Ok, so we had rented these mountain bikes and gone on an awesome 12 mile ride the day before. We were still in the Tetons, we still had our mountain bike rentals... how could we not go on another ride?
Tabb, Angie, Paris, Gus, and I spent the day hiking out at Grand Targhee Resort. We rode the ski lift up to the top, took some scenic pictures, then descended down the mountainside like a pack of goats. Gus as our Sherpa, we continued the day's adventure by squeezing in a ride before sunset.
This ride was a lesson in bike transportation. Instead of a loop from our condo, this time we would do a point to point ride. We had 5 bikes, two cars with 2-bike racks, and 1 driver. Hmmm.... Mitch's truck to the rescue! Once Tabb and Robb got Mitch's truck, we were able to "tailgate" our bikes and drive up to Grand Targhee.
We did a short, easy ride on Greenhorn Trail. Then we got to coast down the road all the way back to our condo. It was practically an amusement park ride, with a nice breeze. Some of those miles I averaged 24 mph (a first for me!). Our excellent sherpa, Gus, stopped us at a scenic overlook where we snapped some Teton pictures. (Yes, we are all flexing our shoulders and butts in this photo, ha!) Once we got back, we touted our "9+ mile" ride... but of course, downhill miles don't count.