Tag Archives: Northern Tier Bike Route

Day 58 – We Did It!!

We completed our 4,184-mile long coast-to-coast cycling adventure!! After pictures (see photo), we picked up a box of hiking gear at the post office, bought food, and biked a mile to a Day’s Inn. We celebrated by drinking a beer and eating carrots and hummus dip. Isn’t that how everyone celebrates? Tomorrow we go sightseeing!
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Day 57 – Nice people but Crummy roads

After a pleasant night on Haley’s pull-out couch in her living room, we got up at 6am, ate breakfast, thanked our host for her hospitality, and started biking. We crossed the Penobscot River on a high bridge, then rode north on Hwy 127 for 5 miles to Old Stage Road- through deciduous forests. Changes in county road names required us to check our map frequently to stay on the ACA route. At Wiscasset, we crossed the Sheepscot River at low tide (see photo).
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Day 56 – Up and down to the coast

After lunch, we biked 4 miles along a paved bike path that bordered busy US Hwy 1, then continued on a county road to Bath. We enjoyed a view of a tidal creek (see photo). We bought food, then rode to Warm Showers host Haley’s home. After cleaning up, we drove downtown for dinner at a restaurant by the water. Fellow cyclist Jerome, from Quebec, arrived after a 100-mile journey in today’s heat and joined us for dinner. What a fine end to the day.
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Day 55 – Crushing the Canc and into Maine

The Canc, as it’s known, has a fearsome reputation on the Northern Tier, mainly due to its reputed steepness. Thanks to some switchbacks, the steady but not too steep climbing didn’t wear us out. We stopped briefly at a Forest Service scenic view near the pass (see photo). Betsy and I reached the pass expecting more climbing; so much for the pass.
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