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**PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
CREATED: 02/20/13 by dsgrunning REPLIES: 28
dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
**PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/20/13 10:23 AM

Attention Peasant Class Citizens,

The Freshest Prince of Saigon here to make a special announcement. The High Cloud PeasantMan Triathlon is now officially open for registration. The current registration fee is our earlybird registration fee. The normal registration fee will be $10 higher, starting on March 1, 2013. We plan to jack up the price every two weeks until we've reached max capacity. We sold out each of the past 3 years. We expect the same this year.

To avoid bartering your first born for slots after registration has closed, sign up quickly. Those who bitch, moan, or speak underneath their breaths will be waterboarded by my uncle, Quang. Uncle Quang doesn't speak English. He was raised during the French colonial rule of Vietnam. He has a mastery of the French language. He will interprete your yelling of "mercy" with the French taunt of "merci."

The event will take place Sunday, May 5, 2013 at Lake Anna, VA. The distances are sprint and Olympic. We will also have loads of activities the day before the event (Saturday, May 4, 2013). It will be a lovefest with group hugs and other naughty things. It'll be the Woodstock of triathlons with folks prancing around in spandex all weekend long.

Registration is open to everyone, not just folks in DCTri. Please pass it along if you have friends/family who wants to do i. Registration URL:
https://www.highcloudevents.org/index.php?id=34

We also recommend that you secure lodging as soon as possible. The past two years have seen the entire Lake Anna campsites, lodges, and cabins occupied by PeasantMan participants. Many people make the weekend out of PeasantMan. Each campsite can take 4-6 tents. If you happen to secure a campsite, we asked that you offer up the site for sharing. It'll be more festive that way. The wildlife will most likely eat the other campers first. To offer up your campsite, cabins, or lodges, please post it on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/peasantman).

Below are **some** of the things that we have in store of 2013

-- Free swim, bike, run, and finish line photos for downloading.

-- Professionally run chip timing system

-- Wetsuit legal even if the water temp is a billion degrees F

-- Free bike handling clinic

-- Free basic bike mechanical support in transition

-- SAG support on the bike course

-- No USAT card required. This will save you either $12 for a one day USAT license or $45 annual license

-- Open water swim clinic, with buoys and kayak support

-- $2,000 worth of Georgetown Cupcakes at the finish line for free consumption

-- Organized bike ride, up to 112 miles, the day before the race

-- Clothing optional. Well, not really. It's not that kind of tri.

-- BBQ on during PeasantMan weekend (Saturday and Sunday)

-- Every penny of registrations, minus expenses, will be donated to charity. No one making PeasantMan happen benefits a penny from it. We do it because we are passionate about the sport and want to give back to the community.

Our event cannot take place without the generosity of volunteers. Please help out if you are not planning to do the event this year. To volunteer yourself or your love ones, please email Hillary Peabody at hillary@highcloud.org.

Because this event is done on an all volunteer force, we have no refund, transfer, or deferral policy in place. We'd rather have our volunteer force concentrating on the core work of putting PeasantMan together than to do the administrative work associated with refunds, transfers, and deferrals. I hope you all understand.

Any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me during billable hours.

Hope to see everyone again this year :)
Tuan

number55555 at yahoo dot com

cowboyjeddie    JOINED: 9/4/12    POSTS: 6
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/20/13 11:32 AM

Is your Uncle Quang available for...private...events?

Thanks for advertising for what will be my first ever Tri. I'll book a campsite and post it in facebook shortly.

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/20/13 11:32 AM

Most people will be staying at Lake Anna. Last year, litterally the entire park was occupied by PeasantMan participants. Below is the lodging info.

You can reserve an on-site spot by either calling Lake Anna or through the below URL. Spots will go quickly since there are many of you and not many spots at Lake Anna. I encourage you to book quickly.

URL: https://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/Lake_Anna_State_Park/r/campgroundDetails.do?page=details&contractCode=VA&parkId=140175&topTabIndex=CampingSpot

Phone: 800-933-7275

There are three camping options available.
1. Campsite: This is pitching a tent old school. There are restrooms and showers nearby. Each campsite can easily fit 4 tents.

2. Camp Cabin. This is just a cabin with bunk beds. The restrooms with showers are in a different building nearby. It can accommodate 6.

3. 2 bedroom cabin suite. These all are gone but you can periodically check to see if they have any that just became available. That's how I was able to get mine.

All other details about the camping can be found in the URL that I just provided.


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OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS
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Christopher Run Campground - 540-894-4744
About 15 minutes from the race site. Located off of 522 on the Kinetic Half bike course.

