Ned Suesse (Neduro from ADV and the man behind the DoubleTake mirror) and Michael Bye (Springoly from ADV) and the guys behind this informative DVD. Ned has the riding and instructing credentials, while Michael knows visual media. Both brings their skills front and center with this informative "how-to" for Dual Sport/Adventure riding. If you're a new rider, or an old hand wanting to pick up some tips, you'll be glad you took the time to watch.
Still not convinced? Here's what industry folks say:
Motorcyclist Magazine's Tim Carrithers says: "Ned is pretty good at this virtual instructor thing, breaking down complex operations into drills the couch-bound mind can absorb and reproduce on a motorcycle."
Rider Magazine's Arden Kysely says: "The script and photography are excellent, part of a professional effort that features clear narration, slow motion sequences, and subtitles to emphasize key points. In its eight main segments, Dual Sport Riding Techniques delivers a concise and effective way to improve your riding."
Adventure Motorcycling's Susan Dragoo says: "Around the campfire at our weekend gathering, I find myself enthusiastically recommending the video to other riders, 'newbies' and veterans alike."
Citybike's Patrick Moriarty says: "This is a very worthwhile film for any rider, expert to novice. it covers essential off-road techniques that are meant to help you not scare you."
And now, the marketing blurb:
“Advanced Dual Sport Riding Techniques” starts with the fundamentals covered in our first DVD and expands them into more difficult terrain. We start by outlining the technique in theory, before explaining drills that can cement the right habits with practice. Then we tackle a number of specific trail situations, before winding up with some epic and scenic riding in the high Colorado Mountains.
The drills focus on:
Specific situations we address include:
The goal for this DVD is to help people who want to venture further off the beaten path to gain comfort with skills that can help the miles and smiles come easier. When taken together with the first DVD, there’s enough to practice for years to come.
Approximately 60 minutes running time.
How long is the DVD?
The total length is just over an hour, with about 50 minutes in the main presentation.
Is it available in PAL format?
No, it is in NTSC only, but the region code is set to 0 (all regions) and most recent DVD players (and nearly all DVD-ROM’s) can handle either format.
What bikes are you riding? What if mine is not one of them?
We spent most of our time on KLR 650’s and KTM 990’s, because we happen to own them. But, physics is colorblind, and the techniques described are just as effective on other brands and models.
Will this be relevant for me?
We believe that the fundamentals are just that, and are important for every rider, no matter their skill level, preferred terrain, and so on. If nothing else, you’ll gain a better understanding of how the motorcycle works, but the benefits most people see go far beyond that.
I’m a pretty good rider already, should I start with “Advanced…”?
We recommend strongly against it. The basics presented in the first DVD are done in the most unintimidating way possible, which can lead to the misperception that they are easy, but they will benefit all riders. In fact, many of our most experienced students get the most out of our intro classes, because they have the skill to really pick up on the nuances. “Advanced Techniques” is a direct sequel, that starts where the first one left off.
I’m a novice rider, will this be over my head?
Potentially. But, if you can find the time for a little practice, it won’t be for long- build comfort with the drills in the first DVD and then continue into the second at your own pace.
How will I learn from this DVD?
Hopefully, simply watching it will illuminate a few things, but you’ll get much more from it if you practice the drills described herein. Each DVD has a .pdf study guide you can print to remind you of what to practice, and you’ll probably return to the DVD repeatedly as you gain comfort and look for the next step.
Where was the DVD filmed? Can I go there?
Sure! We filmed in the high mountains of Colorado near Ouray and Telluride. We could tell you the passes we rode, but what fun is that? Go exploring in that area and you’ll never be disappointed.
Who are you people?
Dual Sport Riding is a collaborative effort between Ned Suesse and Michael Bye, who met at a clinic Ned was teaching, hit it off, and have enjoyed combining our talents ever since. Along the way we bribe a number of miscreants to join us in our adventures, each of whom ads flavor to the mix.