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New Year’s Eve is one of the largest global celebrations, marking the last day of the year and for this year marking the end of the decade.

Are you one of those? You know… the type who likes to argue that 2019 isn’t *really* the end of the decade. Because there is no year 0 in the Anno Domini system which our calendars are based on and the first year ever was year one (1) therefore, the first year of any and all subsequent decades is the one ending in one (1).

Merriam-Webster offers up that it’s defined by popular culture and common usage so, decades end after the 9 year and I’m holding steady with that definition to close out the decade!

Lets move off the Anno Domini system.

A new year is a naturally introspective time, it’s a renewal—starting with a clean slate so’s to speak. Most will consider the year’s past challenges, celebrate the year’s past accomplishments and look forward to the future. It often provides a time to set new goals. Maybe a new motorcycle adventure, new gear, a new project bike, set a new mileage goal, turn the motel miles in and really tent camp at the 80th Sturgis Rally or maybe you dream of a cross-country adventure on Harley’s new Pan America(ADV) motorcycle and resolve to ride the Trans-America Trail across the U.S. from coast to coast—off road!

I don’t typically make a New Year’s resolution, but I think if pushed for something in 2020, I am going do more of what I enjoy—ride more, learn something new with a wrench, and improve my riding. Then again, I resolve to ride more often than annually anyway.

Some of you are already aware of this, but for those who aren’t, Team Oregon has an outstanding rider training program for all skill sets. Check them out.

Happy New Year to you and yours! Lets ride into a happier year and watch out for yourselves and watch out for your brothers and sisters in the wind.

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Coal-LumpIn a staggering break-through today Harley-Davidson announced a new fuel source for all future Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Many of us suspected it would involve some new battery hybrid propulsion system/model, but the secret power source has now been revealed to be none other than coal.  

The motor company is so fond of coal and that “shop for BADNESS sake” marketing slogan that they will provide one lump FREE to all of its current owners this year during the holiday season in the hope that existing owners will upgrade to future Harley-Davidson models powered by the miracle substance.

 Christmas-TreeAt the very least owners can get together at their next club or rally meeting and combine their lumps of coal from Harley-Davidson to create a large BBQ pit.

One HOG member was so eager to get the lump, they reportedly dropped it,  breaking their Harley Coal Lump (or HCL using the Harley-Davidson fondness for acronyms) into 6 smaller lumps and is now going to use them as desk weights.

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I wanted to take a moment and say Merry Christmas to all the blog readers.  Hopefully you’ll get more than a lump of coal this holiday season and may the New Year bring you many more wind in the face road trips. 

Photos courtesy of the web.

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Snowflake Wheels By Kimtab

Snowflake Wheels By Kimtab

A little over 5 years ago a small movement was started by this blog in bringing together  a few fellow riders (at least on-line) who have a dedication and a passion for riding motorcycles and enjoying the wind in their face.

I wanted to take a moment to thank all the readers and say may beautiful moments and happy memories surround you this holiday season.  I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a New Year that is filled with much joy, happiness and success.

If my Christmas greeting offended you then… please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday.

I look forward to bringing you even more relevant motorcycle information and interaction in the coming year.  See you on the road.

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