Anyone going from DC metro to Nova Scotia this summer?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by TarmacSurfer, May 13, 2013.

  1. TarmacSurfer

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    ****rerouting plan**** as of 08/01/13 to maybe West Coast.



    Thanks and happy trails.
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  2. Witold

    Witold Been here awhile

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    Post up on dcsportbikes.net/.com

    We've done this group ride in the past. My ride report is probably on there somewhere. I think we did it in 5 days or so.

    There should be some interest in this, I think.
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  3. TarmacSurfer

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    Thanks.
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  4. DavidBanner

    DavidBanner Banned

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    Looks like mcgarrett is heading to the TLH from DC....
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  5. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Make sure to see the fortress at Louisbourg in Nova Scotia. It is very neat and in a beautiful location. The Cape Breton islands coastline is like a very cold version of Big Sur only on the Atlantic. You will want to see it.
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  6. monnomania

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  7. monnomania

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    here, check out my ride video of the Cabot Trail.

    http://bipbipamericas.blogspot.com.ar/2011/06/nova-scottia.html

    I was reminded by the video that just after crossing the Causeway to Port Hawksbury (Cape Breton Island) take the paved highway heading to Inverness. Inverness has beautiful places to camp on the cliffs overlooking the North Atlantic - caution regarding wind and tents.

    While travelling northward from Port Hawksbury - Inverness you will see just on your left a gravel trail. This trail is part of the 'Trans Canada Trail which is a hiking/bicycling trail built from rehabilitation of the old train-rail line. You can moto on this trail all the way to Sidney if you like. Many places to free camp along the way.
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  8. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    The Fort was well worth the time. Also the Citidel in Halifax is worth seeing after you see Louisbourg. And CBI is a must. I did the trip up from Boston last year at the end of Summer and had a great time.
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  9. chrishsu

    chrishsu Been here awhile

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    3 of us did a ride starting from Maryland, through New England, PEI, Cape Breton, NS and back. 99% on back roads. We did it in 15 days. I'll send you my Garmin GPS route file if you're interested.
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  10. Cerberus83

    Cerberus83 The Wingman

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    Why is clockwise the best? I'm doing this in a month, but will be camping near North Sydney and will be riding up to Cabot Trail counter-clockwise...
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  11. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    FWIW, I went counter-clockwise and did not regret it.
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  12. More_Miles

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    Going anti-clockwise, you are in the lane closest to the water/cliffs/drop off's. Clockwise you're on the "inside."

    I've personally done the Cabot trail twice, once in a car and once on the bike. The next time I'm taking a bus to prevent "Oh, pretty, lovely OH FARK I'M RIDING OFF THE EDGE phew, I should stop and change my shorts...." Worst of both worlds, wonderful driving/riding road, spectacular scenery. I can't seem to tolerate both!:lol3
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  13. Cerberus83

    Cerberus83 The Wingman

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    Thanks, gents! I'm sticking with my planned route (CCW) :norton
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  14. Slowphil

    Slowphil REALLY Gnarly Adventurer

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    CCW is the way to go, it puts you on the outside so you can see the water and cliffs better but then to see for yourself do what a lot of people do ride it both ways:clap, it looks different each direction..
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  15. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    PM sent. Maybe we can link up in NS and ride back to DC area.
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