In this week’s episode Jim and Warren Milner discuss how information on the internet, may incorrectly encourage or influence your decisions when it comes to motorcycle modifications. Also, on Rider Skills, PSSOR instructor, Bret Tkacs, talks about energy conservation when riding.
A motorcycle off or accident is something that no one really wants to talk about, but if you're a motorcycle rider, a pillion, or someone emotionally attached to a rider, we think about it now and again. And in this episode we address dealing with accidents, recovery and getting back on the bike.
Annette Birkmann dreamt about riding a motorcycle since she was a little girl, but it wasn’t until she was 30 years old that she got her motorcycle license. In 2006, she realized that she had reached the goals she had set for herself, but still felt unfulfilled, so she quit her job as an associate in a law firm in Denmark to go an an adventure.
Voni Glaves is one of two women who have ridden over a million miles on a BMW motorcycle. Back in the 1970's, Voni had no idea that women could ride motorcycles, but with encouragement from her husband Paul, she learned to ride just so they could take their kids on motorcycle camping trips.
This week on ARR we're in to Part 2 on custom fitting your bike to your body size with Grant Johnson from Horizons Unlimited. Grant's draws on his experience from being a motorcycle mechanic and dealer, as well as co-owner of Horizons Unlimited.
Brokentooth - Adventures Not of the Ordinary Kind & Rider Skills - How to Turn Your Bike in Tight Spots & Sam Manicom Tours USA
This week we talk to Oliver Solaro aka Brokentooth, who is always up for a challenge, especially when it comes to his KLR 650 and ice or water. Bret Tkacs, motorcycle riding instructor from PSSOR gives some great tips on how to turn your bike in tight situations. And Sam Manicom gives us a ride report on his motorcycle tour in the United States.
Two years ago we had Lisa Morris and Jason Spafford, Two Wheeled Nomad, on ARR. At the time Lisa was a newbie to riding, and the trip was just in the beginning stages. Recently, Jim talked with Lisa and Jason about what they've been up to as they plan the next leg of their adventure. Where are they headed to and is there any end in sight to their moto adventure?
Ukrainian Woman Solo World Rider Anna Grechishkina & Rider Skills with Bret Tkacs - When the Going Gets Stuck
Anna Grechishkina left Kiev, Ukraine in July, 2013 to follow her dreams of a trip around the world. Having fallen in love with motorcycling in 2005 when she got her license through the arduous Ukrainian licensing system, she started to take trips that were weeks to a few months long to different countries with friends. It seemed logical to morph in to a longer trip, perhaps a year or two riding around the world.
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.
Perhaps her name says it all, but when you hear Michelle Hope speak, it really instills in us the possibilities of throwing caution to the wind
With a true love for adventure and fun, Jacqui has been riding since she was 18 years old, and has toured around Europe twice on a scooter! In the last two years Jacqui Kennedy has been riding her Postie bike, which she calls Mo, around Australia and has covered over 47,000 km.
The ups and downs between riding with two bikes or one, for two riders. Brian Rix and Shirley Hardy-Rix discuss the pros and cons with host, Jim Martin. You'll be surpised what they say.
Canmore, Alberta, Canada Lasham and March Deal with Winter Riding
Here’s proof that you don’t need a big motorcycle to have a real adventure. Ed and his trusty Honda C90 have travelled around the world, visiting 36 countries and covering over 70,000 miles.
Alex Chacon's Story
36 countries in 500 days in just under 3 minutes. Hard to believe? Really. Meet Alex Chacon, an adventure motorcyclist who travelled from Alaska to Argentina and captured all the places he visited on a Gopro.
Postie Bike Rider - Nathan Millward Tours the GlobeNathan and Dorothy have enjoyed a special relationship over the years. Dorothy is getting up there in years, but after she retired from the Australian Postal service, she was still going strong and joined Nathan as he traversed around the world.
8: Grant Johnson, Horizons Unlimited on Bike Set-up. Sam Manicom, Traveller, Motorcyclist, Author - Part 1
Grant Johnson has also travelled the world but is likely best know for being the founder of Horizons Unlimited with his wife Susan. Grant and Susan help organize and host HU meets all over the world and at some of those meets, along with all the other demonstrations and informational talks, Grant does his demo on setting your bike up perfectly for you.
Next we have Sam Manicom whom spent eight years traveling the globe on his R90GS BMW motorcycle. He suffered through breakdowns, jail, court, ailments, injuries and had the time of his life doing it.
Sam talks about his travels, retails us with incredible stories, talk about bike mods - what worked and what didn't and far more.
The HUBB for overland travel is Horizons Unlimited and Grant Johnson is "the man" behind the scenes as well as in the scene.
Grant is a world traveller himself and has become an expert in the field of motorcycle travel through his own experience and through the input from the thousands of people that have helped the website grow to over one hundred and fourteen thousand pages!