Why would someone who hates climbing sign up for an uphill TT?
Well, still not sure. Maybe it is for the love of suffering, maybe because there was nothing better to do and it was a uscf sanctioned race in our own backyard. Whatever the reason I drug my butt out the door at 7 ready to suffer, massivly suffer.
The climb was just a bit under 6 miles with an average of 6% which sounds placid enough until you ride it and it is a nice rolling 3ish percent grade for the first 4.5 miles and then the climbing starts. 1 and a quarter miles with a gain of 880ft or over 12%. Ouch. Total time of 26:19 almost 3 minutes down from the winner and 5th in the elite open.