Not quite an off-road or highway trip but I attended the California Superbike School at Laguna Seca for a two-day school the end of September. The bikes used were BMW 1000 RR's. I recommend this school to anyone interested in technically improving their riding and want to understand the underlying fundamentals. I attended the 2-day school with the format being divided 45% class room, 45% track and 10% debriefing with your ride coach. There were 2 groups divided by skills. Twelve of us were level 1 with another 12 being level 3's. Level 4 is the highest rating and it is reserved for racers who come to the school to improved specific items which limit their track performance. While our group is in the classroom the other group is on the track. There is a ride-coach for every 2 riders so you get very personalized teaching where you follow them or they follow you. The debriefing is where they explain specifically your issues. My coach was Cobie. If you ever go this school and are lucky enough to get him then you are in the best hands. The lectures were conducted by the Dylan and Keith Code (the founder of the schools). You are taught one specific new thing prior to your next track session along with the appropriate hand signals for communicating with your ride coach. There is also off-track practice on special lean and slide bikes. Jason helped me out to teach an old dog the correct way to counter steer at high speeds. Thanks. They hide the speedo and lose the mirrors on the 1000 RR's to eliminated any distractions. The progression of lectures start out at throttle control, turn points, quick turning, 2-step turning, single turn mechanics, identifying reference points for repeatability, 3-step looking for vanishing points, and wide views through turns. On my very first lap on the Laguna Seca track I accidentally got airborne due to too much speed in the famed Corkscrew. Was black-flagged; Got rightfully chewed out by Trevor (course control master) who questioned my sanity and whether I had a death-wish. Here's a link to video of my riding early in the first day. <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/lt5FbWvjh8s?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/lt5FbWvjh8s?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object> The video was still being processed by YouTube when I wrote this. By the end of that day everything was coming together. Would recommend the 2-day course for anyone interested in learning from the best.