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, June 24, 2009

New Guy

Let's all welcome the new guy, Pete Liera, to the chase! He's got a few in already, and had this to say:

"Thanks Dave,
So far this year I have one full century and 4 metrics. I have been planninig a route between the Illinois and missisippi rivers,but the bridge is out to get there.
Ill let you know how it goes.

On a side note - we're getting jazzed about the Honey Creek Fall Cycling Festival - and plan on calling the gravel road races (100m and 100k) the Midwest 100 mile Champships - a real midwest throwdown!

Info here: www.tworiverstouringco.com

I hope to see you all there!
Peace - Dave

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Anutha full hundy for DaveyG!

Hi Dave,
Well, last Saturday I wrote you and stated I was headed to a 100 miler the following day. I waffled. I didn't do. Didn't even make 30 miles. However!! :-) Today I rode 107 miles. My most ever in a single ride. 95% on dirt. I want thee "CUP" It is a long ways away. We shall see. Pictures of the ride attached.
Thanks for the chase.
Dave Giegerich

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Send Me Your Addresses!

Cup earners from afar.... - send your shipping address to dave@bikeworldiowa.com

I am sending the Ames Cups to the Ames Bike World for you to pick up - and I'm hoping to get to CF for the TTT next weekend and deliver that crews Cups up there.

Fuller, stop in the shop - I've got yours there - and it's always good to see you.

If you ain't among those 3 groups - send me your address!

Peace - and happy riding!


PS - I'm thinking maybe I should be going for a real Cup this year... hard to smack-talk without putting up myself, eh?

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Lessons On Modern Cycling, A DK Top 10, and other fun stories from around the World

Shockey's old bike

Shocky had this to say:

"hey dave,
got out for my harmony-and-back metric yesterday and ended up finishing a metric in under 4 hours for the first time. i think people might be onto something with these "freewheel" things. they're kinda fast and kinda fun. weird.


Shockey and his newest bike:

First of all, Mr. Shock-meister - that's pretty quick - nice ride... secondly - you'd be shocked (pun intended) at all the new-fangled developments since man first stepped off the Ordinary! All kinds of sweet stuff - gears, pnumatic tires, frames made out of stuff other than iron - bikes these days rock! Ya should check into em!

Fuller rocked out a 10th place finish at Dirty Kanza - a HOT Dirty Kanza too! You should read his write-up - but for those who have full time jobs, I'll summarize: Early morning, Flint Hills, Kansas - a whole herd'o folks take off for this crazy, hilly, dirty 200 mile race. It gets hot - real hot (like - 94!). A whole herd'o folks call it a day, cept for our own, intrepid traveler, Mr. Steve Fuller - He plugs on to the finish line some 20 hourse later - in an impressive 10th place! Great job Fuller!!!

A DK fan from Tennessee stumbled upon our little Cup chase and decided to throw his hat in the ring:

"Just found this website after looking for post write ups on dirty kanza. This is an awesome idea and I want to join in on the fun! My name is Scott McConnell. I am from Nashville, Tn and ride with a group of gravel grinder enthusiasts here. We hit the gravel a lot more last year, but hoping to get back at it more throughout the remaining part of the year. My new ride is a Moots Mooto-x Slider that is set up to run single speed. Thus far this year, I have completed the Cohutta 100, and 104 miles of Dirty Kanza. I also have the Shenadoah 100 on the agenda this year as well as a 24 hr race. I'll work on getting you some pics and forward your website to the rest of the crew. This will give me a target to shoot for. Let me know if you need anything else from me.


Welcome aboard Scott!

And from Mizzu:


Got in another metric yesterday, May 30. Nothing too spectacular, but once again, got to see some country side that didn't know existed.

Headed southeast out of Chillicothe, Mo and shot straight north to meet up with a buddy in Laredo. We got in another 25 together and then we headed back in his truck. Kinda a neat way to get in some miles.

Total mileage was 62 and average was 11.8 mph.

Tim R."

Meanwhile, in northern Iowa, David G. is racking up the metrics - maybe on his way to a couple of 1/2 Liters??? Maybe on his way to a Cup O' Mississippi Mud? We shall see! We shall see!

Keep em rolling!

Peace -Dave