|Tri-bikes on the Jetta after the race. Ryan's is the "Blue" one that he got only 2 weeks ago. Mine, the trusty Sommers Titanium, has over 17 years worth of miles (probably close to 50,000 miles.|
Total time: 5:34:26
1.2 mile swim: 30:54 12th of 121 204 of 1329
56 mile bike: 2:54:36 27th of 121 322 of 1329
13.1 mile run: 2:01.24 35th of 121 375 of 1329
· Air temperature at start: 48 Burrrr degrees. After loading our morning clothes into bags and buses we stood for an hour in our wetsuits and bare feet at the beach. I hate that they “close” transition in these races. Swim start 7:34
· Its cold, so Michael takes his time dressing in T1 for bike; smart to be warm on bike, long sleeves and hat; long T1 at over 5 minutes.
· Michael feels very good during whole bike over very hilly, very technical course dodging potholes, road washouts, bumpy intersections, medical crews, orange cones in center of road, and hairpin turns at 35mph. Saw 2 wrecks including stretchers and neck braces, many flats.