Last weekend was the best race I have been to so far. It was a lot of fun, even if we had a to climb a 23% grade 10 times.
I did a half ironman the Saturday before and I just had nothing left in my legs. Funny, I actually felt fine afer the half, but awful after the crit.
23% is darn steep in a race. Recreationally riding it would be fun, but racing up it is hard.