I am up in Merritt, just stumbled upon this forum today, thought I'd join in.
I am an automotive journeyman, husband, dad and avid evening, weekend rider. Started with a 1998 DR350, learned to ride in lower drainland, moved to Merritt, had a couple cruisers, 1987 XV1100, 1981 GS850L, just bought a 2006 GSX600F and love it! Lots of good canyon carving around here and radar is reasonably slim pickin's so the fun factor is good.
Since I bought the Kat in August last year, my father in law tried it and I converted him from large tractor like two wheelers with skid lids to a 2008 GSXR1000 with a full face helmet, what a nutcase, but we are having a blast!
I am hopefully getting a new 2009 Hayabusa in white, maybe in March if things go well.
Hope I can meet some people to ride with in the area and have a safe 2009 season.
I'd post a pic of my bike , but my photobucket is messed up tonight. And really I'd like to post a pic of the Busa in a month and a half, if all goes according to plan.