Posts filed under Motorcycle

Calling For Help From Above

Anyone who is in to adventuring in the wilderness will at some time find themselves in remote locations with no communication to the rest of the world. When in the back of beyond, you still have loved ones to consider at home and a responsibility to them and yourself to seek help if something goes wrong. Depending on where you are, you may not readily have outside help available.
Fortunately, there is a solution to a dilemma or emergency, there is a way to call for help… from above. 

Just Keep on Riding with Geoff Thomas & What We Ride - Gear Review

After putting almost a million miles on a motorbike as a courier in London, Geoff Thomas decided to pack it in, and in April, 2008, embarked on a motorcycle to travel the world. He took along with him the ashes of his parents to be delivered to his brother in California, while en route. On his return to England in November, 2008, he found that his rented apartment in Essex had burnt down, with all his belongings in it. Left only with his motorcycle and what was packed on it, he just decided to just keep on riding. 

Motorcycle Fitness: Simple Solutions to Get Fit | Rider Skills: Obstacles, Body Position & Weight Transfer

Thom Rieck is an Exercise Specialist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer and PEAK Pilates Instructor. He has been working as a personal trainer for over 10 years and he’s also an avid motorcyclist. 
Thom has been riding since the age of 2, believe it or not, when his father took him out on his ’74 Honda CB 250 in a car seat. He now rides a 1995 BMW K75S, all on his own.

Publishing a Motorcycle Travel Book - Road Dog Publications | Adventure Travel Author - Zoe Cano

If you’ve ever thought about publishing a motorcycle travel book, Mike Fitterling, publisher at Road Dog Publications tells us what he looks for in a book. And Zoe Cano, British motorcycle adventure travel author, who’s had books published by Road Dog, tells us about the trips she’s done that have inspired her to write about them.

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.

A Motorcycle Contest Adventure | Rider Skills: Weightless Rider

Luis Castilla started riding a motorcycle as therapy to help him deal with the death of his parents. It was something he became passionate about and in 2014, Luis and a friend rode from Mexico City to the Arctic Circle and back on BMW motorcycles. 
Then in 2015, Luis Castilla entered the Discover More competition with Harley-Davidson.

Jeffrey Polnaja - The Impossible Journey; Motorcycle Shipping by Land or Sea

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. 

Electric Motos - Neck Braces - ARR Show Announcement: ARR RAW

Most people ride motorcycles for pleasure, and many as a means or preferred means of transportation. We are quite used to our gas powered engines, with lots of torque, tanks that hold enough fuel to travel long distances and easy refuelling stations. Hey, it’s a tradition and who doesn’t love to hear the power in their engine?

Motorcycle Accidents - Important Tips on How to Handle A Collision / Rider Skills: Wheel Slip

Matt Danielson rode a motorcycle from the Atlantic to the Pacific in 43 hours and 36 minutes, he’s also ridden all over the states and takes regular trips with his co-workers. Matt, who rides a Harley-Davidson Road Glide, is a lawyer with The Motorcycle Law Group in Richmond, Virginia. He’s also a lobbyist for motorcycle riders rights. 

78: 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.

77: Alicia Sornosa Spanish Moto-Explorer - Lawrence Hacking with New Africa Twin Motorcycle

Alicia Sornosa is the first Spanish woman to ride around the world on a motorcycle. She lives to ride and travel, and says life is short and that the world is big, so she wants to explore and see as much of the world as she possibly can.

76: Michelle Hope - The Motorcycle Gypsy

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

75: Mushers & Motorcycles - The 9 Minute Moto Film Festival

Nevil Stow, an ex-dogsled guide, is a world adventure motorcycle rider. His fervor for riding and other adventures, has progressed into the 9 Minute Moto Film Festival at the Mad Dog Cafe in Dead Mans Flats in Alberta...Talk motorcycles, and Max Stratton gets excited. His enthusiasm and passion for motorcycling is heard in his voice...

74: Have Dog, Will Travel - Mallory Paige, Baylor and Rufio star in Operation Moto Dog

Fear of not knowing enough, not having enough money or not having the right equipment. Fear of what our friends or family might think, fear of being alone. The biggest hurdle is getting past all that, and making up your mind to just do it. 

73: 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,

72: Forest People and Picture Books

Shirley Hardy Rix and Brian Rix are seasoned world travellers and they have most recently been on a trip which includes Russia and the Stans. We’ve had them on the show in previous episodes giving us mini updates as to how their journey was going, and now, being back again in Australia

70: Pan-American Highway, Motorbikes & Friends - Good Things Come in Threes

This is a story about friendship, trust and adventure. Steve Mason, Raymond Danton and Wilson Hutchison were friends and biking buddies in Southwest Scotland in their teens. They eventually drifted apart to different lives, as many of us do, living in different countries...

59: Dream Racer - Extreme Motorbike Adventure - Christophe Barriere-Varju

The Dakar Rally is the world’s toughest off-road endurance race, an annual event where racers push themselves to the limit to compete in what has been said to be the most dangerous race, with great challenges in extreme conditions. And Christophe Barriere-Varju has been one of those die-hard competitors, having been in the Dakar Rally four times...

47: Motorcycle Adventures in Peru

Destination Peru

Peru may be the ultimate adventure motorcycling destination. Alberto Lara and Naomi Tweddle share their travel experience about Peru.