Now that the weather is finally "springlike" we are getting out on our bikes more frequently...Joel moreso than Holly. He has ridden to work in Camden and back (40 miles roundtrip) a couple of times and taken a few hilly afternoon cycles. Holly has ridden around Lake Delta and is hoping to do so again this afternoon! Today's posting is going to be devoted to a listing of all the cities and towns we will be riding through this summer/fall and the dates that we hope to be there. Many of our friends along the route have already offered to take us in for a night or so and we are THRILLED to be able to catch up with them! We are still trying to get in touch with others to see if they will be around when we pass through. Another way we hope to connect with friends and family is by inviting them to join us on the ride whenever they can. So, take a look at the following schedule and see where you may be able to catch up with us:)
Sunday, August 1st leave Calais, ME and arrive Machias, ME (50.3 miles)
Monday, August 2nd leave Machais, ME and arrive Ellsworth, ME (77.7 miles)
Tuesday, August 3rd leave Ellsworth, ME and arrive Bangor, ME (29 miles)
Wednesday, August 4th leave Bangor, ME and arrive Waterville, ME (63.5 miles)
Thursday, August 5th leave Waterville, ME and arrive Lewiston, ME (52.2 miles)
Friday, August 6th leave Lewiston, ME and arrive Portland, ME (57.1 miles)
Saturday, August 7th rest day in Portland with Julie and Rob Reusch and kids!!
Sunday, August 8th leave Portland and arrive Wells, ME (41.6 miles)
Moday, August 9th leave Wells, ME and arrive Portsmouth, NH (27.1 miles)
Tuesday, August 10th leave Portsmouth, NH and arrive Newburyport, MA (28.5miles)
overnight in Manchester with Julie and Mark Janowicz and kids!
Wednesday, August 11th leave Newburyport, MA and arrive Boston, MA (52 miles)
Thursday, August 12th leave Boston, MA and arrive Worcester, MA (52.3 miles)
Friday, August 13th leave Worcester, MA and arrive Providence, RI (53.9 miles)
Saturday, August 14th rest day in Providence with Rachael and Doug Dean!!
Sunday, August 15th leave Providence, RI and arrive Putnam, CT (51.5 miles)
Monday, August 16th leave Putnam, CT and arrive Willimantic, CT (25.2 miles)
Tuesday, August 17th leave Willimantic, CT and arrive Hartford, CT (33.5 miles)
overnight with Dan and Lesley Mara and kids!!!!
Wednesday, August 18th leave Hartford, CT and arrive New Haven, CT (69.2 miles)
Thursday, August 19th leave New Haven, CT and arrive Port Chester, NY (61.8 miles)
Friday, August 20th leave Port Chester, NY and arrive NYC (40.9 miles)
Saturday, August 21st rest day in NYC
Sunday, August 22nd leave NYC and arrive New Brunswick, NJ (40.9 miles)
Monday, August 23rd leave New Brunswick, NJ and arrive Trenton, NJ (36.9 miles)
Tuesday, August 24th leave Trenton, NJ and arrive Philadelphia, PA (32.1 miles)
Wednesday, August 25th rest day in Philly!
Thursday, August 26th leave Philadelphia, PA and arrive Elkton, MD (65.5 miles)
Friday, August 27th leave Elkton, MD and arrive Havre De Grace, MD (19.5 miles)
Saturday, August 28th leave Havre De Grace, MD and arrive Monkton, MD (37.8 miles)
Sunday, August 29th leave Monkton, MD and arrive Annapolis, MD (56.9 miles)
overnight with cousin Jill and Dino and Lexie Delviscio!!
Monday, August 30th rest day in Annapolis!
Tuesday, August 31st leave Annapolis, MD and arrive Bowie, MD (27.6 miles)
Wednesday, September 1st leave Bowie, MD and arrive Washington DC (27.6 miles)
overnight with Scott Brinitzer!!
Thursday, September 2nd leave Washington,DC and arrive Fredricksburgh, VA(67.5 miles)
Friday, September 3rd leave Fredricksburgh, VA and arrive Richmond, VA (72 miles)
Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th rest days with the Brickeys in Williamsburgh!!
Monday, September 6th leave Richmond, VA and arrive McKenney, Va (58 miles)
Tuesday, September 7th leave McKenney,Va and go 1/2 way to Henderson,NC (42.4 miles)
Wednesday, September 8th arrive Henderson, NC (42.4 miles)
Thursday, September 9th leave Henderson, NC and arrive Durham, NC (58.8 miles)
Friday, September 10th rest day in Durham with Julie and Reinhart!!
