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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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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…
 
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 …
 
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 yo…
 
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…
 
A broad look at motorcycle travel and is it still in it’s prime, has it passed it’s prime and how is it changing? And have you had any run ins with dogs or wild animals in your travels? How do you deal with it? The panel answers these questions and more. Photos and links can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. If you've enjoyed this…
 
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 w…
 
Ali Peberdy has been riding motorcycles for about forty years, she’s worked as a police officer and some of those years she was a motorcycle cop. She’s ridden thousands of miles in and around Europe with her friends and now in retirement she’s discovering a whole new world of riding. She’s just about to embark on a solo trip in Europe and has had t…
 
When you think ‘road hazards’, some of the obvious come to mind. Pot holes, uneven road surfaces, debris… those are just a few of the hazards we have to watch for, but the ones that are of the most concern are the ones you may not even think of. Clinton Smout has seen the statistics that prove that the road hazards he talks about today are ones tha…
 
For the solo rider, or the times when any rider finds themselves solo and having an adventure, it doesn’t take much to find yourself in a situation where your motorcycle has landed on its side, or worse, off the road or trail. This is when one of these techniques will help rescue, retrieve or unstuck your motorcycle. Featured is David Petersen, Chr…
 
Repairs sometimes need to be done in a pinch, on the side of the road or at the top of a mountain. On this episode we talk about temporary repairs and the unusual fixes we’ve come up with. Also, Michelle Lamphere tells us about Rocky Mountain Oysters, and we talk about other unusual, but good tasting cultural foods that the hosts of RAW have come a…
 
Clinton Smout, a regular on our Rider Skills segments, just returned from a trip to the Yukon, where he was the sweep and support rider for a commercial trip organizer. While he was on the trip, Jim and Clinton connected to talk about the Yukon and his experience in the Dusk to Dawn event in Dawson. After Clinton arrived back in Ontario, he called …
 
Seventeen years of continuous travel by motorcycle has come to an end for Lisa and Simon Thomas as Lisa’s health and a pandemic has changed everything for them. A few years ago they bought a home in Wales but continued on with their travels, until they were forced to return home. Now, after two and a half years Lisa and Simon are well settled in th…
 
Dustin Evans has spent a lot of time travelling by motorcycle, living and working off a bike for eight years. He’s been to 132 countries, but one country that is particularly interesting to him is Indonesia. Although Dustin’s been hesitant to tell others about his experiences of Indonesia, with concerns of the country becoming overrun and changed, …
 
Whether you’re storing your motorcycle in another country while you fly back home for a while, doing winter storage or just parking it for a few months, there are some basic things you should do so that when you’re ready to fire your bike back up again, it actually starts and runs. And if you happen to be planning to leave your bike in another coun…
 
Bert Boute is, or was, a product designer. He’s now what you might call a nomad, traveling around the world on his Africa Twin motorcycle. In Bert’s family he’s not the black sheep, he’s not the odd one out, actually it was his parents that introduced him to the idea of exploring the world through travel beyond a vacation. In fact, Bert’s own grand…
 
Perhaps you’ve never doing any big scale travel before or you have limited funds but want to get a taste of travel. This episode is for the average rider who wants to leave from their backyard and experience an adventure.All this and more, on this month’s RAW featuring your co-hosts from around the world. Photos and links can be found on our websit…
 
Sometimes when the unexpected happens it can be a good thing, and for Tiffani Burkett it turned out to be a very good thing. After losing her job, Tiffani decided to take the opportunity to go on a motorcycle trip. That trip led to more travel, a new career and to meeting someone who would become very important in her life. Photos and links can be …
 
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…
 
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