Congrats on the bike. They are the most complete bike made IMHO. I can't say enough good things about Rawhyde. It is just a great experience. Wether you go to Colorado, or California try to stay and do the post class trip with Jim and the boys. It really helps put it all together. Jim doesn't do anything half way. It is all done right. The only other advice I have is use one of their bikes if you can afford it. You will drop it, if you don't you are not trying. If you choose to use your own bike take the bags off. I've seen guys trash there bags thinking they were rear crash guards.
My mind is the most dangerous neighborhood I ever enter