I am really sad and it hits me hard. Bike mag has been my regular magazine since the June 96 issue with The Missile when I came across the at that moment unbeknownst to me magazine in Calgary on my way to Vanvouver. I was instantly blown away and I always tried to get an issue when travelling.
When I could afford a credit card I had an ongoing subscription....the features and images were top notch, and really influenced me as a rider and seeing mountainbiking not only as a hobby but a lifestyle....Europe has been lacking in that department. North America has always been at the forefront.
And I am still a bit bummed that i did not get the Shore issue.
I remember the funny looks I got when I suggested a trail day in my area all thode years ago. I remember the looks I got when I told of myself as being a mountainbiker. Most people considered it their sport or hobby - but now something you more or less revolve your life around.
I think about getting a sub for freehub mag. I really need a soulful mountainbike magazine fix.
"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer