A big ole Hello to everyone from Vancouver Island!!! I have been a sportbike guy most of my life and entered the XLADV realm in 2009 with a BMW R1200GSA and my wife on a BMW F800GS. We walked away from our jobs, sold most of our stuff, and went on the road for 6 months in 2010! Since then we have lived all over the place, including Mexico for almost a year. We love Vancouver Island so we ended up here and likely will use it as our A.O. for the time being. I upgraded to a 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure, sold it and now own a 2016 Ducati Multistrada Enduro. The bike just fits me well, and pretty much does what I want out of the box. I do need to improve my offroad skills, but have never been afraid to explore the limits, not always smart as I found out while trying to get the KTM up a steep rocky slope with the stock Conti's. I love the ability to explore areas that are not filled with RVs, cars, trucks, and such, so here I am. I am looking forward to learning as much as I can!!! Great site here BTW!