Thank you Les and Catherine. The open house was very informative for rookies like me and my partner Elsa. I also enjoyed the ride on Sunday (riding the Tenere). The ride was really well organized. Some areas were challenging, but a great learning experience overall. Patrick, the leader of my group came out of his motorcycle several times to give us some tips on going through those difficult spots. Thank you for that Patrick, I owe you a beer. I also want to thank the gentleman who rode behind with me. He has a small bike. I apologize, I'm terrible with names, and don't remember your name. It was great to have your company, and with the GPS we knew we would get there. My apologies also for leaving after our talk over lunch about continuing the ride. How hard was the ride after lunch (because there were some scary parts in the morning)? If I do more of this riding I need to invest in some K60s! Looking forward to warm dry weather and running into you guys on the road.