The eleventh month is upon us already.  How in the hell did it end up being November already.  It seems like June just got over.  Time flies faster the more the years add up.  At least the summer flying by is followed by the winter time flying by.  That is what I am going to keep thinking and hoping so that we can get back to normal riding season again shortly!  Fall and winter are not necessarily bad though, as it gives us some time to get bikes to the shop for repairs or upgrades.  Whether you are buying parts to install yourself, or taking your bike to a shop, don’t forget about the advertisers on Pages 10-12.  These are the places that keep this magazine coming to you every month of the year, so darken their doors with your biker needs, and tell them that TRMI sent you. 

Our event listing is pretty slim right now.  That is pretty obvious why with the shorter days, colder nights and deep fall setting in and mama nature setting us up for winter.  It is not that biker events as a whole are done, but they are severely limited this time of year.  November and December are pretty slim as not many are riding, and most people have family and Holiday things to attend to.  We always try to have the most comprehensive event listing around, so if you have confirmed dates for any upcoming events, email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We want to populate the list of events as early as possible, so get us your events if you are in charge or events that you know of as being confirmed.  The event listing is and always will be FREE, just send the date, name and starting town of the event.  Anything other than that, we can get you hooked up with some ad space to help further promote your event.  We do the FREE listing though because if people don’t know what is going on, they cannot get to your events, or don’t know when to schedule their own events.

Another big thing on my mind for November is Veterans Day.  Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars, particularly living veterans. It is marked by parades and church services and in many places the American flag is hung at half-mast. A period of silence lasting two minutes may be held at 11am.  I personally recommend utilizing the 11th hour, or the 11th day, of the 11th month to stand if at all possible in honor of the Veterans who have fought for our rights we so truly embrace as Americans.  Thank you to all that have served for doing what you have done so that we can do what we do.

Thanksgiving Day is also a part of November.  I would like thank my family for being a part of all of this and standing behind me in good and bad times.  When I refer to family, it means my immediate family and my TRMI family, all of which are there for me at any given time.  I am truly thankful for the love and support, and thank each and every one of you for being a part of my life.  My thanksgiving is about those around me with undying support.  Thank you for that, and hopefully each of you can tell those in your lives how you feel and who you are thankful for.

Thank you for being a part of this, for reading TRMI every month, and for supporting TRMI.


Quote of the Month: “On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.” Dan Lipinski


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