So this week I got an invitation from VaTech in the mail to talk about my research work - the same week the 2011 Mtns of Misery ride will be held. Would be a great excuse to add in a little cycling into a long trip. This is also about 3 weeks before the 2011 Whiteface race - so maybe I could consider it a good "toughen up" exercise, although they are completely different kinds of rides.
I know there are a few folks here who make this their yearly event. I have not ridden those roads since the early 70's when I went to school there. That last bit up to Mtn Lake is pretty tough as I recall.