Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Missouri, south of Kansas City
I'm relatively new to the V-Strom and to the adventure bike realm in general. Really enjoying my DL1000, though. And it feels great to be back in the saddle after having to park my Intruder a few years ago.
A buddy and I are setting the groundwork for a run at the Pan-American Highway in a couple years. One of the things I'd like to do soon is an off-road training course. I've seen the Black Swan Moto and Rawhyde webpages, but was wondering if any of ya'll knew of a similar course in the Kansas City area...or at least something here in the Midwest.
I've taken MSF's "DirtBike School" in Warrensburg, MO at the Missouri Safety Center on the campus of University of Central Missouri. I think I did it in 2012 or 2013.
It was a pretty basic but good class, just me & the instructor, a full 8 hours of standing up on the pegs doing off road drills. I used their bike, a Yamaha 250 dual sport (I don't remember the model). After the class I bought myself a 2013 Honda CRF250L to continue practicing.
Like you, I wanted to prep myself for riding my vstrom off road. It did help with my subsequent travels all over North America, on & off road.
2012 DL650-ADV (Black), 2013 DL650-EXP (White), 2013 Honda CRF250L, 2008 Yamaha TW200
IBA #55242, SS1000 x2, BB1500, SS2000, 50CC, National Parks Tour x5 w/ Silver & Gold, 4 Corners & Alaska, 48 plus one, Great Lakes.
Ad-ven-ture: 1. an undertaking involving risk, unforeseeable danger, or unexpected excitement. 2. an exciting or remarkable experience. Trav-ell-er: 1. one who seeks to experience their world. 2. one who seeks to be immersed in other cultures.