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Old 07-14-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Wicked Six Days in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia - 2014

My brother Brad and I (Scott) are going back to New Brunswick and adding some Nova Scotia for 2014, leaving Mass on Sept 12th.

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We called the ride Bullwinkle 2013 last year and never really worked on our ride report despite having a blast, many memorable moments, and awesome pics. We found everyone in NB to be very friendly and helpful. Here are pics from 2013:
http://scottybed.smugmug.com/Bullwinkle2013/n-Sqb6J
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=907962

We've upgraded the DRs with Acerbis 5.3 gal tanks, Brad's bike gets a new rack and panniers, and some other baubles and bits. We are hoping for better weather this year...it was damp or rained pretty much the entire trip last year. We had to turn back twice either due to flooded trails or a crazy hilly washout too difficult for us.

We plan to leave my house in Sudbury, MA and trailer to Fredericton. We'll start Friday from a friend's camp house. We haven't nailed down the route yet but are trying to get maximum dirtiness. No camping again, we probably will camp next year since we'll have a couple years of experience under our belt.

Friday (Sept 12th) - Trailer bikes to Fredericton, getting in around 3am or so
Saturday - to Serpentine Lake
Sunday - to Bathhurst (via Campbellton)
Monday - to New Glasgow, NS
Tuesday - around Cape Breton, not sure destination
Wednesday - maybe to Halifax
Thursday - back to Fredericton and trailer back to Mass (long day)

Stay tuned as we update with preps and then the actual RR.

We friggin' can't wait, mostly because the cheap prices of Fireball in Canada.
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Equally Psyched!

I'll be tagging along with Scott this year and maybe doing some of the posting for the ride prep and trip report.

I've gone alittle over board pushing to upgrade more than Scott was probably thinking of doing this year. So I convinced him to upgraded to hard case panniers, larger tanks (5.3 Acerbis), new exhaust and I've lowered the footpegs on the bike I'll be riding. Attached is the bike this past weekend after back brakes, foot pegs and tank were installed and I'll post more pics as we get closer to the ride.

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Old 07-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #4
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Any advice or recommendations about NS would be most welcome! Looks like you had a fun ride...pretty sketchy doing some of those sections by yourself though.

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Show them the most expensive foot peg lowering brackets on the face of the earth, Brad.

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I've gone alittle over board pushing to upgrade more than Scott was probably thinking of doing this year. So I convinced him to upgraded to hard case panniers, larger tanks (5.3 Acerbis), new exhaust and I've lowered the footpegs on the bike I'll be riding.
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Brackets...

Yes, these were mechanically zinc'ed and then painted in Chicago IL so they travelled some 3,000 miles via UPS and finally made it back here to Springfield MA and then I hand carried them to Sudbury MA where they finallly were installed.

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Any advice or recommendations about NS would be most welcome! Looks like you had a fun ride...pretty sketchy doing some of those sections by yourself though.
there are so many areas to enjoy its very difficult to just name a few,cabot trail, cape george,. here is a link to the nova scotia/atlantic province motorcycle tourguide,( /www.motorcycletourguidens.com )it is very helpful.as for tenting info there is some spots in the book,and a few off the beaten path.P.M. me if you need any more info or travel ideas...cheers!
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