the internet ate my post about this stage.
it was titled "helpful" because i was very helpful.
I didnt crash, break anything or get attacked by bees, so none of you would find it that interesting anyway.
the takeaway was this: next time you are at a race, and there is some dude sitting at a corner with a yellow vest and a flag telling you which way to go, or you get to a checkpoint and there are 6 people trying to get you a bottle or stuff ho-hos in your dry, gorping face - throw a few hi fives their way.
setting up all that shit is harder than any of us realize!