Started our ride by biking Acadia National Park including Cadillac Mountain. Beautiful sunny day. Biked about 35 miles.
Got passed by an Ebike going up hill. Show offs
Day 2 started in pouring rain. Yuk. It stopped in about an hour but of course we were pretty soaked by then. Went about 62 miles which was a good distance for the first day of touring. We spent the night in Belfast. Reminded me of Montpelier with all the 1800’s brick buildings.
Day 3 was a long tough day. 82 miles with too many steep climbs. Passed thru Camden, Me. Really cute town. We both started having trouble with our shifters. I lost my granny gear which I could have used every climb. Finished in Brunswick. Stayed in the hotel for dinner and several rounds of drinks at the hotel bar, watching the Phillies game. It was very nice of the hotel to have the Phillies game on TV for us.
Day 4 was another soaker. We got wetter and dirtier than we have ever gotten on any of our tours. The worst of it was on a gravel trail for 7 miles. We rode thru most of Portland, Me on a bike trail which was awesome. I must say folks in Maine are some of the most courteous drivers we have encountered. I did get my shifter fixed in Freeport at the L.L. Bean bike shop. It turns out my small sprocket was bent Today’s mileage was 56.