Saturday, September 11th leave Durham, NC and arrive Erwin, NC (64.9 miles)
Sunday, September 12th leave Erwin, NC and arrive Elizabethtown, NC (62.3 miles)
Monday, September 13th leave Elizabethtown, NC and arrive Wilmington, NC (55.6 miles)
Tuesday, September 14th rest day in Wilmington with Mary McLean Evans!!
Wednesday, September 15th leave Wilmington, NC and go 1/2 to Myrtle Beach, SC
Thursday, September 16th arrive Myrtle Beach, SC (38.8 miles)
Friday, September 17th leave Myrtle Beach, SC and arrive Georgetown, SC (60 miles)
Saturday, September 18th leave Georgetown, SC and go 1/2 way to Charleston, SC
Sunday, September 19th arrive Charleston, SC (44.8 miles)
Monday, September 20th rest day in Charleston!!
Tuesday, September 21st leave Charleston, SC and arrive Ridgeland, SC (82 miles)
Wednesday, September 22nd leave Ridgeland, SC and go 1/2 to Savannah, GA (35 miles)
Thursday, September 23rd arrive Savannah, GA (35 miles)
Friday, September 24th rest day in Savannah!!
Saturday, September 25th leave Savannah, GA and arrive Darien, GA (77.2 miles)
Sunday, September 26th leave Darien, GA and arrive FL/GA border (52.9 miles)
Monday, September 27th leave FL/GA border and arrive St. Augustine, FL (78.5 miles)
Tuesday, September 28th leave St. Augustine, FL and go 1/2 way to New Smyrna Beach, FL (35.9 miles)
Wednesday, September 29th arrive New Smyrna Beach, FL (35.9 miles)
Thursday, September 30th rest day in New Smyrna with Liz Allport!!
Friday, October 1st leave New Smyrna Beach, FL and arrive Melbourne, FL (73.3 miles)
overnight with Cathy and Steve Olney!!
Saturday, October 2nd leave Melbourne, FL and arrive Ft. Pierce, FL (49.1 miles)
Sunday, October 3rd leave Ft. Pierce, FL and arrive West Palm Beach, FL (64.3 miles)
Monday, October 4th rest day in West Palm with the Kennedy Family!!
Tuesday, October 5th leave West Palm Beach, FL and arrive Miami, FL (71.4 miles)
Wednesday, October 6th leave Miami, FL and go 1/2 way to Key Largo, FL (37.5 miles)
Thursday, October 7th arrive Key Largo, FL (37.5 miles)
Friday, October 8th leave Key Largo, FL and arrive Marathon, FL (51 miles)
Saturday, October 9th leave Marathon, FL and arrive Key West, FL (47.5 miles)
Staying in Key West at the Parrot Key Resort until Saturday, October 16th!!!!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
What a beautiful day this turned out to be! We awoke before the dawn so that we could ride our bikes to the Erie Canal Village for the "Son Rise" Easter service. Paige was kind enough to get up early to snap our picture for the blog! We arrived at the outdoor gathering just in time for songs and prayer. The sun actually rose mid way through, which was beautiful. Our plan was to continue on the Erie Canal Trail to New London then head towards Sylvan Beach for a hearty breakfast which we found at Mary's Diner in Vienna...again, food!! We took a different route home and ended up with a 40 mile day. So far training has been fun:) We saw all sorts of wildlife today such as HUGE turkeys, ducks, a beaver, a chihuahua named "Taco" who chased us, and the skeleton (ribcage and skull) of either a large dog or a deer which was kind of creepy!
Easter dinner (delicious!)was at Mom and Dad's with Chris and Susan, the twins, CJ, and Paige of course. Joel Rhein is on a plane from Vietnam to Brazil today to begin part three of his spring term abroad. We missed him but SKYPED with him early this morning before we left! The day ended with a gathering up at the Big House with the Amidon/Lauri side of the family. More great food and fun!
Thursday, April 1, 2010
It is April 1st...only four months to go before our BIG ride! We have been training all winter at Planet Fitness on the stationary bike, the treadmill, the elliptical, and with the weights. In addition, we have gone cross country skiing, taken "the boys" for long walks and finally last week actually got out on our bikes for our first real ride of this year:) We did a 20 miler out in Saratoga. It was a bit chilly but tons of fun. The best part was lunch at Maestro's on Broadway. Who says it's all about the bike? It's most definitely about the food! Keep checking in on us during the spring and summer months as we will keep you posted on our route and dates and of course the big bash in Key West in October!