Generally weather conditions are good, great road conditions, long fast descents on bike plus overall a fraction short. Roth is best overall race experience I have had. Riding up Solarberg in those crowds was/is awesome. I am no chance of Kona - this was my best ever race experience. Although bike course is fast - don't underestimate it. I think a few people do and hence a few of the blow ups Chuckie mentions. I raced on old run course so cannot comment on new run course.