Big year ahead

Bob pretends to read the map while waiting for Luke to figure out where we're going

Holy crap, this has been a busy year already!!  Between the non-race, The Lightning Strikes, Ava Brown Memorial 5k/half -marathon fundraiser, signing 2 new team-mates and a  new sponsor… we’ve been a bit behind with all this blogging business. But rest assured my friends, we’re working diligently to keep you up to speed. Race reports are forthcoming, and they WILL be worth waiting for.

Nothing like some ice-cold creekwater on your man-parts.

2011 has a lot in store for Team Virtus, not the least of which will be Zack’s attempt to complete The Trans-Iowa this weekend.

The Trans-Iowa is a 363-mile self-supported gravel ride across the entire state of Iowa, so try to send him some positive thoughts…or some Vicodin. Zack is one crazy bastard, but if there’s one among us who could finish this race, it’s him.

Here, we see Zack at one of his many training rides…eating some form of vegan food containing beans and peanut butter.

It kinda looks like a giant pop-tart...only disgusting

And let’s not forget about the Dirty Kanza. Early June will find us in the Flint Hills of Kansas trying to spin it out for either 100 or 200 miles, depending on who you ask. I’m probably just gonna pick up my free- t-shirt and park my fat ass at the pool. I think we’re all looking forward to this one…or dreading it.

We’re heading out on a nice little training ride for this one tomorrow morning from my place. If you’re not doing anything tomorrow, be at my place by 9am. Should be about 80-ish miles, and we can always use the company. You know you want to be there, so BE THERE!!

About Bob Jenkins

Crusher of beers.

Posted on April 21, 2011, in Epicnicity---yeah it's a word, Training, Upcoming Races and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I was starting to think I was crazy for signing up for the Kanza. I think Iowa is trying to create a whole new level of craziness. Trans Iowa = Ragbrai, in one day, on gravel, WITH NO BEER. Super Crazy. Good Luck to Zack.

    • Yeah, I’m only doing HALF of Dirty Kanza as a team of two, and I’m still scared. Trans Iowa is an entirely different beast. I think only 50 or 60 people have ever finished it over 6 years. Crazy.

  2. Hey Bob, TTM is still looking for as support crew if your interested

      • Yes, for Kanza. Our original support had to bail. I may have another option with another racer, need to check on that. I guess i could always ask TRW if they have room for a couple extra bags of stuff huh?

        • I’m pretty sure it was just assumed that you guys were gonna be part of the man-train. You might give Nick a call over at the shop, 573-638-2453.

          It might cost you a beer or two:)

          I think we had 2 sags last year, and they got pretty busy after the first 100 miles.

  3. This sounds amazing(ly hard). Good luck Zack!

    And I’m already looking forward to the DK pictures.

  4. Update! To check out the Trans Iowa race via a live twitter feed, you can follow the race director right here:!/guitarted1961

    There will also be radio updates to which you can listen on the race director’s blog right here:

    DON’T email the guy or make comments specifically asking about Zack. He’ll update only on people and events that he wants to and has time for.

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