Baylor Nursing Student Rides to Fourth Place Finish in National Bike Race

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Sept. 4, 2007

Jeremy Morse, a senior nursing student from Dallas, has placed fourth in the U.S.A National Mountain Bike Championships in Mt. Snow, V.T.

Riding since age 12, Morse said the two-lap, 1,500 ft. climb, race was the most painful race he has ever completed and opened his eyes to a different level of competition.

"There was knee-deep mud in some spots because of rain and muddy conditions and lots of rock, roots and elevation change on the course that was built entirely on a ski resort," Morse said.

He credits his experience with BMX, Motocross and Streetbikes to his mountain bike racing ability. He placed first in his class in the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association series last fall and placed second in the Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association series as well.

Morse appreciates the support he receives from B & B Bikes in Cedar Hill as well as the advice of Matt Googe, Baylor cycling club president and mountain bike racer.

"The main reason I converted to mountain biking is because I got tired of getting hurt. Mountain biking is a relatively safe form of stress relief," Morse said. "I love the level of fitness required for trails and competitions."

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