This will be my first ever ride report. I have never been on an adventure ride. I'm 39 years old and have been riding motocross bikes since I was 10 years old sprinkled with a couple of crotch rockets here and there. I don't recall how I came across ADV but after spending time here I fell in love with the idea of adventure riding. Heading off into the wild blue yonder with no real plans or goals except to meet new people, see new places and enjoy the ride sounds so refreshing. For my first adventure I've decided to go on The Ozarks Beyond Epic Ride September 2 - 5, 2011. http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58810 I'm leaving Arlington TX and meeting up with other dual sport riders in Clarksville, AR. It's about 720 road miles round trip with lots of great trail riding in between. The Ozark National Forest has over 1000 miles of offroad trails. I can't wait to do this. It's time to stop dreaming about going on an adventure and just do it. Since it's my first ride report I wanted to share a little bit about my ride history.