So I did the short ride (30 miles) to get some training in this year and my first elevation run. Nobody warned us of the 550ft climb in one mile, though. That was a tough one but most recovered after that.
Click on the image for the highlite of the tour. You had to remember to look back to see it
And... BTW... LAKE OSWEGO DRIVERS ARE THE RUDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!! NO RESPECT WHATSOEVER FOR CYCLISTS