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post #1 of 20 Old 07-19-2013, 12:47 PM Thread Starter
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Hi folks, I am in HRM and would look forward to meeting some other KLR owners from this neck of the woods. I've already met 2 so far and we've had some good trail rides together (pipeline, Waverly and Porter's Lake). It would be good if we could get a weekly ride going and see who comes out. I see you guys driving around the city, so come on out and get a little dirty. These trails are not hardcore trails, but they're good enough to get the off road juices flowing!
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post #2 of 20 Old 10-21-2013, 08:10 AM
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I am not far away.. I am in Bridgewater, and would love to discover some of the places that you city folk are riding. This is my first season on a duel sport, and have been spending a lot of time exploring the Bowater Properties. I have been accessing the woods between Chester and Hubbards.
I am wondering if you were able to arrange a weekly ride.
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post #3 of 20 Old 10-25-2013, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Al that would be good, I've recently lost 3 riding buddies to various circumstances. 1) Had a factory skid plate on his bike, hit a rock and tore his oil drain plug out (he's done for the season) 2 ) had his first baby, and has somehow prioritized child reaaring over KLRing... go figure and 3.) sold his KLR for some bizarre reason. A couple of weeks ago I went for a ride with the BMW owners group, a good group of guys from Halifax (a lot of them have other dual sport bikes as well as beemers). We went to Coldbrook, then drove across the province on an old railway bed, coming back to town on the opposite highway. It was a very tame ride, but the scenery was nice and the guys were good heads. I couldn't help swivelling my head around and going exploring everytime we passed a gravel pit or a single track heading into the woods...LOL. So drop me an email at [email protected] and let me know when you'd like to meet up and we'll make it happen! I would be curious to do a bit more exploring on the trails you talked about at Bowater. I think that's the system I entered a few times at the Pockwock Watershed area, and did some exploring.
(this response was cut and pasted from the other forum that you sent me a message in, Im a lazy typist)
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Hey we should definitely get together for a ride. I'm from the Pictou county area, but venture down to Halifax a fair bit. Obviously not prime riding season right now, but in two months or so I'll probably start.
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Hey we should definitely get together for a ride. I'm from the Pictou county area, but venture down to Halifax a fair bit. Obviously not prime riding season right now, but in two months or so I'll probably start.
Hey there 646bph, RobMac and I have managed to ride together, and we are both willing to travel. I am in Lunenburg County, but am very interested in exploring other parts of the province. I was out for a ride 2 weeks ago, but did not venture off road. Do you have any favorite spots to ride in your area? Spring is coming soon I hope!
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post #6 of 20 Old 02-01-2014, 06:47 PM
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I've only lived in Nova Scotia for about 10 months and can't believe how lucky you guys are for trails and good (although bumpy) roads. So every time I go out on the trials I go somewhere different. I was really tempted to go for a quick ride today, being 2C outside and all. But decided against it since there was still ice on the roads in the shaded areas, can't wait for the temp to get closer to 10 or so.

Pictou county is full of great coastal roads, gravel roads and a lot of unexplored and sometimes uncharted (according to google anyway) trails. The logging roads to the South of New Glasgow are fantastic and my favourite so far. But they are often very remote and you'd be lucky to see anyone else out on them, so I take it careful when by myself to avoid any serious injuries out in the boonies.

On a different note, what's the best store in the province for motorcycle gear. I just went to Procycle (Halifax) today and they had a good selection, but the prices where a bit higher than I'm used to. I like going to Halifax over Moncton, but Atlantic Motorplex in Moncton has better selection, especially in the off-road side of things.
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post #7 of 20 Old 02-01-2014, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hey 646

I almost went out for a ride myself today, it was a mild one. I'm from Pictou County, grew up there and biked a lot around Lyons Brook, Scotsburn, Durham, Green Hill etc. I'm actually in the process of trying to sell my dad's house in Pictou, so I'm there more often than I'd like to be, trying to tie up loose ends after his passing in 2013. My email is now [email protected] I wish I knew a bit more about how those google circles work...might be a good way to link up. I'm always looking for additional riding buddies, so let's keep in touch.
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And as far as the best bike shop...to buy stuff, I don't know. I kinda just try them all. Halifax Motorsport is OK, has some good deals. I really like the guys at RPM, I can go there on my lunch hour and browse, I got some good deals on pants and boots there when they had their Black Friday sale.
I just got a set of handlebar risers at Procycle, and a new (taller) windshield at Freedom Cycle, I am thinking about putting them on the bike tomorrow, which may mean a small test ride if it's not freezing.
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post #9 of 20 Old 02-01-2014, 09:58 PM
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Yeah we should hit the trails some time for sure, you probably know them a lot better than I do, not really using google circles though. I meant to check out Freedom Cycle today, but unlike the other stores they don't have a very good website so I couldn't really tell if they actually had a good selection of gear or not. I'll have to check them out and this RPM place sometime.

Bad luck for your buddy with the skid plate/drain plug issue. I replaced the stock skid plate with aluminum last summer after it cracked, glad I did.
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post #10 of 20 Old 02-08-2014, 07:49 AM
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646bph, where did you move from? I am a familiar with Pictou County, though not for riding. My wife's family lives there, and we share a summer cottage in River John. When I am shopping, I tend towards ProCycle and atlantic motoplex for most gear type stuff. I go to Freedom Cycle for parts type stuff. I have tried to ride a few times this winter, there tends to be a lot less snow down this way.....usually.
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