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Saturday, September 29, 2012

RawHyde Adventures Dual Sport Ride Day Intro

This is the introduction to RawHyde Adventure's Dual Sport Riding Clinic.  Stay tuned for more video in a few days.  The RawHyde instructors, Shawn and Lance, will demonstrate technique.  Riders that attended will talk about the class on camera and demonstrate their ability on video.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

RawHyde Sedalia Colorado Video to be Posted Soon

Here is a short trailer from the video filmed by Chiaroveggente Productions.  More video should be ready in the next several days.   Stay tuned to watch additional footage on this site.  Contact Andrea Mauro at Chiaroveggente Productions to reserve your own full version DVD of the event.

Chiaroveggente Productions
7325 E 14th Ave
DenverCO 80220
(303) 504-9494

Andrea Mauro owner of Chiaroveggente Productions is in the foreground videoing the event.


Guanella Pass is 11,669 feet above sea level.  Mount Bierstadt is 14,060 feet above sea level.  To say the least, Mary and I were "riding high".  These photos show our new KTM 990 Adventure surrounded by aspen turned gold by the seasonal change, surrounded by the majesty of the Rocky Mountain high country and surrounded by the chill of mid September.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Touratech OBDR Dual Sport Ride

Very Good Dual Sport Helmet Review, but buy from your local dealer.

I replaced my ten year old dual sport helmet recently.  I used this video to select a helmet and to select the right brand and size.  I suggest that folks try on helmets and buy from your local dealer.  In my opinion, the hassle of returning a misfitting helmet is worth the small savings of an internet purchase.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Jim Key doing a wheelie on my BMW HP2

Cool video of an HP2 wheelie shot on our meadow.

Jim Key on Schofield Pass

These are an older pair of videos that my friend Jim Key produced, but they are still interesting to watch.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My BMW's

My RT at the top of Trial Ridge Pass
My RT Authority Model at The Bank of Alma in Fariplay
My BMW RT Authority Model at the end of the 100,000 foot ride.

My new BMW RT Authority Model

My new BMW RT Authority motorcycle in Fairplay in front of The Bank of Alma.  The Authority Model has great throttle response.  It is heavier than the civilian RT due to the extra battery and electronics, but it handles much more crisply than the standard RT.....or seems so.