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...)

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