How is the progress coming along? There are MSF courses for off-road, I am planning on taking one, although I am ok (barely) in the rough stuff. I am currently doing 3 weeks in Ecuador, and dropped the DR200 I rented twice within 5 minutes tackling sandy switchbacks. Sand is hard enough, add a mountain and it sucks, plus I had witness both times, after spending an afternoon barely seeing anyone lol. The rest of the off road I did fine, but it was a lighter bike.