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    Awful Cabot Trail News

    I just read an article about motorcycles being banned from the Cabot Trail this summer because of too many noisy pipes. I hope this is "fake news".
    http://canadamotoguide.com/2019/04/0...rs-and-locals/
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    April fools...
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    “It’s not so bad at the start of the season, when it’s just the guys on those big BMWs,” said MacAskill. “Their bikes are fairly quiet; they go through the Trail as fast as they can, then split off to Sydney. You see them there outside the Starbucks.

    “But as soon as it warms up, the noise is terrible. You get these guys on big shiny bikes blatting their pipes the whole way, holding up the RVs trying to make it up the hills.”
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    Still, summer will be different on the Cabot Trail without the thunder of motorcycles rolling through the hills. Some Nova Scotia motorcycle clubs have talked about “rolling protests,” riding motorcycles through the Trail at slow speed to show their unhappiness with the policy. However, those plans were abandoned when some members pointed out that wouldn’t be any different from their normal riding style.


    Well, at least one guy guy realized that BMWs and Harley are entirely different machines.
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    Gotta be an April Fools stunt...seriously, why not go after offenders...and holding an RV up while climbing a hill when it's the opposite

    Seems to bad to be true on a truly wonderful ride
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    Fairly easy for us "locals" to detect. I've even noticed a mistake in their pun attempt.

    An official with Nova Scotia’s DOT, Philip McAvity, said tourists and local residents alike are tired of open-piped cruisers blasting through the Cape Breton hills all summer long.

    Angus MacAskill, a resident of Englishtown, organized a winter-long letter-writing campaign that asked local transportation officials and politicians to address the issue of loud motorcycles on the Trail.

    “It’s not so bad at the start of the season, when it’s just the guys on those big BMWs,” said MacAskill. “Their bikes are fairly quiet; they go through the Trail as fast as they can, then split off to Sydney. You see them there outside the Starbucks.

    “But as soon as it warms up, the noise is terrible. You get these guys on big shiny bikes blatting their pipes the whole way, holding up the RVs trying to make it up the hills.”
    1. Philip McAvity: should have read Phil McAvity to get the old Scottish/British joke correct so it would then be pronounced - "Fill Ma' Cavity".
    2. Angus MacAskill of Englishtown: The Angus MacAskill of Englishtown better known as Giant MacAskill died in 1863. He was world known.

    At 7'9" he almost dwarfs this 6'5" man, but more impressive was his strength having lifted 2,800 pounds and many other feats.

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    I was questioning a Starbucks in Timmie Horton country
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    I was questioning a Starbucks in Timmie Horton country

    I bit.

    Great April Fools joke!

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    I was just telling my wife that no one seems to come with good april fools jokes anymore. Then I open this thread ..... love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    I was just telling my wife that no one seems to come with good april fools jokes anymore. Then I open this thread ..... love it.
    Remember a few years ago when Bob's BMW Web page had Bob in a doo rag and dropping BMW line for H-D's?
    Heads exploded for a day or two

    And this one:
    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...t=aprils+fools
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    The last four words in the article say it all!
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