Friday, October 8, 2010

Interesting Bits from the New Bike Magazine

My personal mountain biking-media highlight of the month is getting the newest issue of Bike Mag. (Actually something like every other month, but you know what I mean.)  Bike consistently provides the best photos, most eloquent essays, and most interesting coverage of any mountain biking magazine that I've ever read.  This month's issue is no exception to that rule!

I have yet to read the entire magazine cover-to-cover, but there are 2 inclusions in this recent issue that I would like to point out:

1. Airborne Marauder
A quick blurb about the Airborne Marauder was included in the "Fresh Produce" section of the mag.  Of course, I beat them to it, but it's very cool to see Airborne getting some much-deserved exposure!

2. Scott Melzer's Letter to the Editor reader and occasional contributor Scott Melzer successfully got a letter to the editor published in response to the "Off Leash" article in Bike's latest Photo Annual.  Hopefully he will be putting together "a bike/dog riding guide" for the blog sometime in the near future, but for now I hope no one minds if I republish his letter here:

I first started reading Bike with the first issue and picked it up to leaf through during trips to the laundromat.  I was young and single then.  Years have passed, but I have used your mag to keep me in the right frame of mind to keep me biking into my forties.

I've had two dogs since I've been reading your magazine to go riding with me, too. Pure bliss! So it was great to see the "Off Leash" story. Thanks for the photos and words that give me a fifty-fifty mix of adrenaline and motivation to get out and bike.
-Scott Melzer
 Awesome letter Scott, and congrats on getting it published!

If you haven't yet (and don't have a subscription), head to your local bike shop or book store and pick up the latest issue of Bike Magazine today!


Christopher October 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM  

One of three mags I subscribe to. Out of the three, (MTB Action and Dirt Rag) this is my second favorite and you're right the pics are always amazing.

scott,  October 8, 2010 at 5:56 PM  

Their are not to many mags out there that have kept me coming back for more like bike has. Now a days I seem much more likely to read online. Bike just covers the three aspect mtb, people, bikes and trails with word and photos like nobody else. Thanks, it was nice to be in print here and bike.

scott,  October 8, 2010 at 6:01 PM  

btw, I picked up one of those cycle dog collar for my dog( McGuinness). It has a bottle opener on it. That was enough to sell me.

Daniel October 8, 2010 at 10:36 PM  

I travel so much subscribing to mags doesnt work but I do pick one up now and then- I did get this issue and actually read this article, loved it! and it really made me miss having a dog....

great letter man-

Greg Heil October 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM  

@Christopher, what's your first?
@Scott, I do more reading online too, but there's just something about getting that hard copy in the mailbox...
@Dan, are you still in Bend?

Daniel October 9, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

No, but Ill be back there next week- Ill get a post up on my site about the place soon. Pretty impressed with it all so far-

Greg Heil October 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM  

Very cool, looking forward to it!

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