Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rallies 2011 – Day 13

Today we travelled from Bar Harbor, Me. to Lancaster, NH via Bangor, Me and and Augusta, Me. We only have about 72 miles of Interstate in the day’s route. The rest was on secondary roads through rural Maine and New Hampshire.

day 13

Today’s route was 233 miles long and we spent 6 hours traveling. I’ll let Reagan tell you about some of the things we saw and did along the way…

Along the way on this trip we are participating in Chasin’ Smoke 2011 which is a charity event that raises money for Eddie’s Road. We are working on 15 BBQ joints in 15 states. So far, 1 BBQ joint in Maine. – Maine-ly Meat BBQ in Bar Harbor. We had some pulled pork and sampled their baked beans. – Brian had to inspect their pit as well. All were deemed worthy.

The roads today were country roads with a good bit of traffic. The scenery more than made up for the delays. Thankfully no moose were observed along the route.

Today’s question is: What is “Chicken Pie”? We passed 2 places that had Chicken Pie (one is a church down the road that is having a social on Sunday). Our wait staff at dinner wasn’t sure either. We have concluded that it must be a pot pie of some sort.

Did Brian mention how great his lobster was last night, or how foggy it was in Bar Harbor? – The fog burned off by mid morning and we could actually see across the harbor. We took some time this morning to capitalize on the advantages of being an hour ahead of home and got some more work done. No whale watching, but I did get the aforementioned patch on our way out of town.

Tonight’s hotel is great! We have a room with a view and I can’t wait to get up in the morning to see the sun rise behind the mountains outside. Hopefully, my anticipation doesn’t exceed the outcome.

I had a brief problem with my helmet today, but other than that, bikes and gear are performing perfectly. Mid 70’s today. Great riding weather. For those of you in Texas reading this, please have the hot weather gone by the time we return. You wouldn’t want me to melt would you? :)

Tomorrow, it’s on to Lake Placid for the Spyders in the Adirondacks rally for me. We have become so accustomed to the BMW MOA rally schedule that this will be a definite eye opener for both of us. 

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