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Old 05-03-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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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:


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:

just out for an hour or two locally- didn't stop for any pics....
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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April 23- Greenville-Jackman-The Forks

Rode up to Greenville for lunch at Kelly's landing-

Mooshead lake:


I love riding while the snowmobilers are still out:



views from Kelly's landing:



Route 15 to Jackman- some places we rode through still had over 2 feet of snow- but roads were nice and clear:


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



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Old 05-03-2011, 05:36 PM   #3
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April 23: Castine, Deer Isle/Stonington

First stop Castine:

Maine Maritime Academy- the big boat was in dock:










No snow here!



Deer Isle:





Stonington- had lunch here, then headed home:







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Old 05-03-2011, 05:46 PM   #4
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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:





This is where we turned around- Jerry coming back from scouting up ahead:


Dan applying mud to his new bike:


shoein bringing my wr back through- shame he's not having any fun here (he actually loves hike and bike 'cause he gets to ride it twice)
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:47 PM   #5
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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
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:47 PM   #6
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Love what shoein has done to the DR.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:26 PM   #7
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great pics! I'll be up in the Lincoln area in a couple of weeks hopefully the gravel roads will be dried up some
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Old 05-05-2011, 03:28 AM   #8
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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
Glad to hear you enjoyed the pics! Lobster is my favorite


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Love what shoein has done to the DR.
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


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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?
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Coming from RI ,got a camp in Lee plenty of good roads to explore , hopefully won't be too muddy
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love the shipyard photos
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #11
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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.

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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?
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:23 PM   #13
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I just love poking around some of those small roads by the coast,
that overlook in Brooksville looks familiar.


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.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:19 AM   #14
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...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.

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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
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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 Hope you have a great trip!
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