Way better than last year!!
Last year, we couldn't get SAGged out; no one had room for our tandem, and I figured I'd become just another ghost on the route.
We were back this year on a new new new tandem (the Co-motion REDster); the weather was decent, and I'm sure we said "hi" to the OP, because we say "hi" to everyone.
The route is an Escheresque all-uphill, except for a couple bits where you fall straight down out of the sky across 5 cattleguards. Ok, I might be exagerating just a tiny bit, but you get the idea.
We're riding the SL Cent. on the 17th too, so if you're greeted by a ring of the bell from the giddy "Make Goodtime" team on the Co-motion Redster you'll know it's us.