This is my fifth year at the Trek Across Maine. In recognition of that I received a hat.
A few years ago I decided to do this for at least five years then figure out where I am and if I wanted to do it again. I’m still undecided.
Today is our first leg – Sunday River in Bethel to UMF in Farmington.
The weather today is supposed to be nice. As I lay in the hotel bed I can see clear skies and sun illuminating the morning. Tomorrow could be a little wet and I’m hoping “showers” avoids us for the most part.
I’m Trekker number 14 this year of approximately 2000 cyclists. The low number is the result of registering early, when it opens in May for the following year. Two years ago I had number 10 for the same reason.
There are so many great things about the Trek and one that’s my favorite is seeing all the people that I usually only see at this event. It really has become near and dear to my heart, as it has for many of the other rides. Each one of us has a story for riding. For me, it’s just fun and i’m happy to be able to be here another year.
As I write this, I wonder if I had already decided to be here again next year.