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Day 177: New York (Day 1)

I awoke to a rainy New York City: But that did not matter as I was off to MOMA. My thoughts regarding the museum are mixed. Firstly, it was far too busy for my liking. However, there was much there that I was keen to see and I was pleasantly … Read More

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Day 176: New York (Manhatten)

This is the end ... my beautiful friends the end .... Obviously I knew it was going to happen: eventually this cycle tour had to end, but it only seems like 5 months, 2 weeks, 2 days, 7 hours, 8 minutes and 9 seconds ago that I left San Diego and yet, … Read More

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Day 175: Wildwood State Park

So today I passed into a 4th State in just 4 days: Massachusetts => Rhode Island => Connecticut => New York. This was my penultimate riding day of this tour, which included a ferry ride from New London to Orient Point, Long Island. On the recommendation of others I have altered my intended … Read More

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Day 174: New London

For the past few weeks I have been following the East Coast Greenway (ECG). Most of the route through Rhode Island is on excellent dedicated cycle paths with much shade. As I rolled into Connecticut I left the ECG at Sterling for New London. I used Strava's Cycle Heat Map … Read More

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Day 173: Providence

.... perhaps they're off to a turkey shoot! At some point, I know not where, I left that part of the USA known as Massachusetts. And, at some point, I know not when, I passed in to Rhode Island, which it is not! The first sign that I'd entered the State … Read More

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Day 172: Shame Crowell State Forest

After blueberry pancakes for breakfast; the first time that I've eaten them; fantastic; why hasn't someone introduced me too them sooner?, it was a leisurely 56 mile ride to the campground. To my horror, on arrival, I discovered that according to entrance sign the campground was FULL! But, nonetheless, I … Read More

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Day 171: Orleans

So I left gay Provincetown at approximately 10am for an easy ride to Orleans where I stayed with Richard, from last year's South Tier group, and his family. I had a most pleasant afternoon and evening, during which I was instructed in the dissection and consumption of freshly cooked lobster. … Read More

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Day 170: Provincetown

Well folks, there is less than a week left of this year's cycling odyssey: I shall arrive in New York next Wednesday, so only 6 more days of cycling. I am therefore keen that all of you well travelled folks will email me with your New York recommendations for sightseeing … Read More

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Day 169: Boston (Rest Day)

Much walking in Boston today and a visit to the Fine Art Museum ($25, extortionate if you ask me, especially as the museums are free in the UK, you just have to pay for the special/temporary exhibitions). The highlight was this series of photographs by Nicholas Nixon of 4 … Read More

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Day 168: Boston

Shocking! You'll no doubt be glad to hear that this morning I awoke feeling much better and eager to get back on the bike. So today I must have cycled on all possible types of road and bicycle trails imaginable, except for a Freeway/Interstate, there were: Quiet tree lined … Read More

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Day 167: Salisbury State Beach

Warning: this blog entry is not to be read by those of a particularly sensitive disposition that may be offended by the mention of bodily fluids! Well it can't be good every day can it? Yesterday was fantastic, today was anything but! I left York Harbor a little before 8am, … Read More

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Day 166: York Harbor

I returned to "the holy donut" and had: 1. Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Donut 1. Blueberry Donut 1. Lemon Glaze Donut 1. Cappuchino with 2 shots of espresso 1. Grapefruit San Pellegrino (the fizzy pop for adults!) A breakfast of champions! Then it was off to Kennebunk Port to … Read More

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Day 165: Portland

Last night I stayed with Derek and Lindsey, and a very pleasant evening it was too. Today I cycled to Portland where I'm staying with Sheila and her family whom I met outside a great breakfast joint in Camden. They kindly offered to host me and great hosts they have … Read More

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Day 164: Bath

Tonight, there is a full moon over Maine. … Read More

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Day 163: Belfast

Just like Scotland, after many days of overcast, foggy, damp weather, the sun finally makes an appearance. The ride from Bar Harbor to Belfast was a slight variation from the outward bound route. It was a fairly easy 54 mile ride, but the strong headwind made it feel more like … Read More

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Day 162: Bar Harbor (Resting)

Did I mention that Maine reminds me of Scotland? Well it is raining again, need I say more? But to compensate, Maine does have Desert Island Ice Cream, which sells The Dude: White Russian Ice Cream. Not only that, it tastes exactly how you'd expect it should. Fantastic. Best ice … Read More

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Day 161: Bar Harbor (Cycling)

Way back in the last century J. D Rockefeller Jr. directed and financed the construction of 57 miles of Carriage Roads, and 17 bridges, in what was to become Acadia National Park. These roads are closed to motor vehicles, which clearly is a good thing for cyclists, hikers and equestrian … Read More

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Day 160: Bar Harbor Campground

So having left San Diego, California, on the 24th March 2015, my most westerly point, I arrived in Bar Harbor, Maine, my most easterly point, some 154 days later on the 24th August 2015. The vital statistics are: 9,400 miles ridden 67.6 miles per riding day (average) 105, … Read More

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Day 159: Balsom Cove Campground

Whilst cycling through New England's Maine State today I was reminded of cycling in Old England and in particular Scotland: The lush green, the lakes, the hills and the inclement weather all contributed to this notion that there is much in common. Clearly there are also differences, for example, obviously … Read More

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Day 158: Camden Hills State Park

Well, fortunately for me, yesterday's weather forecast for today was incorrect, at least the rainy bit was. Instead it turned out to be a very pleasant day for cycle: overcast, so not too hot, low 70s°F (low 20s°C), with a light breeze that on another day may have … Read More

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