to set up that you can do them almost anywhere and practising these skills will definitely make you a better rider. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
1/21/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 25 seconds
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Trouble at the Bolivian Border - Michnus and Elsebie Olivier

Michnus and Elsebie Olivier have remained on the road during the entire two year pandemic, and so far they have managed to navigate rather successfully the world of COVID travel. They have done it by being extremely diligent, aware and proactive in their travel plans. They always keep up to date on what is happening and figuring out ways to adapt to changes in the countries they have been in. Recently, they found themselves in danger of losing their motorcycles at the Bolivia border. This story not only illustrates the unpredictability of traveling during unprecedented times but it also speaks to a type of perseverance - a traveler perseverance - a type of resolve that some travelers learn through their experience on the road, when they run into seemingly unsurmountable roadblocks and manage to find ways to get through. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
1/14/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sidecars in Motion - What's the Attraction?

Riding a sidecar outfit is completely different from riding on two wheels, you could say like riding a horse of a different color. And some riders either love riding with a sidecar or simply find that it just suits their needs. Perhaps age, disability, visibility, pets, storage or stability are some of the reasons that come in to play when choosing to ride with a sidecar. And although many of us may never choose to give up two wheels, aren’t you just a little bit curious as to what it would be like to ride a sidecar outfit? How would you know until you try it? To find out more we talked with renowned motorcycle safety instructor David Hough, Jay from DMC Sidecars and Lee Coltharp who is the South Central Regional Director of the United Sidecar Association. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
1/7/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 39 seconds
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Learning Through Life and Motorcycle Experiences

In this past year, we’ve interviewed many riders who have all contributed greatly to the show by sharing their experiences and the things they’ve learned while travelling, including Ted Simon, Lisa and Simon Thomas and many others. To wrap up 2021 we’ve decided to share some snippets of their knowledge to reflect and inspire, and also in the hopes that maybe we can learn a little something from someone else’s experience. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
12/29/202138 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rider Skills: How To Ride Rocks - Shawn Thomas

Riding a motorcycle over rocks present all kinds of challenges for the rider and as they get bigger, so does the challenge. On this episode we have instructor Shawn Thomas and he’ll be breaking down rocks - riding rocks into manageable pieces for the average rider and hopefully changing them from what you see as obstacles to overcome in to some seriously fun riding. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
12/23/202156 minutes, 55 seconds
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Coast to Coast - Trans America Trail on Electric Zero Motorcycle

After three years of dreaming and planning, Kevin and Amy Edwards rode the incredible Trans America Trail coast to coast, Kevin on his Zero DSR motorcycle and with his wife Amy on her WR250R. While electric motorcycle travel has become a lot easier, being able to go from charger to charger on most routes, remote riding presents more challenges, and charging on route was one of the trials that they faced. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
12/17/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 40 seconds
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Riding the Right Track - Steve Molinelli

Steve Molinelli had what the outside world saw as a successful life, one that was heavily centred around motorcycling. But, when his local track was shut down his world fell into a downward spiral when the focus he had on motorcycles with replaced with something destructive - addiction. On the path to healing he once again found motorcycles and his passion for bikes helped him to get his life back together. He’s learned just how powerful it is for him to focus on the motorcycle as a way of riding on the right track. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
12/9/20211 hour, 1 minute, 24 seconds
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The Average Motorcyclist - Tim Randall

We’ve had some incredible travellers on this podcast and have been regaled with tales of adventure to far off and exotic places, trips around the world and years spent exploring on motorcycles. And while we are inspired by those stories and dream of going to these places when we close our eyes at night, it simply isn’t the reality for many riders who have families, jobs or bills to pay. So, that means that for the average motorcyclist, adventure usually happens closer to home. On this episode, tips on shorter trips from an experienced rider. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.  
12/2/202146 minutes, 33 seconds
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Rider Skills: How a Motorcycle Clutch Works and How Much Abuse it Can Take

When maneuvering at low speeds, slipping the clutch on your motorcycle is an essential skill with a manual clutch. Most riders learn that if you slip the clutch too much you can wear it out quickly, so why do riding instructors tell you that you need to slip the clutch? On this episode of Rider Skills we talk with Clinton Smout about clutches, how they work, warning signs that you’re abusing your clutch and more. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
11/26/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 23 seconds
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What You Should be Wearing Under Moto Gear May Surprise You

The motorcycle industry offers many choices of underlayers for motorcycle gear. Different models, materials, and thickness. And it would make sense that the more layers you have, the more protection, especially if those layers were abrasion resistant. And when the manufacturer designed the gear to protect you - what did they imagine you were gong to wear underneath? What is the bare minimum you should wear under your jacket and pants? If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
11/19/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 39 seconds
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This is Totally Absurd - Keith Futcher

It all started when Keith Futcher saw a glossy photo in a glossy magazine that ignited a desire to ride a motorcycle to the Sahara to see a sunrise. Except Keith didn’t own a motorcycle, neither did his brother or his friend, both of whom were planning to go with him. Furthermore, they had no riding experience, and certainly none off-road, in fact none of them even possessed a licence to ride a motorcycle. In addition to all that, Keith would be 70 and still they made a plan to ride into the African desert - it was the real deal. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
11/12/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 35 seconds
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Saying Their Good-Byes to Kenya and on to New Adventures - Tim and Marisa Notier

A few years ago, Tim and Marisa set out to explore the world, they travelled through North and South America, then headed to Africa. When the pandemic hit and many travellers headed home, Tim and Marisa decided to stick it out, so they found a good place to stay and became locals in Kenya. But, as things dragged on and remained locked down, their visas expired and their route was cut off, so they returned to the United States. And that’s where we caught up with Tim and Marisa, preparing for the next leg of their adventure. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
11/5/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 59 seconds
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Skulls and Close Calls

Michnus and Elsie Olivier from PikiPiki Overland are in the thick of things in Oaxaca, Mexico awaiting the celebrations of Day of the Dead. They share their experiences and knowledge of this fantastic celebration for those who have passed away. We also look back on stories of adventure riders who found themselves in risky circumstances but lived to tell the tale. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by going to adventureriderradio.com/support and also check out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode see the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
10/29/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rider Skills: Riding 2-Up Off-Road with Bill Dragoo

Even if you don’t ride 2-up chances are if you ride with others, or are inclined to help someone in need, you may end up having to put someone on the back off your bike at some point. Maybe while riding off-road with friends, someone’s bike breaks down and they need a ride out to get help. If you have the skills, you suddenly become a rescuer, if you don’t have those skills, well - it’s a different scenario all together. To support this show go to adventureriderradio.com/support and by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode go to the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
10/21/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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A Different Kind of Passenger - Jess and Greg Stone

After an eight month trip around South America, Jess and Greg Stone fell in love with Guatemala. They moved there in 2016 and adopted a German Shepherd that has since been a regular passenger on the back of Jess’s bike on a custom made carrier. They’re now planning a new adventure, a ride around the world with their dog, Moxie. We talked to Jess and Greg about their upcoming trip and what it’s like to travel and ride with a dog on the back of the bike. To support this show go to adventureriderradio.com/support and by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode go to the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
10/14/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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GEARING UP: Soft Luggage vs Hard Luggage - The Essential Pannier

Hard or soft luggage has always been a hotly debated topic for motorcyclists, and of course, everyone has an opinion. And while each has its pros and cons, it’s ultimately up to the rider what suits them best. And to help you make that decision we talked to some industry pros and some experienced travellers, not to sway you in one direction or another, but to find out what you should consider and also what alternatives are available. To support this show go to adventureriderradio.com/support and by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode go to the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
10/7/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 59 seconds
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Overcoming Limitations Through Motorcycling - Kathleen Terner

When Kathleen Terner first got on a motorcycle with her future husband, she instantly fell in love with riding and she spent four years on the back of his bike until the relationship ended. But, her love for motorcycling didn’t wane and she was determined to still ride and take cross-country trips, so she got her motorcycle license and bought a bike. After the divorce and recovering from throat cancer, Kathleen decided to go on a solo trip, one that would change her life as she overcame her fear of being alone and the limitations that caused her to doubt herself. She turned her motorcycle in to the wind and discovered that life was good. To support this show go to adventureriderradio.com/support and by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode go to the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
10/1/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 48 seconds
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A Rocket Scientist Explains What Really Happens With Peg Weighting

Some riders say that peg weighting doesn’t matter, that the physics of weighting the motorcycle with your feet doesn’t change from one peg to the other. On this episode, we have celebrated off-road racer and renowned rider trainer, Chris Birch, and physicist and rocket scientist, Mark Nesbit, a former space craft designer from the European Space Agency, to work through the physics of what really happens when we weight the peg in a corner and it’s not what you think. To support this show go to adventureriderradio.com/support and by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode go to the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
9/23/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 32 seconds
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Rider Skills: The Turn Around - Clinton Smout

When you see a group of motorcyclists getting ready to ride away after a break, you can be pretty sure that in that group, in any group really, you’ll probably see a few that haven’t got the hang of ‘The Turn Around’, especially in dirt. It becomes more obvious especially if they have to change directions, but even the slightest direction change at low speed can cause problems for many riders. On this episode of our exclusive RIDER SKILLS©, mastering ‘The Turn Around’ with instructor, Clinton Smout. To support this show go to adventureriderradio.com/support and by checking out our sponsors. Follow Adventure Rider Radio: Facebook: AdventureRiderRadio Instagram: @adventureriderradio Twitter: @ADVRiderRadio For more on this episode go to the show notes at Adventure Rider Radio.
9/16/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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Life is an Adventure - Kelvin and Suzie Prevett

Kelvin and Suzie Prevett met through a biker meet up app, and they were clear from the onset that neither was interested in a relationship. But, within a couple of months they realized they had fallen for each other. One thing led to another and soon they were planning their trip to South America. When a friend asked when they were going to take the plunge and go on the journey they were talking about, they took a leap of faith and booked their flights and the two year adventure began. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
9/9/20212 hours, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Motorcycle Musings: Chris Carter - Motion Pro

Chris Carter started riding motorcycles back in the 1960’s when he was a teenager, in 1968 he started riding trials and then moved on to motocross and off-road racing. After working in the powersports industry for many years, he founded Motion Pro in 1984, selling motorcycle cables for a Taiwanese manufacturer, and a few years later a tool line was added. Chris talks about some of the ways that motorcycles has made his life a grand experience. and he has more than a few good stories to tell. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
9/3/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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Discovery on the Dalton - Kevin Stratton

In 2013 Kevin Stratton and his son left Minnesota and headed up the Dalton Highway, with Kevin hoping that the motorcycle trip would create a bond between father and son that couldn’t be broken by anything. They had no off road experience and many mistakes were made along the way, but fortunately, Kevin is an experienced camper, so they weren’t completely unprepared. And although Kevin thought that things were going very well, in the end it didn’t turn out the way Kevin had hoped. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
8/26/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 27 seconds
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Sam Manicom: The Most Supportive Person in the Room

Sam Manicom has been drawn to adventure from a very young age, he’s travelled extensively, has compiled a wealth of knowledge, and advocates motorcycle travel in particular, encouraging people to just follow their dreams. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, stories or valuable information, Sam is the person you can depend upon to do the research, present the facts and to be the most supportive person in the room. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
8/19/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 59 seconds
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Riding the Great River Road

This summer, in two trips, brothers Jared Andersson and Heath Anderson rode on the Great River Road which follows the course of the Mississippi River from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. Heath says their different approaches made the trip better, and while Jared is good at details, he tends to ‘jump in, screw up and jump in again until I get it right”. But, together they set out with a purpose of experiencing the Mississippian cultures and places that are testament to the pre-Columbian world, long erased and forgotten. Visiting sites of the early native people, ancient mound sites, eating walleye and looking for wild rice made for stories to be shared of self-discovery, and an appreciation for the lands and people, both past and present. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
8/13/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rider Skills: Getting a Grip on Gravel Cornering - Chris Birch

On this episode of Rider Skills you’ll learn how to corner in gravel confidently, you’ll pick up key tips like when to sit and when to stand, and how your bike design will affect that decision. Instructor, Chris Birch, also talks about why peg weighting matters and how leverage comes into play, and how the dirt and asphalt corner differ and why the two shall probably never meet. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
8/6/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 37 seconds
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Working to Ride: Hank Arriazola

Hank Arriazola is a long time BMW rider with a passion for travel and photography. He’s travelled extensively in Mexico, Central America, South America, and Africa, putting 540,000 miles on his 1995 BMW R1100GS. Hank also runs a BMW repair shop called MotoHank and specializes in long distance travel preparation, getting the motorcycles ready, and helping out with the required documents and items needed for that specific trip. A conversation about travel, trip preparation and motorcycle life. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
7/29/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 17 seconds
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Motorcycle Theft Tracking and Prevention Tips

Motorcycle theft can and does happen all around the world and chances are either you, or someone you know, or someone you’ve heard about has had their motorcycle stolen. Thieves are quick and they’re brash. But, there are things you can do to help prevent motorcycle theft. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Please subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
7/22/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 11 seconds
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How Dare They Shoot At Me - Riding By The Seat Of My Pants - Richard Georgiou

