Well I finished, so I'm happy. There was a decent amount of walking involved. Especially after the first mile, where we had to ford the creek. It was almost crotch deep and flowing quickly. I ditched my shoes and shocks and walked across. After that my legs started cramping, despite the HEED. So I had to struggle with cramps the whole way. I even over-hydrated and had to go 3 times. The rock garden was pretty awful, lots of walking. Hopefully next month will be better, and hopefully I'll have a fancy pants Rohloff hub.
Right now Cincinnati is covered in about 6 inches of snow. I haven't touched my bike since Saturday. I'm going to have to make up for that indoors...soon.