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Yes, I ran the rooty climb. People were stopped at the top.
Lesson learned - Even though it is cold as hell outside you don't have to put on every cycling related piece of gear you own. Well, the one extra piece was not actual cycling gear, but none other than running tights. Huge mistake, not because they were running tights, but because when you slide your leg warmers over top of the tights the leg warmers like to slowly work themselves down over the miles. This didn't happen with both legs at the same time, they somehow took turns sliding down. At least 3 times in Umstead I slowed down to a crawl to pull them back up. Only happened once in Crabtree, but it was flopping around by knee, so I had to come to a complete stop for this, it sucked. So, next time I will have to not be a big wuss and HTFU and go with just the leg warmers or just hope it is warmer.
This race will be on my list every year they run it. It makes you hurt in a good way.