Ok guys thanks for all your input . The Magazine is out.

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I grabbed a copy of the new dirtrider with the reviews and it sounds like they liked YOUR entry. I haven't had time to read all the articles but I was impressed with one theme in the article.

QUOTE from the Dirt Rider Magazine article:

I was honored to be chosen to test this bike. Not only because it was functional in every way intended, but after I scoured the message boards after testing I came away just as impressed with DRN's members and their unusual Internet attitudes. Not once did I find a smidgeon of smack talk toward any other bike throughout their threads on the project. Not once did I see an out-of-context remark blown out of proportion. No, as I lurked through their pages of content I felt like I was in an informative, mature meeting place where people could share their views and opinions- very rare in the internet world today. Other boards should take notice.

The Dirtrider.net/Service Honda CR500AFX is a bold blend of old and new, crazy and smart, Silly and functional. Sort of, I suppose, like the internet message board it came from. Good job DRN, you built a helluva bike out of what most people consider a dead horse, and you gained a new message board member: Me.


Written by Jesse Ziegler

Once again everyone on the board, thanks for showing what we truly are here at DRN :cool:
 

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Welcome aboard Jesse.
 

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Cool!
 

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Hey, How cool is that, DRN should be proud in more ways than one, top notch bike put together by a top notch website, run by a top notch owner and moderators. :cool: :cool:
 

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Sounds Awesome :cool: can't wait to pick up a copy!!
 

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I've been checking my mail box daily looking for the new issue.

I enjoyed watching the bikes come together at all of the sites involved.

There is no telling how many hours of my life I have wasted day dreaming and talking to riding buddies about what the perfect bike would be if money was no object.
 

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Wow - a huge compliment! I am really proud of everyone in the DRN family!!! Nice work everyone. And thanks Aj, for building DRN a great bike (and for representing DRN as well as you did)
 

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:cool:
 

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Looking forward to getting my issue in the mailbox.
 

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Awesome! Great job everyone who was involved!

:aj:
 

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Dang the no delivery yet!
 

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Bless the delivery of scanned pages! Pretty awesome article and contrary to what I thought would happen it appears they were pretty straight forward in their comments. Just as the original intent was put forward the bikes were reviewed as a whole and not "against" each other in come kind of competition. They called the good and the bad of each and while it might not be the result everybody was hoping for it does seem to be an honest presentation of what they experienced.
 

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This is the August issue correct? Just got back from the stores and we still have the July issue on the shelf :bang:
 

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That is a great big, well deserved pat on the back for ya Okie! :cool:

I have no idea if my mag came I've been in scenic Detroit Lakes, MN for the last two weeks :whoa: :)
 
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pat on the back for me? No way, it's for the DRN'ers, Service Honda, Eric Gorr and Jeremy Wilkey. Everyone that was involved KNOCKED-IT-OUT.
 

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:cool: To all involved!
 

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Great job to all that brought this together. I am wanting to get my hands on a copy of the mag also, but as usual, I am out here drilling a hole in the ground.

Moteaux! Your professional mud tester.
 

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Finally got our copy today, great article. I have only read about the DRN bike. That was the first thing I read in the whole mag! Sweet looking bike. I would ride it if someone could start it for me! :laugh: Although it would kill me on the MX track.
 

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Got my copy today, from what I read it sounded like a great bike. Congrats to all the members that helped put it together!
 

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#25
jwl said:
The TT crowd seem to be a little upset :yikes:
Yes it would appear that is the case, perhaps even a understatement. I can appriciate their frustration to some level but personally I can't relate to them trying to take it out on Jimmy Lewis by trying to spin some kind of tale about him riding on closed land. Obviously they are missing some key information that might make that rant a bit embarassing to some people.

Heck there was some misunderstanding or frustration when the bikes were delivered if I recall as it was also mentioned in the article.

Also attempting to create some justification or maybe place blame because the AFX read over 96dB seems to show some level of misunderstanding regarding how the enforcement is done. This link http://www.dirtrider.net/forums3/showthread.php?t=136251 might help some folk understand it a little bit.

Overall I think it was a positive for all the sites involved but a lack of communication seems to have caused some reactions from day 1 to take place that might not really be fully based on facts.