I have been a subscriber for about eight years. Recently my daughters had to sell magazines for a school fundraiser so in order to do a good deed I renewed my subscription and also added a couple of other moto mags as well. I received the first issue of one of the new rags yesterday and it was like reading one of those pasted together ransom notes. Over stimulation. They are so concerned with being cool that they forgot that their magazine is sold to people because they want to READ about dirt bikes. All of their articles seem to jump several pages between advertisements and it’s so busy that it’s hard to follow even on the same page. Your layout has a flow to it and the advertisements are placed in a way where I actually want to see what they are selling instead of just turning the page to try and finish the article I was reading. In short you guys put out a quality product that actually gets your readers to appreciate the articles, content, AND advertisements. Enough of that. I am including a picture of my bike that I recently put a lot of work into since times are tight and I can’t afford a new bike right now. I have a 2005 CRF 250X. I put on new Acerbis plastics, a DID chain, Vortex sprockets, Bridgestone M203/M204 tires, BRP chain guide, One Industries graphics, and I hand polished the frame to a new factory shine! Most importantly, I put a new piston, rings, and stainless valves in it. I love to ride when I am not out to sea working as a tug-boater towing gasoline barges around the east coast, and I take all of your magazines to work so that I have something to read while I am out to sea for three weeks. My thee weeks on / three weeks off schedule makes for a pretty good rotation to get plenty of riding in. Keep up the good work and thanks for putting out a quality magazine with out causing me to get medication for ADD.
You’re out at sea for three weeks with a barge of gasoline then you get plenty of riding in when you get home? I hope your boss doesn’t go to this website because that sounds a little… fishy.
On a separate note, when it comes time to renew your Dirt Rider subscription, it’s always best to do it straight through the magazine. We have as much control over those third party magazine service centers as Honda has quality control over the “Hondo CFR450!!” knock-off you might find a great deal on. – Pete Peterson