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  • 33 miles
  • 04:00 time
  • 8.2 pace
  • 3326 calories
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    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
good Around the Carriage Roads, East Side of Acadia Park 32.83 mi 04:00 8.2mph pace

Great reward for a summer of watching what I eat and bike riding. The carriage roads in Acadia National Park are a lovely, amazing treasure. Getting a chance to ride them today was perfect. I rented a mountain bike (MTB) from a local shop, and generally took it pretty easy. The goal was to have fun, not to blaze a good pace (and it shows in my time. :)

My GPS conked out halfway through, it seems, so I don't have a full track log. The time is an estimate, as a result, and DOES include the numerous stops for photographs, water, and map checks. No idea what the actual riding time was. Not really sure I care, either. :)

Blog post coming with photos and more details. I really am glad I did this today. It's a hilly ride, lots of ups and downs, with long, but gentle grades. There are a few 9-10% grades in there, but they're usually short.

One other note: I was thankful for the MTB gearing today, but man does it feel slow after being on a road bike all summer. Also, MTBs are surprisingly noisy. It makes sense in hindsight that the knobby tires make noise on the asphalt, or that riding on gravel would be loud, but the difference was so stark it surprised me.