Racing at Chestnut Ridge Metropark

Combo’s Chestnut Ridge Time Trial – Race Report

So many big decisions… First, I had to decide between two great racing options.  331 Racing was holding a time trial at Reagan Park near Akron, Ohio on the same day that the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization (Combo) was holding a time trial at Chestnut Ridge Metropark just south of Columbus.  They both sounded fun,…

Expert racers start the race at S&S Trails

OMBC S&S Trails – 2014 Race Report

S&S Trails is a unique race on the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) series schedule.  While most races are held in state parks across Ohio, this one is held on the private farm of Chris and Colleen Skinner.  As such, the race has a different feel than many of the other races. For starters, at…

Skyline of Columbus Ohio

Tour de Columbus, Ohio

The rain continued to fall in Columbus, Ohio this week, and as a result, the trails near my house were once again muddy and unrideable.  I contemplated taking a short road trip to Mohican State Park to hit the singletrack, but I was worried that with all the rain the region had gotten, that it…

Alum Creek Trail Conditions for June 23, 2014

Friday Monsoons are a Mountain Biker’s Nightmare

So, you’ve had your plans ready to go all week.  Saturday is your big chance to go riding.  It’s an epic plan.  Every detail of your ride has been worked out.  You know where you are meeting, how many miles you are riding, and most importantly, who is bringing your post-ride beverages.  It’s the moment…

James Knott's workout white board

The Second Half of Mountain Bike Season

Six weeks of nothing. Not exactly nothing…  just six weeks with no races. There was a clump of races in the early spring leading up to my longest race of the year, the Mohican 100.  With that over and done, there is a six week gap before the next XC mountain bike race at S&S…

Mike Hufhand competed in the Masters 100k

Mohican MTB 100 2014 – Race Report, Graphs & Photos

We couldn’t have asked for a better day for the 2014 Mohican MTB 100, which started in downtown Loudonville, Ohio.  Before the race, director Ryan O’Dell announced that almost 600 people were lined up to compete.  Temperatures throughout the race ranged in the 50s to 70s.  I arrived early without any extra clothing and it…