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Old 07-02-2013, 03:39 AM   #541
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Good or bad, you decide

So, I was talking with my father, who lives in St. George NB.

Dad: I've been told that the road through the Mines is all chip seal now.
Me: No kidding?
Dad: Yeah. Mary, her husband used to have that old Dodge pickup. Her sister sang in the church until she died last year, but her daughter still comes, told me about it....

So, from all this I gathered that the road from Fredericton Junction through to Lake Utopia (Route 785 if I remember the signage correctly) is all hard surface now. I checked it out this weekend, and yes, it is. The last 10 km stretch of gravel was sealed. While this may not be so much fun for the dual sports among us, for those of us who ride more street oriented machines it's great. Just watch out, there are a couple culverts heaving out and at least one spot where the whole lane wide pot hole....

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Old 07-02-2013, 08:34 AM   #542
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Sorry but don't like progress like this.

Seen my first Golden Eagle up there and now there will be too many cages on this road.
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:53 AM   #543
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Hey there BigDaddy...

PiffleMaster and I made the descent down to
Meat Cove early last August...and both of us spent some time reflecting on Dr. Cool's last ride (we started our trip about 2-3 weeks after his passing...

Meat Cove is an awesome place, and I have no doubt you will feel the good Dr.'s spirit close by as you head down that hill...

This picture is one Brian took looking down towards the cove, and may give you am idea of how steep a grade the road has going down there...enjoy the rush!!!


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Old 07-03-2013, 10:59 AM   #544
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I will be doing the Cabot Trail again this year in late July, but this time, I will be riding solo and going clockwise...

Big Daddy, if you see this post, StrommerGirl and calan818 will be heading to the Cabot Trail, and then to Deb's home province of NFLD - and you may run into them on the road...they were at the NoFAR in WaWa and are members of the Winnipeg and Surrounding Area forum!





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Old 07-03-2013, 07:00 PM   #545
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[QUOTE=Whyswoman;21782750]I will be doing the Cabot Trail again this year in late July, but this time, I will be riding solo and going clockwise...

Big Daddy, if you see this post, StrommerGirl and calan818 will be heading to the Cabot Trail, and then to Deb's home province of NFLD - and you may run into them on the road...they were at the NoFAR in WaWa and are members of the Winnipeg and Surrounding Area forum!


Hey you get to the Annapolis Valley drop me a line, your more than welcome to stay and have a few beers
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:49 PM   #546
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I will be doing the Cabot Trail again this year in late July, but this time, I will be riding solo and going clockwise...

Big Daddy, if you see this post, StrommerGirl and calan818 will be heading to the Cabot Trail, and then to Deb's home province of NFLD - and you may run into them on the road...they were at the NoFAR in WaWa and are members of the Winnipeg and Surrounding Area forum!


Hey you get to the Annapolis Valley drop me a line, your more than welcome to stay and have a few beers
Hey there...

I will be in the Annapolis Valley around month's end - my friend Sue owns "Holmestead Cheese" in Aylesford, and I will be spending 2 or 3 days at her home...I am not a drinking kinda gal these days (I quit many, many years ago), but I do like to ride, so if there's a ride we can get together for (no matter how short), send me a PM with a phone number if you can...
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:45 PM   #547
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Well, I sold my street bike and bought a KLR!

I'm definitely looking for some big bike DS riders around Halifax/Dartmouth.

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Old 07-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #548
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Wanted to get settled in here before I started posting dumb stuff in a foreign country and get thrown out.....
I was purchased with the assets from a company in Virginia,,,,,,=>USA......
I am in metro Halifax, hang around BayersLake.ca and ride a.....wait for it.....big bore dual sport. PM.
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Old 07-18-2013, 05:42 AM   #549
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Welcome Eric. I hope to be able to get out for a ride with you soon.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #550
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So the weather is crappy....who wants to go for a ride this weekend? Meeting place? Thinking on going out the 7 or down the South Shore and look at some beaches and camp spots...

Anybody have a secret not to miss awesome camping spot to share on this island?
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #551
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So the weather is crappy....who wants to go for a ride this weekend? Meeting place? Thinking on going out the 7 or down the South Shore and look at some beaches and camp spots...

Anybody have a secret not to miss awesome camping spot to share on this island?
I'm in Dartmouth and ride every Thursday and every other weekend to parts unknown.

I'm on a dirty old KLR. Send me a PM if you want to ride somewhere adventurous as my daily reading is the NS backroad mapbook and my GPS.
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Old 07-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #552
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I have been meandering to the Maritimes since July 18th, and am currently in Perce, heading towards the Bay of Chaleur tomorrow...hopefully, I will make it to Dalhousie by the end of my riding day...

Any suggestions for a ride along the Bay of Fundy?


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Old 07-27-2013, 05:46 PM   #553
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I have been meandering to the Maritimes since July 18th, and am currently in Perce, heading towards the Bay of Chaleur tomorrow...hopefully, I will make it to Dalhousie by the end of my riding day...

Any suggestions for a ride along the Bay of Fundy?


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Old 07-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #554
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I take it to mean the Annapolis Valley?
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #555
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I take it to mean the Annapolis Valley?
Affirmative. I'm just up the road from Aylesford.
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