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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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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 advent…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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? P…
 
Are you a travel addict? If you are you probably have some questions about motorcycle travel. Like, how long should you wait before you take a new bike on an extended trip? What’s the best way to carry water? If you’re not in to social media, what other ways can you connect with riders and travellers? And how do you deal with an overloaded motorbik…
 
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…
 
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 mee…
 
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…
 
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 t…
 
It’s the outrageous, the outliers, that seem to be the most memorable, sometimes locals and other times travellers themselves. Who are these outrageous people? And what’s it like to stay in a hostel? When, if ever, are you too old to say at a hostel? Which accommodations best connect a traveller with culture and their new surroundings? More motorcy…
 
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…
 
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 choi…
 
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…
 
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 decidin…
 
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 moto…
 
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…
 
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 fortuna…
 
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 Austr…
 
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…
 
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 wi…
 
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…
 
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 ju…
 
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 Alti…
 
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 rid…
 
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…
 
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 unprepa…
 
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