It was 23 degrees when we got up this morning- ice on the bags and in our water bottles- and ice in the water bottles is a treat! We hit the road around 09:30 and it was up and down for the next 3-4 hours. We thought it was going to be pretty flat but … Continue reading Day 32: A VERY hilly ride to Atlantic City, WYe
We had a great breakfast then hit the post office to pick up our food shipment. Alas, it was not there- we are now batting .500 on food shipments… Fortunately there was an outdoor store in town and we got our freeze dried dinners and desserts there. Then off to the grocery store for lunch … Continue reading Day 31: A beautiful ride into the middle of nowhere
Since we only had 35 miles to go to get to Pinedale, we slept in until 07:00. It was about 40 degrees when we got up and the cafe mocha was hot and delicious! I did have to repeatedly chase a squirrel away that was trying to get into Johnny D’s food sack but he … Continue reading Day 30: Set a new average speed record heading into Pinedale, WY!
We knew it was going to be hot again and we had some long steep climbing to do today so after a tasty breakfast burrito and filling our water bottles we were on the road by around 08:30. The first 10 miles or so were on a paved road and we did increase our max … Continue reading Day 29: Another record breaking day!
After some new oatmeal for breakfast (thank you Pat!) we got ourselves together and hit the road a tad before 09:00- very early for us. We started climbing immediately and climbed steadily for the-next 20 miles. It was warm and we had a light tailwind for the entire ascent! We started out at about 6,800′ … Continue reading Day 28: A record breaking summit!
We had a very average pancake breakfast at the hotel, then had late cafe mochas and picked up coffees for the bike mechanics at Fitzgeralds Bike Shop. The guys at Fitzgeralds took such good care of our bikes and let us store them at the store and pick them up 1 1/2 hours before the … Continue reading Day 27: A beautiful ride along the Tetons!
Late last night as we were giving the bikes a light cleaning, Johnny D discovered El Rojo had another broken spoke (2 in the last 10 days) in the rear wheel and the wheel was no longer true. With the help of some other bike guys at the hotel, we pulled the wheel, cassette, tire, … Continue reading Days 26: Record day- Lima, MT to Jackson Hole, WY- 155 miles!