*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

Friday, July 27, 2007

Mark B. - Roseville, MN


My favorite ride was in the philippines in the northern part of luzon island. My friend and I spent 9 days riding through the mountains. We spent all day riding muddy roads with great scenery. We passed by rice terraces that were created thousand of years ago. The climbs and descents never ended we even cycled as high as 2000m a.s.l. Often times the road would be intersected by river crossings or waterfalls. In the evening we would stay in guest houses or in the houses of the locals. The food included pork or dog meat tons of rice and all this washed down with beer or gin. This ride was the ultimate test of bike component quality my bike barely survived. I litterly coasted to the airport at the end of the trip.