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007 – Jim Hyde – RawHyde Adventures

Jim Hyde of RawHyde Adventures


RawHyde Adventures
When I was first becoming interested in adventure motorcycling – watching BackCountry Discovery Route videos, and scouring YouTube for new ways to play with motorcycles it seemed Jim Hyde and RawHyde Adventures were ubiquitous. It’s no surprise considering how ingrained he is in the adventure community in America, and for that matter the impact he has had.

If you are unfamiliar with Jim Hyde he is the Owner of RawHyde Adventures, “The premier destination for Adventure Riding.” They have trained thousands of riders at their 4 training facilities located in California and Colorado. They also conduct tours all over the US and world, as well as hosting several unique riding events each year. He has a concept of playing hard in the dirt during the day and fine dining at night. This is a concept that many find to have a GREAT appeal.

I was fortunate enough to take Intro To Adventure and Base Camp Alpha in September 2015 and have kept in touch with the crew since. My current ride, a 2017 R1200GS, was purchased from them at the end of last year.

We stopped by to help the crew set up for their Adventure Days event earlier this year. While there I was able to enjoy a few minutes chatting with Jim and he shared some entertaining stories. He is always a great story teller, so I hope you enjoy today’s episode as much as I did talking with him.

In today’s episode we talk about:

  • The definition of a ‘Re-Entry Rider’,
  • Jim tells his own re-entry story,
  • The RawHyde story,
  • The part Harley Davidson riders are playing, and
  • The future of RawHyde Adventures.

Jim & RawHyde Adventures can be reached at:

Rawhyde Adventures – https://rawhyde-offroad.com

Also mentioned in this podcast:

Beaches Motorcycle Adventures
BMW GS Adventure Motorcycles
Dolomite Mountains
BMW’s International GS Trophy Challenge Qualifier
BMW Owners News
Overlanding

 

006 – Rich Oliver – Sliding Sideways in the Dirt

Sliding Sideways in the Dirt at
RICH OLIVER’s MYSTERY SCHOOL

Rich Oliver - Mystery School - Sliding Sideways in the Dirt
Rich Oliver at Laguna Seca in 2018

After street riding for so many years I was honestly excited and intimidated by the idea of taking a motorcycle and sliding sideways through turns in the dirt. That is exactly what Rich attempted to teach me during his two day Fun Camp, and boy was it a good time!!!

Besides being an excellent instructor with a wicked sense of humor, Rich has quite a bit of racing credibility. He is a retired American Motorcyclist Association professional road racer whose credentials include Five National Road Racing Championships and over 71 race victories.

You may ask what a winning road racer is doing teaching a school on flat track dirt racing. We will delve into the correlation between the two and how you too can benefit as a street rider from learning to ride off-road. As well, dirt riders of all kinds can learn new skills along with a boat-load of fun by coming out to play at his Mystery School!

As a consummate student I enjoy studying about the ancient Mystery Schools. I wondered why Rich named his school as he did. You can find the answers to this and more at his Frequently Asked  Questions page at: https://www.richoliver.net/pages/faq

In today’s episode Rich talks about:

  • His inspiration to get into motorcycles,
  • His transition from road racing to teaching dirt flat track riding, and
  • How riding on the dirt improves street riding skills which also helped him become a national champion.

If you would like to contact Rich, he can be reached at:

Rich Oliver’s Mystery School Website: https://www.richoliver.net
Phone: (559) 855-3089
eMail: webmaster@richoliver.net

Also mentioned in this podcast:

Rich Oliver’s Mystery School Two Day Fun Camp
Laguna Seca – http://www.weathertechraceway.com
Kenny Roberts – AMA Hall of Fame

005 – Carla King – The fun of breaking down around the world

Riding unreliable indigenous motorcycles in their country of origin.

Carla King has been an inspiration to many. I have always enjoyed seeing Carla and Jonathan share about her recent adventures in Baja California, but it goes well beyond that.

As a motorcyclist she has taken many exciting opportunities to travel throughout different parts of the world, and as an author she shares the adventures through her books and blogs.

Whether it’s about how to write and publish your own book, choose your first motorcycle, or tales of adventure from around the world Carla can captivate you.

She also shares something I never thought I’d hear, how having a broken motorcycle can make for the very best trips.

