A little more about today's ride.
This morning, after eating two granola bars, and having three "swigs" of Gatorade, I left Antigonish at 6am. 145 miles later, I arrived in Sackville, New Brunswick for a "potty stop", fuel stop, and a little sustenance.
There is a Tim Horton's, McDonalds, Wendy's, an Esso station, and a Irving station at the Main Street exit of Sackville.
I like fueling up in Sackville, because it "leap frogs" me into the US, where the price of gas is cheaper.
I had a cup of coffee, and two plain donuts.
After a 40 minute stay, I left Sackville at 9am. I arrived at the US / Canadian border, (The new, "commercial" Calais crossing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!), at 12 noon. I fueled up at the Irving Station that is located at the Jct of Rt 9 and Rt 1, having ridden 202 miles non-stop.
During the above fuel stop, I did not get off my motorcycle. I stayed straddled on it, and "jiggled" it, from left to right, to purge the air out of it. I was fueled up and rolling in less then 3 minutes.
From that fuel stop, it was 110 miles to my home on Mount Desert Island.
That is how I "roll". "Feed" the motorcycle during the day, and feed me at the end of the day. I can cover quite a bit of ground that way.
For dinner tonight?
Grilled and seasoned, pork tenderloin. Seasoned, sliced red potatoes. Sliced carrots, simmering in butter and a little brown sugar. Broccoli crowns, and sliced white button mushrooms, simmering in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Oh yeah, and a couple of glasses of, Pinot Noir, that I brought back from Nova Scotia.