Durango Dirty Century (DDC)


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DDC Profile

Welcome to the 2014 Edition!

(2010, 2011, 2012 Results below in comments)

Ride Sponsors:  Matt Turgeon, Danny Powers

Photos and Blog Reports from 2011 & 2012:

Aaron Kimble (2011)  Jill Heuckman (2011) Jeff Kerkove in 2011  2012 Video &Report  Chad Cheeney (2011)  Sonya Looney (2011)  Matt Turgeon (2011) Tom Purvis 2012  2012 Mountain Flyer Article   Crested Butte News

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No more than 74 people allowed for this event!

This is intended to be NON-COMMERCIAL, Recreational-Use Activities that are held on parts of USFS lands in compliance with USFS Special Use Rules and Regulations.

Please make sure to read all rules for this.  This is fully unsupported and you will need to be self-sufficient in order to complete this.  The rules are located HERE.

Join us on Facebook and a sometimes used email list to follow all updates and notices!

When: Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 6AM – Start at Velorution Cycles

What: Singletrack, high elevation, back country self supported endurance epic.

Maps Needed:  Latitude 40 Maps

Durango Colorado Trails”, 3rd Edition

GPS Route:  None developed.  If you wish to develop one, please share it with the others.

Jeff K’s Strava Route in 2012  Matt Schiff’s GPX  Tom Purvis GPX

Start:  6:00 AM at Velorution.

Early Start is 4:00AM at Velorution.  No other “early start” times allowed.  

Do NOT park at the start location.  Please ride over to the Start.

Finish:   Whenever you make it back in town.  A clipboard will be at the Velorution Cycles for you to sign out.

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Post-Ride Party:  Carver Brewing.  Carver will donate a free beer to all finishers and is holding space for us on their patio!

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Pot-Luck Style Support:  The DDC in 2014 will have very basic support at the top of Hermosa Creek, Hotel Draw and top of Kennebec Pass.   These will be very basic in the sense that what you donate, we will find a way for it to make it aid stations.  Please drop off all food & drink donations at start location the  morning of the DDC.  

We also need people to volunteer to work the aid stations.   If your spouse, family members, or friends wish to help out, please let us know.  At each aid station they can go for a hike, bike ride or just hang out while the DDC riders roll through.

So if you like potato chips, cookies, soda pop, or even your grandma’s home cooked lasagna – please donate!  Also the aid station workers like to drink beer, and sometimes lots of it, so ANY donation will be appreciated.  This keeps them very interested in supporting you.

In addition, in 2011, 2012, and 2013 Ska Brewing Company kindly DONATED beer which we gave to the aid station volunteers, and we hope to gain their support again in 2014!  But this is not guaranteed, so please donate beer in addition to the food and drink if you can.

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Description of Route:  This route will start in Durango, CO and follow paved roads out to the Hermosa Creek Trail Head.  Hermosa Creek Trail will be climbed to Bolam Pass Road and connect on the Colorado Trail at Celebration Lake.  Follow the Colorado Trail all the way back into Durango.

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DDC Profile

* Average time to complete DDC – 14 hours. Only 1/2 that start will finish.
* Average time to complete B Option – 12.5 hours. 3/4 will finish.

This is NOT the ride to use for your first 100-miler. It is not for beginners or intermediate riders – experts only. The effort here will be about 2 times that to complete a Leadville 100. Indian Peaks Ridge is at high elevation and very exposed to afternoon thunder and lightning – and it is in the middle of a very remote ~25 mile stretch where you have almost no options on bailing. Many of the “trails” out of there are primitive – unless you go to the Dolores side of the mountain.

Detailed Directions:

1.  From the start location, we will ride through town * as a neutral roll out group * up to CR 203. Once on CR 203 there is no longer a neutral roll out.  Follow CR 203 all the way to CR 201.  From there follow signs to Hermosa Creek Trailhead.

2.  At the Hermosa Creek Campground, follow the Hermosa Creek (lower) Trailhead to the Hermosa Creek (Upper) Trailhead at the intersection with Hermosa Park Road/Bolam Pass Road, turning left.  Follow Bolam Pass Road up to Celebration Lake.

3.  At Celebration Lake turn onto the Colorado Trail.  Follow this trail down to the Junction Creek Trailhead.  At Junction Creek, follow the paved road back into Durango via Junction Street/W. 25th.  Turn right at W. 2nd and follow this to W. Park/Roosa.  From here back to town with post ride party announcement to be made later.

If you made it this far, you have just finished the Durango Dirty Century!

Note:  This one should be impossible to get lost on…although that means, of course, someone inevitably will.  ;-)  This will be an epic ride on the CT through Black Hawk and Indian Peaks.  Expect ~97-miles and over 13.5 of climbing, with 12 of those miles paved road, 4 dirt road, and the remaining singletrack trail!   Don’t miss the opportunity!

