Well the time has come, we are just about to leave the office and head off to various places around the country for Christmas.

So I would like to take this opportunity to thank every one of you out there.

This might be a bit cheesy, but we obviously want to thank you, the Dirt reader, for sticking with us this year.

You lot out there are the reason that we all make the magazine, the reason that we search out the best words, photographs and design every month.

Without you we are nothing.

I also want to thank all the riders and racers out there that have helped us make the magazine.

And of course all our contributors from all over the world.

2008 was an amazing year, and we can’t wait for ‘09 to begin.

See ya then.

Mike Rose.

Saladini leads. World Cup 4X, Maribor, Slovenia

dirt christmas message from the queen mike rose