The bike leg:
First of all, I was blessed with the presence of the talented @scottflathousephoto who shot this epic photo. If you haven't already, go check out his feed, he's amazing! •••••
Coming out of the water I felt pretty good. I decided to throw on socks for this race which didn't take me long at all and I quickly made it to the mount line at the same time as @trimansam because even though he started at least 8 minutes after me in the swim, he still almost caught me! Although I look like a stone cold killer in this shot, I swear I had a "shit-eating grin" on my face for most of the 56 mile ride.😁😁😁 I kept thinking to myself that I was probably less aero with my mouth open, but I didn't care, I was having so much fun. It was a hilly course but nothing I couldn't handle. I stuck with @tailwindnutrition the whole way which worked pretty well for me even though I was burping a lot toward the end of the ride. 😳Finished the ride in 3:04:15 with an average of 18.2 mph and about 2,500 feet of elevation gain AND according to the race results, I ranked #1 in my AG on the bike! 🤗Super thrilled with this leg of the race.