Richard Georgiou likes to pack his bike sparsely and ride off into the sunset with only some basic information about where he’s going and what to expect when he gets there. He let’s adventure unfold around him, often shooting from the hip. It’s not always comfortable but that’s the way he likes to ride. And sometimes that does get him in to trouble, like the time when he was lost on a motorcycle trip and approached a road block stocked with armed men. Unable to figure out what was going on Richard decided to hunker down and crack the throttle and… well, let’s just say that adventure has a way of finding Richard Georgiou. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
7/15/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 58 seconds
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Rider Skills: Hill Climbing for Adventure Motorcycles - Bill Dragoo

On this episode of ARR RIDER SKILLS, off-road instructor Bill Dragoo walks us through the ascent and descent of a dirt hill climb specifically for adventure motorcycles and then off-camber riding. How-to instruction with tips and concepts of why we do what we do when riding hills. Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. More motorcycle travel episodes at adventureriderradio.com. 
7/8/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 2 seconds
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How the Pandemic Saved an Alaskan Adventure - Donovan Lucibello

Donovan Lucibello hadn’t ridden a motorcycle in years, but when he discovered dual sport riding he decided that he wanted to ride from Montana to Alaska. Having a short window he rode one way and decided to leave his motorcycle in Anchorage with a plan to return the next year. But as it is with life, other things got in the way and then he started a new job. When he was laid off in June of last year he was crushed, but the very next day he made the decision to return to Alaska and finish his trip. And although the country was in the midst of a historic pandemic, he found that he was made to feel welcome by the hospitality, perseverance and generosity of the people he met. For Donovan, the trip to Alaska was ‘motorcycle therapy’ that helped to set him right again. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
7/1/20211 hour, 48 minutes, 15 seconds
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Life is 10% What Happens to You and 90% How You React to It - Justin Kleiter

When a freak skiing accident left Justin Kleiter laid up on his couch he needed something to do, and by chance he discovered a whole new world of motorcycle adventure that would lead him to South America, Mongolia and many more places. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Please subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
6/24/20211 hour, 53 minutes, 59 seconds
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Life Calls for Adventure - Graeme and Sue Duncan

Graeme Duncan is a self described workaholic. It’s a family thing, Graeme, his brothers, his dad and it runs deep. His wife, Sue Duncan, relishes the idea of a vacation, but trying to convince a workaholic to skip work and pour out some hard earned cash for a vacation requires the tactics of a top earning vacuum salesperson. But, Sue did find a way and as you can imagine, it had something to do with a motorcycle. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Please subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
6/17/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 13 seconds
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Pulled, Pushed and Towed - From Germany to New York on Ural Motorcycles

Five young artists decided to take their studios on the road for an expedition - on four Ural Sidecars - from Germany, through Russia and to New York. Their trip included “armies of mosquitos and mountains of bureaucracy”, riding on the Road of Bones and building amphibious motorcycles. They had an incredible 972 breakdowns, which culminated in meeting some strange characters who helped them continue their adventure, but only until the next breakdown. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
6/10/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 33 seconds
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Rider Skills: Learning to Ride Ruts on Adventure Motorcycles | Clinton Smout

Ruts can be one of the most difficult challenges for motorcyclists and although ruts are usually found when riding in dirt off-road, you may come across them in construction areas and even at the side of the road where the asphalt often has a lip and a dirt shoulder. Riding off to the side of the road over that lip is usually uneventful, but if not done correctly re-entering the roadway and crossing that rut can put a rider down. Riding ruts, tips, tricks and even a few stories from Clinton Smout of SMART Adventures. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
6/3/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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Motorcycle Playlist - The Sheepdogs - Ryan Gullen

If you enjoy listening to music, your playlist may have a big impact on how you feel as you ride. Fast paced music feels great for carving corners or riding rough trails at a moderate pace. Or your playlist may fit well with working on your bike or hanging out with like minded riders. And since music and motorcycles go together so well, we talked to motorcyclist and bassist Ryan Gullen from The Sheepdogs about music, building vintage bikes, and riding motorcycles. So, what’s on your playlist? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
5/27/202154 minutes, 23 seconds
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Riding the Balkans - The Adventure Continues - Travis and Chantil Gill

After spending years saving and preparing, Travis and Chantil Gill left on a year long motorcycle trip. They planned to explore Morocco and as much of Europe as they could. Then the pandemic struck and they made the tough decision to take a chance and go ahead with their plans. Just a couple of weeks in to their trip, they found themselves stuck in Spain but when things eased up they were able to start travelling again in South Eastern Europe. Because of the pandemic restrictions they’ve discovered slow travel which could ultimately change the way they travel in the future, but they’ve also been faced with some moral dilemmas at the same time. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
5/20/20211 hour, 13 minutes, 42 seconds
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Can You Justify the Cost of a Motorcycle Airbag Vest?

Airbag vests could be for the upper body what helmets are for the head. And they could mean the difference between life and death. We’ll spend a small fortune on a helmet or a riding jacket and pants, yet we have trouble justifying the price of an airbag vest. On this episode, why should we consider an airbag vest, what will it do for us, what choices do we have and what are we paying for? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. 

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5/14/20212 hours, 21 minutes, 49 seconds
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RIDER SKILLS: Simple Cornering Methods For Adventure Motorcycles

On this episode of RIDER SKILLS, Bill Dragoo from Dragoo Adventure Rider Training walks us through some simple steps that will help improve your cornering skills while riding your adventure motorcycle on the street, either loaded or unloaded. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
5/6/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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GEARING UP: Essential ADV Gear - Shawn Thomas

Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive Gearing Up segments are all about discovering some great gear, ideas and hacks that may make the difference between calling it quits or continuing your ride.  Feeling confident when you ride off the beaten track has everything to do with two things, what skills you possess and what gear are you carrying. But deciding just which skills you should learn and what pieces of gear you should carry comes down to experience. On this episode of Gearing Up we’re going to speak to Shawn Thomas and learn about some essential gear that he rides with and a bunch more. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
4/29/20211 hour, 25 minutes, 9 seconds
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Cure the Wanderlust - Geoff Keys

Some of us are born with it, some of us develop it and some of us are just sideswiped by it - it’s something called wanderlust. Geoff Keys had ambitions to travel the world for a long time. Further inspired by adventure travel books and moto documentaries, he decided to follow his dream to tour the world and naturally the mode of transport was motorcycle. As Geoff shared with us, his “reason for travelling is simply to scratch the itch, cure the wanderlust, see what there is to be seen and meet the people with whom I share the planet”. With a pure attitude, leaving all inhibitions behind, Geoff has faced some challenges and met many people along the way, and even made headlines when he was lost in the Australian outback for two days. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
4/22/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 53 seconds
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A Huge Fraternity of Motorcyclists - Sean Burch

The motorcycle community is a pretty close knit group of people. We wave when we pass each other, we’re always willing to help out a fellow rider when they have a problem and many of us have an open door for traveling motorcyclists. We connect through social media and forums, with many of us forming lifelong friendships. And sometimes we’re fortunate to come across people who are so generous and so kind that it’s almost surreal. And imagine coming across not just one person, but several people who through their actions confirm your faith in humanity. And that’s just what happened to Sean Burch from the United States, who found friendship all over the world and kindness in strangers. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
4/15/202143 minutes, 28 seconds
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Australian Desert Forges New Rider - Benji Brundin

A few years ago Benji Brundin went through some major life changes, including losing his dream career and his wife, and decided that the best course of action was to break from conventional life. So, leaving his past behind, challenging his fears and limitations he bought a van and outfitted it for adventure, then headed out to circumnavigate Australia with a dirt bike strapped to the back. Although he had never ridden a motorcycle before, adventure riding has now become Benji’s focus, and has led to him discovering a passion of riding in sand and ultimately crossing all ten deserts in Australia. He’s been travelling solo and unsupported, and had some amazing experiences with wildlife and in the outdoors culminating in a book about his adventures called Hunting Fear. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
4/8/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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Harley-Davidson Pan America Enters the ADV Scene - How’s That Going to Pan Out?

Harley-Davidson has announced the Pan America, an “adventure touring” motorcycle which is projected to be released in May, 2021. There’s been mixed reactions amongst the adventure motorcycle community, as Harley-Davidson has traditionally been known for big and loud bikes. We went to Harley-Davidson and to industry expert Tim Calhoun to get some of our biggest questions answered including what’s behind the thought process of the Harley-Davidson breaking in to the adventure motorcycle market with the new Pan America? What can we expect from this new adventure touring bike? Will the adventure motorcycling community embrace the Pan America and are we even willing to give it a chance? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
4/1/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 13 seconds
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Rider Skills - Controlling Your Motorcycle in the Sand - Jimmy Lewis

One of the most feared surfaces for riders is sand and although some riders probably hold that fear level a little too high, it stems from the level of difficulty that sand presents for most of us. But, riding in sand is second nature to former racer and now instructor, Jimmy Lewis and on this episode he shares important techniques and tips that will help make you a better rider in the sand. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. 

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3/25/20211 hour, 15 minutes, 16 seconds
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1951 Harley Panhead in Africa - The Impossible Can Become the Possible

If you were planning a motorcycle trip to Africa, where you were going to traverse steep mountain passes, explore lesser travelled roads and visit remote places, travelling solo with a rough plan open to any opportunity, what bike would you choose to take? Would you consider the perfect motorcycle to be a 1951 Harley Panhead, a hard tail? That’s just what Gareth Jones from South Wales rode on his African adventure, a trip he had been wanting to do for a long time. If you’re wondering how he could justify taking a bike with no rear suspension you’ll have to factor in one of the most powerful emotional states a person can experience - passion. And when you’re passionate - the impossible can become the possible. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
3/18/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 53 seconds
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When Focusing on Destination Takes Over the Adventure

When planning a motorcycle trip there are a couple of major governing factors to take in to consideration - a destination and a time frame. But, if we focus too much on those two planning points the essence of the trip could get lost. We might forget that the real adventure is in the journey, not the destination. That’s what happened to Ronnie Altice when he set off on an adventure with his son, and it led him down a path he never intended to visit. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. 

 Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Whether you're new to the show or a long time listener, thanks for joining us on this adventure!
3/12/202142 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ted Simon - 90 and Still Riding

Ted Simon has been a motorcycle travel mentor for riders and adventurers around the world for decades. Countless times we’ve heard from people who have said that his book inspired them or that they consulted with him before they travelled or that he helped them write their own book. He’s travelled the world twice, and as he turns 90 he is still riding and still writing. On this episode, a conversation with the adventurer who helped paved the way for long distance motorcycle travel, Ted Simon. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
3/4/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 1 second
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What Does it Really Mean to Have a Travel Sponsor?

Do you ever wonder what’s involved in and how someone gets sponsored for a trip? What do they get and just what do they have to do for the company that is sponsoring them? Each company will have their own specifics for sponsorship and it will likely depend on many things, but to try to get an idea of what it’s all about we asked Michnus and Elsebie Olivier from Piki Piki Overland to sit down and have a chat about sponsorship. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
2/25/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 43 seconds
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Unprepared for Motorcycle Travel But Determined to Make it Work

Harold Serrano was not a motorcyclist, he didn't have a licence to ride a bike, in fact other than a few little rides messing around Harold had no experience with motorcycles. But he did decide that the easiest and cheapest way to get around South America was on a motorcycle, so he got one. What Harold didn't realize was that he was grossly unprepared for a motorcycle travel adventure. He did however have passion, determination and a goal, and those three things combined are powerful forces that can overcome just about any trouble - at least the trouble Harold found. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. 

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2/18/20211 hour, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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3 Rider Skills You Can't Master - But Should Try To

The top three riding skills that you will never master on your motorcycle, yet you should always be trying to, are the focus of this episode of Rider Skills. Why should you care about trying to master a skill - if the premise is that you can never do it? To answer that we have Shawn Thomas, a BMW certified off-road and street riding instructor and a BMW ambassador in the US. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
2/11/202149 minutes, 18 seconds
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Is it Quality or Does it Just Look That Way?

