Gary Johnson Tackles Tour Divide

It's Beautiful and It's Brutal

SEELEY LAKE, MONT. - Thursday evening, June 15 Gary Johnson slowly walked across Highway 83 in Seeley Lake, carrying his wrapped up leftovers from dinner at the Filling Station and shivering. He looked his 64 years of age.

Johnson shuffled up to the window of the Ice Cream Place and ordered a large chocolate milk shake.

"I'm doing the Tour Divide Ride," he told the girl at the window. "I need all the sugar."

Typically Johnson doesn't eat sugar in his diet-he also hasn't had a drop of alcohol in 30 years-but this is a special occasion.

Johnson was 522 miles into the 2,745-mile Tour Divide Ride,...


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