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Old 06-27-2012, 11:06 PM   #91
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That was some tough reading/ I was shivering from the com fort of my home. I really enjoy reports about places I'll probably never visit. Sleet in summer is beyond what I can manage. Very well done, and a great read.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #92
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Thanks for the great report. It brings back memories of when I passed through there a number years back. But I didn't encounter any rain at all. I was on an SV650, too.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:54 AM   #93
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Awesome ride report!
I'm a little west of Philly, just bought a used Wee-Strom (great bike) for a trip to NS.
I plan on doing a solo ride around the entire coast of Nova Scotia, on a budget like yours at the end of July.
The plan is to head up and ride for a week and a half then stop at the family Cabin in VT for a few days before trekking back home.
I have contingency routes in case I run late on a day or two.
You're report makes me think heated gear maybe a good idea, although NS in july should be 50f-75f.
I wasn't planning on eating any hot food, but now you have me questioning that.
How'd the wife take you being gone for two weeks? Mine is freaking out, a little. A week she can handle, but two is going to be tough on her, and me.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:09 AM   #94
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thanks for sharing max.
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That was some tough reading/ I was shivering from the com fort of my home. I really enjoy reports about places I'll probably never visit. Sleet in summer is beyond what I can manage. Very well done, and a great read.
Thanks. I can handle the cold much better than the heat fortunately. I'm a big pussy when it comes to that!

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Thanks for the great report. It brings back memories of when I passed through there a number years back. But I didn't encounter any rain at all. I was on an SV650, too.
Thanks. That bike certainly wasn't the best tool for the job, but in the absence of something better it certainly got the job done.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:15 AM   #95
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Awesome ride report!
I'm a little west of Philly, just bought a used Wee-Strom (great bike) for a trip to NS.
I plan on doing a solo ride around the entire coast of Nova Scotia, on a budget like yours at the end of July.
The plan is to head up and ride for a week and a half then stop at the family Cabin in VT for a few days before trekking back home.
I have contingency routes in case I run late on a day or two.
You're report makes me think heated gear maybe a good idea, although NS in july should be 50f-75f.
I wasn't planning on eating any hot food, but now you have me questioning that.
How'd the wife take you being gone for two weeks? Mine is freaking out, a little. A week she can handle, but two is going to be tough on her, and me.
I really like the Vstrom bikes. That is likely to be my next one. Sounds like it will be an awesome trip. I wish I had more time to explore the coast of NS. I was glad to have my heated gloves... But I don't know about NS in late July.

I think my wife was happy to have me out of her hair! In all honesty, it was a non-issue. I'm in the army national guard and while we've together I was deployed for a year, go to my two-week annual training periods every year (except this year due strange schedule), and have gone to numerous several-week training events... So a couple weeks was just a drop in the bucket... For both of us.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:25 PM   #96
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No need for a left nut...just show up. We are always delighted to show off to "Come from aways".
I did the Cabot Trail last month while returning from Ottawa when i picked up that old parts bike. I did the twisties over and over untill i got exhausted. The tourist taking pics at the look-off must have thought i was lost. Went and layed down in the bushes at the end of the road in Dingwall while watching the lobsterman haul pots and had a dandy nap.
Enjoyed your report and pics and you are welcome back anytime.
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Old 06-30-2012, 05:33 PM   #97
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To all that are coming is way, please drop me a line and I can take you to some nice spots.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #98
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I completely agree... At least when I'm solo. When I travel with people, I'm much less sociable. That's not to say that I avoid people, but I'm caught up with the people I'm with and don't make nearly as much time to talk with locals. Of course, maybe that's why I enjoy traveling by myself.
Talking and mingling with locals is the essence of a motorcycle trip.
Top notch ride report

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Old 07-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #99
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Enjoyed your report, Thanks for the time and effort. May be going there next year. Hope you have a good ride on the James Bay Rd.

Oh, move that PA. Tag down here next time.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #100
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Ha! Just got a letter in the mail from New Brunswick today. Apparently they're assessing three points to my license for "speeding 25 km/hr or less over speed limit." Good luck.

Looks like the cop did actually give me a break, considering I was going more than 25 over the speed limit.


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Enjoyed your report, Thanks for the time and effort. May be going there next year. Hope you have a good ride on the James Bay Rd.

Oh, move that PA. Tag down here next time.
Thanks. Turns out I just couldn't squeeze James Bay Rd. in this year. It's too bad. I was really hoping to make it up there this summer too. Hopefully next year though. I read your ride report and enjoyed it BTW!

I keep meaning to grab a tag, but I've been really busy. The few that I've thought about grabbing seem to get grabbed before I can give it a second thought!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:24 PM   #101
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Thanks for sharing.
I make it to Main a couple of times a year but never got that far.
Looks beautiful!
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:47 AM   #102
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Thank you very much for taking the time to write up your trip and share it with the rest of us, I enjoyed going along for the ride. Please note that the Maritimes does not include Newfoundland.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Maritimes


So, if someone says the people in the Maritimes are the best—it would imply you would be better off not bothering heading over the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Rock—because you would find worst people there than from where you left from! I agree that Timmie’s coffee is infinitely better than Dunkin’ Donuts. I look forward to reading future RRs from you.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #103
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Great report!! GEtting ready to head out for a very similar trip on Memorial day. I'll definitely check out ridetherock site.

I hope I don't hit the same kind of weather, but then it wouldn't be an ADVENTURE.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #104
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Awesome! Have a great time! Definitely sign up at RTR. Start a thread to say hi and tell them you're on your way. If something happens and you need some help, post up there, and you'll have a dozen guys fighting over who gets to help you! Seriously though, they're good people.

You should hope for weather like I had. It sucked for the first few days, but was sunny and perfect for the rest of the trip!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:25 PM   #105
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Fantastic RR, thank you for sharing!
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