Adventure Rider Radio – Interview @ Overland Expo East

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 18.31.20When 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:


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.

5 Comments on Adventure Rider Radio – Interview @ Overland Expo East

  1. Stephen Eldridge // 09/12/2014 at 2:17 pm // Reply

    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!

      • Stephen Eldridge // 26/12/2014 at 12:43 pm //

        Hi Paul, hope alls well, I’m looking forward to seeing how the Dakar influenced mods work out on the Tenere… 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….)

  2. liukluke // 10/12/2014 at 5:32 am // Reply

    Reblogged this on Trouble Spark .

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