Since we were 3 miles down ride for Naples we couldn’t find a place for breakfast until we rode to Bridgton which was 8 miles. We found a family owner café which had a great breakfast. I ordered 2 pancakes, 2 eggs and 3 pieces of bacon but the servers suggested I go with only one pancake. When the food came I understood why she suggested only one pancake. As you can see from the picture, I would not have been able to eat 2 pancakes.
About 35 miles into todays ride we crossed into New Hampshire, our second state of the ride. At the start of the state their rode was much better then Maine. Maine was doing some major construction right a the boarder.
After the border crossing we rode about 8 miles further to start the climb to Kancamagus Pass. The climb was 23 miles long and very steep. We would only able to go about 3 miles an hour. We stopped a couple of times to rest. When stopping we had to be careful because our forward momentum was so slow. Starting back up was also a challenge. When we reached the summit we only took a short break due to the temperature and wind which was making us very cold. The trip down the mountain was great. I don’t how fast I went down since I haven’t figured out my Garmin yet. All I know is it took a long time to get to these last 12 last miles of the day.
We spent the night at Mountain Ministry in Lincoln. They provided us with indoor sleeping, dinner, hot showers and laundry facilities. They were great and I enjoyed hearing their story on how their ministry is growing.
Glad you had a good place to stay. Sounds like a hard ride.