Saturday, September 6, 2008

Coast to Coast






After 97 days and 6528 miles I have finally arrived at the Atlantic Coast in Bar Harbor Maine. Rode into Bar Harbor yesterday with three other cross-country riders whom I had been following for several days and caught up with them about 40 miles from the Coast. The ride yesterday was great, following the rugged Maine shoreline.

I am now approximately two thirds done with my trip and am looking forward to heading South. As I reflect back on the last 3+ months the trip has been everything I could have imagined and then some. Awesome scenery, great people, full of history, new and old friends, delightful food and a real sense of the sights, sounds and smells of back-roads America.

If you are wondering what's hanging on the fence in the picture above, they are lobster buoys that mark lobster traps. Everyone fishing for lobsters is required to register a unique color and designed buoy so their traps are easily identified.

Off the road today and maybe tomorrow as I wait for Hurricane Hana to make its way through the New England states. In the meantime, I am enjoying Bar Harbor, eating some great seafood and just relaxing.

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