The day

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The day always starts the same way. Ideally an hour of coffee and not too much talking.

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Team breakfast. This stage started early so the line for 6am breakfast was pretty long.

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Bikes out. Air tires for 8 race bikes and 8 spare bikes.

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Spares on the car. Casey looking serious.

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Once we get to the race the bikes go in front of the bus. Riders sign in, meeting generally happens to plan the tactics for the day, we do any last minute adjustments so everyone is ready.

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And its very cool.

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This is my seat. Spare wheels next to me. Tools under them and in front of me. The soft sided cooler has ice socks and the cooler behind me has water bottles.

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Start of stage 1. Tour of Utah 2017.

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They rode around this lake. The north part of which is in Idaho. Who knew?

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General boredom after 4 plus hours in the car.

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After the stage bikes get washed, lubed, and checked over.

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All the teams doing the same thing.

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Sometimes things do break or ware out and need to get fixed.

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Then we wash the cars.

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And run random errands like gassing cars and buying supplies.

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Once all the working is done we can sit down and enjoy some beer.

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It can be a bit tiring at times. I usually try and get to my room before falling asleep, but no one is perfect.