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I will be riding from Ottawa Canada to the East coast (Cabot Trail) on the above dates, my itinarary will be as follows:



July 9th.................Ottawa to Riviere du Loop Quebec........................624 Kms

July 10th................Riviere du Loop to Shedic New Brunswick.................573 Kms

July 11th................Shediac NB to Baddeck Nova Scotia (via side trip across Confederation bridge).............................................................551 Kms

July 12th................Badeck NS to Margaree Harbour NS (Cabot Trail)..........233 Kms

July 13th................Margaree Harbour NS to Stellarton (via Louisbourg NS)...448 Kms

July 14th................Stellarton NS to Halifax NS..(relax day)................157 Kms

July 15th................Halifax NS to Saint John NB..(via ferry)................240 Kms

July 16th................Saint John NB to Quebec City Quebec.....................694 Kms

July 17th................Quebec City QC to Ottawa Ont............................447 Kms



If anyone would like to meet up with me along the route, please feel free to contact me at my E-mail address: nippon_green(at)bell.net



All The Best..............Keith.........
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Keith,



Don't miss the last whale watching boat of the day out of Chéticamp. The whales are more active at the end of the day and the boat captains are in no big hurry to get back for the next load of passengers.



We even had a whale turn as bump the boat. The captain was really upset with it as he could lose his charter if anyone thought he did it on purpose.



Don't miss the Bell museum nor the photography museum if you have any interest at all that way in Baddeck



I would love to go there with you again ... I have done the Cabot Trail 2 times.



I really want to get back to Newfoundland though. The one time I was there was in the middle of Hurricane Dean in the '80s and I ran out of time because of the hurricane.
 

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I've also ridden the Cabot twice, if you count turning around and riding it back.
Nice ride, one of Rich's Recommendations.
 

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I've also ridden the Cabot twice, if you count turning around and riding it back.
Nice ride, one of Rich's Recommendations.
Ride the full circle and you get to see more museums and points of interest.



I couldn't get my wife to stop at some of the place that were of interest to me.



That and she didn't want to eat lobster!!!
 

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Hi Keith,

Although they re pretty nice, if you want to get off the NB highways on either your way out or your way back, you are welcome to take the short cut through Maine and come and visit me in Lac-Mégantic. I should be around. You'll save a few KMs, a few bucks on gas and you will get to ride the twisties in Maine. Over the past couple of years they have just about repaved the whole strip between the Quebec and NB borders. The northern part of route 26 is a great pedal scraping ride if you want to push it a bit.

Oh! by the way, make sure you do not run out of gas on the cabot trail as you will find that the gas stations are few and far between. I ended up having to buy some gas from a fisherman at a lone warf for twice the price and a 4 hour delay on one of my trips through there.
 

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Keith,



Don't miss the last whale watching boat of the day out of Chéticamp. The whales are more active at the end of the day and the boat captains are in no big hurry to get back for the next load of passengers.



We even had a whale turn as bump the boat. The captain was really upset with it as he could lose his charter if anyone thought he did it on purpose.



Don't miss the Bell museum nor the photography museum if you have any interest at all that way in Baddeck



I would love to go there with you again ... I have done the Cabot Trail 2 times.



I really want to get back to Newfoundland though. The one time I was there was in the middle of Hurricane Dean in the '80s and I ran out of time because of the hurricane.


Noted Dave,

Thanks for the info
 

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I've also ridden the Cabot twice, if you count turning around and riding it back.
Nice ride, one of Rich's Recommendations.


Rich,

I told a "certain" member that the Cabot Trail was on my "bucket list".

He told me i was "too young" to have such a list........


Maybe i can ride the Cabot trail like i'm at the Isle of Man


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Hi Keith,

Although they re pretty nice, if you want to get off the NB highways on either your way out or your way back, you are welcome to take the short cut through Maine and come and visit me in Lac-Mégantic. I should be around. You'll save a few KMs, a few bucks on gas and you will get to ride the twisties in Maine. Over the past couple of years they have just about repaved the whole strip between the Quebec and NB borders. The northern part of route 26 is a great pedal scraping ride if you want to push it a bit.

