Day 66 Searsport to Bar Harbor (last riding day)

Happy coincidences have abounded all throughout this trip, so why should the last day be any different. I spent the night with friends of friends in Sandpoint Idaho on the eighth day of my journey (some 3500 miles ago). On the last day of my journey, along the highway in Maine I was flagged overContinue reading “Day 66 Searsport to Bar Harbor (last riding day)”

Just the facts (from sea to shining sea)

Ride Facts 4,287 miles 151,082 ft of climbing (5.2 Mount Everests) 299 hours on the bike 60 riding days (14 with rain) 7 rest/logistic days 71.5 miles per day average 14.3 miles per hour average 11 States and Canada Washington 7 days Idaho 1 day Montana 11 days North Dakota 6 days Minnesota 4 daysContinue reading “Just the facts (from sea to shining sea)”

Day 65 South Thomaston to Searsport

Strava link Satellite tracking Breakfast this morning at the Weskeag B&B was incredible. We had Turkey egg frittata, brown sugar glazed bacon, and French toast with a banana compote. And as good as breakfast was the conversation was better. Another couple was staying there, Tom and Barbara, from Portland Oregon. They came back into theContinue reading “Day 65 South Thomaston to Searsport”

Day 64 Lewiston to South Thomaston

Strava link Satellite tracking It was a rather uneventful day of riding until I got close to the end and stopped to check directions and get my end of the day chocolate milk. When I came outside the convenience store this 1999 Plymouth prowler was there. When I started talking to the owner she’s hadContinue reading “Day 64 Lewiston to South Thomaston”

Day 61 Lincoln to Conway

Strava link Satellite tracking I started the day with a great breakfast at Arnold’s Wayside diner in Lincoln New Hampshire and an energetic discussion among the locals on how to pronounce Kancamagus and Pemigewasset. And, the day only got better from there! I had a beautiful ride up the Kancamagus pass with lots of scenicContinue reading “Day 61 Lincoln to Conway”

Day 60 Strafford to Lincoln

Strava link Satellite tracking My host for last night Susanna and JT were wonderful from beginning to end. They greeted me warmly, gave me a lovely place to sleep, a wonderfully warm shower, fantastic food, and evening of a great conversation. We talked like we’ve been friends for 30 years. We all marveled at theContinue reading “Day 60 Strafford to Lincoln”

Day 59 Middlebury to Strafford

Strava link Satellite tracking I need to start off by saying that you KNOW you’re climbing hills and/or mountains in New England when your heart rate gets to recover when it’s only a 10% gradient (all the climbs out west were long but maxed Out at about 7%). Every climb I’ve done in New EnglandContinue reading “Day 59 Middlebury to Strafford”