NEW MEXICO

Best of the New Mexico BDR & Training

Are you in need of training but not sure what level is right for you? Click on the training you are interested in below to learn more! 
New Mexico Training will be held near the town of Cloudcroft, NM. Exact meet up time and place will be communicated upon booking.

Level 1 Beginner: 2 Day Training 

Off-road skills don’t happen overnight.  We want you to feel comfortable when you transition from the pavement to the dirt, and our training will help you build the finesse required to adventure ride safely.  Breaking down each movement into easy-to-understand steps is the key to our training.  The Triple Threat—or clutch, brake, and throttle—is one example of our focus on the fundamentals of controlling the motorcycle at slow speeds.  By re-learning how to precisely control the actions of clutching, braking, and throttling, you’ll maximize your riding capability using this core principle.  The Triple Threat is the backbone of our training program, and it carries over into every exercise we do. One thing is for sure…you will have a lot more confidence, the necessary tools, and refined skills to help you “Ride your Ride.” Also consider adding the 1 Day Upgrade Beyond Training Ride to further enhance the experience and practice what you’ve learned!

Training exercises and skills you will learn:

Transitioning from the street to the dirt

Some things to remember to get you started

Why we ride standing up and the benefits

 Improved visibility and changing your point of influence

Balancing on the bike at slow speeds and body positioning

Without turning and counterbalancing, what does it feel like when you move around on the bike

Operating the brake and shifting gears while standing

Proper lower body positioning

The “Triple Threat” the art of learning how to finesse the clutch, brake and throttle at slow speeds

It takes a lot more skill to ride a big bike slow than it does to ride one fast

Controlled stops and skids using the front, rear and both brakes together

Taking the myth out of using the front brake and knowing when either is better

How to weight your foot pegs and steer the bike from the waist down

Avoiding obstacles by quickly weighting the foot pegs

Climbing and descending rideable hills

The ups and downs of inclines

Restarting and Recovering from stalls on hills

Know how and when to stop and restart

How to ride sand safely and comfortably

We all know it is our favorite terrain ****If sand or mud is around*****

How to use counterbalancing for turning sharp and sweeping corners

Completely opposite of how to turn on pavement

Riding tight circles in a box while transferring your weight on the motorcycle

Comfortably turning tight takes a lot of finesse and exact body position

New Mexico Training Itinerary:

  • We like to camp during our events! It’s a fun way to keep the camaraderie going. Camping options will vary based on location. Group campground/area will be shared upon booking.
  • If you are not into camping, additional local lodging options will be shared upon booking.
  • Training will be Saturday and Sunday from roughly 9-5. The One Day Training Trail Ride will start and end Monday from the same location.
  • Nightly reservations will be made at local restaurants to keep the camaraderie going!
  • All lodging and meals are at your own expense.
  • Meetup Option – Friday evening prior to the event we will meet at a local restaurant for dinner and drinks. Exact meet up location will be shared upon booking. 
  • If you are arriving on Saturday, specific meeting time and place will be shared upon booking.
  • If you drive in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer and need assistance with storage, please let us know in advance so we can assist.

13may(may 13)9:00 am14(may 14)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 1Add to your training and experience by choosing the following option… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – May 15th

23sep(sep 23)9:00 am24(sep 24)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 1Add to your training and experience by choosing the following option… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – September 25

Level 2 Intermediate: 2 Day Training 

Continuing from our Level I class and/or building upon the skills you have already, this 2-day training class further refines your control of the motorcycle through the mastery of “The Triple Threat” – the Clutch, Brake, and Throttle at slow speeds, over terrain and during tight maneuvering.  Body position is critical in Level II training and will be explained and practiced at length.

Level II Training is for life-long learners; those who realize motorcycling is a perishable skill.  At the end of this two-day training event, you’ll be ready to ride more technical trails, further gain confidence and become a better rider. Practice is still key, however. Ride with others who have good riding techniques, display safe and considerate motorcycling etiquette and encourage you to “ride your own ride”. Also consider adding the 1 Day Upgrade Beyond Training Ride to further enhance the experience and practice what you’ve learned!

Training exercises and skills you will learn:

Controlled stops and skids using the front, rear and both brakes together

We’ll dive deeper into understanding the full range of the front brake and where the rear brake is most useful

Foot peg influence and pressure

Understanding what this means to learn to steer the bike from the waist down and more specifically with your foot pegs

Advancing the Triple Threat

Operating controls gaining a deeper understanding of how the clutch, brake and throttle work together as your skill advances and terrain choice changes

Understanding body positioning and counterbalancing while riding slow around corners and obstacles

We will tighten the turns, decrease the speed, and add increased use of the controls

360 degree circles and figure 8’s

We’ll use these exercises to build on momentum control and imitate technique while riding steep uphill turns

Skid Turns

Skidding with the rear wheel looks cool but is also very useful

Climbing and descending turns on hills with obstacles and switchbacks

We’ll increase the difficulty of the hills and add turns and slow descents

Restarting and Recovering from stalls on hills

Advanced terrain requires more advanced strategies in recovery and decision making

How to ride sand or mud safely and comfortably

These will depend on if we have sand or mud in the area

Cornering at speed

Getting the feel of using the throttle to “steer with the rear” wheel without breaking traction. We’ll also teach you how Power Slide (break traction) and how to control it

New Mexico Training Itinerary:

  • We like to camp during our events! It’s a fun way to keep the camaraderie going. Camping options will vary based on location. Group campground/area will be shared upon booking.
  • If you are not into camping, additional local lodging options will be shared upon booking.
  • Training will be Saturday and Sunday from roughly 9-5. The One Day Training Trail Ride will start and end Monday from the same location.
  • Nightly reservations will be made at local restaurants to keep the camaraderie going!
  • All lodging and meals are at your own expense.
  • Meetup Option – Friday evening prior to the event we will meet at a local restaurant for dinner and drinks. Exact meet up location will be shared upon booking. 
  • If you are arriving on Saturday, specific meeting time and place will be shared upon booking.
  • If you drive in with your bike in your truck or on a trailer and need assistance with storage, please let us know in advance so we can assist.

13may(may 13)9:00 am14(may 14)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 2Add to your training and experience by choosing the following option… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – May 15th

23sep(sep 23)9:00 am24(sep 24)5:00 pmNew Mexico Training Level 2Add to your training and experience by choosing the following option… One-Day Beyond Training Trail Ride – September 25

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