The June Bar Harbor trip has come and gone – Two outstanding days, one on the cross bike and one on the road. There are great trips, and there are great trips.
This was a great trip…
Day one was cross bikes on carriage roads – What a gift the park and those roads were. Every time we ride them we enjoy it more.
The weather could have been warmer – some in and out sunshine at times, but mostly cloudy would be how most would describe it.
We entered the park at duck brook road, hung a left and down to Eagle Lake.
One of the great things about this trip – Though we are older, the ride was never easier. This was where we spent our honeymoon 26 years ago – and we did most of the same rides then – but the us of then would never have kept pace with the us of today.
The weather held off for most of the day – while chilly, nothing like a long climb to warm up the old bones – The descent however was a bit chilly – with some showers to really help cool things down.
We rolled all the way down, back into town and hit up a view of the sunset from the bar from which the town gets it’s name.
That right there was enough to make the trip worth while – BUT WAIT – THERE IS MORE!
Saturday held more sun – thought still cool though. Time for road bikes.
And there it was, the reason we keep coming back to do this trip. Dripping with beauty at every turn.
If I were going to shoot pictures for a bike catalogue, this is where I would do it.
We did a lap around the park, then a lap up to the top of Cadillac – the classic climb in the park. It was easier than it was 26 years ago.
The clouds were thicker which was perhaps a good thing, as it was cool for the climbing.
We bombed down – Sally was fearless on the descent – we got to the bottom then went right back around for another lap.
The profile (elevation) is something to see …
Just does not get better than that..