Mountain biking is a great way to stay fit, have fun and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.

If you are looking for a place to mountain bike this summer, all of
the trails on this list are great places to check out. There are even
more trails that haven’t been listed that are less than 50 miles from
here, many just outside the 50-mile mark and beyond that there are
thousands.
Click on over to The Saint to read the rest of the article!
I contributed to an article recently published in The Saint that's titled "The Saint Staff Shares Favorite Restaurants." My contribution was about Shenanigans, and it reads:

Greg Heil: My formula for a perfect restaurant is simple: It needs to have delicious high-quality hamburgers that are grilled to perfection (not overdone), a wide enough selection of food that there’s something for everyone, the option of purchasing a really nice steak, a wide selection of tasty beers that are tough to find anywhere else in town, and a unique atmosphere that shuns the chain-restaurant feeling and portrays a character all its own.
Oh yes, and all of this needs to come at a reasonable price. Maybe that’s not so simple after all.
In my opinion, the only restaurant in Dahlonega that truly satisfies the criteria is Shenanigans. With a unique menu, well-stocked bar, a colorful dollar-bill-covered interior, an inviting atmosphere and personnel, and what may be the third or second-best burger I’ve ever eaten, Shenanigans has it going on. If you go to school at North Georgia, live in Dahlonega or are just passing through town, and you haven’t eaten at Shenanigans yet, you owe it to yourself to pay them a visit.
Here are all the articles that I edited for the final issue of The Saint for the 2011/2012 school year. My two newspaper classes were easily my favorite classes this semester. I had a great time working for the paper, and I felt like I was truly exposed to a new type of writing that I would never have really experienced otherwise.

Thanks for the great times!
The BetterRide instructors are the mountain bike equivalent of
professional ski instructors. They know exactly how to teach the skills
you need to know.
Click on over to Singletracks.com to read the full article!
The BetterRide mountain bike
skills coaching camps from Gene Hamilton are “designed to teach you how
to ride faster, more efficient, balanced, in control, and of [course],
how to have more fun!”
This coming weekend (April 13-15, 2012) I will have the opportunity
to attend one of these camps in person over in Ellijay, Georgia.
Afterwards, I will report back to you on what I’ve learned and gained
from the experience.
Click on over to Singletracks to read the full article.



Simply put: When building a trail system, build a little bit of something for everyone.
 Click on over to Singletracks.com to read this blog post in its entirety!
The first thing I noticed when I pulled on the Remedy is that Giro
has utilized the same proven internal padding that they’ve used in their
snow helmets for years. Giro’s padding style is unique in that the pads
really grip around the top of your head, holding the helmet solidly in
place and eliminating any side-to-side or front-to-back movement.
Click on over to Singletracks.com to read the full blog post!
In this modern age of computing and the Internet, the current pen-and-paper plan of study system here at North Georgia is downright archaic.

The school is now taking steps to rectify the situation and catch up with other universities across the state like Gainesville State College, UGA, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State, Georgia College & State University and West Georgia.
 Click on over to The Saint to read the rest of my latest news article.
Here are all of the articles that I edited for last week's issue of The Saint, our student newspaper here at North Georgia College and State University:


Some college students have no clue what they are going to do with their lives when they’re done with school. Many have a vague idea of what they would like to do after they graduate. Some even have a plan. But finding a person who has a true vision for the future and what they want to accomplish in life is pretty rare.
Rion Spurlock is one of the latter. A soon-to-be super-senior at North Georgia, he is a Biology major with a minor in Chemistry.
Spurlock also is an avid home brewer and is passionate about the craft of brewing beer. Eventually, Spurlock plans on opening his own microbrewery and making beer brewing a full-time occupation.
Click on over to The Saint to read my most recent news story!
The following proposal was from my Technical and Professional Writing course in the Fall of 2011. It was a group project for the end of the year that I worked on with Megan Honea and Nick Reed. The final product was produced in color, unlike the scans included here.

While we all had a hand in writing and editing all different parts of the proposal, I specifically worked most on the Introduction, Technical Discussion, and Conclusion.

We received an A on the project.



Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket


Photobucket