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Here's my plan for Off Rodeo. I've never been to Utah so I'm gonna try Moab. If I get there and it seems like an easy trail...I'm gonna let my wife drive and beat on their Bronco instead of my new one. I have a good bit of off road experience but she doesn't. I figure I'll let THEM teach her instead of us getting into an argument while I'M trying to teach her. Plus we'll make a vacation of it.
 

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The event is designed for buyers wanting to learn how to use the 4x4 technology correctly and folks, like me, who are getting a Bronco but don't have any off-road trails readily available/near them. If nothing else it's worth it just for the instruction using the technology.

Short of the ORX course, we never disconnected the sway bar. Granted, we probably weren't in situations that was needed, there were times on the trail most of us were on 2 wheels. They had us turn the lockers on, front, rear, both or neither. Had no idea how to hill decent or one pedal until they went through the steps. Lots of good info and definitely worth the day spent.
 

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Don’t know, but if it’s anything like the ST Octane Academy it I’ll be a blast!
Exactly. I had a lot of fun at the RS Adrenaline Academy in Utah. You get to learn more about the car and how to handle it on the track and then take it through its paces on the track and the "street" course they designed. You get to beat the piss out of a car that isn't yours but kinda is.

People, Ford doesn't have to do this. And, more importantly, YOU don't have to attend this event. If it looks soooooo disappointing to you, don't go.

If you approach everything with lofty expectations, you're gonna be disappointed A LOT. And who's fault is that? (Hint: it's the common denominator)
 
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All skill levels. Jeebus. What else can you pick at to bitch about? Go or don't but realize that your skill level isn't everyone's and learning technique is more important than manning an aircraft carrier when you have never sailed a sunfish.
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You're preaching the word of God here.

The thing is, as you've pointed to, this is driver training. Track time and the training that comes with it before you get on a track (if you're smart) is something that over th past 22 or so years that I've spent no less than $7000 on. That's just training.

I wheel, but have only had minimal off road training, most of what I've done is track. Whether it was Skip Barber, BMW M/// school, whatever, there were always "talkers" who would just go on about what cars they've owned and how they just slay at the track. Then when its timed exercises they're in the gravel, tires, grass and otherwise full of shit.

I'd love more off road driver training from some of the folks who Ford has hired to show off the Bronco. They're all pro racers and many are outright legendary. If I were on a ride with someone like Curt LaDuc, I'd just be quiet and hope he talks and gives me advice.

I've wheeled half my life, but still know nothing really and can't go join Ultimate Adventure at least not before taking some courses.

Point is, anyone can learn at an Off Rodeo simply because the instructors are professionals. trail scale won't be so hard if you learn the basics, then think while out wheeling instead of being led by your ego.

But that's ok. Go ahead and flip that nice new rig, but just for shits and giggles for all of us, be sure to come back on here and tell the tale of how you made an ass of yourself and crushed your new Bronco! :)
 

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You're preaching the word of God here.

The thing is, as you've pointed to, this is driver training. Track time and the training that comes with it before you get on a track (if you're smart) is something that over th past 22 or so years that I've spent no less than $7000 on. That's just training.

I wheel, but have only had minimal off road training, most of what I've done is track. Whether it was Skip Barber, BMW M/// school, whatever, there were always "talkers" who would just go on about what cars they've owned and how they just slay at the track. Then when its timed exercises they're in the gravel, tires, grass and otherwise full of shit.

I'd love more off road driver training from some of the folks who Ford has hired to show off the Bronco. They're all pro racers and many are outright legendary. If I were on a ride with someone like Curt LaDuc, I'd just be quiet and hope he talks and gives me advice.

I've wheeled half my life, but still know nothing really and can't go join Ultimate Adventure at least not before taking some courses.

Point is, anyone can learn at an Off Rodeo simply because the instructors are professionals. trail scale won't be so hard if you learn the basics, then think while out wheeling instead of being led by your ego.

But that's ok. Go ahead and flip that nice new rig, but just for shits and giggles for all of us, be sure to come back on here and tell the tale of how you made an ass of yourself and crushed your new Bronco! :)
I'm used to dealing with track egos (see username). Gonna have to switch gears to trail-ego. What's the trail equivalent of a brand new GT3 slowing down an NA Miata and not giving the wave bye ?
 

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Maybe my interpretation was a little different than others but my interpretation was Ford teaching those that attend the basic fundamentals of off-roading using the Bronco's tech. I don't think it was ever Ford's interpretation to teach people attending to do Hell's Revenge backwards, barefoot, in the snow, going both ways...
backwards? Pfffft....a real man would do it sideways and not even spill his beer. I am out!
 

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I'm used to dealing with track egos (see username). Gonna have to switch gears to trail-ego. What's the trail equivalent of a brand new GT3 slowing down an NA Miata and not giving the wave bye ?
😂😂 I saw a guy at VIR in an Aerial Atom on slicks with the carbon helmet, fire suit, racing shoes, driving gloves etc. Somehow I ran him down and passed him in a Mustang GT, I thought to myself he should be going faster by accident than I am on purpose. I know the folks you are talking about. Like I said above, go to Off Rodeo, its free, have fun, let your significant other drive if you think its boring and just listen to the coach. Open ears, close mouth.
 

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Open ears, close mouth.
It doesn't matter how much you THINK you know - someone always knows more. Before they offered the free second person was already planning on sending my wife to the off-roadeo. Want her to be just as excited and have the confidence to run trails. I'll spot, doesn't matter to me!
 

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It doesn't matter how much you THINK you know - someone always knows more. Before the offered the free second person was already planning on sending my wife to the off-roadeo. Want her to be just as excited and have the confidence to run trails. I'll spot, doesn't matter to me!
Exactly. I was struggling with entry into T1 at VIR so I rode with an instructor and felt his braking point and entry point and it felt 100x smoother the next time I drove it.
 

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Here's my plan for Off Rodeo. I've never been to Utah so I'm gonna try Moab. If I get there and it seems like an easy trail...I'm gonna let my wife drive and beat on their Bronco instead of my new one. I have a good bit of off road experience but she doesn't. I figure I'll let THEM teach her instead of us getting into an argument while I'M trying to teach her. Plus we'll make a vacation of it.
Good plan. About 20 years ago I tried to teach my wife how to drive a manual transmission. It didn’t go well...
 

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Disappointed was my first feeling, seeing these are just green trails. But the next thought was this is aimed at beginners; training on the Bronco features and giving people an introduction to off-road driving.
I would have liked to see some extreme slide slope, climbs, descents, to get familiar with the limits of the Bronco.
More like what Mercedes offers. Maybe they'll offer an advanced class at some point.
 

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Exactly. I had a lot of fun at the RS Adrenaline Academy in Utah. You get to learn more about the car and how to handle it on the track and then take it through its paces on the track and the "street" course they designed. You get to beat the piss out of a car that isn't yours but kinda is.

People, Ford doesn't have to do this. And, more importantly, YOU don't have to attend this event. If it looks soooooo disappointing to you, don't go.
RS adrenaline academy was an absolute blast.
 

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