Just for Fun Friday – Random Randomness Edition

Okay, so I’m just going to shoot from the hip with this one.  I’ll just let my mind spew forth whatever it will.  So here goes:

  1. Our first non-race only had 4 people (3 of which were on Team Virtus) do the long course and 2 people do a shorter version of the race.  Our second non-race, The Deuce, only had 5 people participate.  We literally had more volunteers than racers.  This year’s adventure non-race, The CAC,is next weekend, and we have 12 teams signed up with 24 non-racers.  That just blows my mind. If we continue to grow at this rate, we’ll have roughly 4,212 people at next year’s non-race.


  2. Speaking of the first non-race… It was there that Casey first brought Bob a little present:
    Casey giving Bob Chocolates


    Since that cold, winter day in January of 2009, Casey and Bob have re-gifted that box of chocolates to each other every time they do a race together.  And at LBL back in March of this year, Casey once again gave it back to Bob:

    Casey giving Bob Chocolates again


    I’m sure that wasn’t the last time the box of chocolates is re-gifted.  It’s kind of a running joke at this point, and I hope it never ends.  Even though this box of chocolates has to be absolutely disgusting by now, I hope that one day, when we’re too old to adventure race anymore (hopefully not until we’re in our late 90’s), we’ll all sit around a campfire somewhere and enjoy these delicious chocolates together… and then die of food poisoning.


  3. Potty-training boys is MUCH harder than potty-training girls.  Trust me.


  4. The Dirty Kanza is only 7 weeks away!  That’s pretty exciting, but it’s also pretty terrifying.  I’m not ready yet.  Bob and I will be riding a century on Wednesday, April 25th if anyone wants to join us.  There will be very little climbing (almost none actually).  It will be a “time-in-the-saddle” ride consisting of Katy Trail and gravel in the flats along the MO River.


  5. Check out this video of Team Tecnu doing some training.  Not only is their training slightly different than what we do, but their scenery and surroundings are just a bit different too. (Whales and dolphins?  Really?!?)


  6. My Team Virtus Jersey smells disgusting as soon as I break a sweat in it.  I’ve soaked it in Oxyclean and washed it repeatedly, but it’s still very foul-smelling.  Anyone have any tips to make it not-so-nasty?


  7. Am I the only one that thinks The Hunger Games is a complete rip-off of the classic 1987 Schwarzenegger film The Running Man?


  8. Speaking of movies, Anchorman 2 is coming out soon.  Can’t wait for that one.  Also, I heard that a sequel to Dumb and Dumber is in the works, too.  And yes, Lloyd and Harry will be played by Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.  That one should be pretty funny, too.


Okay, I guess that does it for today.  I told you it was going to be a bunch of random thoughts.  Oh, and I’m hard at work on part 3 of the LBL Challenge Race Report, so stay tuned for that.  Until next time, stay classy, San Diego.





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 April 13, 2012, in Just for Fun Friday, Nonsense and Tomfoolery and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Funny…my Team Virtus jersey doesn’t smell bad at all…even after sitting for two days after LBL without being washed. Maybe it’s you. Or, more likely, Adam.

    I’m pretty sure the reason we aren’t as badass as Technu is directly related to the lack of dolphins in our area. Flying carp just don’t cut it.

    Also, I’m thinking about that century, but I don’t want to slow you guys down on such a long ride. Feel free to tell me if I will. My feelings won’t be too hurt. 🙂

    • Don’t worry about slowing them down. Luke is probably pulling Otis in a bike trailer and Bob can hook a tow strap up to his bike and you guys can practice towing in preparation for a future race.

      Luke –> Try Tide sport after soaking for 24 hours in Oxyclean. It works for me. If that doesn’t do it, try sraying it with febreeze (it’s supposed to kill hte odors, not hide them). For stinky muay thai pads you can put them in the freezer for several days and it kills all the bacteria or something and the odor goes away. I also have heard that if you lay a stinky gi out in the sun for a couple of days the odors are destroyed. Let me know which works for you. If that doesn’t work you could always burn it.

      I agree with Kage. If we had dolphins to train with we’d be much more competative. I once trained with dolphins…No I guess it wasn’t so much training as it was drinking rum punch on a sail boat watching them play in our wake down in the Carribian.

    • Casey, I’ll try Tide Sport, and if that doesn’t work, I’ll give the freezer a go. Thanks for the tips.

      And I won’t be pulling Otis. I’ve arranged to take him to his daycare an extra day that week.

      • I’m so excited that I get to be the one to drop this knowledge-bomb: Urban Dictionary defines “Competative” as….

        “The line of mud pasted onto ones back, after one has been riding a bike through mud, thus producing the upward lift of said mud from the circular motion of the wheels on said bike in motion.

        Said word was created after observation of competative bikers training in the rain who stopped at a diner and all looked like skunks with their enormus examples of back-splatter in its perfect state.”

        I think we’re competative enough.

        • But what about sigend?

          • They still haven’t responded to my submission of the word “Sigend”. But, every time I run an urban dictionary search for Sigend, I come up with “Dark Harvest”.

            “Dark Harvest”:

            1. Slang for taking a shit.
            2. A record label with a lot of shitty metal bands on it.
            1. I shouldn’t have eaten that Taco Bell man…I feel a Dark Harvest coming on!

            2. Have you heard of Balor’s Eye? They’re sigend to Dark Harvest Records.

            Therefore, Casey’s new nickname will be “Dark Harvester”. I like that better than Sigend anyway

    • That’s so weird that your jersey doesn’t stink. I can’t seem to find my back-up jersey that I’ve been saving for when my original jersey builds up too much of a funk (which it has over many races the last year).

      It would be great if you could do the ride on the 25th. I’m planning on a 12-ish mph pace, but that’s not set in stone. Again, it’s more to just get a LOOONG ride in and a LOT of time in the saddle. And it’s a ride to give me a chance to fine-tune my nutrition/hydration plan.

      • Bummer about your jersey. I’m sure wherever it is it’s treasured and appreciated in it’s funk-less state.

        I may well join you guys the 25th. Good mental stamina training for you guys, as getting to listen to me for 100 miles should help make it feel more like 200.

  2. I don’t like the part about boys being harder to train than girls, especially since we just found out that our next baby is a boy! DK 200 is only seven weeks away? What? I guess I better get started training. It looks like I will be there for the Century as well.

    • Sorry Travis…potty training boys SUCKS. It’s ok, though…that’s all you have so you won’t know any different.

      • Update on the potty training: We made a breakthrough today. A bunch of #1’s on the potty and his first #2 on the potty just happend! And it was STINKY!

  3. Here’s a random thought: I had a PR at the 10k earlier this year, then today I improved my Ava Brown 5k time by about 43 seconds. Both times, I was wearing my WTFAR shirt.


    • Definitely a coincidence. But just think of how much FASTER your PR’s would have been if you were wearing a manly shirt with the Virtus logo on it.

  4. Coincidence my ass. Bob’s increased speed is due to the extreme level of running confidence he has by wearing such a sweet running shirt. I’m not going to name names, but it just sounds like Luke is jealous because he doesn’t have a sweet WTFAR shirt to wear for his half marathon.

    I’m also going to put this in print right now: I guarantee that we are going to set our non-race PR on Saturday because we’ll be wearing WTFAR gear.

    • The gauntlet has been dropped.

      Speaking of getting dropped, How far do you think the WTFAR boys will finish behind KG and the Chuckwagon?

  5. Oh yeah, and I forgot, for the smelly V jersey… There’s a new special detergent you need to try. It’s illegal in nine countries, but it’s made with bits of real panther, so you know it’s good. That’s right, it’s Sex Panther Detergent, 60% of the time it works every time.

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