Having a strong grip is an important part of motorcycle riding to ensure you have proper control when it comes to the front brake, clutch and throttle. Bret Tkacs explains how to maintain your hand strength in the off season and how it affects your riding. We also look back on ARR episodes from the past year, finding inspiration, education and laughter, as we wind down Season 4 of Adventure Rider Radio.
PSSOR Instructor, Bret Tkacs, talks about group riding dynamics. Two methods of keeping your group riding together without eating each other’s dust or following dangerously close. Both these methods allow you to keep track of the entire group while you ride and other tips, including how to handle yourself when riding with a group.
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.
Between 2010 and 2013, Dylan Wickrama was on a world trip on his motorcycle. He left with no plans and he had a tight budget. On his trip he covered 210,000 km and road through 80 countries, starting in Switzerland and ending in Argentina. His RTW trip wasn’t about speed, distance or setting records, but it was about exploring the world, meeting people and discovering places.
A Very Extended Motorcycle Trip with Petra and Anders Stridfeldt & Rider Skills - How to Handle Your Bike When Not Moving with Bret Tkacs
With their three sons grown and moved out, Petra and Anders felt what they called boredom, that loss we all feel when we’ve worked and lived to raise our families, and then being needed comes to an end. So they came up with a plan to ride their motorcycles around the world.
In October 2014, Liz and her partner Con Feyen set out to travel from Australia to London with a 12 month window planned for their trip. They had sold, stored or donated all their belongings, except for what they needed for the trip, and while it may seem scary to some people, they were excited about the freedom of being homeless and jobless and without “stuff”. Liz felt no trepidations about not being a very experienced motorcycle rider, and happily set out for London.
Before Jeffrey started his around the world motorcycle trip back in 2006, he heard the word “impossible” over and over again. Jeffrey comes from a country where solo world travel isn’t readily embraced by their culture, and travel is more often done in groups.
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.
13: Newbie Rider Lisa Morris Tackles Adventure with Jason Spafford | Graham Field's Tank Box Makes Sense
Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris are really just getting going on their motorcycle adventure. After a month on a ship getting to South America (not a cruise ship) they arrive and find that newbie rider Lisa Morris has what it takes to keep getting up and riding on.
Dr Greg Frazier, author, film producer and motorcycle adventurer discusses his thoughts on packing and camping after five round the world trips.