Out of the Box - Reaching Ultimate Freedom
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
23h ago
In 1999, Todd Lawson lost his brother, Sean, to cerebral malaria after a motorcycle journey through southern Africa. Wracked with guilt, Todd meets Christina, a kindred spirit, and together they embark on a motorcycle trip across the Americas, spreading Sean's ashes along the way. Inspired by Sean's adventurous spirit, they decide to return to Africa to distribute mosquito nets to those in need, turning their journey into a meaningful exploration of the continent's beauty and its people. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio i ..read more
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RIDER SKILLS: Situational Awareness on the Road
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
1w ago
Situational awareness while riding a motorcycle means being aware of your surroundings and predicting what might happen based on what you see. It's about paying attention to the road, other vehicles, weather, people and more. In this episode, Clinton Smout, Chief Riding Instructor at SMART Adventures, talks us through ways to read the scene around us as we ride and use that information to help predict what may happen next. Photos and links related to this episode can be found in the show notes.  Adventure Rider Radio is the longest-running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast, since 2 ..read more
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Messaging - Changing the Way We Use Sat Comms
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
2w ago
Satellite communication has been used for many years for emergencies during motorcycle adventures. But what about non-emergency situations? Sometimes, we might have a breakdown, need a part, be running late, feel sick, or decide to stay somewhere for an extra day. In such cases, messaging is the key to getting in touch with someone without causing panic. In this episode, Morris Shawn, President of Zoleo, discusses the importance of comprehensive satellite messaging for motorcycle riders. Additionally, Sean Steede's experience in British Columbia highlights the necessity of reliable communicati ..read more
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Mañana No More - Carl and Isabel Abrams
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
Carl and Isabel Abrams led a content life in the UK, with a comfortable home and fulfilling jobs that they enjoyed. In 2017, they embarked on a memorable motorcycle tour of Scandinavia, igniting a dream to circumnavigate the globe on their bikes. However, everything changed when three months later Isabel discovered a lump in her breast. The subsequent diagnosis forced Isabel to confront her mortality, abruptly shifting their perspective on the future. The idea of travelling the world once again came to the forefront, and they started to do some research, even buying the bikes. But still, the p ..read more
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The Best Things in Life are Free - Lavi and Ollie
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
Lavi Scholl and Ollie Gamblin met when picking cherries on a farm in Australia while on working holiday visas. It might have been Ollie’s van, maybe his guitar playing, but something sparked for both of them and they have been partners in travel and life ever since. They seem to fit together like pieces of a puzzle, complimenting each other, naturally falling into the roles that allow them to travel even farther on a budget. Their mantra and secret for travel is underpinned with a simple mantra - that the best things in life are free. After trying out van life, backpacking, and cycling, they u ..read more
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Climb That Mountain - Jamie Parker
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
Jamie Parker is a true adventure enthusiast, he doesn't just wait for it to come his way, he actively orchestrates it. While he's no stranger to various adventures, venturing on a motorcycle is a recent addition to his repertoire. Embracing this new challenge, he propels himself to make every ride a rewarding and fulfilling experience, finding true value in the journey itself. One remarkable aspect you can't overlook is Jamie's unbridled passion for motorcycle riding. Despite being a novice rider, he has wholeheartedly fallen in love with the thrill of being on two wheels. His enthusiasm reson ..read more
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RIDER SKILLS: Common Mistakes Motorcycle Riders Make and Ways to Avoid Them
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
On this episode of our Exclusive RIDER SKILLS we have Chief Riding Instructor Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures talking about common mistakes motorcycle riders make and how to avoid them. Clinton offers unique insights into what can go wrong with novel suggestions on prevention. He also talks about exercises that can be done while driving a car that will improve your motorcycle riding skills and safety. DISCLAIMER: This segment is provided solely for informational purposes and should not be considered a replacement for formal rider training. It is strongly advised that you engage with a cert ..read more
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Crossing the Amazon: Never Again - Chad Horton and Rose Padilla
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
Chad Horton and Rose Padilla have been exploring South America by motorcycle for years, with no specific agenda or direction. Recently, they took on what can only be described as an adventurer's route that was far off the beaten path. It was a route that would bisect the Amazon Jungle from east to west, passing through some of the most remote and unfrequented areas of the region. However, what they didn't anticipate was that the Amazon was experiencing a 125-year drought that would affect all travel in the area. Moreover, they were not aware that some of the boats that they were told could car ..read more
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How to Use Your Motorcycle to Slow Down Time
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
Throughout the year, we find ourselves busy with various tasks that are necessary for us to live and get by. At times, it can feel like we are stuck in a never-ending cycle of doing the same things repeatedly. As we approach the end of the year, we begin to reflect on how quickly it has gone by, and how quickly every year seems to pass. But, what if there was a way that you could use your motorcycle to slow down the passage of time? On this episode: Derek Mansfield is a writer and author in the UK with a passion for riding vintage motorcycles in Europe and Central Asia. A few years ago, Derek ..read more
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Not Just Any Old Bike: Nick Adams
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
Going on a motorcycle adventure triggers the excitement of preparing yourself and your bike. Selecting the perfect jacket and pants, and even contemplating the ideal bag for your top box becomes part of the immersive experience. And for many there’s a satisfaction in knowing that their bikes and gear are meticulously prepared, ensuring they’re equipped with top-notch quality where it matters. However, there exists an entirely different approach, embraced by those who simply hop on their bikes and venture into remote areas with older motorcycles and non-technical gear. This somewhat minimalist ..read more
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