Rawhyde Adventures

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  1. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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  2. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Just a reminder:D

    Rawhyde's next big rally/event is coming up. Below is a link to the event. If you are thinking about this event and have questions let me know. Also if you are ready to sign up and have not done so yet please PM me and I'll get you signed up:clap

    Rally Details:

    STANDARD ADMISSION: $389

    PRICE WITH TRAINING: $1395
    Price includes everything from the Standard package plus RawHyde Training. Rental bikes for training are available for an additional fee. Contact us for details, pricing & booking.

    DATE: May 16 - 18, 2014

    Standard Admission Includes:

    3 days of great fun and riding.

    All meals - 9 of them
    (Dinner thursday night through lunch Sunday.)

    "beverage package" including beer and other adult beverages.

    Guided adventure rides by the RawHyde Crew including the Mogollon Rim (pronounced "mo-gi-on").

    A souvenir shirt with special event graphics.

    A one-day pass into the incredible Overland Expo.

    Tent Camping.

    More info here:

    http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/azadv.html
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  3. D-Train

    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    nixobilly Riding new 2014 GSA

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    I can't recommend these guys enough. I rode out to their Cali location from Houston in fall of '09 and did their school. I'd bought a 09 GSA in the spring of 09 and knew I needed some skill updates as I was riding a 2007 HD Ultra CVO at the time.

    I had a helluva time transitioning from the techniques you need riding the big girl to a GSA. I clearly remember the instructors screaming at me "you can use your front brakes on dirt" and "your not on that fat hog now - turn your front wheel in the dirt" as I navigated their training course.

    I totally feel comfortable going from pavement to single track (including bowling ball boulders, sand, water, down hill dirt, whoops, etc) after attending their school.

    Nixobilly

    PS. Im sixty but I don't look as old as Jim Hyde. LOL If he gets out of this business he would be successful in anything that demands great customer service and satisfaction.
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    What a great compliment...thank you:clap
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  7. nixobilly

    nixobilly Riding new 2014 GSA

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    No - thank you and Jim Hyde.

    I doubt Jim was creative enough to come up with a shower facility that tops Cali. Great view (open air) and right next to the bar!

    Thank you instructors for making me a better and more competent offroad and onroad rider.

    Nixobilly
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    eakins Butler Maps

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    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    leaving here tomorrow dusty. I fly into denver on thursday AM, and then my plan is meander my way down to hartsel and arrive mid day friday. can't wait to ride with you and the boys again. we should have plenty of time to catch up on the BDR.

    any thing I should make a point of taking in during my 24 hours of freedom??

    I'm hoping to stop in and see Ron Grace on the way briefly. maybe Mt evans if the rd is re-opened.

    got to admit I'm a bit nervous about the next step class, as my time to ride has been largely limited to 2 up pavement. I needed the points with Mama to get my permission slip:D:D:D. either way I packed my positive and can do attitude, the rest is just doing.

    c u soon my friend...

    I think I'm gonna start a whole ride report on the BDR tonight.

    pete
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Pete!!!!!!!! I had no idea you were coming in so early. Call me as soon as you are in town and we can get together:clap
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  12. kbuckey

    kbuckey Long timer

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    Welllll, got back yesterday from the entry level course in Park County, CO and the two day High Rocky Adventure. What a great time, and what an outstanding learning experience.

    For this old guy (65 and a half - and I say that because another student was almost 65 so I was the oldest!) who had done a lot of riding but not much real dirt, it was eye opening. I only fell down twice and learned more than it's possible to put into words. Plus, met a lot of great people. That includes the students and definitely all the staff.

    Also learned a great deal of respect for those GS1200s. Holy cow, how do they ride them like that? I was riding my old hoss (a 1997 DR650 which now has 73,612 miles on it) and felt like I was cheating - but it's not the tool, it's the rider. Again hats off to the guys herding those GSs. Oh, yeah, I shouldn't forget the Triumph 955 Tiger rider!

    And once more a well done to the staff. Everybody from the Chef to Jim Hyde (who tried to teach me how to use a Montana) was friendly, knowledgeable and just damn good at what they did. I guess I'll be trying the "Next Step" next year.
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Awesome Kerry! It was great to meet you and I/we enjoyed having you. What a great weekend and we'll see you next year for the next step!

    Cheers

    Dusty
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Sitting around in Colorado waiting for a warm enough, dry enough day to get out and ride has a lot of us suffering from cabin fever! While Rawhyde California is in full swing with tours and training, Colorado sits under snow just itching to ride:D

    Going through some of my pics from the summer tours...

    Great group below bridal veil falls in Telluride:freaky
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    Cottonwood Pass, the gateway to some great riding in Taylor Park Colorado:clap
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    The Jersey boys get some Colorado action:freaky
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    Must give credit to these guys as well... the man that makes all this possible Jim Hyde and he world famous Shawn Thomas, Rock On! I also made it out to the California desert:evil
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    Someone did not want to leave his bike after the trip:clap

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    Great place to reflect on the ride of life...

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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Anybody sick of the cold crappy weather? Want to be spontaneous and do something fun at the last minute? Rawhyde Adventures is doing a Big Bikes in Baja tour and I believe there are some spots left...:freaky:clap

    http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/baja.html

    Let's do this!:freaky

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  16. WellInsured

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    Registered for march 20-24. Cant wait!
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    FYI

    Rawhyde will be at the Overland Expo in Arizona May 14th-17th. Come join us for great food, camping, guided tours, rider training and great camaraderie. Details in the link below...hope to see you there!:clap

    http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/azadv.html
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  18. TufelHunden

    TufelHunden Recovering A-hole

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    Hey all! I spent the last week riding in Moab with Dusty and Mark and I just wanted to stop in to let you all know how great they are.
    Dusty was a great instructor and led rides all over the place with a group of us ranging from absolute newb to guys with 20 years off road. I gotta say they were both super patient with us all, especially me ;), and really considerate. Both were always making sure everyone made it through the many Moab Mud Pits. I know Moab and mud doesn't compute, right? Yeah it rained for like three freaking days! Anyway besides the fact that things got interesting due to the weather I must note that both guys did all this instructing and leading on their VACATION time. That is dedication and love for fellow motorcyclists! Way to go guys, My respect and thanks for your help picking up the super top heavy Tiger and the great rides! If you are on the fence about getting some training with these guys, get off and pull the trigger on the classes they teach!


    Oh, and unlike so many off road riders Dusty is also a very smooth, fast and safe street rider. Good times and great riding.

    Semper Fidelis,

    Tim
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    D-Train Dusty Wessels

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    Thanks for the compliments Tim. Mark and I had a great time at the event. It is always fun to meet and ride with new people. Your crew was a blast to ride and hang out with and very generous sharing food and beer, can't beat that!

    We may even get some of your crew up to Hartsel for a full weekend training!
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  20. AKwriter

    AKwriter Been here awhile

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    I'm riding from Colorado to Texas-- and still riding a bit of a high from attending the last Intro to Adventure class of this season. Can't say enough about the RawHyde programs. Jim has a great facility that makes it east to relax and socialize after the taxing--but extremely worthwhile--training days. The instructors and support staff are nothing short of incredible. Thanks to Dusty, Trev, Mark, Matt, Kerry, Lauren and everyone else on staff. Your knowledge and patience for us novice off-road folks was amazing. I'll be back. Be sure and give me a shout next time you're in Alaska.
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