Informative and candid interviews and discussion regarding the latest in the world of adventure motorcycling with the folks on the inside. From gear to gears, we dig deep into one of the fastest-growing motorcycle categories.
Episode 006: Mathew Sturtevant & Gabriella Kiss
In this episode, we catch up with adventure seeker, photographer, and author Mathew Sturtevant and his equally impressive riding and life partner, Gabriella Kiss. Mathew's new book, The Topography of Fear has just been released and on the show, we talk about his struggles with anxiety and how he used 2 wheels and the Trans-America Trail (TAT) to help him overcome and wrestle with some of his biggest fears. Mathew's book can be purchased at www.thetopographyoffear.com.
Be sure to stay tuned to the end of the episode for the Epilogue to hear the crazy story of how through our discussion on this podcast we realized we had actually met Gabriella more than 3 years ago on the trail of the Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR).
Links to Mathew's book and picture of Mathew, Gabriella, and their adventures and more information about Adventure Motorcycle USA can be found at www.adventuremotorcycle.com
Episode 005: Nathan Jenkins | Ride Arkansas
In this episode, we catch up with Nathan Jenkins a serious Adventure Rider who grew up in a hippie commune in the hills of Northwest Arkansas. Nathan is an unofficial ambassador for Arkansas adventure riding and can point you to every good trail, creek crossing, and café in the State. He can tell you about every good piece of adventure gear, technology, and upgrade out there and probably buys and sells more motorcycles each month than some dealerships.
If you haven’t hooked up your rear tire into some Arkansas dirt, you’re certainly missing some of the best dual-sport and adventure riding in the country. We talk to Nathan about growing up on motorcycles, some of the best spots for Adventure riders, and pin him down in a rapid-fire “best of” list. Enjoy the episode.
Episode 004: Tiernan Turner & Matt Kendall | Ride Report: 10,000 miles to Rio
In this episode of the Adventure Motorcycle USA podcast, I sit down with Tiernan Turner and Matt Kendall, best friends who paired their love of adventure travel and film-making and set out on Suzuki DRZ400 Supermoto's to ride 10,000 miles from the US to Brazil to attend the world-famous Carnival. Their award-winning documentary Ride Report: 10,000 Miles to Rio, isn't new, but perfectly captures the fact that you don't have the be the best rider or the most accomplished adventurer to set out on an epic journey. Hear their tails from the trail and how a two and a half month adventure motorcycle journey changed how they tackle problems in their everyday lives. Enjoy the episode.
Episode 003: Cole Kirkpatrick | Gnarly Routes
In this episode of the Adventure Motorcycle USA podcast, we catch up with Cole Kirkpatrick of Gnarly Routes, who along with his partner, guides motorcycle enthusiasts on epic hand-picked off-road riding adventures. In addition his outfitting business, Cole is an accomplished action photographer and cinematographer, shooting and filming for the likes of KTM. He's a KTM adventure ambassador and helped film the Southern California Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR) documentary. When he's not guiding or filming, Cole still finds time to compete in enduro races in his home state of Texas.
Episode 002: Mark Sampson | Big Dog Adventures
In Episode 002, we catch up with Mark Sampson of Big Dog Adventures. Having just turned 69 years old, Mark's bikes may have gotten smaller but his thirst for adventure is as big as ever. From Alaska to Mexico and everywhere in between, Mark is still known to tent camp for weeks on end during rides. He's a fixture on AdvRider forums and is a good friend to many, offering routes, advice, and reviews. He's a gem of a guy and a true adventure motorcycle ambassador but also a real midwesterner that is as humble as they come. While claiming no hobbies other than motorcycles, Mark is one hell of a guitarist, whose former band opened for some major label acts. Stay tuned at the end to hear an original song from Mark's band that perfectly sums up his life.
Find out more about Adventure Motorcycle USA: www.adventuremotorcycleusa.com
Find out more about Big Dog Adventures: www.bigdogadventures.com
Find out more about the 3-Step Hidaway: www.3stephideaway.com/
Episode 001: Bud Carmen | Bulletproof Designs
On this edition of the Adventure Motorcycle USA podcast, we talk with Bud Carmen, a motocross veteran who turned a passion for two wheels and a penchant for breaking things into Bullet Proof Designs, a leader in hard parts manufacturing for the motorcycle industry. In this wide-ranging interview, we discuss his motocross background, racing Baja, how he turned from racer to motocross fabricator and why he loves riding adventure motorcycles. We also explore his thoughts on essential protection for adventure bikes and how he's set up is own KTM 1190 Adventure R.
Find out more about Adventure Motorcycle USA: http://www.adventuremotorcycleusa.com
Find out more about Bullet Proof Designs: http://www.bulletproofdesigns.com
This is a very good podcast
Keep it up!
First two episodes were great, listened to them back to back. Keep up the good work, really enjoy the stories and the laid back approach.
Great stuff! Need more now!!!