And that's why we're pumped about this year's Motorcyclist Edelweiss Alps Challenge Tour, to be held in Vence, France, September 1-8. Edelweiss calls this a Touring Center tour, which means we'll run different loops each day from a single--and quite plush--hotel. The tour encompasses eight days total with five days' riding mapped out by Edelweiss's Werner Wachter. We'll visit Grasse and Gourdon, loop over to Cannes and St. Tropez, scoot by Monte Carlo for an afternoon and check out the Grand Canyon du Verdon. It's bound to be Big Fun, especially in September when the weather's typically warm and dry. As usual, a Motorcyclist staffer or two will be on hand and will report on the goings-on in these pages.