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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


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.