At 33 years old, Rene Cormier cashed in his physical world to finance a nearly five-year, mostly solo, unsupported, and non-sponsored motorcycle ride around the world on a budget of $25/day. The travelogue of that ride, "The University of Gravel Roads" won the Bronze medal in the 2010 Independent Book Publishers awards, the 2010 Davinci Eye award, and a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose and Literature. Rene and his South African wife Colette split their time between promoting the wonders of adventure motorcycle travel to audiences in North America and guiding motorcycle tours in southern Africa. I am bringing my story and the motorcycle that I travelled on to Pandora's European Motorsports in Chattanooga, TN on Tuesday, April 1 from 7pm to 9 pm. Admission is free. Those in attendance with a valid motorcycle license are also eligible to win a trip to guided motorcycle tour of Africa with my touring company, Renedian Adventures.