Not a long riding season in BC, Canada, but many great, mountainous, winding roads. Great 7 day rides from Vancouver to Alberta in Canada and all through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming in the US. My first bike was a 1969 one cylinder Triumph 250. Beautiful little machine but ran white hot and was scary. Then BMW's: 1974 R60/6, 1977 R100/7, 2002 R1150 RT and finally a 2008 R1200 GS Adventure, which I still have and will keep. Rode it to Argentina last year and I can't part with it.
I have just ordered a red 899 Panigale and am stoked. Nothing like anything I have owned before and can't wait for it to arrive. Looking forward to hearing reports on the bike from this community. Keep the greasy side down my friends.