This is not an out and back. It's an UP and DOWN! Right out the gate you are in climb mode. No warmup what-so-ever. However when you've finally had enough and either reached the end of the trail or that moment when you don't care about climbing anymore, you can turn around and it's an Uber-grin run back down to the bottom.
I'm just a guy in Northern California that loves riding bikes. Most of my time is spent on a mountain bike. I also own a single speed for around town and commuting. Last but not least I own a cross bike. I couldn't bring myself to buy a road bike just so I could do long road rides that had more climbing than I could handle on the SS. That was my compromise. I'm originally from Pennsylvania and have that blunt east coast attitude. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way I wake up in the morning.