Very true, I’m from the Halifax area and can’t wait to get the bike out that way.
Maritimes are excellent people, some of the most friendly people I have met are out East. Returning back west you gradualy see the change in people's dispositions.I really dont think you’re going to find many non friendly places in the maritimes
They are hovering around zero cases per day. Compared to them we are the US. I expect two week isolation for crossing a border for quite a while.Unless we have a dramatic change in numbers in the months ahead I'm pretty sure you're not going to see the Maritimes open up their borders to outsiders anytime soon.
We heard that in a pub/motel called the Happy Hiker in Cheticamp Cape Breton. We were the only people staying at the motel. We closed it, everyone in there was ****** out of their minds. Parking lot was completely empty when we left. Lolclosed the night many times to this tune
Absolutely riding out west is where it’s at. I didn’t make it home to see family this passed summer due to COVID so I’m obligated to get out there this year as long as the restrictions relax. Since crossing the border will more than likely not be an option I figured I would make that my riding trip this year.Nothing compares to Alberta and BC when it comes to riding.
It's getting there that's a b!tch.
“What3words” app would be quite a useful tool for you adventurous types.
The creators have essentially broken the entire planet into 3 metre by 3 metre grids with a unique three word identifier.
If you get lost or injured out in the middle of nowhere, emergency services can find you if you give them your three-word location. OPP is using it and it’s reducing search and rescue times.
Lots of other great reasons to have the app. Set a precise meetup spot for example and map your route to get there.
I could also see this being helpful if you get split up on a group ride and need a rendezvous location (especially when there’s no recognizable landmark).
Or you have a mechanical issue (motorcycle/car/bicycle/quad/sled/boat) and need someone to help or pick you up.
There is a photo mode in the app where you can add the What3words identifier and save/share the location. Great for those who want to share the precise location where you snapped that amazing shot.
I can see this being useful when travelling abroad too.
Lots of other business and personal uses for this.
Just thought I’d drop it in this thread as an added safety net for the long-distance riders, but we can all find uses for this app.
That would be tiring at 300+ kmph would not want to hit a up there.I’m getting old. I have a few years left for going fast, something I enjoy. I’ve done 250kmh runs on the autobahn, no need to do that again. Ran across the USA in 2000 when there was no speed enforcement in the interstates - fun.
Northern Ontario is forgiving, I’ve done Mathewson to Nipigon as fast as a bike can go.
I need a cop free stretch of 500km or more that I can run at whatever speed I like.