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Rank #58 in Places & Travel category

Society & Culture
Places & Travel
Automotive
Leisure
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Motorcycle travel roundtable discussions with ARR RAW is a spin-off from the very popular Adventure Rider Radio Podcast and Radio Show.This monthly ADV motorcycle podcast is hosted by Adventure Rider Radio's Jim Martin with co-hosts, Graham Field, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson, Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix. The show also has guests.

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Motorcycle travel roundtable discussions with ARR RAW is a spin-off from the very popular Adventure Rider Radio Podcast and Radio Show.This monthly ADV motorcycle podcast is hosted by Adventure Rider Radio's Jim Martin with co-hosts, Graham Field, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson, Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix. The show also has guests.

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Awesome program!!

By DK adv - Jan 03 2019
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This is a great show with a wealth of info and collective knowledge.

Look forward to this podcast!

By Down the Home Stretch to FI - Nov 16 2018
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The content and the discussions are relevant and funny! I look forward to the podcast! Thank you!

iTunes Ratings

101 Ratings
Average Ratings
96
1
2
2
0

Awesome program!!

By DK adv - Jan 03 2019
Read more
This is a great show with a wealth of info and collective knowledge.

Look forward to this podcast!

By Down the Home Stretch to FI - Nov 16 2018
Read more
The content and the discussions are relevant and funny! I look forward to the podcast! Thank you!
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Adventure Rider Radio RAW Motorcycle Talks Podcast

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Motorcycle travel roundtable discussions with ARR RAW is a spin-off from the very popular Adventure Rider Radio Podcast and Radio Show.This monthly ADV motorcycle podcast is hosted by Adventure Rider Radio's Jim Martin with co-hosts, Graham Field, Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson, Shirley Hardy-Rix and Brian Rix. The show also has guests.

Rank #1: ARR RAW Episode 3: Adventure Rider Radio RAW Show - Is it an Emergency, Micro Adventures & Best Economical Destinations

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ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers.

Grant Johnson, Graham Field, Shirley Hardy-Rix, and Jim Martin. With guest Tom Woodrow from Adventure Bike TV. Missing this week are regulars Sam Manicom and Brian Rix.

Episode 3 Topics:

What constitutes an emergency?

SPOT and InReach devices allow you to call for help as well as send the message to a preprogrammed list of emails or texts. This could be a life saver or at least a huge hand if they know your route and make contact through forums or email with local people.

At what point do you really require rescue, as opposed to just some help. 

What are some other methods of handling emergencies?

Some countries bill for SAR? How does that affect your outlook?

Should preplanning your adventure in case of a "situation” include, getting to know others on forums so you have someone to reach out to in areas where SAR may cost or be unavailable? 

Riding the World in Two Weeks - Micro Adventures

For people with normal jobs and limited vacation time, what are some ideas and considerations for a grand adventure on a tight time-budget.

Bang For The Buck

Best destination for the money?

What would you look for or what do you think is the best dest for the money and for experience.

Show Co-Hosts Picks & Plugs

Graham Field - www.grahamfield.co.uk

PLUG: Seeking a sponsor for a special segment that Graham has the opportunity to do on Adventure Bike TV.

Grant Johnson - www.horizunsunlimited.com

PICK: Do Good As You Go: http://www.themuskokafoundation.org/

PLUG : 9 Minute Moto Film Festival : http://www.9MMFF.com

Sam Manicom - www.sam-manicom.com

PICK: Chunky Tread Motorcycle Club - https://www.facebook.com/ChunkyTreadMAC/ & http://chunkytreadmac.blogspot.ca/

PLUG: Manchester Motorcycle Show UK - April 2 & 3 - Sam will be signing books at the Chunky Tread Stand - http://www.manchesterbikeshow.com/

Shirley Hardy-Rix, Brian Rix - www.aussiesoverland.com.au

PICK: Cycle Torque Magazine - www.cycletorque.com.au

PLUG: Under Asian Skies - Audio Book by Sam Manicom - www.sam-manicom.com

More at www.adventureriderradio.com

Mar 11 2016

1hr 30mins

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Rank #2: ARR RAW Episode 5: Doing it With a Partner, Laptop Survival and Newbie Travelling Motorcycle Riders

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ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers.

Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom and Jim Martin. With guests Susan Johnson and Rene Cormier.

 

Episode 5 Topics: 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.

- discussions on riding with your partner, pros and cons

 

Laptop Survival:

Ideas on taking care of your laptop during travel. Do you really need one? Best methods for photo storage, etc. 

 

Newbie Travelling Motorcycle Riders:

A lot of the time, we hear that people plan a ride and take off for their multi country trip with not much riding experience, and quite often there are issues that arise becasue of a lack of riding skills.

- should a course be considered before embarking on a big trip?

-advice for someone who doesn't have much experience but desperately wants to travel and won't be thwarted.

 

Picks & Plugs

Jim Martin

PICK: Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System

Sena 10S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System

www.sena.com

PLUG: BackRoad Wanders

- this summer we will be doing a jeep adventure in British Columbia and the Yukon, filming for a new web video series called Northward Quest for Gold.

- we’ll be exploring gold rush trails and ghost towns of the Fraser, Cariboo and Klondike Gold Rushes

- we’ll also be doing audio recordings and sharing them throughout the summer on BackRoad Wanders podcasts. 

- all of this will be available for free to download, and the videos will be released in the spring of 2016 and available on youtube and on our website at www.backroadwanders.org

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix - www.aussiesoverland.com.au

PICK: Mick Doohan - Protective riding gear

www.spokes.com.au/the-latest/lowdown/the-latest/mick-doohan-on-protective-riding-gear

PLUG: New book out this week! "The Long Way to Vladivostok". Will be available on Amazon. Check back for update!  http://www.aussiesoverland.com.au

Sam Manicom - www.sam-manicom.com

PICK: Ashes to Boonville by Geoff G Thomas

Great story of a ride on Triumph Tigers across Russia, and Asia to the USA, of a big time tight budget. Shows what can be done. Really honest writing. Several threads. Both written from the heart and poignant but don't take over. Magic descriptions that will have the reader standing next to Geoff.

PLUG: Got a busy time coming up in the USA: 7 weeks in May and June riding Arizona and South California on an Al Jesse BMW F800GS. 

- Overland Expo West in Flagstaff Arizona – May 20th to 22nd – Presentations on Vietnam and Norway, classes on Sponsorship, Travel on the Cheap, getting your book published and a series of round table sessions. http://www.overlandexpo.com/west/

- The BMW 49er Rally in Mariposa California – May 26th to 29th – Presentationhttps://bmwnorcal.wildapricot.org/

- San Diego BMW – June 9th – Presentation evening from 6pm http://www.sdbmwmc.com/

- BMW Motorcycles of Santa Clarita - June 11th Presentation 5-7 pmhttp://www.bmwmotorcyclesofsantaclarita.com/

- Riverside BMW  –  June 18th Presentation – Time TBA

Grant & Susan Johnson - www.horizunsunlimited.com

PICK: Dylan SamaraWickrama's story and book about his RTW trip, including building a raft and powering it with his motorcycle to sail around the Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia.

Book:  When the Road Ends, The Tale of an Incredible Journey

https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Road-Ends-Incredible-Journey/dp/3952444855

PLUG: HU Ontario is now less than a month away - June 9-12! Lots of great presentations and workshops and a great new venue. All the details:www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/ontario-2016

HUBB UK follows right on its heels - June 16-19! The largest HU event worldwide is back at a fantastic new venue. We've already got over 50 presenters, including Dylan Samarawickrama and Sjaak Lucassen, the crazy Dutchman who went around the world on an R1! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/events/hubbuk-2016

We're particularly pleased that the venue, Baskerville Hall supports off-road rider training and riding. We'll be doing both classroom and on-bike sessions, and have lined up some big guns for this - Ramey 'Coach' Stroud, Lee Walters and David Knight. On Saturday, riders can put their freshly-honed skills to the test against a course for the inaugural HUBB Adventure Travel Challenge (ATC)!

