As we move closer to non-race day, the final pieces are falling into place.  We have the maps printed, kayaks lined up, the cabin reserved, and most of the control points properly placed (via a GPS so they’ll be accurate).  We made a great contact with Dan, the owner of OZ Cycles  in Lake Ozark, Mo.  Not only did he get my bike up and running (look for details in an upcoming post), he provided a wealth of information of the local trails and state park where we are holding our non-race.  In addition to that, he made some suggestions regarding the course and also arranged the kayaks for us to use.  He was friendly and provided us with great customer service, and we found a great bike shop that we will use when we are in the area from now on. 

We invited Dan and everybody that uses his shop to join us at our non-race.  Hopefully, we will have a few more participants come non-race day.  If you are interested in joining us please slap a post up here, so we can get a final count for the maps.  Also, you are on your own for canoes/kayaks due to the short notice.  If you want to participate and cannot get a boat, that’s cool too.  We are flexible, and it’s all about having fun.  You can do two-thirds of the race with a bike and a pair of shoes.  (In fact,we already have 1 team that is skipping the paddle section and is planning on running the orienteering leg and the mountain bike section only). 

There is no mandatory gear list or gear checks, just bring what you need.  You are responsible for your safety and properly equiping yourself.  If you are unsure of what you might need, post questions (in the comments below) here and we’ll let you know our opinion and what we are planning to bring.  It looks like it will be cold (lower to mid 20’s) and dry on non-race day but the forecast is not always accurate so be prepared for anything.  The non-race will start at 9:00 am (be there by 8:30 am to get your maps and bike’s situated) at McCubbins Point in Lake of the Ozarks State Park.  Look for a bunch of guys with mountain bikes who look like they are about to have a blast and you are in the right place.  Come on out and have some fun.  What better way to start the new year?  We’ll see you there.

Posted on December 30, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I just picked up a secret weapon for myself and one for Luke.

    He gets his after the race

    I started carb-loading for this thing 3 weeks ago.

  2. I started Carb loading when I got to MO. I haven’t had 3 weeks but I super loaded all week on my mom’s cooking. I also have a special gift for Luke and a little something we can raffle off for all participants and see who gets a sweet gift.

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