We rode on US 1 most of the day, but the route took us off that road to see some of the towns. One of the towns at the 50 mile mark was Camden which was on a harbor of the Atlantic, and many of us stopped at a harbor-side restaurant for lunch. Since we had an 88-mile day, we decided to take a break from the hills and have a nice lunch. Many of the group had lobster rolls, coleslaw, fries and beer! They even had a hot veggie sandwich for me.
The hills were a constant today, many that were "Iowa hills," where I could barrel down and get up the next hill without too much effort. Then there were the 18% grade, long hills. Kathie has a Garmen which calculates the percentage of climb, so we always knew. There were many that were 14 - 18% which were quite a challenge, but we did it, all 86 miles!
Tomorrow I will not be riding into Bar Harbor. I will be the Sag driver that day. After the 86 miles day, however, riding the last 46 miles in the Sag vehicle won't be a problem for me. I will be meeting the rest of the group at a hotel about a mile from the beach, and I will be riding in with everyone else to do the ceremonial tire dipping.