2016

Ever have that uncontrollable urge to visit Boring, Columbia, Forestville, Springfield, or Mount Pleasant?  Well, sorry to disappoint you, this wont be your year.  Much more “interesting” sites will be the order of the day.  

The 2016 Mason Dixon 20-20 “Say What” will be a grand excursion throughout the mid-Atlantic region in search of places that may leave you scratching your head utter disbelief or is it scratching udders in head relief.   Either way, you will be awestruck at the epicness of these bonus locations.

 

Whether you are brand new to the world of endurance riding, or a multi-IBR finisher, I am inviting you to come east and join our little rally over the Memorial Day weekend.

Here’s some answers to your basic questions:

  • Will there be any bonus locations in big cities?

Absolutely, along with seaside tourist traps and mountain refuges.

  • Will there be a need to traverse questionable roads through the Appalachians?

Need- that’s the rider’s call; however, there will be bonus locations buried in the hills and vales of Deliverance country and you will be warned if a non-paved road is required to access a location. Interesting factoid- gravel is considered a type of pavement.

  • Will i be expected to ride big miles to be competitive?

Probably not, but again that is a rider choice. We stress the importance of using that thing between your ears instead of overcoming poor routing choices with the excessive application of the right hand. Hyper speeding on the East Coast usually gets you nothing but trouble or instant jail time depending on the jurisdiction. And you can leave your Valentine Ones/ Escorts at home, they are nearly useless in Pennsylvania and illegal in Virginia & DC.

  • How long have you been doing this?

This will be the 17th Mason Dixon 20-20 and we will be celebrating in the style you would expect from an event held in West Virginia.

 

 

 

You can anticipate some of the finest motorcycling roads in our nation, great food [complete with a fantastic Memorial Weekend Barbecue], the best rally staff and camaraderie that is second to none. If you are a successful finisher, you will receive the documentation necessary to join the Iron Butt Association.

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History

 

 The History of the Mason Dixon 20 20

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Up until the Spring of 2000, the Capitol 1000 was THE rally to ride in the Mid-Atlantic.  Sadly, it ceased existence in June of that year.  Several riders who had registered for the Cap 1000  decided to ride anyway; starting at the same place (we had reservations, shame to let them go to waste and all), but there wasn't really enough time to put on a proper rally.  That's how the Mason Dixon 20-20 was born. 

We had about 20 riders show up for a very grueling Saddlesore 1000 that featured nearly 300 miles of those squiggly little roads we so enjoy as riders.  At our concluding feast, Jim Young suggested the event become a real rally and it should be done annually.  This is odd, since the rallymaster had never even entered an LD rally at this point; nevertheless, he committed to giving it the old college try in 2001, over Memorial Day weekend.  And did we; 95 riders in all, 400 bonus locations, a suicidal Ural, and numerous riders realizing that getting that last bonus in Gettysburg wasn't such a bright idea at 2 o'clock on Memorial Day Sunday.  Everyone had a great time; Jim Young, who grew up in Coudersport, exclaimed that he was on roads "up there" that he didn't know even existed.   Jim died later that summer during the Thin Air TT- he was 49.  Jim is buried at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery; we visit him every Memorial Day to say "thanks for being a soldier, and thanks for making the Mason Dixon 20-20 the event it has become."  And we miss him.

Links to Prior Years Event:

 

2000
2000
2001
2001
2002
2002
2003
2003
2004
Mini-Mason 2005 2006
2017
2017
2018

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Our Contact Information:
Mason Dixon 20-20 Riders Club
PO Box 6635
Largo, MD 20792

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2000

Results and Stories from the 2000 Rally

Well, the inaugural Mason Dixon 20-20 is in the books. Given the mere 6 week lead time, the Rally came off with very few glitches.

We gave it a good try for the World Record, twenty starters, including one 2-up, a bunch of veterans and six IBA rookies. If everyone finished, that would be enough to hold it until the upcoming Roadrunner 1000 and the fall's Gerlachfest.

 

The Route was 1057 total miles: 388 of it twisties, 600 super slab, the rest mixed. By 11am the ambient temp is in the 90's with comparable humidity- the 100 + heat indices made it feel like late August out there. Over 10 gallons of bottled water were consumed by ralliers plus an unestimatable number of gallons purchased on the road.

