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Day 6: Troy to Halifax

As we were at a B&B last night, we were up early to get the first shot at breakfast, and to get an early start on the day. For some reason I thought we had a super long ride to Halifax ahead of us, but once checking the GPS, I realized we had a pretty decent ride, and had a lot of time to spare. That meant that we could check out Peggy’s Cove!

My bike near Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia

I had no idea what I was looking for when we started heading for peggy’s cove, so I stopped right here to take a picture of my bike in front of what I thought was the best landscape that we’d be coming across… I was wrong…

Peggy’s Cove, NS

What a sight! This picture alone doesn’t do it justice, but you kind of get the picture (no pun intended, as my dad would say). Anyway, we had a good time climbing the rocks and checking out the whole area.

Here I am standing next to the lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove

I couldn’t get the bikes into a good position for a picture, so you’ll have to take this picture of me next to the lighthouse as proof that we actually made it there. Yeah, that¬†silhouette¬†standing there is me.

While at lunch today, our server told us that her sister had been diagnosed with MS not too long ago, and then a few other people that we met at gas stations and also at Peggy’s Cove mentioned that they had siblings or relatives that had the same. They thanked us for what we were doing, and were happy to hear that we’ve raised over $12,000 so far for MS. Hopefully they’re reading this and will pass on what we’re doing to their loved ones affected by Multiple Sclerosis.

Aaaaaaaaaaaand, it’s probably time for…

Monst at Peggy’s Cove

Monst decided to make an appearance at Peggy’s Cove!

Once we got to Halifax I met up with an old friend who took us to a local bar called The Maxwell’s Plum right in downtown Halifax. Best nachos I’ve ever had, and a massive selection of beers to go along with it (60 beers on tap!)

We also reached our 2000km mark as we wound along the road to Peggy’s Cove. 2000 out of 12,000 doesn’t seem like much, but it’s sure going by fast already!

Here are today’s points of interest:

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Day 5: North Sydney to Troy

Hitting the road

Hitting the road, with GPS units courtesy of GPS Central

The weather finally came through and we had a dynamite day of sunshine! We got up at the crack of dawn to wash the bikes and grab some breakfast before taking care of some unplanned errands. And a huge thanks to Beryl and Sandra for comping our room at the Clansman Hotel in North Sydney!

Clean Bikes

Finally got to wash the bikes… Nice and shiny!

First stop of the day was at Ramsay’s Cycle & Sport to get dad a new gas cap. Somehow he lost it on the first day while filling up at the Esso in St. Mary’s. Luckily they had one in stock, so no more being made sick from the gas fumes for dad.

Second stop was at Future Shop in Sydney to deal with the camera lens that I dropped yesterday. Brent in the camera department was awesome, and set me up with a very nice 55-200mm Nikon lens. It’s going to take some time to get used to the difference between the 18-70mm that I had before, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it in no time.

Cabot Trail

Oceanside view from the Cabot Trail

We heard so many good things about the Cabot Trail, so we really looked forward to today’s ride along it. I’m happy to say that it lived up to it’s hype, and was a deadly ride. Check out this scenery!

MS Riders on the Cabot Trail

Pops and I with our bikes on the Cabot Trail

The road was twisty, hilly, and when the suggested speed said to go 30, you better be going 20 as there were some insane hairpin turns that caught me by surprise. We rode the trail east to west, and if I ever get to do it again, I’d like to try it out in the other direction as I quite enjoyed what I saw in my mirror. That said, the direction we went was awesome, and the grand finale (pictured below) made my day.

Dad on the Cabot Trail

Dad on the Cabot Trail

My bike on the Cabot Trail

My bike posing all alone on the Cabot Trail

We met some great people along the ride, some that even knew my dad’s old co-workers from Edmonton. Thanks to everyone for the cash donations, taking our cards, and for showing an interest in what we were doing!

Here are today’s points of interest:

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