James Knott and Mike Whaley race at Mohican State Park

Was 2016 the Best Season Ever?

When I lined up for the 2016 championship race at Mohican I sized up my competition on the line.  Hmmm…  I might be the 2nd fastest person here, I thought. Wow.  It was amazing how far I’d come in a year.  At the end of 2015 I had assumed that I’d pretty much peaked as…

James Knott mountain bikes at Camp Tamarancho

Northern California Epic Mountain Bike Trip

Last Thursday I had an early morning, direct flight to Oakland International Airport to visit my cousin, Shane Bryant.  When I walked out of baggage claim, Shane was waiting for me with the bikes already loaded on the car.  We immediately started driving to El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space, which is known to local…

Sunrise in Rehoboth Beach

Circumnavigating Indian River Bay on Bike

Crossing the bridge had been a goal of mine for several years.  Each summer, I’d paddle board out into the Indian River Bay in Delaware and stare at the bridge off in the distance.  How far away was it?  I knew it was too far for me to paddle board, but could I bike it?…

Scott Blickhan in Arctic Enema 2.0

Tough Mudder Ohio 2016

One of my goals for this year was to try some new events that I’d never done before, so when a couple of my friends were interested in doing Tough Mudder, I was ready to sign up right away.  I had never done an obstacle course event, so this was the perfect new life experience to…

Race start for the Chestnut Ridge Fat Bike Race

Fat Bike Race Series on Skinny Tire Bikes

Photos courtesy of Chadd Hartman, Brian Kennedy, & Paul Remonko. Because of the warm temperatures and lack of good snow, I have avoided skiing this year.  That’s bad news for Mad River Mountain, but good for the bike, which often gets neglected at this time of year. March 1st is usually the day that I…