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.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Night O' and Morning O' Dirt

Oakley Rob's Nite O' Dirt featuring Rob (as himself), Fuller, Paul, Sumpter, Chuck, and Kyle, with an appearance from Matt.

Had a great ride last night. Despite the line of storms that blew
through after getting home from work, 9 of us left Kyle's bikes in
Ankeny at 8:30 AM for "Oakley Rob's First Annual Night Of Dirt". Our
route took us straight north to Ames (we literally made 4 turns
getting onto the gravel and nothing after that). After a quick bite,
Matt from Skunk River Cycles joined us around 11:00 PM and we headed
back south, with 6 of us then heading over to Huxley and Cambridge and
back on the HOINT (very nicely groomed dirt/gravel trail), then back
to Ames for a quick 2 AM burrito fix. Matt went home, leaving Mr
BikeIowa, Oakley Rob, Kyle and Chuck from Kyle's bikes and myself to
ride straight south back to Ankeny, arriving back at the shop around
3:30 or 4:00AM. Kyle, Chuck and I called it a morning with 80 miles on
the odometer. Rob and Sumpter kept rolling around town to get their
remaining mileage in. So there you have it, a quick night metric to
keep myself active in the "One 'o Month" club. Talk of doing another
one in August if there's interest (and even if there's not).

Dave and Dee's 17.8th annual early morning O' Dirt: Metric #2 for the mables and Fishy. Langer joined but only got 55 or so. Lot's o hills, lots o miles, lots o dogs - and a picture perfect Iowa morning. Ride ended with coffee at Amici - that's what I call a perfect start to a perfect day - the conclusion of the day will entail our daughter Anna's dance recital, followed by an overnight drive to mountain paradise... Estes Park - yep - a perfect day.

Peace - Dave

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