OMBC Series Awards 2013 - Sport Class 30-39

Series Awards: It’s a Glamorous Life

This weekend we put a close to the 2013 mountain bike season with the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) series awards.  Expert, sport and novice riders gathered together to celebrate another season for the record books. This is what it’s all about.  These guys don’t get paid or have a chance to win big sponsorships.…

Heidi Shilling after finishing La Ruta de Los Conquistadores in Costa Rica

Racer Profile: Heidi Shilling

Heidi Shilling, from the Combo Race Team, has carved out quite a niche for herself in the Ohio mountain biking scene.  With her signature pig tails and striped knee high socks, she has left quite an impression.  It’s a sport dominated by men, but walk around with her at a race and you will see…

James Knott after the OMBC mountain bike race at Alum Creek State Park

I Am Not an Expert – I Am You

I just want to be clear… I am not an expert.  I am you. I may have set up a blog and started writing articles with fancy terms like VO2Max and Functional Threshold Power, but I am struggling to improve just like you are. I am that guy on the start line that’s sizing up…

James Knott races at Alum Creek State Park

Is Your Training Intense Enough?

I made a lot of changes to my riding this season after doing research on training for mountain bike races.  One of the biggest differences was learning how to add more intensity to my cycling. I live within riding distance of my local trail at Alum Creek State Park.  It’s about 4.5 miles from house…

Freeride Mountain Biking in BC (British Columbia)

Freeride Mountain Biking in BC

I can’t wait to make it out to British Columbia someday to ride their trails.  Until then, I’ll just have to live vicariously through the trail porn that I find on Youtube.  This video shows off some gnarly man made trails that weave through the Canadian forests.  There are plenty of tricks and jumps to…