The Realities of Motorcycle Life - ARR Podcast Interview
Adventure Rider Radio is the most listened-to Motorcycle Podcast in the world and it was a pleasure and an honour to talk at length with Jim Martin, the host and owner of ARR.
On this episode, a deeper conversation about finances, risk, insurance, changed perspectives and more.
Adventure Rider Radio Podcast is the most downloaded motorcycle podcast in the world. Now in the top 5% of all podcasts, all genres for downloads.
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Words by: Jim Martin.
Simon and Lisa Thomas have spent most of the last 18 years on their motorcycles, travelling from place to place around the world. British born, they’ve evolved their passion for travel in to a lifestyle and their livelihood. They speak at events, are professional photographers and authors and they stay in touch with the motorcycle community through their website and social media pages.
When Simon and Lisa started out in 2003, information on motorcycle adventure travel wasn't as prevalent on the internet as it is now. Although Facebook debuted in 2004 it didn’t become popular until 2009, and other platforms that are still around today didn’t start to show up until 2006, so earlier travellers mainly relied on word of mouth, some internet forums, the written word, and mentors or role models.
Since Carl Stearns Clancy first circumnavigated the world in 1912-1913 and Ted Simon in the 1970’s, these icons paved the way for other moto travellers who saw them as role models. And as motorcycle travel and tourism has evolved, we have since looked towards modern day long-distance riders or world travellers for inspiration.
The Thomas' have been a source of motivation for many motorcyclists and their years of knowledge and experience speak volumes, whether it’s about making connections, different cultures, border crossings or cooking a great meal. On this episode, a deeper conversation about finances, risk, insurance, changed perspectives and more. Click to Listen