20 ARR RAW: You've Made Your Bed, Now Lie in it & Prepared for the Worst

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. 

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    19 ARR RAW: Holy Crap: How Did I Get Myself in to This & Where Do I Fit All This Sh... Stuff

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    I Can’t Believe I Rode Through That!
    The most extreme conditions we have ever ridden through, how we dealt with it, and what we would do different as a result.

    How Did it All Begin?
    ARR Listener Question: How did you get started motorcycle travelling? What got you into it? Your stories. 

    How Do We Fit All This Crap in There?
    How a couple on one bike manage. How do you make it all fit?


    SHOW CO-HOSTS

    Sam Manicom - Author of motorcycle adventure books: Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns & Tortillas to Totems - www.sam-manicom.com

    **Tortillas to Totems Audio Book: http://www.sam-manicom.com/tortillas-to-totems/tortillas-to-totems-audio-book/#.WRNadFPyveQ


    Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - THE premier source for information on motorcycle and overland adventure travel since 1997. www.horizunsunlimited.com

    HU Events:  http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/events   

    Achievable Dream Online:  https://vimeo.com/horizonsunlimited

    **Enter the Horizons Unlimited Calendar Contest for 2018 here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/2016-photo-contest-2018-calendar


    Graham Field - Author of motorcycle adventure books: In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka & Different Natures - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

    **In Search of Greener Grass is now available in the United States. You can get it through Road Dog Publications: http://www.roaddogpub.com/


    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


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    18 ARR RAW: Younger Riders, Road Gems & Dying of Embarassment

    We put it to our listeners to let us know what questions they had for the panel on ARR RAW. What a fantastic response we got, so many questions that it isn't possible to answer them all in this one episode. So, we chose a few and asked Grant, Graham, Sam, Shirley and Brian for their input. 

    In this episode we discuss what we're noticing about younger travellers, what's the most interesting or useful item found on the road, destination gems and impressive places discovered, resolving dental emergencies, most embarrassing motorcycle travel stories and luxury items you just can't leave home without.
     


    RAW CO-HOSTS

    Sam Manicom - Author of motorcycle adventure books: Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns & Tortillas to Totems - www.sam-manicom.com

    **Tortillas to Totems Audio Book: http://www.sam-manicom.com/tortillas-to-totems/tortillas-to-totems-audio-book/#.WRNadFPyveQ


    Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - THE premier source for information on motorcycle and overland adventure travel since 1997. www.horizunsunlimited.com

    HU Events:  http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/events   

    Achievable Dream Online:  https://vimeo.com/horizonsunlimited

    **Enter the Horizons Unlimited Calendar Contest for 2018 here: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/2016-photo-contest-2018-calendar


    Graham Field - Author of motorcycle adventure books: In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka & Different Natures - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

    **In Search of Greener Grass is now available in the United States. You can get it through Road Dog Publications: http://www.roaddogpub.com/


    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


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    17 ARR RAW: Camping Considerations & Motorcycle Maintenance on the Road

    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.

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    16 ARR RAW: Best Things About Being on the Road & When Road Trips End

    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? 

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    15 ARR RAW: The Cost of Motorcycle Travel | Getting Prescription Drugs Across the Border

    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.

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    14 ARR RAW: Motorcycle Road Hazards and Scams Travellers Should Be Aware Of

    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.

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    13 ARR RAW: Advancing Motorcycle Technology | Pushing the Limits in Moto Travel

    ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 13

    Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin

    Technology & Motorcycles: Honda's Self Balancing Motorcycle, ABS Brakes, Traction Control and more. How does new technology affect motorcycling as a whole? The advantages to the industry with regards to a declining motorcycle population, does or will the new technology encourage new riders needed such as women, younger, smaller riders? 

    Pushing Limits, Red Flag Dangers, Being a Rebel: When you’re riding how do you determine what your limits are? How do you know when something is dangerous for you? Is it something you learn as you go? Do you go by your gut feeling? Are we hardwired to adapt to environments, to assess dangers, react to them and take action? Have you ever done something which may be considered by some to be “crazy” or a “stupid decision” perhaps “rebellious”, where you may have looked back and thought I got lucky with that or that you may have regretted and learned from? Did you see the danger flags and ignore them? Is an area or situation not dangerous just because you made it through okay? 


    RAW CO-HOSTS


    Sam Manicom - Author of motorcycle adventure books: Into Africa, Under Asian Skies, Distant Suns & Tortillas to Totems - www.sam-manicom.com


    Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited - THE premier source for information on motorcycle and overland adventure travel since 1997. www.horizunsunlimited.com


    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


    Show Guest: 

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    Carl Parker - Publisher ADVMoto Magazine
    Website: www.adventuremotorcycle.com
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/ADVMotoMag

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    12 ARR RAW: How to Keep a Motorcycle Rider Happy: Footwear, Gifts & a Healthy Sex Drive

    ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 12

    Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin

    Foot wear: The group discusses what they use and what they think should be used. Waterproof or not? Socks?

    Best gifts for motorcycle riders: Two things each host wants for Christmas and why they think they need them.

    Seats: How proper seating helps you maintain your sex drive.


    RAW CO-HOSTS


    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


    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

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    11 ARR RAW: Bulk vs Comfort | Getting in to the Groove | What You Wear Under There | Fit for Riding

    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.

     

    RAW CO-HOSTS

    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


    SHOW GUESTS

    Lisa & Simon Thomas - Motorcycle adventure travellers - www.2ridetheworld.com

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    10 ARR RAW: Top Tips For Your First Motorcycle Adventure, Biker Camaraderie Around the World and Rain Gear

    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.

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    9 ARR RAW: Trains and Ferries, Pannier Tools and Lunch & Can I Stay at Your House?

    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

    What's involved?
    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.

     

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    8 ARR RAW: First Aid for Motorcyclists & Off the Cuff Round Table Discussions

    ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 8
    Featuring Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. 
    First Aid
    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

     

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    7 ARR RAW: Trip Budgeting, Tires & Campers from Hell

    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

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    6 ARR RAW: Importance of Off-Road Riding Experience, One or Two Piece Riding Suits and Riding in Extreme Heat

    ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers.
    Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. 
    RAW Episode 6 Topics:
    The Importance of Getting Some Off-Road Riding Experience

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    5 ARR RAW: Doing it With a Partner, Laptop Survival and Newbie Travelling Motorcycle Riders

    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.

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    4 ARR RAW: Lane Splitting & Filtering, Essential Repair Skills & Tools and Wildlife Encounters

    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”.

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    3 ARR RAW: Adventure Rider Radio RAW Show - Is it an Emergency, Micro Adventures & Best Economical Destinations

    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. 

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    2 ARR RAW: Adventure Rider Radio RAW Show - Bribes, Bling and Medical Coverage for Travellers

    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.

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    1 ARR RAW: Adventure Rider Radio RAW

    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.

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