Cycling Date: Wednesday 08-October-14
Mileage: 45 miles
Weather: Rainy morning. Upper 50s. Cloudy skies gave way to some blue sky and highs in the upper 60s. Winds were strong and gusty out of the SW.
Highlights of the day:
The doom and gloom forecast for today dissipated just in time for us to get a great ride into the coast. A storm front with strong thunderstorms came through Augusta overnight. It rained in the morning but finished up by 9:30. We were on the mostly dry(ish) roads by 10:30. Winds stayed with us all day but were primarily rear quartering so they didn’t bother us much. We were happy cyclists, to say the least!
Today’s route quickly worked its way to Rte 17 E and we followed it all the way to Rockland. It’s a little busier than the country roads we were on yesterday but with a nice wide shoulder and some lovely new stretches of pavement, it provided a pleasant way to get us back to the coast and seafood. There were hills. We did climb. We will celebrate our efforts this evening with a lobster dinner at the Chowder House overlooking Penobscot Bay. Or should I say having lobstah at the Chowdah House?