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, April 15, 2008


OK - so we got the fact that there will be a group going for a hundy this Sunday - we just don't know where - One thing's fer sure - if ya wanna join the fun - show up at Hy-Vee on Grand and Railroad at 6:30 on Sunday for a little pre-ride feast. Then it's either off to a 100 miles of Center Trails (hoping they are dry) No complaining - it's only 8 laps. That ain't so bad! There'll probly be a lunch stop in Valley Junction or something - taco's anyone????

OR - if the trails are wet from the deluge that is forecast for Thursday - then we'll take to the gravel - and try and follow Toms route - described below.
Or - just pull a pickle and pick out some towns and try to get to em by dead-reckoning. (that is a nautical term)

"Here is the route that I created last night. It is currently 116 miles. I’d appreciate any input on route selection. As I stated before, I’m not familiar with these roads and am pretty much guessing that they are gravel. I also wouldn’t mind chopping some of that extra 16 miles off. I currently have it starting and stopping at the Hy-Vee on Jordan Creek and University and am thinking of on the bikes by 7:30 which gives some time for those that want to meet early for breakfast. -Tom

Click here for the route: Map My Ride"

Keep up the great rides - and keep logging the miles! Only a couple'a weeks till Trans-Iowa!!! Yahoo! I'm gunna try and do some 'Live" reports from the race throughout the weekend on CyclingUpdate.com - That's cool.


gpickle said...

I recommend looking through an Iowa Gazetteer the night before the ride and picking a couple of towns to hit for resupply and identifying some promising looking roads and then leaving all maps behind and just enjoying the ride. You can't get lost because you don't know where you are and you have just a vague idea of where you are going.

Steve Fuller said...

That last sentence describes Trans-Iowa doesn't it? :)