Our ride in August 2004 was one of the most extraordinary experiences of my 58 years. The week we spent in the northeast was beyond my expectations. The scenery was breathtaking, the bikes were real reliable, comfortable and workhorses. Our guide was so accommodating and knowledgeable about the region and his ability to speak the language allowed us to have conversations with people of the area that we would have missed on our own. He paid attention to every detail along the way from rooms to lunches to petrol - you name it he was on it.
You guys have it down to a science. The accommodations were the best available along the way. The lunches each day were fun and relaxing and dinners each night were always first rate. And plenty of beer!!!
I will be returning in April 2005 to do the "middle road" through the northwest with a group of friends from northern California who have seen my pictures and heard my stories. Then I will be back for the HCM Trail and then . . . .
Pat Kight from USA