This race really is my home course. Grew up riding these roads and these hills. One thing I figured out fast, things are different on a real bike. I remember walking my $80 KMart Huffy up those hills, not riding them.
This is an awesome little race. It's set around Tamarack Lake. The first two laps have you climbing the hill to Petis Road, going along the upper rim, then heading down to the valley and riding the lower rim of the other side. Not bad, the hill is rather steep. Lap three has you up the hill to Petis, then instead of the lower lake road, you climb Freymouth hill. I really remember walking this hill. This hill is long and steep. The rider with me, politely asked "Where in the hell did they find this hill?" You get to the top and just get to cruise along the next road, so nice recovery time. Then, once again, you climb up the Petis hill, for one more lap on the lower rim. And just to really make sure that you can climb, the finish is half up the hill to Petis
Even though I spent the race with just one other rider, it was still a blast. My sister was an awesome cheerleader halfway up the ugly hill every lap.