I did two laps up Lookout yesterday, first lap (from rock gate at bottom to Buffalo Bill wooden park sign at the top) was 27:49. Second lap up was 28:01. This beat my best time up the mountain (before was 29:55). So I am quite happy with the progress I have made. I think losing the 10 pounds from last summer helped (156 to 146). I was even able to ride the whole thing up in the 53x23 & 53x21 gear ratio save for the flats in which I shifted up to increase the speed on the flats (especially near the top).
I am wondering however what the typical time is for a CAT 5 and CAT 4 quality racer up that mountain. Anyone know so I can start to get an idea as to where my fitness level stands?