This is a silly question, but I have no experience, so I need to know.
For IM Boulder, and I assume a lot of other half iron races, there are 3 aid stations along the course. I always usually utilize aid stations for every race I’ve ever done. I’ve seen a lot of people just call out what they want and whiz by on their bike as they grab it, but do other people, (not the speedsters or pros) actually stop and grab what they want and then resume their ride? I feel like a dumb dumb for not knowing what to do…I feel like if I wanted/needed a powerbar or something AND a drink on the bike I couldn’t physically do that without eating pavement…so do I stop? Pull just ahead of the aid station and quickly eat/drink what I want and leave the trash there? Because I know they have semi strict rules about littering. It’s easier on the run because you’re not moving as fast, but on the bike, there’s a huge radius where you could fling your excess.
Anyway…experienced tri peeps let me know please?