Hey MTL, I am from Montreal's South Shore. I can get a few Sundays off from family duty (2 young boys). Give me a shout out one of these days, who knows, I might be able to convince my wife to let me go play outside. BTW, I also have an 800gs and took Moto Inter's offroad course; best 300$ you will have invested. Have fun and then find a gravel flat spot and practice! Cheers!