Video of T.V. coverage in Bar Harbor:
Total Mileage: 2582 milesDays on the road: 51 with 8 recovery daysTotal Climbing: est. 80,000 feetTotal Number of States: 14 including D.C.Number of flats: 1 (Piece of glass; still have Pam’s dollar bill under front tire and super glue on top!)Gearing phenomena: Put my bike into first gear in front chain ring on June 5thand wasn't moved again!Best Meal: “The Wharf” in Alexandria, VA Old TownBest Coffee: “The Daily Grind” East Windsor, CTBest Ice Cream: “Frozen Caboose” Highland, NYBest Lobster Roll: “The Maine Diner” Wells, MEWorst weather: Tropical Storm Ana in Surf City, NCBest weather: Sunshine in Bar Harbor, MEGreat Quote: “….I would always have the memories….just a little longer to take in the views, breathe the air, ride my bike, and be absolutely and completely free.” (Taken from an article in Adventure Cyclist, Dec2014/Jan2015)“How to Deal with Re-Entry” (Provided at Bar Harbor Banquet by Mary Blake)1) When you get home, don’t take your bike to the bedroom.2) Refrain from putting a plastic chair in your driveway, expecting dinner to be served.3) Don’t go to the neighbor’s house and ask if you can “just throw a few things in the laundry.”4) When doing errands around town and “mother nature” calls, green rooms are not the way to go; public restrooms are available.5) If a white Subaru comes along while you are riding, don’t tap your helmet expecting it to stop and offer you water or snacks [or a bike pump]!6) No list is required before doing laundry. You can be first.7) Don’t obsess with the ground in dirt on your ankles – skin cells replace themselves about every month.8) If you find yourself having a difficult time going through re-entry alone – know that we can always call one another to ease the way. We will understand.Thanks again to my wonderful friends and colleagues for all their support, and my incredible family for making this trip a reality!