Okay, most of this report will appear on my blog (link here).
Suffice it to say, though, it's still a brutally hard day in the saddle: 125 miles; 16,000 feet of climbing in mostly steep, unforgiving forms; pavement good, bad, and non-existent; and a lot of supportive fellow riders and event volunteers.
I didn't take any pictures this year, as I was enjoying the ride too much to stop. Yup: I enjoyed the sufferfest, strange as that may seem. At any rate, read the recap for yourself.