Eli Orth and James Knott at the Mohican 100k

Mohican 100 2017 – The Battle of Eli

When I looked at the list of registered singlespeeders for the 2017 Mohican 100k, I didn’t recognize most of the names.  Fast guys from all over the country show up for this big event.  However, two names stuck out to me as potential competitors – Mike Whaley and Eli Orth.  Mike is a teammate of…

Defeating a Bad Attitude at Scioto Trails

I woke up with a bad attitude.  I wasn’t in the mood to race.  …this is not like me at all. It was Sunday morning and there was an OMBC race at Scioto Trails State Park near Chillicothe at noon. I’m usually the eager guy whose eyes pop open at 5am and is the first…

Global Warming: The Cycling Upsides

February has been unusually warm and that has made for a great month of cycling.  While I would usually be stuck in my basement on a trainer, this month I have ridden outside 100% of the time. On February 11th, I raced in the 3rd Fat Bike Race (mountain bike division) at Chestnut Ridge.  It…

Playing in the Mud: Chestnut Ridge Fat Bike Race #2

I was convinced that the fat bike race at Chestnut Ridge on January 29th was going to be frozen and fast.  But I was dead wrong.  Despite the fact that it was 28 degrees when I pulled into the parking lot, the ground looked frosty but still had not frozen yet.  We were going to…