James Knott crosses the frozen creek at Alum Creek State Park.

Surviving the 0° Degree Ride

Sometimes I have normal thoughts.  For instance, when I looked at the temperature in my car in the parking lot and it read 5° Fahrenheit, I thought, “Wow, that sounds cold.” But then the abnormal part of me took over and I never thought, “Maybe I shouldn’t ride today.” I was meeting Joe Worboy and…

James Knott rides bikes at Alum Creek State Park

First Snow Ride of the Season

Riding the trails in the snow is just a whole different animal.  It’s harder.  It’s slower.  But, when the conditions are just right, it can be a lot more fun. I met up with my Breakaway Quickdirt teammate, Kate Tingley, at the parking lot below the Alum Creek Dam.  We rode across the snow-covered dam…

Mason Morgan, Owner of Westerville Bike Shop, rides his mountain bike in the snow at night

Dark Snowy Mountain Bike Death March

From time to time, athletes experience soreness.  I am sore today.  Not the good type of pain that happens when you have a killer workout, this is the kind of aching that happens when the slippery, snow-covered singletrack throws your shoulder into 26 different trees on one exhausting mountain bike ride. I had been wanting…

Brian Kennedy, Greg Ratcliffe and James Knott after a winter mountain bike ride.

Riding Snow Covered Trails

Brian Kennedy, Greg Ratcliff and James Knott after a winter mountain bike ride. The forecast for Saturday was for 2-4 inches of snow with temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s.  I love snow and felt compelled to enjoy this winter gift.  For a brief second I considered hitting the local ski hill, but…