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, October 11, 2007

Mike Johnston Hits 'Pay Dirt'!

Mike got some of his friends - LT 100 partner John Adamson, Kat - I'm always ready for a hard workout Porter, and Jeff the grips pimp Kerkove to join him for his 6th dirty hundy. Our fast and friendly 100 miles of gravel took us south to Dike, Reinbeck and Trear. The best part of the ride was on Ridge Road - which snakes along the ridges west of Trear with great views to the north and south.
On the way home we dropped Jeff off at his place and wished him well with his Ergon adventure in Ft. Collins. Jeff has been a real asset to our biking community. Kathleen had an excellent ride - her 5th gravel ride. Her comment was "it sure makes you appreciate the pavement." John got his 7th dirty 100 and declared that Mr. Pickle is the man. Mike enjoyed the ride, training, company and considered the ride as the start of his preparation for the LT 100 in 2008. Ride on, Mike. He didn't enjoy the last 15 miles of the day when he rode in the pouring rain.

Editors Note: Congratulations on joining a very elite crowd, Mike! You, Big Johny and GPickle are so far the only ones to have earned the coveted 'Cup O' Dirt' - a bit muddy, mind you, but a Cup, none-the-less! Cully? BenG? what're you two up to? Come on, let's go! It is high time that I got my sorry rear off my chair and onto my saddle for a couple more hundys to join you in a toast to dirt! - Dave


CULLY TODD said...


Dave Mable said...

Atta Boy Cully!

I'm bummin as I am doing a 200k tomorrow... and my wife and her friends talked me into riding with them... ON PAVEMENT!!!

Guess I'll have to find another couple of days to get dirty!

All that being said - she IS much cuter than dirt!


john said...

So Cully, is 100 miles of gravel riding the best X training you can do?

Paul said...


How do I get myself on the list? I did a 107 miler for training for TI (one damn 94 miler that I shouldn't kept on going!), 200+ in TI V.3, 200 at Dirty Kanza. I have 5 and hope to get more! Let me know if I can get on the list.

Paul Jacobson