For the last several years my friend Opa and I have been riddin together and enjoying each others company on many rides throught the years. We have traveled to California to visit his son taking two different routes each time. We made a trip down to Florida stopping to see one of my old Iron Butt buddies and close friend. This past September we rode to Maine to eat a fresh lobster, heck I don't even like lobster, But he is my close friend and riddin buddy and I couldn't let him make a trip like that alone. Every time I get an Email or a phone call from him he is calling wanting me to take off for a month, a week, a few days, or a 3 or 4 hundred mile day ride to get a burger at some hole in the wall cafe one of u other "adventure" riders stumbled across trying to find ur way back home. And, being the good friend I try to be, I really cannot let him go alone. After all, we are both retired and ain't got much else to do any way. Well it looks like we about to take another trip toward the west coast real soon. I have been informed I need to get started updating my camping gear. I thought we decided last year that two old men almost 70 years old don't have any business sleeping on the ground after riding 4 or 5 hunderd miles a day on a couple over-sized dirt bikes, More on this later. Oh well. I been told I better order up some new shoes for the Tenere, get some maintance done and be ready to depart on or about the 15th of May. Guess I better get my butt in gear. This past week I was informed we needed to make a shakedown run out to the Outer Banks of NC, ride some ferrys and test out our new updated gear. This is likely gonna get real intresting real soon. Hope you will stay tuned. These are the horses that will take us on our journey. Opa on the GS and me on the Tenere.