@blowdart: Interesting.  I setup a 1 GB truecrypt AES file volume and skydrive synced it after dismounting.  It took a good while to complete as expected.  However, ever since the initial sync it only takes about 3 to 5 seconds once the dismount occurs.

So I pulled down a copy of what was on skydrive and mounted it.  It is the original upload.  That explains the quick 3-5 second syncs.  Now to figure out why it isn't being synced ...