Although AVID MotoTours is a new company, it is led by an "old" face in the tour industry. Wanting to continue to lead people on motorcycle tours to see and experience North America and Europe, Karen Thomson has established this new company. Two tours are described here. Other tours include the American Southwest, the Colorado Rockies, the Alps, Central Italy and Southern Italy.
Having extensively ridden the Ducati Monster 695 in the RRMC "Ladies Choice" story (June/July 2007), toured through a corner of the Colorado Rockies on an ST3 S ABS (August/September 2007), and taken a few spins on the Hypermotard 1100 S, I love Ducati at least as much as the next gal. When the Monster S2R 1000 showed up in my garage, I was eager to check out the bike and see what the larger Monster could do.