Cycling Date: Thursday 08-October-15
Mileage: 52 miles
Weather: Crystal clear. Low 40s to start. Upper 50s to end. Very breezy. Mostly out of the WNW.
Highlights of the day:
Before we talk about the ride, I want to give a shout out to 2 eating establishments in Rockland that are on our new favorites list. Café Miranda – funky eclectic locally sourced amazing food. Everyone raved about their dinner last night. Home Kitchen Café – homemade everything amazing and decadent for breakfast. If you find yourself in this area, please put them on your list of places to eat.
We started out of the hotel that overlooks Penobscot Bay and headed south to Owls Head Light State Park. Quiet. Serene. Peaceful. Lots comments about “this is how we expected Maine to look.” I guess that’s a good thing because there will be plenty more coastal views like this! Pictures were taken and then we were off.
We spent the remainder of the day riding on quiet rural roads and occasionally dipping back down to the ocean or an inland lake. Some of that dipping down required equal if not more climbing out. One of our riders said he figured out this tour. It’s up and then it’s down. Or I supposed it could be down and up. Either way, I think it’s very accurate.
As it is fall and Pumkpinfest is near, pumpkins are everywhere. It seems in theses parts they take the size of these squash quite seriously. Ginormous beasts are grown for competition and for decorating the local towns. I hear tell that one of the pumpkins this year is a record breaker for the state of Maine. 1750 pounds. That’s a lot of pumpkin!