Hotels

Sleep Inn-Located at I-95 and US 1
540-710-5500
5400 Southpoint Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Quality Inn
6409 Dan Bell Lane (Exit 118)
Thornburg, VA
540-582-1097

Lake Anna Lodge-(At the lake)
5152 Courthouse Road (Rt. 208)
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
540-895-5844

High Point Marina & Lighthouse Inn-(At the lake)
4634 Courthouse Road
Mineral, VA 23117
540-895-5249

Shenandoah Crossing Resort
174 HORSESHOE CIRCLE
GORDONSVILLE, VIRGINIA 22942
540.832.9400

There are multiple lake houses for rent this time of year.
Lake Anna Realty-800-830-2662

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/22/13 8:42 AM

Beth,

The last time uncle Quang was invited to a "private event," it was called the Vietnam War. Sometimes there are certain people that you don't want to attend your private party :)

Tuan

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1742
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open
POSTED: 2/22/13 9:24 AM

Uncle Quang was the first Vietnamese triathlete, right?

Wasn't Quang 'Tri' province, near the imperial capital of Hue, named after him?...

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/22/13 3:21 PM

Uncle Quang says he's the first Vietnamese to do everything. It's hard to argue with a man that wields a big bamboo stick and is not afraid to use it.

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/26/13 1:01 PM

People! Our early registration period ends this week. We are jacking up the price starting Friday. Sign up now if you haven't done so!

Tuan

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1742
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/27/13 12:51 PM

The price goes up by $10 Friday, correct?

And what's the dimensions of the event? There's an Olympic-distance option and a sprint-distance option, right? And if you're not confident of doing a full tri you can do one or two of the segments, is that right? Tho I imagine most do either the whole sprint or Olympic distance.

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 2/28/13 7:24 AM

That is correct, Mr. Moser. It's as if you're a fly on the wall at the PeasantMan War Council meetings.

While you're at it, what the lucky pick 6 number for today?

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1742
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/05/13 7:51 AM

Hey, are volunteers needed for this year's PeasantMan, and if so who should one contact? And what kind of volunteer roles are there? And do volunteers get Georgetown Cupcakes like the competitors?

Luke's ravatar Luke    JOINED: 11/28/10    POSTS: 357
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/05/13 5:48 PM

I googled "Peasantman", but the first thing that came up was this link:
http://www.peasantman.com/

Does the Prince of Saigon have plans to overthrow these rebels and defend the honor of the Peasantman name!?

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/06/13 7:14 AM

Luke,

If you dig deeper, you will notice that the owner of that domain is AIC, inc. Put AIC in front of a mirror and what do you see? CIA.

I think that it's been pretty well documented that the CIA have been trying to covertly cause shit within the Kingdom for the past few decades. Well, the joke is on them. We own http://www.facebook.com/peasantman

--Tuan

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/06/13 8:44 PM

Excellent question, Ed ... if I may be not so presumptuous as to call you Ed.

We need volunteers to do everything. All volunteers will get Georgetown Cupcakes. We'll even get some vegan cupcakes for the volunteers who are tree huggers. We ask that everyone who wishes to volunteer, email our volunteer coordinator, Hillary .. hillary@highcloud dot org

The unpresumptuous one,
Tuan

bad ford's ravatar bad ford    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 184
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/07/13 2:37 PM

Tuan,

Will there be a couple of surprise bonus miles on the run again this year?

Brad

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/07/13 3:09 PM

Brad ... PeasanyMan isn't PeasantMan unless we screw with the athletes a little ;)

Tuan

amacos's ravatar amacos    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 157
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/09/13 12:27 PM

I agree...PeasantMan is all about surprises!!..you never know....the only thing for sure is that you will be training hard and having fun the whole weekend............................and singles, children, families and pets are welcome to join the super fun!

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1742
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 - Registration is now open ***
POSTED: 3/11/13 12:47 PM

With the weather getting warmer, getting excited about the swim leg there at Lake Anna. And the swim clinic there the day before, along with the wetsuit rental for the clinic's OWS suit, that's now open for registration. That's usually an exciting and realistic way for newbies especially to tri swimming outdoors.

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013
POSTED: 3/12/13 9:47 PM

Email that I sent out earlier today.

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Hello Little People,

The Freshest Prince of Saigon is back with another riveting message about PeasantMan. Some call it propaganda. We call it love notes.

