Ending Point: Brunswick, ME
Via: Danville and Durham
Vertical climbing: 1,600
Temperature High: 88
Temperature Low: 72
Lunch: turkey/cheese sandwich
Weather: sunny and humid, bad ozone
Cumulative Mileage: 4,231
Miles to Go: 0
Days completed: 87 (including 9 rest days)
Distance Completed: 100%
One last chance to pledge: http://pledgejohn.lungne.org
What an exciting day…finishing this long journey comforted with the knowledge the I have achieved my financial goals for the American Lung Association (that is, if all outstanding pledge promises are fulfilled). I have covered 2,231 miles in this expedition which brings me to a total of 22,113 miles over the 15 years I have been fund-raising for ALA. That total number of miles is the circumference of the Earth at the latitude of Cape Canaveral, FL! I’ll need to wait a week or so to come up with a final dollar total for fund-raising, but all indications are that I will exceed $250,000.
|Almost to the Finish Line|
|The Wheel-Dipping Ritual in the Atlantic Ocean|
We rendezvoused in the Little Dog Café in Brunswick at 1pm and left as a small group(4 people) to go to the boat ramp at Simpson’s Point Road in Brunswick. Dan N had to get his wheel rebuilt and John S. went with him to help. Andrew and Dan sought cooler surroundings at the Sea Dog Microbrewery and Restaurant. That left Joe, Dean, Dolores and I to roll down the gentle hill at the boat ramp and dip our front wheels in the Atlantic Ocean. It was such a hot day, we dipped ourselves as well.
For the sake of balancing getting this posted and getting unpacked and settled back in, I’ll leave the deeper reflections until another day. My plan is to come back and post a final entry in 2-3 days.
|The Team at the Finish (left to right: Me, Dean, Dolores and Joe, the leader|
There will be more specific thanks and acknowledgements forthcoming.