|A bit fuzzy but it gets the point across|
The thirty mile race is broken down into two super technical laps, which begin after an initial two mile ride up a well-maintained fire road. My technical skills have improved exponentially since last year, but I remain one of the more technically challenged riders on the course.
Any experienced triathlete will attest to the fact that the clock speeds up any time you stop during a race. I've had transitions that I swore were less than a minute, but when I go back and look at the chip time I realize that I spent three to five minutes trying to get my shoes on. With this in mind I didn't stop pedaling for the entire race and I'm positive that it bought me at least five minutes.