37 ARR RAW: Near Misses, Credit Card Fraud, Travel by Ural and Going Electric

ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers - Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin.

FIND OUT MORE: To find out more about the co-hosts go to the RAW CO-HOST FEATURE PAGES: Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Graham Field and Sam Manicom.


On This Episode:

Graham Field: While in India, Graham Field finds out what it’s like to be the target of possible credit card fraud or even stolen identity.

Topic: Lessons learned from near misses on and off-road ~ Dan Collins

URALS:

Question: I'm interested in the group's thoughts on Urals as far as long distance rigs. Have you seen many out on the roads or know anyone who's done serious distance on one? ~ Nick Vicente

NEW HARLEY DAVIDSON ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE, ELECTRIC BIKES AND TRAVEL:

Discussion about Harley Davidson’s new e-bike and about electric motorcycles in general. Electric bikes are coming - what’s this going to mean for travel? Is it even possible to ride an electric bike through different countries? Is it realistic at all?


LINKS:

Sam Manicom has taken much of his valuable time to put together this list of useful links for RAW listeners:

URALS

American Borders: A solo circumnavigation of the United States borders on a Russian sidecar motorcycle by Carla King - Find the link to your favorite store at books2read.com/americanborders

Carla’s history of Ural on ADV Rider: https://advrider.com/f/threads/ural-2019-updates.1348553/page-2#post-36530808

Mark Tetreau, Scooter & Auto Source: https://www.facebook.com/scooterandautosource/ 

Esteban Rameriz Kalaber Creations: https://www.facebook.com/KalaberCreations/ 

ELECTRIC BIKES

Big thanks to Brit Journalist Paul Blezard for his thoughts and connections:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3MR4QuKpJc

https://www.linkedin.com/in/paul-blezard-53a2026/

(Paul, by the way, is editor of two of Sam’s books.)

Trui Hanoulle

https://adventureriderradio.com/adventure-rider-radio-episodes/2017/3/23/7000-km-on-an-electric-motorcycle-from-mx-racer-to-womens-off-road-riding-coach

Terry Hershner

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Hershner

https://newatlas.com/electric-terry-hershner-interview/53603/

Benswing Rich

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIGB77q-D68

https://vimeo.com/169002549

Thomas Tomczyk 

https://electricmotorcycleclub.com/usa-to-patagonia-electric-motorcycle/

https://adventuremotorcycle.com/rides/electric-powered-odyssey-motorcycle-tour

Remo Klawitter  

https://motorbikewriter.com/rider-shocks-electric-motorcycle-record/

https://auto.ndtv.com/news/new-record-set-for-covering-most-distance-on-an-electric-motorcycle-1829223

ZERO EMISSIONS RACE 2010

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_Emissions_Race

Cedric Lynch – absolutely amazing guy!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch_motor

https://greentransportation.info/videos/history/cedric-lynch/evmotorcycle-interview.html

https://www.facebook.com/AnthonyEVargas?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAB0YfGs7L_E-QuwY4n6Oj0mldKbeDDqgT6y5h3x6k6CpONNZwaRNswbNk2zMy-gLE-VzhFm80dCkcT

STORM WAVE

https://www.storm-eindhoven.com/

Zap Map - EV charging point App 

https://www.zap-map.com/

Zero Owners FB Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/zmcowners/?hc_ref=ARQr5zrsI6mdLkZ0Ul1LwHHTpe0rzvMorryj0QA-Mi1jzTq8DtV9CuBLKav4LzcKH2I

Link for world charging points

https://openchargemap.org/site/country. Interesting map.

EV in Africa – a fascinating set of comments

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/sub-saharan-africa-electric-vehicle-revolution-evs/

Just for Fun

Chris Northover’s “Storm the Embassy” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REeeYtp-8qE


Sam Manicom:

April-May Presentations and Book Signings – Don’t miss them! And if you need more info, contact Sam at http://www.sam-manicom.com

·         4 Frontline Eurosports Salem VA USA April 19th Presentation evening and Book Signing. 2 Hours - Time TBA

·         5 Horizons Unlimited Virginia VA USA April 26th and 27th for me as I can only make it for the Thursday and Friday of this 4 day event!

·         6 Gateway BMW Motorcycles St Louis MO USA Tuesday April 30th. Presentation and Book Signing. 2 Hours - Time 6 for 6.30

·         7 EuroTek Motorcycles of Oklahoma USA May 4th Presentation and Book Signing. 2 Hours - Time 5 for 5.30pm

·         8 Sandia BMW Motorcycles Albuquerque USA May 10th Presentation and Book Signing. 2 Hours - Time TBA

·         9 Overland Expo West Arizona USA May 17th to 19th. The USA’s biggest Overlanding event


NEW SHOW SPONSOR - FRESH TRACKS

This episode of RAW is supported by FRESH TRACKS facilitating adventurous conversations.

We’re proud to announce that we have taken on a sponsor for RAW! We welcome Fresh Tracks from the UK, a company that offers team building activities and programs. A big part of what they do is starting conversations, just like on RAW. Fresh Tracks was founded by Dan Collins back in the ‘90’s when they originally offered 4x4 tuition to individuals and groups and later expanded to quad bike trails. To find out more go to FreshTracks.co.uk.


Music used: A Day In The Sun by Per Kiilstofte https://machinimasound.com/music/a-day-in-the-sun Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)