I came into the Rawhyde training with a bit of trepidation. I have been riding for 5 years - always on a GS. I have taken a few other off road classes. Even with the instruction and riding experiences, I was thinking off-road riding was not for me. Maybe I was too short. Maybe a GS was too heavy. maybe I was too old. I was always on edge, never felt at ease and, in all honesty, didn't enjoy it. Last Christmas, my husband bought me the Intro to Adventure as a present. I will say I wasn't thrilled at first. I just felt obligated to take the class. I decided that after this course I was going to make a decision about my off-roading future.
Rawhyde Adventures Intro class gave me the experience and confidence I needed. The coaches were so supportive and knowledgeable. The training grounds provided us the opportunity to get in a lot of riding time and practice - very little waiting around. Exercise after exercise, things started to click as we built our skills. I was looking up, seeing where I was going, feeling the balance of the bike. I gained confidence. Things really came together on the High Rockies Adventure ride. I was able to see how the skills we learned applied to the real world roads... and I was successful! I turned my head and body as I made my way up the switchbacks, kept my eyes forward as I picked my path through the rocky dirt roads, and used those braking skills we learned as I slowly came down the mountain passes. I had a blast! For the first time, I truly enjoyed being off road and felt the confidence I had been missing. What an amazing experience!
Thank you for hiring great instructors, creating a camp atmosphere that brings the students and coaches together as a team, and providing an incredible training experience. I am now ready for my next adventure and am a bit sad that I don't live closer to those amazing back roads that I now want to ride. I just may have to move to Colorado!!
Thank you again,