Maine coast in November

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by LisaS, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Beautiful day yesterday, Jerry and I headed down to Route 1 to do a little exploring. Stayed on the pavement cause of hunting season.
    1st stop Lamoine:
    Lobster traps being pulled out
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    cool buggy at Lamoine state beach
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    Then to Marlboro beach
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    hmmm, looks tempting to ride over there!
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    why not?
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    yep, that was fun!
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    cute house that we rode by
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    not sure where this is, but pretty!
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    then on to Sorrento:
    my bike enjoying the view
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    getting to be halfway through the day at this point so plotted a route home- only have one pic 'cause of no places to pull over, but very pretty, fun twisty roads up route 200 and 179 past hills and blueberry fields and lakes

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    then flew down the airline (rt 9). Stopped at the eagles nest since we had been too busy having fun to have lunch
    view from the eagles nest (Penobscot river)
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    and yummy lobster roll
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    then headed home, arriving just as the sun was going down over the horizon!
    fun day, but way too short- missing the longer summer days!
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  2. Speed3

    Speed3 Riding once every 4 years.

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    Thanks for the pictures, I love Maine it makes me calm.
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  3. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    nice ride, thanks for sharing me and Don's "ride territory".....:clap
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  4. howling60

    howling60 Been here awhile

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    aaahhh... bringing back memories! I grew up in the next town over from Sorrento.. Sullivan! what a GORGEOUS area for a ride! glad you enjoyed the scenery that my home stompings have to offer!

    -Nate
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  5. Gizmo

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    Thanks for your nice post, brought back fond memories of Maine & the coast. My family vacationed in Maine when i was a kid.
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  6. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Lobster roll..........:bow
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  7. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    glad you enjoyed the pics!

    Hey Dave, it certainly is a beautiful area- we would have invited you along, but both Jerry and I had some health issues that we weren't even sure we would make it out of the driveway- however felt much better after the ride:D


    Hi Nate! Hopefully good memories:D We were hoping to make it over to the Schoodic Penninsula, but unfortunately ran out of day:cry


    Hey Gizmo, glad we could bring you along for the ride!

    And Eagle's nest Lobster Rolls are their specialty- the best!!:D :D :D :clap :clap :clap
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  8. howling60

    howling60 Been here awhile

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    oh gosh.. very good memories. my folks still live down there, i don't get to visit nearly as often as I'd like.

    Schoodic is indeed an AWESOME site to visit... havne't been through on a bike yet, just the pedal variety. used to do the loop on mountainbikes when i was in highschool.. 12 miles, take us about 3 hours or so (including stops for scenery/etc)... it's REALLY awesome when there is a storm coming in, the waves are BREATHTAKING.

    -Nate
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  9. Rainier_Rider

    Rainier_Rider Gone

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    Someday, I want to go there...
    Nice photos.
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  10. MacG

    MacG Been here awhile

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    Beautiful scenery,Thanks :thumb
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  11. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Thanks, glad you enjoyed the pics!
    Ranier_Rider- hopefully someday will be sooner rather than later!:D Would love to make it out your way someday to ride.
    MacGyver- have not been as far south as Georgia to ride- but assume you have some great riding there as well!
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  12. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Very nice pictures of the water. :thumb

    If you like fried clams, ride to this place in Brooksville some summer day.... :dg

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  13. MrBob

    MrBob Knee-jerk liberal

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    Is this normal weather for the coast of Maine in mid-November? I would expect rain mixed with snow and howling winds out of the NE.
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  14. GB

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    The weather has been great here too!! Enjoying the extended riding season! Thanks for the pics :thumb
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  15. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    Glad you enjoyed the pics! Will have to give that place a try sometime....

    It can go either way this time of year- the whole state was unusually nice and warm on Saturday- I think close to 60F. We had snow for halloween- we live about 40 miles from the coast

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    Happy to hear you enjoyed the pics! Hopefully we'll get a few more rides in this year! :D
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  16. jobear89

    jobear89 PNG Pilot

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    Perfect time to ride in Maine no Summer people and all the leaf peepers are long gone.:clap
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  17. LisaS

    LisaS Dubious Adventurer

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    oh, definitely- we never make it down that way during the summer 'cause of the traffic and crowds of people; only issue we had with traffic was coming back through Brewer/Bangor- had 1 car turn in front of Jerry/cut him off, then shortly after a second car was going to turn in between the 2 of us in an intersection- fortunately we always anticipate the drivers are going to do the most stupid thing but :becca ! Of course it is awful hard to see us in our hi viz!
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  18. BumpyRoad

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    Wow, thanks so much for the pictures. My grandfather and later my uncle owned the little store and gas station on Rt 1 at the intersection of the road to Sorrento. As a kid in the '50s and '60s we would spend part of our summer vacations at their house in Sorrento right on Flanders Bay.
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  19. howling60

    howling60 Been here awhile

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    no way... Oconners? (that was the name of the store, right?) when I was in highschool, used to stop there almost every day for snacks/etc... within walking distance during lunchtime/etc...

    small world!

    -Nate
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  20. BumpyRoad

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    True dat! My grandfather was Charlie OConnor, my uncle was Bob. The old store with the Mobil Flying Horse burned down years ago and they built the block building that is there now (its empty and closed).

    When we were kids coming up Rt 1 we'd round the corner by that pull off in one of the pictures and I being the oldest was always the first to yell "I see it!" when the store came into view.

    I'm guessing you had one of the hotdogs?
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