Ike, this last weekend that Larry and I spent with you in the intermediate dirt riding course at the North Carolina Motorsports Park in Henderson was a total blast! Your masterful instruction led to adventure riding that I had hoped would be the end product of the weekend. You struck the ideal balance for me between rigor and an easy-going, supportive manner, always with safety in the forefront. As a retired teacher, I appreciated the way you complemented practical instruction and drills with explanation of the physics of the operation and behavior of the motorcycle so that I could understand the why and how of the skills to be learned. I will definitely consider coming back to see you for advanced instruction down the road. ~Roy Hull
I just wanted to say thank you again for the class today. I learned a lot of valuable skills and it was an honor and a pleasure to learn from one of the best. I was able to accomplish a lot of things today that I thought were above my skill level, but Ike’s teaching style and persistence made all the difference in the world. I know Josh and Mason had a blast as well. I would have loved to have stayed later, but it was just too hot for me. I wasn’t sure I was going to make it past lunch, but I pulled through. Thanks again for your hospitality and I hope we can have the pleasure of riding with the two of you again in the near future (when the temps are more mild!). ~Mark Ossman

Training with Ike de Jager was one of the best investments I made in preparation for Mongolia. Over 1200km riding through bogs and sand, over endless steppe and river crossings, the skills I learned under his expert instruction kept me safe and insured that I delivered the Yamaha AG200 to my Mongolian ranger. His instruction also meant that I had a damn good time on the journey as well. ~Beth Lavinder