Day 110: Carmel to Bangor - Racpat Northern Tier - CycleBlaze

September 18, 2021

Day 110: Carmel to Bangor

A short hilly ride

“We need little windshield wipers for our glasses,” Rachel says, as we start out in a misty fog. We have a nice visit at breakfast with Kim and Jim and leave a little later than usual. Today is a short distance in miles but long on hills.

Again, no need for a second breakfast today, instead we stop for coffee and donuts at, you guessed it, Dunkin’ Donuts. We come into Bangor off US 2 around the airport. Patrick navigates us to Stephen Kings House where there a few people taking pictures and of course we do the same.

We are close to our Warmshowers stay for tonight and will take a rest day tomorrow. Martin greets us and gets us settled into room. He’s a past racer and knows Jim from last night. Lesa arrives later and takes Patrick to Hannaford market for supplies, then she leaves to their other house. We eat a small lunch and visit more with Martin until he also leaves for their other house, and we have the house to ourselves.

The skies look dark as we walk to a BBQ place for dinner, and while we are eating there is a short rain shower. We work some more on our route, Patrick contacting potential Warmshowers hosts. Before Martin left, he phones his friend in Meddybemps and we arrange a place to stay with him. This then sets up a change in route to Eastport. We still could take a longer route through Calais or a shorter route directly to Eastport. Either way, this will be our furthest eastwardly point.

We say goodbye to Kim and Jim with a big thanks for their hospitality
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Stephen Kings House
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Beyond here there be dragons
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Stephen Kings neighbors house
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Today's ride: 20 miles (32 km)
Total: 4,302 miles (6,923 km)

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