It seems as though Ireland’s pasta is potatoes, baked or mashed, its potatoes for dinner again.
We have been assigned two drivers to our team due to opposite side of the road driving. Our team car driver is a riot, Simon, a.k.a. 007 want to be. He’s kitted out his Old Mercedes Compressor with bike racing gadgets; A home made roof rack that probably weighs more than the car which can hold 6 bikes and mass amount of wheels, 5 different horn buttons on the stick shift, welded radio mounts on the dash board as well as two dry erase boards to keep track of breakaway and race leaders. The list is non-stop. As Simon drove Jesse, Thornton and I to the start of the stage today, it was as if we were in a full on Bond car chase scene, and him playing 007 soundtrack did not help him be any more conservative with his lane changing. We made it in on piece though, and we were mighty entertained.
The race went very well for us today, seeing that Dom picked up the stage victory and Jesse switched his jersey color to yellow. Not bad. The day started with a bit more windy conditions and colder. We are heading towards the coast now, so with the harder stages to come I feel that they will be accompanied by a more true Irish weather. We are all feeling well, and rather fresh considering our efforts and now with having the yellow jersey it’s quite a boost for us all. This will keep us highly motivated through anything we face in the stages to come.