On the 18th of April 2016 my close friend and ridding pal Opa and and I will be leaving on our second multi week adventure in as many years. Last May we spent nearly a month riding down south along the gulf coast and south Texas following the Rio Grande up thru New Mexico before turning west to the Pacific coast where we spent several days before returning back to the Carolinas on a more northern route. This year we plan to be a bit more ambitious with our westward adventure taking several weeks to reach the west coast. There we will again spend several days before we plan to head north and east toward the rockies for several weeks before returning back home. This is going to be a seat of the pants, no set time to be anywhere ride till we get bored or run out of cash. We are lookin forward to meeting some other ADV inmates sharing stories and adventures of our trip along the way. We are both retired in our late 60s with many years of ridding experience. We have spent many weekends together wandering all over the backroads of the Apalachins and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Opa rides a GS 1200 and I am on a Yamaha Super Tenere. We are plannig to do a daily post with short comments and pictures as we go. Opa is an avid photographer and I am sure will be posting some spectacular pictures as we go. We will be posting a little more about our western route and trip preparation over the next several weeks. Hope you will follow along.