I think that efficiency is most of the job. Learning how to become efficient is more important than knowing how to pump up a tire or screw in a bolt. I’d rather be on a smaller team and have control than be on a big team without it. It’s all about preparation. For example you bring lots of wheels, as many as you can, to a race already prepared. If you have a flat you grab a new wheel. There’s no reason to be changing tires when there are 10 bikes to be washed, because you can take care of that ahead of time.—Fernando Tapia, Contract Mechanic