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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 03:51 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from B.C.!!!

Hello all!!

I have decided to pull the pin and pick up one of these fine machines. The fun part is that I am in B.C. (West Coast) and the bike is in Nova Scotia (East Coast) so I decided what better way to see my country than to fly over and ride it back! I am heading out on Aug. 16th and beginning my journey home the following day. Thanks to you all for your input in making this my bike of choice! I'll post up some pics when I get back! If any of you have any recomendations on what to check out in the East I'm open to suggestions!
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What a way to see the country!

How far into Nova Scotia are you going?
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I'm hoping to spend an entire day, possibly two, exploring the province and then heading up into New Brunswick and then over to Quebec etc... I have to be home in about 8-9 days at the most, so I have to watch my timing. I have seen up to Manitoba from the West, so I'll just be highballing it home once I reach the prairies...it should be a blast...
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Hello all!!

I have decided to pull the pin and pick up one of these fine machines. The fun part is that I am in B.C. (West Coast) and the bike is in Nova Scotia (East Coast) so I decided what better way to see my country than to fly over and ride it back! I am heading out on Aug. 16th and beginning my journey home the following day. Thanks to you all for your input in making this my bike of choice! I'll post up some pics when I get back! If any of you have any recomendations on what to check out in the East I'm open to suggestions!
Cheers!
MATT


You will be driving right by me on your way through Ont as you leave Que if you are running the 401. If you need a rest stop you are more than welcome and the coffee is on me.

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thanks very much for the offer! I may have to take you up on it to keep awake for the long stretches...thank god for mp3 players and our fantastic scenery to keep you going...
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Way to go Matt! I'm very envious. I've been trying to make a cross Canada trip a reality for a few years. Enjoy it all!

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Congrats Matt! That will be an awesome trip!





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Congrats and safe ride .

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how many KM's would your ride be?
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A friend did the same thing with a V-Strom he picked up in QC

Welcome to the V owners club.
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how many KM's would your ride be?
it should come in around 6,500-7,000 kms...give or take a few...
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it should come in around 6,500-7,000 kms...give or take a few...
Yep thats a good ride, you will know the bike pretty well by the end. Keep sunny side up
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will do...thanks! It has a Corbin seat and highway pegs to make the distance easier to handle.
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I saw that bike on kijiji last week
Lots of farkles went with it

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Welcome to the V club and have a safe ride home. Nice bike btw.

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IF you've got the time, ride the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton Island. Go clockwise - that way you have a lane+ between you and a LO-O-ONG tumble if you slide off the road!

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