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    Maine seacoast ride report (w/ pics, of course!)

    The weather on this morning's ride was amazing. It started off really cold (38 F) despite a late 9 AM start. But things warmed up to the low 50s by the end of the ride and the skies were crystal clear.

    Tod was up for a metric century and I suggested Nubble Lighthouse. He ended up leading the ride and we took a lot of interesting detours and side streets I had never known before. We stopped in York for a bagel and managed to avoid heavy traffic from the York Harvest Festival, which was today.

    It was definitely a memorable ride. I've been doing a lot of rides like this lately to enjoy as much of the area as possible before I move to Portland, OR. This week I hope to do some riding in the White Mountains of NH.


    Wells, ME


    Wells Beach




    Some old lobster traps in Ogunquit, ME


    Boats in Ogunquit


    The Nubble Lighthouse - I think I've visited it at least four times this year.


    This is a military fort near Kittery, ME - sorry but I can't remember the name of it. The bike in the photo is Tod's Rivendell Atlantis. He's a hardcore bike tourer.

    Enjoy,

    Scott
    Last edited by zpl; 10-18-08 at 04:53 PM.

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    Thanks for sharing. Looks like a great ride. Is it pretty flat? Great eye with the pics makes me want to take that ride. Portland, OR should have some good rides, but I don't think that have the scenery of those pics, unless you get out of town. Either

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    Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing with us. It sounds like a fun ride.

    Hmm, I think I need to get out and take some photos soon. I feel left behind in the photo race.

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    There are no big climbs on this route, but plenty of small hills. My Garmin Edge 305 says there was a little over 3k feet of climbing over the 65 miles.

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    Wow! Excellent pic's of what I'm sure was a great day in the saddle.

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    Great ride! Thanks for the pics. Looked like an awesome day.

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    Last weekend when it was still warm, we did the Kennebunk ride (which is only 25 miles). What route did you take to make it 65 miles? Btw, I devised a bike ride that is one of my favorites. It runs up 160 to Center Conway Rd on the Maine side,
    and then follows a very scenic ride out of NC back down 153 through Freedom
    to 25 and the start at the post office in Kezar Falls. We stop in Conway for a coffee, snack, or even a little shopping.
    Old Man Maine

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    Great pics, they're making me homesick!

    Portland, OR is certainly the better known, but certainly not the better town! ;p

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    Nice pictures!!!!
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    Swim, Bike, Run and sounds like fun

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    The route we took was loosely based on this one:

    http://www.everytrail.com/fullscreen.php?trip_id=22802

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