Cycling Date: Monday 06-October-14
Mileage: 37 miles
Weather: Stunning fall day. Clear blue skies with a few fluffy clouds. Low 50s to start. Low 60s to end. Winds out of the SW.
Highlights of the day:
Bright, clear, and crisp. We rolled out at the luxuriously late hour of 10am on our first day of the tour. After working our way through the start of the work week in the outskirts of South Portland, the traffic subsided and we were left mostly on our own to enjoy the quieter back roads of small town Maine. The hilly quieter back roads of small town Maine. Nothing terribly long but many little kickers to remind us that in this part of New England it’s up or not up, there is no flat.
It’s fall, so we’re looking for foliage colors and orchards. Specifically apple orchards. Today, we visited Thompson’s Orchards in New Gloucester. It’s near the top of the very aptly named Gloucester Hill Rd. We stocked up on Macoun apples, some apple cider, a few cider donuts, and an éclair or two. I think we earned it! 10 more miles of rollers with several kickers to keep us interested and we rolled into Auburn.