I live in Parksville, BC. I ride an old Ritchie Force Comp that I've set up for road and touring. I've been down the coast of Oregon and spent six weeks touring the Maritimes - highly recommended but go after the end of June or the Provincial camp ground will be closed (not necessarily bad - you can still get in but the facilities are shut down). I'm not much into boony bashing - I'd rather walk for that. I got out of riding for a while - got a desk job with long hours, got into golf and got fat but now I'm back on the bike and getting skinny again -Gotta love it!!