Just talked to Chris again from Lincoln. He is in a very very good mood. He put down some ribs and salad and ice cream. He seems to be eating better than me! Lucky boy! He's not freaking out about his GPS situation, which is good, because I kinda am. He is going to make it to Helena tomorrow and buy a new little bike computer to get him through until we can coordinate a GPS package. He points out that he is quite well-rested according to Great Divide standards, and so it should be fun to watch him actually 'push his limits' towards the end of the race. You'd think he was just out for a quick stroll around the neighborhood.
The purpose of this post was really just to pass on this funny train of thought:
Chris decided, while riding through bear country, that his choice of bike gear and clothing was perhaps not the wisest. When I got confused and asked why, he went into a well thought out scenario where, while riding, he decided that his white SLR saddle may make him appear to be a white tailed deer. He also decided that his red knee warmers would make the bear think he was an injured white tailed deer. Then he rationalized that he wasn't sure bears could even see color, or that they eat deer, but... so goes the train of thought of a great divide racer. So, he wanted all the readers out there to know that maybe a white saddle is not the best choice for a great divide attempt. Haha.