Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Leave No Trace Mountain Biking

Sometimes I hate people. Please, don't be like the person that left all of this trash at this beautiful overlook. Please practice Leave No Trace Mountain Biking. Click here to read my new post about it over on


Monday, September 26, 2011

Thrifty Thrashing Tip #8: Do Your Own Bike Maintenance

This may come as a shock to some, but bike shops don't make the bulk of their profit from selling bikes or other products. No, they make it from repairs.

It naturally follows that if you can do your own bike maintenance and repairs, you will save a significant sum of money! Instead of taking your bike in for every little thing, if you can do it all yourself (or even a good portion of it), and you will have much more money in your pocket to spend on things like reasonable upgrades.

One objection to this is that bike tools cost a ton of money, and that some of the really expensive tools are used for only one specific repair. However, usually if you've invested your hard-earned cash in an expensive tool, you will have it to use for years to come and it will more than pay for itself in the money that you saved from not going to the bike shop.

Of course, there is a converse to this tip that I'll elaborate on soon: "Don't do your own bike maintenance if you don't know what you're doing!"


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Six Gap Road Criterium Video Dahlonega, GA 2011

September 24, 2011 marked the first ever Six Gap Road Crit in Dahlonega, Georgia. Racers rode on a one mile course that circled the old courthouse on the square, went up the street past the Holly Theater, and then followed College Circle around past a few of the halls and the parking deck on the North Georgia campus.

Check out the video above for HD action of the Cat 4 and Cat 5 race (the largest field)!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Thrifty Thrashing Tips Update

Hey all, I know that it's been a while since I've published a "Thrifty Thrashing Tip," and I sincerely apologize. However, I just finished drafting a new tip, and it is all set to go live here on GRT on Monday.

It's entitled: "Do your own bike maintenance."


Friday, September 23, 2011

Reveling in Pure Existence

Hey guys, I recently published a post on my other blog with some of my thoughts from my recent mountain bike trip to Crested Butte. If you're interested, please check it out here!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

10 Seconds on an Airborne (HD Video)

We've had an impromptu video series going over on the Airborne Page called "10 seconds or less." Tony Caruso started things off by posting a number of short video clips. Anyhow, here's mine!

Check out that sweet High Definition too... many thanks to my brother for the new camera!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Ride Report: Dyke Trail, Crested Butte, CO

A new post of mine is live on "Ride Report: Dyke Trail, Crested Butte, Colorado."


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Georgia Slickrock Video

I took this short clip at the Georgia International Horse Park. Look for more information on this trail soon!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Immortalized Cyclist

This cyclist is immortalized by Google Earth on the top of Beartooth Pass, Montana.


Monday, September 12, 2011


It's starting to feel like fall up here in North Georgia! At least, in the mornings. Bring on the cooler weather and fast singletrack!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ryders Shore MTB Goggles Review

My most recent product review is now live on!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Evolution of Downhill Mountain Biking in Crested Butte: Evolution Bike Park, CBMR

It's been a long time coming! Check out my full-length analysis of the Evolution Bike Park at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, complete with plenty of photos and videos, on!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

On Test: Ibex Maroc 29er Mountain Bike

I have a new blog post live on! Click on over to read my "On Test" post for the Ibex Maroc 29er.




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