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)”
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)”
Thank you to everyone that supported me and Rainbow Village on this incredible journey!!! I will post a last days ride blog and a wrap up and reflection post once the champagne clears, I get back to Atlanta, and it’s all had time to sink in.
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”
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”
Strava link Satellite tracking Traffic Jam! Video As much fun as it is making new friends it’s very relaxing and comfortable spending time with old friends. I took a day not so much of rest, but a day to fit the logistics of timing the ending in Bar Harbor with our flight home. I spentContinue reading “Day 63 Conway to Lewiston”
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”
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”
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”
Strava link Satellite tracking You can skip this video if you want. The camera was stuck on me after an sd card swap. I stayed in an Adirondack inn built in 1899 last night in Long Lake. The LoPrestis joined me for dinner in the hotels tap room (aka – pub). We had a fantasticContinue reading “Day 58 Long Lake to Middlebury”
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