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Day 5: Broken Spokes

Route 302 between Fryeburg and Bridgton is in terrible shape. The endless cracks and potholes took their toll on my back wheel. I stopped in Bridgton to snap the below photo and as I rolled out across the causeway my bike lurched with a steady pulse. 300 more words

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Day 5: Goodbye New Hampshire

Staying at a motel was just the thing I needed to rejuvenate myself before I return to Brunswick. It will be an 85 mile ride from Conway, NH. 76 more words

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Day 4: Rain

I broke camp around 7:00 a.m. and departed Jigger Johnson Campground around 8:00 a.m., beginning another morning of climbing. I arrived in Lincoln just after 11:00 a.m. 181 more words

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Day 3: Pinkham to Bear Notch, Jigger Johnson Campground

First off let me say that I’ve arrived safely at Jigger Johnson campsite (Saturday) on the Kancamagus Highway. However, I have no cell phone service, so I have no way of letting anyone know I’ve arrived safely. 736 more words

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Day 2: The White Mountains, and Dolly Copp

I barely have a cell tower signal but I’ll try to muster the bandwidth to make a blog post. (1 bar on Edge network…) I’ll add photos to this post later, when I have a better connection. 629 more words

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Day 1: Arrival at Sunday River

I rolled into Norway, ME around 1:00 p.m. I stopped in at the local bike shop, Green Machine Bikes, and introduced myself. I asked if they had any recommendations on where to have lunch, someplace where I could eat while being able to keep an eye on my gear. 315 more words

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Day 1: Departure

I made the most of yesterday’s weather delay by repacking my panniers. I removed about 5 lb. of gear I felt I could do without. I cut clothing down to  1 extra kit (cycling shirt & shorts), other than the ones I’m wearing, and a set of thermals. 164 more words

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