31st July 2011 - Issue #031

G'day fellow riders. My apologies for sending out Monthly Dirt a day late but I'm sure you'll understand.. I've just returned from a very exhausting but therapeutic, extended weekend away riding. Don't you just love it when you hit the road with your bike and gear loaded up, knowing you've got an awesome few days of sunshine and riding ahead of you? And it's even better when you're heading to a mate's private MX track that's completely unmolested and in great form. The only downside to the ride was running over my mate's dog who bolted under my wheels after a landing.

Below is a pic of us unloading the bikes ready for a dune sesh, admittedly very tired and sore from the previous day at the track.

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  • MX News Highlights.

  • New and Updated Pages.

  • 'Letter' Of The Month.

  • Competition (and sweet prize) Coming..

  • Vid Of The Month.

I encourage you to have your say on any of the pages that have a submission form at the bottom of them. It's easy to do and it helps make this site more interesting and dynamic for everyone. If you want it published as a page you have to make sure your story has a bit of guts to it though, two sentences won't cut it sorry.

Vid Of The Month
It just keeps getting knarlier and knarlier doesn't it?? On The Pipe.

And just in case you've been hiding in a cave lately.. here's Chad Reed showing us all how it's done.. Chad Reed Epic Crash.

Competition Prize Give-Away
I'm in the process of arranging something pretty cool for the winner of a competition that's about to start in the month of August. Once I can confirm the prize I'll let ya know the details though the 'site updates' page on DBTP and on F/book. Hit the 'Like' button at www.facebook.com/pages/Dirt-Bike-Tips-And-Pics

'Letter' Of The Month
This months 'letter' was submitted by Ryan from Bullhead, Arizona. Beating The Heat This Summer. Great information thanks Ryan, if I could shake your hand, I would.

New / Updated Pages
If you want to compare new dirt bikes - spec for spec - try using this handy tool I've added to DBTP. Dirt Bike Comparison Tool.

News Highlights From Around The World

  • Chad Reed holds the lead coming into Millville. Plus updates on the other AMA rounds..

  • K-Dub cans the outdoors.

  • A very sweet vid starring FMX rider Tom Pages.

You can keep up to date with all the Latest MX & Enduro news from around the world right here..

Well, The Garage Manual launched without a hitch a couple of weeks ago, and judging by the response I've received - it's all good! Thanks to those of you who purchased a copy, it all helps keep this site alive. If you are new to dirt biking you definitely need to grab yourself a copy...

I feel like I've come down with the fever (dirt bike fever) again after such an awesome weekend away riding. It's an obsession isn't it?? I'm going back to work tomorrow but all I'll be thinking of is when I can get back up North on that MX track.. Summer '12 should be pretty epic.. bikes, bbq's, mean riding spots, beers and good times. Bring it on!

Keep Riding,


P.S The dog was pretty sore and bruised but nothing broken ;)

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