Vulture’s Knob Team Challenge – 5th place
2014 race results / accomplishments
OMBC #2 1st. place
OMBC#4 1st. place
OMBC#8 1st. place
OMBC #9 1st. place
OMBC overall series – tied for first place
331 team challenge – mid pack
Bicycle Hub Cyclocross – 2nd place Cat 5–my first cross race ever
I started mountain biking about 10 years ago, and it quickly became my favorite sport. I love the fast pace and how new challenges at every turn focus my mind and body on conquering the terrain. When the weather cooperates, I love mountain biking in Ohio, both racing and group rides with the Cleveland Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA). When Ohio’s cold spring rains come, I try to get away for a few weeks to trails
in the Southeast or Southwest.
I started racing started about 5 years ago. I love the adrenaline rush of competition and the exhilaration of winning, but I hate the suffering of the moment and time spent training instead of going on tours and rides with friends. When my wife and I are not mountain biking, we enjoy cross-country skiing, motorcycling, and hiking.
I started racing in the Ohio Mountain Bike Championship (OMBC) series in 2007, taking second place in Sport Grand Master in 2007, first place in 2008, and second place again 2009. In 2009, I represented OMBC at the regional “Ice Man” race in Michigan, finishing in the top 10 in my category. I took second place in Sport 40+ in the series at Vulture’s Knob in 2009 and first place in the Northeastern Ohio (NEO) Power Series for Sport 50+ in 2011. My goal is to stay injury free and to work on my early spring training so that I am better prepared for the first few races of the season.