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BMW Offroad Academy opinions?

Has anyone ever done a course at the BMW Offroad Academy? In Southern California, specifically. They do a weekend class on riding big bikes offroad and there's also a hosted ride through the Mojave. Considering doing something like this in the spring, I've done a lot of road riding and touring and I'd like to try more offroad and this seems like a fairly easy way to stick a toe in the water. Opinions?
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Southern California or South Carolina?

I didn't know about the west coast one...would be really worthwhile now that I've got the G650X.

Don't know that I could ride it that far, either. Maybe get a towing rig for the GT...

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 2009, 1:40 pm Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Razel
Southern California or South Carolina?
The one I'm talking about is in California. I'd thought about the South Carolina school before, but somehow I can't see flying out there to take the class, a coworker pointed me to the California class, and we could ride down for it.

Has anyone taken the GS class in South Carolina? Presumably this one is set up the same way...
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that must be the real fun - I did BMW 2-day basic course in their facility in Germany past September and enjoyed it. To ride R1200GS is a bit strange after KGT but great fun. In general - offroad riding is different kind of adventure. I believe the structure of the course is the same as in Germany. Go for it - you will love it.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 2009, 10:19 am
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I have heard good things about the off road experience with Jim? Don't recall his last name. The location is Castaic, Ca. which is about 40 miles north of L.A. off of I-5.

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RawHyde off road academy

Well, last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Jim Hyde's off road academy and 2 day base camp alpha tour, on their G650X. It was great! I'm jonesing for a F800GS now. I'll create a new thread with a full writeup and pics and explain why not the G650X or R1200GS there. FWIW I'm really glad I took my K1200GT there and back too.
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Ive just booked in to do the 2 day course here in Australia.
Its not until July and they only do 12 riders per course so Im looking forward to learning how to exit a corner on the GSA sideways spraying gravel off the back tyre!
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2009, 10:50 am
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Hey Dad,

Any feedback on the offroad course you tooked?

I wonder if they do that here...must have a look.


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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Dec 29th, 2010, 11:46 pm
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I haven't heard of BMW Offroad Academy before i am so sorry i have no acknowledge about this academy. but then yup if it is a reputed one and the coaching is good then go head.
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