We had an amazing time....visiting Nova Scotia was a wonderful experience. It's a biker friendly place, Nova Scotians are very laid back, friendly people. The food(and drinks) is to die for, I ate SO much... most every place we ate was locally sourced and freshly cooked food stuffs of all kinds. Its a clean place, very little litter, trash or debris and even in the most out of the way convenience stores the "washrooms" were sparkling. One can breathe up there...there is not people crawling all over one another at every beautiful spot or attraction. Parking is easy and generally free...I can't tell you how nice it is to pull over, lay on the rocks and hear not a sound but the ocean and birds....
On to the riding. Nova Scotia has expansively vast wilderness and is sparsely populated, once a few minutes out of any town or city we pretty much had the roads to ourselves. Honestly, at times I'd ride for a 1/2 hour without seeing another vehicle. There are plenty of passing zones if there is the need. Road conditions were good with some rougher spots way out in the sticks but nothing unusual. Police don't generally patrol the secondary and back roads so the speed limit is what's reasonable, it was nice just to settle into the pace I was comfortable at and then be able to run the hell out of it when the spirit moved me. The roads ranged from long, fast straights, lazy meandering curves sections and technical twisties. The best part was the land...Its stunning and beautiful. The coast routes are breath taking...as well as mountains, deep pine forest, rolling farm lands, small towns and sea side villages. Temps average was about 75F with no rain, except for a big storms on the way in and out...but the bike was on the truck for those yuk days, Nova Scotia is how riding was meant to be.
A word on the Cabot Trail...its a contradiction to what I said above. Yes the scenery it amazing but its congested and there is massive amounts of construction going on, about half of it is torn up gravel, traffic is stopped frequently for 10-15 mins at a time, I've never seen a mess like that before. The Cabot Trail was not fun to ride and the worst part of the trip.
"Living life is a great idea, but riding a motorcycle actually gives you a tool to do it..."
2013 Sunset Red
Vic Tri-Oval Mufflers, Lloydz VM1-DR cams, AF, PC-V @112hp/113tq
Corbin Dual Tour seat, Klock Werks Klip Hanger bars, Vicwapz
Avon Contour grips, Kuryakyn Kinetic boards and rear SwingWings
Victory black LED headlight and Touring Pack, Madstad 9" windshield