Today was brilliant riding. I skipped the 6AM breakfast, slept in for an hour a.d had a sumptious breakfast in town. This put me miles behind everybody else but I managed to reel in four of the tail enders before reaching the 9560' summit of Togwotee pass 29 miles down the road. I like the days when all the hard wotk is do.e in the morning. It makes the afternoon headwind more bearable.
The last 10 miles of the day were in the Tetons National Park whi,h is breathtaki.gly beautiful. By this time I had caught up with Don Ellen and Kelly and we saw our first grizzly bear with its cubs chasi.g elk. Appare.tly it was bear number 311!
To.ight we had a special treat. Friends of Terry dating back to his days in the 1972 U.S Sapporo Olympic team came to camp and cooked us buffalo burger with all the trimmings. Thanks for organising that Terry.
Miles Today 64
P.S Thanks very much Ellen's Mum for your very kind and generous donation. It is really appreciated. I promise I will keep your daughter in peach rings until the e.d of the trip :)