Wherever you are, enjoy a little bit of Carla King today!

In this episode we are at the Horizon’s Unlimited – California Event (yes, you’ll hear motorcycles riding through in the background).

If you would like to contact Carla, she can be reached at:
Website: http://carlaking.com/
MisadventuresMedia.com – Where Carla helps other adventure travel authors publish their books.
Baja ADV Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bajaadv

Also mentioned in this podcast:
Horizon’s Unlimited – Inspiring, informing, and connecting travelers since 1997.

004 – Richard Frith – Driving through fords

When you meet a man who is 6’7” and built like a firefighter you might have a tendency to be little intimidated, but Richard Frith shares his love for motorcycling like a teenage boy: joyful, warm and inviting. He is so good at that that he makes driving in through and up and down fords, or shallow ares in streams and rivers, sound like a whole lot of fun. He is definitely fun to be around!

He will also share about his experience at the BMW Off-Road Motorcycle Skills Course and about the UK’s Trail Riders Fellowship.

I hope you enjoy today’s episode as much as I did when talking with him.

In this episode we are at the Horizon’s Unlimited – California Event (yes, you may hear motorcycles riding through in the background).

If you would like to contact the TRF, they can be reached at:
Trail Riders Fellowship: http://www.trf.org.uk
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/TrailRidersFellowship/

Also mentioned in this podcast:
Horizon’s Unlimited – Inspiring, informing, and connecting travelers since 1997
BMW Off-Road Rider’s Schools
Dalton Highway in Alaska – Here’s an article a buddy sent me in preparation for our trip next year.

003 – Nicole Espinosa – Soaring on Two Wheels

Everybody’s adventure life starts somewhere and Nicole shares her story of discovery and finding her sense of purpose during her first trips.

There are some people who resonate a beingness that is almost magic. In her presentation at the Horizons Unlimited California Event and with us today she shares the secrets to making dreams come true in a way that we can all do it and how that led her to a year of world travel, which led to her working with a orphanage in Africa and building a community for adventure motorcyclists.

Sit back and enjoy Nicole shares her ability to go where she wants and create amazing things.

In this episode we are at the Horizon’s Unlimited – California Event (yes, you’ll hear motorcycles riding through in the background). Nicole is one of the organizers of this event and I can definitely see where her brilliant and energy are part it! Mahalo Nicole!

If you would like to contact Nicole, she can be reached at:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/nicole.espinosa
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWpoq-KU7tIdqVqvbb3OvBg
Email: NicoEspi32@gmail.com

Article: Soaring on Two Wheels: A Healing Odyssey

Also mentioned in this podcast:
Horizon’s Unlimited – Inspiring, informing, and connecting travelers since 1997.

002 – GinaMarie Austin – Riding and the Human Spirit

Every now and then you run across someone who is so in touch with the human spirit that they are able to capture the essence of being human. Ginamarie is one of these people!

In this episode we are at the Horizon’s Unlimited California Event (yes, you’ll hear motorcycles riding through in the background) and she shares about  working with the strengths and challenges of the human spirit and using motorcycling as a way to deal with emotions and find inner peace.

If you would like to contact Ginamarie, she can be reached at:
https://twowheelstwofeet.com
gone2austin@verizon.net

Also mentioned in this podcast:
Horizon’s Unlimited – Inspiring, informing, and connecting travelers since 1997.

001 – Greg Pentecost: Creator of Traveler on Two Wheels

Since I would not ask anyone to do something that I would not or have not done myself and this is an interview based podcast this first episode is about me, Greg Pentecost. The interviewer is good friend Jason Baguio, a veteran podcaster.

These are portions from our interview for his podcast “How You GYST”. (GYST is Get Your Stuff Together).

In it we discuss how I got my first motorcycle, got into motorcycle touring, and what it has evolved into in my life and why I created this podcast. We also discuss some of the life benefits I receive from touring.

Also mentioned in this podcast:
Getting To Escrow – Devoted to helping you create, build, and maintain a residential real estate business built around your lifestyle.
Horizon’s Unlimited – Inspiring, informing, and connecting travelers since 1997
RawHyde Adventures – ADVENTURE BEGINS WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDS.
Over 95% of the world’s roads are unpaved; don’t be confined. New or a seasoned veteran; training programs, rallies and special events!