Planing a trip to Nova Scotia

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  1. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Sure P.M. me and i'll give you the plans.Upst8 is come'n up from Virgina Beach,don't be affraid to P.M. him to.
    Were leave'n the morning of the June 20th,7 day trip.In thru Maine,on to the Fundy Trail,in to Nova[Amherst],then around the providence,catch'n the ferry at Yarmouth to Bar Harbor and home.
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  2. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    I've said it before in this thread[so has others]goto,www.motorcycletourguidens.com,everything you need.
    Feel free to P.M.me and i'll help anyway i can.
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  3. East Coast

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  4. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Me and my friends are working on a trip and thinking we might go as far as New Brunswick. We are riding DS 650's from Ohio. Is it going to be worth our time to cross into NB for dirt or broken pavement roads? Currently were even second guessing the thought of entering Maine for the very reason that we want back roads that street bikes can't do. We will at least goto Mnt Washington, figure we got to ride up that!:thumb
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  5. AWM

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    Well were do'n the street bike thing this trip.But everyone going does do the dual!Everything i've been finding for NB and Nova for that reason say the traffic on any road is nill,exceppt for 4th of july.
    I don't know about NB and dirt[except the LAB,but thats next year]but Maine i hear is pretty anal on motorcycles and the woods!You might want to start a thread and ask the Maine guys.Not definet but pretty sure for all the wild theres very little places to ride in dirt.
    If you find some or i'm wrong which has happened[ask my wife]:rofl let us know,i'll be there.
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  6. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Aspiring advrider

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    Novia Scotia (Halifax) is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever been to. Very neat place with a lot of history.
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    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Thanks, it looks like right now our excursion will go as far as Mount Washington for the very reason that Maine isn't motorcycle friendly. Not a biggie though, with all the dirt road riding were planning between Pennsylvania and New York we'll likely be on day 5 of our 8 days by the time we reach Mnt Washington.:D
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  8. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Dont forget Vermont!!Theres alot of great places paved and not.Take the time to find out,you'll see.
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    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Well, were definitly going through Vermont. Currently were crossing at Chimney Point and taking 17 and 100 towards Stowe. From Stowe going up 100 to 15 to 16 to 5 south through the hills to Mnt Washington. Then we'll hit the other park roads like Jefferson notch before heading toward Lake George and back towards Indian lake. Know of any roads along those areas I need to include?:evil
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    Let me dig thru the notes.Rt 100 is a must do paved road!Might even be close to the #1 in Vermont.Watch your speed!!I caught a nice one two years ago on RT100,59mph in a 35mph on the Buell.:cry
    Get a hold of me when your come'n thru,i live 45minutes from Lake george.
    And about 20 minutes from Benington Vermont.
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    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Take 108 out of Stowe. Trust me.:deal

    If you insist on 100, turn around at the other end of Smuggler's Notch and go back.
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    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    So take 108 North to rt15? That works well with visiting The Nose.:thumb
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  13. Tor

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    Question for you natives........what would be the best month to do a NS trip weatherwise? I have heard august.....?
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  14. AWM

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    The mounth you can get time and money to do it!
    Just kid'n,:rofl ,they tell me fall leaf changes,Sept,Otc.
    I'm going in June just because that fits everybodys vacation schedule.If it was just me i would go Sept just for the weather,cooler but less chance of rain,traffic.
    Maybe someone else can give you a better idea,its my first trip to the Nova.
    Besides this post needed a bump.
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  15. dedsmurf

    dedsmurf Been here awhile

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    You have to hit new england.
    parts of the Cape
    some boston is nice (mit, harvard, downtown and do a duck tour)
    take route 1 and 1A from boston and ride through the following cities:
    * Swampscott
    * marblehead
    * salam
    * beverly
    then get on the 128 and go to
    * gloucester
    then on the 127 and 127A to
    * lands end
    *rockport (stay here overnight there are some cheap motels in the old core that are really neat)
    ride around cape ann (where rockport is located) and continue up the coast on route 133 133A and then back on the 1A. the 1A is plenty twisty and rides the coast up to
    * Portsmouth
    then hit the 95 and buzz up to Kennebunkport and ride the coast up to
    * Portland maine.
    from there hit the highways to NS, capebretton and cross the ferry to Newfoundland.
    I've not ridden past Kennebunkport but ive been to NFL, NS and other canadian cities a few times... mostly victoria/vancouver/calgary.

    Maybe i'll join you for the new england portion?

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  16. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    Thanks for the info.
    I ride alot in the state of mass.I live about 25 mniutes from Pittsfield.I work for the railroad,and run the B.A subdivision to Becond park.So its kind of been there done that.
    I do ride out to Cambridge every year for a Duciti bike show.Good time.
    The only state i haven't run though alot is Maine.So Were run'n up the coast[US1]and into New Burswick [NB1].
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  17. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    we went in August, weather was 99% perfect

    Little NS tour
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  18. Vbird

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    Hi Tor :wave All 3 of my N.S. trips have been in August.Rained one day(the most recent trip),but it was the most rain I've ever ridden in.
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