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Saturday, June 23, 2007

One Day to Go!

I woke up early today, hours before the alarm clock rings. I guess I'm totally excited for the big day tomorrow that I can't wait to see if everything is really ironed out as they said.

This racing director gig reminds me too much of being a stage manager back in my college theater years. You really have to think of everything, including scenarios that might just pop out of nowhere, and be ready for it. It's like being praning with everything but keeping your cool at the same time.

So I'll be leaving today at 7:45 in the morning. I'll pick up King in his house near Commonwealth and then Dandan again at the corner of Batasan and J. P. Rizal. Hope we can make it to Batangas City early so we can check in the hotel, have big, fat pancit at MGM for lunch, do the final briefing with everybody and then drive to Pulot Aplaya to check things out.

I gave them the feedback from last year's race when we met the last time so we can address it. Hopefully now they placed tons of directional arrows and more marshals and guides on the route.

This year we're placing a cut-off time at Pulot Aplaya and an official SAG jeep or truck for those who can't ride any further. The cut-off time is 2:30 p.m. For their safety, those who arrive beyond that time won't be allowed to climb to Pulot Itaas as they might not make it back to the city before it gets dark.

I pray everything goes according to plan.

See you tomorrow.

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