The choice of motorcycle related products on the market is endless, and with that are the decisions to be made. When you’re looking for a specific item, be it an accessory or a part or anything else, you’ll probably find yourself overwhelmed when you start doing the research. With all the choices how do you know when something is good quality? What should you be looking for? We have a lot of questions and to get some answers and ideas we turned to Warren Milner, who has spent a good portion of his life working at Honda Canada in product planning, and in Research and Development for new motorcycle models. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
2/4/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Realities of Motorcycle Life - Simon and Lisa Thomas

Simon and Lisa Thomas have been a source of motivation for many motorcyclists and their years of knowledge and experience speak volumes, whether it’s about making connections, different cultures, border crossings or cooking a great meal. On this episode, a deeper conversation about finances, risk, insurance, changed perspectives and more. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
1/28/20212 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Travel for the Sake of Travel - Going the Wrong Way

Chris Donaldson was brought up during The Troubles in Northern Island and for years he looked towards escaping his conflicted homeland on his motorcycle with the goal of riding to Australia. But, not long after he set out he hit a ‘road block’ and as often happens in travel, plans changed. He ended up riding his Moto Guzzi Le Mans to places he thought he never would and 40 years later getting to Australia is still on Chris’ mind. An epic journey and an entertaining tale that reminds us that travel is not about the destination. You can find more motorcycle and travel episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
1/21/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rider Skills: Making it Easy - Getting On and Off in All Conditions

Getting on and off your motorcycle seems simple enough, almost so simple that it could be discounted as a riding skill, yet getting on and off a motorcycle can be difficult in certain situations. For instance, if your bike is loaded, or you have a pillion, top box or roll bag. Maybe you ride a tall bike, or you find yourself on a hill facing up or sideways, or on uneven ground. How many times have you seen someone fall while dismounting or mounting their bike? Getting a better handle on this can make you a more confident rider, and for some tips and methods we talk with riding instructor Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Subscribe, rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your support. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
1/14/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 49 seconds
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Know Before You Go - More Top Tips From Experienced Travellers - Part 2

Seasoned travellers share their best travel tips and advice. Lessons learned on the road that you need to know before you go. This is part TWO of a TWO part series, each featuring different travellers with a vast array of advice. In this episode we hear from world travellers, Spencer Conway and Cathy Nel, Steph Jeavons and Tiffany Coates.  Listen to Part 1 of this episode here. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, and tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Adventure Rider Radio is a listener supported show and we'd love to get your help. Please check us out on Patreon. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
1/7/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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Know Before You Go - Top Tips From Experienced Travellers - Part 1

As 2020 comes to a close and we are looking toward to the future, planning adventures, short or long, near or far, we asked a select group of experienced travellers if they would share their top planning, packing and travel tips. Secrets, so to speak, that you need to know before you go. This is part ONE of a TWO part series, each featuring different travellers with a vast array of advice. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. If you'd like to support the show please check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio. Your support would mean a lot to us. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
1/1/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 13 seconds
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This Just Happened - The Motorcycle Industry Phenomenon

This past year international travel came to a halt as the pandemic spread around the world, but the power sports industry as a whole has seen a change that no one could have predicted. In this episode, a conversation about what happened and what it could mean for motorcyclists. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thanks for listening!
12/24/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 6 seconds
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VISIBILITY - The Need to be Seen - The Highest Contrast Possible

When you ride a motorcycle you need to make sure that you are visible. But, what attracts the attention of drivers the most? Bright coloured helmets, clothing? A light coloured motorcycle? There’s something that stands out much more than any of those things, something that Harry Hurt, author of the Hurt Report, the most detailed motorcycle accident report to this day, considered one of it’s major finds, referred to as the highest contrast possible. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Thank you for listening!
12/17/202058 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spirit of Inquiry - Outlook on Travel: Bill Whitacre

Bill Whitacre retired a few years ago from his job as CEO of a large agricultural company to allow more time for motorcycle travel. He seems to have an insatiable thirst for learning, and at 67 years old he is fired up about discovering more about the world and the people that inhabit it. On this episode, a conversation about travel and one man’s unique perspective on discovery. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
12/11/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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GEARING UP - Bike Specific Tool Kits and Roadside Tire Repair

Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive Gearing Up segments are all about discovering some great gear, ideas and hacks that may make the difference between calling it quits or continuing your ride. And on this episode we talk to Paul Guillien of CruzTOOLS about custom made motorcycle tool roads and what you’ll find in them. And we’ve also got some tips about roadside tire repairs and the tools you’ll need to get the job done. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
12/3/202056 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rider Skills: Power Slides and Skid Stops - When Less Traction is Better

Our focus in motorcycling is usually about getting more traction, and rightfully so. We want tires that have good grip, we weight our pegs, we slide our bodies forward or back on our bikes. But, sometimes having less traction may actually work to your advantage. And on this episode of Rider Skills we have Bill Dragoo from DART to tell us about times when less traction is our friend and how to get comfortable in the low traction zone. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
11/27/202055 minutes, 50 seconds
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Travel, Writing and Life - Geoff Hill

The Road to Gobblers Knob, In Clancy’s Boots and Way to Go are just a few of the 18 books written by author and journalist, Geoff Hill. Inspired by his own travels, Geoff is a successful travel writer, most of which is by motorcycle. He’s been shortlisted or won the UK travel Writer of the year nine times and has been hailed in reviews of his best selling books as one of the most talented and funniest travel writers in the industry. We caught up with Geoff Hill at his home in Belfast for a conversation about travel, people and of course, writing. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
11/20/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Salar de Uyuni - Solitude on the Magical Salt Flats in Bolivia - Michnus and Elsebie Olivier

Michnus and Elsebie Olivier have to be two of the busiest people on the road with all their projects and business obligations, but after 10 years of travelling, they are still awed and inspired to explore, a true pair of adventurers. And now after seven months in lockdown due to the pandemic, they are once again on the move. The first thing they wanted to do was to head back to ride on the world’s largest salt flat in Bolivia, the magical Salar de Uyuni, which covers over 10,000 square kilometres, and is a phenomenal sight to behold. They also talk about what it’s like to travel in South America, about the variety of cultures, diverse landscapes, how much there is to explore and the ease of travel. Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
11/12/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 23 seconds
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Navigating Travel During the Pandemic - Travis and Chantil Gill

Travis and Chantil Gill left on a year long motorcycle adventure with the plan being to explore Morocco and as much of Europe as they could. They had spent years saving and preparing for this trip and with Coronavirus seemingly not too bad in the United States, they decided to take a chance and go ahead with their plans. But just a couple of weeks in to their trip, they found themselves in Spain stonewalled by the pandemic and looking for a place to bivouac. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.
11/6/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mistakes That Motorcycle Travellers Make

There’s a first time for everything, including motorcycle travel, and there’s a lot to consider before heading out on the road. Novice travellers often learn through trial and error, but even seasoned motorcycle travellers can still make mistakes. Getting a heads up on common motorcycle travel mistakes just might give you enough insight to avoid those mistakes yourself, making your trip that much more rewarding. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/29/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Why all the Hype about the GS Trophy?

In 2008 BMW introduced the GS Trophy, an international competition where riders from around the world take part in competing on some of the most challenging terrains in exotic locations, and they’ve since continued the competition with qualifier and final event sequels. But, why all the hype about the GS Trophy and what does it mean for adventure motorcycle culture? We talk to BMW Ambassador, Shawn Thomas to find out. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/22/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rider Skills: Overcoming Mental Blocks That Affect Your Riding

The mind is a powerful thing and when it’s working against you while riding your bike, then you may as well just get off and walk. Most riders have experienced what’s called choking, when you get confused, lose confidence, and find yourself riding like a beginner. Commonly what riders do when this happens is to stop riding or maybe just avoid those situations that make them feel uncomfortable. On this episode of our exclusive Rider Skills program, we have instructor Clinton Smout talking about how he helps riders who have had a dramatic experience overcome their mental blocks. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/15/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 56 seconds
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Gearing Up: Protecting Your Most Important Tools

You’ve got your tool pouch packed with all the essentials for your motorcycle, and your tool box overflowing in your garage, but don’t forget about your most important tools - you use them every day, all day long, at home, at work, and when riding your motorcycle - your hands. It’s crucial that you take care of them, and part of doing that means investing in the right pair of gloves and handguards for your type of riding. But how do you know which gloves to choose and why? And what can handguards do for you? To find out the answers we spoke with Powersports industry leader, Tim Calhoun, and a designer at Barkbuster Handguards. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/8/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 26 seconds
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Charley Boorman on 'Long Way Up'

It’s been 13 years since their last production of Long Way Down, and good friends Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor are back again. This time they rode prototype electric Harley-Davidson LiveWires from the furthest point in South America, Ushuaia, to Los Angeles, culminating in another motorcycle travel series called Long Way Up, where once again they share their adventures with the world. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/1/202049 minutes, 54 seconds
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Roadless Jungle, Irate Kunas and Guerrilla Encounters - Darien Gap Expedition

In 1995, having had three unsuccessful attempts to get through the Darien Gap and one successful Jeep crossing, Patty and Loren Upton took a two-wheel drive Rokon through the Darien Gap. They logged over 125 miles of jungles, rivers, mountains and swamp in 49 days, becoming the first people to cross the Darien Gap on a motorcycle all on land. From angry Kunas holding them and their Rokon ransom for $500, to repair set backs and even coming face to face with Colombian Guerrillas, the challenges they faced and friendships made were all part of their unforgettable adventures. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
9/24/20201 hour, 58 minutes, 17 seconds
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Where Have You Been, Ian Coates?

When it comes to getting sidetracked, Ian Coates is what some might call an expert. In 1999, he went on a four month motorcycle trip that lasted fourteen years and a few years ago he went for a day ride that took him a year. He’s actually been on the road for most of the last two decades. Fortunately, for Ian, he has a very understanding wife. And last month when we caught up with Ian, he was at home again in England waiting out the world pandemic and planning his next adventure. But for how long this time? And where has he been for the last few years? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
9/17/202053 minutes, 10 seconds
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Jeremy & Elle - The Final Chapter of Southward Chronicles | A Decade of Backcountry Discovery Routes

This is the final chapter in the Southward Chronicles series where we followed Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West as they rode from Canada to Ushuaia. What’s it like to get back to normal life now that their year long adventure has come to an end and what does the future hold for them? And Backcountry Discovery Routes is a non profit organization that creates off-byway routes - mainly dirt for adventure motorcyclists. They began with an idea and one route, and with a ton of effort and volunteer labour they have created one new route every year totalling 10 routes. How do they choose the routes, how challenging are they, do they rate them and how and who are they designed for? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
9/10/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rider Skills: Mud Riding Tips and Tricks - Chris Birch

If you’re going to ride in the mud with your adventure bike you’re going to need some specific skills for it. You’ll need to approach it differently than hard packed dirt and you really should be prepping your bike for it ahead of time. Mud riding is challenging, but the with the tips and tricks that professional rider and instructor, Chris Birch, shares with us on this episode of Rider Skills, you may just learn to love it. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
9/3/20201 hour, 20 minutes, 43 seconds
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Choosing Motorcycle Brake Pads - What is Brake Fade?

If you’ve found yourself staring at the brake pad offerings for your motorcycle, wondering why the huge price difference between one over another or what the difference is between organic pads and sintered pads, you’re not alone. It’s a confusing process that often appears to be price driven - so you choose which ever pad you can afford or that fits into what you feel like spending when in fact that isn’t the way to choose at all. And what about that dreaded brake fade? What is it and why does it happen? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
8/27/202042 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Outback Way - The Longest Shortcut

The Outback Way in Australia, also known as the Longest Shortcut, is a 2800 km trail passing through remote areas which means any adventurous off-roaders need to be prepared for anything, including a medical emergency. Retired school teacher, Doug Mullett, decided to take his V-Strom on the Outback Way, which typically takes about a week to traverse. He took riding courses, a motorcycle first aid course and had detailed emergency plans in place. But even the best laid plans can lead to misadventures, and on two separate adventures in 10 months, the Royal Flying Doctor Service was called in to rescue Doug when on both occasions he came off his bike. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
8/20/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 14 seconds
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Vladivostok to Bulgaria - Navigating a World of Language Incommunicado

They called their group ‘The Siberian Seven’, the brainchild of retired rancher Kym Osborne and his wife, Lenore from Australia. Looking to step up their motorcycle adventures the plan was to travel to foreign countries where they couldn’t understand or read the local languages. They shipped their bikes from Melbourne to Vladivostok and over the six months on their motorcycle adventure they saw many incredible vistas and experienced everything from mishaps, broken bones, false accusations to tragedy. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
8/13/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 21 seconds
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Every Beginning Has an Ending - Even Motorcycle Trips

When we last spoke with Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West in April, they were stuck in Uruguay for what they thought might be at least another month, possibly longer because of the pandemic. But, after several months, they’ve decided that it’s time to end their adventure and ship their motorcycles back to Canada, and then take a convoluted route, not their choice, to get back home. Some things can’t be predicted and their plans may have changed more than they could have ever imagined, but did they get out of the trip what they had hoped for? And what happens next for Jeremy and Elle? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
8/6/202055 minutes, 9 seconds
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Rider Skills: How to Skid Steer Your Motorcycle - Jimmy Lewis

Being in control of your motorcycle builds your confidence and more importantly also makes you a safer rider, especially when things go pear shaped. Riding instructor, Jimmy Lewis, teaches us how to skid the rear wheel of our bikes for steering. In learning this advanced maneuver we also learn how to control our bike in a slide on the road, and once you’ve mastered doing it on purpose, you’ll know what to do when it happens by surprise. It’s also a fun and useful move for making quick no stop turns on to tight trails. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
7/30/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 50 seconds
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Purpose Driven Planning for Moto Adventures Close To Home | Offbeat Adventure Collection - Greg Frazier

Long, short, cross country, group, solo and around the world trips. The choices are endless… but what if you’re time constricted yet want to do something fantastic and memorable, especially if you have to plan around work? This is where purpose driven planning comes in, and Thom Rieck has done just that in his home state of Minnesota. And motorcycle traveler Greg Frazier has ridden around the world six times and is the author of several books, his newest book is called Adventure Motorcyclist: Frazier Shrugged, a compilation of articles put together from decades of moto travel experience. Entertaining and even coarse at times, Greg’s an offbeat adventurer who has a wealth of information to share with anyone planning a motorcycle adventure. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
7/23/20201 hour, 9 minutes, 58 seconds
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Understanding the Motorcycle Tube - T.J. Tennent

Spoked wheels offer some advantages to the adventure rider, namely they are more flexible and forgiving in the rough stuff which is why most adventure bikes on the market have them. But that flexibility comes at a cost - and that’s what inside the tire - the tube. On this episode we talk with a tire expert, T.J. Tennent, who answers some questions we have, he dispels some myths and we also learn some interesting facts about tire tubes. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
7/16/202037 minutes, 56 seconds
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Life on a Bike and Packing Tips for Motorcyclists - Ken and Carol Duval

