My school, North Georgia College and State University, is in the process of merging with another nearby school, Gainesville State College. While everyone else is boo-hooing the entire process, I decided to write an editorial for my college newspaper arguing the other way.

In my article entitled "GSC and NGCSU Were Already Closely Tied; Why not Merge?" I examine the facts and apply sound reasoning to argue that this merger isn't nearly as big of a deal as people are making it out to be. In fact, it might be a good thing.

If you are interested in reading it, click on over to The Saint and examine the reasoning behind this argument.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about completing my goal of riding 2,000 mountain bike miles in one year. If you are going to tackle a statistics-oriented goal such as this, tracking and logging all relevant stats is a step that sometimes seems insignificant–yet it is crucial!
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Photo Credit: Sydnah Swails
A couple of months ago I received a cache of Giro gear in the mail for my reviewing pleasure. Among the goods were a pair of Xen gloves.
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Over the past two years, I have been trying to reach a goal of riding 2,000 mountain bike miles in a single year. Unfortunately last year (2010), I didn’t meet my goal, mostly due to a physical injury that I had little control over (you can read more about it here if you’d like). So when January 2011 rolled around, I knew that I had to give it my all and go for the 2,000 mile year!
I met my goal of riding 2,000 miles in one year! For the full blog post, be sure to click on over to!

I’ve put close to 600 miles on the Nano as my rear tire on the Ibex Maroc. Over the course of my extensive test, I was very surprised to discover that despite being relatively narrow and so low-profile, the Nano provides excellent traction!
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It happens to the best of us… if you ride enough, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll get saddle sores sooner or later. They’re uncomfortable, even painful, and they threaten to make every biking experience a nightmare, and in some cases they can keep you off your bike completely!
Simply put, they are the biker’s bane.
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