Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes: Bianchi FG Lite, Cervelo R3
Our team was planning on it but guys started dropping out until there were only two of us left so we decided to bag it and do a long training ride early so everyone could get to their family commitments.
Good luck tomorrow. I did this race last year and it's a great course. The hill sneaks up on you the first time you approach it because the approach is a combination of rollers and false flats. If you're on the front or working too hard in this section you'll hit the hill with your heart rate too high and you'll be in trouble. (I speak from direct experience.) Also, when you see the steep part of the hill that turns to the right at the top, there is more, so have some gas left. After the hill, there's a technical fast downhill. The locals will bomb this because they know it well. Be ready to follow their lines.