The race is up in the mountains - 3.5 hour trip. I plan to head up there this weekend to 'pre-race' the course, maybe even both Sat and Sun. It ends in what is normally the deciding climb, and my plan is to take that climb off the table. I can "do well" if it comes down to the last climb, but heck, there is only one jersey, right? So pre-riding the course is important to find the attack points, and to see how much opportunity for recovery there is on what is mostly a rolling course. I also need to know how hard I should push that final climb, and earlier tough sections. Most folks have raced the course, but I haven't. Last time I did this race, I raced Cat4, and we were on a different (flatter) course. Masters have always raced the course we are doing, but I missed the race the last couple of years, for various reasons, despite loving the event and the folks who run it. Pretty much the last race of the Arizona season, as I'm not planning on doing the TT series. My main focus is to be killing it when the crit's start next season.