I was thinking about this ride when I got done, and thought about how things change. Last year I would have driven to the ski hill and rode. Today I needed 10 miles on my bike. I got it, but worked my butt off doing it. Check out the elevation graph of this ride. Overall though it was a great ride. I had to get off and walk my bike in the snow that was still at the bottom of the ski slope. I conquered the areas of the trail that were my nemesis last year, and only had one minor slip that sent me off the trail. It was great to be back on my favorite trail.