Overcast sky over the Atlantic for the start of what looked like a calm ocean swim. Getting past the first break, the waves got bigger and after diving through two, the next one smacked so hard it knocked my goggles loose. Then the chop picked up and about 100 yards out a jellyfish wrapped around my arm which made it more challenging. Never been stung before but pinpricks pain is a good description. Swim time was slow at 24:27 and everyone thought it was long.
My bike leg on the Moulton was great; 19.8 mph average in a flat rectangle course down Granada to John Anderson Dr. and over to A1A along the shoreline. The run was an out and back on the beach for 3.1 miles. I caught 2nd place on the run at the mid-point and poured it on to pull away. First place finish with a nice hat trophy! Sandy joined me too but our beach day ended when the storm pushed ashore as the last racers were finishing. Jellyfish sting subsided and just looked ugly. Great race and my first win in a while.
|Facing the Atlantic|
|Ready to go!|
|Moulton SST among the big wheels.|
|On the left, walking down to start.|
|Here we go!|
|Sandy & Jack|