Ken and Carol Duval have been living and traveling on the road for 17 years on a 1989 motorcycle. And though they don’t have a website, they have found that the internet has been invaluable to them and has made travel so much better. Ken and Carol have made a lot of friends all over the world, and experience more than most of us ever will. And with years of packing for two on one bike, Carol also some great packing tips for all motorcycle travelers. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
7/9/20201 hour, 48 minutes, 19 seconds
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How Trip Planning Can Make Shorter Adventures Better

After planning for years, Martin Smith and six other riders from the USA and the UK went on a short trip to tour the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Martin is a planner, and for him that’s a big part of the adventure. On this episode, he talks about the short trips he does, how he plans for them, how he budgets his time, and how he feels diligent planning can make for a better adventure. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
7/2/202044 minutes, 10 seconds
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Rider Skills: How to Turn Around When You're Stranded on a Hill

On this episode we learn techniques for turning our motorcycles around when we are stranded part way up a hill and the only way out of the predicament is down. Now, while this is not a hard core skill, learning the correct method of turning your bike around on a hill will help everywhere you ride and will also mitigate the fear associated with hills, be it a dirt path or a steep driveway. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
6/25/202044 minutes, 38 seconds
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And Now For Something Completely Different - Graham Field

In some cases, in fact in many cases, travel leads to exploration, discovery, experience and generally to more travel. But, in some rare instances travel can actually lead to settling down and finding a new place to call home that stimulates the mind and soul just as travel does. Graham Field has travelled for many years by motorcycle and before that, bicycle and back pack. And in all his travels he was searching for something, but didn’t know what it was until he found it.  In the words of Monty Python, “and now for something completely different”, Graham Field. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
6/18/202059 minutes, 49 seconds
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Adventure Outside of the Box - Billy Ward

Billy Ward, AKA Billy BikeTruck, is a really interesting guy living life on the edge and on his terms. He is bold, daring, charismatic, and adventurous. He's a show promoter, manages talent, rides all over the world, he has wrestled crocodiles, chased off lions for his clients, survived interrogations at border crossings, lead motorcycle trips. But, his real talent is the ability to step into the unknown, figure it out, master it, and come out on top - even when he has no experience going in. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
6/11/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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Shawn Thomas - How Chance Leads to Change

Shawn Thomas was an experienced motorcycle salesman who found himself in the odd position of losing interest in riding motorcycles. And just as he was getting ready to give up riding, as serendipity would have it, someone walked in to the dealership he was working at and tried to sell him on something. Something that intrigued Shawn. And that chance meeting would lead to Shawn having what many would call one of the most desirable jobs in the motorcycle industry. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
6/4/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rider Skills: How Handlebar Position Affects Control - Bike Set Up

Setting up your bike’s controls is where Chris Birch begins, and with good reason. Because as you will hear in this episode, even your handlebar position changes the way your bike performs and makes the difference between a great handling bike and one that is a beast to hang on to. Chris Birch walks us through a basic setup that will not only help your ergonomics but also explains why you make the changes and how to tell what is right for you. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
5/29/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 1 second
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Take it to the Limit - Peter Starr

When you listen to Peter Starr speak, you can’t help but feel his positive energy. Peter’s extensive career in the motorcycle industry has spanned about a half a century. Later in life, a health issue led to his conclusion that dealing with aging requires living a purposeful life - and for him that involved motorcycling, which has always been a big part of his life. He feels that a positive mindset is what riders need to help with aging. He recently spent six years traveling to 12 different countries, all of which he’s shared in a coffee table book, filled with stories, photographs and videos on the included DVD. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. 

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 Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
5/22/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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Extreme Enduro Rider - Graham Jarvis | Communication for Off the Beaten Track

On this episode, we speak with Graham Jarvis, one of the most well known names in motorcycle extreme enduro. Very likely you’ve seen videos of him riding his Husqvarna motorcycle over incredible obstacles, many times on the rear wheel only. And it’s important when you go off the grid on your motorcycle adventure, to know that you can depend on a GPS communication device to stay in touch with the people who matter, to let them know you’re safe. To find out more about a new satellite communicator, we talk to the president of the makers of ZOLEO. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
5/15/202055 minutes, 46 seconds
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Doing What Really Matters in Life - Greg and Melanie Turp

Some years ago, Greg and Melanie Turp decided they had too much ‘stuff’ and that they were working too much. Greg had been riding motorcycles most of his life, and being inspired by other travellers, he and Melanie decided to change their life, to do what mattered to them, to travel and make great memories. They sold everything and travelled around America with their RV and motorcycle. They liked it so much they’ve just kept going, riding around the world on their motorcycle. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
5/7/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chris Birch - Life Long Motorcycle Addict

When adventure motorcycles first started to show up on the scene, many top off-road riders were drawn to them, and although they found that they underperformed compared to the bikes they were used to, they worked to invent new skills and techniques to be able to efficiently ride these oversized bikes, so that they could be ride them like it appeared they should be ridden… off-road. Riding instructor, Chris Birch, or you may know him as the KTM 1190 guy, is one of those off-road riders. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support! With a trip around the world in its final months, Aaron Steinmann wakes up one morning in a campground in Australia to find the KTM motorcycle he loved and planned on keeping, gone. Now back in New Zealand, Aaron reflects on his adventures as he travelled around the world over the past four years on his KTM 500 EXC. A mostly unplanned journey, he remembers the connections he’s made and the kindness of the motorcycle community and locals he met along the way.
5/1/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Build RIDER SKILLS Without Riding | Change in Plans

Riding instructor, Jimmy Lewis, has some drills and methods that you can use to drastically increase your skill levels, and you won’t even need to start your bike. And we also catch up with Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West, who are being forced to drastically change their plans, despite all their planning for worst case scenarios. When and will they be able to continue their trip? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support! With a trip around the world in its final months, Aaron Steinmann wakes up one morning in a campground in Australia to find the KTM motorcycle he loved and planned on keeping, gone. Now back in New Zealand, Aaron reflects on his adventures as he travelled around the world over the past four years on his KTM 500 EXC. A mostly unplanned journey, he remembers the connections he’s made and the kindness of the motorcycle community and locals he met along the way.
4/23/20201 hour, 16 minutes, 38 seconds
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Aaron Steinmann - A Mostly Unplanned Journey

With a trip around the world in its final months, Aaron Steinmann wakes up one morning in a campground in Australia to find the KTM motorcycle he loved and planned on keeping, gone. Now back in New Zealand, Aaron reflects on his adventures as he travelled around the world over the past four years on his KTM 500 EXC. A mostly unplanned journey, he remembers the connections he’s made and the kindness of the motorcycle community and locals he met along the way. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
4/17/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 59 seconds
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Charley Boormans Motorcycle Life

A household name in adventure motorcycling, Charley Boorman has been riding motorcycles for most of his life. He’s best known for his part in the series Long Way Round in which he and Ewan McGregor have an epic motorbike adventure. It’s a film that has gained an almost cult like following and has been the inspiration for countless motorcyclists everywhere. And recently Charley completed a secret adventure that he’s not supposed to talk about… More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
4/9/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 38 seconds
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What Happens When Millennials Go on a Motorcycle Adventure

Shane Pufall and Thomas McCutchen have been travelling for the past 8 months, and are now happily stranded in Argentina for an indefinite amount of time due to travel restrictions. They offer a unique perspective on traveling the world by motorcycle, as they share their endless stories that will inspire you, make you laugh and will have you planning your next adventure. Not only that, but also these two millennials aren’t doing it for Facebook likes or Instagram followers. They’re what you call true adventurers. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
4/3/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 53 seconds
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Rider Skills: 4 Top Water Crossing Mistakes Made by Adventure Riders

The top 4 water crossing mistakes from an expert multi-certified motorcycle instructor, off-road rider and total motorcycle enthusiast. According to Clinton Smout, there are some common mistakes that are often repeated in photos and videos, repeated on local rides. Learn what the mistakes are, and how to avoid them, and you should have no trouble crossing water on your motorcycle. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
3/26/202059 minutes, 47 seconds
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A Message About How We are Responding to Coronavirus

In these uncertain and unique times, Coronavirus is having an impact on the lives of everyone around the world. And we want to share with you how we are responding to Covid-19 at Adventure Rider Radio. 
3/23/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Travel Restrictions & Border Shutdown in Bolivia - No Plans to Go Home Yet

Michnus and Elsebie Olivier have been travelling by motorcycle for a decade and it all started when they took a trip around Africa and just kept going. They’ve been in South America for about two years now, and they say that they have no plans to go home to South Africa yet, there’s still so much to see and a lot of exploring to do. For them this trip is not just travel, it’s now become their lifestyle and home is wherever they are.  When we connected with Michnus and Elsebie, they were in Bolivia waiting out the coronavirus pandemic, quite comfortably and in high spirits. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
3/19/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 3 seconds
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Remote Rescue at the Push of a Button

What happens when an adventure ride is going well and feeling great, until it’s not? When a mishap, medical issue or an off changes everything and you think you might need help? Have you ever wondered what constitutes an emergency, and when it’s okay to push the button on your satellite communicator? Mosko Moto’s Pete Day and Ashley Myhre found themselves in that situation on a weekend trip in the Oregon desert a few years ago. When broken bones and an attempt to get themselves out of their remote location didn’t work out, they were left with a decision to make. And to help us better understand when to send out an SOS signal, we spoke with Emily Thompson at GEOS, the people on the other end who answer your call for help and co-ordinate remote rescues around the world. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
3/13/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 44 seconds
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Sam Manicom - Life on a Bike

Sam Manicom is a world traveler, motorcycle adventurer, author, writer and presenter. And he’s one of the most well known names in the adventure motorcycle industry. He spent eight years traveling around the world, has written four books and shares his adventure stories with eager listeners at motorcycle shows and events around the world. And on this episode he talks about his life and travels, an inspiration for those dreaming of taking off on two wheels. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
3/6/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 52 seconds
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Patagonia Winds & Falling Out of Love With the KLR650

On this episode Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West are flattened, literally, by the winds of Patagonia. They encounter wild animals in a place they least expected, blow up their travel budget, experience beauty like that which they have never seen before. And to top it all off, Jeremy is falling out of love with his KLR650. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
2/27/20201 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Essential ADV Tools and Skills for Remote Riding

Jim Hyde, founder of RawHyde Adventures, talks about the essential tools and skills every motorcycle adventurer needs for remote riding. And John Bestfather, a wilderness guide and paramedic from the Yukon in Canada, talks about what should be in your 24 hour emergency kit. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
2/20/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bill Dragoo - Driven For Adventure

If the name Bill Dragoo makes you think about DART - Dragoo Adventure Rider Training - and high level learning - well that makes sense. Because Bill has earned himself a top reputation in the world of adventure motorcycling as a skilled rider and top motorcycle instructor. On this episode we talk to Bill about his life, adventure and what drives him.  More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
2/14/20201 hour, 8 minutes
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Motorcycle Group Travel - Lessons Learned From Things Gone Wrong

On this episode we talk about group riding, the things that can go wrong, do go wrong and the lessons learned with Dan Collins, who runs Fresh Tracks, a company that focuses on team building, Rene Cormier, founder and guide at Renedian Adventures and Barak Naggan, guide at MotoDiscovery Tours. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
2/7/20201 hour, 36 minutes, 3 seconds
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Rider Skills: How to Tow and Bump Start Your Motorcycle

On this episode of Rider Skills we talk with Clinton Smout about how to tow a motorcycle and bump start your bike. And we also discuss a specially designed tow strap made just for motorcycles that may help solve the main challenges of towing. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
1/31/202051 minutes, 17 seconds
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What Country Are We In?... I Don't Know | Dakar Connection & Adventure Riding

The saga continues, as Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West find themselves in.. what country? Oh, yes… Argentina. In this stretch of their trip, they’ve staved off hunger pains by eating some Coca leaves on their hike in to Machu Picchu, Jeremy’s bike has broken down, they’ve visited a floating island on Lake Titicaca and one woeful evening they even ended up eating dinner in separate restaurants across the street from each other. All part of the fun. And Jim also talks to Jimmy Lewis, a former Dakar racer who helped train the first American winner of the Dakar Rally 2020, about the race and the connection that it has with adventure motorcycling. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
1/24/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Making of a Professional Adventure Rider - Spencer Conway

Spencer Conway has what many motorcyclists would say is the best job in the world. He films his motorcycle adventures for TV and he gets paid for it. He and his girlfriend ride two up, and while he’s riding hard, she’s filming. And to do this, they’re on the road for nine months out of the year: filming, riding, suffering and exploring - what some might call… true adventure. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
1/17/202059 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lost Trails of the Pyrenees - Austin Vince

The Pyrenees are a mountain range that form a natural border between Spain and France in southwest Europe. The area has a reputation for having some of the best motorcycle riding in the world, so who better to turn to than Austin Vince, who runs a map reading adventure trip in to the Pyrenees, to find out just what makes it so special. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
1/10/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 14 seconds
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From Helicopters to Motorcycles

Barak Naggan first became interested in photography in his late teens when he saw the incredibly diverse scenery of Israel from the cockpit of a military helicopter. He found he had a love for nature and scenery coupled with a desire for travel, so when he completed the required tour of duty in Israel he began to wander the world, and ended up living in New Mexico where he's been for the last two decades. Barak’s been riding dual sport motorcycles all over the world for over 30 years, documenting adventure wherever his travels take him through photography and videography. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
1/3/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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Stories, Knowledge, Skills and Motorcycles - The Common Thread That Binds

We’ve had some great authors on the show, not just this year but in all the years we’ve been producing the show. Some long reads, some shorter. And this week, on this final episode of 2019, we have author, Ron Davis, a long time motorcyclist, writer and associate editor at BMW Owner’s News, who’s put together a collection of over 40 of his own previously published short reads, a compilation of some of his motorcycle articles and essays in his book, Shiny Side Up. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
12/26/201943 minutes, 25 seconds
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Exploring the Back Roads of Peru

Jeremy  and Elle have been travelling for about four months now and have been spending some time in Peru while on their journey to Ushuaia. They’ve experienced everything from muddy roads, crazy rides, dropped bikes, flat tires, being turned away at hotels, burning garbage and a deviant dog and still, they are having the time of their lives! More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
12/18/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 1 second
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Do Tall Motorcycle Riders Have an Advantage Over Short Riders?

