Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast
Adventure Rider Radio Motorcycle Podcast
Canoe West Media
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.
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.
Sep 22
1 hr 42 min
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.
Sep 15
1 hr 25 min
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
Sep 8
1 hr 39 min
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
Sep 1
1 hr 40 min
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
Aug 25
1 hr 20 min
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
Aug 18
1 hr 8 min
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
Aug 11
1 hr 6 min
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
Aug 4
1 hr 16 min
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
Jul 28
1 hr 15 min
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
Jul 21
1 hr 22 min
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