Where in the world is Chris?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

End of Day 4 part II

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.

Anyway...
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.

7 comments:

Jill said...

Yep. Kent's singlespeed record is going to fall this year.

Meredith said...

An injured white-tailed deer???

That's just about the funniest thing I've ever heard - especially knowing that this was his very well thought out theory... guess you have to think about something while you're out there :)

Becky said...

I can competley see where he might think he looks like a white tailed deer. I'm glad that he practice the "scare the bear" pose...because it might come in handy. :)

bill said...

so is it a good thing that he did not buy the leopard skin SLR on Craigs List that he had his eye on?

sirenbicycles said...

Good blog, just found it.
No antlers on the helmet.

Dave said...

Well, I did some checking, and it would seem that bears can see in color.

Not a legit worry in my mind, but damn funny anyway.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Just stumbled upon your blogs and I now have some adventures to follow and live my life thru! Very inspirational to say the least. I will be keeping up with the travels!