What does transition mean?

The transition is the period of time between each sport segment/leg. The time between the swim and the bike is called T1, and the time between the bike and the run is called T2. The time you spend in transition is counted towards your overall time for the race. All races will have a transition zone, with row after row of bike racks. Each athlete will place his or her bike on a bike rack. You will place a towel right next to your bike, and all of the gear you will need during the race must fit on your towel. Examples of items you'll place on your towel will include: Running shoes, helmet (a MUST), cycling shoes if you use them, your race number (must be worn during the run), sunglasses, socks, any clothes you'd like to put on over your swimsuit, etc.

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1. What if someone is caught wearing another person's number?
2. What about bad weather?
3. What happens to my bike while I'm swimming and running?
4. What does transition mean?
5. What is a wave start?
6. May I use my own timing chip instead of the provided timing tag?
7. What do I do with my race bib number after the event?
8. What is it like to swim in open water?
9. Why do I have to race in the swim cap I was given?
10. I have a mountain bike. Is it OK to ride that?
11. Why is bike fit so important?
12. Is there an additional fee for parking?
13. What is a race number belt?
14. Why is hydration so important?
15. Why can't I have someone pick up my packet?
16. What about refunds or credits?
17. What do I get in my packet?
18. Will the race be capped?
19. How early should I arrive?
20. What should I bring with me?
21. Can I listen to a music device while I am biking or running in the race?
22. Where are the pre/post race restrooms located?
23. Where is the start & finish line?
24. Will food and drink be available after the race?
25. Where will the Post-Race Party be?
26. What do I need to get into the Post-Race Party?
27. Can I switch my shirt size?
28. Where should spectators go to watch?