Are long legs an enviable physical trait for motorcycle riding? Are short riders destined to find it tough when it comes to riding the rough stuff? To get the answers to these questions, we asked former racers and now top riding instructors, Jimmy Lewis from Jimmy Lewis Off-Road and Pat Jacques from ADV Woman. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
12/13/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rider Skills: 4 Motorcycle Riding Positions You Should Know

There are four riding positions that every adventure motorcyclist, really all motorcyclists, should know that are the foundation of all the riding you do. We talk with riding instructor, Clinton Smout, about what those positions are, and how and when to do them, on this episode of Rider Skills. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!    
12/6/201954 minutes, 19 seconds
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Delivering Tough Rides

Tom Medema recently returned from a trip with 15 volunteers who rode Yamaha XTZ 125’s to Nepal. They delivered the much needed motorcycles to park rangers in Chitwan National Park, where the rangers protect Rhinos and Tigers from poachers. The ride was rough and challenging, they ran into problems with the lack of oxygen, snowy conditions, traffic and even an accident which left a rider with a broken hand. We talk about this trip and another one that Tom led to Mongolia earlier this year, and how they’ve made a difference to rangers who work tirelessly to protect park lands in those countries. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
11/29/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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Riding the Trampoline of Death

Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West have been on the road for about three months, making their way to Ushuaia. They’ve spent the last month riding in Colombia and one of the major challenges they’ve faced was what’s called the Trampoline of Death or Devil’s Trampoline, a road known to be the most dangerous road in Colombia. Jeremy and Elle could have just avoided it altogether, but with a name like that, how could they pass it up? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks about motorcycles and travel. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
11/22/201951 minutes, 34 seconds
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Changing Gears in Motorcycle Travel

Turning 74 years young next week, Linda Bootherstone-Bick is full of energy and excitement for the next adventure with no end in sight. After being a rider for over 50 years with an incredibly easy going attitude, she recognizes that things change as she ages, and she has no issues with downsizing her motorcycle to keep on riding - other than it doesn’t go as fast as she would like! And her views on riding and travel just might help you to become a better traveler. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
11/15/20191 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds
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Sand, Heat and Desert Riding Tips | Simpson Desert Adventure

Jimmy Lewis talks about what it’s like to ride in the deserts in Nevada, USA. He also has some great tips on tires and what you can expect when desert riding. Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures gives some tips on riding in the sand and high temperatures. We talk to Chantal Simons, who recently completed a crossing with an all women’s riding group. She talks about how she got involved, the preparation, the support vehicles, the bikes and how the group of women connected. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW, round table talks. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
11/8/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to Choose Motorcycle Foot Pegs | Moto Advice on the Internet - Valid or Nonsense?

On this episode we talk to Chris Hardin about how to choose a motorcycle peg that suits you, your bike and the type of riding you do. And Warren Milner talks about how the internet is like the wild west - where it’s difficult to know what information you get for motorcycle repair, mods or gear is valid, and what is nonsense. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Subscribe to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
10/31/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 17 seconds
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Crossing in to Colombia - Exploring the Unknown

Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West are riding their motorcycles from Canada to Ushuaia and even though they’ve been a couple for over two years, they’ve never spent this much time together before. They’ve been on the road for about two months, and have finally realized a dream they both had, to make it past Panama. On this episode, things get heated up as they make their way to the Stahlratte and arrive in Colombia at last. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  

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 Subscribe to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes at adventureriderradio.com and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/25/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rider Skills: Balance For Performance - Jimmy Lewis

Jimmy Lewis starts his classes off with balance training because he feels that all skills are built on that. It’s a foundation skill. You need to master balance before you start building other motorcycle riding skills. And once you have, all other skills become much easier and better balanced. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW. Round table talks, now twice a month. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!  
10/16/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 36 seconds
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Around the World in Five Months - Maurice McDonald

When civil unrest in Africa threw a monkey wrench in to Maurice McDonald’s plans to ride around the world in 2005, he had no choice but to end his trip and return to the UK. He still dreamt of completing the trip he started, so in 2018 he had a second go at it, despite having a life threatening disease that required him to keep his meds cold while travelling. Riding his 1994 Yamaha XTZ 750 Super Tenere he spent five months on the road, and at last reached the horizon he had aimed for in the first place.

 More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.   Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW. Round table talks, now twice a month. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker(postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/10/20191 hour, 26 minutes, 38 seconds
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Africa - The Most Difficult - Lyndon Poskitt

Adventurer Lyndon Poskitt, Races to Places, has now completed travelling the world, culminating in Africa. He shares some of his experiences with mixed feelings about the continent and the countries within, a place he said was the hardest, most difficult, most dangerous continent that he travelled. More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com.  Want to help out? Rate and review us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app, tell your family, friends, riding buddies or club about ARR. Check out our other show ARR RAW. Round table talks, now twice a month. Subscribe to both shows to listen to inspiring and interesting guests, learn from professional riding instructors and industry experts about all things motorcycle. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we thank you for your support!
10/3/201946 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Border Fixer's Charm

On this episode, Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West's planned border crossing in to Guatemala doesn't go exactly according to plan. Jeremy and Elle have been together for a couple of years, they’re both experienced riders and travelers, but have never spent any significant amount of time with each other. They’re each carrying their own gear, including camping equipment as they ride from Canada to Ushuaia on what Jeremy calls a separate, but parallel journey. Part 2 of Southward Chronicles. More adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can.  
9/26/201957 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ushuaia Bound - No Matter What it Takes: Daniel Byers

Daniel Byers quit his corporate job of 12 years to do a trip he had dreamed of doing for years, riding from Ohio to Ushuaia. He’s had some challenges and setbacks, but he’s determined to continue the trip and get to Ushuaia, no matter what. Listen to more adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page.  
9/19/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rider Skills: Gravel Travel - Clinton Smout

Basic skills for riding motorcycles on gravel roads. Increase your confidence and safety with these few techniques. Rider Skills with Clinton Smout - S.M.A.R.T Adventure Programs. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
9/12/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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Two-Up Around the World on a KTM - Tim and Marisa Notier

Tim and Marisa Notier were once high school sweethearts that went their separate ways when Marisa went to college and Tim stayed back in Chicago to work. After ten years apart, leading completely different lives, they got together again and decided to explore the world together 2-up on a KTM 1190 motorcycle. They’ve travelled through North and South America and are now heading to South Africa and then to Europe. And with each sometimes seeing travel and the world from a different perspective, they’ve learned from each other how to get the most from it.  Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can.    
9/5/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 31 seconds
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Southward Chronicles: The Journey Begins - Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West

Premier episode of ARR’s new and exclusive MotoTravel Series - This season we follow Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West as they ride from Canada to Ushuaia. Jeremy and Elle have been together for a couple of years, they’re both experienced riders and travellers, but have never spent any significant amount of time with each other. They’re travelling together but each carrying their own gear, including camping equipment. Follow the adventure of these two riders on what Jeremy calls a separate, but parallel journey. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
8/29/201944 minutes, 38 seconds
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Choosing Adventure Motorcycle Riding Boots

ATGATT. It’s so simple, yet so many people seem to think it doesn’t apply to them. And part of that important gear that protects us while riding is footwear… namely boots. On this week’s episode we talk with Jim Hyde from RawHyde Adventures and Lyndon Poskitt, three time Dakar racer and world traveller, about adventure motorcycle riding boots, what boots do for us, why we should wear them and what should we consider when choosing our own boots. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
8/22/201958 minutes, 22 seconds
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Jan and Silke Neumann - Getting to Know the Locals in Iran

The thought of travel to a country that has a culture that is foreign to many of us can be daunting, even scary.  But, in the motorcycle adventure industry, we hear time and time again of the good, even great, experiences that travellers have while visiting those far off places. After spending six months in Iran on their motorcycles, Jan and Silke Neumann felt their adventures in Iran were so profound that they felt compelled to share their story with us and our listeners. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can.
8/15/201953 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rider Skills: Mastering Standing on Your Pegs - Clinton Smout

There are many advantages to standing on your pegs for slow speed maneuvering and most, if not all, instructors would tell you that standing on your pegs will dramatically improve your control over the motorcycle. On this week’s exclusive ARR Rider Skills, Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures talks about how to properly get up on your pegs, how to teach yourself to stand rather than sit when the going gets tough and why you should be getting up on your pegs. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can.
8/8/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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Louisa Swaden: Becoming the Existential Biker

Although Louisa Swaden had a good job in the publishing industry, she didn’t feel fulfilled. So she began the task of discovering what it was that made her happy. She researched, exercised and meditated. She took a sabbatical from work and went on a trip. And she discovered that happiness comes from within, and that for her, motorcycling played a big part in it. See photos and links in the show notes at https://adventureriderradio.com. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can.
8/1/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jocelin Snow: No Challenge Too Big

From road racing to competing in the GS Trophy in Mongolia, Jocelin Snow has overcome some challenges and obstacles that might have stopped some riders, including recovering from a racing accident and riding a motorcycle some said was too big for her. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
7/25/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ted Simon Tells Travellers to Get Lost

Ted Simon's book, Jupiter's Travels, has had a tremendous influence on motorcyclists and travellers around the world. He is often said to be the godfather of motorcycle travel or adventure. Now 88 years old, Ted Simon has an opinion about travel and what's happening with the world, and experience speaks volumes as he shares his thoughts with us. Discover more motorcycle adventure, travel and life stories at https://adventureriderradio.com. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels
7/18/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Riding the Dark Side - Using Car Tires on Motorcycles | Cardo Freecom 4+ and Cardo PACKTALK Bold

What are the real trade-offs in riding on the dark side and what, if any, are the dangers for trading off your speciality designed motorcycle tires for the ubiquitous and often inexpensive car rubber? Tire expert, T. J. Tennent talks about this controversial topic from a scientific, analytical and legal standpoint. And Jamie Cheek, the VP of sales in North America talks with us about a couple of their communications systems, the Packtalk Bold and the Freecom 4+. 
Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
7/11/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to Choose the Right Motorcycle Helmet | Testing Helmets at the Snell Foundation

There are so many different manufacturers and models of motorcycle helmets on the market that choosing the right one for you can be a daunting task. Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures deals with this every day, and he has some important tips for buying a helmet. We also spoke with Ed Becker from the Snell Memorial Foundation, to find out how helmets are tested and we learned some other interesting facts about helmets as well. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
7/4/20191 hour, 25 minutes
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Motorcycling in the Land of Kiwis, Sheep and the Māori

What do kiwis, sheep and Burt Munro have in common? New Zealand. That’s where you just might want to consider going for your next adventure. We talked with Zoe Cano, who travelled there last year, and with Kim Johnston from South Pacific Motorcycle Tours. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
6/27/201954 minutes, 17 seconds
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Last Chance for Adventure - Heather Ellis

When Heather Ellis was required to do a routine medical test to get a Visa to travel to Russia, she wasn’t expecting the news she got from the doctor. Despite the challenges Heather was facing, she remained strong and persevered, and would go on to do what she thought was her last big motorcycle adventure. Her courage and strength led her down roads she could never have imagined, even to this day. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
6/21/20191 hour, 29 minutes, 59 seconds
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Rider Skills: Two Steps to Achieve Maximum Braking - ABS or Not

On this episode of ARR’s exclusive Rider Skills, instructor Walt Fulton from Streetmasters Motorcycle Workshops, walks us through maximum braking on a motorcycle. It’s easy to learn and just takes some practice. Mastering this will make you a better, safer rider and add another tool to your Rider Skills Tool Box. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
6/13/201958 minutes, 15 seconds
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Road Troubles | Local Motorcycle Forums | Tips to Help With Road Travel Problems

What are the odds of breaking down twice in a week on a road trip with two different vehicles towing the same motorcycle hauler? We’ve got tips to help with or to avoid road travel problems. And we talk about the value of getting help from riders on local forums. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
6/7/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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Converting Tube Type Rims to Tubeless | Rider to Rider Motorcycle Rentals

On this episode we talk about converting tube type rims to tubeless, the Outex Tubeless Kit and we talk to two companies who help arrange renting a motorcycle from a fellow rider. Listen to over 250 adventure travel by motorcycle episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and review us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Did you know about our other show ARR RAW? Over 40 episodes available on our website. Thanks for listening and please tell your friends about us. Get an ARR sticker (postage included) with a $10 donation. Link on our website. Have a comment? Go to the episode show notes on our website and have your say at the bottom of the page. Adventure Rider Radio is now the most listened to motorcycle podcast in the world, and we're grateful to have your support in any way we can. Ride Safe and Happy Travels!
5/30/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Story Behind ADV Rider Forum - Chris MacAskill

