Friday, April 30, 2021

Registration is open!

Registration is now open for the 2021 Dirty Lemming. 

We are again limiting the ride to 100 people.

100M or 100K option, you can chose day of ride.

7/31/2021 - Details to follow.  

Send a postcard to secure your spot. 

Mail to:

Dirty Lemming C/O Jim Smith
916 Dutchmans Way SE
Watertown, MN 55388

Please include....

Bike type:   Single Speed, Fat, Gears, Tandem


Friday, March 26, 2021

2021 Dirty Lemming Postcard Registration opens on May 1

It is official, on May 1st we will open post card registration for the 10th Annual Dirty Lemming which will be held on 7/31/2021.   

Monday, December 21, 2020

2021 COVID delayed 10th Annual Dirty Lemming Ride

We are hoping to run our COVID delayed 10th annual ride on July 31st.  

We will probably open post card registration in May as by then we hope to have a better lay of the land, again limiting the number of riders to 100.  

Thursday, July 9, 2020

10th Dirty Lemming - not this year


We have put off the decision as long as we could, but it doesn’t seem feasible to have a Dirty Lemming ride this year.

While we considered holding a virtual event, to us the “Lemming Ride” is as much about the social interaction and seeing old friends as the riding.   

So the 10th Dirty Lemming has been officially postponed until next year.

Stay safe and healthy,

Jim and Suzanne

Thursday, April 9, 2020

2020 Dirty Lemming

Hey Lemmings,

Not sure what the situation will be in July so we are not opening registration yet.    So, we are taking a wait and see approach since no one really knows what things will look like come late July.    

At worst we have a gap year and come back strong and rested.

If you are looking for some fun solo/small group riding, check out this gravel ride I put together this spring.  

Good low traffic gravel option if you are trying to escape the crowds on the paths nearer the cities.    

Includes a tour of 6 round barns.   I've heard there are only 48 true round barns remaining in MN.    A lot in our area though....   3 true round barns and 3 roundish bars (hexagon, octagon)

Probably 90%+ gravel.

Starts and finishes at the Luce Line parking lot in Lyndale.    But lots of places you could jump on if you are coming from SW metro....

Carry lots of water and food since it is a remote ride with the no good options for refueling.

All are visible from the road or maybe a short way up a long driveway.  Please be respectful of the owners!!    My rule has been if I see someone out and about and I wave and they wave back it's an invitation to ride up and say hello.    The few I've talked to using this approach have been very proud of their barns.    I even got a nice tour of the inside of one and details on how it was built by the current owners great grandfather.  

If you do start in Lyndale and ride clockwise here are the approximate locations and some details I gleaned from the owner and a website that documents round barns (yes, it is a thing)....

Round Barn #1 - Mile 2
Octagon - Built in 1917, converted to home in 1978

Round Barn #2 - Mile 7
Octagon - Built in 1906

Round Barn #3 - Mile 24
True Round - Built in 1919

Round Barn #4 - Mile 31
True Round, Hybrid - Built in 1927

Round Barn #5 - Mile 41
True Round - Built in 1902

Round Barn #6 - Mile 44
Octagon - Built in 1906

Stay healthy and safe!

Jim and Suzanne

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Thanks and preliminary results

Preliminary results below, let us know if we have any errors or omissions.

Pictures coming soon.....

Thanks to everyone that came yesterday, we really had a great time.

Special shout out to the volunteers who gave up their day to make it happen.    Without them there would be no ride.

First severe injury in 9 years, Wayne broke his collar bone and a bone in his hand.    Wayne has ridden 8 of 9 lemming rides and is a former "Lemming of the Year".   Knowing Wayne he will recover quickly so he can trounce me in the Chequamegon again.

Lemming of the year, Jeff Mandel, raised $37K for Growing with Grief.   A number of Lemmings made a contribution to his effort, thanks for your generosity to a great cause.

Some stats for fun:
Category # %
Total Riders 92 100.0%
100 M riders 27 29.3%
100 K riders 65 70.7%
Female riders 9 9.8%
Male riders 83 90.2%
Female 100M riders 5 55.6%
Male 100M riders 18 21.7%
Oldest Rider 78
Youngest Rider 24
Average Age 51.9
Median Age 53

103 Miles
Cameron Moore 5:21 First 100M Male
Corey Towle (WT) 5:21 First 100M Townie
Jared Lewis 5:21 First 100M Male 50+
Mat Boie 5:42
Eric Sundstrom 5:42
Sandy Marshall 5:50 First 100M Female
David Wargin 5:50
Monika Sattler 6:13
Rob Mosimann 6:49
Jeff Henkemeyer 6:52
Peter Keller 6:59
Mike Warne 7:18
Jim Cuene 7:19
Jim Brick 7:19
Tim Reese 7:26
Patrick Morton 7:26
John Barten 7:26
John Hausladen 7:30
Kate Ankofski 7:38
Greg Fields 7:38
Gary Glubka 7:51
Deb Lind 7:51 First 100M Female 50+
John Carline 7:58
Angela Hop 8:00
Eric McKee 8:01
Marc Seaburg 8:04
Ed Matthiesen 9:03 Sweep - Lead from back

