Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I had the pleasure of witnessing the New Hampshire lower lake region with its rolling hills, sparkling lakes and carvatious black top. A local retiree who I chatted with during breakfast told me of a couple of desolate routes into Maine which I followed till I eventually hit Route 1 North which lead me along the Atlantic Coast to Bangor. I really don’t think you can find a bad route to take in New England.
THE TRICK IS TO GET LOST IN THE MOMENT AND STAY OFF THE INTERSTATE.
I made a rookie mistake and melted my rain gear on my pipe while riding. Well the pipes were bluing out, so I am not horrifically traumatized by the situation but it caused a really big hole in my pant leg. It was raining and only 64 degrees so I needed to make a quick mend. The obvious fix was Duct Tape. Thanks to the show MacGyver, I have been carrying around duct tape and a Swiss Army Knife for the last 20 years. If you see a guy riding around New England over the next 4 days with a leg made out of Duct Tape then it’s just me. Duct Tape was originally developed back in World War Two and was used primarily to seal ammunition cases against water. It worked for folks back then and it still works today! So far 3 people have commented on my good use of Duct Tape. One Maine Native actually stated, “That is how real men use Duct Tape”.
The photos above were taken while riding through Acadia National Park outside of Bar Harbor, Maine.
Posted by Rob at 1:22 PM