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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started.
Thanks, and I’ll see you out there somewhere on the road – or off it! Ride safe.