Do you really need a tent to go overlanding, is physical fitness important for a motorcycle trip, how do you handle money in different countries and using the loo, lavatory, squat toilet, privy and other challenging restrooms in the world while travelling.
On the 20th episode of ARR RAW, moto travellers and authors discuss being prepared for road side motorcycle travel emergencies, what they recommend you should carry just in case you find yourself in an urgent situation and how to sleep comfortably while camping.
ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 11
Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin with Guests Lisa & Simon Thomas
Weight/Bulk vs Comfort
As suggested by RAW listener, Paul Crowder “My suggested topic is. On a long trip is it worth sacrificing weight savings for comfort. In particular taking a larger tent and chair for when you are forced to hole up in bad weather.”
How do you balance?
What are you personal preferences?
Are there things you take that aren’t the norm. Why?
Getting in to the Groove
As suggested by RAW listener, Rachel Lawson: “I’ve been lucky to do a couple of EU trips this year and all good but I've found I've suddenly got the urge to go home. I worry if I did a "big trip", how would I get over that feeling. How do you cope & overcome that?”
Under Garments for Riding
What is your choice underwear?
Do you use bicycle shorts, rider undies...
Fitness for Riding
Is there anything you do to stay fit for riding at home? And while on a trip?
Dealing with stiffness, chafing etc.
Tips for personal comfort.
Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - THE premier source for information on motorcycle and overland adventure travel since 1997. www.horizunsunlimited.com
Sam Manicom - Author of motorcycle adventure books: Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns & Tortillas to Totems - www.sam-manicom.com
SAM'S PLUGS: Free worldwide delivery on my 4 paperback books http://www.bookdepository.com/author/Sam-Manicom
Audio Books Downloads https://mobile.audible.com/series.htm?asin=B01ELVRVPK&ref-override=&overrideBaseCountry=true&ref-override=adbl_ms_ip_ret_gbtous
Graham Field - Author of motorcycle adventure books: In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka & Different Natures - http://grahamfield.co.uk/
Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian Rix - Authors of motorcycle adventure books: Two for the Road, Circle to Circle & The Long Way to Vladivostok - www.aussiesoverland.com.au
Jim Martin - Host of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW - www.adventureriderradio.com
Lisa & Simon Thomas - Motorcycle adventure travellers - www.2ridetheworld.com