No ride this Sunday due to the greatest vertical show on earch ... PeasantMan. Below is the daily update that I just sent out to the PeasantMan folks. It also has the PeasantMan athlete's guide, which is also a good read.
The response to the Saturday night sacrificing of a virgin bonfire has been quite overwhelming. Apparently we have quite a few people from the Ballston/Clarendon/Court House corridor who have never seen a virgin before so they wanted to take advantage of this opportunity. How you people have yet to burn in hell is still beyond me.
We have 60+ people for the ceremony. Back in 'Nam, do you know what they call a gathering of 60+ people at a campsite? Viet Congs. This is quite a bit more people than we anticipated. This means that some of you cheap ass people will definitely need to donate $5 to the cause or bring something to share with everyone. We have a lot of vegetarians, but as we all know, there are no vegetarian dishes at a virgin sacrifice ceremony. We want to keep the ceremony as authentic as possible. This means that if you are a vegetarian that you will need to bring whatever it is that you people eat to the ceremony to share with your own kind.
If you are going to Lake Anna on Friday, please let me know. We have a person who has a campsite, but would like to be around more people. You can share you campsite with that person, or that person can share with you. Safety in numbers ....
I have sent the final roster. Whatever distance that you put on there during the registration is what your timing results will be based off of. If you want to change it, you can do so at the timing chip table prior to the event. If you are not planning to do all the disciplines in their entirely, please let the timing folks people know so that they don't rank you in the final results. We don't want to see any 3 min/mile results in there.
We have a lot of folks signing up for the swim clinic. If you are planing to stay for the night time festivities, please let me know. I know that some will just drive straight back home afterward. I want a good head count.
For those who've yet to check, the PeasantMan Athlete's Guide has been posted. Please go to the middle of the page of the below URL for your copy
I have been getting a lot of emails asking me questions that are in the Athlete's Guide. I poured my heart and sould into that document so please read it before asking me any questions. If the answer that you are looking for is not in there, read it backward.
Just a reminder that children and pets are not allowed in the transition area. Please leave them outside or chain little Britney up somewhere. There are a lot of people in the transition area who are allergic to children. They are called fear of commitment people. They will break into convulsions if your little bundle of joy are within 5 feet of them. Please keep the kids and the significant others outside of the transition area. This is for safety reasons and respect for other athletes. The transition area will be crowded enough as is without your love ones in there.
Pets are a bit more tricky. I was born and raised in Vietnam. We have a love/hate relationship with household pets. Your little poochie coochie walking in front of me is like a Georgetown cupcake walking in front of Fat Albert. Trust me, you don't want to tease the Gods like that ... so please keep them away from the transition area.