I took my geezer of a bike out for a little spin last night. The new smooth road tires made it easier to maneuver but it didn't ride well at all. It felt like the chain was going to come off and the gears made funny noises. I refuse to buy a new bike before this race. I guess I had better haul that thing in for a tune up. **sigh**There goes a few more of my hard earned dollars. By the end of this triathlon, I am going to have to keep this as a hobby because of all the money that I am sinking into one stupid little race. This race may fall under the terms "seemed like a great idea at the time". The good news is that I didn't fly over my handle bars, wipe out, or get a flat tire.