This is a hilly course. I count about 11 climbs each way. Really no flat section other than the 1/4 mile start/finish. We're looking at 20+ strong efforts and then tucking and flying down the descents. Some guys were talking about needing a small chainring but I don't plan on using it. Too risky shifting under that pressure and I think I can power my way up. 6% looked like the steepest. With 30 seconds between riders I hope to be able to pick off some guys ahead of me and not be caught.