OMBC Mohican Spring 2015 – XC MTB Race Report

I was one of the first racers to arrive on Saturday morning.  The dew was still on the grass when I was setting up the Breakaway Quickdirt Team tent and it became clear really quickly that I was going to need an ample dose of sunscreen.  Mohican State Park was the second race in the OMBC…

Sport Masters sprint at Lake Hope State Park in 2014

My Race Rival Speaks: Bill Mickey Q&A

Last season, my main goal was to try and win my sport division in the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship Series.  I trained hard, but one obstacle stood in my way – Bill Mickey. Damn you Mickey!!!  (Imagine me waving an angry fist in the air) At the beginning of the season, he blew me away…

OMBC West Branch State Park 2014 – XC MTB Race Report

The Ohio Mountain Bike Championship series (OMBC) held race #7 at West Branch State Park in Ravenna, Ohio on Sunday August 10th, 2014. The social media rumor mill was warning about swampy conditions at West Branch so I was a little nervous on the drive up.  The previous year the course did not dry as…

OMBC mountain bike race at Lake Hope State Park

OMBC Lake Hope State Park 2014 – Race Report

It was 2 a.m. and the alarm on my iPhone was begging me to get out of bed.  I went to sleep early but still had less than 5 hours of rest.  I immediately began packing my car for the 9-hour drive to Lake Hope State Park near Nelsonville, Ohio. My family had spent a…

Sport Masters podium at The Wilds in 2014

OMBC The Wilds 2014 – Race Report, Photos, Love Story

It was in the 40s when I pulled into the parking lot.  At 9:30am, I was one of the first racers to survive, which meant I got a killer parking spot within a stone’s throw of the action. I immediately started getting dressed because I wanted to get down to business.  I was having minor…