TRAINING:Joe Digati, Santa Monica, CA
Hey AdMo Representatives,
I just wanted to let you know that my son, nephew and myself had a great time taking the full day training/riding course with Uwe Diemer last Wednesday. Uwe is a powerhouse of knowledge with the patience and skill to share it with dirt bike newcomers. He showed us enough basics in one day to allow us to safely ride and enjoy ourselves on multi terrain surfaces. Although it would take years of riding to appreciate what we learned from Uwe and turn it into hard core practical experience, we were able to negotiate rough terrain with some skill instead of relying on blind faith. Had we just rented bikes, we would have most likely just ridden around on the smooth lake bed surface for a few hours until we got bored. We'll be back. Thanks.
Peter Drees, San Jose USA, 40 years of street bike riding on BMW R1100GS, Kawasaki KLR650 etc.
Thanks for a wonderful experience of the 2 day Dirt-Bike Riding and Training. Although I was not in the best of shape, you looked out for me and chose trips that I could handle. While you might not have thought the trips or experiences were remarkable, the opportunity to see you ride and copy your style really helped me with my technique. Your pointers about use of the throttle and shifting your weight were a great help. Thanks again.
Randall Marbach, California
Hi Uwe, Here is the link to the Training/Ride Review I posted on Advrider.com. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59039
DAY RIDES:Kevin Pulvermacher
I had an awesome experience. We rode 100 miles out into the middle of nowhere and I loved every second of it! Darryl and Craig were first rate tour guides and very friendly too. I'll remember this experience the rest of my life, and I am so glad I did it.
Anke Irmscher, New York City
Thanks again for a great day of motorcycling. It was so much fun, and I learned a few things, too. I had blisters on my hands and knee!! the next day, and a few little bruises from where that tree jumped at me, but I really can't wait to come back. This one day ride through mountains and desert was perfect for me. Now I know that I can do this (and enjoy it), and that I want to do this more often...
George Sigler, Stanhope, NJ
Last week a friend and myself took a 1 day ride with your tour company. All I can say is absolutely amazing!! Our guide Frank was a pleasure to ride with and rode at a enjoyable speed. The motorcycles provided ran perfect and were mechanically sound. Our day was filled with adventure, fun, laughs (thanks, Frank) and some of the most breath-taking scenery. I haven't stop talking about the ride since back in NJ. I'm planning on coming back with at least 4-6 riders next time! I highly recommend this ride to anyone looking to experience riding on the west coast. Thank you, Uwe, and your terrific staff for providing such outstanding service!
David Gregg, Scotts Valley
I had a great time riding with you the other day. Thanks for waiting up for my slow ---the whole time. Anyone who is considering doing a tour, stop considering it and just do it. Stop making the excuses and get out there. I guarantee it will be the best riding you have ever done. I have been riding for 15 years. It was the farthest I ever rode, it was the most diverse terrain I have ever ridden, it was the most challenging terrain I have ever ridden, the conditions were perfect, the DRZ was flawless (to the point that I am looking into getting one), and I am a better rider after the trip. And that was only one day. I even ate an ostrich burger for lunch, talk about an adventure. I made excuses like your doing right now. It's too much money, I could bring my own bike and ride, I don't need a guide blah blah blah. Get over it people. It will be the best money you ever spent. I can't wait to do it again. It was like I was rich for a day. I show up and meet my guide. He's looks very slender and fit. He's Swiss and he has a strong European accent. At that point I know I'm in for some serious riding. Those European guys are crazy and they will ride up anything. I tell him a little bit about my riding experience and I suit up. I hop on a bike that's was prepped for me (perfectly prepped I might add). Then I rode my ---off for 95 miles and only 10 of that was on the pavement. We got back and I was wiped out. I hop off of the bike and walk away. No loading up just change and drive home. I felt like a factory rider or something. They take care of everything so all you have to do is ride. It's like Disneyland for adults.
