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.
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 !