Posts filed under Planning

7 Travel Tips You Should Know Before You Go | Best Cold Weather Riding Socks Ever

Planning a motorcycle adventure trip takes a lot and can be exhausting. And sometimes it’s the simple things you don’t think about when planning, that can make all the difference in your trip. We went to some experts who’ve done a lot of travelling and asked them what tips they would give to someone planning a motorcycle trip, tips that you might not have thought of. We talked to Rene Cormier from Renedian Adventures, and to authors and travellers, Graham Field and Sam Manicom. And we’ve also discovered the best cold weather riding sock ever, and to tell you all about it we spoke with Duke Lambert from Pearly’s Possum Socks.

Addicted to Moto Travel - Paul and Neake Hannaby

Paul and Neake Hannaby left for a six month motorcycle adventure, with no concrete plan in mind other than exploring the East Coast of the United States and then seeing how they felt. But, there’s a danger to this kind of travel. They’ve now been on the road for going on three years, and at this point, they don’t have any plans to return home, they’re just going to keep on going. They might be, what you call, addicted to travel. Also in this episode, another couple of riders give some valuable moto travel trips learned from experience.

Crossing Borders: Tips From a Former Custom's Official

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.

The Ups & Downs of a Well Planned Group Trip: Cartegena to Ushuaia

If a little is good wouldn’t a lot be better? When a group of experienced travellers plan a trip from Cartegena to Ushuaia they made sure they had fully equipped bikes, an extensive support system and contact network, even a support van and trailer equipped with a generator to charge accessories. When it comes to planning, due diligence is expected, but is meticulous planning better or a problem in itself?

Trip Notes & Lessons Learned From a New Adventure Traveler | Rider Skills: How to Start a Motorcycle on a Hill

Inspired by a Facebook post, Brent Carroll decided to get a motorcycle to do some adventure riding. After going to a Horizons Unlimited meet he was hooked on the idea of a long distance motorcycle trip, having met other riders who were travelling and exploring the world.

Holding Your Water - Motorcycle Adventure Liquid Storage: Oil, Water & Fuel

Water weighs in at  8.34 pounds per US Gallon or by the litre its .7 kg or 1.6 pounds, and humans need on average of 2.2 - 3 litres of water per day.
When we are packing for a motorcycle adventure, water and fuel are often left to the end to be fitted into whatever space remains, but considering the weight and bulk of liquids, not to mention the challenge of leakproof containers, perhaps it should be our first consideration.

Sam Chisholm - Teach Me to Surf, I'll Show You How to Ride a Horse & Bret Tkacs talks Rider Skills

Sam Chisholm is a helicopter pilot from Australia that was feeling the itch to have an adventure. He came up with a plan to ride a motorcycle from Argentina to Alaska, and so he quit his job and flew to South America. His two friends joined him and he's now half way through their adventure. They're proving that what seems impossible can be possible, by learning as they go.

Getting There is Half the Fun - Motorcycle Adventures - Will Wilkins & Kate Macdonell

After living in Australia for 12 years, Will & Kate were feeling homesick for the UK and decided it was time to go home. They could have just booked a flight and within the day been back home. But when opportunity knocks, why not open the door?
 

Best Tips for Extended Motorcycle Travel & Carl Reese - Endurance Rider Cannonball Run Record

You’ve probably heard of the Cannonball Baker or Cannonball Run. In 1933 Erwin George “Cannon Ball” Baker drove from New York City to Los Angeles in a Graham-Paige model 57 Blue Streak 8 in 53.5 hours. No one broke that record for 40 years.
 

Issa & Nita Breibish's Moto Journey - Getting from A to D

As so often happens in life, we get caught up in what society expects us to do. Get a good education, get a good job, buy a house, have the right furniture, clothes, gadgets… and so on. We are expected to live our life in the “normal” way. In the western culture, if you don’t have the big house and fancy cars, and everything that goes along with it, including debt and stress, well… you just aren’t living.

77: Ride More Often, Take An Off-Road Course...What's Your New Year's Resolution?

As we wrap up 2015, we thank all of you, our listeners, our guests and our sponsors. Wherever in the world you are, whatever your customs and traditions... dare to dream and always take the high road.

72: Michelle Lamphere - Sturgis to Ushuaia Via Labrador

Michelle Lamphere had a high stress career with a six-figure salary, that was eating up her life. She only found time to ride one of her motorcycles on weekends, something she loved to do. Until one day Michelle met Brian,

65: Walter Colebatch - Sibirsky Extreme

Well known adventurer on the ADVRider forum for his exploits in to Russia, Mongolia and the Stans, Walter Colebatch is considered to be an expert in that area of travel by motorcycle. His help is sought after by many who are planning to travel to those areas.

34: Tiffany Coates Grand Adventure Part 2 | Packing Light Avoids Travel Mistakes

Tiffany Coates Grand Adventures continued from last week. We left her in Timbuktu on the previous episode, so listen in to see where she ends up next.

22: Best Trip Planning Resource - Do Motorcycle Breakdowns Make the Trip?

On this episode of Adventure Rider Radio we speak with Don Parsons about his style of motorbike travel with a pickup, trailer and of course his motorcycle as well as the tremendous benefits of using local forums for trip planning.

In the second segment of the show Jonathon Gibson talks about riding his 1969 Royal Enfield from Sydney to London and how the “maintenance heavy” bike makes for an overall richer experience.

18: Solo vs Group Adventure Motorcycle Travel

Bill Hooykaas and Greg Powell with their Two Ways Down presentation from this year's HUBB meet in Ontario, Canada

ARR host Jim Martin and adventure rider and photographer Brent Henry discuss their experience and things to consider when traveling with a group and solo.

15: Jeremy Kroeker on Traveling South America and the Middle East & a Listen in at the HUBB Meet in Ontario

Jeremy Kroeker lives in Canmore Alberta but travelers the world and has a unique and light hearted way of relating to it. Jeremy talks about his two books on his moto journeys and his view of the world.

Adventure Rider Radio host Jim Martin stops by the Ontario, Canada Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting to see what happens behind closed doors - and open ones at that. 

14: Border Crossings by Motorcycle with Grant Johnson

Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited has the scoop on how to handle border crossings, muggers, fixers, bribes, cons and other border problems with some insider "secrets" on getting through the border with as little trouble as possible.

Crossing borders by motorcycle can be fun an interesting using Grant's methods and advice.