From the Owners/Publishers

With 2021 quickly coming to an end, and November being the month of Thanksgiving, we should always take the time to look back and think about the things we are thankful for. We have a lot to be thankful for personally, for example, we were blessed with our third grandchild in February and with travel restrictions being lifted in August somewhat, we’ve been able to visit our other two grandbabies in Canada twice after a long 17 months of video calls. We were also able to go on a 2-week motorcycle trip out west at the end of September with some great friends which you can read a little about in this issue. But this year has still been hard for a lot of people in a lot of ways, and while things are looking up, we still have a way to go. Like a lot of you, we’ve lost friends and loved ones to the pandemic and otherwise, we have friends who have lost jobs, and even businesses. But I try to be optimistic, I feel like things are getting more and more back to normal every day.

Fall is finally here, we’ve had several cool mornings already, leaves are changing color or falling depending on where you are when you read this. I’m sure, if you read our letter from the editor at all, you know Fall is my favorite season. Fall is also a great time of year if you ride, you can ride all day without getting hot and the sights of the leaves changing are beautiful. We also like to mention every Fall to be a little more careful when the leaves are falling, especially if it’s damp. Wet leaves can be slick, if it’s just a few leaves your front tire isn’t on them long enough to matter, but a leaf covered curve in the road can be a different story so pay attention to the surface of the road.

There are still some events left on the calendar, there are several toy runs this month. Check out the events page and find one or even more than one to participate in. As always, visit and shop with our advertisers, it’s them who keeps this magazine coming to you free every month.

We hope everyone has a restful and wonderful Thanksgiving. If you truly have a heart of gratitude, you realize we have an awful lot to be thankful for and we are grateful for every one of our loyal readers and advertisers. Thank you for your support!

 

Ride Hard Live Free,

Denise & Scott