We're calling it the Motorcyclist Alps Challenge Tour, and if it isn't the absolute high point of your 2004 riding season, Carrithers says he'll eat his stinky ol' '92-era Vanson leathers. Blending a full day of new-bikeseeing at the '04 Intermot Show in Munich, Germany, and a week's worth of what's regarded as the best motorcycling in the world--the Alps of Germany, Austria and Italy--the Alps Challenge Tour is destined to be a two-wheeled trek you'll never, ever forget. Daily mileage will be higher than average, and with all the alpine passes and switchbacks you'll deal with each day, getting to sleep at the first-class hotels each night won't be a problem. Oh yeah--almost forgot--Octoberfest begins the week tour attendees arrive in Munich. Hoooo!