I am missing about 8 days of posts. I am trying to remember everything that happened during those rides, and get some kind of multi day post together. I kept trying to catch up, and continued to get behind. So I figured I’ll continue doing my current day and worry about catch up later. Thank for continuing to follow my posts!
Day 50: Jackson, WY to Idaho Falls, ID
Miles:88 Amazing scenery…but to long of a day.
Today we woke up at 4:30, got everything cleaned up nicely at the church, had breakfast, got into groups and began to ride towards the challenge of the day, The Grand Teton Pass. We were to climb around 2000ft in about 4 miles. There were two options, the highway or a bike path. We took the bike path, even though it was steeper to keep off of the road. We rode about 15 miles to the mountain, which served as a good warm up. I was riding with Dale, Sophie, Christine, Collette and Andrea. There was a water stop at the bottom of the mountain, I quickly got water and started my accent. We were allowed to break off from our groups for the climb. (YAY!) I have really grown to like climbing during this trip and to climb a mountain like this was amazing! The grade for the trail ranged from about 5% to 11%. I kept a steady pace the entire time, knocking it out in about 35 minutes. I pushed myself for this climb. I knew there was a gnarly downhill at the bottom so I would have plenty of time to recover. Once I reached the summit I rode back down the trail, about a mile or so, just to see if people needed some inspiration .
Once everyone made it to the top, we took some short videos for fcanerup.com and also for Jake, Chey’s pedal pal, who is going to Germany for cancer treatment. We spent about one and a half hours there waiting for everyone to get to the top.
We flew down the mountain, trying not to fly off the edge. At the bottom of the mountain lies the state line for Idaho. We got some pictures together and continued. There were two more steep climbs today, one of which I took my time riding alongside Andrea, and the other I pushed hard again.
We didn’t get in until around 630, and had to rush to get showers at 7 before a gym closed. We got showered up, had awesome tacos, worked on my bike and called it a night.