My wife and I started touring in 1974, founded The Bicycle Outfitter in Los Altos in 1976, started Outfitter Bicycle tours in 1996, sold the store in 2004, and we continue to run bicycle tours in France and Italy and plan to until we can't pedal anymore. I am 72 and holding, my wife Marilyn a bit younger and a very good (although mouthy) Stoker on our tandems. We live in the Dordogne in Southwest France May - October and California November to May. Great life and we owe it all to the bike! We have done and run tours in: California Coast, California Gold Country, San Juan Islands, Vermont, Hawaii, Holland, Ireland, Normady, Bodenese, Dordogne, Lot, Aveyron, Alsace, Pyrenees, Alpes, Dolomites and Tuscany. We have been bogged down running tours in France and Italy in recent years, but love it! Running a large Pro Shop for 28 years gives me a unique perspective and I hope I can contribute positively to this Forum.