As I’m recently unemployed (yet again), I’ve had plenty of time to putz around on my bike to keep myself busy and in shape. And I can certainly think of worse ways to spend my time. The small roads of rural Maine provide for some fine scenery, even without leaves on the trees and with plenty of mud and swamp on the roadside.
The dozens of small farms and hayfields open up expansive views into the rolling countryside, so even without tall mountains I can find some fine views. There’s little enough traffic on the roads, too. I’ve never been a big biker, but with nice, peaceful routes like this I can see why people get into this activity.
The rains in the last few days are evident from the flooding creeks and ponds on the side of the roads, so I think I’ll be sticking to the pavement for at least a few more days. Soon, though, it’ll be time to get back onto the hiking trails.