It was a lot of fun to race in my new home town. Sleeping in your own bed before a race is how it should be for every race. Getting on my bike and riding a mile to the swim start makes life a lot easier. Suprisingly, I actually led the swim out. I think that was the first time in my career. It gave me a chance to start the bike in the lead. With Andrew Yoder chasing hard from behind, I knew I had to ride hard from the start. I managed to build a great lead on the bike, which enabled me to have a relaxed run and save my energy for the Muskoka 70.3 six days later.