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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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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 C…
 
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 r…
 
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 …
 
If you needed more reasons to plan a trip then we’ve put together our lists of great ones. And the panel also has some great tips on how to pack and travel with electronics in all kinds of weather and conditions. All this and more, on this month’s RAW featuring your co-hosts from around the world. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supp…
 
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 Da…
 
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 …
 
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 trave…
 
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 thr…
 
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 crossin…
 
Sometimes riding with a partner can get complicated, be it a spouse, significant other or friends. We talk about the pros and cons of travelling with someone else, different methods you can use to make it work, and some things you should consider. We also talk about coping with heat while riding, camping or staying in a hotel and share some tricks …
 
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 th…
 
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 moto…
 
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 passi…
 
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…
 
On this episode of RAW, the things we get wrong about motorcycle travel, what it takes to be a motorbike traveller and camp kitchen tips. Join Jim and his co-hosts Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix, Sam Manicom, Michelle Lamphere and Grant Johnson for some great tips and laughs. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by goin…
 
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 th…
 
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 excelle…
 
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,…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
On this episode of RAW Sam Manicom finally shares a secret that he’s been keeping for quite some time, we talk about the possibilities of planning a trip in the near future and things not to do when you’re someone’s houseguest. Join Jim and his co-hosts Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix, Sam Manicom, Michelle Lamphere and Grant Johnson for some great ti…
 
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 t…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
On this episode of RAW we talk about dealing with pre-trip jitters, missing family and friends, and remember holidays spent away from home. Join Jim and his co-hosts Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix, Sam Manicom, Michelle Lamphere and Grant Johnson for some great tips and laughs. If you've enjoyed this episode please consider supporting this show by go…
 
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 ser…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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