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2008-06-11 8:16 AM

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Hey there folks! The Lake Pflugerville Tri is getting close! I'm looking forward to seeing some old friends there, and maybe making some new BT friends - looks like we'll have a bit of a crowd there.  We should try to hook up some place at the race site and make some introductions...any suggestions?

Oh, and if anyone is planning on swimming/biking the course before the race, please let me know. My schedule is kinda wacky these days, but I'd love to get in some more OWS in particular before race day.  I'll be out on the bike course Saturday evening if anyone wants to join me.



2008-06-11 9:19 AM
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Looks like it's just us again  Actually, Kari(mkmbdolphinmom), my wife, is doing it this year as well. 
2008-06-11 9:42 AM
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I actually plan to be there, but a recent medical procedure has made my training non-existent for last week, this week, and most of next, so I don't expect to be as competitive as usual (however competitive that may be at any given race).

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2008-06-11 10:58 AM
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mkmbharris - 2008-06-11 9:19 AM Looks like it's just us again  Actually, Kari(mkmbdolphinmom), my wife, is doing it this year as well. 

Actually, I saw quite a few BT folks signed up on the race listings....like 15 people.  I'm looking forward to meeting your wife, by the way.  I hope the race is as fun as it was last year!  Maybe I'll see what I can do to order up those overcast skies, cool temps, and no winds again....

2008-06-11 11:06 AM
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I'd like the no winds part.  That has NOT been the case this year.  We rode last night out there and it was 25mph from the south.  The Lake had 1 foot WAVES on it.  Just crazy.
2008-06-11 3:34 PM
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This is going to be my first ever tri.  I am hoping to hold my own and not embarrass myself!  I too am hoping the winds settle down, made for some tough training lately. 


2008-06-11 3:58 PM
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I will be there as well.  Entered in the First Tri at Cap Tex so I have one under my belt.  I am looking forward to it and increasing my distance.  I am planning on doing the Sprint at Jack's Generic and then an Oly at the Austin Triathlon.
2008-06-11 4:22 PM
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Hello - somewhat new to the board. I'll be at Plugerville Tri next week as well. First time doing that one, if anyone has any tips on the race (esp bike course).
2008-06-11 5:21 PM
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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. 

2008-06-11 7:56 PM
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This will be my second tri. I did the OWS clinic with the RD a last month which was cool because we got to swim the swim course. I biked the (well, what used to be) bike course also a couple of weeks ago.

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2008-06-11 8:05 PM
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i'm in for this one as well. i'll be out there this saturday morning for a practice round... first race since IMAZ


2008-06-11 10:29 PM
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So excited about doing this one. Close to home, familiar territory, and it's on my birthday!!! The wind is a bit strong but managable. Mike did a great job as usual describing the conditions/course. I look forward to meeting other BTers as well.

 

2008-06-12 8:40 AM
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I'll be there. Unfortunately, my training hasn't been what I've wanted lately due to life demands, but it will be fun anyway. Mike's description of the bike course is very accurate. Do watch out for the huge cracks in the road. I was on those country roads a few weeks ago and flatted when I hit one. Hopefully the weather and wind will cooperate and be good to us that day. And I think we should all meet after and sing happy birthday to Kari!!!
2008-06-13 8:02 PM
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I'm with Kat on wanting to do some or all parts of the course before race day next weekend. Anyone have time this next week to go do any of it? Morning is much cooler than evening but I can do whatever anyone is able to do. I'm free after 9:30 am every day next week except. I will probably go out and ride by myself if no one else is available. Open water swim I won't do alone.
2008-06-14 4:20 PM
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mkmbdolphinmom - 2008-06-13 8:02 PM I'm with Kat on wanting to do some or all parts of the course before race day next weekend. Anyone have time this next week to go do any of it? Morning is much cooler than evening but I can do whatever anyone is able to do. I'm free after 9:30 am every day next week except. I will probably go out and ride by myself if no one else is available. Open water swim I won't do alone.

Kari, I'd be up for some practice this week.  My boy has swim lessons until 10:15 am, but I think I could find someone to watch the kiddos and come out after that - probably be there by 10:45-11:00.  If there is a particular day that works for you, post it here or PM me.  Any day this week would be fine with me!

2008-06-17 1:10 PM
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What is traffic like in that area for a mid-week practice bike ride in the morning?


2008-06-17 3:26 PM
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It's light except for during obvious rush hour and lunch times.
2008-06-17 4:44 PM
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Any updates on the course map?  I noticed that it still wasn't posted.  
2008-06-17 5:09 PM
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Woops!  My bad.  The course is the same as it was last year and the maps posted on the website are correct.  Be prepared to FLY down the frontage road on 130!
2008-06-18 2:26 PM
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Looks like they are finally posted at:

http://tx-pflugerville2.civicplus.com/index.asp?NID=623

There are also maps and other info at this site:

http://www.lakepflugervilletri.com/

Edit: on the page with maps on this site is a link to mapmyrun map; including elevation (if you click on elevation tab at bottom of map). 



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2008-06-24 2:07 PM
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So... how did everyone enjoy the race? I liked the venue and it's fairly close to home, so I think I'll do it again next year. Not much normally to choose from between Rookie and Couple's triathlons...



2008-06-25 11:23 AM
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I was actually pretty letdown by the overall race. Food afterwards was a joke...Popsicles and water. The RD did an alright job...I just thought that the other races I did were put on much much better. I did finish first in my AG 29 overall, (first time to place) so that was pretty cool. I have to say that I do not plan on attending next year unless its to defend my title
2008-06-26 12:05 PM
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I really liked this race - sure it doesn't have any extras 'cause it's a small local race, but I love the venue and love knowing so many folks out on the course.  And I think it's an ideal race for beginners or folks just wanting to see how fast they can go!
2008-06-26 1:13 PM
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It was my first race, but I really liked it.  I too was a little disappointed with the post race stuff, but that does not ruin the race itself for me.  Thought it was well organized and ran very smoothly.  The courses were all well laid out and made for some good times.  I will be doing this one any chance I get and would recommend it to others!
2008-06-26 4:08 PM
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If you feel strongly about it one way or the other, why not contact the race directors directly at:

Glenn Beck & Kerri Veuleman
Lake Pflugerville Tri Race Directors
[email protected]

Both of them are open to comments and suggestions. 

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