Chris Cogdell is a freelance Senior IT Business Analyst working in Zurich. He has been riding bikes (originally Japanese sports bikes) for more years than he cares to remember and fell in love with the Alps on his first trip to the Elephant Rally in 1980. His main stomping grounds are the French and Swiss Alps, but as anywhere in Europe is reachable from Switzerland, the list of places is forever growing and plans are being hatched. He came very late to the BMW R1200GS, resisting the move due to the fact that he doesn't like "following the crowd". That resistance has been well and truly defeated.