The Tour of America’s Dairyland—11 consecutive days of bike racing—begins this afternoon. For several of my cycling buddies, ToAD is the biggest objective of the year. For me it is a time to be a fan; I am not a criterium racer. This year I am going to be a volunteer too: I will work the 3-5 p.m. shift at the Giro d’Grafton on Saturday. Next week I will be on vacation from my job but not from my love of cycling, so you might spot me in the crowd at Schlitz Park, Downer Avenue and Wauwatosa.