Intro and Day 1: I had planned a trip to James Bay Quebec for this past June, but a little head on collision with Jim Thorpe Dave left me bikeless and planning another trip. Nova Scotia is always someplace I wanted to terrorize on a motorcycle. After a lot of planning, I decided that a whole week worth of riding starting on September 9 ought to make the daily mileage reasonable. I talked my buddies Mitch FJR1300 and Earl Ducati ST2 into going along and the stage was set. Earl and I met at Mitchâs place in Douglassville, PA after work on Friday 9/9/2005 and hit the road around 5:00PM. Even with weaving through the Friday night Poconoâs traffic, we managed 264 miles to just below Hartford, CT. My bike packed and ready to go. Route for today. We stopped for gas somewhere along the way and ran across the street for what turned out to be the best of many pizzas consumed on the trip. Happy waitress. Happy pizza eaters.