SEPTEMBER DIRT WHEELS
A few pages deeper in September you’ll find a feature that’s all about going deep: the Mud Survival Guide. We had a great time with this story. You need to understand that we’re based in Southern California, even though most of our staff is from elsewhere. As a result, we miss riding in mud–real mud. Usually we have to travel to get really messy, but not this time. Wes Miller of H-Bomb Films built a mud bog on his property in Rainbow, California, and invited us to come ride his Highlifter Sportsman. We had a blast, and the photos of Wes in his Bomb Squad bib overalls is worth the price of the magazine. Mike Smith of Highlifter put together a great list of mud set-up and riding tips, essential if you’re a mud rider.
This time of year is also earmarked for the annual Dirt Wheels UTV Camping trip. Cain and Brad invited several industry personnel along to test a foursome of side-by-sides. Once again, I was out of town and missed out, but you can tell from the photos they had a blast. While the rest of California was sweltering in triple-digit heat, they were comfortable in the high Sierras, eating trout in the evenings and driving cool two-track roads in the day. Brad put together a great list of his favorite camping gear. This isn’t just a buyer’s guide of press releases, but evaluations of the stuff we really use.
The racing end of sport is covered with coverage of the Canadian La Tuque beach race and a Josh Frederick interview, where he explains what it takes to be the points leader in the WORCS series. While we were hanging out at Frederick’s raceshop, his race team manager gave us a 10-point list on pre-ride preparation.
It’s a great issue. Thank you. We’ll eat our Wheaties and do it again next month.