Capital Region Road Race. That’s right, road race. That means we’ll go uphill, and hills are my nemesis. On paper, this race shouldn’t suit a cyclist like me. There are a solid amount of hills and super punchy drawn out spots, with a gut busting finish that crests about 50 meters over a series of 4 pretty steep kickers, totaling about 1k long. However the other half of the course is gently rolling terrain and wide-open flatter roads. Theoretically, if I could somehow survive all the uphill madness, I had a shot. Three times, that is. The course is a 20+ mile loop, which meant I had to survive the hurt in the hills again and again and again.