That was sweet smittykitty. I'll have to look for Mimi's post and read that.
The WALL. If it makes you feel any better, I was not the only one walking up that "wall", and there were some pretty buff looking roadies keeping me company. The good news is - that hill is by far the worst one of the day, and not long after that there is the sweetest stretch of long, winding downhill into the Frasier River area you will ever see! That will be your reward! The 2nd day of RSVP is much, much easier.
"Don't go too fast, but I go pretty far"