1200 Miles & a Cup O' Dirt & a little Mississippi Mud!

Take the year long challenge of completing a dozen or half a dozen dirty centuries and join the fun in December! Everybody who completes this challenge will be rewarded with a custom hand-made stoneware mug as well as be in a drawing for other prizes. Read the FAQ for details, and welcome to the fun!

I've increased the fun to give some more folks a shot at the cup - a bit 'watered down' - We'll have the 1200 Mile Cup O' Dirt and a 600 Mile Cup O' Mississippi Mud and new in 2008 is the 1/2 Liter O' Dirt - earned by completing 12 metric centuries in the year! A special award will be presented to anyone completing either a dirty century or metric century in each month of the year.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

My Time Is Here!

First of all, thanks to Brian Duffy, Cup chaser, Leadville hopefull and artist! He is the editorial cartoonist for the Des Moines Register and RAGBRAI host. He was kind enough to design the Cup logo - of course it was in his best intrest to do so, as a Cup O' Dirt was used as a bribe to get us all into Leadville... whether it was what got us in or not, we'll never know, but we do intend to present said 'bribe' to Ken and Marilee when we are at Leadville!

Secondly, I am off to Lake Tahoe to bag my first century of the year - fat tires and all. "Climb the high mountains and get thier good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms thier energy, while cares drop off like autumn leaves." John Muir wrote this of his experience in the Sierra Nevada... I look forward to my weekend there - working with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to raise money to fight cancer through Team In Training. A good day will be had by all.

I leave you with another message from Muir;

"These beautiful days must enrich all my life. They do not exist as mere pictues... but they saturate themselves into every part of the body and live always."

1 comment:

john said...

Well, Dave - Thank you for doing this, and Mr. Duffy, and John Muir.