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.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Leadville Nearing!

Well, off tomorrow to Leadville for the Leadville Trail 100 - North America's highest 100 mile mountain bike race! There should be a good number of updates after this weekend as more than a handful of Cup Chasers are toeing the line at Leadville.

Notable this year is Tour DeFrance Champion Floyd Landis is scheduled to compete. Lance Armstrong has been rumored to be racing, but has denied it. Some speculate whether that is a cover.. or not. His friend and long-time coach, Chris Charmichael will be racing in his 2nd Leadville, and the two have talked of a bet - dinner to the winner!

Other notables are 3 time winner Dave Weins and Mountain Bike Marathon Pro - Nat Ross.

Should be some good competiion up front... as well as the race against the clock - as one (or two... tandem) must finish under 12 hours in order to earn the covetted silver belt buckle. Typically only 50-60% of starters make the time cut - It is a tough race. Stay tuned!

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