Oh! by the way, make sure you do not run out of gas on the cabot trail as you will find that the gas stations are few and far between. I ended up having to buy some gas from a fisherman at a lone warf for twice the price and a 4 hour delay on one of my trips through there.


Hiya John,

Nice to hear from you buddy


Hopefully we can swing by your place, either on the way there or on the return trip


I have your E-mail address, home address and phone #'s etc

I'll let you know the scoop closer to the dates :)

It would be nice to see you and your family again at our 3rd "Ottawa Missfits" rally


All The Best.........Keith........
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Hiya John,

We have revised our trip to include Lac Megantic :) We plan on arriving in your town late Saturday afternoon July 16th.

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Glad to hear that.

Do you need info on local campgrounds? There are a couple of provincial parks around here that are well liked (mount Megantic and Frontenac), or there are a couple of campgrounds on the lake.
 

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We are doing the "motel" thing
So if you have any info on good/cheap motels would be helpful


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Okay, Dude, you gotta be sure and take Highway 4 on the way back through Cape Breton. That is, after Louisbourg, you use the 4 to go through St. Peter's, a cute little canal/lock town. When you are about halfway from Sydney to St. Peter's, you will pass my cottage at Irish Vale. I probably won't be there, but you are welcome to come up the drive, park, pitch a tent, rest, whatever...the lake will still be a bit chilly then, but you can even take a swim if you want to. Private Message me for the address and directions.
 

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Okay, Dude, you gotta be sure and take Highway 4 on the way back through Cape Breton. That is, after Louisbourg, you use the 4 to go through St. Peter's, a cute little canal/lock town. When you are about halfway from Sydney to St. Peter's, you will pass my cottage at Irish Vale. I probably won't be there, but you are welcome to come up the drive, park, pitch a tent, rest, whatever...the lake will still be a bit chilly then, but you can even take a swim if you want to. Private Message me for the address and directions.


Hiya Dan,

Many thanks for the offer


I'll contact you soon


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Well the bike is backed and we are ready to make a 7am start for the "Cabot Trail" ride


Hopefully i can keep you posted along the route


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Well the bike is backed and we are ready to make a 7am start for the "Cabot Trail" ride


Hopefully i can keep you posted along the route


All The Best...........Keith.......
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OK Keith, I didn't discover this thread until today, where are you? Earth to Keith, Earth to Keith, Earth to Keith, come in please.....Over

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Hiya Gene,

Sorry, i thought i was in HEAVEN fer awhile there...


Having trouble with my little Net book and "Photo Bucket"....Grrrrr



Cabot Trail ride is going good
Rainy at times, but the sun Gods keep shining on us, even though the err weather forecasters predict rain all day...




Cheers.........Keith........
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PS...Dan, we are planning to visit yer cottage on Wednesday
It would be nice for the owner to be there
Sorry for the short notice




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Keith,

I expect you to drive by this Saturday. If you give me a schedule, I may be able to drive down in Maine and ride back up with you. I'll take the backup Silverwing out for a ride!

Let me know!

Have a great ride.
 

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Keith,

I expect you to drive by this Saturday. If you give me a schedule, I may be able to drive down in Maine and ride back up with you. I'll take the backup Silverwing out for a ride!

Let me know!

Have a great ride.


The drive along the Carrabassett would be great on a bike,lots of twisties, I went through there to Sherbrooke a few years ago.



Keith,,keep dodging those lightning bolts
 

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Keith,

I expect you to drive by this Saturday. If you give me a schedule, I may be able to drive down in Maine and ride back up with you. I'll take the backup Silverwing out for a ride!

Let me know!

Have a great ride.


Hiya John,

We expect to leave Saint John at 8.15am Saturday morning heading West on Hwy 1 (780), then onto Bangor via I95 West, then heading North West on Hwy 2



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Keith, good to hear your ride is going well! Stay safe & keep us posted. Thought you were in heaven? I knew buying a place with a garage that big was bound to have an effect on you! When you get a chance how bout posting some pictures of the cavernous structure with your stuff in it.



John, it is very good to see you post! It has been a long time. I assume the new cabins on the island are done and being enjoyed. I still enjoy reflecting on mine & Don's stay with you & Raymonde! Hope all is well.



Gene
 
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