Up till today we have been staying at nice Hilton hotels and we have gotten spoiled. Beautiful rooms, spacious bathrooms, voluptuous pillows and soft beds have been our rewards for a full day of work. The only downside is that there is no free wifi in the room. So the hotel lobby is usually populated with riders, journalists, and assorted staff occupying the few comfy chairs. That has come to a screeching halt tonight. We are staying in a crappy hotel in the funky town of Springfield. The best way to describe this town is that it is similar to Twin Peaks from the tv show of the same name. Very odd and not really anywhere. And I can deal with that. I’ve stayed in plenty of marginal hotels before. The reward for staying in these hotels where the bed covers have cigarette burns is that at least there is free wifi in the room. Not the case here. It is another night of poaching the free wifi in the hotel lobby. I hate that. This means I am with the same people I have been with all day and generally talking about the same stuff again. Don’t get me wrong, I like the race staff and my fellow editors/journalists. However I like to be alone at times or at least with people who are not talking about the race still. All well, I think tomorrow we are staying at a nicer hotel.