|Setting Out on Another Leg Back to Wayne|
We had another fine ride from Gardiner on July 15. although due to temperatures well up in the 90s we decided to cut the ride short a bit. It was a great ride with very little traffic - maybe it was too hot for the air-conditioned bohemoths? Our thanks to Geology Joe for another great improvised ride. Word is that the BCM Lobster Ride last Saturday was such a success, they had to close registration before the ride even started! And the gorgeous weather looks like it will continue this weekend, when we will meet again in Wayne for the Wayne Refrain around Androscoggin Lake, with a possible post-ride stop at Tubby's Ice Cream. Don't refrain from showing up!
"The Wayne Refrain - Androscoggin Lake Loop" - a loop of Androscoggin Lake, with a couple detours for special Wayne sights.
START: 8:30 AM, at the Wayne Elementary School, Pond Rd (turn north from Rt. 133, just west of Wayne village; go 1/4-mile, park in lot at north end of bldg.)
DISTANCE: 26 miles
TERRAIN: Moderately hilly
HIGHLIGHTS: beginning loop goes by the Wayne Ring cemetery (Pond Rd) and the Wayne Desert (Berry Rd). Great views eastward in Leeds (Rt. 106). A detour near the end climbs Morrison Heights for a beautiful view westward over Lake Androscoggin. Food and ice cream at Tubby's at the finish, and if before noon, grocery shopping at the adjacent Wayne Farmers' Market.
LEADER: Ray Giglio.