Non-Race Non-Info for Non-Racers – The Deuce is almost Loose!

All of you non-racers who are non-racing at this weekend’s adventure non-race should listen up or else you might be non-aware of some important details.  Please make sure you read all of this post, top to bottom.  Got it?  Good.

Bob and I are almost done getting the course ready for you.  We’ve literally put lots and lots of minutes into planning this thing.  In fact, just this last Sunday we both went out there to mark a few checkpoints.  Don’t believe me?  Here is photographic non-evidence:

Bob setting up the non-race course

Okay, so now it’s time to drop some knowledge bombs on all of you regarding The Deuce.  Remember, though… Daylight savings kicks in this weekend, so don’t forget to set your clocks! Below you will find all of the important info…

Sunday, March 13th

Start Location:
Bob’s Pad
150 A. Rief Court
Holts Summit, MO 65043

Non-Registration / Map Hand-Out:
9:00 – 9:30ish

Pre-race Non-Meeting:

Start Time:
10:00 AM

Mandatory Team Gear:

  • Compass – 1 per team (we have a couple if you need to borrow one)
  • Map Case or really big Ziplock bag for the map – 1 per team
  • Bike Tool, Spare Tube, Pump or Inflator

Mandatory Individual Gear:

  • Rain Jacket (just in case)
  • Bike – Mountain or Cross Bikes would work – you choose
  • Bike Helmet to protect your melon
  • Red Blinky Tail Light for Bike
  • Enough Water and Food
  • Enough Clothes to be safe and comfy
  • Headlamp or small flashlight (just in case)
  • 50 feet of rope and a shovel – for the mystery event

That’s right… There will be a mystery event for you all to enjoy.  Make sure you’re prepared for anything, and I mean ANYTHING! Want a hint?  Here you go:

Luke as Bear Grylls squeezing water out of poop

You might have to drink water Bear Grylls style (and yes, that's real poop)


Bob climbing deer stand

You should also be ready for some climbing... I hope you're not afraid of heights.

Okay, okay…  There will be no drinking poop-water or climbing or anything like that.  And no, you don’t need to bring 50 feet of rope and a shovel for the mystery event.  I REPEAT: There is NO need to bring 50 feet of rope and a shovel so PLEASE don’t go out and buy these things and blame me later. There will be a mystery event,  but it doesn’t require any extra gear.  It’s nothing too crazy, but it should be fun (I hope).

Good news on the maps… Thanks to Kelly Sumner of Off Road Fixation, we should be able to print our own maps.  I have copies of the maps, but I still need to get to a printer.  If all goes well, there will be no charge for the maps.  So if you see Kelly, give him a bear hug from all of us at Team Virtus.

If there is gear that you don’t have and need to borrow, please let us know.  We’d be happy to help you out.  And if you have any questions at all, please contact us.  We’re really looking forward to it, and we hope you are to.  And if you’re one of those unlucky people who isn’t going to be non-racing this weekend at the non-race, then you’re going to feel like this:

dead turtle

Don't miss the Deuce!

It’s not too late to non-race!  If you want in, though, you have to let us know TODAY!  We’ll be printing the maps tonight.  We’ll probably print a few extra maps, but we’d really like to know how many people are going to show up.  Hope to see you out there… Yes You!

About Lukas Lamb

Husband to a wonderful wife, father to 4 incredible kids (3 daughters and 1 son), adventure racer, mountain biker, runner, lifter of weights, reader of books, and lover of life. He can be found on Google+

Posted on March 8, 2011, in Non-Races, Upcoming Races and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I love how you’re squeezing water out of a giant turd while standing right next to a pond.

  2. This post reminded me of a test we took in grade school. The first direction was to read everything first. There were about 75 different things you had to do/answer. Then the last one was to write your name on the paper, do nothing else, and hand it in. I was all over the shovel and rope, though…my husband has tons of crap “just in case”.

    • Yeah, my brother had his cub scouts do that. He said it was pretty funny to watch 20 kids doing all sorts of stuff while only one or two boys actually followed directions and were sitting quietly. Funny stuff.

      Do you need any gear or equipment? Is your son coming? Do you need one of us to run it with you? Let us know.

      • Just the compass I think. No son, I told him the distances and he suddenly remembered he was supposed to be at his dad’s. And yes, I’d appreciate someone running it with me.

  3. *SIGH* I can’t make it!

  4. Did anybody hear back from Corey, Phil, Travis, Stoney or Jeremy Rodgers yet? I need to know how much food/beer I’m bringing.

    • No word from Corey, but it sounds like Phil is in either way – with or without him. No word from Travis either. I’m guessing Stoney is too busy making fun of Barry’s old age. And Jeremy Rodgers said he really, really wanted to come, but he had a speaking engagement for his major Sponsor – Cliff Bars. Too bad. Maybe next time.

      • I did no such thing. That remark was meant as a compliment to Barry. As far as the non-race, I’m a definite maybe.

  5. I will be there at almost all costs. As long as nothing comes up and my wife says I can come.Lol. Weather dependent my wife may come with me. Looking forward to it, sounds like it may be muddy though.

  6. Sweet! Travis is going to be there, and I’m pretty sure Phil is coming. Corey said he’d let me know today (he has to get permission from his common-law wife). So we should have a pretty good turn-out. Next time, we’ll definitely do it on a Saturday, though.

  7. We’re actually having all of the mud removed from the course. You’re welcome.

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