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…

Moab: The Whole Enchilada

Day 2 of our trip to Moab:  The itinerary called for “The Whole Enchilada,” which is a series of trails that starts high in the La Sal Mountains.  It is an epic adventure that requires you to shuttle your vehicles or hire a commercial shuttle service.  It peaks at 11,200 feet and descends 7000 feet…

Global Warming: The Cycling Upsides

February has been unusually warm and that has made for a great month of cycling.  While I would usually be stuck in my basement on a trainer, this month I have ridden outside 100% of the time. On February 11th, I raced in the 3rd Fat Bike Race (mountain bike division) at Chestnut Ridge.  It…

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…