Up at 4 am this morning, seems like a lot of work for a race that I am not competing in. Beautiful day, going to be great riding, chocolate dirt as we would say. No rain, just a sprinkle last night to keep things damp. We are waiting at the mid day service area now for the riders. The day starts before dawn but will be over just after noon for the top guys. For the rest of the riders, who knows. I just went and looked at one section and it kind of hit home just how challenging it is.