7 time Dakar finisher Simon Pavey has joined Mick and Veronica from Compass Expeditions this weekend with his team of instructors to give some off-road rider training to some lucky riders in the beautiful Flinders Ranges, Australia.
The training covers many integral parts of adventure riding such as improving your braking on uneven and slippery surfaces, ascending and descending hills confidently, Manoeuvring the motorcycle at slow speeds, clutch control exercises, fire trail riding and of course learning how to balance, lift and pick up the bike if you go down. Many of the BMWs from the Australia Motorcycle Rental fleet were moved up to the Flinders Ranges during the week for use during the training and this means that there is a selection of G 650 GS Sertao, F650 GS, F 700 GS, F 800 GS and R 1200GS s available to be used and the opportunity to put them through their paces and see what they can do in the hands of a really skilled racer like Simon.
The group will be divided up into three groups depending on the skill level and experience and allow each group to get the best instruction from the various instructors.
Following the 2 day rider training there is also a 5 day ride out/tour for those that chose to do this which will include some riding in some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia. Following along will be Mick and Veronica in the Compass Expeditions support vehicle which carries tools, fuel, spares, medical kits, refrigerator and lunches, etc.
Compass Expeditions is extremely proud to have Simon and his team join us and we’re looking forward to getting some photos and videos up shortly to give you all more of an idea of what the trip and training was like. If you missed out on the training this time we hope that in the future we will be having Simon and his team back for further training sessions.
On a side note…..what a nice guy Simon is. We’ve had the pleasure of having him around the office this week, in our Australia Motorcycle Rental depot and helping out and it would be hard to meet someone more down to earth and friendly than Simon. Thanks for the tyre changing lessons Simon!!
You can learn more about Simon Pavey and his previous 2013 Dakar effort at – www.simonpavey.com