This ride was originally scheduled for over 80 miles; however, beginning last year with the new President, bike tours were no longer allowed to ride through Teton National Park. As a result, the ride leaders transported us through the park and we were able to ride 53 miles with 3,300 feet of elevation gain.
I rode this ride up to and over the Continental Divide. On the way down, the winds really picked up and the rain started. While I was prepared for the rain, the wind was so strong that I felt like I was going to be blown over. Further, the rain storm turned into a lighting storm. When the lightning started, I had the van pick me up. I did not feel safe to ride in the lightning with the very strong winds, so I ended up with almost 44 miles with almost 3,200 feet of elevation gain.
Me being a weather weenie:
View from the start of the ride:
This must be a Wyoming thing, they make arches out of the antlers of dead elk.