www.ridecoach.com

www.leewaltersoffroadtrainingschool.co.uk

www.knighter.net

RAW Guest: Rene Cormier - www.renedian.com

An around the world motorcycle traveller, Rene Cormier is also an Africa motorcycle safari guide and the found of Renedian Adventures. He is the author of The University of Gravel Roads.

https://www.amazon.ca/University-Gravel-Roads-Four-Year-Motorcycle/dp/0981337112

PICK/PLUG: A free evening of adventure at select BMW Motorrad dealers with Rene Cormier - Fun evening of talks and giving away a $1000 gift certificate at every talk.

www.renedian.com/in-the-news

See more motorcycle podcast at www.adventureriderradio.com/raw

May 11 2016

2hr 2mins

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Rank #3: 17 ARR RAW: Camping Considerations & Motorcycle Maintenance on the Road

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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.

Ideal Camping:

  • when choosing somewhere to camp overnight, what are the things you look for that make an ideal camp spot? 
  • camp away or near the road?
  • do you look for a site with water, or not worry about it?
  • do you plan ahead or wing it?
  • what time of day do you settle for the night?
  • what if you’re in an urban area, have you ever just found an out of the way spot or truck stop and set up for the night? 
  • unusual camping experiences

Moto Maintenance

  • best ways to get work done?
  • deciding on reputable shops?

Doing it yourself:

  • where to work?
  • what to do with old oil?
  • setting up your work area?
  • essential lubricants to travel with (to be carried)
  • on-tool items that must be carried (duct tape, zip ties - what else?) good for quick fixes
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

May 20 2017

2hr 1min

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Rank #4: ARR RAW Episode 6: Importance of Off-Road Riding Experience, One or Two Piece Riding Suits and Riding in Extreme Heat

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Episode 6: 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

 This topic inspired by Sam Manicom, as he is doing some riding in the United States. Last month we talked about road riding experience. What about if you have lots of that but aren’t prepared for any off-road trails? How to get some experience with a school or on your own.

Riding Gear - One or Two Piece Suits

- advantages, disadvantage

- likes or dislikes

- how does weather, or climate affect what you should wear

- which would be better for heading out on lengthy adventure

Riding in Extreme Heat and Staying Safe While You Do It

- staying hydrated and how does dehydration affect you in the heat, how much water can you expect to carry for a certain distance?

- heat exhaustion and heat stroke - signs and prevention        

- dressing for riding in heat 

Show Picks & Plugs

Grant Johnson - www.horizunsunlimited.com

PICK: Electric/Heated Vests

PLUG : HUMM Spain - http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/humm/humm-info

Sam Manicom - www.sam-manicom.com

PICK: Jesse Luggage https://m.facebook.com/jesse.luggage/

PLUG: The Overland Event http://www.overlandevent.com/

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix - www.aussiesoverland.com.au

PICK: Motorcycle Investor: www.facebook.com/motorcycleinvestor www.motorcycleinvestor.com

PLUG: Aussies Overland New book! "The Long Way to Vladivostok" http://www.aussiesoverland.com.au

Graham Field - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

PICK:

PLUG:

Jim Martin - www.adventureriderradio.com

PICK: inReach Explorer www.inreachcanada.com

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Jun 24 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #5: ARR RAW Episode 7: Trip Budgeting, Tires, Campers From Hell - Motorcycle Talks

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Episode 7: 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

RAW Episode 6 Topics:

Budgeting for a Trip

How much money do I need before I can go?

Do I need a reserve fund? If yes, how much?

Stretching your budget: Ideas on how to make a dollar into more than just a dollar.

Tires

What tires do you use and why?

What would the ideal travel tire look like?

Tips for getting more miles from your tires

Campers From Hell... :)

Grant Johnson - www.horizunsunlimited.com

PLUG : Horizons Unlimited Mountain Madness Rockies, Spain, and India: http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/humm

Sam Manicom - www.sam-manicom.com

PLUG: Book Signing and Presentation trip to Southern California/Arizona www.sam-manicom.com

Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix - www.aussiesoverland.com.au

PLUG: www.aussiesoverland.com.au

Graham Field - http://grahamfield.co.uk/

Jim Martin - www.adventureriderradio.com

Jul 20 2016

1hr 42mins

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Rank #6: 37 ARR RAW: Near Misses, Credit Card Fraud, Travel by Ural and Going Electric

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Moto talks by some of the most informative and witty adventure travellers and authors in the world. Conversations brought to the table this month include near misses on the road, travelling on a ural and the future of motorcycle travel on electric bikes. And while in India, Graham Field finds out what it’s like to be the target of what could be credit card fraud or a case of stolen identity.

