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 in squirrel costume

Arbor Day Party Speech 2017: Covet Thy Neighbors Trees

Mountain biking in Ohio would not be the same without lots of trees.  Most of our trails are on wooded land and weave through the forest.  Quickidirt asks you to support our forests.  Please plant more trees and bushes. To support my belief that trees are an undervalued resource, I’ve started throwing an annual Arbor…

Defeating a Bad Attitude at Scioto Trails

I woke up with a bad attitude.  I wasn’t in the mood to race.  …this is not like me at all. It was Sunday morning and there was an OMBC race at Scioto Trails State Park near Chillicothe at noon. I’m usually the eager guy whose eyes pop open at 5am and is the first…

Moab: Klondike Bluffs

Moab, Utah – Day 4:   The rental house was bustling early.  We had to pack up because we were moving on to Hurricane (pronounced her-i-kin), Utah to check out the trails there. The plan was to stop at Klondike Bluffs, which is north of Moab, on our way out of town.  What I like…