Trip Log – Day 91 – Driggs, WY to Jackson, WY

Driggs to JacksonAugust 4, 2015 – Clouds and sun, 80 degrees

Miles Today: 34

Miles to Date: 5,106

States to Date: 20

A short day of intense riding. Eight miles along an easy bike path and then fortified myself with a huckleberry shake in Victor, ID.

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Eight miles at 6% grade plus three miles at 10% grade to climb Teton Pass. Met couples from LA, MS and CA at the Wyoming sign.  Am I going backwards? I’ve already been in Wyoming! No worry, Jackson Hole beckons.

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The descent is more hair-raising than the climb – brakes full throttle for four miles along the old road turned into bike path: too many switchbacks to count.

Arrived in Jackson by two. What am I doing here? A tourist mecca flooded with Asians and guys with big guts all wearing Jackson Hole T-shirts. Don’t they already know where they are? However, the antler arches in the main square are great and it’s cool how the mountains form the backdrop to absolutely everything.

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My warmshowers host is a long time Jackson summer resident and bit eccentric. Hooray!

Off to Yellowstone tomorrow – my first night of sleeping outside and no Internet. Goodbye civilization as I know it.

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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