“B” Ride option:  For those wanting a lesser route, after climbing Hermosa Trail, follow Bolam Pass Road to the left hand turn at Hotel Draw – climb here to the Colorado Trail.  This will cut out ~3000-ft of climbing and ~15-miles of the Black Hawk loop.  Estimate here should be around 82-miles total.  Please note your intent to do “B” ride in the registration section.


PLEASE USE THE REGISTRATION PAGE IF YOU WISH TO ENTER.


4 responses to “Durango Dirty Century (DDC)

  • nmes

    2010 Results

    Congrats to everyone who made it out. Awesome time and one heck of an adventure. Amazing food and beer afterward at Durango Brewing Company, and Kip got the honors of free beer and a growler to go!

    Timers started at Bread and ended at Durango Brewing Company. Final miles were 97 for the Full DDC with 13,700-ft of climbing. Some mud, some rain, some snow, a few fallen trees did slow things down a bit, but it did not stop these folks from giving it a try!

    Full DDC
    Place Name Total Time Notes
    Kip Biese 11:34
    Ryan Douglas 12:24 (SS)
    Steve Reiter 12:53
    Matt Turgeon 12:53 (SS)
    Doug Byerly 14:11
    Jeff Hemperley 14:19 (SS)
    Scott Broome 14:19
    Scott Deming DNF
    Brad Hunt DNF
    Billy Schaaphok DNF
    Mike Carpenter DNF
    Aaron Countryman DNF
    Jeff Vierling DNF
    Jay Lewindowski DNF
    Anthony Maguire DNS
    Brian Blair DNS
    Stephanie Grant DNS
    Adam Fleener DNS
    Greg Backman DNS
    Thomas Ray DNS
    Jordan Carr DNS
    Irfan Khan DNS
    Paul Adams DNS
    Scott DeMers DNS
    Casey Roberts DNS

    DDC – Plan B
    Place Name Total Time
    Andrew Black 11:50
    Danny Powers 12:49

    DNS

  • nmes

    2011 Results:

    Congrats to everyone who showed up this year and attempted this monster! It was a bluebird sky day, with awesome temperatures and clear visibility, even with the fires down in New Mexico. We started from San Juan Cycles and rolled out to Hermosa Park and once the climb started people got down to business. Some went for a time trial, others went for a ride, and still others just tried to survive! We had excellent support at our three aid stations, and thanks to everyone who brought food and beverages to support the riders! We also received product from Hammer Nutrition, and at the last minute we got a wonderful care package from Nate Bird of Honey Stinger. Ska Beer kept the aid stations well lubricated, and it was surely enjoyed by more than a few riders at the top of Kennebec Pass!

    There will be lots of stories to share, and I know a lot of you took pictures, so please share if you will by posting links here!

    Here are the preliminary results, so please post here if corrections are needed.

    The Big ‘A’ Ride:

    Joey Ernst – 12 hours, 22 mins
    Doug Johnson – 12:22
    Ken Boyer – 13:05
    Jeff Kerkove – 13:05
    Danny Powers – 13:19
    Matt Turgeon (SS) – 13:35
    Ryan Douglas (SS) – 14:06
    Sonya Looney (W) – 14:32
    Andrew Carney (SS) – 14:32
    Jordan Carr – 14:32
    Pete Basinger – 14:53
    Rebecca Barfoot (W) – 18:05
    Jill Hueckman (W) – 18:05
    Aaron Kimble – 23:05
    Chris McGovern (SS) – DNF
    Kirby Bryant (SS) – DNF
    Tom Ober – DNF
    Rick Callies – DNF (broken derailleur)
    Phil Patrick – DNF
    Jon Csansky – DNF

    The Bad ‘B’ Ride:

    Nick Gould – 9:52
    Brendan Schafer – 10:44
    Robin Guillame (SS) – 10:49
    Bret Bernard – 11:28
    Blake Ward – 12:06
    Walker Lowe – 12:12
    Lyra Parker (W) (SS) – 12:25
    Ivan Unkovskoy (SS) – 12:25
    Lenny Goodell (SS) – 12:53
    Billy Schaaphok – 12:53
    Mike Mangan – 13:04
    Scott Cary – 13:04
    Ashley Oelschlaeger – 13:04
    Kelly Klett (SS) – 13:24
    Sarah Uhl (W) – 14:26
    Chad Cheeney – DNF (broken frame)

    The ‘C’ Challenge:

    Troy Hachmann – 9:45
    Andrew Ferguson – unk
    Vic Rudolf – DNF

    Did Not Start:

    Aaron Sublett
    Sara Delano
    Dax Massey
    Scott McCalmon
    Tyler Holland
    Jeffery Hemperley
    Joey Parent
    Doug Byerly
    TR Larsen
    Maxfield LaFortune
    Trent Cooper
    Eric Herchmer
    (W) denotes Woman rider, (SS) is for single speeder

    See you all next year!

