I turn my wheels at 7:30am and ride 35 miserable miles into
Pinedale. I stop at a phone in town and phone my wife, it's my birthday.
I'm going to rest today and see how things are in the morning. I finish
my call and grab a sandwich. I've left my new expensive Specialized
sunnies on top of the phone, when I go back they have gone, I curse my
stupidity. I find a motel at the far end of town and take a shower. I
head to the supermarket and optimistically stock up on food for a few
days, from here on stores are spread out more and you have to become a
little more self supported. In the store I bump into Brad who is riding
with Trish, they say that Kent is a little way behind. I'm pleased to
see Brad but realise that my reduced mileage over the last few days to
try and improve my body has pretty much moved me from 3rd to last place.
I spend the day lounging around getting very bored, looking at maps,
packing, unpacking and repacking and eventually sleep through the night.