The Kingdom, LLC, will occasionally send out love messages like this during billable hours to gauge what life is like among commoners. The liberal media often paints the Kingdom as out of touch with the people. In response, the Kingdom would like to say, the closer one gets to a commoner, the closer one becomes a commoner. The fear of becoming a commoner is what keeps The Freshest Prince of Saigon up late at night. Well, that and HBO.

Anyway, we should have close to 100 people this year doing their first triathlon at PeasantMan. To celebrate this, I've enclosed a picture of what their future will look like. The picture is of the PeasantMan transition area. Notice how relaxed and carefree people were. That's because all of the newbies were out in the parking lot vomiting on their spandex. It's hard to hold things down when you're busy experiencing that moment of ... "oh, shit just got real, yo!"

To that I say, shit ain't gonna get real, yo, until you start the swim and people start groping and dry humping you. Shit gonna get real real when you realized that there aren't any black lines at the bottom of that lake, like they have at the pool.

We can't stop people from dry humping you in the water, but we can do something about your open water experience. We've teamed up with WaveOne the day before the race to provide you with a no pressure open water practice swim that is buoys and kayak supported. You will start and finish the swim at your leisurely pace. It's a practice swim, so there is no pressure. Not only will there be newbies there, but there will be plenty of veteran triathletes there take advantage of this ows opportunity. There will be plenty of folks there using this opportunity to train for a half Ironman and Ironman races.

If you've never swam in an open water before, it is highly recommended that you take advantage of this opportunity. Open water swim opportunities with buoys and kayak support do not happen often. It is also a good time to try on your wetsuit for the first time. You don't want your first time in a wetsuit to be on race day. We usually get about 100 folks to come out during this event. It's not limited to PeasantMan participants, so feel free to bring along your swim/triathlete friends.

Below is the message that I posted on our Facebook page about this open water swim clinic. It has the registration url. If you haven't done so, please visit our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/peasantman) every once in awhile to get the latest and greatest news.

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FACEBOOK MESSAGE
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WaveOne is holding an open water swim at Lake Anna on Saturday, May 4, 2013. The swim will include buoys and kayak support. It will be proceeded by a ows clinic and followed by a BBQ. This event normally attracts 100+ members. It is held as part of the PeasantMan lovefest weekend. You don't have to be a participant of PeasantMan to sign up for this. If you are a PeasantMan registrant, you will need to sign up for this since your registration fees do not cover the cost of this event.

This swim is ideal for the following types of people:
1. Those doing Kinetic the following weekend since the swim is in the exact location as Kinetic.

2. Those doing PeasantMan, since the swim is in the exact location as the PeasantMan swim course

3. Newbies looking for opportunities to practice open water swimming in a safe and guarded environment. It will allow newbies to experience what it's like to sight buoys when their eyes are inches from a water surface, surrounded by other swimmers. It will also allow newbies to practice ows in their wetsuits

4. Those training for longer distances. The buoys and kayaks will be out there for 90+ minutes. Folks can log in as many yardage and loop as many times around the course as they would like.

5. Those looking for a social environment to share their passion with fellow club members.

For those looking for more, the organizers of PeasantMan will hold a FREE bike handling clinic a few hours before the swim. PeasantMan will also organize a FREE bike ride around the Kinetic Tri course starting at 8:00 AM. The ride will be range from 26-112 miles. To sign up for the FREE organize bike ride, please email Jay C (jay@enewsi dot com).

To sign up for the OWS, go to the below URL:
http://www.feelthewater.com/peasantman2013.html

WaveOne is the premier open water swim event organizer in the area. In the summer, they hold weekly open water swim events at the National Harbor. They also organize ows swim races on the Potomac.

The organizer of the Lake Anna ows and ows clinic is Denis Crean. Below are some of his past ows achievements. You will not get a better instructor than Denis.

1st place (overall): 24 mile Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (2004)
2nd place (male), 4th place (overall): 41k Lake George Marathon Swim (2007);
2nd place (male), 3rd place (overall): 28.5 mile Manhattan Island Marathon Swim (2006);
1st place (age group), 5th place (overall): 5.85 mile Little Red Lighthouse Swim (2009)
1st place (age group), 5th place (overall): Swim Around Governors Island, NYC (2012)

--Tuan

dsgrunning's ravatar dsgrunning    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1293
RE: **PeasantMan 2013
POSTED: 3/14/13 12:14 PM

Cool new PeasantMan flyer, done during billable hours.

http://www.dsgrunning.com/peasantman%20flyer.pdf

Tuan

JayC101's ravatar JayC101    JOINED: 2/27/11    POSTS: 105
RE: **PeasantMan 2013 -
POSTED: 3/14/13 2:53 PM

Pretty :)

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