Friday, July 5, 2019

Maine to Home - part 1

So Bev takes off in a plane for home and I take on the bike off from Bangor...I haven't really made a plan yet, but I'm working on it as I ride.

I DID have a plan to ride the Lincoln Highway home, but the long term weather forecast called for a LOT rain along that road.
Sooo...I decide to change my route.

Hiding in the haze is Mt. Katahdin, the highest peak in Maine, and the northern terminus of the Appalachian trail.

Next in my non-plan is the Solar System Model built by the Good People of Aroostook County, Maine.
The scale of this model is 1 = 93,000,000

I stopped at all the planets, of course I was traveling several times faster than light it only took me a couple hours. The model is over 40 miles long.



Uranus is missing, I used both hands butt still couldn't find it.



The Sun...unfortunately the building the Sun is in was locked.

This is the "Sun" building.

Continuing on I rode to Madawaska, Maine - one of the four corners of the U.S.

In Madawaska is the Four Corners Park. 
And, the only monument dedicated to the long distance rider.

When I arrived these three lovely women were taking their photos in front of the monument.
GYP-Z, CURVZ, and THRAPY, are riding the four corners of Maine.
I snapped a couple pix for them and then they were back on the road again.

And they took a couple for me as well.

Taking a moment to remember riding buddies that have past on to smoother roads.

About 4700 miles so far on this trip...  more in part 2 
(if I can figure out where I'm going tonight...)

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Maine to home - part 2

So I depart Madawaska and ride south, I thought this church was photo worthy.

One of numerous Amish conveyances I saw in the next few days.

The Blue Church "burying ground" was first established in the 1780s and is one of the oldest functioning cemeteries in Ontario.

A war memorial just before Kingston.

And then I was on the bridge back into the States.

Two days later I'm on the Mackinac bridge into the Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

I ride through in the movie "Escanaba in da moonlight" of my favorites.


Westbound the next morning I pass the Porter Sculpture park in South Dakota and stop in for some pix.

Another view..

Never trust a vulture carrying an anvil...

The dragon is about 15 feet tall.

I would guess the horse is 50 feet tall.

The 60 foot bull

On the road again I see this place. I didn't go in and see what kind of implements they have....

Flooded road, actually kind of deep, almost too deep for the Tenere, I don't think any cruiser could go through without sucking in some water.

And lastly for this post, a cool bridge.

8,000 miles so far, I should reach Colorado tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Maine to home part 3

And that's it.
I make it home after being on the road for 35 days, and a little over 9,000 miles, 13 States, two countries.

I finally get to cross Nova Scotia off my bucket list! 
I'm so glad Bev was able to join me for 12 days, that was the best part of the trip.

And some more photos that are repeats or didn't make the first cut.

Life is good, ride more!