A week or so ago, several of us joined Dean for what we thought was Dean's 100th Get 'er Dunn. Turned out that "we" didn't do a very good job of counting. It was only his 99th. MikeD did a little write-up on RTP; he skated over the mistaking quite neatly. And truthfully, as Mike hinted, what better way to spend most of a Sunday than in the cold, with some drizzle, tempting frost-bitten feet?
At least Dean did (probably) accomplish one record that day -- first person to get to 10-thousand kms on a single course. (I am unaware of any others having accomplished the 10-K on a single course AT THE TIME that Dean did get 10,098 kms on Get 'er Dunn.)
However, perusing the RUSA website for non-interesting information, I discovered that Dean getting to 10-thousand that day was NOT the first time a RUSA member got to 10-thousand on a single course. No, that honor does not go to Dean on Get 'er Dunn.
Instead, it appears that the honor goes to Dean on the Tar Heel 200. Jan-01-2012 was his 51st time completing that course -- for 10,200 kms. Back-tracking through the records, Dean did his 50th Tar Heel 200, and got to an even 10-thousand-kms on that one course, on Dec-04-2011.
All Years, # rides, avg time, kph by route
route # kms avg time kph
589 Tar Heel 200 51 10,200 10.711 10:43 18.7
878 Get 'er Dunn 99 10,098 5.422 5:25 18.8