The course for the month of Jan is a 2.5 mile section of the Alp D' Huez.
2.5 miles doesn't sound like far, but when the average grade is 8% with a maximum of 12%, and that maximum occurs more than once, it is a sufferfest. The only flat portion is the first 0.4mi, the rest is all uphill.
It took me just under 19 minutes to complete the painful journey, I averaged just under 8 mph, and I averaged about 257 watts. That puts my power-to-weight ratio at 2.9 watts/kg.
The Tacx Virtual Trainer is pretty cool and if I had about 1600 bucks to drop on trainer I would definitely do it. www.tacxvr.com
Tomorrow, Tuesday (2/9), I will be doing the 8 mile Tour of Flanders TT. See how that goes.