Episode 79, in which we get located with George Hall of What 3 Words

Hello and happy March! For many listeners, March means winter is almost over. Where I live, March is a fairly rainy month, but at least it’s not terribly cold. We’re expecting temps in the low to mid-60s F (15-18 C). Quite pleasant and great for motorcycling!

This also means that – at least in the USA – we have to deal with that silly clock switch to Daylight Saving Time. I wish they’d get rid of that already and just pick one to stick with.

Dunlop Motorcycle Tires sponsors Chasing the Horizon.

In the February edition of Just the Facts, I talked about a new partnership between Triumph and a navigation technology called What 3 Words. I was so excited about W3W that I immediately contacted them and guess what – you know it! – they have a guy on staff called George who rides like us.¬†Luckily, he was also willing to be on the show, so that’s who this episode’s guest is. That might be the fastest I’ve ever turned a news piece into a discussion episode. My head is still spinning just a little bit.

You can find out more about W3W on their website and Facebook | Twitter @what3words | Instagram @what3words | LinkedIn | YouTube. Here’s a BBC news article about them and an article about their partnership with Triumph, too.

This is a banner ad for the MOA's annual rally, which is in Great Falls, Montana, 25-27 June 2020.
Hope you can join us in Great Falls, Montana, 25-27 June 2020. See you there!

The next discussion episode will be out on 16 March and will feature Laurent Dozias, who runs Ride-In Tours in France.

As I mention in the show, I’m about one year out from my trip to New Zealand and Australia. I plan on spending a month in New Zealand and two to three months in Australia. If you’re a listener living in either of those countries, I’d love to hear from you. First and foremost, I’d like to meet you if you’re of a mind. Secondarily to that, and really important for the show, while I’m traveling I want to talk to as many people in the motorcycling community/industry as I possibly can to get a better perspective on motorcycling worldwide. Who do you know of that I should get on the show? A racer, a builder, an influencer – you tell me who I should be talking to, and I’ll do my best to visit them and have them on the show as a guest.

I’d also like to find out about the must-see motorcycling destinations in your country – not necessarily typical tourist places, but the places dedicated motorcycle riders like to visit. Please send an email to podcast@bmwmoa.org to get the conversation started.

Thanks, and I’ll see you out there somewhere on the road – or off it! Ride safe.