I think you have to save it all for after to road, the climb is so long and the start is so steep that you could ruin yourself before it's even got going
Probably what I did. As soon as I'd hit the steep bit beyond the road I died. I kind of thought I might recover a little bit on the 'flat' bit immediately after the road but didn't at all.
You're the record holder anyway, or are you trying to put it out of reach?
Only a matter of time before your ego can't handle it anymore ;-)
Mate, it took all my will power not to head out the minute I got that email from Strava...
How has it only got a climb category of 3?!