I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and was able to spend some quality time with family and friends. If you haven’t had a chance to look over all the great rides, rallies and events we covered in our November issue you still have a few days left before our December issue comes out. With that said, grab a leftover drumstick out of the fridge, sit back in front of your computer and click the following links to see what’s going on in the wonderful world of motorcycling!
Also, make sure to check out our Local Rallies & Events page so you don't miss out on all the rides, rallies and events in your area!
As you know, we rely on you to let us know what rides, rallies and events are going on in your area, so please make sure to Submit a Rally or Event so we can share this information with your fellow bikers.
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On the Cover
Cover Page - On this month's cover we feature the 2006 Triumph Rocket III Classic & Cover Model, Brandy.
A Helping Hand - Michael Lousha covers the 1st Annual End of Summer Fun Run in Mineral Wells, Texas, while Stripe rides along on Blue Springs Harley-Davidson’s 3rd Annual Backroads Bash for M.D.A. Several members of the Cycle Connections crew participated in the 6th Annual Run with the Leaves in Warsaw, Missouri, which was covered by Loney and Stephanie, and in Birmingham, Alabama, Lynn and Leigh are busy covering Alabama’s March of Dimes Ride and Birmingham’s Ride for Kids 2006. Chuck covers the Reece Good Benefit Car & Bike Show and Ridin’ For Reece Poker Run to benefit Reece Good, the custom motorcycle builder from Gardner, Kansas who was the victim of a random drive-by shooting on August 11, 2006, while returning home from Sturgis, South Dakota.
Bike Night Review - Lynn & Leigh tell us all about Lightning Strikes - Alabama's Biggest Bike Night!
Rides, Rallies & Events Recap - Check out Stripe’s coverage of the 14th Annual Ralph Wayne's Vintage Backyard Nationals, as I head south to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 2006 Bikes, Blues & BBQ. Lynn and Leigh make their annual pilgrimage to Panama City Beach, Florida for the 6th Annual Autumn Thunder Beach Rally & Dave Miller attends Engle Motors 50th Anniversary Open House!
Readers & Their Rides - Meet A.J. Dusek and His 1947 Indian Chief & Chris Fields and His '03 Custom.
Writer's Block - Loney & Stephanie Wilcoxson interview master bike builder, Mike DuSold, who gives us the inside skinny on the custom Triumph Rocket III he built for the Metric Revolution Motorcycle Build Off. Cycle Connections also welcomes newcomer, Manfive Irish, who shares a painful, but humorous account of his run-in with Mother Nature, entitled Bumps on my Head.
Ask the Jackass - No such thing as a stupid question? Wrong! If there's something on your pea-sized brain and you don't know whom to turn to for advice, just ask the Jackass.
Behind Bars - – To tie in with the Thanksgiving holiday, Loney shares with us the things he is thankful for.
Biker Humor - Our weekly publication of jokes and cartoons are sure to bring a smile to your face. We encourage you to submit jokes and cartoons, and each month, we'll draw a name out of the helmet for a free Cycle Connections cozie!
Cool Bikes & Hot Babes - Check out our photo collection of cool bikes & hot babes! New photos are added each day. This is a members only page, so sign up now for your FREE online subscription and check them out today!
E-mail to the Editor - We've received lots of great feedback and information from our readers that we want to share. Drop us a line and let us know what's on your mind.
In Memory Of - Please stop by and pay tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters.
Spoke to Spoke - Goldie gives us some valuable tips on riding at night.
Tech Tips - Dave calls on his close friend and senior motorcycle technician Larry James, to give you step-by-step instructions on how to maintain and repair spoke wheels.
Veteran Riders - Chuck Kurtz rides to Mulvane, Kansas with fellow Patriot Guard Riders in honor of Pfc. Shane Austin.
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