James Knott and Mike Whaley race at Mohican State Park

Was 2016 the Best Season Ever?

When I lined up for the 2016 championship race at Mohican I sized up my competition on the line.  Hmmm…  I might be the 2nd fastest person here, I thought. Wow.  It was amazing how far I’d come in a year.  At the end of 2015 I had assumed that I’d pretty much peaked as…

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…

Mike Hufhand competed in the Masters 100k

Mohican MTB 100 2014 – Race Report, Graphs & Photos

We couldn’t have asked for a better day for the 2014 Mohican MTB 100, which started in downtown Loudonville, Ohio.  Before the race, director Ryan O’Dell announced that almost 600 people were lined up to compete.  Temperatures throughout the race ranged in the 50s to 70s.  I arrived early without any extra clothing and it…

James Knott rides the spin bike in the basement.

Advantages of Morning Workouts

I’ve been waking up early – really early.  I’d say that my average wakeup time over the last two weeks has been between 4 and 5 a.m.  For some of you this won’t sound so bad, but for others, this will sound torturous.  It’s about 2 or 3 hours earlier than I was waking up…