  • SWES

    2012 Preliminary Results:

    Congrats to all of the people who came out to race the DDC in 2012! With all of June being dry as a bone, the monsoon rains decided to come on all at once and drench the La Platas. The DDC took mercy on the fast riders and the guys up front mostly escaped the rain, while the rest of the field got hammered and the big gap in the finish reflects this. Torrential rain up on Blackhawk for some, and later on for others an even harder rain up near Kennebec.

    The aid stations manned by Walker, Amanda, Sherry, Carson, Brian and a few others were awesome, and we all owe them a huge THANK YOU for braving the elements to support us.

    Here are the Preliminary Results. Please post here if there is incorrect information.

    The Big ‘A” Ride – 100-miles

    Zach Guy 10:35 (new course record)
    Matt Schiff 10:57
    Kip Biese 10:58
    Jesse Jakomait 11:05
    Dave Farmer 11:19
    Fred Hankinson 11:35
    Jeff Kerkove 11:53
    Jason Michalak 12:45
    Cat Morrison (W) 13:40
    Matt Turgeon (SS) 14:15
    Todd Kennedy 14:35
    Dwayne Otto 14:40
    Dan Holmes 14:40
    Ian Altman 14:41
    Joeseph Shults 15:22
    Chris Parks 15:37
    Becky Sears (W) 16:03
    Danny Powers DNF
    Michael Scott DNS
    Mike Robinson DNF
    Joey Ernst DNF
    Dave Timmons DNF
    Tony Wilhelms DNF
    Brian Sullivan DNF
    Charlie Domas DNS
    Jill Heuckman DNS
    Greg Lewis DNF
    Robbin Guillaume (SS) DNF
    Kevin Lutgen DNF
    Jeff Hemperley DNS
    Tim Wilcox DNF
    Alex Howard DNF
    Tom Purvis DNF
    Jens Nielsen DNF
    Aaron Kimble DNF
    Doug Byerly DNS
    Eric Schweikardt DNF
    Steve Chambers DNF
    Miles Venzara DNF
    Travis Brown DNS
    Steve Reiter (SS) DNF

    The B Ride – 80 miles

    Kirby Bryant (SS) 10:35
    Billy Schaaphok (SS) 12:16
    Walt Brown 14:10
    Brad Mattingly 14:45
    Brandy Peterson DNF
    Carly Watson DNS
    Steve Koller DNS
    James Simmons (SS) DNF
    Erik Herchmer DNF
    William Hobag DNF
    Delwyn Werito DNF

    C ride is no longer a category due to popularity of a A and B (sorry). B ride will eventually disappear once the A category reaches the full 74 signup. It’s a shame to show DNF by so many names here because there were some who went over 100 miles or came close to it. But it is motivation to come back next year and start anew.

    See you in 2013!

  • SWES

    Book of results also got pinched but we started an impromptu list. That very same leather bound book I used in NM. Cant believe someone stole it, but maybe they wanted autographs.

    Here are the 2013 results that we have: I will update as necessary but let’s not get crazy with the changes. The results are NOT in order. congrats to everyone and thanks for coming out!

    A Ride Time
    Jessee Jakomait 9:58
    Matt Schiff 10:23
    Kurt Refsnider 11:11
    John Hennings 11:16
    Danny Powers 11:49
    Aaron Kimble 16:17
    Chris Parks 12:22
    Joey Ernst 12:36
    Shawn Gregory 12:05
    Stephanie Jones 18:15
    Daniel Murray 12:51
    Ryan Franz 12:51
    Caroline SoonG 19:00
    Robert Powell 12:26
    Jim Crossland 13:08
    Robin Guillaume 12:52
    Tom Purvis 17:15
    Will Inverso 13:12
    Todd Kennedy 13:18
    Rebecca Barfoot 16:51
    Beau Kiklis 17:35
    Katie Newberry 16:09
    Sam Newberry 16:09
    Parker Quimby 17:35
    Lyra Parker 13:08
    Ryan Douglas 13:21
    Jeff Hemperley 14:10
    Timothy Reinbolt 15:47
    Brian Lott 14:27
    Dan Holmes 13:51
    Dwyane Otto 15:51
    Chris Ellefson 14:09
    Ian Altman 14:01
    David Wilson 12:55
    Chris Farney 14:27
    Anthony Didi DNF
    Luis Calderon DNF
    Billy Schaaphok DNF
    Michael Ackerman DNF
    Peter Bassinger DNF
    Ryan Hentz DNF
    Chuck Ray DNF
    Garett Alexander DNF

    B Ride Time
    Matt Turgeon 10:36
    Dave Crandall 11:26
    Brian Brothers 11:43
    Brian Kalkopf 11:57
    Paul Adams 12:44
    Jim Squires 16:15
    Terry Howe 13:32
    Mike Robinson 14:31
    Zane Nelson 17:15
    Theresa Garcia DNF

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