Today’s notable attraction (besides the scenery and fall colors) was the Penobscot Narrows Bridge over the Penobscot River. The left tower in the above photo has an elevator to the observation deck that is 420 feet in the air. It is the tallest public bridge observatory in the world. Where else can you look atContinue reading “Day 61 Chainsaw Safety for Women”
Today was a perfect Maine fall day. Crisp temperatures and blue skies greeted us this morning. Everything was much the same as yesterday – lots of hills and curves, fall colors, and many church buildings with tall steeples. There were marshy areas without a lot of trees. In Bath, Maine we saw a busy harbor.Continue reading “Day 60 Buying Clams Daily”
We had a great breakfast at the Admiral Peary bed and breakfast. Donna the proprietor had a giant egg casserole, great cinnamon-apple bread and sausages. As an added bonus, she also did our laundry for us overnight. First class accommodations! We left Fryeburg, Maine with a little bit of blue sky showing. The forest wasContinue reading “Day 59 Lobster Pots”
Today was much the same as yesterday. Cooler temperatures and two giant hills to climb. We left Fairlee, Vermont, crossed a bridge over the Connecticut River, and we were back in New Hampshire. We followed the Connecticut River North for about 15 miles. We saw a big round barn. The fall colors were muted butContinue reading “Day 58 Brake For Moose”
It was overcast and chilly when we left Middlebury, Vermont. For the first 15 miles we had to climb a fairly steep hill in the Green Mountain National Forest. Near the top we went by the Bread Loaf School of English campus of Middlebury College. This is where the poet Robert Frost spent every summerContinue reading “Day 57 Wiener Wednesdays”
We spent the day in Middlebury, Vermont while following our rest and recovery guidelines. It rained most of the afternoon and the rain is to continue until late tonight. Rest Days are even better knowing that you are not peddling in the rain. Before the rain Chad took a trip to downtown Middlebury and tookContinue reading “Day 56 Rest Day”
We left Long Lake, New York after eating breakfast at a Stewart’s Shop gas station. Delicious. Our route followed the Roosevelt – Marcy Memorial Highway. In 1901 Vice-President Theodore Roosevelt was picnicking on Mt. Marcy (the highest point in New York State) and received word that President William McKinley was about to expire. The PresidentContinue reading “Day 55 Curly Joe”
Today was another great day for cycling. Beautiful scenery and smooth, low traffic roads. We left Boonville, New York on Moose River Road which followed the Moose River. Our first sizable hamlet was Old Forge, New York which bills itself as the gateway to Adirondack Park. It was very much a tourist town. Adirondack ParkContinue reading “Day 54 Heart of the Andirondacks”
We woke up this morning in Fair Haven, New York with overcast skies and wet pavement. We did not see the sun all day. We rode through many small towns and said goodbye to Lake Ontario at Port Ontario. For about five miles we followed the Salmon River. Fisherman were everywhere. Then we passed throughContinue reading “Day 53 Sonnys Fish Cleaning”
Another great day for cycling. Our day in a nutshell; 60 miles riding on the Erie Canal and 50 miles of riding through fruit orchards. We learned that we are really riding along the New York Barge Canal. The original canal was completed in 1825, and an enlarged canal was built between 1834 and 1862.Continue reading “Day 52 Reel Inn”
Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.
Follow My Blog
Get new content delivered directly to your inbox.