James Knott in squirrel costume

Arbor Day Party Speech 2017: Covet Thy Neighbors Trees

Mountain biking in Ohio would not be the same without lots of trees.  Most of our trails are on wooded land and weave through the forest.  Quickidirt asks you to support our forests.  Please plant more trees and bushes. To support my belief that trees are an undervalued resource, I’ve started throwing an annual Arbor…

Utah: Gooseberry Mesa MTB Trails

Day 6 of our mountain bike trip to Utah: After 5 days of riding I was still excited to get up and see a new trail.  We headed to Gooseberry Mesa, a trail system on top of a mountain at around 5000 feet above sea level according to my Garmin. The road to the top…

Tim Carley on the Hurricane Rim Loop

Hurricane Rim IMBA Epic Loop

Day 5 on our Utah mountain bike trip:  We spent the night in Washington, just west of Hurricane (pronounced her-i-kin). I woke up early and cooked breakfast for the whole house.  This isn’t important for the story.  I’m just bragging about how awesomely helpful I am. (Ken did a great job cooking pancakes.  Thanks for stepping…

Moab: Klondike Bluffs

Moab, Utah – Day 4:   The rental house was bustling early.  We had to pack up because we were moving on to Hurricane (pronounced her-i-kin), Utah to check out the trails there. The plan was to stop at Klondike Bluffs, which is north of Moab, on our way out of town.  What I like…

James Knott on HyMasa trail.

Moab: Captain Ahab, HyMasa & Rockstacker

It’s day 3 on our trip to Moab, Utah and we were headed to ride the HyMasa Trail and Captain Ahab.  These trails are located southwest of town and start in a valley that follows the Colorado River.  Today there would be no shuttle to the top of the mountain, we had to use our legs…

Moab: The Whole Enchilada

Day 2 of our trip to Moab:  The itinerary called for “The Whole Enchilada,” which is a series of trails that starts high in the La Sal Mountains.  It is an epic adventure that requires you to shuttle your vehicles or hire a commercial shuttle service.  It peaks at 11,200 feet and descends 7000 feet…

Moab: Slickrock and Pipe Dream

I’m currently in Moab with a bunch of guys from Combo, the Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization.  We have 14 dirty mountain bikers crammed into a rental house about 9 miles outside of town and are planning on riding epic trails in Utah for 6 days straight. Slickrock On day one, we started with one of…