The forgotten gem on The Route- US 50 from Winchester, VA to Bridgeport, WV. Most of us Easterners only think of US 50 as "that multi lane/ limited access highway to get from DC to OC". If you have the chance, ride this stretch of US 50, and as you drop first off Backbone and then Cheat Mountains, remember that the Horkster coasted the whole way -- with the ignition off.

The new gems on The Route- OH 26 and OH 9. These are "must adds" to anyone's serious twisties list.

Rally Finishers- Nearly 17.5 hours later, the first riders returned; the last SS1k pulled in with 13 minutes to spare: 17 Saddlesore finishers, which should be the US record, and definitely the East Coast record- over $200 will be donated to the Fran Crane Memorial Fund. Three contributions to the "Bridgeport Policemen's Retirement Fund" were also made.

There were three DNF's, one each to a mechanical (tire), a fuel error, and an oversleep (forgot the Meanie). Five of the six rookies finished with time to spare; a very good ratio considering conditions.

 

Rally Awards

Who Got it

  • Long Distance AwardJim Frens - 472 miles
  • Perfect TimeCharlie Huber 20hrs 22 min
  • "Rat" Bike AwardBryan "7-Gal" Main
  • Smallest Bike FinishingLeon Begeman- proving again, nothing runs like a Deere
  • Last FinisherDale "The Horkster" Horstman- 23hrs 47min
  • Spirit of the IBATodd "Harley Trash" Witte- "Route sheet, we don't need no stinkin' route sheet."
  • The FiTE VI Entry- courtesy of Bryan Moody and the FiTEJim McDonald

2001

Rally Scoresheet - Final

Special Awards

Close Enough to Get the Cigar
Smallest Finisher (31 hr)
Oldest Finisher (31hr)
CP #1 Al Willis (#47) 5 min
Chris Ward (#46) 
BMW K75
Art Grantz (#75) 
1975 Goldwing Std
CP#2 Jim Frens (#56) 12 min
FL Terry Roberts (#36) 5 Sec
   
 
Highest Rookie
 
 
Christopher Sakala (#5)
 

Final Standings

Position
Rider #
First
Last
Mount
Final Points
Locations Obtained

1

58

Scott

Davis ('03 IBR Spot)

BMW

884.7

33

2

51

Don

Arthur ('02 MD 20-20)

BMW

802.4

26

3

00

George

Fetsko ($100 Widder)

Kawasaki

727.8

29

4

25

Tom

Cotter (T/S '01 Event)

BMW

675.8

24

5

5

Christopher

Sakala ($50 Dandy)

BMW

601.3

30

6

20

Michael

McDaniel (FitE VII)

