I get emails from bike related events all over and sometimes I just gotta look the other way otherwise I'd be wearing my ass out every weekend somewhere. This one is one that I really like. It's called Benge's Revenge and it's a 75 mile road race in Norton Virginia. The first 65 miles are a piece of cake but it's the last 10, specifically the last 5 or so that really hurt. That's where the route turns ugly and heads up to Flag Rock on a road that has an average grade of 11% and some spots hit 20%. It's tough.
Last year I dnf'd this one due to a mechanical. I think I may have to give it another try.