~ October’s the month when the smallest breeze "Gives us a shower of Autumn leaves…”
Time passes so quickly, and that is the only thing I can think about as I write this and realize it’s October already! I passed someone on a motorcycle just this morning on my way to work and I felt a twinge of sadness but a sense of pride at the same time, that despite the chilly weather, this New York rider was enjoying his two wheels (even though he was all bundled up and I could see his red nose from my car window)! New Yorker’s are a resilient bunch and I know there will be riders on the road most likely through December. Seems it was just yesterday I was canning tomatoes, now my focus has turned to apple pie. Nobody says you can’t ride your motorcycle to the nearest apple orchard and pick some apples, as long as you either eat them on the way home or they all fit in your saddlebags. A pumpkin, on the other hand, may be a bit more difficult, so save that for another trip!
We had an awesome time at all of the September events, especially at East Meets West and at Catskill Mountain Thunder. Momma Iz enjoyed herself so much that she chose to write about her experience, so be sure to check that out. Giggles and Robin have been working overtime with their event reports and sadly, covering a lot of memorials, reminding us that our fallen brothers and sisters may be gone but they are never forgotten or far from our hearts.
Our cover and centerfold features FX Caprara Harley-Davidson (formerly Iron Block HD), in Adams Center, New York. Visit them when you’re in town and tell them New York Rider sent you. We continue our “Club Corner” spotlight with the Goat Brothers from Saratoga, and Robin’s “Good Vibrations” column introduces you to a female rider every month.
New York Rider would like to congratulate Mike and Judy Humphrey on their new venture, The Kings Inn, which will be opening very soon in Schenectady. Although we will miss Humpy’s, we will always have our memories and we wish our friend, Geno, all the best as he takes over the Central Avenue location!
Be safe out there and have a Happy Halloween!
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