I went over to the Island yesterday, for a change of riding scenery, and holy crap there were a lot of bikes out. I stopped in Sooke for lunch, on my way to Jordan River, and I must've seen over 60 bikes go by in a 45 minute period. Apart from New Rider Night, at the Swan, I just haven't seen that kind of density in the Lower Mainland. Are there really that many riders on the Island, or is it just that Spring has sprung?
As a side note, Sooke Road is a joy to ride, as is Hwy 17a.