I am riding in the Marquette Traffic Jam on Saturday. I will probably do the 50k route, not the 100k. I drove the roads today on my motorscooter and the long route has some busy, crappy roads.
Both routes are hilly. The ride starts at a ski hill with a long uphill, category 5. It looks like it goes for 5 or 6 miles. All the hills I have done have been short. Some are steep but they all have been no where close to 6 miles. And never right at the start of a ride.
I assume that I just ride slow and not worry? It was kind of intimidating parked at the ski hill and looking up the hills on all sides of me.
I hope I don't fall over.
Oh, and I am nervous about the downhill side coming back. My top speed to date is something like 35 mph. And that was on my fat tired hybrid.
Hold my hand!