02/12/17 SS. Big ride aspirations fizzed a bit today once we got out on the ride. Head wind right away this morning. Up Maple Springs it wasn't bad til the last 2 miles. Main Divide was on and off. Started with 6 riders, 3 bailed at Motorway. The rest of us continued on. Fast and fun run down Eagle Rd. The drop at the bottom was pretty muddy and slippery. Fierce headwind going up Skyline, put the ax into the second planned loop. 30-40 mph winds up at Beeks'. Dropped down B* most of the way, then met up with my wife. Ended up climbing back up to the first cattle gate. Lower Canyon looks like Aliso Woods on a Saturday morning...way to many people. Great day on the mountain. Forever views everywhere. Great day on the bike.