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Old 03-25-2015, 04:02 PM   #1
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PSSOR review?

Thought I would put this here since it is local.

I am interested in doing a beginners adventure camp on my 1200GSA. The BMW ones (RawHyde) look great but they are quite a distance for me and there are scheduling conflicts.

Google spat out PSSOR and they have a camp geared towards the bigger ADV bikes.

Anyone here taken their courses and care to give a review? They are much closer to me and the scheduling works due to less travel compared to California.

Any and all comments welcome.

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Old 03-25-2015, 04:41 PM   #2
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I've taken their intermediate dirt bike course twice, the second time with my wife. We put the skills we practiced there on smaller bikes to immediate use when we did the WABDR later that summer on our bigger bikes (F650 GS Dakar and R1200 GS). I really enjoyed the instructor, Gary Anderson, but he left the organization. If I could find out where he went, I'd definitely take more classes from him.
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Old 03-25-2015, 05:32 PM   #3
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Definitely recommend it. I did it with BMW R1200 GS as a prep for Alaska and WABDR and loved how much I have improved my riding by the ned of the day - see picture below:

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Old 03-25-2015, 05:57 PM   #4
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I took the ADV class back in 2012 and it was great. I had four instructors in the class and they were all very good. They all had different focus areas and a few different skill sets, so they complemented each other very well.

After the course, I was riding stuff I was not expecting to ride so soon and at a pace I was not expecting either. It's worth every penny and even the food was great!!

I was also thinking RawHide but the distance made the course very expensive. If I had to do it again, I would go PSSOR no questions asked.

I've recommended the PSSOR Adv class to friends and have returned pleased too.

Actually, mt GF and I are taking their dirt bike 200 level class the Friday before the Desert 100, I can't wait!!!

Go for it, you'll learn a ton, meet riders, and have lots of fun in the process!

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Thought I would put this here since it is local.

I am interested in doing a beginners adventure camp on my 1200GSA. The BMW ones (RawHyde) look great but they are quite a distance for me and there are scheduling conflicts.

Google spat out PSSOR and they have a camp geared towards the bigger ADV bikes.

Anyone here taken their courses and care to give a review? They are much closer to me and the scheduling works due to less travel compared to California.

Any and all comments welcome.

Cheers,
Dan
Did the ADV Camp a few years ago is was super awesome. I can't say enough good things about them.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:49 AM   #6
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Thanks for the replies everyone! Did some research and PSSOR gets great reviews from those who have taken it.

Will probably sign up for the June camp.

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Old 03-26-2015, 08:13 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replies everyone! Did some research and PSSOR gets great reviews from those who have taken it.

Will probably sign up for the June camp.

Cheers,
Dan
Hey Dan, don't know which Vancouver you're at but the PSSOR website has a placeholder for a "Northern Oregon" class. If you're in Vancouver, WA it would be a great option for you.
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Hey Dan, don't know which Vancouver you're at but the PSSOR website has a placeholder for a "Northern Oregon" class. If you're in Vancouver, WA it would be a great option for you.
Vancouver, Canada so the Washington camp is best for me.

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Old 03-26-2015, 12:46 PM   #9
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Greetings from PSSOR

Hi Dan,

I'm Greg, one of the instructors at PSSOR. I'm happy to see such nice compliments and endorsements from our former riders.

As a school we are constantly working to improve our services to our students and refining our curricula to meet the needs of current and future riders.

We'll teach you
Mastering your controls
Stability and vision
Posture and weight shift for balance
Precise wheel placement
Negotiating obstacles and rough terrain
Ruts, loose surfaces
Ascending / descending hills
Field craft, Packing, cooking, and more.

If you would like to connect with more former students, I have a Facebook group for our Adventure Camp alumni.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ADVCamp

Feel free to join in and ask questions, see photo's and get more in-site.

Cheers!
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