James Knott and neighborhood kids

Over Half Way There

At the beginning of the year I set a goal to ride 5000 miles and run 500 miles.  June 30th is the half way point, and so far I have ridden 2652 miles and ran 302 miles.  I’m 53% of the way through with my riding goal and 60% of my running goal. That’s good,…

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…

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?…

The top of the first climb at Buffalo Creek.

Colorado Bikes & Beer – Recomendo!

Colorado has been high on my list of places to go for a while.  When my buddy Scott asked me if I wanted to travel for the Great American Beer Festival, it was difficult to turn down the opportunity.  I knew that I couldn’t just spend 4 straight days drinking beer though.  There was so much more…

Skyline of Columbus Ohio

Tour de Columbus, Ohio

The rain continued to fall in Columbus, Ohio this week, and as a result, the trails near my house were once again muddy and unrideable.  I contemplated taking a short road trip to Mohican State Park to hit the singletrack, but I was worried that with all the rain the region had gotten, that it…

Oliver Knott visits the bike shop

I’m Biking for My Kids – 3 Reasons Why My Cycling is Good For Them

I’m biking for my children.  …well, really…  I’m biking for myself.  However, I think my progeny experience a few positive side effects from my two-wheeled adventures. I recently listened to a podcast on Freakonomics Radio called “The Economist’s Guide to Parenting”.  It’s a fascinating hour that I recommend everyone listen to – especially those people…