I decided to leave later, at around 7:45 local time. I left the hotel and immediately headed south on I-15. There was no traffic so it was starting to look like a good day.
I got off the highway and turned onto a secondary road that led under I-90 where I thought the Garmin was telling me to go. I got part way up the ramp when I discovered it was not the way to go so I made a quick u-turn only to see a Montana State Trooper across the street. I wasn't going to get stuck on the highway so I proceeded to drive out of the ramp. He must have been a good guy because he just drove off.
Then, before I got to the first check point I noticed that my gps was loose. I am not sure why but the flopping caused me to miss a turn. When I realized this, I had to stop to find the other mount, losing about ten minutes. From there it was nothing but a great ride, running on the west side of the Teton Mountains, then Teton Pass with steep grades both up and down.
In the last 25 miles, I found myself falling asleep, so I had to exercise on the scooter to stay awake.
We all had a nice dinner and beer at a local brew pub with most of the riders attending.
Edit: I had the best score this day.
Views along the way
Cows on a cow overpass
The Tetons in the view
Work and talk in the parking lot
Many riders at dinner