Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:40 am
 Subject: Cabot Trail

How many people would be interested in a Cabot Trail Ride? In August my apt will be ex-less (for good) and I'll have room to put up some people. Make a good stopping point before we hit the trail.

In the fall I'd also go - but I won't have as much room to donate to the cause...


The Cabot trail loop can take 6 hours (depending where you consider start and end...)

It is located on Cape Breton Island - Nova Scotia, Canada.

The pic - see the twisty little grey road that goes all around the north east tip - through the green part (Cape Breton Highlands Park)

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:46 am
 Subject: Re: Cabot Trail

I be ignorant... where is this trail?
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:55 am
 Subject: Fixed that - sorry - ya - Nova Scotia - Canada (n/t)

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 8:08 am
 Subject: aww fooey! (too far)

Sad nope not me...
I still have to do a ride closer to home...
Maybe Highway 666 as it sounds really twisty
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:04 am
 Subject: Re: Cabot Trail

You know I want to go but work is keeping me too busy. We sold our house in Moncton and are moving to PEI at the end of July. I'll be working 6 days a week until sometime in the fall. Keep me updated with the dates and I'll try to make it.
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:20 am
 Subject: I would love to go but I don't have a bike n/t

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:07 am
 Subject: I probably would be depending on when ... (n/t)

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:27 am
 Subject: You don't? What happened to the nekkid Ninja 2-fitty? (n/t)

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 10:27 am
 Subject: Nevermind! Confused you with (someone else). Me = moron. ;) (n/t)

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:07 am
 Subject: August is best - but anytime really... I love the trail

Don't go too late in the year as it gets pretty wild and wonderfull.
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:10 am
 Subject: you can't steal Wes's??? ;) (n/t)

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:13 am
 Subject: Fall would be better.

If this happens I'll do my best to be there.
2600 miles round trip. I'd have to take Friday off. 50mpg -> 52 gallons of fuel $80; three days of food - $75; other stuff $75; should be able to do it for under $250.
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 11:16 am
 Subject: ok - when?

I can do fall - but much past october and you're running the risk of some pretty cold weather... October is beautiful with the leaves changing and all...

I'm up for 2 in one year - but if we can work on 1 date that works for most - I'll do it... Smile
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 12:04 pm
 Subject: Logistics ...

If you go _maybe_ I'd ride with you, but I'd need to stop for gas every 2 1/2-3 hours. Smile I'd probably prefer to take the ferry to get there and ride back on smaller roads over a day and a half or two days enjoying the scenery along the way.

Starting October 1st the rates are:
$78/person, $35/motorcycle each way (10% off with round trip purchase)
A private room with two cots and a sink is $25.
Hop on the ferry in Porland, ME at 8pm, get off in Yarmouth, NS at 7am.

The ferry means you could leave home at 8am on a Friday and make it to Halifax by 10am Saturday with 8+ hours of sleep in a bed and only 650 miles on your ass ... or you can drive the whole way in 22 hours straight and then go hit the scenic twisties with drop offs into the ocean ... I know I'd pick the 650 mile day with sleep over the 1100 mile day without sleep, but I also know you're sick. Smile
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 1:22 pm
 Subject: Re: Logistics ...

Hmm, 500 miles or pay $78+35+12.50 or get a 10% discount if I do it twice. Sounds like an awful lot of money to make the trip 500 miles shorter.

If I go an extra 100 miles on top of the 1100, I can avoid another $20 in tolls by taking I-83, I-81 and I-84 rather than I-95 to Boston.

1200 miles at 60mph avg is 20 hours, leave home at 5 AM (got to get out ahead of traffic) arrive in Halifax at 1AM, get 7 hours of sleep (or more likely 2 hours of beer/talking and 5 hours of sleep,) then go ride the twisties.
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 1:31 pm
 Subject: if you are riding around

then it would be best to meet in cape breton - since going to halifax will add another 200km on the trip (100km off route to CB - twice)

Coming from the boat means you pull in - we eat - rest and prepare for the ride to CB. Get to CB, have supper, relax. The next day ride the trail.

Coming from the land bridge - go straight to CB, I'll meet you there with any boat people, ride the trail, the day after you pull off your marathon. :)

It is by far cheaper to take the boat - I just didn't fancy taking on 10 hours on a trip that was already long by my standards. Definately have to work my way up to Iron butt. :)


(In any event - I'll offer shelter, local knowledge, basic food/beer, use of limited tools, access to full garage at my folks.)
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 1:53 pm
 Subject: Re: Logistics ...

Maybe riding is better for you since it will give you more practice for your IronButt rally. I tend to both get sore and start riding poorly after 12 hours of riding in a day. Admittedly I've never tried it on 100% interstate, but I don't want to either. :-)

Besides, I'm only 2 hours from the ferry, so I can avoid using a vacation day for a trip up to NS and arrive totally fresh if I pay the $130. Smile
Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 2:13 pm
 Subject: :) n/t

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 2:54 pm
 Subject: Boat People?

I think you're mixed up, KarlP isn't trying to immigrate, he just wants to ride around and go home.

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:40 pm
 Subject: "Fall" there is in August! n/t

Post Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2002 9:41 pm
 Subject: Love to Woot, but not this yr. n/t

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