Canadian Rene Cormier has spent much of the last 7 years travelling around the world on his BMW F650 and has authored "The University of Gravel Roads", a memoir about his adventures. That 154,000 kilometre trip provides many of the topics for fireside conversations about global travelling by motorcycle.
Rene met Colette while travelling in South Africa and they were married in 2010. Born in Namibia and raised in South Africa, Colette is fluent in both Afrikaans and English and during the tours she rolls up her sleeves and joins in the fun on the road.
In 2012 Rene joined the Ted Simon Foundation's Committee of Advisors to encourage and assist travellers in making an extra effort to develop their observations and insights into something of value for the rest of the world to share.