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    Salty Fog Riders Rally 2011

    This is our fourth year hosting this rolling rally. Last year we started marketing very late but this year we start the year off right by declaring that:

    Salty Fog Riders Rally
    September 5-9, 2011
    - Base Camp: Larry's River, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia
    (one night free camping plus lots of food upon arrival, supper and breakfast - $35)
    - A 400 mile tour in Guysborough Co. and around Cape Breton Island (Cabot Trail counter-clockwise)
    - Three camp nights at $10 per person (Group Rate) (about $30 if not with group) (Louisbourg, Baddeck and Meat Cove)
    - One (possibly two) Cable Ferries at $1.00 each (Group Rate) ($5.00 if not with group)
    - Option to join up or depart during any point in the ride.
    - Tour of Coal Mine (optional; museum/tour cost) (looking into group rate)
    - Live musical theater in Louisbourg (about $15; optional) (no group rate....yet)
    - Fortress Louisbourg tour (optional) (no group rate)
    - Rita's Tea House for lunch (tea cups only; no mugs)
    - All 'on road' foods are individual; we try to identify cost effective/interesting options

    We are exploring various other visit options and will post as we identify them. Excluding the options list, costs will be pre-paid this year and, including Larry's River (food and camp) and three following nights camping will be $65 per person. Note that as we get into this year's negotiations some costing may change ie camping but we will post immediately.

    We will be following up with much more information in the coming months! In the meantime, the following links will be give a bit of background on what to expect. We are also looking at T shirts for this one but no promises yet (not happy with local options).

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...ight=salty+fog

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...alty+fog+rally



    - Bob and Mary
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    Guysborough County, Nova Scotia

    Looks like a great time! I tried to Google Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, selected maps and was quite surprised at what I found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tward View Post
    Looks like a great time! I tried to Google Guysborough County, Nova Scotia, selected maps and was quite surprised at what I found.
    uh..... and what was that? Lots of good stuff that's been underrepresented for a few years. We start off with an Acadian focus and then shift over to other settling cultures over in Cape Breton. Anyway, hope you found some interesting stuff on your Google Quest. Come and you will have a good time! - Bob
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    This sounds like a great way to mark Nova Scotia off "the list". What kind of weather do you typically have there in September?
    keep it light enough to travel.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BikeMike View Post
    This sounds like a great way to mark Nova Scotia off "the list".
    Naw, unless you're spending a month or two, you won't have enough time. It's not a place for drive-by touring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BikeMike View Post
    This sounds like a great way to mark Nova Scotia off "the list". What kind of weather do you typically have there in September?
    we like early September because the weather is more predictable and the bugs tend to show a bit more mercy at that time. Also, being just after Labor Day helps diminish some of the tourist traffic. We also like to run the five days between the weekends. As a 'rolling rally' we don't stay still but do try and give you a flavor of the areas through theater, museum, food, sites, camping locations and ever changing scenary. We have been fortunate to have a number of repeat attendees (aka Alumni). Our food in Larry's River seems to go over well !

    Although I am currently trying to get a basket full of writing done, I hope to get the trip report of last year's SFRR posted with infor regarding this year's venue.

    - Bob (optional email: saltyfogriders@gmail.com)
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    I just saw Tom's remarks. Salty Fog only covers Guysborough County and then across the causeway to Cape Breton Island. The rest of the Province requires at least another week just to ride around. Following our coast itself will keep you here for a lot longer but what a trip! And the folks you would meet are unarmed and very friendly/hospitable. - Bob
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    How is the work on the barn going?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-foiler View Post
    How is the work on the barn going?
    will post a couple of pictures later today ( I hope..... using a community wi-fi location so a bit cumbersome). Ever want to build a barn? You better have a liking for shingling...... almost all shingles. Don't want to hijack my own thread here but I will get to a couple of pics later. Windows going in and siding painted and ready to install. It will be a great place to park the bikes! - Bob
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    Base Camp Barn

    just a glimpse of the evolving barn. It should be in fine shape for the rally and give riders an option to setting up a tent. Great gathering and ride briefing space. Indoor parking is also possible.
    So, here's how it's all looking.... although now windows, door and shingles are installed.







    and from the rooftop, a great view of our house (aka Salty Fog Riders Rally Base Camp)



    ALSO, SOME COORDINATES FOR THOSE MAKING THAT LAST MINUTE DECISION TO JOIN US. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN JOIN AT ANY POINT AND THE FOLLOWING ARE OUR CAMP LOCATIONS


    LARRY’S RIVER BASE CAMP
    N 45 13.478 W O61 22.545
    LOUISBOURG CAMP SITE N45 55.195 W059 58.202
    KOA SYDNEY CAMP N46 14.420 W060 29.791
    MEAT COVE ‘EDGE OF THE EARTH’ CAMP N47 01.589 W060 33.562

    If you do want to join in please contact us at saltyfogriders@gmail.com That will help us plan meals and inform campground hosts. - Bob
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    How many humans are we up to now, Bob?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    How many humans are we up to now, Bob?
    15 preregistered but open to max at 20. So there's still a bit of room. That's enough to give us special group rates on the three camping sites and the cable ferry (at Little Narrows on Cape Breton Island). See ya there! - Bob
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