Chris MacAskill is a lifelong motorcyclist and the founder of the forum, ADV Rider. After a motorcycle trip to Mexico, Chris launched the forum as an online community for adventure riders and it has been growing steadily for almost two decades. He’s got quite the story to tell about growing up and how he got to where he is today, about starting the forum and where it’s at right now. For photos, links and to download more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Like us on Facebook and on Twitter.
5/24/20191 hour, 1 minute, 39 seconds
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Road Trip Challenges - India to Burma - Andy Benfield

Andy Benfield had spent much of his life living and travelling in different parts of the world, before moving to India, and developing his love for motorcycling on Royal Enfields. Years later, in an attempt to impress his girlfriend, Andy decided to make the trip from India to Burma by motorcycle, with his girlfriend. From stories about yetis and head-hunters to armed men and border crossings, it’s an adventure that’s both funny and scary as they make their way to their destination. For photos, links and to download more episodes at https://adventureriderradio.com or subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcast app.
5/17/20191 hour, 22 minutes, 23 seconds
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Destination Borneo - A Rider's Experience - Tiffany Coates

Tiffany Coates has spent the last 20 years travelling to far off places around the world and most recently she went to Borneo, the third largest island in the world known for it’s wildlife, beaches and rainforest. In an unexpected twist, Tiffany left the motorcycle she was riding behind in Malaysia and ending up renting a scooter in Borneo, and for Tiffany, this was all part of the adventure. For photos, links and to download more episodes at https://adventureriderradio.com or subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcast app.
5/10/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rider Skills: How to Ride an Adventure Motorcycle Over Logs - Clinton Smout

If you spend much time riding unmaintained roads and trails in a forested area, then you are bound to find a tree laying across your track sometime. Riding a big adventure bike has some limitations for the average rider but by using a fairly simple method, you can ride over many of the trees you’ll encounter. On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio’s exclusive Rider Skills, riding instructor Clinton Smout walks us through two methods, one for under six inch trees and one for over six inch trees, both fully doable with a little practice. Download more episodes at https://adventureriderradio.com or subscribe on iTunes or your favourite podcast app.
5/3/201945 minutes, 44 seconds
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Close to Home - Short Motorcycle Adventure Trips - Trevor Marc Hughes

Adventure travel doesn’t mean having to go abroad or to another country when adventure can be found much closer to home. Choose a theme - like a gold rush trail, quirky cafes or rivers - ride for discovery, and just enjoy exploring by motorcycle at a leisurely pace. And there’s also some great advantages to keeping your motorcycle trip short, including cost, less gear to pack, less planning, less paperwork and more. And for those that just don’t have the time to go on that big Round the World trip, a few days to a couple of weeks just might be the answer.   For photos, links and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Subscribe to Adventure Rider Radio on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!
4/25/201958 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems | Aussie on an Indian Motorcycle

In a follow up to last week’s episode, we  discuss tire pressure monitoring systems and offer up a couple of easy options.  Darryl VanNieuwenhuise tells the story behind Cyclops Adventures, as well as explains the Cyclops TPMS. And Chris Keeble rides a highly customized Indian motorcycle around Australia, turning each weekend in to a theme ride, looking for churches, graveyards, water or a particular color.  At 60 years old, she’s a firm reminder that age is just a number as she plans her trip around the world.  For photos, links and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Subscribe to Adventure Rider Radio on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!
4/18/20191 hour, 46 seconds
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Trouble in Panama - Spencer Conway | Answering Tough Motorcycle Tire Questions

What could possibly go wrong when flying your motorcycle in to Panama? Spencer James Conway and Cathy Nel picked up their bike, had their paperwork in order, and were on their way again when they ended up the targets of a criminal sting. After a harrowing experience, they barely got out of Panama. And we also talk about tires, not about the actual tires themselves, but tire facts. What causes tires to cup? How much pressure can you run? How do you tell how old your tire is? We talked to a tire expert and got all these these answers and more. For photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Listen to and download more Adventure Rider Radio episodes on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!
4/12/20191 hour, 34 minutes, 44 seconds
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Coach Ramey Stroud - 'My Voice in Their Head'

On some of our past Rider Skills episodes you’ve heard the voice of Coach Ramey Stroud, who headed up the Cascade Endurance Centre rider training complex on his ranch in Oregon. After a horrific racing accident when he was 56 years old, he was told that he would never walk again. But, years of determination and perseverance proved doctors wrong. He finished the race that had broken his back, rode around the world on his motorcycle with a sidecar, and started his training centre. Last week, Coach Ramey Stroud passed away, a tremendous loss to the riding community. But, his voice and teachings live on for many, including in the minds of those he has influenced through training, and for us and our listeners on Adventure Rider Radio. For photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Listen to and download more Adventure Rider Radio episodes on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!
4/4/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 37 seconds
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Fifty Miles to Go, Three Riders Down - Mexico

Bill Cagnacci is an Australian motorcyclist who recently took a trip with RawHyde Adventures. There were 19 motorcycle riders plus a support crew headed to Mexico. But, because of a particularly nasty winter, they were blocked by snow and unable to continue on to their original destination. So, they made a small detour that should have been fairly easy to do, under normal circumstances. But as you can probably imagine, things didn’t quite work out that way. To see some of Bill's photos and for a link to RawHyde Adventures go to our website at https://adventureriderradio.com. Listen to and download more Adventure Rider Radio episodes on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to review and rate us! Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio. Thanks for listening and until next week, ride safe!
3/29/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 22 seconds
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Rider Skills - Trail Braking - Clinton Smout | SPOT X - 2 Way Satellite Messenger

Most rider courses will tell you that when you corner you scrub off all your speed before you enter the corner and then get off the brakes, because braking into the corner is something you don’t want to do. On this episode we talk to riding instructor, Clinton Smout about braking into the corner - trail braking - and we aren’t talking about going faster, we are talking about riding safer. And after that, if you ride anywhere that cell coverage is not reliable or maybe non-existent, then you’ll be interested in this little device that allows you to send and receive messages, and even get rescued should the need arise. Go to https://adventureriderradio.com to see photos, video and read the show notes for this episode. Download and listen to more adventure stories, tech pieces and Rider Skills. Subscribe to us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to give us a review and rate us, too.
3/22/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 27 seconds
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Twist of a Broken Wrist - Heidi and David Winters

After saving for almost three years, in 2010  Heidi and David Winters left on a fifteen month long motorcycle trip, visiting 37 countries. On their KTM 640 Adventure, they rode 2-up, camping and couch surfing along the way. While on the trip, David broke his wrist. And that was part of what inspired Heidi and David to design a product that changed their lives. They also share some tips on packing light and more. Go to https://adventureriderradio.com to see photos, video and read the show notes for this episode. Download and listen to more adventure stories, tech pieces and Rider Skills. Subscribe to us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't forget to give us a review and rate us, too.
3/15/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Coldest Ride - Karolis Mieliauskas

Karolis Mieliauskas, an adventure motorcycle rider from Lithuania, covered a distance of 1000 km riding from Yakutsk to Oymyakon, which is considered the coldest inhabited place on earth. He completed the trip in just four days on his Yamaha XT660Z Tenere in a land where temperatures reach below -50C in winter. Riding on a section of the Road of Bones, a road through the Russian Far East that serves as a memorial to the people who built it, it was an epic adventure of the coldest kind. Go to https://adventureriderradio.com to see photos, video and read the show notes for this episode. Download and listen to more adventure stories, tech pieces and Rider Skills. Subscribe to us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. Don't for get to give us a review and rate us, too.
3/8/201948 minutes, 36 seconds
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Taking Flight With Your Motorcycle

Flying your bike is easier than you think. We talked to someone at Air Canada about how to fly your motorcycle. Find out how to book the flight, how to prepare your motorcycle and when you need to get your bike to the airport. Everything you need to know about shipping your bike by plane. Links to information booklets and how to book your flight can be found in the show notes. If you enjoy Adventure Rider Radio episodes, please consider supporting your show by making a donation, subscribing and rating on your favourite podcast app and telling your friends about the podcast. https://adventureriderradio.com.
3/1/201953 minutes, 43 seconds
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Not According to Plan - Francis Walsh

Sometimes even the best laid plans for adventure can change or fall apart, and while that might be a worrisome thought for some people, it can actually add to the adventure or change things in ways that might surprise you. In 2017, five friends riding five KTMs left for a five month trip with a plan to ride from London, England to Seoul, South Korea, but it wasn’t long before things were not going as planned. And even though the trip plans went awry, and they faced some unexpected events and challenges, Francis Walsh came away with the amazing attitude that adventure really starts when things fall apart. For photos and to listen to more motorcycle podcast episodes, go to https://adventureriderradio.com. You can help support ARR by signing up for monthly donations on Patreon or by making a one time donation, find out more by going to the Support page on our website. Also, please rate us on iTunes or on your favourite podcast app. Follow us on Twitterand like us on Facebook.
2/21/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 5 seconds
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Motorcycle Messengers 2 - Jeremy Kroeker | Rider Skills: Back to Basics - Clinton Smout

Jeremy Kroeker, motorcycle traveler and author, has put together a sequel to his book, Motorcycle Messengers, featuring motorcycle traveller stories by many authors who’s names you’ve already heard on ARR and some that may be new to you. A variety of short stories, hours of inspiring reads, sure to put the bug under your seat and get you moving to plan your next adventure. And on this ARR Rider Skills segment Clinton Smout, instructor at and owner of SMART Adventures, teaches us some basic repetitive skills that you can do to enhance your off-road riding experience. To hear more travel stories and Rider Skills episodes, go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to like us on Facebook, Twitter and subscribe to Adventure Rider Radio on iTunes or your favourite podcast app. 
2/15/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 9 seconds
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7 Travel Tips You Should Know Before You Go | Best Cold Weather Riding Socks Ever

Planning a motorcycle adventure trip takes a lot and can be exhausting. And sometimes it’s the simple things you don’t think about when planning, that can make all the difference in your trip. We went to some experts who have done a lot of travelling and asked them what tips they would give to someone planning a motorcycle trip, tips that you might not have thought of. We talked to Rene Cormier from Renedian Adventures, and to authors and travellers, Graham Field and Sam Manicom. And we’ve also discovered the best cold weather riding sock ever, and to tell you all about it we spoke with Duke Lambert from Pearly’s Possum Socks. For photos and more on this episode and to hear more episodes of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR-RAW go to https://adventureriderradio.com.  
2/8/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rekluse Auto Clutch - Honda DCT Demystified - How a Slipper Clutch Works

Auto Clutches, Dual Clutch Transmissions and Slipper Clutches... Joe Boisvert from Rekluse, Walt Milner and Karl Engellenner explain how these systems work, in easy to understand terms. Not for just the mechanically inclined, listen in and next time the clutch conversation comes up, you'll be in the know. You might even find yourself considering the benefits of an automatic clutch, maybe even a DCT. For photos and more on this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Subscribe to ARR in iTunes or on your favourite podcast app and don't forget to rate us. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Have a comment? We'd love to hear from you. Links are on our website.
2/1/20191 hour, 37 minutes, 15 seconds
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Addicted to Moto Travel - Paul and Neake Hannaby

Paul and Neake Hannaby left for a six month motorcycle adventure, with no concrete plan in mind other than exploring the East Coast of the United States and then seeing how they felt. But, there’s a danger to this kind of travel. They’ve now been on the road for going on three years, and at this point, they don’t have any plans to return home, they’re just going to keep on going. They might be, what you call, addicted to travel. Also in this episode, another couple of riders give some valuable moto travel trips learned from experience. Listen to more episodes, downloadable on your favourite podcast app and on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com Don't forget to subscribe and rate us. And if you're enjoying the show, please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
1/24/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 19 seconds
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Exploring South America - Ruff on the Road - Jess and Greg Stone in Guatemala

Jess and Greg Stone first met in South Sudan, East Africa in 2010 while on assignment with the American Refugee Committee. After a bit of a choppy start, Jess and Greg got together as a couple and when Greg said he was planning to go on a motorcycle trip, Jess offered to go with him. Greg said she could only if she learned to ride her own motorcycle. So, Jess learned how to ride, they travelled through South America and now are living and riding in Guatemala, with their dog, Moxie, on the back of Jess’ bike. In this episode, Jess and Greg talk about their adventures along the way, challenges faced and with their positive outlook on life, they have some great tips and views that might make your travel, and life, easier. For more on Jess and Greg and Rough on the Road, go to our website. Listen to more episodes, downloadable on your favourite podcast app and on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com Don't forget to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
1/17/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rider Skills: Tips For No Stop Turning - Lessons Gone Wrong with Clinton Smout | What's in Your Panniers - Lisa & Simon Thomas

Clinton Smout, motorcycle instructor, has tips for turning adventure bikes around in soft or low traction environments, that can be used both off-road and on-road, and for any motorcycle. He also shares some stories when lessons that have gone wrong turn out to be… well, hilarious.  And two seasoned riders, Lisa and Simon Thomas tell us what they carry in their panniers. If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to go to your favourite podcast app to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
1/10/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 12 seconds
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Riding the Ancestor Trail - A Journey of Self Discovery - Liz Jansen

Sometimes a motorcycle trip can be more than just discovering new places and making connections. Liz Jansen is the author of three books, and her most recent, Crash Landing, is the story of her quest to answer some questions about herself and the choices she’s made, by visiting the places that her German Mennonite ancestors lived when they arrived from Russia a century ago. An enlightening journey of self discovery. If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to go to your favourite podcast app to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
1/4/201958 minutes, 48 seconds
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Warm Hands and Gloves | Motorcyclists Passing the Baton

