Monday, June 27, 2016

I've Been Everywhere; I've been to: Raymond, Windham, Sebago, Standish, Steep Falls, Limington, Hollis, Waterboro, Alfred, Lyman, Arundel, Biddeford, Saco, Scarboro, South Portland, Portland, Falmouth...

Another century done. 4th one since the middle of may. A few years ago I wouldn't have imagined that I'd ride 100 miles every weekend but it's starting to get routine. It does take up the better part of a weekend though.

Any of you ever drink Poland Spring water? Our trip brought us by the "headwaters" of Poland Spring. I'd never seen it. Not as picturesque as one might imagine. This building was FRIGGIN HUGE! So huge I had to look it up. 838,000 sq feet. (about 20 football fields) The Bottom Line: Where profit flows from the ground up - The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Over and out.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Third Century of the Year: Pinkham & Evens Notchs


Anyway.We rode 100 miles.  We could have used more food.  Thanks for the water Vickie & Jay!  Mostly just pictures. 
It's a really long climb to here.  Not too hard but long.
Mt Washington in the Background
All Our Photos Lately Look Like This
This Time We Actually Decided to Ride On This Road - NOT lost.
All Our Photos Lately Look Like This

Sunday, June 5, 2016

100 Miles Isn't as Long as it Used To Be

I did my first century ride in 2010.  Previously my rides topped out at about 50.  To be honest, I wasn't sure if I could finish it.  Fast forward 6 years and I have already ridden 2 self supported centuries with my wife this year!  That's what Ironman training will do for you.  I'm signed up for the Loon Echo Trek and The Dempsey Challenge. (<---You can donate now if you want)  I will probably try to fit in a few more including another Workday Century. 

So on to this ride.  The IIT (Ironman In Training) needed to do a 6 hour training ride this weekend.  These things are more fun with friends.  I've had fun planning the long ride routes to places we normally wouldn't drive because it is too far.  Go figure.  This destination was OOB.  The Garmin course feature was great at getting us there on roads I have never been on.  Despite the title of the ride I didn't actually eat any pier fries.Wasn't sure how those would sit for the 53 miles back home.  We stuck with a few granola bars and a Chia Kale Squeeze I probably could have used some more water.

World Famous OOB
Portland Headlight is not showing at its best

Raymond was sunny and 75, everything by the ocean was 60 and clammy with lots of fog

Our ride took us through the "big city" after a short delay

I know you are wondering about the last century.  That brought us to Cousins Island and LL Bean.  This ride wasn't actually planned as a century but once we got to 80 miles we figured, "What the heck."

It was a much nicer day at the ocean.

World Famous L.L. Bean