LisaS & shoein's Maine adventures

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by LisaS, May 3, 2011.

  1. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thanks for the info and the links- When I snapped the shot I did not know the history on the boat. Hopefully you'll make it up one of these days for a ride!


    Will definitely continue to add pics. We didn't do much riding this weekend- just a 2 up trip to Bangor on the Wee Strom to Bangor for errands on Saturday- I actually did snap some pics from the back of the bike because I was playing with the camera, but shoein didn't think anybody would be interested in them since it was just our boring old paved route to Bangor.

    Rangely is a beautiful area- should be over that way sometime this summer to get some pics!
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  2. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    nice report LisaS
    BBQer was the one who came up behind us last summer at Green Lake while bringing Don home.
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  3. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Hi Dave:wave, thanks for stopping by!
    Here's that ride with BBQer:

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  4. BBQer

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    2+2= now I know who you are. Hopefully bump into you guys on some of my travels this summer. I'll be at Beech Hill in 3 weekends but it's going to me more working than riding.
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  5. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    just put a little post on Maine Riders thread when in the area..
    several ADV riders work/live in Bangor/Brewer area
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  6. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    I'm glad that Dave is good with math- I didn't put it together either until he reminded me:lol3 It would be great to catch up with you again one of these times that you are up.

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  7. DocAxeYarYar

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    Very nice, beautiful pics of your part of the country. We are already hitting 90 in Austin and you all are just coming out of the snow! I guess when it melts, you get the mud? Thanks for posting up!

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  8. LisaS

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    joined up with a few ADVers this morning for a nice ride over in the Solon/Bingham area- actually everybody else is still riding, but I have been a bit under the weather, so I cut out a early due to fatigue.... had a great time exploring some dirt roads shoein and I had not been before- more riding than pics....

    meeting up in Carmel:
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    Dave....who I do not think is on ADV..... yet.... but has a very pretty red KLR and appeared to be having a good time:

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    Met RapidTransit and his GS800 in Athens
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    Kind of a chilly morning (~45F) and the controller for my heated jacket is on the blink again (they are sending me replacements, just haven't gotten the new one yet) and forgot I that the gloves have their own controller, so my hands got a bit chilly- BKMLWR let me borrow these which definitely helped:
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    Then over to the Lobster Camp in Solon to meet up with Lobster Grrl & Chromer:
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    Then a bit of dirt- here is where we got to less pics, more riding:
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    stopped for breakfast- great opportunity for a shot of the whole lineup, but the restaurant was closed- so ended up at Irving for breakfast:
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    Rode a bit more with everybody on the dirt and then headed home. Last I heard from shoein they were in Parkman heading for Blanchard on some nice challenging trails.... I definitely made the right decision to break off for home as I am pooped- had a great time riding though- hadn't been on my bike for well over a week and I have definitely been missing it!
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  9. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    i don't think those pictures would have been boring at all
    post them if you can
    i'd love to see them
    thanks for your reply
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  10. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    ok, here's a few pics from our "boring" ride, also went to a conference for work in Bar Harbor last weekend, and did a hike around Jordan pond, so a few from there as well. Wish the sun had been out for better pics, but we have not seen the son in 2 weeks (I think our boring day was the last time we saw it)

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    Jordan Pond, Acadia National Park

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  11. ClearwaterBMW

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    Lisa,
    i like those pictures, a lot
    i appreciate that you took the time to share them with us
    thank you
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  12. BKMLWR

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    guess we'll have to stop so you can take more scenic pictures.....:norton
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  13. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Went to lunch Sunday- took the long way through Belgrade Lakes:
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    Ate lunch here- yummy!:clap
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    Then stopped in at the track in Skowhegan to watch some of this before heading home:
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    Next up: the Sunrise Trail!
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  14. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    I'm going to break this part into sections as I took a lot of pics and it will take a while to get them all uploaded.
    First of all Shoein went with dtrembley & howling 60 memorial day weekend- I was away and couldn't go- so I sent the camera with him and what I got back was dozens of pictures of this (howling's bike seems to have a bit of an oil leak I guess):

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    and then there were a (very) few blurred shots of what might have been the trail- how he managed this with a point and shoot that always takes extremely clear pics I'll never know. So needless to say, on Tuesday I dragged him back there for another ride, so I could get some pics. It was a beautiful day and the scenery was gorgeous. We had a fantastic ride. What a great way to see Downeast Maine! We did 260 miles for the day, 85 of it on the trail. From the end of the trail, we picked up the Airline (Rt 9) to fly on back home.

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    to be continued....
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  15. Boondoggle

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    Love your state, especially pre-bug-season... got up to Rangely/Jackman/Greenville/Moosehead last summer - thanks for the pics.
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  16. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    glad you are enjoying the pics:D Here are more from the sunrise trail:

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    more to come....
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  17. LisaS

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  18. LisaS

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    more tomorrow....
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  19. infoatnmmoto

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    Nice pics! Nice to see the green.
    Last time i was in Maine I camped Lake Mooselookmeguntic.
    Never forget that name. :lol3
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  20. LisaS

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    It is very green here- lots of rain this spring! i will have to check out where that lake is- have never been there-sounds like a good place to ride to!

    Now for even more Sunrise trail pics- I took lots!

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    pics so far are Ellsworth to Machias- next up- Machias to Ayers Junction....
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