To see the photos and for more on this episode and our new sponsor go to https://adventureriderradio.com/arr-raw/.

Listen to weekly episodes of Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com.

Feb 19 2019

1hr 55mins

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Rank #7: 36 ARR RAW: Tips for Cheap Motorcycle Travel in Mexico, Central & South America

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A big part of trip planning is cost, and budgeting for meals and accommodations, let alone fuel and the unexpected, can be a bit overwhelming. The panel discusses travelling on the cheap in Mexico, Central and South America. And everyone has memorable riding experiences in their life that stand out more than others. We talk about those special moments and share photos that were taken at the time.

To see the photos and for more on this episode and our new sponsor go to https://adventureriderradio.com/arr-raw/

Listen to weekly episodes on Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com.

Jan 26 2019

2hr 5mins

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Rank #8: 14 ARR RAW: Motorcycle Road Hazards and Scams Travellers Should Be Aware Of

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

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.

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 Shirley's Radio Interview on ABC: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/local/melbourne/faineconversations/201702/r1664076_25650655.mp3

Jim Martin - Host of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW - www.adventureriderradio.com

Feb 21 2017

1hr 43mins

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Rank #9: 12 ARR RAW: How to Keep a Motorcycle Rider Happy: Footwear, Gifts & a Healthy Sex Drive

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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

Dec 20 2016

1hr 49mins

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Rank #10: 27 ARR RAW: Backside Comforts, After Crash Confidence & Partner Persuasion

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ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers - Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. 

ARR RAW February 2018 Topics:

Where Do You Rest Your Arse?
 Ideas for comfortable camp chairs, camp pads, and other ingenious ideas.

Yellow Tents: In the January episode of RAW we talked about yellow tents and insects. Listener, Mike Samsen, wrote in with his thoughts:

"Someone said NOT to get a yellow tent because it attracts bugs. Being the happy owner of a yellow Redverz, I was distressed by my apparent stupidity (though I’ve never had an issue.) Anyhow, being a recovering management consultant, I had to do a little research. As it turns out, it appears yellow is a good color. According to Sciencing.com, "Insects are attracted to ultraviolet and blue light, including black and florescent." Pest Cemetery.com maintains that "yellow lights or the color yellow actually prevents mosquitoes from biting you. Yellow is a color mosquitoes can hardly see and when they do see the color it confuses them. Consequently yellow clothing may be a wise choice to prevent an evening out from turning itchy."

So, we discuss the use of yellow tents again and set some things straight.

Listener Questions:
 Advice about Getting Back on the Bike After a Crash:
 Geoff Goins asks for input from the RAW panel: I know it has been covered on ARR, and here and there in several other episodes, but I would love some insight from your panel about getting back on after a big crash? The mental barriers and how to deal with the fear. I had a crash last fall that resulted in surgery and a wrecked bike, and I am having doubts about getting back on. I know Sam has had a couple spills, and still gets on and rides.

Convincing Someone that Travel Can be Safe:
 Huw Gwilliam has done some motorcycle traveling in the USA with his girlfriend, but now wants to go to Central and South America. He wants to know how to convince her that it will be safe and she shouldn't worry about it. And how does he avoid the stress of worrying about her while on the trip?

A Question for Sam Manicom:
 Mark Plank has a question for Sam Manicom: [He] has mentioned in interviews (Horizons Unlimited DVDs) that his friends at the pub laughed at him when he told them that he wanted to ride a motorcycle around the world. Now with miles and miles of travels and numerous books and appearances, what do these same friends say about Sam?

Links:

Liz Jansen: https://lizjansen.com/

ARR RAW is produced by Canoe West Media and Elizabeth Martin. Co-hosts of RAW are Sam Manicom, Grant Johnson, Shirley Hardy Rix, Brian Rix and Graham Field, with host Jim Martin. For this round table talk series, audio is edited, mixed and produced by Jim Martin.

