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Motorcycle travel roundtable discussions with ARR RAW is a spin-off from the very popular Adventure Rider Radio Podcast and Radio Show. This monthly ADV motorcycle podcast is hosted by Adventure Rider Radio's Jim Martin with co-hosts, Graham Field, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson, Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix. The show also has guests.
 
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We’re all itching to get out and ride again after what’s been a very long year or more of restrictions. Maybe you have a growing bucket list or you just want to plan an adventure that’s off the charts. We know motorcycling is good for our mental health, and we’re hoping that countries open up to travellers again soon, so is it time to start plannin…
 
What if you wanted to do a world trip but not all at once, ride for a few months then return home for a few months? What are some of the things that you would need to consider when it comes to storage and leaving your motorcycle behind? And what kind of bike would be best for different types of travel you might be doing while on that trip? More RAW…
 
To wash or not to wash? Tips about keeping clean on the road, personal hygiene, clothes and what to do when nature calls. And do you see yourself as a motorcyclist who travels or a traveler who rides a motorcycle and does that even matter? More motorcycle travel episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio.com. Want to help ou…
 
At the roundtable on this episode of RAW we talk about obstacles or other bizarre things that we have had to get our motorcycles around, across or over, and some outlandish incidents we’ve had on the road. And should you and how do you hide those things that just might get you in trouble at border crossings? More motorcycle travel episodes availabl…
 
Regular riding routines, travel, getting together with other riders and events are just some of the things that have been affected in the past year. But while we are missing those things, perhaps we are learning to appreciate the things we didn’t take notice of before. And while we wait to get back to some sense of normal we are finding ways to rep…
 
Sorting out how to get started is often one of the most difficult parts of any adventure. Just about every rider who’s done an extended trip by motorcycle will tell you about the places they’ve seen, the cultures they’ve been immersed in and the friends that they’ve made. And while the stories may be what inspires you to travel, what you really nee…
 
If you could design a motorcycle specifically for overlanding, what would your requirements be? And with all the information coming at us from all different directions, how do you sort out the noise about what to take on a bike trip and how to plan it, and what can you do to keep your pillion more comfortable? More motorcycle travel episodes availa…
 
From all around the world, in the far corners of Bulgaria, England, Australia and Canada, the RAW panel once again meets to answer listener questions about they stay in the zone while riding their motorcycles and how they deal with loneliness while on a long distance road trip. More episodes available on Adventure Rider Radio at adventureriderradio…
 
There are many ingredients that go in to making the perfect motorcycle adventure including the destination, how many hours you ride each day, planning and more. And everyone has their own rules they live by, even when travelling. Perhaps it’s what you will accept as appropriate accommodations, where you will eat or how you deal with police and othe…
 
On this episode, motorcycle stories that were never meant to be told - like Grant Johnson running from the police, Sam Manicom using his newly acquired F800GS to bend someone else’s sheet metal before he even gets it off the centre stand, Brian Rix almost losing his shot at the police academy all over a gold bikini top, Shirley Hardy-Rix discovers …
 
If you could go back in time and give yourself some nuggets of information about travel, what would that be? And have you ever found yourself fully packed to go on a trip to only look behind you and see more gear you missed, but there’s no space left on the bike? The panel has got you covered with some great tips that will make all the difference o…
 
Taking into consideration what travel was like in the past, changes in contemporary travel, and now with recent restrictions in place around the world, what will motorcycle travel look like in the coming year, two years and even five years? Will countries still be open to travellers? Will people be as quick to offer help or be willing to accept mot…
 
Everyone’s had those days on a trip, where you find yourself stranded somewhere - maybe due to a breakdown or a mishap - some places you couldn’t wait to get out of and some you might have wanted to stay a few days extra. And something that might come in handy when you’re stuck in those places is some local slang. And then once you head out on the …
 
What’s the difference between motorcycle touring and adventure riding? When you have no set plans and don’t fit in to the norm for official requirements, what do you do? And when you have no mechanical knowledge, and getting a motorcycle serviced on a trip could present some problems, do you carry your own diagnostic tools? All this and more, with …
 
How does attitude play a role in travel? And are we downplaying the inherent dangers and risk of travel? Is motorcycle travel safe? 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 …
 