Jim puts a pair of elkskin riding gloves to the test and talks with Aerostich’s Andy Goldfine about the benefits of elkskin leather. Could this be your next pair of riding gloves? And women riders from around the world are looking forward to participating in an international motorcycle relay for women. Hayley Bell, founder of WRWR, tells us what it’s all about. If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to go to your favourite podcast app to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
12/28/201839 minutes, 58 seconds
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Attitude Determines Altitude - Jo Rust

From the very beginning Jo Rust has set goals that required determination and perseverance. She’s had some big hurdles to overcome, has discovered new passions along the way, including her love of off-road motorcycle riding, and her attitude is that if she says she’s going to do something, she does it. Jo’s had a lot of firsts in her life, and by the sounds of it, she intends to keep on setting goals and achieving them. And we believe she will. If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to go to your favourite podcast app to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
12/21/20181 hour, 6 seconds
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What You Don't Know About Motorcycle Air Filters

Asking a motorcycle rider what engine oil or tires he recommends is a sure way to spark a deep conversation, debates and even an argument. But when it comes to air filters... they just seem to be a forgotten, yet essential component. So, what should you really be looking for in an air filter? We talked to a mechanic, a racer and an inventor to debunk some common myths and get us focused on what really matters. Go to the show notes to download the PDF on Guglatech filters, and to listen to more episodes. If you like Adventure Rider Radio, check out ARR RAW, roundtable moto travel talks. All on our website at https://adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to go to your favourite podcast app to subscribe and rate us. And if you've enjoyed this and more episodes please consider supporting ARR on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
12/13/201849 minutes, 52 seconds
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Rider Skills: Rear Wheel Steering - Coach Ramey Stroud

On this episode of Rider Skills, Coach Ramey Stroud teaches two methods to steer your motorcycle with your rear wheel. Coach Ramey Stroud operates a world class motorcycle training centre, is a former desert racer, rally and enduro rider, has completed several IronButt events and works with professional racers and endurance riders, as well as adventure riders. For videos, lessons, exercises and more to go along with this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com. 
12/7/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ethanol - Sabotage at the Pump?

Ethanol has been around for almost 200 years, but it’s only been in the last 15 years that we’ve been hearing more about it. And the topic of ethanol in gasoline has got a lot of feathers ruffled. Although it’s in our gasoline, the public has never been educated about it. So, exactly what is ethanol and how is it affecting your motorcycle? Should you be concerned about ethanol in fuel? Answers to these questions and more when we discuss ethanol and motorcycles with Michael Sayre from the American Motorcyclist Association and Chris Real from DPS Technical, Inc, both experts in the motorcycle industry. To read the article about Ethanol and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Please rate and subscribe on your favourite podcast app and consider supporting Adventure Rider Radio on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio.
11/30/201849 minutes, 43 seconds
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Getting Around the Darien Gap - How These Riders Did It

A popular adventure for motorcyclists is the PanAmerican route, from Alaska to Argentina, and to get from Panama to Colombia, you have to go through, which isn’t necessarily a good idea, or around the Darien Gap. On this episode we have four different stories about crossing the Gap, and some options to choose from with some great tips about how to go about getting your motorcycle around one of the most dangerous jungles in the world. For the links and to see photos for this episode, and to listen to more episodes, go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Please subscribe to us on iTunes or in your favourite podcast app. Please rate and support the show. 
11/23/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Motorcycle Valve Clearance - Questions Answered

Motorcycle valve adjustments can be inconvenient at best, but throughout the life of the motorcycle, many riders will eventually have to deal with it themselves or pay someone to do it for them. But not all motorcycles require valve adjustments, so why does yours? Karl Engellenner, expert motorcycle machinist, answers our questions about valve adjustments. Please subscribe and rate the show on your favourite podcast app, and support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/advriderradio. Visit us at https://adventureriderradio.com for more on this show and to listen to more episodes. Canoe West Media are the producers of Adventure Rider Radio, ARR RAW and Beyond A Shadow. 
11/15/201851 minutes, 1 second
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Have Moustache, Will Travel: Henry Crew Goes RTW on a Ducati Scrambler

Moustaches and Motorcycles. Henry Crew is riding a Ducati Scrambler around the world with a couple of goals in mind. One is to be the youngest person to ride a motorcycle around the world and the other is to create awareness for the Movember Foundation. To better understand why you should grow a moustache in November, we spoke with Ben Bowers in the UK. For photos and more on this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com. Subscribe and rate us on iTunes or your favourite podcast app.
11/9/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 25 seconds
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Rider Skills: It's All Riding Down Hill From Here - Clinton Smout

Riding instructor, Clinton Smout, teaches how to ride a motorcycle downhill in the dirt. When you approach a hill and have to go down, what do you do? Smout takes us from the top to the bottom using the most advanced methods. He says the key is all in what you do with the front brake. For more on this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com.  Subscribe to us on iTunes or your other favourite podcast app. Like us on Facebook (AdventureRiderRadio) or Twitter (@advriderradio).
11/1/201848 minutes, 57 seconds
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World Travel on a Rocket - Mark Holmes

When Mark lost his business, and then eleven days later his wife died, he made a decision to go on a motorcycle trip around the world. Riding a Triumph Rocket X, the largest capacity motorcycle in the world, was definitely a conversation piece and an ice breaker. And that was good, because he had some messages he wanted to share with people he met along the way. He made connections, new friends and now his life is taking a new direction. For more on this episode, links and photos, go to https://adventureriderradio.com
10/26/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 41 seconds
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What's Under Those Riding Pants? — Is the KLR650 Extinct?

What do you choose to wear underneath your riding pants? And does that choice affect the protection you are getting from your gear? And there’s a rumour that Kawasaki is discontinuing the KLR650. Is it the end of this iconic dual-sport motorcycle? Guests: Walt Fulton and Zac Kurylyk. For more on this episode and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle travel and adventure shows go to https://adventureriderradio.com. 
10/19/201856 minutes, 38 seconds
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Change of Plan: Motorcycle Travel Requires Flexibility - Kevin Chow

Kevin Chow is a planner. And for years he planned to go on a motorcycle trip around the world. He rode south from Canada in to Mexico and beyond to Ushuaia, and speaking little to no Spanish he even managed to communicate with the locals and to get through some hairy road blocks. And just two months in to his trip, Kevin found that even the most well laid plans can change, and being flexible is the best plan. For links and photos go to the show notes on the Adventure Rider Radio website at https://adventureriderradio.com.
10/11/201856 minutes, 7 seconds
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What is Motorcycle Suspension Damping and How to Set it Up - Traxxion Dynamics' Max McAllister

Max McAllister is the President of Traxxion Dynamics, manufacturer of suspension components for motorcycles and mountain bikes. In this episode he talks about what motorcycle suspension dampening is and how to set it up. For more on this episode go to our show notes at https://adventureriderradio.com.
10/5/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rider Skills: Off-Road Hill Climb Techniques - Clinton Smout

What do you do when your motorcycle stalls or stops on a hill? How do you get going again? Or if you have to start at the bottom of a hill with no momentum? Clinton Smout, head instructor at Smart Adventures in Ontario, Canada, talks about techniques to help you improve your hill starts.  For more on this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
9/27/20181 hour, 3 seconds
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A Quest for Direction: Sue Hollis

When seasoned rider, Sue Hollis, left on her first long distance motorcycle trip, she had no idea if she would find the answers she was looking for. Riding in the United States and Canada, through deserts and over mountains, in sunshine and torrential downpours, she made life changing connections and discovered things about herself that would change the way she lives. For photos and links go to https://adventureriderradio.com and see the show notes.
9/21/20181 hour, 11 minutes, 49 seconds
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Two Reasons You Need to Get Off Your Motorcycle

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Edema - Two Things Riders Need to be Aware Of When motorcyclists ride in the same position for long periods of time, they may be at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Edema. Dr Liza Thomas, an emergency physician, explains what DVT and Edema are, as well as how these medical conditions happen and what factors put you at higher risk of developing them. For links and photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
9/14/201840 minutes, 42 seconds
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Water Crossing by Motorcycle -Hazards and Techniques - Pat Jacques

Water crossings by motorcycle can be unnerving, and there's a lot to consider before you even contemplate dipping your tires in to the water. So before you plow straight in, Pat Jacques from ADV Woman, a retired pro motocross racer and riding instructor, has some important riding tips and techniques for water crossings that you need to know. Learn about the dangers, approaches and methods. For links and photos and to listen to more episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
9/7/201847 minutes, 5 seconds
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Crossing Borders: Tips From a Former Custom's Official

No matter what international border you’re crossing, you’re going to have to deal with customs officials. Peter Sweetser, a former customs officer and overland,  gives an insider view of customs agents and what they’re looking for, with some tips, advice and best practices to help you get across any border smoothly. For photos more on this episode and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio motorcycle adventure travel shows go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
8/30/201850 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Art of Slow Travel: Michnus & Elsebie Olivier

Michnus and Elsebie Olivier started their motorcycle travel lifestyle in 2010 when they took a trip through Africa. Riding small motorcycles, called piki pikis in Swahili, they were hooked on travel and never looked back. A lot of travel tips packed in to this episode, Michnus & Elsebie inspire and share their experiences with moto travellers.  For more on this episode, links, credits and photos go to https://adventureriderradio.com and click on the episode. Listen to more stories, get riding and tech tips on Adventure Rider Radio.
8/23/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rider Skills: Coach Ramey - Riding to Your Potential

Rider training involves more than just the physical aspect, to reach your full riding potential you have to train your mind as well. Coach Ramey Stroud teaches a 3 part course that he calls KSA Training, all about mind and body connection.  Coach Ramey Stroud operates a world class motorcycle training centre from his 60 acre ranch in Oregon. He's a former desert racer, rally and enduro rider, has completed several IronButt events. He works with professional racers and endurance riders, as well as adventure riders. Website: http://ridecoach.com To download Coach Ramey’s notes on Riding to Your Potential and for more Rider Skills episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
8/16/201851 minutes, 47 seconds
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Stumbling Into Adventure Motorcycling: David and Em Morieson

A few years ago while out on a fishing and camping trip, David and Em Morieson stumbled on the Adventure Film Festival in Australia. And they were so inspired by a couple of travellers there, that on that same day, they made the decision to go on a long distance motorcycle trip. A few years later, they rented out their house, quit their jobs and headed for South America. For more on this episode and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio shows go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
8/9/201854 minutes, 21 seconds
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Falling Off the Radar in the Middle East - Ben King

A few weeks ago, motorcycle traveller Ben King disappeared off the social media radar. There was no word of him on Instagram or Facebook. And riders in the community were starting to wonder what happened to Ben. And then, two weeks ago, Ben appeared again with a Facebook post. What happened to Ben? From Lahore in Pakistan, Ben tells us about what he calls "the CRAZIEST month of my entire life!!!".  For photos and more on this episode, and to listen to more motorcycle adventure travel stories and more, go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
8/1/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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Simple Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Breakdowns: Grant Johnson

Motorcycle breakdowns are always a possibility, whether caused by wear and tear, hard riding, or other reasons, it's something you just might be able to avoid. Grant Johnson, motorcycle mechanic and co-founder of Horizons Unlimited, has some tips on things you can do to lessen your chances of a road side breakdown.  For show notes and to listen to more Adventure Rider Radio episodes go to https://adventureriderradio.com.
7/26/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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Off The Map: Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

There’s something about exploring remote places, especially those which haven’t been overrun by the regular tourist crowds. Connections are made with locals who share their stories and lives. And wild and unknown destinations are discovered. In this episode of ARR, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent talks about riding the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Vietnam and her motorcycle trip in the far North-East corner of India, in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Thrilling adventures in far off places. For more go to https://www.adventureriderradio.com.
7/19/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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Going it Alone - Graham Field on Riding Solo

When it comes to motorcycle travel, some riders prefer to go it alone, some prefer group travel, or riding with a partner or friend. Probably most riders enjoy the company of other riders for a variety of reasons. But, there are many who travel solo by choice. In this episode, Graham talks about his experience with solo travel, and the pros and cons of it.  For more on this episode go to our website at https://www.adventureriderradio.com. 
7/12/201852 minutes, 31 seconds
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Top Tips For Motorcycle Travel and Adventure

Just about everything you need to know about planning a motorcycle trip, close to home or abroad. Resources to help plan your trip, how to get in touch with local riders, camping equipment, shipping your bike, budgeting and more.  For links and more on this episode go to our show notes on https://www.adventureriderradio.com.
7/5/201852 minutes, 10 seconds
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Motorcycle Gloves - Which to Choose and Why | Self Recovery System

When you walk in to a motorcycle shop the selection of riding gloves can be overwhelming. And which do you choose? What materials should you be considering? David Hough has some expert tips to help you the next time you’re looking at gloves and need to make a decision on which ones you’re going to depend on to keep your hands safe. And when your motorcycle gets stuck or falls in a way that’s difficult to pick up, you can be left standing there scratching your head, especially if you’re on your own. But, not if you have this self recovery system, called a Z-Drag.
6/29/201855 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ruth Belcher: Global Moto Adventures  | Trail Tech Voyager Pro GPS

