Wednesday, June 10, 2009

First day of riding

So we woke up at 6 am and it was overcast and 45 degrees. Very cold. Still we went to the lighthouse and started riding. Before we even started riding I popped a tube. Wyatt brought out some spoons and used them to get the tire of the rim and pulled the popped tube out. then we replaced that baby with no problem. Off we went and after a few miles we realized we had put way too many layers on and started taking stuff off on the side of the road. People stared as we were stripping right next to the road, but in Maine apparently they just wave when you take your clothes off. All was good until about mile 40 when the rain started coming down pretty hard. We put on our rain jackets and we were just fine. Although the road got fairly slippery. We biked 78 miles today in about 5 and a half hours.

right now we're in Franklin, Maine and are using some stores wireless. We're pretty exhausted and will be retiring into the tent pretty soon. Maine has these cool areas where you can just pull 20 feet of the road and set up a tent. It's supposed to be rainy and cold tomorrow, but since everyday we're going further south we figure it will get warm soon engough.

Fun fact: Franklin, Maine is the Christmas tree capitol of the world

at the lighthouse at 7am. as far east in america as possible. The journey begins

blueberries are a big deal in this state

very wet as we get into franklin, maine

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