James Knott pre-rides the course at The Wilds.

The Wilds: OMBC Race Preview with Photos, Charts & Stats

On Saturday, April 5, 2014 at noon there will be an OMBC mountain bike race at The Wilds.  I pre-rode the course to check out the conditions and learn a little bit more about what the racers would be getting themselves into. Racers Cory Knight of Combo Race Team, Nahum Burt and I drove together to…

James Knott struggles to keep up at the start of the OMBC race at Mohican Cabins in 2014.

Mountain Bike Midlife Crisis

It was about 5 minutes before the first mountain bike event of 2014 – the OMBC race at Mohican Cabins.  The race director, Ryan O’Dell, was shouting several race announcements without the aid of a bullhorn.  I was kinda listening, but I had heard most of this info a million times before.  Then he said it……

James Knott races his mountain bike at the 2014 OMBC Mohican Cabins event

OMBC Mohican Cabins 2014: Race Report (Lots of Photos!)

In the days leading up to the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) series race at Mohican Cabins, there were big question marks about whether the event would be cancelled.  After a long cold winter the trails had recently thawed out and needed all the drying time they could get.  A threat of rain the night…

James Knott races at Alum Creek State Park

Racing Sport or Expert? – The Final Decision!

When I wrote my article “Expert, Sport, Novice: The Big Decision – Sandbagger Alert”, I was surprised at the huge response that I got.  It was one of the most popular posts on the site.  I received more comments, Facebook messages and private emails about it than I have gotten from any other post on…