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Sep 19, 2016

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

ARR RAW Round Table Discussion with Travellers - Episode 9

Featuring Grant Johnson, Sam Manicom, Graham Field and Jim Martin. 

Recorded live at Canwest HUBB Meet in Nakusp, BC -

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.

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. 


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

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

Graham Field - Author of motorcycle adventure books: In Search of Greener Grass, Ureka & Different Natures -

Shirley Hardy Rix & Brian Rix - Authors of motorcycle adventure books: Two for the Road, Circle to Circle & The Long Way to Vladivostok -

Jim Martin - Host of Adventure Rider Radio and ARR RAW -