2017 Mountain Bike Schedule: Planning the Coming Year

The OMBC and Tri-State 6-Hour series both released their 2017 schedules and I’ve started building the “official” Quickdirt mountain bike calendar.  These two series provide the backbone for my training goals, but I will also try to squeeze in a few new events as well. Overall, I’m trying to limit myself to 2 events per…

James Knott rides bikes at Alum Creek State Park

First Snow Ride of the Season

Riding the trails in the snow is just a whole different animal.  It’s harder.  It’s slower.  But, when the conditions are just right, it can be a lot more fun. I met up with my Breakaway Quickdirt teammate, Kate Tingley, at the parking lot below the Alum Creek Dam.  We rode across the snow-covered dam…

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…