In 2020 Carbon+Grit set out to lead the gravel cycling and cross country mountain biking industry in news and product reviews in the active-lifestyle world. With offices in Ohio and journalists, writers, and video producers spread across the U.S.A out goal is to advance the conversation online and beyond. Thousands of monthly readers follow Gravel+Grit and engage through our active social and newsletter channels.
Gravel rider, mountain biker, trail runner and anything else that involves the outdoors, getting a little dirty and working hard. Mark has been riding for 30 plus years from when he set up boards and bricks then jumped them on his BMX bike (His parents made a lot of trips to the emergency room) through racing with regional TREK teams on the old school NORBA circuit. Today he is a little more reserved, traveling, riding, running and brewing kombucha. He also knows his way around a good NEIPA and Napa Cab.
Former professional roadie and Elite National Champion, Jim knows how to turn the pedals but that is not why we love him so much. Granted he can ride gravel, road, cyclocross, or mountain bikes and hold his own, but he really shines when it comes to bike fits, being a top notch mechanic and super knowledgeable about most things cycling related. You won’t see his name as an author very much, but you can count on the fact that we picked his brain before writing. But, his best quality is not talking about bikes, when away from two wheels he brings his “A” game to the beer, spirits, and coffee scene as well.