Saturday, April 16, 2011

Keep Waco Wacko

Another weekend another race, the 2nd of 5 races in 6 weekends. This time we are in Waco Texas for the 2nd stop on the Xterra USA series. The city of Waco has been amazing in bringing this race back for a second year and the community has really rallied behing the event, from awesome homestays to setting up a great set of trails and venue. I am trying to snag me one of these Tees before I leave from the local bike shop. After a short 3 day turn around after Las Vegas I hopped on a plane to the Lone Star State on Thursday morning and got in with just enough time to head out for a loop of the bike course. This is by far the most twisty, turny, technical course of the series which doesn't really suit me as much as the more proficient mountain bikers, but it certainly is a lot of fun. If you are ever in the area you really need to head out to Cameron Park and check out the trails.
Bike Course Map - Cameron Park Swim Start - Brazos River
Once off the bike the run heads directly out of transition and straight up Jacob's Ladder. The photos don't do this justice as it is a challenge just to merely walk up them, especially with heavy bike legs.

And just because we are in Texas the winners are going to take home these giant belt buckles!! Apparently they are about the size of hub caps :)

The weather looks to be fabulous, nice and sunny but not too hot and humid and unlike last weekend we will be swimming sans wetsuit :) Looking forward to a great race tomorrow!!

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