AO: Rattlesnake Riviera

When: 08/01/2020


Number of Pax: 10

Pax Names: 8-Bit, Brain Fart, Careless Whisper, Chops, Dropbox, Gambler, Gut Check, Hass, Hooch, Mouth-2-Mouth,

Number of FNGS: 0

FNG Names:

QIC: Chops

YHC feels the WoodstockRucks PAX are his crew so a high bar set for planning a decent BD. Weinke involves columns for ideas: heat, dirt, water. Restless night with mind whirling… up 1.5hr before StartEx to finalize thoughts… Loading up the SUV with goodies… Let’s do this!

Arrive at Amp… good crew already present. Its 5a… (fuzzy on order of these events)… mozy… address dirt & water with low crawl push rucksack across wet Amp lawn from sidewalk to sidewalk, then 5 burpees, then ruck up/down Amp steps, then wait for the 6. YHC is the 6, but what else is new.  YHC mentioned Candy Necklace: PAX to back of vehicle where within are 10x10lb plates 9x5lb plates, 1x33lb plate, 1 rope. Space out with 33lb plate in the middle, 10+5 sets on both lengths of rope before/after big plate. Instruction is to thread rope thru plates, then carry the Candy Necklace by holding only rope… do not support the weights. Also pick a stick from the bucket… sticks with exercise written on them identify PAX in control of that exercise. Gutcheck get the booty and assigned treasurer of the purple pouch of coinage.

Head out of Amp to back parking lot, then down wooded trail, out to Dobbs Rd. Some fast, some slow, some pulling, some stepping on heels, lets get spacing better. Make it up/down hills on trail by headlamp and up onto Dobbs Rd. Enter Chatt Tech lower lot, drop the candy necklace, and do some ruck PT (i think based on sticks.. but can’t recall). YHC sees a few of the 1/2 marathoners so get necklace and get to the upper lot to mumble them up.

Continue on down sidewalk in front of The Circuit with necklace, then across Arnold Mill (you just know that lady staring out her vehicle windows thinks.. what the hell). Stay to the left side of Main St, rotating PAX off the front to rejoin at rear at every light pole, continue down thru a few shop’s lawns, across parking lot of funeral home, jaywalk Main, to arrive at Bubble Brush. Plan of attack is 5×5 lines, however PAX #1 with exercise stick takes the booty coinage, loads the bay machine, and sprays the PAX while they 1min30sec the selected exercise while being evil sprayed by the water wand. Then whole PAX group runs around entire set of bays, before PAX #2 takes control of wand. Repeat thru the 6th. At some point PAX decide to perform exercises within the wash bay… bad decision… smells like puke… nasty… next round relocate to area right outside the bay. Time is up. Get the booty bag, necklace, and lets ruck back.

Back down Main, pass some early morning workout ladies (or maybe farmers market patrons) … they stare at a bunch of wet guys in black with backpacks, and a string of weights at 6:10a ITG… CSAUP baby!!! Hustle on back down the sidewalks, across the streets, and return to lawn of the AMP. Spread out wide to walk the necklace back to the flag ending 8-12min late… Reasonable success with heat, dirt, water.

Count-o-rama, name-o-rama, announcements & prayers, COT. Good coffeeteria, League boys gotta cut out, finish up the morn with joy that it worked. Can’t say enough about the HIMs at WoodstockRucks. Encouraging, fun, and strong… Loved every minute of it.

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