Learning to ride at a young age, Ruth Belcher developed a huge passion for motorcycling. After giving it up to raise her family, she got back in to it again and founded Global Moto Adventures, an organization for women motorcycle riders. Fulfilling her passion for riding again, she now inspires and encourages women to follow their dreams of motorcycle riding and travel. — And there’s a new GPS unit that also functions as an interface for your motorcycle, ATV or UTV, and even more importantly lets you track your buddies on your screen, keeping riders safer. The Trail Tech Voyager Pro. To find out more about this episode and for links in our show notes go to www.adventureriderradio.com. Music:  Hot Mess By: Jason Shaw Zombie Rock By: Jason Shaw www.AUDIONAUTIX.COM Song Title Indicates Meaning By: jaspertine "Probably Shouldn't" By: Stefan Kartenberg http://ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/55527 Greasy Wheels Long - Apple Funky Long - Apple
6/22/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rider Skills: Don’t Get Stuck in a Rut

Ruts can be stressful. When your road suddenly turns to muddy ruts it's often enough to make some riders turn around and head back the other way. But it doesn't have to be that way. Learning a few simple steps can turn ruts from terror to fun. Follow Coach Ramey Stroud on this episode as he walks us through the vital points of riding ruts. Music: GREEN DAZE www.AUDIONAUTIX.COM Greasy Wheels Long - Apple Funky Folk Long - Apple For photos and more information on this episode go to www.adventureriderradio.com.
6/14/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ben - King on the Road

Ben King is a 22 year old motorcyclist and adventurer who is travelling around the world on a Honda CRF250L motorcycle. The drive and determination that Ben has, to first of all start out doing the trip and then to keep going, is truly inspiring. With no set plan or time frame, Ben is well on his way to having the best experience and adventure of his life. For links and to find out more about Ben King go to our website at www.adventureriderradio.com. Music: 2 ABOVE ZERO - www.audionautix.com Funky Folk Long - Apple Greasy Wheels Long - Apple
6/7/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 14 seconds
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Harley Davidson Camper Rig | Mongolian Steppe - Rally For Rangers

For Jacklyn Heyen, the road is her home, but hitting the road wasn’t as easy as throwing a sleeping bag on the back of her bike because she’s not into sleeping on the ground, but Jackie’s got it all figured out. And Tom Medema from Rally for Rangers rides the Mongolian Steppe while helping park rangers do their job. To find out more about Jacklyn Heyen, Tom Medema and Rally for Rangers go to our website at www.adventureriderradio.com Music: Anadolu Kavagi http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Turku_Nomads_of_the_Silk_Road/Alleys_of_Istanbul/04_-Anadolu_Kavagi Attribution: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Funky walkin song accousticRyan 2006 accousticRyan Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/media/files/accousticRyan/7603 Funky Folk Long - Apple Greasy Wheels Long - Apple
5/31/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 45 seconds
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Give A Shift - The Future of Motorcycling

Conversations About Improving Motorcycling Trends show that the motorcycle industry is facing some troubles. Although motorcycles are improving overall, riders are getting older. Some people feel that there aren’t enough smaller motorcycles, training classes are too expensive, or that the industry doesn’t make motorcycling appealing enough to possible young riders, entry level riders or women riders. Give A Shift is roundtable conversations about improving motorcycling, and that’s just what Robert Pandya, industry expert, talks about in this episode. To find out more about Adventure Rider Radio and this episode, including photos, go to www.adventureriderradio.com. Music: DOUBLE BLUES - AUDIONAUTIX.COM ECXTASY X - AUDIONAUTIX.COM WHATDAFUNK? - AUDIONAUTIX.COM YOUR INTRO - AUDIONAUTIX.COM Greasy Wheels Long - Apple
5/24/201842 minutes, 32 seconds
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Motorcycle Designer - Insider Views

Michael Uhlarik on Motorcycle Modifications Are you getting what you really want and can you even tell? Michael Uhlarik is a veteran motorcycle designer, and has been involved in designing for big name brands such as Yamaha, Aprilia, Bombardier and Piaggio. He’s a worldwide leader in the industry when it comes to product planning and as an industry analyst. Michael has written articles for moto publications including Canada Moto Guide and Cycle World and he's also the co-founder and designer of SURU, Canadian made electric bikes. To find out more about Adventure Rider Radio and this episode, including photos, go to www.adventureriderradio.com. Music: HOT MESS ALL GOOD IN THE WOOD www.AUDIONAUTIX.COM Funky Long Greasy Wheels - Apple
5/17/201855 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rider Skills: Two Easy Methods For Turning Your Motorcycle on a Dime

On ARR’s regular Rider Skills segment, Coach Ramey Stroud, riding instructor, talks about two quick ways to turn your motorcycle around in a tight spot. One using engine power and one using no power.  For photos and more tips go to the show notes on our website at www.adventureriderradio.com Music:  BOXCAR RAG Pop Rock Bed Source: www.Audionautix.com 2015 stefsax Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785 FunkyLong - Apple
5/10/201850 minutes, 48 seconds
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Just Say Yes: What Better Way to Travel the World?

Maryna Matthew & Paul Knibbs Just four months after Maryna got her motorcycle license, she met Paul at a motorcycle meet. After months of trying to get Maryna to go on a date with him, telling her to just say yes, she finally relented. Since then, Paul has convinced Maryna to just say yes to almost anything. Buying a home, getting married and then riding the world on motorcycles. They’ve been on the road for almost a year, and now plan to stay out for another year. Motorcycles brought them together, and just saying yes has brought new adventure in to their lives. For links, photos and more on this episode go to www.adventureriderradio.com Music: 2011 CSoul Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/CSoul/33157 - modified Funky Folk Greasy Wheels - Apple 2013 magmavander Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/magmavander/43060 - modifie
5/3/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Cat and the Motorcycle | Guglatech Fuel Filters

The Cat and the Motorcycle We’ve all heard of travelling dogs, in sidecars or carriers on motorcycles, but a cat? While on a motorcycle trip in Morocco, Martin Klauka met up with a stray cat. Feeling compassion for the dirty and flea ridden cat he decided to keep it, but if he was going to bring the cat along with him, it would have to ride on his bike. Since that day, Martin and his cat, Mogli, have been together, and Mogli has a first class seat in the tank bag of Martin’s motorcycle.  Guglatech: Guglielmo Ferrazzani Guglatech is a company in Italy that designs, develops, produces and distributes a fuel filtration system for motorcycles, scooters and other vehicles that helps protect them from fuel contamination. In this episode, Jim talks to Guglielmo Ferrazzani, owner of Guglatech to find out about the unique fuel filters he makes for specifically for motorcycles. For more on Martin Klauka and Mogli, Guglatech and other Adventure Rider Radio shows go to https://www.adventureriderradio.com.      
4/26/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Seasoned Adventurer: Steph Jeavons Comes Full Circle

Steph Jeavons left the Ace Cafe in London, UK in March 2014 on her Honda CRF 250L. And 4 years later, on a cold and snow-patched day in March 2018, she completed her trip when she arrived back at the Ace Cafe. When we last spoke to her, she expected to be on the road for another year, but what was supposed to be a three year journey ended up being four, as she dealt with health issues and more. Steph talks about what it’s like to travel on a small bike, and about how to deal with catching the travel bug. With an apprehensive start at the beginning of her adventure, she has come back an even more confident person, learning much about herself, people and travel along the way.  For more on Steph Jeavons and other Adventure Rider Radio shows go to https://www.adventureriderradio.com  
4/19/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rider Skills | Looking For Traction On and Off Road

Coach Ramey Stroud says that finding and using available traction is a critical part of riding. If you’re riding off-road or on the street, you need to understand how to find that traction. And in this episode Coach Ramey teaches the skills required to get the most from your motorcycle and become a better rider. About: Coach Ramey Stroud operates a world class motorcycle training centre from his 60 acre ranch in Oregon. He's a former desert racer, rally and enduro rider, has completed several IronButt events. He works with professional racers and endurance riders, as well as adventure riders. Website: http://RideCoach.com Sponsors: This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by listener support and the following SHOW SPONSORS.  Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com Music: Funk It: How It Is (ft Alex & unreal_dm) by SackJo22 (c) copyright 2011 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike  (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/SackJo22/33807 Ft: Alex, unreal_dm - modified Awel 2015 stefsax Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5/ Verify at http://ccmixter.org/files/stefsax/7785 - modified Greasy Wheels Long - Apple Funky Folk Long - Apple   About Adventure Rider Radio: This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com. Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/. This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support. Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.
4/13/201857 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Path Through the Jungle | Advocating for Wildlife From Her Motorcycle

Janelle Kaczmarzewski describes herself as an anti-wildlife trafficking motorcycle journalist and a motorcycle gypsy. Passionate about wildlife, she travels to far off places on her motorcycle educating and informing people about illegal animal poaching and trafficking. She’s equates motorcycles with freedom, living a  minimalistic life on the road, when she’s not home visiting family. Having spent much of the last few years in Laos, she’s now in Colombia, investigating and writing about wildlife trafficking. Janelle says her goal is to “share an authentic journey of hope”. To read more about what Janelle has done and is doing, go to https://maptia.com/janellekaz. Music Credits : Lazy Day Landras Dream  Audionautix http://audionautix.com Greasy Wheels - Apple Funky Folk Long - Apple Various - in house Sponsors: This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by listener support and the following SHOW SPONSORS.  Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com Overland Expo: www.overlandexpo.com IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com About Adventure Rider Radio: This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com. Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/. This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support. Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.
4/6/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sidetracked - Running a Few Years Late | Everything Overland

Taking Slow Travel to an Unbelievable Level In 1999, Ian Coates set out for an adventure that was supposed to be just four months. But, he got a bit sidetracked and was a few years late. He had no plan, no map, just the desire to explore and experience, and a positive, easy going attitude that literally took him places. He experienced cultures and people in ways that most of us miss as we rush from place to place. An incredible tolerance for things that go wrong and patience that is almost unbelievable, retirement just may have been the best thing that ever happened to Ian.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ian.coates.923 Twitter: https://twitter.com/iancoateshonda Overland Expo Overland Expo was founded in 2009, an event drawing in people from all over the world to both the West and East of the United States. The goal was to inspire people to do overland explorations and to educate in the necessary skills and resources. Founded by Roseann Hanson, together with her husband, Jonathan Hanson, they oversee all that goes in to the event. Roseann has been passionate about the outdoors since a young age, she’s travelled all over the world, and has worked in the adventure field as a *guide, journalist and conservation program director. She’s been involved with many outdoor, exploration and environmental organizations, is a Tread Lightly Trainer and Land Rover Driver Trainer.  Jonathan’s passions include both land and sea adventures, from Land Cruisers to sea kayaks. Through his travels around the world he’s experienced diverse cultures such as the Seri Indians and the Inuit. Journalist and author of a dozen books, he also teaches outdoor and off-road techniques including *tracking, natural history writing and 4WD techniques. He’s involved with many conservation and outdoor organizations. To find out more about Overland Expo West & East go to their website at www.overlandexpo.com. Sponsors: This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by listener support and the following SHOW SPONSORS.  Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com Motobriiz: www.motobriiz.com Offgrid Moto: www.offgridmoto.com IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com Music: DreamSynth_-_Sax_Planet http://ccmixter.org/content/DreamSynth/DreamSynth_-_Sax_Planet.mp2013 DreamSynth Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ [Modified] Be a good punk - Monplaisir http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monplaisir/Surtout_ne_pas_se_perdre_vol2_2011-2018/Monplaisir_-_Surtout_ne_pas_se_perdre_vol2_2011-2018_-_14_Be_a_good_punk [Modified] Guitalele's Happy Place (ft. Kara Square (mindmapthat) 2017 Stefan Kartenberg Licensed to the public under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ [Modified] Sixties Short Rock - Apple Greasy Wheels Long - Apple About Adventure Rider Radio: This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com. Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/. This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support. Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.
3/29/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 34 seconds
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Choosing ADV Tires Needn’t be so Hard | Tips for Spooning Tires and Breaking Beads

If you ride 70 percent of your time on the street and 30 percent in dirt, you could be expected to buy, what’s called a 70/30 tire. But what does that really mean? And is it the right tire for your planned use for your motorcycle?
 Find out how tread patterns are designed, how the tire compound affects traction, why tire inflation may cause you to lose your blocks when we talk to Jeff Reid from Continental Tire in the USA. 

 And David Petersen from BestRest Products talks about breaking beads with the Tire Iron Bead Breaker. He has some great insider tips and techniques to make tire changing a breeze. Jeff Reid (Continental Tire USA): www.conti-moto.com 
David Petersen (BestRest Products): www.cyclepump.com Sponsors: This episode of Adventure Rider Radio is made possible by the following SHOW SPONSORS. Please support ARR by supporting our sponsors.
 Max BMW: www.maxbmw.com
 BestRest Products: www.cyclepump.com
 Green Chile Adventure Gear: www.greenchileadv.com MotoBird Adventures: www.motobirdadventures.com
 IMS Products: www.imsproducts.com Music: colourbox [modified] by urmymuse: http://ccmixter.org/files/urmymuse/45808 Funky Long - Apple Big Band - Apple Greasy Wheels - Apple About Adventure Rider Radio: This adventure motorcycle travel podcast is brought to you by Canoe West Media, producers of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW, motorcycle travel roundtable discussions. Listen to other episodes at www.adventureriderradio.com. Don't miss an episode by subscribing to the podcast on our website or to your favourite podcast app. To keep up with ARR news, like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AdventureRiderRadio/. This podcast is free to download, you can help support the show by making a donation at www.adventureriderradio.com/support. Transcript: Go to www.adventureriderradio.com and see the episode show notes to read the transcript.