We both slept great last night, despite some hooting and pecking nearby. When we got up, it was cold and cloudy, but the weather improved as the day went on. Our goal was to start riding early, but it didn’t happen until 10 am. We blame that on our lack of sleep a few nights ago, when we were up until midnight packing and cleaning, then woke to drive to Maine at 4:30 am the next morning after an anxious nights sleep.
We made our first mistake with the route today, and, as a result, rode an unnecessary five miles… mostly uphill, of course.
Shortly after noon, we left Maine and entered New Hampshire. For crossing the first state line our reward was donuts.