Its a very nice event and route (century route, that is). The main climbs are 215, Richland Balsam, and Waterrock (all of which you have done before I believe). The Blue Ridge Brutal out of West Jefferson is on the same day which will likely compromise the attendance numbers somewhat, but I suspect they will have about 400 riders (I think there were approx 400 last year). The difficulty is comparable to Cherohala (similar milage and total elevation gain...I had 10K' last year). Its a long day in the saddle but the scenery is great. Organization & execution are first rate. I started getting a few leg cramps last year on the final climb up Waterrock but slowing down resolved the issue (unlike the Mtn of Misery event where I just could not shake the cramps on the final climb).
Last edited by NealH; 06-17-12 at 06:23 PM.