I've been mulling over this one. The scary part. They suggest that you bring a bike with no suspension because it may freeze and ruin the suspension. With that said I'd need to pick up a rigid fork for my SS - because the derailleur may freeze and fail. They also recommend bringing extra ductape to take exposed skin just in case to prevent frostbite. It's going to take some planning and serious thought to do this. I "may" entertain the idea of going up.
Ok I was seriously entertaining the idea of doing this race last night but then I started working the numbers and it's not gonna happen. Too much $$$ for a race that's really early in the season and really far away. If it was closer it would be a different story. I'll put it on my list of maybe's for next year. Enjoy if you do make it!