5. Watch For Potholes
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.