#573 Eric Grassa picks up his commemorative Mohican MTB 100

Mohican 100 – Strategy Talk

The Mohican 100 is the largest mountain bike race in Ohio, and as far as I can tell, the largest event in the National Ultra Endurance series.  It truly is a fun day of mountain biking that is worth going out of your way for.  The majority of riders are from Ohio, but last year…

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Columbus To Cleveland Bicycle Touring Adventure

There is one thing above all others that attracts me to cycling as a sport.  The bicycle is a tool that unlocks adventure.  I might have stumbled into mountain bike racing, a niche that I enjoy immensely.  But, my initial bike rides involved meandering the bike paths, roads and trails in the community around me…

Jamie Sharp conquers the rock garden at Great Seal State Park

OMBC Great Seal State Park: Race Preview

I had never been to Great Seal State Park and the word on the street was that it could be a confusing place to ride with lots of horse trails.  I was worried I would drive all the way there and get lost on bumpy double track.  But, my assumptions about the place turned out to…

Michael Whaley of Team Breakaway Quickdirt chases me on a short warm-up before the race so  we could check out trail conditions and play with my new GoPro Hero 3.

OMBC Mohican Spring 2015 – XC MTB Race Report

I was one of the first racers to arrive on Saturday morning.  The dew was still on the grass when I was setting up the Breakaway Quickdirt Team tent and it became clear really quickly that I was going to need an ample dose of sunscreen.  Mohican State Park was the second race in the OMBC…

James Knott races mountain bikes at Mountwood Park

Mountwood MTB XC Race Report – OMBC/WVMBA

The first race of 2015 (for me at least) was a dual points race for both the WVMBA and OMBC series.  Racers from West Virginia (107 riders), Ohio (95), Pennsylvania (8), Maryland (4) & Kentucky (1) gathered at Mountwood Park near Waverly, West Virginia to push their limits in one of the largest cross country…