James Knott mountain bikes at Camp Tamarancho

Northern California Epic Mountain Bike Trip

Last Thursday I had an early morning, direct flight to Oakland International Airport to visit my cousin, Shane Bryant.  When I walked out of baggage claim, Shane was waiting for me with the bikes already loaded on the car.  We immediately started driving to El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space, which is known to local…

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OMBC Chestnut Ridge 2016 – XC MTB Race Report

On September 11th, 2016, the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series (OMBC) held race #8 at Chestnut Ridge Metropark.  But before the 112 adult racers lined up, the kids took over the venue. Rick Armstrong held a kid’s clinic where dozens of children learned valuable mountain bike skills and practiced riding over obstacles like bridges, teeter…

James Knott races Max Tanuma at West Branch State Park

OMBC West Branch State Park 2016 – XC MTB Race Report

Saturday, August 14th, 2016, the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) series met for race #6 at West Branch State Park near Akron, Ohio.  It had been a very dry and dusty summer, but the week before the race rain showers had flooded the state of Ohio.  Amazingly, West Branch had been spared from most of…

James Knott at Lake Hope State Park

OMBC Lake Hope State Park 2016 – MTB Race Report

The Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) met for race #5 at Lake Hope State Park on Sunday, July 31, 2016.  The humidity made the summer heat feel way warmer than it was.  There had been rain two days prior, but the trails at Lake Hope drain well and most of the trail was dry and…

James Knott races mountain bikes at Hueston Woods

Tri-State 6 Hour: Hueston Woods 2016 – Race Report

Perceived exertion… that was the theme for the Tri-State 6-Hour mountain bike race on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Hueston Woods State Park.  This was not planned.  I’m not a big fan of perceived exertion, which is a method of measuring your effort using how your body feels, I want data.  Speed…  Heart rate…  Time……

Sunrise in Rehoboth Beach

Circumnavigating Indian River Bay on Bike

Crossing the bridge had been a goal of mine for several years.  Each summer, I’d paddle board out into the Indian River Bay in Delaware and stare at the bridge off in the distance.  How far away was it?  I knew it was too far for me to paddle board, but could I bike it?…