The bike course is a lollipop which you do twice, I'd say it was pretty flat, with some gentle rollers. Given the fact that I was only biking that day, I tried my best to push the pace as much as I could. There was one turn that was poorly marked for some of the race. Luckily there was someone there when I passed, but our other biker wasn't so fortunate and added an extra mile or two :/ I finished the bike in 49:54 (19.2mph), handed off the chip to our runner, and my day was done.
Well, sort of-- we backtracked from the finish and met our runner for the last half mile or so and finished strong as we got back to Camp Sargent :)
Final Thoughts: Our first tri was a success! Especially when everyone said they'd be up for another relay (although I haven't gotten them to commit), and one or two of the men said they could see themselves doing the whole thing :) I was pleased with my bike, especially given the craziness of this summer and inconsistency of my training up to this point. Races always have a way of rekindling my love for triathlon, and this was no exception, especially because I got to share it with friends.
Congrats guys, you all did awesome!! And thanks to Ed for being our photographer for the day!