Finding wild camping in some places can be a challenge, we have some tips and talk about some apps that can help in finding the perfect camp site to lay your head at night. And some countries may experience political unrest which could have some impact on travellers, how should you best deal with that? And should you just buy the motorcycle that is…
 
Everyone, at some point or another, has gone cheap on something while travelling. Perhaps on insurance, bike parts, prep work for a trip or hiring a fixer at a border. And what you may have found out after the fact is that it actually cost you more. And do you have a contingency plan in place for when something goes wrong when you’re on a trip with…
 
What can you do to avoid run-ins with the law before they happen while traveling? How should you handle corrupt police? There are also some strange traffic laws in different countries that you might be surprised to find out about - by receiving a ticket. And do you really need an adventure bike to do an around the world trip? Round table talks with…
 
When going on a trip to another country, what are your options? Should you rent or buy? What about insurance and the paper work involved? How do you protect your backpack from being stolen? And we ask the RAW travel panel if there was one thing they could do to improve the way they travel, what would it be? Please rate and review the show on iTunes…
 
There are 1.4 billion insects per person in the world, and chances are you’re probably going to come in to contact with some while traveling, because they’re found everywhere you go. The RAW panel talks about their experiences with bugs and that topic leads in to climate change and the impact it may have on motorcycle travel. Please rate and review…
 
Who have you met in your travels that has made an impression on you? How long does it take you before you realize that time is no longer important when on a trip and you should stop looking at your watch? In what ways has travel changed you? Is there a difference between long travel and short travel in making these changes in a person? All this and…
 
What do you do when you find yourself in a situation where you're in over your head? On this episode of RAW we discuss how we deal with awkward, stressful or difficult situations. And do you have a bucket list? Find out what Sam Manicom, Graham Field, Grant Johnson, and Shirley and Brian Rox have on theirs, maybe get some ideas and inspiration for …
 
What are some things we can do to keep riding as long as we can? What adventure hacks can make travel simpler? And should you borrow someone’s bike just to try riding a different motorcycle? Roundtable talks by some of the best known adventure travellers and authors in the world. Listen to and download more RAW episodes on our website or on your fa…
 
When is a story a good story? And with all the spectacular places in the world to visit, how do you choose where to go to? These and more questions answered by some of the most informative and witty adventure travellers and authors in the world. Or should we just google it? For more RAW episodes and to listen to Adventure Rider Radio go to https://…
 
Motorcycle travel talks by some of the most informative and witty adventure travellers and authors in the world. Conversations brought to the table this month include common mistakes that motorcycle travellers make and should adventures be planned or happen spontaneously. For more on this episode https://adventureriderradio.com/arr-raw/. Listen to …
 
Motorcycle talks by some of the most informative and witty adventure travellers and authors in the world. Conversations brought to the table this month include dealing with wind noise on longer motorbike trips, protecting the privacy of those whose photos you take while on a trip, and how travel influencers are making an impact and changing the way…
 
Moto talks by some of the most informative and witty adventure travellers and authors in the world. Conversations brought to the table this month include near misses on the road, travelling on a ural and the future of motorcycle travel on electric bikes. And while in India, Graham Field finds out what it’s like to be the target of what could be cre…
 
A big part of trip planning is cost, and budgeting for meals and accommodations, let alone fuel and the unexpected, can be a bit overwhelming. The panel discusses travelling on the cheap in Mexico, Central and South America. And everyone has memorable riding experiences in their life that stand out more than others. We talk about those special mome…
 
An easy going chat about buying and selling motorcycles, and some strange and unusual places and experiences that these riders have discovered while on their travels. Round table discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. To get links and find out more about this episode and others go to https://adventurerid…
 
What tires do these experienced motorcycle riders use and how do you handle cultural and political differences while travelling in different countries. Round table discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. For links and more about this episode go to https://adventureriderradio.com/arr-raw. If you like this …
 
This month the RAW panelists discuss the logistics of travel visas, minimizing gear, random acts of kindness, do we identify as riders or travellers, music while riding and the moto wave. Motorcycle travel discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. To find out more about this episode go to https://adventurer…
 
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode: Different ways to chronicle your trip, managing weight on your motorcycle, times when the panel have had to improvise on tools, and what to do with your gear when you have to park your motorcycle overnight. For more on this episode…
 
