It doesn't take any longer to go up 42, it might actually be a little quicker. It is a cooler ride in my opinion.
Watch out for the Lexington PD. They can be pricks during Mid-Ohio weekends, especially during the bike races. You can thank all the squids for that.
Unfortunately, my buddy from New Jersey picked this weekend to grace Columbus with his presence, so I won't be able to go. I'll be watching on SV though.
You guys have a fun and safe trip.
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