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    Salty Fog Rally + Highland Fling

    Highland Fling? There is really no official name yet. But there is a date - weekend of August 17 the third weekend of August. No date will be perfect but local wisdom indicates the weather starts to get challenging after August.

    Save the date and more details will follow. Goal is to have 12 to 20 people for the inaugural event.

    The first year we will learn what not to do.
    The second year the rally will learn what not to do.
    The third year will get it right.

    Location - Cape Breton - Some of the best motorcycle riding in North America.


    Activities - Ride to eat, eat to ride and tall tales around campfires.

    A link to the general area around Meat Cove.

    A new event may be added this year

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    I thought the Highland Fling was a dance that The Three Stooges did in a castle in Scotland!
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    Quote Originally Posted by therealbatman View Post
    I thought the Highland Fling was a dance that The Three Stooges did in a castle in Scotland!

    I think that you've been inverted and inhaling the guano for too long.......

    Breeze

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    Highland Fling? There is really no official name yet. But there is a date - weekend of August 17 the third weekend of August. No date will be perfect but local wisdom indicates the weather starts to get challenging after August.

    Save the date and more details will follow. Goal is to have 12 to 20 people for the inaugural event.

    The first year we will learn what not to do.
    The second year the rally will learn what not to do.
    The third year will get it right.

    Location - Cape Breton - Some of the best motorcycle riding in North America.


    Activities - Ride to eat, eat to ride and tall tales around campfires.

    A link to the general area around Meat Cove.

    A new event may be added this year

    Paul,

    The Hielan" Fling

    Works for me.

    I've got "The Devil in the Kitchen, Orange and Blue and The Braes of Tullymet" should you care to dance.

    Breeze

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    Calendar is marked!

    Hopefully, I will be able to attend!

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    A wee preview

    Visit this link provided by StatDawg. It takes you to the Cabot Trail - Awe Inspiring In All Seasons. Great source of information.

    When you come this is a wee bit of the landscape you will ride along. I would prefer to ride the opposite direction, so much the better for picture taking.
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    yes...the Highland Fling International Motorcycle Rally (not a great acronym but...). So, who can build a little info website for this? www.highlandfling/...'...
    Should be fun to both plan and do. -Bob
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    More details. This sounds like fun and something I can do. WOOHOO.

    I can't get to Wisconsin, but this I should be able to make.

    Brian

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    Nova Scotia Has Done the Heavy Lifting

    More Details!

    This link was originally posted by Touringo in the Meat Cove thread

    It lists all the campsites in Nova Scotia from A to Z

    And, this is the official Tourism Site for Nova Scotia

    It's worth a visit to watch the beautiful pictures of Nova Scotia change.

    Nova Scotia has done all the work in planning a trip.

    Check out this link for free travel guides in Nova Scotia. including a motorcycle guide.

    Touringo thanks for all the local knowledge.

    Other StatDawg finds which keeps track of all local and current festivals.

    Check out the trails and events along Cape Breton's Highlands.
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    ... a rolling rally. Logistics regarding Base Camp gathering place currently being developed with lots of camping space. But these and other details being developed. In the meantime get some excellent info at http://www2.corporatel.ca/splashes/s...sp?splash=ride -Bob
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    The Fling

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    This June I'll be heading to the RA in Asheville, then I'll be in Venezuela plotting the overthrow of Hugo Chavez, you're welcome to come along. July brings the annual snipe hunt for Osama in Pakistan and the National in Mildcheddarland. August is training cruise to Caribbean just in case we decide to liberate Cuba again then to Nova Scotia for the Fling and on to the Finger Lakes......... A little planning goes a long way.

    See you there.



    Breeze

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    How far is it ...

    1. Halifax from Albany, NY 860 Miles 1 Day 5 Hours
    2. Halifax from Alpine, TX 2985 Texas 5 Days 5 Hours
    3. Halifax from Boston, MA 700 Miles 1 Day 2 Hours
    4. Halifax from Bristol, RI is 759 miles 1 Day and 4 Hours
    5. Halifax from Burlington VT 744 Miles 1 Day 5 Hours
    6. Halifax from Chicago, IL 1674 Miles 3 Days 1 Hour
    7. Halifax from Cheshire, CT 818 Miles 1 day 5 hours
    8. Halifax from Meat Cove, NS 315 Miles 6 Hours
    9. Halifax from Napanee, ON 945 Miles 1 day 8 Hours
    10. Halifax from Montreal 747 Miles 1 Day 4 Hours
    11. Halifax from New York City 906 Miles 1 Day 6 Hours
    12. Halifax from Ottawa 867 Miles 1 Day 7 Hours
    13. Halifax from Portland, ME 590 Miles 1 Day 1 Hour
    14. Halifax from Quebec City 625 Miles 1 Day 2 Hours
    15. Halifax from Warwick, NY 924 Miles 1 Day 6 Hours
    16. Halifax from Washington, DC 1131 Miles 2 Days 2 Hours
    17. Halifax from West Bend, WI 1794 Miles 3 Days 2 Hours
    18. Halifax from Yarmouth, NS 189 Miles 3 Hours 31 Minutes

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    Distances calculated using Microsoft Streets and Trips

    Try this link for discovering Nova Scotia: Coastal Discovery

    Is there a faster way from the East Coast of the US? Yes indeed!
    Take the ferry.
    Approximate Crossing Times:
    • Bar Harbor-Yarmouth: 3 hours
    • Portland-Yarmouth: 5.5 hours
    Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

    Bar Harbor / Portland, Maine, to Yarmouth , Nova Scotia.
    Daily service from Bar Harbour or Portland by "The Cat",
    late May through October.
    Reservations required and can be made online. <- Check it out

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    The Fling

    Paul,
    I'm leaning toward the Portland-Yarmouth Ferry option since the superslab through Maine is a bore IMHO. You could take the scenic route (as I have) but you end up behind every summer tourist driving 20 mph looking for a lobster pound. Once off he ferry, Yarmouth to Halifax is 190 miles. Halifax to Cheticamp (gateway to Breton Highlands) is 260mi. or so and then on to Meat Cove is say 40mi. with 8-10 mi. on dirt.
    I'm good to go with all of this but others may wish to plan their time accordingly.

    I like the fact that Meat Cove isn't on Map Quest.....my kind of place.

    Breeze

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    ... just keep in mind that we are also offering a 'base camp' or meeting place in Larry's River, Nova Scotia (check the NS map link that I posted on the Meat Cove thread. This will allow for some fun, food, information and organizing. We have enough camping space for this. Maps and general logistics will be forthcoming which will try and be in the best interest of all. -Bob
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    Thumbs up Larry's River

    Larry's River looks good as well. I missed that post. I'm pretty hardy so I can sleep anywhere. I'm looking forward to some good nova scotia oysters on the half shell and a Moosehead.
    Slainte

    Breeze

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