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 at adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to rate and review us on your favourite podcast app.
1 hr 25 min
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 and in 2014 he followed his dream to tour the world by motorcycle. 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 photos and link at adventureriderradio.com
1 hr 35 min
Sometimes in life 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 in all over the world and kindness in strangers. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe to Adventure Rider Radio and RAW. More photos and episodes at adventureriderradio.co
A few years ago Benji Brundin went through some major life changes and decided that the best course of action was to break from conventional life. So he bought a van and outfitted it for adventure, then headed out to circumnavigate Australia with a dirt bike strapped to the back. He had never ridden a motorcycle before, but ADV 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. More at adventureriderradio.co
1 hr 27 min
The Harley-Davidson Pan America is an “adventure touring” motorcycle soon to be released. There’s been mixed reactions amongst the ADV moto community, as H-D has traditionally been known for big and loud bikes. We went to H-D and to industry expert Tim Calhoun to get answers to some of our biggest questions including what’s behind the thought process of the H-D breaking in to the ADV motorcycle market with the Pan America? Will the ADV moto community embrace the Pan America? More at adventureriderra
1 hr 27 min
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 at adventureriderradio.com. Don't forget to rate and review us on iTunes and tell your friends about us!
1 hr 15 min
If you were planning a motorcycle trip to Africa what bike would you choose to take? Would you consider a 1951 Harley Panhead, a hard tail? That’s just what Gareth Jones from South Wales rode on his African adventure and 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 at adventureriderradio.com
1 hr 56 min
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 at adventureriderradio.com.
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 writing. On this episode, a conversation with the adventurer who helped paved the way for long distance motorcycle travel. More at adventureriderradio
1 hr 16 min
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 episodes at adventureriderradio.com.
1 hr 7 min