Music:

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/)

Bensound Groovy Hip Hop - www.bensound.com

Mar 19 2018

1hr 37mins

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Rank #11: 23 ARR RAW:  The Bare Minimum, Friends at the Get-Go & What’s That Smell?

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ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. 

Basic Mechanical Knowledge For Motorcycle Travel: What is the absolute minimum mechanical knowledge you should have before undertaking an extended trip? And what things should you be checking regularly to prevent or foresee possible breakdowns?

Choosing a Travel Mate: How to figure out if you’re compatible? Do you do a short run/overnight first or? How do you handle it when on the road for a time, you decide it isn’t working and you want to go it alone? Especially if you’re in a far off place?

ARR RAW Listeners Questions Answered:

James Gale:  How stinky is too stinky? I'm interested to know what the esteemed RAW panel smell like. (No, my curiosity is not born of a fetish. It's purely practical and social). When you're going on a long journey what do you do about clean clothes? How many changes of clothes are reasonable given the lack of a chest-of-drawers and limited cupboard space on a bike? Do you plan to stop in towns and use a laundromat or motel facility? Do you take some soap and wash your clothes in a river? Or do you keep riding until the police arrest you for excessive air pollution?

Noel Bowerman: What place did you find confronting? How did you come to terms with it?

Gary Turner: What do you do when you have free time on the trip? I.E. reading, sleep, laundry, drinking?

If you have a question for the RAW panel, send it to us by filling out the form at https://www.adventureriderradio.com/rawquestion/.

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.com

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

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

Nov 20 2017

1hr 42mins

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Rank #12: 11 RAW: Bulk vs Comfort | Getting in to the Groove | What You Wear Under There | Fit for Riding

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Featuring Shirley Hardy-Rix & Brian Rix, Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin with Guests Lisa & Simon Thomas

 

Motorcycle 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 - How Long Does it Take?

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 Long Distance Motorcycle 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 PANEL

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

SHOW GUESTS

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

 

Listen to more of our best motorcycle podcasts at www.AdventureRiderRadio.com

Nov 20 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #13: 16 ARR RAW: Best Things About Being on the Road & When Road Trips End

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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?  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 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 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/)

Apr 24 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #14: 39 ARR RAW: Common Mistakes Motorcycle Travellers Make | Should Adventure Be Planned or Spontaneous

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Motorcycle travel talks by some of the most informative and witty adventure travellers and authors in the world. Conversations brought to the table this month include common mistakes that motorcycle travellers make and should adventures be planned or happen spontaneously.

For more on this episode https://adventureriderradio.com/arr-raw/.

Listen to weekly episodes of Adventure Rider Radio at https://adventureriderradio.com. This episode is sponsored by Fresh Tracks UK.

Apr 15 2019

2hr 13mins

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

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

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.

Handling Prescription Medications: Thanks to Gary from Memphis who wrote to ask us about how to get his prescription meds, including controlled substances, while traveling outside of the Canada and the United States.

Thanks to Sam Manicom for providing the following links:

International Narcotics Control Board: https://www.incb.org/ https://www.incb.org/incb/en/psychotropic-substances/travellers_guidelines.html

The Costs Involved on a Motorcycle Trip: When planning a motorcycle adventure, especially an extended one, there's a lot of consideration put in to cost. Making sure you have what you need to cover all expenses plus any unexpected ones is really important, particularly when in foreign countries. Of course, you need to figure out a budget before you go, so we've got together and discussed what you can expect and what you should plan on. 

•fuel  •food  •visas, special permits, overstaying visa  •accommodations •repairs •carnets •medical insurance •bike insurance •shipping •vaccinations (sam) •bike consumables such as tyres  •medical needs (not covered by insurance) •city accommodations and transport costs when dealing with getting bike out of port  •emergency money •and more... 

