This proved typical of Morocco's authorities, and the entire populous, for that matter. Friendly. Inquisitive. Welcoming. Accommodating. Morocco also has a dizzying variety of terrain that makes for splendid motorcycling. This ancient land on the northwest tip of Africa is home to 13,000-foot-high sandstone and granite peaks in the High Atlas Mountains, the famously barren Sahara Desert and fertile, green valleys strewn throughout all strung together with great, well- maintained and well-marked roads. The purpose of my visit was not to interview Morocco's constabulary, but to crisscross the countryside for 10 days with a flock of 50-somethings, report their observations and bring back a visually stimulating representation of this fabulous land. Now, this was not just any flock of Joe Schmoes. Most were high-powered American business leaders brought together by venture capitalist Bert Denton and shepherded by his friend Burt Richmond, who, as luck has it, just happens to own Lotus Tours.