I'm not sure if thisnis the place to post this, or there will be much interest, but I thought there may be other here interested in the Rayhyde school, and learning to be more proficient off road. I am currentlynat the rawhide adventure campus in Colorado, taking there first course and thought I'd share the experience in case others were interested and to shy to ask. I've ridden off pavement a fair bit, but off road very little, if you know what I mean. Secondary roads, and Forrest roads don't faze me, and I've managed to quench my adventure needs through them, but it is time to up the game for myself, and I want to open more terrain to explore. A few to many good dumps, and my bikes occasional (might be nice way of putting it) naps have taught me a few painful lessons, I'm hoping some education might save me some more. I flew in from Mass. On Thursday, rented a car and drove from Colorado Springs to Hartsel. A beautiful ride really, which already has me planning a return trip on the GSA in September when I have time to explore. The garden of the gods, and pikes peak were breath taking. I'll post pics when I get home to a real computer, as I'm notmsure how to post from the iPad. The school is in the middle of timbucktoo CO, but jim's directions were spot on, and finding it was pretty easy, though I admit to wondering if I had made a wrong turn a few times. Upon ariving the welcome was fantasic. People seemed more then happy to meet everyone, and remembering my fathers advice as a youth (stick out yourmhand and introduce yourself son) proved useful again. The accommodations were all set up. I was pointed at my tent told to stow my gear and come back out to meet my bike. A bit more later it's breakfast time here and I need to get going. They keep you busy trying to maximize yourntime and investment.