I am training for the STP and planned a routed using my new Edge 705 around the Puyallup hill. The hill was not as bad as I expected, although it was not 90-100F this last Sunday. If that is the worst part of the ride then it should be a piece of cake. Of course my son [stoker on our tandem] wished the length of the ride was shorter and we had lunch before the hill. I guess living off James Street hill in Kent makes all hills lame.
Now I need to train to sit on a saddle for >14 hrs in one day. That seems like the tough part of this ride.