I keep trying to put too much into one post and I haven't finished it yet. So here's a short one with a bit of news.
We are stationed as TA captains at TA7 within a couple miles of the interstate, so our Sprint broadband card is providing internet into the TA. Along with the Spot tracking (which seems to be working most of the time), we're providing some good beta to the teams and support crews. It's awesome that they can see the map and team locations real-time (although I'm sticking to low-res shots so they can't see exact routes of teams ahead of them...not that it would really matter since this race appears to be a Don Mann special-follow-the-trail race.)
We spent Monday setting up the duckie/riverboarding section, then Tuesday patrolling the river and fishing teams out of the water. In the middle of the afternoon the river section was closed (too many possible problems going on at the same time and too much potential for more issues). It all ended fine, only a few bumps and bruises but no injuries. Sigh of relief!
We have been at TA7 ever since, and I'm sure I'll get a collection of stories from both locations posted eventually.
All is well, having fun!