Landslides, Roadblocks and Protests in South America - Wayne Kouf
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
4d ago
Wayne Kouf is heading to Ushuaia, Argentina. His plan is to stay off the beaten track and find some challenges like the Trampoline of Death - fabled to be one of the most dangerous roads in South America. But, Wayne and the two other riders he had met up with found the gruelling road blocked by landslides, so they changed routes and rode up high up into the mountains of Colombia. At this point, they were sort of off the map, in to what Wayne describes as the toughest, most difficult riding he has ever done. But what he didn’t expect, what he couldn’t have imagined from the thin line displayed ..read more
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RIDER SKILLS: Brushing Up on Motorcycle Water Crossing Techniques - Clinton Smout
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
2w ago
Crossing a river, pond or puddle can be great fun, exhilarating in fact, that is assuming you make it through. Because if you don’t, the result can run from mild to very serious, even leaving you stranded or walking out. And it only takes one of many possible mistakes to ruin your day. But there is a procedure, and if you follow it through you will have the best chance of getting to the other side smiling. On this episode of Rider Skills, instructor Clinton Smout will walk us through that procedure, step by step, and give you some exercises to do at home to build your skills while you’re still ..read more
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What is CAN-bus and How to Add Motorcycle Accessories - HEX Innovate - Stephan Thiel
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
3w ago
We’ve heard much talk and debate about the modern motorcycle, with its computer systems and how it affects one’s ability to ride in remote or far off places. Some riders insist on riding bikes that have older technology, while others say the new systems are reliable and are worth the risk of the remote chance of having a problem. The choices for new motorcycles without computer technology is dwindling quickly as manufacturers modernize their line-up, complying with emissions requirements around the globe. But what is this system that we’re so afraid of? This computer system that is so magical ..read more
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Once Around the Block - Steve Mason
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
1M ago
Several years ago, Steve Mason and some good friends spent five months on the road, an exceptional trip riding through foreign lands and crossing borders. When it was over, they headed home and got back to normal life. But as you can imagine, this didn’t scratch an itch so much as kindle a flame. And for Steve, returning home was bit rough. He had quit his job before he left, spent a good junk of money on the trip and had a family that depended on him. It was difficult getting settled in again and he couldn’t shake that desire to get back on the road. He just had to figure out how to make it w ..read more
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RIDER SKILLS: How To Stop Dropping Your Motorcycle At Slow Speeds
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
1M ago
We all know that a motorcycle is less stable at slow speeds, which is when so many falls happen. For street riders, it’s usually parking lots or roadside stops where slow tip overs happens, but adventure riders have an even higher tip over rate, just because of the nature of riding an adventure bike. We tend to ride on dirt, gravel, rocks, mud, over uneven and slippery surfaces and that’s part of the appeal of adventure riding. How do we avoid falling over at slow speeds? What are the key ingredients that some riders have mastered so that they can slowly work their way around obstacles at slow ..read more
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An Unlikely Motorcycle Adventure on the TAT - Brendan O'Leary
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
1M ago
Riding the Trans America Trail across the United States can be a challenge in itself. But add to that challenge a motorcycle that is so unsuited to the task it would almost be considered insane to tackle. At this point, Brendan O’Leary walks in to the picture, he’s an engineer by trade with a tremendous passion for working on small Honda motorcycles. Brendan decides that he’s going to buy a new Honda CT125 and ride the TAT. And there begins the story, with Brendan putting his plan in to action starting with logistics and preparation, before he sets out on his very first, perhaps absurd, motorc ..read more
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The Road Made Clear - Declan McEvoy
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
2M ago
Declan McEvoy arrived at work one day to discover that one of his co-workers wasn’t there, that he had actually died while getting ready for work that very morning. It hit Declan hard - not only was this a close coworker but he was only 50 years old and Declan himself was 45, just five years off. Suddenly it was clear to him that he had no idea how much time was left and he had the urge to do the things he had always dreamed of. And even though he hadn’t ridden in over 20 years, it all began with a motorcycle. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio ..read more
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Taking the Final Voyage of the Stahlratte to Cuba - Jamie Zelazny
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
2M ago
Back in March 2021, the Stahlratte sailing ship, which had up until then been ferrying passengers and motorcycles around the Darien Gap, made its final voyage. Except this voyage wasn’t around the Darien, it was to Cuba. And one rider, embarking on a round the world trip, loaded himself and his motorcycle onto the Stahlratte to make a side trip to ride Cuba. After all, the pandemic was in full swing and Cuba was on his list. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle an ..read more
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RIDER SKILLS: Choosing Your Line and Other Tips For Scouting Rough Sections
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
2M ago
Both on and off-road, choosing the correct line is an important riding skill and it can make the difference of whether or not you get through a challenging situation. But how do you build the skill of choosing a line? What should you watch for and what are key factors in your choices? On this episode, we have instructor Clinton Smout from SMART Adventures teach us these important skills. Photos and links for this episode can be found on our website at adventureriderradio.com. Adventure Rider Radio is the original and longest running adventure motorcycle and travel podcast and has been produced ..read more
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No Bike, No License, No Gear - Taking the Leap to do a Motorcycle Adventure
Adventure Rider Radio
by Canoe West Media
2M ago
Matt Shields and his fiancé, Lucie, wanted to do an adventure and they decided the mode of transportation would be a motorcycle. And although they had no bike, no license and no gear they decided to take the leap and put their idea in to motion. They left the UK in May and have recently arrived in Kenya, and after six months and 20,000 km they are now halfway through their adventure. They’ve learned as they went and have had some fantastical experiences on what they call a ‘wild ride’. Matt and Lucie are a testament to the thought process that we can do anything if we set our minds to it.  ..read more
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