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.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Cup O' Snow???

Lots O' Riding been going on this year - cuz those cups are so cool.

Norbert Koenigsfeld, from Cedar Rapids area entered the chase on January 27th with a 103 mile ride on a 46X18 Fixie!!! With 7:32hrs of ride time - his average speed on the lonley hundy was nearly 14 miles an hour - impressive considering it's A)January B)he was on dirt C)he was alone and D)he was riding a fixie!! His data is pictured>

Meanwhile, Dennis Grelk is going for all three cups - the Cup O'Dirt, the watered down version of a Cup O'Mississippi Mud and the metric verstion 1/2 Liter O'Dirt! His latest info is posted below - and counts for his 2nd metric century of 2008!
Dennis Grelk's Ride

Paul Jacobson, a Cup O'Mississippi Mud recipient in 2007 nailed a metric century this weekend (Feb 2nd) as well.

Mostly, what I'm wondering is this: Did Dennis and Paul see their shaddow while riding on Groundhogs Day?

By the way - in case you are wondering - you could earn all three cups - but you'd have to ride 18 full centuries and 12 metric centuries.... all in one year! You can't count the same century for 2 different cups... in other words, if you want the Cup O' Mississippi Mud AND the 1/2 Liter O'Dirt - you'd have to do a full dozen metric centuries PLUS 6 full dirty centuries. Make sense???

Keep riding! Peace - Dave


Neve_r_est said...

I dunno, it was that liquid grey all morning, so no shadows then. But the sun came out in the afternoon so I'm hoping for more snow!


Paul said...

No shadow for me as most of my ride was after dark! I think two of the three cups sounds like a doable goal!

gpickle said...

Don't ride for the cups folks - cuz they so don't exist. At least I have not seen one yet, excepting online images of course. Not the first time I have been hornswagggled by a promoter but this one hurts the most. Ow!


In other thoughts, it is nice to see everyone is getting out, looks like many cups will need to be made this year? Someday maybe demand will be so high I will be telling whippersnappers in my rusty old man voice that I remember when they used to make them cups by hand right here in the U.S.A. hack. cough. weeze.

Neve_r_est said...

I'm not doing this for the cups. I'm doing this for the dirt.