As you can tell from my T1 time, I had a little trouble in Transition 1. I could not get the wetsuit off over my calves. I had practiced before the race and I knew this was going to be an issue. I am so glad that I had rented and didn't buy this suit because it was so frustrating. I lost at least 3 minutes and a lot of energy trying to pull it off. This is something I need to get figured out before my next race.
The bike was chilly and hilly, but thankfully uneventful. I noticed that older men with super cool bikes were passing me, and I was passing younger women with heavy bikes. Having a lightweight tri or road bike is such an advantage. Given the hills and the wind, I was happy with my speed of 15.75 m.p.h. I need to practice getting on and off my bike... that was a little embarrassing but I didn't wipe out or interfere with anyone else. Here's a bike picture: