This is the final installment in my series of ride reports from my vacation to Colorado during the first week of August, 2011. By the time this blog post goes live, it will probably be December. Man, how time flies.
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Aaron Gwin
Photo Credit
2011 was a big year for the USA in downhill mountain biking: it marked the first time in the history of mountain biking that an American took the overall men's World Cup title! Despite the fact that America was the birth place of mountain biking, it took us 34 or 35 years to grab this title, and it was done by a talented 23 year old by the name of Aaron Gwin.
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Click on over to to check out my final review of the Ibex Maroc Carbon Fiber 29er, complete with photo gallery!
"The Blurry Relationship Between Consciousness and Memory" began life as a memoir for my Intermediate Composition (creative nonfiction) course (read more about that here). After having written the paper, adapting it for use on Singletracks was easy.

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This memo was written for my Technical and Professional Writing Class during fall semester 2011. We were to analyze an instruction manual for a product based on the measures of excellence detailed in our textbook. As you can see from the attached grading sheet, I did rather well, receiving an A-.