The week, summed up by the chairman of the board

With this ride, these six closed their personal gap from Calais to Raleigh.

With this ride, these six closed their personal gap from Calais to Raleigh.

Bob Spiegelman says set this to the tune of “McNamara’s Band” (if, unlike me, you know it). We groaned at first — but it was a lovely end to our final group dinner.

 

Down East’s East Coast Greenway is the place we love to ride.

We bust our butts on up the hills and down the hills we glide.

We biked on trail, we biked on roads, we sometimes biked on sand.

Our week in Maine helped us see the Greenway’s great grand plan.

ecg maine molly

Our fearless leader Molly always kept her smile.

Andy did his best to keep us riding single file.

Alan and Walt supported us so we could ride carefree.

And Silvia’s blog kept track of things so we made history.

ecg maine ducks

Barb and Bev together were an inspirational pair.

Russo bought an extra tire so now he has a spare.

Ash explained the local scene as we were near his home.

And Bob spent his time taking notes so he could write this poem.

ecg maine bob tire

Helen enjoyed her tour, without her bike buddies.

Aaron and Emily spent the week with a dozen old fogies.

Kate signed up and took the challenge with bravery and class.

We welcomed her to her first tour-it will not be her last.

ecg maine calais riders

Tina drove from Florida excited by the challenge.

But when she hit adversity she found a work around.

Donna was as steady as anyone could be.

Now she’s looking forward to October in Raleigh.

ecg maine big indian

Chris showed everybody how to tear off lobster parts.

Don was chasing Pokemon while Clive missed playing darts.

The tour held close together, we had a lot of fun.

No other way to say it than “our group was number one.”

ecg maine riders

 

Down East’s East Coast Greenway is the place we love to ride.

We bust our butts on up the hills and down the hills we glide.

We biked on trail, we biked on roads, we sometimes biked on sand.

Our week in Maine helped us see the Greenway’s great grand plan.

ecg maine patch

I just want to thank everyone who supported the East Coast Greenway through this ride. (It’s not too late to show your support — click here for Silvia and here for Clive.) And thank you for reading about our adventures over the week.

 

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One Response to The week, summed up by the chairman of the board

  1. Buzz Shattan says:

    Great finish, Silvia — the writing as well as the riding! authors who also found their muse in Maine, including HW Longfellow, EB White, and Stephen King, seem to have left a void in describing a fine bike tour , and you have now filled it in Bunyanesque style.

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