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post #1 of 11 Old 07-07-2016, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got to do the Cabot Trail on the 919.

Well having grown up in Cape Breton I knew I had to make the time this year to rip around the Cabot Trail on the 919. Its a coastal route around the tip of Cape Breton that has mountainous sections of smoothly paved national parks with more twists and turns then you can shake a stick at.

It was about 350m of riding but takes every bit of 5-6 hours due to the steep grades, speeds and tourist ttraffic. I decided to go solo so that I could take the opportunity to double back and hit the technical twisty bits of North Mountain and Smokey Mountain a few times ...... which was amazing!

I didn't have a Go-Pro unfortunately and didn't stop to get a bunch of pics, I just rode hard at a great pace and smiles from ear to ear for the whole day.

Smokey Mountain in the distance this is the first of three major twisty cliff hanging climbs.



Second time up North Mountain. The pictures don't do the grade justice.



Going up French Mountain.



Coming down off French mountain. You can see the road twisting along the edge in the distance.



All in all it was a epic day of riding. This is a trip I am going to try and make happen every summer.

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I made a spelling mistake in the title ...... man my "forum game" is rusty.

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I'd love to do Cape Breton on the 919 some day.
It's a lovely place, that's for sure.
Been too long since I was last there, as in 1978, and that was in, not on, a Honda.
It was also unfortunate that the Nova Scotian version of the Isle of Man TT Races never came to fruition.
I'd have gone for sure !
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NICE! looks like some beautiful country

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Sounds like a great ride! Thanks for sharing!

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I would love to get up on a warm autumn day when the leaves are changed their colors. It's even super awesomer to look at.

btw.... I grew up about a 10 minute walk from this place... ;-)


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I would love to get up on a warm autumn day when the leaves are changed their colors. It's even super awesomer to look at.

btw.... I grew up about a 10 minute walk from this place... ;-)

Yeah it would be nice. I will say that it was 23 degrees in Ingonish and only 11 degrees on top of north mountain ..... so maybe a some more layers would be in order for a fall ride.

I grew up in Baddeck just over the mountain and not far away.

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Thanks for memories. I did three Maritime Province Tours('81, '93, & '98). Great scenery, nice people, and outstanding seafood.

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