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…

James Knott races mountain bikes at Hueston Woods

Tri-State 6 Hour: Hueston Woods 2016 – Race Report

Perceived exertion… that was the theme for the Tri-State 6-Hour mountain bike race on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Hueston Woods State Park.  This was not planned.  I’m not a big fan of perceived exertion, which is a method of measuring your effort using how your body feels, I want data.  Speed…  Heart rate…  Time……

Breakaway Quickdirt at Mohican 100

2016 Mohican 100 – Race Report

I was crushing it.  …until I wasn’t. Everything was going according to plan.  I had a target speed and I was still on track at mile 48.  I started the race slowly on my Trek Superfly SS singlespeed (from Breakaway Cycling in Delaware, Ohio) and paced myself perfectly.  After letting my competitors ride away from…

Peyton Randolph rides a Trek Superfly SS

Q&A: Peyton Randolph – Singlespeed Beast

When I started thinking about buying a singlespeed this spring one name kept coming up over and over in the conversations I was having with my mountain biking friends – Peyton Randolph.  Peyton was the 2015 OMBC Expert Singlespeed champion.  But even though he excels at XC, his true passion is endurance racing. I thought…

Dave Tingley passes Shannon Tenwalde on a climb

Tri-State 6-Hour Versailles 2015: Race Report

After a stronger than expected finish at England Idlewild, I was feeling more confident about 6-hour races as I pulled into the shelter area at Versailles State Park.  This was the third and final race in the Tri-state 6-Hours Series.  It was a pleasant morning with temperatures in the 60s and racers were quickly shuttling equipment…

Racers await the 7am start for the 2015 Mohican MTB 100.

Mohican 100: 2015 Race Report

May 31, 2015, 581 racers registered for the opportunity to tackle one of the toughest mountain bike courses in Ohio and by the end of the day 67 of them would cry mercy and receive a DNF.  Several of my teammates from Breakaway Quickdirt were riding it for the first time and they all said…