There’s a ride called Friends of Tam that is a sufferfest - you climb Tam the four ways possible. It nets you 16,000 feet of elevation gain. As part of our Rapha Rising week, we attempted it. 118° on the pavement cut us short to two ascents. 73 miles and 7600 ft. of elevation for me. Great day in the saddle with good peeps, but for now, we’ll just be Acquaintances of Tam.