Auburn looks like an awesome race and ine I want to try. Its on the plan for 2018.
This year I'm doing Donner half (for the first time) instead. I seem to recall that you said that was a good one too?
Other than that I'm looking at June lake tri, whichbis another amazing local low key race with awesome setting, food, vibe.
I do Auburn and Donner each year.
I love the Donner race, even though coming down the hill scares the hell out of me. The Donner half bike is brutal. And then 2 runs around the lake at altitude,
that is a stud race. I just do the Olympic distance there.
Yes, we still have a few local owned great races, as you stated. BUT, if folks do not sign up for them, well, they will be, IMO, no more in the future.
Sorry for the derail, but how do you feel the bike at June compares to Donner? I loved June, but it was a butt kicker.
If I only had more time, I'd probably do all 3, but driving over a 1000 miles and doing a half on a single weekend gets to me.