James Knott rides his bike to the top of Mount Washington in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Is One Of My Favorite Biking Cities

For July 4th weekend, the Knott Family packed up and drove to Pittsburgh to celebrate our independence at Uncle Don’s house.  This is a yearly tradition that we always look forward to.  Uncle Don and Aunt Anna live on top of Mount Washington overlooking the city with a great view of downtown and the fireworks.…

Sport Masters sprint at Lake Hope State Park in 2014

My Race Rival Speaks: Bill Mickey Q&A

Last season, my main goal was to try and win my sport division in the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series.  I trained hard, but one obstacle stood in my way – Bill Mickey. Damn you Mickey!!!  (Imagine me waving an angry fist in the air) At the beginning of the season, he blew me away…

James Knott finishes the Palm Beach Marathon

My First Marathon at 40

I can’t say that running a marathon has always been on my bucket list.  It sort of creeped on in the last year. Last winter, I started running as a cross-training activity to supplement my cycling and to help keep me in shape in the cold Ohio winters.  For me, running outside in the frigid…

Alum Creek Trail Conditions for June 23, 2014

Friday Monsoons are a Mountain Biker’s Nightmare

So, you’ve had your plans ready to go all week.  Saturday is your big chance to go riding.  It’s an epic plan.  Every detail of your ride has been worked out.  You know where you are meeting, how many miles you are riding, and most importantly, who is bringing your post-ride beverages.  It’s the moment…