I know Hwy. 16 is boring, hence the excuse to blow out some carbon (Clench right hand and twist, repeat.).
How many northern Alberta riders have been to Sportbike West? If not, go!! It's a good time, been there twice and slated to go again this year(great support by some manufacturers -Kawa!!!, decent door prizes, etc.). Might actually take a sportbike this time. Last two trips I went with a BMW R1100GS (quit laughing, it corners better than most, lots of USEABLE torque, and only caught on the straights).
Sh1n5, I bought the bike at an auction, I bid high to get it for sure ($2500.00), put it together for another thousand (like I said, did alot of stuff myself). Got a friend out here with a punched out 93 CBR600 (its got the top end from a 900RR, bumps displacement to 695), goes like a scalded cat, and he can't wait to ride this 6R.