My first time on a multi-day ride: Looking forward to BikeMaine 2014

September 4, 2014 Blog, Uncategorized Comments Off on My first time on a multi-day ride: Looking forward to BikeMaine 2014

This is the first in a series of posts by Portland Press Herald content winner Mike McDermott.

Mikes-BikeMy Name is Mike McDermott, and I am very excited to have won the Portland Press Herald’s BikeMaine 2014 contest and to have this chance at what sounds like an incredible cycling experience. When I saw the announcement of the contest on twitter it seemed like such a long-shot, but it sounded so cool I just had to enter. It is hard to believe now that the ride is just a few days away.

A little about me: I’ve lived in Maine now for about 25 years, but I grew up in Hawaii, with a bout of grad school in Boston in between. People always ask “How does a guy from Hawaii end up in Maine?” The short answer is “I married a girl from Bath” so it probably isn’t surprising that I currently live in Bath, but lived in Portland for quite a few years before that. I’m a librarian – I work in the library at Bowdoin College where I focus mostly on electronic resources, digital projects, e-books, online database – all that fun stuff. Before Bowdoin I was a Reference Librarian at USM.

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