Adventure Rider Radio RAW
ARR RAW is a spin-off show from Adventure Rider Radio that has a different format and audio style. Although connected with Adventure Rider Radio the show is round table discussions about motorcycles, travel and anything else that crosses our minds completely unscripted, raw and personal.
At the virtual round table, we have our regulars - Sam Manicom, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Graham Field and Adventure Rider Radio host, Jim Martin.
A big part of trip planning is cost, and budgeting for meals and accommodations, let alone fuel and the unexpected, can be a bit overwhelming. The panel discusses travelling on the cheap, mainly in Mexico, Central and South America. And everyone has memorable riding experiences in their life that stand out more than others. We talk about those special moments and share photos that were taken at the time.
An easy going chat about buying and selling motorcycles, and some strange and unusual places and experiences that these riders have discovered while on their travels. Round table discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors.
What tires do these experienced motorcycle riders use and how do you handle cultural and political differences while travelling in different countries. Round table discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors.
This month the RAW panelists discuss the logistics of travel visas, minimizing gear, random acts of kindness, do we identify as riders or travellers, music while riding and the moto wave. Motorcycle travel discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors.
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode: Different ways to chronicle your trip, managing weight on your motorcycle, times when the panel have had to improvise on tools, and what to do with your gear when you have to park your motorcycle overnight.
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode: How to know the difference between a gut feeling that is well worth following and paranoia. And when everything goes pear shaped and you find yourself in almost unsurmountable trouble, do you already have a plan in place?
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. This episode of RAW is dedicated to cooking and eating on the road while motorcycle camping and travelling. Tips on what to take and more.
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode the hosts have to pull together to find the missing Grant first. Then they discuss multi climate moto clothing, adventure snobs, automatic transmission motorcycles, language barriers, and micro adventure trips. And all the while, Jim faces his own challenges at the recording end of RAW. Funny, entertaining and educational!
Motorcycle Travel Discussions with some of the world’s most experienced moto adventurers and authors. On this episode the hosts discuss cooling vests, small ADV bikes, destinations that were a pleasant surprise, and what they listen to when they ride. Funny, entertaining and educational!
Ideas for comfortable camp seats, tips for getting back on your bike after a crash and convincing your riding partner that travel to strange countries is safe.
When you're on a trip, you still need to look after home responsibilities, how do you do that when far from home? Have you ever had an "aha moment", when you realize just why you're doing this crazy trip? And sometimes travel can be a bit much and you start thinking about getting back home, should you end your trip? And what about border crossings? Are they really that scary?
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.
ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers. Spending Christmas on the road, making money while travelling, tips for new riders, and more.Featuring Horizons Unlimited's Grant Johnson, authors and world travellers Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and show host, Jim Martin.
ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers. What is the absolute minimum mechanical knowledge you should have before going on an extended trip? How do you choose a travel mate? And listeners questions answered. Featuring Horizons Unlimited's Grant Johnson, authors and world travellers Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and show host, Jim Martin.
Find out how Graham keeps his mane of hair so healthy on a motorcycle trip, learn how to lock up your motorcycle when travelling, some financial trip planning tips and more. Listener questions answered by the ARR RAW panel.
On this months RAW, at the round table we discuss travelling in poverty stricken areas, how we make our dreams of motorcycle travel come true, being an adventure addict and dealing with wanderlust.
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.
Jim Martin and the co-hosts on ARR RAW talk about what you need to consider when looking for a place to put your head down for the night, and how to handle doing maintenance on your bike when travelling.
What do you like most about being on the road on a motorcycle? What do you get out of it? And what happens when your adventure comes to an end and you have to go back home, back to work, back to living a 'normal' life?
On this episode, Jim Martin and the RAW co-hosts talk about handling medications, how to get prescriptions filled, and more. And if you're planning on taking a motorcycle trip in the near future, they've got some great tips on what you need to consider when budgeting for your adventure.
Rider Road Hazards: Discussing what riders need to watch out for and be aware of while travelling at home and abroad, including oil, pot holes and fesh fesh.
Travel Scams: With many miles and years of travel experience, the group talks about scams you may encounter when travelling and how to handle them.
Episode 10 RAW: Top tips for your first motorcycle trip, biker camaraderie and rain gear. Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix, Graham Field, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson and Jim Martin.
ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 9
Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin.
Trains and Ferries, Pannier Tools and Lunch & Can I Stay at Your House?
Trains and Ferries
Tie-downs? Blocks under bike? Your methods.
Pitfalls to be aware of.
Security - Should I stay with my bike etc…?
Are some countries worse for?…
Stories of things gone wrong on these - hopefully with a lesson to learn.
Can I Stay at Your House?
A theme that is gaining in popularity, or at least in the travel world: Boldly asking for people to put you up and help you out while travelling. Either accommodations, garage use, tools whatever.
ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 8
Featuring Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin.
Training before leaving?
What kit if any, do you have?
What should all riders have with them for First Aid - minimum?
First Aid Kit - Courtesy of Sam Manicom
Keep it to a minimum! – Store in Air/dust tight container
ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers.
Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin.
Episode 7: Trip Budgeting, Tires & Campers From Hell
Doing it With a Partner: This topic was inspired by Shirley & Brian who on their travels met many men living their dream that missed their other half. Some had their partner fly in to travel with them for a while, others had relationships break up on the road or falter while away. One person they knew even travelled with a helmet hoping to meet that special someone.
It’s a dangerous situation for a motorcyclist to be caught in traffic, the stop and go, distracted drivers, etc.
The University of California at Berkeley published a report in May 2015 that says “motorcyclists who split lanes in heavy traffic are significantly less likely to be struck from behind by other motorists”.
Discussion at the round table about what constitutes an emergency, micro-adventures when you don't have the time or perhaps the finances for a long and timely trip, and the best destinations to the get the most for your money.
ARR RAW Rountable Discussion with Travellers. Grant Johson from Hotizuns Unlimited, Sam Manicom, Graham Field, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix and Jim Martin. Topics today are paying bribes - the pros and cons, dangers and more. Tips on how to deal with a demand for bribes. Does Bling or fancy expensive gear make people treat you differently when travelling. What Medical coverage do you NEED. Pitfalls to avoid when buying coverage and some questions you NEED to ask before you buy insurance.
Episode 1 Adventure Rider Radio RAW
Round table talk on ADV motorcycling with Grant Johnson, Graham Field, Sam Manicom, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix and Jim Martin.