Four friends. Nine states. Six thousand miles. It seems like a fitting time to finally write this up, especially given the fact that it was Gary (Garnaro) who first introduced us all to dual sport riding and convinced us that we needed to buy DRs. He had watched the Long Way Round and decided that the only thing better than getting remote with motorcycles would be adding a surfboard to the equation. He hatched a plan to moto surf his way around Africa, and talked us all into buying bikes hoping that we might accompany him. He succeeded in half of his mission, and today he flys to London alone to meet his bike and finally realize his dream. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922561 The trip that ended up acting as the shake down ride for his Africa adventure took place this past summer and incorporated elements of the OBDR, CDR and TAT. The first part of the ride report is written by Garnaro with some additional stuff by me.