This is a fun bit of information that just came in from tour leaders Bill and Cindy who were just leading the Coast of Maine tour. Apparently all 18 guests and the leaders enjoyed a ride up Cadillac Mountain (located in Acadia National Park) on our Discovery Bicycle Tours Coast of Maine tour.
At a wine and cheese gathering before dinner the follow calculations were made regarding the tour group’s success!
1. Estimated combined total number of pedal strokes to climb Cadillac = 110,880
2. Total combined age of riders = 1239 years
3. Total feet of altitude gained = 32,130. Taller than Mt. Everest (which is 29,029 ft)!
4. Total calories burned = 10,500
5. Estimated number of desserts to be eaten at dinner Thursday night = 19! (Who didn’t eat dessert?!?)
6. Number of amazing smiles at the summit = 20! (Including Cindy’s and Bill’s!)
Congratulations all! Nice ride!
And now some confirmed facts…Cadillac Mountain, at 1,530 feet, is the tallest mountain on Mount Desert Island and is the highest point along the North Atlantic seaboard. From October 7 through March 6 of each year it is the first place to view a sunrise in the United States.
One more thing we must mention…
Approximately 40 millions pounds (nearly 90 percent) of the nation’s lobster supply is caught off the coast of Maine, and Maine lobsters have won international fame for their flavor and contribution to the culinary world.
That’s all folks! Have a great weekend!