Tarantula Tally: one - I didn't see him but JB did so I'm counting it.
Really windy - the kind of gusty wind that keeps reasonable riders off their bikes, but there was a larger than usual group this morning. Haven't seen so many riders at Junction for a long time.
Wind even blew JB onto the gravel shoulder at one point, he recovered just fine but that was partly luck.
It was also hard riding though and my legs were rubber by the time we got to Juniper. Then it was a slow, cautious descent.
WORD - the safety-consciousness and increased safety measures being considered by the Park Rangers include a renewed enforcement of speed limits. Blog reader SmoothJoey recounts his story here: SmoothJoey'sTumblr