By far the best value for your money is the knowledge of the area by the guide. We stop on the top of a mountain range and he points to another mountain range that's across a canyon and on the other side of a lake. He then tells you how you are going to get there. You look where he's pointing and it seems impossible. A few hours later you stop again you stop on the top of another mountain range and he points back to that mountain range where you just were. I have ridden for 15 years and I didn't know this type of riding was possible. The experience has changed the way I view off road riding. I have put my dirt bike up for sale and I am getting a dual sport. It has opened my eyes to the potential of what off road riding can truly be. Be honest with staff about your ability and tell them what you want. They will give you exactly what you want. I told him that I wanted to be challenged and that's what he gave me. He checked on me repeatedly during the day and when he knew I wanted more he poured it on. I was dead at the end of the day, but that's what I wanted. I like to leave it all out on the trail. At one point we stopped and I told him that I was done and I mean I was spent, finished, kaput. I told him that I was ready to call it day. We hopped on a paved road and were back at the office in 15 minutes. Tell them what you want and they will give it to you on a silver platter. Take your pick fire roads, single track, hill-climbs, rocky technical stuff, desert riding, pavement, fantastic views, they have it all. Don't forget to bring a camera. I forgot my camera and I'm still kicking myself. Well I hope that makes it a little clearer for those of you that are on the fence about one of these tours. Quit thinking about it and just do it. It just might change your life. I will be back soon for another tour and I'm bringing some people with me. I'm going to break 100 miles next time.
Steve Raynier, Wisconsin
We wanted to thank you for an awesome ride out of Primm! Nick & I had the time of our lives. We originally just wanted to rent bikes and go it alone, now we see what a mistake that would have been. Uwe customized the ride to fit exactly what we wanted. We took our time inspecting the mines, caves and Indian ruins and then rode at our (fast) pace through challenging terrain. We covered 145 miles in abt 9 hrs and got to stop and see great sites, just like promised.
Being from Wisconsin and not getting away much, the desert and mountains were incredible to see. Uwe was so well prepared and had so much to offer. Vast knowledge of the sites and area, great route to ride, newer and well maintained equipment.
Sean Anglin, London, UK
Many thanks for arranging such a wonderful ride last Sunday. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the day. The fall early in the day was just one way of getting a feel for the bike and I must say I learned a great deal about sand. Uwe, I really appreciate your skill in presenting just the exactly correct amount of pressure, never boring and always approaching the limits of what was possible for me. Again many thanks and looking forward to the next time.
Craig & Kathleen Wolfe, New York USA, Graphic Artist
I just wanted to say thank you for an excellent time during the scenic Dual Sport ride. The experience was one that my wife Kathleen and I will never forget. I have to say that it was some of the best riding excursions I've done in my life! We find ourselves re-hashing some of our favorite moments from the adventure quite often.
TOURS:Gary Bibeau, Wyoming, MN
Chalk up another fantastic tour! Even though it was only 3 days in the Mojave desert, it seemed much longer because of the jam-packed days. Every day was a full day's ride. Uwe, being the professional that he is, always had a pocket full of alternate routes and could pick one to match our interest, skill and energy level. At the end of every day my butt was thoroughly kicked, but it was some of the most fun I've ever had. Sometimes you concentrate on hanging on for dear life as you scream across a dry lake bed, sometimes you wallow around cursing the sand, other times you just feel like yelling out loud because you can't believe you're having this much fun. With Dawn serving the best sandwich this side of Chicago and Jimmy and Kaiya providing moral support it was the perfect "quick-trip" getaway.
Kevin Zirkle, Knoxville, TN
Thanks for a fantastic 3 day trip in the desert. John and I can truly say this exceeded not only our expectations but hopes. Thanks, Uwe for not babying us. I can't believe how much I learned. Keep up the good work. Kev
Florian Dubler, Germany
Thank you for 3 great days in Mohave desert. It was a ride I'll never forget. Uwe and his team did a perfect job in organizing and realization the tour. He is a great tour guide with a good feeling for his guests and knows the desert and all locations of interest very well. It was like riding with a good friend. The varied tour we made is perfect for edurists with good experience. We had everything fast tracks, deep sand and trail sections in a fantastic nature. I'm sure this was not my last tour with Uwe and his team.
Laszlo Kocsis, Lin Lakes, MN USA, 20 years of bike riding owns a BMW R1200C and Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom
I had a fantastic time out in the desert! It was beyond my expectations. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. I didn't care for the thick sand but I loved the rest. I guess I'll have to come back out and learn to ride in the sand better! And just like the Inca tour, the tour organization was first class. You definitely know how to put on a great ride!