So for several years now I've been wanting to do a big ride for my 50th birthday. I thought it best to leave my first international motorcycle rental, route and hotel planning up to the experts. So I booked the September 2017 Pyrenees Extreme with Edelweiss Bike Travel to join 15 strangers on a high mileage, low luggage trek through Spain and France. The coast-to-coast-and-back ride started in Barcelona, headed west to the Atlantic Ocean, then zig-zagged back through France and Spain to return to the Mediterranean Sea. I just returned from it and figured I'd document the adventure here. Enjoy!