Thank you for the wonderful ride reports and gorgeous photos. I just found this thread tonight and read through it in one sitting. It made me feel...wistful. I fell in love with motorcycles while riding as a passenger on my boyfriend's Sprint ST. We spent a week in 2010 riding 2-up on Vancouver Island, including Victoria. (The Blue Fox is my favorite breakfast spot there.) I got my endorsement and spent the summer of 2012 practicing on my CBR250R while my boyfriend was out to sea on the last deployment of his career. I made good progress and was planning on celebrating his return with our first trip over highway 20 to Winthrop on two bikes instead of one. Unfortunately, it was not to be. He died in a motorcycle accident the day after his return, on August 22nd. In a "small world" kind of coincidence, we would have been in Winthrop with in a day or two of your visit. It's heartwarming to see a couple share the journey and truly appreciate the time together. Thanks again for taking the time to post.