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In this episode, Lurch and I interview Chris Foster, who recently broke a Guinness Book of World records riding a Pan America, which is Harley's first adventure-style motorcycle.
Chris set out to visit all 51 National Parks in the lower 48 states in one motorcycle trip and he completed it! He normally rides a BMW adventure bike. However, Harley reached out to him and offered a Pan America for this trip and he couldn't say no.
Chris is no stranger to very long motorcycle road trips and has traveled around the world in the past. He saw this new record attempt as a challenge.
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Chris Foster has some crazy stories to tell about this newest world record trip and past trips. When riding in Mexico once, he was stopped by men with machine guns, who fired into the air, stopped him, asked questions, but finally, let him go to continue his travels.
On this newest world record trip, Chris was actually struck by lightning while riding the Harley Pan America. Luckily, he survived to tell about it and it could have been much worse. These days, Chris says he doesn't mess around and when there is lighting happening while riding his motorcycle, he tries to find a safe place or shelter to wait it out.
Chris has had many unforeseen issues during his long motorcycle road trips, has been in some other peculiar situations, and it was really fun talking to him. He also rode through Death Valley and it was 127 degrees. He's got more stories to tell than we have time for!
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Chris really got to test the Harley Pan America out during this recent 54-day motorcycle road trip. Chris gives his opinion of the Harley Pan America and how it held up. I must say this was a true test.
These are just some highlights and you really have to listen to this podcast episode to get all the details. You can learn more about Chris Foster on his website:
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Dave Coleman says
Ryan, you need to interview Noraly (Itchyboots). She has a YouTube channel. She has ridden through Africa, Asia, Middle East, South America, Central America among others. She is currently in Central America headed towards the USA and eventually Alaska.