My name is Carl Ribaudo I am an adventure motorcycle rider, consultant, writer and speaker and the President of SMG Consulting, a tourism and recreation consulting firm located in South Lake Tahoe. I got my start riding on a Honda 50 Mini Trail and later raced the Southern California moto cross circuit until school beckoned. Motorcycles slipped away as I built a successful consulting practice helping tourism destinations and recreation providers throughout the west. Motorcycles worked their way back into my life after I saw the Long Way Around “I literarily bought the movie on a Friday and the following week was buying a motorcycle and once I threw my leg over the bike I know I was where I was supposed to be”. I wasted no time solo touring on my BMW 1200GS exploring the two lane highways of the west.