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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…

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.…

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Columbus To Cleveland Bicycle Touring Adventure

There is one thing above all others that attracts me to cycling as a sport.  The bicycle is a tool that unlocks adventure.  I might have stumbled into mountain bike racing, a niche that I enjoy immensely.  But, my initial bike rides involved meandering the bike paths, roads and trails in the community around me…

Jeff Rupnow races his mountain bike

MTB Racer Profile: Jeff Rupnow Q&A

Jeff Rupnow is a very prolific racer.  He is on the Paradise Garage Racing team and has attended every OMBC race over the last two seasons.  Jeff loves to compete.  He has been a staple on the podium this season in the Expert 35+ division and I wanted to learn a little bit more about…

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…

James Knott's workout white board

The Second Half of Mountain Bike Season

Six weeks of nothing. Not exactly nothing…  just six weeks with no races. There was a clump of races in the early spring leading up to my longest race of the year, the Mohican 100.  With that over and done, there is a six week gap before the next XC mountain bike race at S&S…