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…

2017 Mountain Bike Schedule: Planning the Coming Year

The OMBC and Tri-State 6-Hour series both released their 2017 schedules and I’ve started building the “official” Quickdirt mountain bike calendar.  These two series provide the backbone for my training goals, but I will also try to squeeze in a few new events as well. Overall, I’m trying to limit myself to 2 events per…

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…

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…

#573 Eric Grassa picks up his commemorative Mohican MTB 100

Mohican 100 – Strategy Talk

The Mohican 100 is the largest mountain bike race in Ohio, and as far as I can tell, the largest event in the National Ultra Endurance series.  It truly is a fun day of mountain biking that is worth going out of your way for.  The majority of riders are from Ohio, but last year…