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Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June


    If you are not taking the ferry, Heartland, New Brunswick has the world's longest covered bridge:


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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    more like 365. for one person and one motorcycle...round trip. Maybe when you add the fuel surcharge and taxes it get to 450.00....none the less, I almost always take the ferry one way...unless I am including the Gaspe....
    Taking the ferry one way is a great compromise and a nice way to relax, even if it doesn't save a lot of time.

    Hopewell Rocks in NB is also a fascinating stop, especially if you time the tide right (more pics at the bottom of this page)

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    I went a few years back on my GoldWing.

    We rode there (entering at the top), rode counterclockwise around the outside, and then took the ferry back.

    Getting there and back, I'm glad I had the GoldWing. Once actually on Nova Scotia, I would have preferred my KLR650. We did a lot of small roads that were in less than perfect condition, but nice and windy. Perfect for a bike like the KLR!

    Regardless, it was a great trip. A couple of the overnight stops were a bit boring, but after a long day of riding I wasn't always looking for nightlife. That said, we had a lot of fun in Halifax and if I did it again, I would have spent a few days there (instead of one).

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    That's a good point. Some of the smaller local roads are a bit rough. And even the main roads do have some smaller stone on them. Seems that is what they line the roads with in some areas. Cars/trucks getting their tires into the shoulders will tend to drag that stuff back out with them, so be aware of that


    Some of the roads near that covered bride can only be described as "Carpet Bombed".

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    Quote Originally Posted by 35racer View Post
    I went a few years back on my GoldWing.

    We rode there (entering at the top), rode counterclockwise around the outside, and then took the ferry back.

    Getting there and back, I'm glad I had the GoldWing. Once actually on Nova Scotia, I would have preferred my KLR650. We did a lot of small roads that were in less than perfect condition, but nice and windy. Perfect for a bike like the KLR!

    Regardless, it was a great trip. A couple of the overnight stops were a bit boring, but after a long day of riding I wasn't always looking for nightlife. That said, we had a lot of fun in Halifax and if I did it again, I would have spent a few days there (instead of one).
    shoulda put the KLR in the trunk....

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    Quote Originally Posted by Manny View Post
    shoulda put the KLR in the trunk....
    hahaha!!!

    or, one in each saddlebag?????

    I actually think the roads are pretty good! Been on a Blackbird, an ST2 and a Multistrada...never found the roads iffy.

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    Id be up for a stuff the KLR's on the CAT and going back....Just throwing that out there....

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    We hit some pretty small roads near heartland (the bridge) those were the worst. But I agree, these were out of the ordinary.

    In and around Advocate harbor is where we found some nice roads(209 maybe?), but these were the ones all lined with small rocks which were kicked up from cars and trucks into the roads.Nothing monumental, but something to be aware of if you get out that way.

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    I did a Nova Scotia trim in 2005 and is somewhat chronicled with pictures here

    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...adventure.html

    I planned to go to Labrador but the rain pushed me back down the coast of NewFoundland.

    Be glad to share with you some of my experiences.

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    Quote Originally Posted by vintage ex race View Post
    you could ck out the 2.5km road coarse in Shubenacadie, very close to Halifax while you are there. according to info I've found round 2 of canadian superbke is going on 6-13 to 6-15-08 It is a nice track .I haven't been up for a few yrs but was good when I last went. Ck it out Atlantic Motorsport Park:wink
    I wish I had known that was there when I was up there with the r6

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    Re: Planning Nova Scotia trip in June

    This looks like it would be a dream vacation for a rider. Maybe we can setup a group trip like this for summer.

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