I took a Counter Clock Wise Route as suggested by the millions of ADV riders before me. The best part of Cape Breton is the drive. I did take my eye off of the road once - Definitely something you are better off not doing - since I am writing this report it should be obvious that the brakes work well on the G.P.
Notice that all the turns in this picture are to the left. There are no lack of turns on the Cabot Trail and two mountains (or very large hills) had wicked grades (Franks - 12% over 3 miles) Smokey was similar. Add lots of turns and it becomes a bikers dream ride.
Everyone stops here for their photo next to the memorial. There are always people handy to take your pic and visa versa.