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Eight Steps To Mastering The Life Time Chicago Triathlon

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Aug 24, 2011
Ride cautiously on the bike course. Photo: Competitive Image

5. Watch For Potholes

Ride cautiously on the bike course. Photo: Competitive Image

Lake Shore Drive is one of the most scenic bike courses of all the urban triathlons in the country, but the road itself is littered with potholes. Keep your eyes on the pavement, but don’t swerve to avoid a pothole without checking your blind spot. Thousands of racers share the two loop course, so there will be a ton of racers around you. It’s important to dodge the potholes, but more important to dodge your fellow triathletes. Looking far up the road to identify and avoid potholes is the best practice rather than waiting till the last meter.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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