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, January 09, 2008

OK - We'll Let Him In!

Dang good thing I ordered an extra Cup! This dude deserves one!

Great Divide Race Results

Matthew Lee of North Carolina takes the cake - (sorry Gpickle!) - with 41 'hungas' as he calls em down south - I'd say he should have his own Cup O'Dirt!

Not only did he complete the 2480 mile Great Divide Race, but finished 2nd in a time of 15 days, 22 hours and 40 minutes! All that distance and he was a scant 22 minutes behind winner Jay Petervary! The equivilant of a SPRINT FINISH!!!!

The Great Divide Race is a solo, self-supported race from the Port of Rooseville Montana to Antelope Wells, New Mexico. You must follow the 85% dirt (mostly gravel, but a little singletrack for fun) route, restocking in towns along the way. Racers are required to phone in their locations from certain towns as they pass through. Racers are also given a 24 day limit in which to finish the cross country route through the mountains.

Matthew - It is an honor to be able to present you with a Cup O' Dirt - I'm sure I speak for all dirty Iowans - in giving you a hearty congratulations and a belated welcome to the Chase!

Speaking of that - I'll need each of your land address' - Cups don't travel well through cyber-space! email me at dmable@juno.com

Peace! Dave


Anonymous said...

Hey I'm just happy being me.

Good job Matt, I enjoy following your exploits from afar.


the mostly reverend said...

hey, I'M happy being you, too, mr. pickle.

john said...

Hey, no, I happy I'm not either of you, but it might be easier than being me - and certainly easier than being this other dude.

Paul said...

I think a keg of dirt is in order for Matt Lee!

Amazing Job Matt. I watched the updates everyday and am friends with fellow GDR finisher Jon Billman.

Kevin Montgomery said...
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Kevin Montgomery said...

Speaking of Matt Lee