I really enjoyed last month's discussion of gearing and possible race strategies before Patterson Pass RR http://www.ncncaracing.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=939 
I was hoping to get a similar discussion going for Mt. Tam. What gearing do you plan to use? Do you race this like a time trial? Or a road race? Do you use a power meter to pace your effort? Pace other riders you know? Start the climb slow? Hard?
Last year I went out with the lead 45+ group and blew spectacularly, limping across the finish in my slowest time yet. Unfortunately, I don't think I can offer any helpful tips to get this thread started :oops:
Maybe next year I can offer something constructive...