I liked the start too. It was my first rolling start. But I didn't appreciate you passing my like I was standing still on the bike! Side note, did you think the swim was slower than should have been? Thought I was going to come in around 27ish based off how I was passing people and ended up just under 29.
x2 on the swim. I did Madison 70.3 as well, I think it will be widely accepted by most next year.
I was also expecting a bit faster swim for the same reasons. However, was surprised a bit. I think part of it was with the rolling waves, it was hard to really catch and pull some solid water. Per my Garmin I swim pretty straight and was almost on each buoy, but on the back end of the swim I could barely see the buoys over the water. Maybe that was part of the cause? My Garmin measured 2183 yards for the swim, so spot on.
The bike was wide open for the most part toward the front end of the race. Only saw one draft pack of about 5-7 that seemed very content just staying together when they had plenty of space to break up. Was unfortunate to see, especially given that the female was most likely leading her AG or very close to at that point in the race.
Ben | Chop wood. Carry water.