Well, I won't say it was easy, but the Grim Reaper's putting no slab of granite over my head. Great experience. I can't say enough about the people who put this event on. They are amazing. Every rest-stop I came to I was met by enthusiastic, friendly people - "Can I rack your bike for your?" "Need any bottles filled?" "What would you like them filled with?" "Can I help you with anything else?" "Cold, wet paper towel? Right away! How about lens wipes?" Hats off to you all! The course has a bit of everything - most of all, hills . . . big hills.