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.
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.
Sliding Sideways in the Dirt at
RICH OLIVER’s MYSTERY SCHOOL
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:
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).
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!
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.
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!
Sharing the stories of those who choose the other path…