Yeah I don't mind the road warm up it goes fast and is quite scenic. Plus coming from Golden driving all the way around to the Indian Creek campground adds a good amount of car time that I end up spending riding the dirt road instead.
That and from the camp ground it's a credit card ride. Climbing to the finish sucks.
I used to live in Naperville. I don't miss the place. I will say though that though the riding was limited (Palos Hills, Saw Wee Kee, Knock Knolls) the rider community was good and probably better than that on the Front Range. The FR community is very spread out and there are far too many uppity types.