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Old 06-27-2008, 07:07 AM   #46
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Hola!

Hola, Papa! Looks like a great start to the trip! Mmmm... that pizza sure did look good; much better than pizza here in Kansas! I'll keep a lookout for your postings so I can live vicariously through you during my "summer break". Ride safe!
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:54 PM   #47
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It Raineth in Maine...

Got up early from some 65 miles east of Boston. No Starbucks...no coffee...AH, no worries....



Rolled thru Mass/Boston..got lost because I set my GPS to shorter distance which led me through every Irish town that's there in Mass.
Rerouted myself into "faster distance", eh, hit Toll gates. Those who use Tolls on bikes know the routine.
1) get to the gate and make sure you're not in this puddle of oil trippings from cars..
2) stop bike and get into neutral(hope there's no hill)
3) open helmet so that he can read my lips (remember G.W. Bush) to say "Hi, good morning..nice day ain't it"
4) remove gloves
5) fumble in your pants pocket for $$$$ (don't drop it, Jesus!!)
6) thank him profussely for his patience

Now this takes about a min or more; and you can see cagers in the rear fume at this badass biker.

At one toll booth...I told the guy that it will take some time and I cannot hear and am deaf as I didn't understand what he said in regard to the cost of the toll. He replied, "I know." ..???? Guess he assumed I couldn't hear him as I was wearing my helmet which muffles ones ears? Then he gestured that he was a biker too and it would cost me 0.50 cents to pass through...eh, while that gate displayed $1.35. Wish we had more guys like him...


Stopped somewhere for another cuppa Java to wash down the previous one that got stuck in my esophagus





Had a nice cup and some cholesterol special morning sandwich there. Outside sits Brunhilde drooling like a dog at my morning chow. "Eh, Brunhilde, you're getting your shoes today and this'll cost me an arm and a leg...while this sandwich and coffe is only $4.78"






Die Motoraeder aller Strassen..



Like any human Doctors appointment; Brunhilde waits impatiently(yellow rear splash guard)




While Brunhilde is being fitted with new shoes. I browsed the store and oogled at this nice lady, he,he....ROSE



Gloria Steinem said it best.....



Hey, let's talk about tires.....Before and after...




Rear tire..........ready to climb mountains




The service manager(Tom Flansburg) who communicated with me via Blackberry. These guys at Max are super friendly and very accommodating. I highly recommend them. The other gent was from Brunswich, Canada and gave me countless tips riding Canada.



Freeport>>>>very touristy and crowded. Called it a day here....ugh!



Tourists Galore!







The MacDonaldization of Freeport.....



1700 th Century MacDonalds...?



My Tent for the NIGHT..







AMEN...................Church converted to Book Store





Until the Next Adventure.......

YOUR MAN ON THE ROAD

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Old 06-27-2008, 04:02 PM   #48
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This is soooo cool. Great pics and great writing! Thanks for taking the time to share your trip with all of us. I'm going to follow this thread!!!

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Old 06-27-2008, 04:05 PM   #49
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Great report so far, and you are getting closer to Canada. Fewer Starbucks here, but Tim Horton's will take care of you! I am going to send the link to some of my Deaf friends, they will follow your ride with interest, as will I.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:13 PM   #50
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Now that's just wrong



Ruining a perfectly good historic house.

Nice pictures, btw. I am particular to Roses.

Ride Safe.

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Old 06-27-2008, 04:29 PM   #51
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The coffee fix takes the prize! I'm really enjoying this ride...you're getting close to Canada!!
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:37 PM   #52
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Great Reporting

Thanks for the posts!! May good luck be with you ahead!!
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Old 06-27-2008, 05:21 PM   #53
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Rose....

Be glad Rose was not wearing her blue sweater....you would have been charmed into buying a new bike even if you didn't need it!
Safe travels. We will keep Carolina blue till you return.
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Old 06-28-2008, 02:32 PM   #54
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All Things Maine

All things Maine: fog, blueberries and "Lobsta". Am within a stones throw from Canada. Decided to call it a day as the line to Canada customs gate is long and it's COLD. On went the heated grips, liners..thick gloves and tomorrow its the heated vest...frigid Canada here I come, remember I am from hot NC.




A pile of the best Maine molluscas...





Disected from the batter it looks like this: lower part is the gut that has s**t, but its fried to dead..no salmonella there..??? Absolutely delicioso!



Washed down with Maine clam chowder and local brew of Hefeweizen



Bath, ME naval shipyard. This is where the missile cruisers are build. NOT to good a pic...






































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Old 06-28-2008, 02:38 PM   #55
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Hmm, this sorta looks like an old koot flipping someone off....

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Old 06-28-2008, 03:02 PM   #56
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Deserved a Lobsta after all these postings lately...







Got served by 4 waitresses as I was the only one there.....



















Canada bound.......



Taking a leak in the woods.....



Couple from BC heading to Lab



Another couple from Maine heading to Lab via Suzuki Vstrom and street tires. Taking 2 weeks max. The author and the lady rider..we forgot to take a pic of her hubby...ooops




Resting in Calais now for the evening. Too much wait traffic at the Canada border. See you Manana...

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Old 06-28-2008, 07:32 PM   #57
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great photos...especially those lobsters! Enjoyed your photos...guess you were too exhausted to write anymore tonight?!! Look forward to more photos and short commentaries from you. Rest well...here comes CANADA tomorrow!
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:44 PM   #58
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Excellent so far!
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:15 PM   #59
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I am following this RR with great interest. I and at least one other ADVrider will be in PEI and Nova Scotia in September so I am learning all I can from those who've gone before.

I am also reading this because of your perspective. I dated a professor of sign language who taught me a great deal about deaf culture--and I want to learn more.

I am curious about what challenges in particular you face as a deaf rider and how you deal with them.

Thank you very much for posting your journey.

I toast your Latte.
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Old 06-28-2008, 10:41 PM   #60
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I'm hooked

Really enjoy following along, with gas prices as they are this is really an inexpensive way to travel.
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