Thanks again to Sam Manicom, for this link to an informative site: www.mytravelcost.com www.mytravelcost.com/petrol-prices/ What about dollar per day? Here is what HU says… 

To plan your budget, here's some rough guidelines:

"First-tier" countries such as northern Europe, US$60-80 a day and up per person. "Second-tier" countries such as the rest of Europe, Canada and the USA, US$40-60 a day per person. "Third-tier" countries, such as Latin America, US$30 a day is considered enough for the average budget traveller, not counting major items like shipping the bike - or yourself, and repairs and servicing. "Fourth-tier" countries, parts of Africa and Asia, can be done for less, many for less than US$20 day, especially in Asia.

And thanks to Grant Johnson, read more about trip costs on Horizons Unlimited at http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/get-ready/budgeting and http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/shipping

DIARRHEA: Not the most pleasant of topics, but it did come up at the end of the episode, when Graham Field and Grant Johnson had some opinions on this messy subject. If you're interested in some more information, Grant from HU has provided some links: 

Dukoral:  https://www.dukoralcanada.comhttps://www.dukoralcanada.com/infographics.html NHS (UK) on travellers diarrhea:  http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/advice/disease-prevention-advice/travellers-diarrhoea.aspx

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.comHU Events: http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/events   Achievable Dream Online: https://vimeo.com/horizonsunlimited

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

Mar 21 2017

2hr 16mins

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Rank #16: 24 ARR RAW: Making Money While Traveling | Motorcycle Christmas on the Road

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Christmas With the RAW Panel: 

Sometimes our travels take us to far away places, away from family and the homes we know. And we spend holidays and Christmas with new friends in strange places. Each of the hosts on the RAW panel share special memories of places they have spent this time of year. 

Listener Questions:

Many thanks to RAW listeners who have submitted questions for the panel and this month we answer the following:

Brittany Scheid: "I have a few newbie riding questions. I got my license this fall, and so far I have been searching for a good starter bike for myself. I am 120 lbs, 5 foot 2 inches. I need a good bike to practice on too, where do you all recommend to practice, empty parking lots? or do you think going right out on normal roads? I don't have much experience yet and need to gain more confidence."

TJ Lyons: "Can you talk about what jobs people could get into if they want to support the adventure lifestyle?" "... have heard of remote into type of jobs or careers that can be done on the road to make some money from wherever you are in the world." 

On the last episode of RAW, Grant asked our listening audience: What Holds You Back From Doing Your Trip?:

Dafydd Jones: "In response to your question at the end of the October podcast you asked what is stopping you (the listener) from going on a trip and my reasons are simply cost and a young family? But probably the big one is where to go that’s not mega money. I have thought Europe but not sure where to go, maybe Germany or Switzerland, any advice?"

Anonymous: "... since discovering the Adventure Motorcycling community I have been dreaming on getting on a longer trip. Not a RTW trip but gradually building up my experience and knowledge like you have mentioned to many times on ARR and RAW is the best way to do it. A couple of years ago my excuse was time and money. Didn't know when to do it and was very much into my career. Then..." ... the listener is not able to travel due to a medical condition in the family and the likelihood is that travel will not be for some time in the future. Can we live our dreams through motorcycle books, movies and shorter adventures?

Sam ManicomSam's 4 paperback books take you through the different continents of what turned out to be an 8 year motorcycle journey around the world. You can get them either direct from Sam, or via The Book Depository.com with Free Worldwide delivery. You can also find them on Kindle, and all 4 are available as Audio books for download from i-Tunes and Audible. Or you can get MP3 Audio Book CDs direct from Sam on http://www.sam-manicom.com/  

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

Graham Field Author of motorcycle adventure books: In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka & Different Natures - http://grahamfield.co.uk/ Pre-order audio book: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pre-order-audiobook-of-in-search-of-greener-grass-motorcycle-travel#/ Holiday Offer: The most innovative and desirable travel book packaging ever conceived. The pannier replica box set. The sexiest thing you can put on a book shelf. Containing three books with over 150 Amazon 5 star reviews. Give someone the world this Christmas http://grahamfield.co.uk/box-set-all-3-books-in-pannier-box-with-free-gifts/

Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian RixAuthors of motorcycle adventure books: Two for the Road, Circle to Circle & The Long Way to Vladivostok. Aussie Overland’s books are available through the usual eBook outlets worldwide or order directly at www.aussiesoverland.com.au. They make a great holiday read whether relaxing by a fire in the northern hemisphere or by the pool in the southern hemisphere. And don't forget to check out the Adventure Travel Film Festival: http://www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com/australian-festival/.

