I'm just outside of London and have recently joined. But not sure what the summer holds for me, may have to give up riding. But will stay in touch via the forum.
Welcome to the forum, GaryC. Please let me correct you on one vital point. You have a V-Strom, so you do not need to mention giving up riding; riding is your primary function. People will know you have quit when they realize that you have not breathed for a few days, then they will say nice things about you and go out for a drink, but you won't get one.
For me, an ex-Londoner who loves the city and visits it occasionally, motorcycling is what keeps me breathing. And smiling, and stuff like that. Seriously, motorcycling is serious exercise and is very good for your musculature and skeleton; it encourages flexibility and of course sometimes helps one invent new cuss-words.
If you and I are lucky, really lucky, Juan Tanamera or Heavy or somebody will organize a ride, on ABOUT (hint to Sean & Jim or even Tom who reads everything) May 7 2017 at 9:00 AM, beginning at the Esso station at Essa Road in Barrie, and you can there meet lots of kindred spirits, and maybe visit Muskoka, a little early in the season, but what the heck. If we are REALLY lucky, I will show up and give everyone a fresh Florida orange. Long way, yes, but again what the heck.
Spring is just around the corner ... now, can I get CFPL from here in Florida,
and is Lloyd Wright still doing the morning show?
P.S. a few minutes later ... it seems Lloyd is not on the air. But he is remembered: