Since this year, I have decided to change from being a runner to an (aspiring) duathlete. I've picked up cycling, even though I'm not quite as fast as Matias, Ryan McGrath or LJ!
So far, I've done my first 40k Time Trial in church creek last week: 1.01.49, 5th in cat 5 and middle of the pack on the whole day. The level of cycling is pretty good in the DC area, and some older guys handily beat me!
Yesterday, I did my first bigger duathlon, a race in the Netherlands over 4M-18M-3M. I was leading the first run in 20.11, being chased by former world duathlon champ Armand van der Smissen! I felt it on the (non-drafting) bike leg though and I rode only 22.5MPH, came off the bike in 10th. The second run was ok with 16.40 (despite being misdirected costing 10-15sec), and getting back to 7th (45sec behind #4). My main lesson: never give up, no matter how many people pass on the bike!!
Greetings from Holland!