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…

Utah: Gooseberry Mesa MTB Trails

Day 6 of our mountain bike trip to Utah: After 5 days of riding I was still excited to get up and see a new trail.  We headed to Gooseberry Mesa, a trail system on top of a mountain at around 5000 feet above sea level according to my Garmin. The road to the top…

Tim Carley on the Hurricane Rim Loop

Hurricane Rim IMBA Epic Loop

Day 5 on our Utah mountain bike trip:  We spent the night in Washington, just west of Hurricane (pronounced her-i-kin). I woke up early and cooked breakfast for the whole house.  This isn’t important for the story.  I’m just bragging about how awesomely helpful I am. (Ken did a great job cooking pancakes.  Thanks for stepping…

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…

Playing in the Mud: Chestnut Ridge Fat Bike Race #2

I was convinced that the fat bike race at Chestnut Ridge on January 29th was going to be frozen and fast.  But I was dead wrong.  Despite the fact that it was 28 degrees when I pulled into the parking lot, the ground looked frosty but still had not frozen yet.  We were going to…