Cabot Trail Cycle Tour – A Daily Journal of An East Coast Adventure

Cabot Trail Cycle Tour – A Daily Journal of An East Coast Adventure

Join guest blogger Brent Drewry over the next few days as he reports on his down East cycling tour of the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.

The Cabot Trail is a scenic roadway located on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island and measures 298 km, or 185 miles in length. The famous trail named after explorer John Cabot completes a loop around the northern trip of Cape Breton Island and passes through the scenic Cape Breton Highlands as well as the national park. Follow along with Brent as he cycles the beautiful Canadian Atlantic coastline. Each day will bring a new journal entry…and we’re sure some new challenges as well!

Day 1

“A sense of adventure knows no age…today marks Day 1 of the Second Hand Lions Tour of Cabot Trail, Nova Scotia.  I can’t believe I’m actually quoting Rob Lowe, but here goes, because this remark speaks to the nature of this journey…”My issue isn’t about physical aging, my issue is about wanting to remain vigorous and youthful on my spirit.”

Let’s be honest, why DO you embark on a 5 day 400km cycling tour through the hills of the east coast of Canada with 7 other aging athletes ?

Is it the incredible sights of the Cabot Trail highlands, of the ocean, the invigorating smells of the sea, the endless hospitality of the people ?!

Or is it a youthful desire to recapture past feats of athleticism and prove to ourselves we’ve still got some punch left in us?  As a group of fifty-something athletes who have represented Canada at a national level in rowing, cycled across this great country of ours or run marathons, we’ve started down the trail of self- discovery in one of the most beautiful places in the World, let alone Canada.

Let’s see what this week has in store and let you know what this Amazing corner of Canada has to offer … that is if we have enough Advil to get us through !

Stay tuned … tomorrow is Day 2 with an 8am start on the bikes…

Cabot Trail 1

if we can ever get out of the pub that is…”

Cabot trail 2
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