Sam's 4 paperback books take you through the different continents of what turned out to be an 8 year motorcycle journey around the world. You can get them either direct from Sam, or via The Book Depository.com with Free Worldwide delivery. You can also find them on Kindle, and all 4 are available as Audio books for download from i-Tunes and Audible. Or you can get MP3 Audio Book CDs direct from Sam on http://www.sam-manicom.com/ 

The most innovative and desirable travel book packaging ever conceived. The pannier replica box set. The sexiest thing you can put on a book shelf. Containing three books with over 150 Amazon 5 star reviews. Give someone the world this Christmas http://grahamfield.co.uk/box-set-all-3-books-in-pannier-box-with-free-gifts/

Dec 10 2017

1hr 55mins

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Rank #17: 25 ARR RAW: Tents, Toes and Feces

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ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers

On this months RAW, at the round table we discuss if you really need a tent to go overlanding, is physical fitness important for a motorcycle trip, handling money in different countries and going to the toilet.

Tents: Do you really need to go overlanding with a tent?

Fitness: Is being physically fit an important part of setting out on a big trip?

Money: How do you handle your money or money sources when travelling? Carrying money? Transferring money? Exchange? Do you spend all your money in a country before you leave it and then get money in the correct currency in the next country? Or how do you do it?

Happy New Year: We’re in to 2018, what will the RAW panel get up to this year?

ARR RAW Listener Question Answered: 

James G: There's one thing that makes me hesitant about travelling through Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. It's not wild animals, dodgy food, or terrorists. It's poo. The idea of using a non-western toilet makes me pucker. How do you handle it? Do you bring your own loo-paper and pretend you are safe in your own bathroom? Or do you learn the lavatorial etiquette for each country you travel through?

How to Use a Squat Toilet: https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Squat-Toilet

More Photos: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_toilet

Show Co-Hosts

Sam Manicom  Sam's 4 paperback books take you through the different continents of what turned out to be an 8 year motorcycle journey around the world. You can get them either direct from Sam, or via The Book Depository.com with Free Worldwide delivery. You can also find them on Kindle, and all 4 are available as Audio books for download from i-Tunes and Audible. Or you can get MP3 Audio Book CDs direct from Sam on http://www.sam-manicom.com/  

Grant Johnson - Horizons UnlimitedTHE 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

Graham FieldAuthor of motorcycle adventure books: In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka & Different Natures - http://grahamfield.co.uk/Pre-order audio book: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/pre-order-audiobook-of-in-search-of-greener-grass-motorcycle-travel#/ The most innovative and desirable travel book packaging ever conceived. The pannier replica box set. The sexiest thing you can put on a book shelf. Containing three books with over 150 Amazon 5 star reviews. http://grahamfield.co.uk/box-set-all-3-books-in-pannier-box-with-free-gifts/

Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian Rix Authors of motorcycle adventure books: Two for the Road, Circle to Circle & The Long Way to Vladivostok. Aussie Overland’s books are available through the usual eBook outlets worldwide or order directly at www.aussiesoverland.com.au. They make a great read whether relaxing by a fire in the northern hemisphere or by the pool in the southern hemisphere. And don't forget to check out the Adventure Travel Film Festival: http://www.adventuretravelfilmfestival.com/australian-festival/.

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/)

Bensound Groovy Hip Hop - www.bensound.com

Jan 15 2018

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Rank #18: 22 ARR RAW: Graham's Hair Recommendations, Locked Up & Other Useful Motorcycle Stuff

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ARR RAW Listeners Questions Answered:

Scott McQueen: What are costs like on RTW trips? How do you not run out of money?

Mike Jacobson: Can Graham recommend some useful hair products for dry hair I can use in the coming Australian summer? ;) Serious question this time: charging technology on a motorcycle. Phones are relatively easy to charge on a bike if you've fitted a USB port - but laptops and some cameras' need different voltages than the 5V USB supplies or the 12V a cigarette style socket or simple connector powered from the bikes' system will give you . Do you invest in specialized chargers that will run on a 12V power supply or cross your fingers and hope to be able to plug into a 120V/240V mains power socket when the need arises? Also, how much equipment can you actually charge on your bike before you start stressing the bikes' electrics?

