Well im pretty disappointed in myself. Had a good time, but my bike really got fucked up.
Guess Ill start with the swim. The swim was an utter cluster fuck from all the people full of shit. I put my time at 6:30 which I was pretty sure was on the slow side but did not want to be that guy, that slowed everyone else down. Well I got stuck behind the special Olympics people or something. I had two people passed before the first length of the pool (and yes it was only a 25 M pool) I was 326 in the water and by the time I was out of the water I was passing number 313. It was a mess, I had to stop several times to avoid people, finally I just said fuck it and started elbowing people and pushing them out of the way, when they would be trying to swim in the middle. Ended up with a swim time of 5:40, not bad for all the crap I dealt with, I think getting into the 4 min. area will not be a problem. Now on to the bike, this is where it got interesting.
The temp never came up like it was suppose to it was at 30 when I got out of the pool and ran out side. It was cold. Besides the cold ass head wind the first part was not to bad, had a decent average and was passing a few people and only got passed by one person. Thats when my luck ran out, started back to the transition area, when my chain just starts shifting all around, and slipping. Im trying everything to get it to stop with no luck, so now im having hell just keeping my bike rolling. My chain ended up falling off three times, If it wouldn't have been that I was only 1 mile away by the third time I think I would have just said fuck it. So by the time I get to the transition area im not to happy. Ended up with a 15.3 mph average.
fucking ridiculous. Oh and did I mention the wheel bent some more so the wheel was rubbing on the brake the last 7 miles.
Start the run just plain ass pissed off. So just took my sweet ass time, did not really push my self at all, and looking back on it I should have. oh well ended up with an embarrassing 30 min run time.
But I did get my goal of not coming in last, actually finished 190th out of 460, so I guess considering all my problems thats not to bad. When I registered the lady put me in age group instead of clyd. group. So I finished 17th in the my age. But would have been in third or fourth in clyd. can't remember.
In conclusion I will be signing up for the next one in the area, so I can redeem myself pride. I don't think I can have that bad of luck again. All In all it was a good time, would have been a great time if I wouldn't have had to deal with bike problems.