The rain is pounding down on my tent and I’m trying to convince myself, yet again, that I don’t need to open up the door and venture into the storm to go pee. I finally fall back asleep, only to be woken up what feels like minutes later by the loud squawking of a plastic rubber chicken. It’s go-time, Day 5 of the 2019 BC Bike Race.

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