Here a great video about the bikes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdU9seGqCA8
I made the mistake of doing chores and painting on Saturday but had no choice as the painter was here to finish up from a plumbing project. I went to bed at 9:00 to get up at 4:00 AM but was tired from the day's efforts.
The race was an Olympic-distance tri and I had a great 1.5K swim (due to my additional training at Lucky's Lake I think). In transition, I racked the Moulton back in a corner so no one would make a fuss. Starting out on the bike, I found I was quite fast right away. The course is flat and fast so you stay aero and in 2 gears the whole 40K. I averaged 19.1 mph, reaching a maximum of 22.1 at one point. I matched the fit of the Moulton to my Litespeed tri bike so there was little discomfort during the ride. I may put larger cranks on as the Moulton has 170mm and most of my other bikes are 175mm. The crank length issue makes a great debate and I noticed that the inside of my right knee didn't hurt at all, something it usually does near the end of a race. The 10K run was fine, shaded in the woods, with a few stretches of hot sunshine. I finished in first place in my age group with a time of 2:38:28 which is my normal time on this course. I ran half the distance with a woman named Heather who was doing her first Olympic-distance; nice to know I can pace a 31 year old.
|The AM SPEED ready in transition|