Day 26 – Lebanon, NH to Center Ossipee, NH – 82 miles

A solid day today. The nice weather gave me something to smile about :)

After saying farewell to Scott, I headed off.

There were many hills today but they were mostly rolling hills.  The weather was beautiful for the entire day.

Early in the day, I began to notice many motorcycles on the roads.  When I reached the town of Meredith, I understood why.  It was bike week and it culminated today.  There were motorcycles everywhere.  Noise noise noise.  To top it off, road construction narrowed the roadway and gave me little room to breathe as swarms of motorcycles and trucks passed by.  At least I got to enjoy a view of Lake Winnipesaukee while in Meredith:

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Lake Winnipesaukee

The ride from Meredith to Center Ossipee was an alright one.  There were some hills with long grades, but nothing that gave me too much trouble.

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One of the many views of the mountains

I camped at a wonderful campground called Deer Cap Campground.  The girls in the office were quite surprised when I told them I biked from Minnesota.

I set up camp, took a shower, and concluded the evening with some wonderful ice cream at the ice cream shop next to the campground office.

An ideal day of bicycle touring :)