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    Typing Computer Off road skills

    For us dual sport folks off road skills are as helpful as road riding. I ran across this school on off road riding. I am thinking of taking it. Here are two links. One is the school its self, and the other is to a non affiliated person who took the class. They offer classes all over the US including several locations around CA.

    http://ducatigirl.com/california/dirt/as.html

    http://www.americansupercamp.com/index.shtml
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    Re: Off road skills

    Here is another dual sport school. RIDER magazine did a story on it in their June '05 issue. It's the Jimmy Lewis Off-road School. www.jimmylewisoffroad.com
    If anyone wants the magazine, let me know, I'll send it when I'm done with it.
    I'm tired of collecting magazines.

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    Re: Off road skills

    Quote Originally Posted by Seadog
    It's the Jimmy Lewis Off-road School. www.jimmylewisoffroad.com
    That web site is a bit of an eyesore, but the class looks cool. Thanks!

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    Gary, I would go with Jimmy Lewis. He is a great rider and instructor, from all I have read. He also is kinda a local guy for us Southern Cali riders. Rumor has it he owns a home in Lake Isabella. If I ever get the dough, I'll be taking his Adventure Tourer class.

    You could just learn as I am...trial and error!

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    Thanks, Mark. To date I have been doing just that. I'm not even sure a V-Strom belongs in that class. They're riding real enduros there. But heck, that looks like soooo much fun!!

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    Re: Off road skills

    www.rawhyde-offroad.com


    In Castiac Ca, Ventura County. 3 day adventure riding training camps, adventure tours and special off-road riding events.

    I'm signed-up for Memorial Day weekend.

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    Re: Off road skills

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary
    Thanks, Mark. To date I have been doing just that. I'm not even sure a V-Strom belongs in that class. They're riding real enduros there. But heck, that looks like soooo much fun!!
    I wonder what the off road instructors have to say about the V Strom. Don't be fooled, the Beemer GS isn't much of an enduro...80/90% road 20/10% dirt. This is exactly why BMW is bringing out the HP2. I'll bet your bike would do just fine.

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    Re: Off road skills

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDrifter
    www.rawhyde-offroad.com


    3 day adventure riding training camps, adventure tours and special off-road riding events.
    Mike, their safari concept sounds pretty cool. Especially the 8 day trek from Ventura, CA area all the way out to Las Vegas, NV. Right now, like Mark, I'm trial and error. I'd like some formal education for my ever longer solo adventures into the boonies. Would be interested to know how it goes and what you thought of it.
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    Re: Off road skills

    Quote Originally Posted by motorrad
    Mike, their safari concept sounds pretty cool. Especially the 8 day trek from Ventura, CA area all the way out to Las Vegas, NV. Right now, like Mark, I'm trial and error. I'd like some formal education for my ever longer solo adventures into the boonies. Would be interested to know how it goes and what you thought of it.
    I'm leaving on Wednesday and I'll certainly let you know how it was. I'm the same as you, the only off-road experience or know-how I have is what I've read or tried (right or wrong). I really have no idea what I'm doing but so far, I've managed not to dump the old escape pod.

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    Re: Off road skills

    Quote Originally Posted by GSDrifter
    =I really have no idea what I'm doing but so far, I've managed not to dump the old escape pod.

    Wish I could say the same. Now that I am a little over 18 it hurts more than it used to.
    It's the journey, not the destination.

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