Whenever we travel, I try to find a race to do but usually discover the event is the week before or the week after we're there. This year, however, the Cape Coral Sprint Triathlon was on a Saturday morning after our Friday arrival. I arose early as it was an hour drive plus I wasn't too sure of it's location. It was not a USA Triathlon sanctioned event so everything was more casual than usual.
I wore my new Central Florida Tri Club top which really stands out in a crowd; see the swim start pic. The organizers did a mass start so the swim (which took me 6:30) was a bit wild. The 12 mile bike course was 2 loops through local neighborhoods with lots of traffic control (and drafting); I averaged 21mph. Conditions were still pleasant for the 5K run which had a surprise twist at the end onto the beach. My run time of 26:54 resulted in a 1:06:54 finish time, good for 2nd place out of 6.