We arrived at the hotel in Freeport Maine and were told our room would not be ready for another three hours. Wifey and I were fine with that and took the short walk to LL Bean's Outlet store. It took me all of three minutes to realize I wanted no part of that. I walked back to the hotel, unpacked my bike, got dressed in lobby men's room and was ready to go. The desk clerk was a bike rider and gave me a printout of the route to Brunswick that took me through the campus of Bowdoin (bow din) College.
The hills caught me off guard and it took a few good ones before I settled down and accepted this is the way it's going to be. Naturally I got off track in Brunswick. I did not get to loop around back to Freeport but instead was forced to back track using the rolling hills.
When I tired a couple of times I began to mash up the hills and that killed my legs forcing me to stop. After a brief rest and a drink I was able to continue up the hills without a problem.
Tomorrow, Saturday, will offer another opportunity to get some more miles in the state of Maine.
Downtown Brunswick, ME.
The smooth ride back to the hotel.