So. There are a few elevation changes at Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3. Nothing like a 7.9% grade directly out of T1. And by all appearances, one falls into a crevasse every 5 to 10 miles from which one must extricate oneself without the aid of an internal combustion engine or a longhorn sheep.
This course is not billed as "flat and fast," and I won't be either. But I will be there and I will enjoy every minute.
A bad day on the bike is better than a good day at the office.