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…

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 mountain bikes at Camp Tamarancho

Northern California Epic Mountain Bike Trip

Last Thursday I had an early morning, direct flight to Oakland International Airport to visit my cousin, Shane Bryant.  When I walked out of baggage claim, Shane was waiting for me with the bikes already loaded on the car.  We immediately started driving to El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space, which is known to local…

Cory Knight warms up before the OMBC race at Scioto Trails State Park

Rain, Rain, Go Away. Bike Again A Different Way.

It’s hard to write a blog about mountain biking when you aren’t actually doing any mountain biking.  Between the rain, my family vacation, and getting sick, it’s been hard to get a taste of singletrack here in Ohio. Everyday I receive email updates about trail conditions and it’s more bad news. “Trail Closed” at Chestnut…

Skyline of Columbus Ohio

Tour de Columbus, Ohio

The rain continued to fall in Columbus, Ohio this week, and as a result, the trails near my house were once again muddy and unrideable.  I contemplated taking a short road trip to Mohican State Park to hit the singletrack, but I was worried that with all the rain the region had gotten, that it…

James Knott's workout white board

The Second Half of Mountain Bike Season

Six weeks of nothing. Not exactly nothing…  just six weeks with no races. There was a clump of races in the early spring leading up to my longest race of the year, the Mohican 100.  With that over and done, there is a six week gap before the next XC mountain bike race at S&S…