ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 10
Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin.
Tips for Your First Adventure Motorcycle Trip:
Some of the things we talk about are:
- fuel - especially for people who ride bikes that take premium - different grades of fuel - when you go to the pumps how do you handle it in different countries
- currency - do you need to get money in each country - can you count on using debit or credit?
- distance - how much ground should you plan to cover, should you plan on distance? What’s comfortable to do? Does it depends what type of roads you’re driving.
- spares - spare key, spare prescription glasses, spare ?
Biker camaraderie and experiences of it - suggested by Graham Field
Discussing the camaraderie between bikers and the difference in camaraderie from the west to the east according to Graham. Some anecdotal stories of helping someone or being helped, just because both are bikers.
Rain Gear - suggested by Alberto Lara: What waterproof gear option do you prefer: rain suit, inner waterproof layers, outter layer as part of the riding jacket + pants, a plastic poncho or a large (black) garbage bag? ... oh! Or no waterproof gear at all?
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