BMW

587.5

27

7

26

Charlie

Huber

Harley Davidson

548.4

31

8

42

Chris

Ward

BMW

525.7

22

9

29

Art

Garvin

Honda

522.6

24

10

39

Don

Hartenstine

BMW

511.3

26

11

17

Rick

Snyder

BMW

510.6

26

12

38

Brad

Ketterling

BMW

509.1

25

13

87

David

Ebersole

BMW

502.8

28

14

50

Jim

Young

BMW

497.2

33

15

30

Laurie

Bechtel

Honda

492.1

22

16

52

Doug

Bailey

Triumph

491.2

31

17

65

Manny

Sameiro

Honda

486.9

22

18

66

Bruce

Brownlee

Harley Davidson

478.0

23

19

53

Ed

Phelps

BMW

466.3

35

20

12

Todd

Peer

Honda

439.0

22

21

69

Don

Sills

Yamaha

436.7

18

22

74

Kim

Raub

Yamaha

418.7

28

23

76

Kim

Raub

Harley Davidson

398.1

27

24

43

Bruce

Hastie

BMW

397.8

19

25

32

Craig

Johnston

Honda

391.7

19

26

73

Daniel

Baker

Honda

366.7

31

27

46

Michael

Wesley

BMW

343.7

18

28

54

Verne

Hauck

Harley Davidson

341.5

19

29

92

Bryan

Main

Kawasaki

341.2

18

30

62

Carol

Horstkotter

BMW

330.9

19

31

75

Art

Grantz

Honda

316.8

28

32

55

Bonnie Lee

Hauck

Harley Davidson

311.2

18

33

63

David

LeBrun

Kawasaki

298.0

20

34

27

John

Murray

Kawasaki

289.6

18

35

59

Lori

Wilson

Yamaha

284.8

14

36

15

Tim

McGrail

Harley Davidson

274.6

24

37

23

Jack

Hornbeck

BMW

273.6

16

38

28

Warren

Bloxom

BMW

268.5

16

39

16

Scott

Victor

Harley Davidson

251.7

24

40

47

Al

Willis

Harley Davidson

231.3

12

41

35

Kevin

Ronstrom

BMW

212.5

15

42

3

Bryan

Moody

Kawasaki

194.4

16

43

56

Jim

Frens

Honda

188.0

20

44

24

L. Edward

Day

Kawasaki

180.7

15

45

45

Lenny

Holcomb

Harley Davidson

118.7

5

46

36

Terry

Roberts

Yamaha

109.0

6

47

44

Michelle

Holcomb

Harley Davidson

106.8

6

48

80

Terry

Hanks

Honda

101.9

6

49

61

Gary

Johnson

Honda

90.8

7

50

8

Robert

McCarthy

BMW

84.7

4

51

89

Dillon

Dickson

Kawasaki

66.8

2

52

71

Bill

Kirsch

Yamaha

56.5

12

53

33

John

Shingara

Kawasaki

54.5

10

54

90

Bryan

Kemper

Triumph

47.8

12

55

60

John

Nolt

Harley Davidson

45.5

8

56

49

Dawn

Nolt

Harley Davidson

35.6

7

57

48

Burnell

Nolt

Harley Davidson

33.8

7

58

86

Greg

Warfield

Honda

33.4

7

59

6

James

Sparkman

Kawasaki

32.3

7

60

21

Andreas

Mueller

BMW

32.3

7

61

85

Skip

Poncavage

Harley Davidson

30.2

3

62

40

Carolyn

Pfautz

Harley Davidson

28.4

5

63

41

Bruce

Rhoades

Harley Davidson

28.3

5

64

22

Grant

Polley

Yamaha

27.9

6

65

78

James

Coogan

Harley Davidson

22.0

5

66

79

Silas

Giffey

Harley Davidson

22.0

5

67

31

John

Kozyn

Honda

12.7

3

68

93

Cory

Weaver

Honda

9.6

2

69

101

Lance

MacNevin

Suzuki

6.1

1

70

10

Tracy

Horstman

Kawasaki

(9,857.3)

8

71

11

Dale

Horstman

Kawasaki

(9,860.3)

8

 

88

Tom

Loftus

Honda

DNF

22

 

84

Rob

Nye

BMW

DNF

22

 

4

Paul

Pelland

Ural

DNF

8

 

18

Glenn

Little

BMW

DNF

3

 

57

Hugh

Caldwell

Honda

DNF

3

 

67

Thomas

Hinton

Harley Davidson

DNF

3

 

70

Terry

Kirkpatrick

Honda

DNF

3

 

72

Dick

Meyer

Honda

DNF

3

 

91

David

Crothamel

Harley Davidson

DNF

3

 

14

Larry

Cooper

BMW

DNF

2

 

34

Florence

Collins

Yamaha

DNF

2

 

2

Tom

Bowman

BMW

W/D

1

 

7

Bubba

Kolb

BMW

W/D

1

 

9

Wolfgang

Enneker

BMW

W/D

1

 

13

Eddie

James

Laverda

W/D

1

 

19

Karl

Evans

Suzuki

W/D

1

 

37

Otto

Ellars

Honda

W/D

1

 

64

Richard

Wojciechowski

BMW

W/D

1

 

68

John

Tice

Honda

W/D

1

 

77

Kenneth

Trass

Honda

W/D

1

 

82

Bob

Givens

Harley Davidson

W/D

1

 

83

Robert

Rumpff

Harley Davidson

W/D

1

 

99

Patrick

Hochberg

BMW

W/D

1

 

81

Jim

Ferry

Harley Davidson

W/D

0

 

94

Paul

McDougal

BMW

W/D

0