Quick question about the Patterson Pass race course this weekend in Tracy, CA. Does anyone around here have any experience with the course?
Velo promo describes the course as such:
Reason I ask is I want to know whether it's time to break down and buy climbing gears. My lowest gear is a 39-11. I haven't had a problem yet with the gearing, even on climbs on 10% or so. But, things might get exhausting on a certain courses in a race situation, grinding away in my 23.A 23 mile loop with a lot of up and downhill (mountainous) in the first half, rolling in the second half. Two very fast descents.
So, just how mountainous is mountainous?