After our stint in the UK is over, we're thinking of relocating to lower Vancouver Island (Vic, Saanich, Gulf Islands, Duncan area are all possibilities). What are the road riding possibilities in these areas? Do you need a bike that can handle non-paved roads to make a circuit? I rode from Comox down to Vic in 1975 on a Denver to Seattle tour but can't remember what it was like (although I do remember having a good time!) and I suspect that the roads and traffic have changed anyway. Thanks!