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. On this episode: How to know the difference between a gut feeling that is well worth following and paranoia. And when everything goes pear shaped and y…
 
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. This episode of RAW is dedicated to cooking and eating on the road while motorcycle camping and travelling. Tips on what to take and more. Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. For more on …
 
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode the hosts have to pull together to find the missing Grant first. Then they discuss multi climate moto clothing, adventure snobs, automatic transmission motorcycles, language barriers, and micro adventure trips. And all the while, Ji…
 
Overheated, Under-Rated, Loud & Too Small? Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode the hosts discuss cooling vests, small ADV bikes, destinations that were a pleasant surprise, and what they listen to when they ride. Funny, entertaining and educational! Featuring Grant Jo…
 
Overheated, Under-Rated, Loud & Too Small? Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode the hosts discuss cooling vests, small ADV bikes, destinations that were a pleasant surprise, and what they listen to when they ride. Funny, entertaining and educational! Featuring Grant Jo…
 
ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers - Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. ARR RAW February 2018 Topics: Where Do You Rest Your Arse? Ideas for comfortable camp chairs, camp pads, and other ingenious ideas. Yellow Tents: In the January episode of RAW we tal…
 
ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. ARR RAW February 2018 Topics:When you're on a trip, you still need to look after home responsibilities, how do you do that when far from home? Have you ever had an "aha moment", when y…
 
ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers On this months RAW, at the round table we discuss if you really need a tent to go overlanding, is physical fitness important for a motorcycle trip, handling money in different countries and going to the toilet. Tents: Do you really need to go overlanding with a tent? Fitness: Is b…
 
Christmas With the RAW Panel: Sometimes our travels take us to far away places, away from family and the homes we know. And we spend holidays and Christmas with new friends in strange places. Each of the hosts on the RAW panel share special memories of places they have spent this time of year. Listener Questions: Many thanks to RAW listeners who ha…
 
ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. Basic Mechanical Knowledge For Motorcycle Travel: What is the absolute minimum mechanical knowledge you should have before undertaking an extended trip? And what things should you be checking regularly to p…
 
ARR RAW Listeners Questions Answered: Scott McQueen: What are costs like on RTW trips? How do you not run out of money? Mike Jacobson: Can Graham recommend some useful hair products for dry hair I can use in the coming Australian summer? ;) Serious question this time: charging technology on a motorcycle. Phones are relatively easy to charge on a bi…
 
ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Travellers On this months RAW, at the round table we discuss travelling in poverty stricken areas, how we make our dreams of motorcycle travel come true, being an adventure addict and dealing with wanderlust. Travel in Poverty Stricken Areas: When we are travelling we often spend a lot of time in areas where peo…
 
ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Travellers On the 20th episode of ARR RAW, moto travellers and authors discuss being prepared for road side motorcycle travel emergencies, what they recommend you should carry just in case you find yourself in an urgent situation and how to sleep comfortably while camping. Motorcycle Emergency Preparedness Plan:…
 
I Can’t Believe I Rode Through That! The most extreme conditions we have ever ridden through, how we dealt with it, and what we would do different as a result. How Did it All Begin? ARR Listener Question: How did you get started motorcycle travelling? What got you into it? Your stories. How Do We Fit All This Crap in There? How a couple on one bike…
 
We put it to our listeners to let us know what questions they had for the panel on ARR RAW. What a fantastic response we got, so many questions that it isn't possible to answer them all in this one episode. So, we chose a few and asked Grant, Graham, Sam, Shirley and Brian for their input. In this episode we discuss what we're noticing about younge…
 
Jim Martin and the co-hosts on ARR RAW talk about what you need to consider when looking for a place to put your head down for the night, and how to handle doing maintenance on your bike when travelling. Ideal Camping: when choosing somewhere to camp overnight, what are the things you look for that make an ideal camp spot? camp away or near the roa…
 
What do you like most about being on the road on a motorcycle? What do you get out of it? And what happens when your adventure comes to an end and you have to go back home, back to work, back to living a 'normal' life? Sam Manicom - Author of motorcycle adventure books: Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns & Tortillas to Totems - www.sam-ma…
 
Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin On this episode, Jim Martin and the RAW co-hosts talk about handling medications, how to get prescriptions filled, and more. And if you're planning on taking a motorcycle trip in the near future, they've got some great tips on what you need to consider …
 
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