TJ Lyons: How do you lock up your motorcycle when traveling? Do you use a chain or heavy duty cable or nothing? I have heard all of you mention so many great tips, but I do not recall anyone every mentioning if they do anything to secure their bike at night.

Alex Druien: How do you get started in a quest around the world?

If you have a question for the RAW panel, send it to us by filling out the form at https://www.adventureriderradio.com/rawquestion/. Paul Crowder: My question would be what's the best continent to tour in terms of ease versus experience for a traveller with time constraints?

Grant’s question to the listener:

"What keeps you from going on a trip? Also, what got you going?"

Show Co-Hosts

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

Music by www.bensound.com: Groovy HipHop

Oct 17 2017

1hr 31mins

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Rank #19: 40 ARR RAW: Analyze, Prioritize and Conceptualize - Motorcycle Travel

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When is a story a good story? And with all the spectacular places in the world to visit, how do you choose where to go to? These and more questions answered by some of the most informative and witty adventure travellers and authors in the world. Or should we just google it?

For more RAW episodes and to listen to Adventure Rider Radio go to https://www.adventureriderradio.com.

May 20 2019

1hr 43mins

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Rank #20: 26 ARR RAW — Travel Emotions, Paying Your Bills & Best Border Crossings

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ARR RAW Round Table Discussions With Motorcycle Adventure Travellers Featuring Grant Johnson, Brian Rix, Shirley Hardy-Rix, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. 

ARR RAW February 2018 Topics:When you're on a trip, you still need to look after home responsibilities, how do you do that when far from home? Have you ever had an "aha moment", when you realize just why you're doing this crazy trip? And sometimes travel can be a bit much and you start thinking about getting back home, should you end your trip? And what about border crossings? Are they really that scary?

Border Crossings: Which countries are easiest to get in to, for people that are concerned about border crossings, the hassle, etc?

Keep Travelling or Go Home?: Did you ever have a moment where you thought, 'I just want to go home!' 

Aha Moments: Describe a moment from a trip where that moment inspired you to think 'Yes! This is why I'm out doing this!' 

Listener’s Question: Dealing With Normal Life While on an Adventure

Mike Samsen: How do you deal with all the details of so called "normal" life while on an extended trip...house rental, mail, bills, prescriptions, etc?

Links: Tyson Clark & Sarah Goulopoulos - The Ride of Our Life: https://www.facebook.com/therideofourlife/ Ted Talks - How to Speak That People Want to Listen - Julian Treasure: https://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_how_to_speak_so_that_people_want_to_listen

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Sam Manicom Sam's 4 paperback books take you through the different continents of what turned out to be an 8 year motorcycle journey around the world. You can get them either direct from Sam, or via The Book Depository.com with Free Worldwide delivery. You can also find them on Kindle, and all 4 are available as Audio books for download from i-Tunes and Audible. Or you can get MP3 Audio Book CDs direct from Sam on http://www.sam-manicom.com/

Grant Johnson - Horizons UnlimitedTHE premier source for information on motorcycle and overland adventure travel since 1997. www.horizunsunlimited.comHU Events: http://www.HorizonsUnlimited.com/events    Achievable Dream Online: https://vimeo.com/horizonsunlimited

Graham FieldGraham's website has a shop full of temptations for travel lovers and an extensive gallery for readers to follow his stories in photos. Products include t-shirts, pannier replica box sets, the 'brake disc' MP3 audio book and, of course, his books, which have collectively accumulated over 200 Amazon 5 star reviews. All sales via the website come with free stickers. All his books are now available in the US and on kindle too. www.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. Aussie Overland’s books are available through the usual eBook outlets worldwide or order directly at www.aussiesoverland.com.au. They make a great  read whether relaxing by a fire in the northern hemisphere or by the pool in the southern hemisphere.

Music:

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/) Bensound Groovy Hip Hop - www.bensound.com

Feb 20 2018

1hr 30mins

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