Year 4 of the Lemhi Valley Century

Podunk Meets Paradise

Saturday’s Lemhi Valley Century Ride served as a good reminder for a lot of things.

1.  If given two options: a) ride 100 miles on Highway 28 with 35 of those miles being a long grind up a 7200 foot summit, or b) ride 65 miles on the supposedly downhill stretch and pretend you know that roughly calculates to 100 kilometers (Canadian for “mile”) — always choose option B.

2.  Riding a bike 65 American miles on a highway is hard. We should conserve fossil fuels.

3.  Bike rides with a BBQ and a keg of Bertram’s beer at the end are better than those without.
4.  You can so get a flat tire riding on the highway, and your sidekick Lucy is so smart for bringing a spare tube and her fancy new bike tools even though there was no cactus in sight.

5.  June and Whit McKinney should…

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