While we were in Springfield, IL with my parents, i saw there was a biathlon for only $35 (cheap, local...my kindof race!!)
It was 3M run followed by a 15M bike. Not snafus, nice day and great ride. i also managed to meet some fun local girls that were super fun to hang out with before, during and after the race. there is something about the running/tri community that promotes bonding among the athletes. i love that!