"Hi Tom, prior to today, I only had done duathlons, 7 total. My first impressions with the TitanFlex were great. The race was in Tennessee, which is a lot hillier than I was expecting. First 8 miles was pure climbing, small descents, but not enough to get any momementum going, second half was more of gental rolling which is where I really got to see what the bike could do. Ending up avg first 8 miles about 17mph, last 7: 23.8mph. Looking foward to racing again, rest of my races are in Tx, Ar, and La, so areas where I can take advantage of flatter or rolling areas. Ended up placing 4th in age group, 55 overall (was a collegiate meet as well) and 27th with out counting the college guys. Thanks for everything."