Posts filed under Training

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.

Motorcycle Sidecars: Your Next Adventure? | Rider Skills: Gravel Roads

Driving A Sidecar Outfit: David L. Hough

David Hough is the author of Driving A Sidecar Outfit, a text book published by the Sidecar Safety Program in 1997. He's also the director of the Sidecar Safety Program, which offers a Sidecar driving training program. David talks with Jim about learning how to ride a motorcycle with a sidecar and what's involved.

7000 KM on an Electric Motorcycle | From MX Racer to Women's Off-Road Riding Coach

Trui Hanoulle is a motorcycle traveler, that looks for adventure out of her comfort zone, and recently that included doing a solo trip on an electric Zero motorcycle from her home in Belgium to Istanbul. And Pat Jacques, retired MX racer and founder of ADVWoman, teaches women off-road riding skills and hosts the annual ADVWoman Rally in Colorado.

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.

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.

Skid Plates & Crash Bars - Chris "Teach" McNeil | Rider Skills: Improving Rider Visibility

No matter how much riding you've done or how experienced you are, there's always the possibility that your bike may go down. Be it from losing your footing while off-road riding or just from it toppling over for some random reason, you will want the best protection for your motorcycle. 

Proof Positive - Motorcycle Riding Good for the Soul | Rider Skills: Rider Wear

Anyone who rides a motorcycle can probably tell you that riding a motorcycle isn’t just a form of transportation, it’s an experience. When you return from a motorcycle ride, you are energized and happy. Many motorcyclists refer to riding as their therapy. Feel bad? Need to sort out a problem? Ride. It works. Motorcycle riding releases endorphins which improve moods. Simple as that. 

Find Your Way 'Round & Don't Fall Down | Rider Skills: Riding in Sand

From Argentina to Alaska, a ride that Steve Mason and his two Scottish friends shared as part of a reunion after more than 20 years apart. An epic adventure, he shares some great tips discovered by doing the trip and talks about his experiences.

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.

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.

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.

40: Should You Take an Off-Road Riding School Course? | China Motorcycle Documentary in the Making

We look at off-road riding schools beginning with PSSOR this week. Do you really need lessons to ride your adventure bike off road or can you learn through the school of hard knocks. After-all isn't that how the pros learned?

4: Mondo Enduro - First Moto Adventure Film? Maybe..

Austin talks about his round the world trip which culminated in the film, Mondo Enduro. He also discusses his philosophy behind using only small displacement bikes on his trips, what worked and what didn't work for him and his motley crew on this well documented adventure.