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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.















 

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Very informative, nice pics, glad you had fun!

You stay in one place the whole time? Any comments on the lodging (price, amenities, convenience, etc.)?

(Off to Palmer, MA, this afternoon, for a track day on the Big Burger tomorrow, with Ken on his RT. Still time to join us -- I take it you're home now.)
 

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Very informative, nice pics, glad you had fun!

You stay in one place the whole time? Any comments on the lodging (price, amenities, convenience, etc.)?

(Off to Palmer, MA, this afternoon, for a track day on the Big Burger tomorrow, with Ken on his RT. Still time to join us -- I take it you're home now.)
Huge fun...one of the best vaca's we've had :) We stayed in two places. First, 4 nights at the awesome Cove Motel in Audls Cove, then onto Liverpool for three nights at Lane's Privateer Inn. Decent rooms in NS are about $150/night CAD and come with an in rm. coffee maker ..... ;)

Have fun at the track....no way I can make that today but thanks
 

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im surprised there is no "Pic of the day" thread... to post cool pics of bikes and locations/parks/monuments/signs...etc etc :rolleyes:
 

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Hey I stayed at Lane's Privateer Inn as well last year...
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funny....everyone there acted as if they've never seen a Victory before..... :ltr:
I loaded and unloaded under that tree where you are parked....

Serious, they had great service, excellent food(especially the poutine) and it was a great launch point for riding up and down the coast roads.
 

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I take it the loading and unloading went as you hoped. Nice to read you had a great time. Wouldn't mind doing the trip myself
 

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I take it the loading and unloading went as you hoped. Nice to read you had a great time. Wouldn't mind doing the trip myself
No problems with the loading/unloading...and it was completely solid back there. We took "The Cat" ferry home on Saturday though an intense storm, that boat was rockin' for a good hour and a half in 20' seas. I was concerned about bike but it was rock solid and never moved. There was about ten other bikes on board for the trip, I learned that four of them had tipped over. :(
I do recommend a Nova Scotia riding trip to any one that can make it. I'm planning on a return :)
 

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Awesome story - good people - gorgeous place. It looks like Sherry is very happy which hopefully means that trailering the bike saved her back enough for her to thoroughly enjoy the trip. I want to sign up right now for when you start hosting guided tours!!!!
 
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