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    Newbie from coastal Maine

    Hello everyone. Just joined the club. Having recently moved to Maine from Pennsylvania I bought a new R1200RT here this spring and spent all of my free time this summer checking out as many nooks and crannies along the coastline that I could. What a combination...a beemer and the Maine coastline!!!

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    Glad you got a chance to bond with your new ride this summer. Maine has to a beautiful place to ride in the summer. Enjoy!
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    Welcome aboard! I am jealous, my Maine coast time is maxed at a week in August, if I'm really lucky add a couple days at Christmas
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    Okay, so define coastal Maine -- it's something like 4,000 miles long!
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    Great Head, Acadia NP

    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Okay, so define coastal Maine -- it's something like 4,000 miles long!
    And to Ted, I get there 6 or 8 times a year. This was Thursday morning, about an hour after sunrise, the light was fantastic!

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    Must be nice to be 3 hours away For me, from DC it is almost exactly 12 hours with stops at the Colony Diner for a 2am breakfast and then another great breakfast at the Miss Brunswick. Leave at 8pm, arrive at the ferry at 7:30 am just in time for the 8am ferry - longest 23 minutes of the trip!
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    I'm five hours from Acadia, being reasonable. 4.5 hours otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tommcgee View Post
    Okay, so define coastal Maine -- it's something like 4,000 miles long!
    It looks like you already have a pretty good understanding and appreciation for the coast of Maine. Glad you posted your picture...now I don't have to use poetry in a vain attempt to describe it...ha-ha.

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    Welcome...

    ralwhite.... You win! New RT & nearby the Maine coast. Priceless!

    Since others are revealing proximity; I'm only 1,077.7 miles from the
    north "outskirts" of Freeport. I've ridden every road along the coast
    with redlight's from there to Canada! But I've also turned down the path,
    not-less traveled there. So I know how lucky you are.
    And that character tommcgee does indeed have a pic or two;
    of the whole shoot'in match from Maine rock #1 to Meat Cove NS... all
    via the bike ride. Glad to have you aboard the club, ride well.

    Travel'in John 04R150R

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Must be nice to be 3 hours away For me, from DC it is almost exactly 12 hours with stops at the Colony Diner for a 2am breakfast and then another great breakfast at the Miss Brunswick. Leave at 8pm, arrive at the ferry at 7:30 am just in time for the 8am ferry - longest 23 minutes of the trip!
    The ferry from Bar Harbor/Portland to Yarmouth stopped running two years ago.
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    I know, it is too bad for you and others that need to make that trek up around Bangor - especially the Rt. 3 part.

    Fortunately the Lincolnville-Islesboro ferry is still running as strong as it has the last 40 or so years I've been riding it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    I know, it is too bad for you and others that need to make that trek up around Bangor - especially the Rt. 3 part.
    Rte 3 doesn't bother me, on the bike you can get around annoying traffic. Time of day/year also makes a diff.
    Salty Fog Rally 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!

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