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…

James Knott with Hopslam

Winter Biking – Trying to Stay Warm (and Fit)

Winter in Ohio is always a challenging time to be a mountain biker.  I should probably take up some other sport during the winter like speed skating or curling.  But, I try to stay focused on riding throughout the winter so that when spring comes I’m ready to crush some singletrack. So far Winter 2016 has been…

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…