Adventure Rider Radio – Interview @ Overland Expo East
When I attended the ‘Overland Expo East’ in North Carolina earlier this month, I met Gabe West – like me a bike rider, former Army officer and also correspondent for Adventure Rider Radio. We sat down under a tree and chatted about my experiences on the the road and a little about my philosophy towards traveling.
The outcome was a podcast on the Adventure Rider Radio website. If you’d like to listen to the interview, click the link below:
ADVENTURE RIDER RADIO INTERVIEW
Poignantly, the young rider I mention near the end of the interview was Al Farland. Only a week later, he died in a road accident. I paid tribute to him in my previous post.
Hi Paul, really enjoying your writing and videos. Just watched the way we roll, brilliant!!. I’m a garden designer living in West Sussex, I head off to my beloved West of Ireland on my XR650R whenever poss. Pretty tame compared to you guys…!! All your info about the Tenere is great as I am looking to get one. I adore my bike but no key, no battery, no electric start….the Tenere is just a bit more civilised but still a roughly tufty single . Anyway, safe riding and thanks for sharing the journey Steve
Hi Steve. Tenere’s are great, but the XR650 is very cool! Much lighter and more credible on the dirt. I’ve just finished fitting some WP forks to the Tenere, so I must get round to updating the description of the bike on the blog. Need to go and find some desert now to test it out!
Hi Paul, hope alls well, I’m looking forward to seeing how the Dakar influenced mods work out on the Tenere…..by the time I buy one in the spring I will have this picture in my mind of the perfect Tenere!.I’m sure using ‘man maths’ on my finances I will achieve that. By the way I have always found the workshop guys at Talon to be really helpful with wheel/hub matters, I have Talon wheels/hubs and beefy stainless spokes on my XR650R and will do the same on the Ten . Kind regards Steve
You and me both, mate!! I have to buy a new set of bearings, lock nuts etc for my steering head and take them back to Peru next month before I can give the old girl a proper run out with the WPs on.
If I could afford a set, I’d get Talon / Excel hubs & wheels for the Ten, but I reckon these Warp 9 ones will do the trick – I’m not going to leaping around an MX track after all. Then again, as you say some man maths could sort it out – I had to use that technique recently when I completely lost control buying new camera gear! (That’s the next blog post….)
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