Makes Its Debut
Does the name sound familiar? If you live on the West Coast and have anything to do with the dirt lifestyle, it should. Dirt Alliance, which is involved in promoting every aspect of this lifestyle, has launched its website www.dirtalliance.com. "The site could not have turned out any better, and we are really happy with the end product. This will allow us to take our objective of connecting fellow off-road enthusiasts to a whole new level," said Ken Johnson, co-owner of Dirt Alliance.
The new website was designed to be a community that is solely based to help support the growth and development of the dirt lifestyle through connecting enthusiasts, consumers, athletes and businesses. On this site members can see photos and HD video galleries from various events including the Dirt Alliance Dirt Tour and the M4SX SxS racing series as well as other major events. The site will also feature forums for members to port their thoughts in an open discussion format, and has a regularly updated news section to keep everyone in tune with the latest happenings in both two- and four-wheel off-road events.For more information visit www.dirtalliance.com.
Tips And Tricks On Preventing Arm-PumpWe know how it is; that painful ride-debilitating arm-pump can so easily ruin if not end your race or ride session. But over the years, we've found several small remedies that can be effective or helpful in relieving the annoying reactions of arm-pump. So before your next ride or race day arrives, give some of our remedies a shot to see if they will make your day out riding a better day riding. We do!
Remedy: Regular cardiovascular fitness is one of the most effective and beneficial ways to prevent arm-pump from attacking you when you ride. Bicycling, running, jogging or even a daily fast-paced walk will go a long way in helping your body resist and keep the unwanted pump at bay. Try starting a weekly regimen working your cardiovascular system three to five days out of each week. It certainly wouldn't hurt to throw in as much seat time as possible in addition to your workouts. Just remember: The more fit you are, the better you will feel while tackling the off-road. Let us know if these tips work for you or if you have your own suggestions by sending us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since our last issue came out, there've been huge changes in the world. We have a new president, whose election was a monumental milestone for our country. There have also been downsides during this time in the forms of nationwide employment cuts and business closures that weigh heavily on everyone, from our readers to our staff. I can't think of one person I know who has not been affected by the slow economy in some way, shape or form.
All I can ask is not to give up hope, because our country has made it through tough times before and come out even stronger afterward. I have faith in our system and that it will bounce back, but it takes effort on our part to do so. Many jobs are lost because people are afraid to spend and business incomes are less. I ask that if you are capable of doing it, live life like you always have. We consumers control the economy by how we spend. Don't let the mainstream media scare you into thinking that you can't make a difference in rebuilding our country's economy.
If you have money and want to spend it, go out and buy that set of wheels and tires, or even that exhaust system you've had your eye on. Keep your ATV running at its best because no matter what, throwing a leg over your machine and riding with your buddies will always put a smile on your face. I recently attended the opening round of the WORCS racing series and they had a record number of entries for an opening round. This was great to hear because it let me know that there are some things people aren't willing to give up, and riding is one of them.
In parting, if you're fortunate in having a job that can provide for you and your family, cherish it and always strive to do your best. I also ask that you keep others who are less fortunate in your thoughts and hope for the best for them. It's going to take every single one of us to weather these tough economic times.