*A trip for two to sunny Las Vegas, entry to 2007's Interbike and the chance to ogle all the new cycling goodies slated to hit the shelves in 2008*

*A 2008 Mission 3, Diamondback’s versatile all-mountain machine. Nimble, efficient and stable, the Mission 3 features Shimano’s new Deore XT components, including the Shadow rear derailleur and high power disc brakes.*

*15 minutes of fame in a Diamondback ad that will appear in Dirt Rag featuring the winner on their new Mission 3.*

*Swag from Dirt Rag, Diamondback, Fox Racing Shox, Rockshox, Shimano and WTB. *

To enter, simply go to diamondback.com and click on the “What’s Your Mission?” button to submit your all-mountain inspiring description and photo.

You will also find the fine print there, too, but here’s some to get you started: No purchase necessary to enter or win. One entry per person. Void where prohibited by law. Contest submissions will be accepted from May 1 through August 1, 2007. Entrant must both author their description and take the photo submitted

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Eytan H. - Bradford, ON


We get to the hill at 8 am, I get my bike off the rack and lean it against my car. As I check out my bike to make sure nothing is loose, I start to day dream. I picture myself on the trail, and get deeper in thought. Images start flooding my head and I'm reminded of why I love to ride my bike and this particular hil. I've stopped playing golf because I love to ride, there's nothing like it. I love the trails and the quite forest. I love the rocks, the trees and the dirt. I love the wind that cools me on a fast decent, the way my legs feel on a long slow climb and the names on the trail signs. I love to fall on her hard ground because she reminds me I have no fear, love is truely blind. When your in love, you give with all your heart. Thanks God the hill will always be there because I'm in love. My riding partner snaps me out of my day dream and reminds me to lock the doors to the car. I have a look of euphoria an my face, Stu asks me, "if I have met some one?". "No one new." I reply. He gives me a strange look as we mount our bikes and get ready to go in. I tell myself as we enter, "Ravenshoe Park, I've been in love with her for quiet some time". Eytan H Ravenshoe Trail Park. Ontario, Canada


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