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LisaS 05-03-2011 04:25 PM

LisaS & shoein's Maine adventures
 
We live in central Maine and do a lot of day trips around the state- occasionally venturing farther. Sometimes I take a lot of pics, sometimes just a few. So figured I would keep a running thread of our adventures for anybody that is interested.

Index:
2013 Rides:
Gaspe/Quebech

2012 Rides
Unity Train Station
Aroostook RIP/Northern Maine/New Brunswick
Abbot to Greenville Trail ride
Pittsfield to Binham Trail Ride
New Brunswick
Shoeins B-day- Dirt ride from home


2011 Rides:
Greenville-Jackman-The forks
Castine-Deer Isle-Stonington
Solon/Bingham
Belgrade Lakes
Sunrise Trail, More Sunrise Trail





Starting with first rides from this year- March 19- Plymouth, ME:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...IMG_0632-1.jpg

April first we had the worst snow storm of the year- about a foot of snow- terrible driving- within 2 days roads were completely clear- we decided not to plow as we figured it would melt and didn't want to tear things up- so the biggest adventure was just getting out of the driveway:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0642.jpg
just out for an hour or two locally- didn't stop for any pics....

LisaS 05-03-2011 04:48 PM

April 23- Greenville-Jackman-The Forks
 
Rode up to Greenville for lunch at Kelly's landing-

Mooshead lake:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0657.jpg

I love riding while the snowmobilers are still out:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0659.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0663.jpg

views from Kelly's landing:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0664.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0666.jpg

Route 15 to Jackman- some places we rode through still had over 2 feet of snow- but roads were nice and clear:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0672.jpg

From Jackman rode down through the forks- stunning views with the snow and the trees still bare- but all of the pull off areas were snowed in, so no picks- but lots of fun riding the twisties- stopped at the forks- less snow in the rest area- then gassed up and headed home
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0677.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0680.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0682.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0683.jpg

LisaS 05-03-2011 05:36 PM

April 23: Castine, Deer Isle/Stonington
 
First stop Castine:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0686.jpg
Maine Maritime Academy- the big boat was in dock:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0689.jpg
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http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0711.jpg
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No snow here!
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0716.jpg
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0720.jpg

Deer Isle:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0723.jpg
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http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0725.jpg
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Stonington- had lunch here, then headed home:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0733.jpg
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LisaS 05-03-2011 05:46 PM

May 1st
 
Met up with our friend Dan in Old Town- decided to hit the dirt. I tend to lack confidence on some of the tougher stuff- so shoein and I do a bit of Hike & Bike- fortunately Dan was pretty patient with this, and it gave me a good chance to take some pics & videos of the guys:
http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/...o/IMG_0760.jpg
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This is where we turned around- Jerry coming back from scouting up ahead:
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Dan applying mud to his new bike:
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shoein bringing my wr back through- shame he's not having any fun here :D (he actually loves hike and bike 'cause he gets to ride it twice)
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henrymartin 05-03-2011 09:47 PM

Nice! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to go back to Maine this year -- after seeing the seashore pics, I can only think of a tasty lobster and :freaky

Mainedr 05-04-2011 04:47 PM

:lurk

Love what shoein has done to the DR. :tb

jacmac 05-04-2011 05:26 PM

great pics! I'll be up in the Lincoln area in a couple of weeks hopefully the gravel roads will be dried up some

LisaS 05-05-2011 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by henrymartin (Post 15825284)
Nice! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to go back to Maine this year -- after seeing the seashore pics, I can only think of a tasty lobster and :freaky

Glad to hear you enjoyed the pics! Lobster is my favorite :raabia


Quote:

Originally Posted by Mainedr (Post 15831132)
:lurk

Love what shoein has done to the DR. :tb

He certainly is enjoying it- been seeing a lot of wheelies lately- even when Dan got on for a ride, I saw that front end come up :lol3


Quote:

Originally Posted by jacmac (Post 15831421)
great pics! I'll be up in the Lincoln area in a couple of weeks hopefully the gravel roads will be dried up some

Thanks! Hard to say how the roads up that way will be- I'm not sure if they have melted all their snow yet, and probly will depend also on how much rain we get between now and then. Where are you coming from?

jacmac 05-05-2011 07:04 PM

Coming from RI ,got a camp in Lee plenty of good roads to explore , hopefully won't be too muddy

Signal 05-05-2011 10:57 PM

love the shipyard photos :freaky

TK-LA 05-06-2011 01:29 PM

A born and raised Mainer...
 
...now living in LA.

So I have to humbly request you keep adding pix to this thread as the season progresses. Nothing better than Maine in late Spring and Summer.

Ayuh.:clap

SparkyL 05-06-2011 02:22 PM

Great pics of Beautiful Maine Scenery
 
Thanks for sharing. We're thinking of a New England moto trip during the second week of September; including Maine. What kind of temps should we expect and prepare for?

BBQer 05-06-2011 02:23 PM

I just love poking around some of those small roads by the coast,
that overlook in Brooksville looks familiar.
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...rooksville.jpg

Great pictures, your making me jealous as I sit here in MA, but will be up over Memorial Day. I guess I just have to wait.

LisaS 05-07-2011 05:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TK-LA (Post 15846712)
...now living in LA.

So I have to humbly request you keep adding pix to this thread as the season progresses. Nothing better than Maine in late Spring and Summer.

Ayuh.:clap

Quote:

Originally Posted by Signal (Post 15842502)
love the shipyard photos :freaky

Thanks! My plan is to continue to add pics as we ride and I take them. Probably most of the coastal pics will be early spring and fall, as it tends to get crazy with tourists in cages down that way in the summer. Fortunately, there is still a lot of state to explore in the summertime :D

LisaS 05-07-2011 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SparkyL (Post 15847093)
Thanks for sharing. We're thinking of a New England moto trip during the second week of September; including Maine. What kind of temps should we expect and prepare for?


September is one of my favorite months to ride- but it is kind of like this time of year here- temps can run from 40s to 90s- anything from cold & wet to bright and sunny. We can even get a frost overnight at that time of the year:vardy Hope you have a great trip!


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