So we, The Three Stooges, The Three Amigos, or The Three Little Pigs, take your pick, I think all three of them fit to some degree , left the shack on GMR, and headed up to the village at Mt. Baldy. Once we got there we needed to find the public restroom, and as we're walking back to our bikes this Lady The shoes.jpg proceeded to give us a heads up on what to expect. The bottom line is that the last 1/4 mile of any "Ski Lift or Tramway" will be BRUTAL, 15%+ grade, and you will have a parking lot at the end of the road, and there will be an end of the road. As she was explaining this to us she looked down at my shoes and said, "You're not going to wear those "TENNIS SHOES" to the lifts are you?!" Yes, I did wear those "Tennis Shoes" all the way to the lifts attached to my feet in my "cages" pedaling my bike I really wasn't surprised because those "Tennis Shoes" have over 2,000 miles on them in the last 5 months. The ride was Awesome and Brutal . Don't let the "little things" stand in your way or hold you back from accomplishing your goals Now on to the Palm Springs Tramway next Saturday!