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

This episode of RAW contains explicit language that some may find offensive :)

ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 9

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

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Recorded live at Canwest HUBB Meet in Nakusp, BC - www.horizonsunlimited.com
Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited

Grant Johnson - Horizons Unlimited

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.

Graham Field - Adventure Rider & Author

Graham Field - Adventure Rider & Author

Sam Manicom - Adventure Rider & Author

Sam Manicom - Adventure Rider & Author

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.
Is this proper Moto travel etiquette?
What does the host get from the exchange?
What is expected of you while enjoying hospitality?
How do you ask? Facebook post? Chance meeting? Forums? All of the above?
When are you asking too much?
When have you overstayed your welcome? And how to avoid that.
In poverty stricken countries - locals seem to give all they have - is it responsible to take from these people and claim we have a tight budget and are basically broke, when we don’t know what it like to be in that position and in no way are even close? Or is it a mutual exchange?

Pannier Tools
If you could take only three tools with you on a two month trip, what would they be and why?

Your favourite pannier lunch :)
Tips and suggestions for pannier lunches. 

RAW PLUGS

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

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix - Adventure Riders & Authors

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix - Adventure Riders & Authors

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/

Jim Martin - Host of ARR RAW & Adventure Rider Radio

Jim Martin - Host of ARR RAW & Adventure Rider Radio


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

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/)