Tales from the Trail

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Kaydi & Geoff-October 2009

This brave couple had a great (pronounced “adventurous”) time during a somewhat blustery October visit. Check out Kaydi’s Blog and photos…

Cabot Trail Top Ten In The World

The Cabot Trail, in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia has been named by Lonely Planet as on of the top ten trips that every cyclist should make…check out the article in the Cape Breton Post from November 11, 2009.

In The News Again

Well, we’re in the news again. I’ve lost count for this year, but we’ve had our share of clips…check us out in The ChronicleHerald. We want to give a special thank you to Kristy Read and her company, Graphic Intent for saving our website and bringing it back better than it was before…

Touring the Cabot Trail

Cycling on the Cabot Trail was quite an adventure! We made the decision to do the trail counter-clockwise because we were told that the climbs were steeper but shorter in this direction, and the descents were not as steep and twisty. We rented bikes from a bike shop in Sydney, Nova Scotia and allowed ourselves four days to complete the trail. The bikes were Sedna touring bikes, by Louis Garneau, and were equipped with 700 x 32c tires, triple chain rings, the equivalent of mountain bike cassettes, rear racks for panniers, tire repair kits, bike computers and pumps. Our loaded panniers were about 10-12 lbs per bag, or 20-24 lbs total. Touring bikes are set up for more of a comfort ride, although these had road handlebars and shifters. They also have a more upright riding position, which is suitable for carrying more weight. This positioning gives them a higher center of gravity and different handling characteristics from the sporty racing bikes we are used to riding…

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