105 Kilometers
Dave Shulman3:31First 100K Male
Greg Bernhardt3:31First 100K 50+ Male
Paul Schoening3:31
Rob Douglass3:31
Jon Lane3:33
Dana Kromer3:33
Craig Rittler3:33
Emily Flynn3:35First 100K Female
Charles Wolf3:35
Bob Lamoreaux3:35
Steve Sonnesyn3:40
Rick Diehl3:40
James Schultz3:40
Tim Staloch (WT)3:47First 100K Townie
Mike Campbell3:47
Chris Sibley3:47
Steve Bertossi3:49
Gary Elling3:57
Craig Moose3:57
Peter Pascale4:09
Paul Aasen4:09
Mike Headrick 4:09
Mike Berger 4:09
Joe Ducosin4:09
Robert Stoltz4:10
Elliot Stoltz4:11Youngest Rider
Larry Mulenburg4:13
Jason Thon4:13
Eric Wing4:13
Mike Grussing4:15
Mike Hartogh4:16
Joe Dicus4:21
Geoffrey Wilson4:24
Mike Pasdo4:26
Bill Grau4:27
Rick Phillips4:31
Ray Marron4:31
Chuck Rusch4:31
Brett Sweeney (WT)4:31
Greg Merz4:33
Stephen Wilson4:34
Lynne Dana4:35First 100K 50+ Female
John Ingham4:35Oldest Rider
Joel Grafenstein4:36
Brian Shannon4:36
Kevin Dana4:39
Jeff Mandel4:39Lemming of the year
Steve Schoo4:40
Craig Gustafson4:40
Valerie Rittler4:51Dougie - Most Lost
Randy Anderson4:54
Joel Salonek (WT)5:03
Karen Christy5:10
Brian Groh5:10Best Postcard
Tim Holmstrom5:24
Tim Bauer5:24First 100K Fat Bike
Paul Maahs5:24
Edward Eroe5:24
Bill Hicks5:24
Kevin Vander Velden5:31
Cody Jenkins5:53
Austin Carline5:53
Richard AndersonNo time

111 Kilometers
John ThompsonNo time

25 Kilometers
Wayne Bishop No time Broken clavicle, hand

Monday, June 17, 2019

Updated rider list...

Updated 7/26 -  We're pretty much full at 104 riders.   

If you don't see your name below and you sent in a postcard or donated to Jeff Mandel's charity, let me know.

Riders on the list....  
(WT) = local Watertown Rider....
Ali Parsons Towle (WT)
Angela Hop
Corey Coogan Cisek
Deb Lind
Emily Flynn
Karen Christy
Kate Ankofski
Lynne Dana
Monika Sattler
Sandy Marshall
Valerie Rittler
Austin Carline
Bill Callas
Bill Grau
Bill Hicks
Bob Lamoreaux
Bob Mueller
Brent Asproth
Brett Baker
Brett Sweeney (WT)
Brian Groh
Brian Shannon
Cameron Moore
Charles Wolf
Chris Sibley
Chuck Barden
Chuck Rusch
Cody Jenkins
Corey Towle (WT)
Craig Gustafson
Craig Moose
Craig Rittler
Dana Kromer
Dave Shulman
David Wargin
Derek Leventy
Dick Stardig
Ed Matthiesen
Ed Shaw
Edward Eroe
Elliot Stoltz
Eric McKee
Eric Sundstrom
Eric Wing
Gary Elling
Gary Glubka
Geoffrey Wilson
Greg Bernhardt
Greg Fields
Greg Merz
Issac Stoltz
James Schultz
Jared Lewis
Jason Thon
Jeff Henkemeyer
Jeff Hinck
Jeff Mandel
Jim Brick
Jim Cuene
Joe Black
Joe Dicus
Joe Ducosin
Joel Grafenstein
Joel Salonek (WT)
John Barten
John Carline
John Hausladen
John Ingham
John Thompson
Jon Lane
Keith Bianchi
Kevin Dana
Kevin Vander Velden
Larry Mulenburg
Lynn Gregory
Marc Seaburg
Mat Boie
Mike Berger 
Mike Campbell
Mike Grussing
Mike Hartogh
Mike Headrick 
Mike Warne
Patrick Morton
Paul Aasen
Paul Maahs
Paul Schoening
Peter Keller
Peter Loewenson
Peter Pascale
Randy Anderson
Ray Marron
Richard Anderson
Richard Franco
Rick Diehl
Rick Phillips
Rob Douglass
Rob Mosimann
Robert Stoltz
Stephen Wilson
Steve Bertossi
Steve Schoo
Steve Sonnesyn
Tim Bauer
Tim Staloch (WT)
Wayne Bishop