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.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Adamson Attains The First Cup!

Saturday, August 11th, John Adamson completed his sixth dirty century, earning him the coveted Cup O' Mississippi Mud!

The occasion was the Leadville 100, an epic adventure for anyone, much less a grizzled old man in his 60s.... not only that, but he completed the race in an astounding 10 hours flat - and this was his 9th buckle earned! (earned by those completing the race in 12 hours or less). John is a master of the bike, a spirited young man and an inspiriation to us all. Congratulations, John, on your accomplishments and being the first one to earn a Cup O' Dirt!

Others who gained a notch in the stick at Leadville include Mike Johnson, from Cedar Falls - He rode a strong race and took 20+ minutes off his 2005 time! He is one century away from the Mississippi Mud. Dave Mable, who, along with his wife, Dee, rode a tandem to 2nd place at Leadville. This was Dave's 4th century and Dee's 2nd. Dee may complete one more century this year, but it will probably be on a road bike at the Dr. Bob Double Metric in October. Another coffee mug in our cupboard is not much of a motivation for her, though it is for her husband!

Jason Alread, who rode a strong 9:26 and Brian Benson, who took 11 min off his previous time, both earned another notch.

Ben Garrett hammered the course at Leadville logging the fastest time by an Iowan ever with a time of 8:34! An astounding feat for anyone, much less a boy from Iowa! In the results, Ben was definitely in elite company, mostly from Colorado and the surrounding mountain states!

1 comment:

john said...

Good stuff. During the first part of the race I was thinking that I would never do this thing again, or if I did - I'd do it from the back and not worry about my finish.
By the end of the race I was riding hard and loving this epic event. And, today I'm starting to make training plans for next year and working on my team mates to join the fun.