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« on: August 10, 2020, 03:38:25 pm »

Last summer's ride to Nova Scotia was awesome. It really sucks that this year's planned trip to the southeast was cancelled thanks to a virus! Here is a link to a little video that sums up the trip. https://youtu.be/HOV0ZvfvoIc . I ride my 2011 Connie and my brother rides his '08 FJR which passed 100,000 miles on this trip. We went mostly straight across the country and dipped down a bit in Virginia, hopped on the Blue Ridge Mtn Parkway and went up through Shenandoah Nat'l Park, went north to Liberty State Park in Jersey, Walden Pond in MA, Acadia in Maine, Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia, enjoyed the Kanc in NH, hwy 17 in Vermont, Lake Placid NY, and then back up into Canada. Headed west and rode all along the north side of Lake Superior, came down into Minnesota, went to Theodore Roosevelt Nat'l Park, Badlands Nat'l Park, Needles Hwy, Sturgis, SD, the Devils Tower, Cloud Peaks and Wind River Canyon highways in Wyoming, on the way home. 8,000 miles in 17 days of fun riding! We had dinner in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia with a nice gal, a rep with BMW. She told us about Hwy 17 in Vermont. I loved the Cabot Trail. Anyone else out there that enjoyed the Cabot Trail?
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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 05:00:41 am »

Been there.  Done that.  Tried to do all of NS, and most of it was a waste of time.  NE quarter was overcast and bitter cold with poor roads.  SE quarter had more to see, but the scenic stuff was town after town of 35 mph driving in traffic...got old fast.  SW quarter was more interesting and somewhat worth it.  NW was the best.  If I did it again, I might spend a couple days just doing the Cabot Trail and tour the SW quarter on the way back to the states.
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2020, 06:20:40 am »

Long rides are great; you get to really get away from home and see some cool stuff  




Anyone else out there that enjoyed the Cabot Trail?


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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 06:56:00 am »

Dante is an especially good rider in wet conditions.  
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2020, 07:42:53 am »


Dante is an especially good rider in wet conditions.  


When you learn to ride in Seattle you quickly learn that "if you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride".  
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2020, 07:48:23 am »




When you learn to ride in Seattle you quickly learn that "if you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride".  


 Thumbsup  True.  And you learn how to lock your bike up so it won’t get stolen  Lol
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2020, 08:32:44 am »

I wouldn't mind riding back East. But for me it is a looooong way. And there is so much good riding around here in the West and Southwest.
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2020, 11:06:19 am »


I wouldn't mind riding back East. But for me it is a looooong way. And there is so much good riding around here in the West and Southwest.


Riding in the West spoiled me. Sure, I did some riding in the East but that was because I moved there. But I was always comparing it to the West/PNW and quite frankly, it didn't compare.  
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« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2020, 12:13:10 pm »


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So...you tried to get to the Cabot Trail or you tried to enjoy it?  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2020, 12:36:44 pm »




Riding in the West spoiled me. Sure, I did some riding in the East but that was because I moved there. But I was always comparing it to the West/PNW and quite frankly, it didn't compare.  


I will take Smokey mountains over anything out west.  
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« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2020, 12:57:40 pm »




Riding in the West spoiled me. Sure, I did some riding in the East but that was because I moved there. But I was always comparing it to the West/PNW and quite frankly, it didn't compare.  


Yes, Ma'am. Now as for the Smokey Mtns? Someone has been smokin'!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2020, 03:22:32 pm »



So...you tried to get to the Cabot Trail or you tried to enjoy it?  Wink



Tried to enjoy it. I actually DID enjoy it - I just didn't see anything beyond the road I was on Shrug
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« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2020, 03:29:06 pm »

If I'm on a motorcycle and not crashing, I'm pretty much having a good time.
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2020, 04:56:50 am »


Tried to enjoy it. I actually DID enjoy it - I just didn't see anything beyond the road I was on Shrug


That was my beef.  The trail itself was fairly scenic, but all my other planned roads were lined with tall trees on both sides.  When I looked at the map closer, I realized the roads looked close to the shore, but were a fair bit inland.
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