Are you getting the most out of your dualsport motorcycle? Have you ever wanted to improve your skills and take adventure riding to the next level? Is this the year you tackle a Backcountry Discovery Route (BDR)?
No to question one - but I'm trying!
Yes to question two.
No to question three - that's always going to be beyond me.
It's finally happening: I'm taking an off-road riding clinic! The BMW Adventure Off-Road Riding Clinic, in fact, on April 13, at Moulton Falls Winery & Cider House in Yacolt, Washington. It's sponsored by BMW Motorcycles of Western Oregon in Tigard, Oregon. It's an 8-hour clinic, and the claim is that it's happening rain or shine, and that all skill levels are welcomed.
We will have a training course set up on five acres adjacent to the winery where Shawn Thomas and Lance Thomas (aka the Adventure Brothers) will spend the entire day providing instruction and subsequent drills of best practice dualsport riding techniques.The clinic bills itself as "open to dualsport enthusiasts that want to learn more about adventure off-road riding, regardless of skill level." I surely hope that's true...
Attendees are allowed to camp overnight at the winery, but as it's going to be rainy and near 40 Fahrenheit (about 4 Celsius) at night, so we'll be staying at a hotel in Cougar the night before and the night of the clinic. There's supposed to be "after clinic camaraderie at the winery", and we'll partake in that, without alcohol, at least a bit before we head to Cougar for the night and then home the next day.
I'M SO NERVOUS!! (and excited)