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Mayo Lake Tri:

Did anyone do this last year or in the past? I drove up yesterday drove the bike course and really concerned with the gravel you need to go on for at least .25 mile in and out of the park. I love the look of the lake and swim and excited by the trail run, but the gravel on a tri bike scares me. What have you done, or give me your pros and cons.

I just moved to NC last fall, so don't know all the in's and out of racing down here just yet ;o) THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK!


2013-08-03 3:19 PM
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Originally posted by orreo5859

Mayo Lake Tri:

Did anyone do this last year or in the past? I drove up yesterday drove the bike course and really concerned with the gravel you need to go on for at least .25 mile in and out of the park. I love the look of the lake and swim and excited by the trail run, but the gravel on a tri bike scares me. What have you done, or give me your pros and cons.

I just moved to NC last fall, so don't know all the in's and out of racing down here just yet ;o) THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK!


I did this race a couple years ago and do not recall any gravel on the bike course. I don't think FS Series would do that to us athletes. Have you compared the race maps to the site you scoped out? Maybe you were in the wrong spot??? I do remember the bike course being quite a bit hilly, the second half harder, so be sure to save some energy for that. Run was very nice trail. Good luck~!
2013-08-05 9:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Mayo Lake Sprint Tri - Roxboro - Need feedback
Originally posted by orreo5859

Mayo Lake Tri:

Did anyone do this last year or in the past? I drove up yesterday drove the bike course and really concerned with the gravel you need to go on for at least .25 mile in and out of the park. I love the look of the lake and swim and excited by the trail run, but the gravel on a tri bike scares me. What have you done, or give me your pros and cons.

I just moved to NC last fall, so don't know all the in's and out of racing down here just yet ;o) THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK!


Check out past race reports. I did it in 2010, and it was fun. The bike course doesn't start down in the big gravel parking lot by the bike ramp; it starts near the amphitheater up from the lake. I had no issues with gravel at all. The road might've been a little bit rough due to chipseal-like paving, but it was no issue.

That said, I am advising a friend who is doing IMMT the following weekend NOT to use it as a last tuneup race; too many opportunities for injury on that trail run with an IM the next weekend!
2013-09-06 7:25 AM
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You are correct I scoped the wrong spot. )

I did the race and it was probably the toughest sprint tri I have ever done. I enjoyed it though, and will be back on the schedule for 2014!!!
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