Kevin Chow is a planner. And for years he planned to go on a motorcycle trip around the world. He rode south from Canada in to Mexico and beyond to Ushuaia, and speaking little to no Spanish he even managed to communicate with the locals and to get through some hairy road blocks. And just two months in to his trip, Kevin found that even the most well laid plans can change, and being flexible is the best plan.
Max McAllister is the President of Traxxion Dynamics, manufacturer of suspension components for motorcycles and mountain bikes. In this episode he talks about what motorcycle suspension dampening is and how to set it up.
What do you do when your motorcycle stalls or stops on a hill? How do you get going again? Or if you have to start at the bottom of a hill with no momentum? Clinton Smout, head instructor at Smart Adventures in Ontario, Canada, talks about techniques to help you improve your hill starts.
When seasoned rider, Sue Hollis, left on her first long distance motorcycle trip, she had no idea if she would find the answers she was looking for. Riding in the United States and Canada, through deserts and over mountains, in sunshine and torrential downpours, she made life changing connections and discovered things about herself that would change the way she lives.
When motorcyclists ride in the same position for long periods of time, they may be at risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Edema. When riding you may or may not be able to straighten or move your knees and hips. And riding in this limited position for hours on end as well as wearing snug fitting riding pants increases the risk. Dr Liza Thomas, an emergency physician, explains what DVT and Edema are, as well as how these medical conditions happen and what factors put you at higher risk of developing them.
Water crossings by motorcycle can be unnerving, and there's a lot to consider before you even contemplate dipping your tires in to the water. So before you plow straight in, Pat Jacques from ADV Woman, a retired pro motocross racer and riding instructor, has some important riding tips and techniques for water crossings that you need to know. Learn about the dangers, approaches and methods.
No matter what border you’re crossing, you’re going to have to deal with customs officials. Peter Sweetser, a former customs officer, gives an insider view of customs agents and what they’re looking for, with some tips, advice and best practices to help you get across any border smoothly.
Michnus and Elsebie Olivier started their motorcycle travel lifestyle in 2010 when they took a trip through Africa. Riding small motorcycles, called piki pikis in Swahili, they were hooked on travel and never looked back. A lot of travel tips packed in to this episode, Michnus & Elsebie inspire and share their experiences with moto travellers.