I saw a beautiful blue Strom riding around yesterday, while I was busy ordering my stator. Cycleworld in Surrey can get them in in 2 days, by the way - no one else has answered me since my note to them on the 31st (it's a short week, I know, but they must have parts people on staff...)
Anyway, this leads me to thinking about a bunch of things:
It would be fun to get a bunch of us together on our Stroms this year. The bike is wickedly popular in the lower mainland, or at least I see one pretty regularly, so maybe we should get together.
If we get enough of us together, there will be enough inexperienced off-road riders (like me!) and enough experienced off-road riders (like everyone else, it seems!) to allow us to group our rides out a bit. Like with like, as it were.
This is the interesting one. My lovely gave me a gift certificate for the PRS Enduro School, which is a is a certified BMW Motorrad Enduro Training course. I'll be taking it this spring, and it would be awesome if there were other stromtroopers there with me. We could meet for a coffee and a ride first (Horseshoe, Squamish, Harrison, whatever) a week or two before the course.
I think it would be cool to get a lower mainland Stromball Rally together. Would there be any interest from anyone else?
Watching this thread. I'm in "employment exile" in SoCal, but my wife and kidlets are all back in the Vancouver area. I go back and forth some, usually just flying, but it'd be cool to ride up sometime too.