Subject: RE: Lake Pflugerville Triathlon
The bike course is changing this year according to the RD (no riding on the frontage road of 130 due to cost). I'll ask the RD why the new maps have not been posted. However, in general, the roads are mostly chip seal with several small areas of newly paved road. There are numerous pot holes and splits that you need to keep an eye out for. Also, the course is slightly rolling with 2 areas that are false flats.
If the course does NOT change, here is the summary: The start of the course is directly out of transition and will go along Weiss Lane. This road is a mixture of pot holes, splits and new surface with one slow incline. The wind, most likely will be a tailwind. The first turn (Cele Rd) is another section of chip seal that starts as an incline and then rolls, this will be a slight cross to head wind. The 3rd turn is on Cameron Rd and will be on rough chip seal with 2 good rollers at the beginning, then it flattens out. Unfortunately, this is the longest section and is into a head wind. The next turn is on Pecan and it starts as a long false flat but you have a tail wind. The road gets rougher and more congested with traffic the closer you get to 130. If 130 is part of the course, you turn onto new road going downhill with a tailwind. It's not until the very end that the road goes to a false flat. The last turn is on Pfluger Lane and is slightly up an incline and into the wind as it heads back to transition.
If the course changes, I'll update the summary. Overall, the roads in the area are decent with little hills (mostly small rolling) but it is ALWAYS windy. Count on a good south wind on race day. I will be out there on Saturday around 7:30am to ride before helping with an open water swim clinic on the actual tri course. I have a green Ford F150 and black Cervelo P2SL.