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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…

Garth Prosser runs over a log

Skinny Bike Races to Start the Year

Last Saturday I had my first bike race of the year at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park.  It was the first in a 4-race series and it is aimed at fat bikers, but open to everyone with a bike.  You should sign up for the next one on January 28th! Since I didn’t have a fat…

Chris Knapp and James Knott race in the Death March Ride

Death March Ride 2016 (With My Nemesis)

The Death March Ride was one of the most fun and unique mountain bike events that I have completed – definitely in my Top 5.  This is unlike any other bike race that I have heard of.  It is located in Norman, Indiana in the Hoosier National Forest, very close to Brown County and their…

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…