| Spring is in the air…or at least it sure seems like it from the 60+ degree temperatures we’ve had over the past couple of days. We’re not out of the woods yet; however, this unseasonably warm weather is a lot better than the snow and ice Mother Nature dumped on us just a few days ago.
Besides, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow on Groundhog Day this year, so we should have any early spring…right? Nothing against the world famous groundhog, but my way of predicting an early spring is when I see all the motorcycles coming out of hibernation and hitting the streets. Therefore, I suggest we officially change Groundhog Day to Biker Day, and if a biker sees his shadow, we’re in for six more weeks of winter. So wadda ya think?
The Cycle Connections crew has been very busy working our booth at all the local bike shows this winter, which has been a great opportunity to visit with many of our readers who we don’t get to see quite as often when the riding weather turns sour.
We’ve also been busy updating our Local Rallies & Events page and US Rally & Event Locator page to help keep you informed on all the local and national rides, rallies, and events that are coming up, and, as you know, we rely on you to let us know about all the events going on in your area, so please Submit a Rally or Event so we can share it with your fellow riders.
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On the Cover
Cover Page - - On this month's cover we feature KC Creation’s 2007 American Ironhorse Slammer & cover model, Amy.
A Helping Hand - Michael Lousha rode along on the 21st Annual Big Texas Toy Run from Fort Worth to Arlington, Texas.
Business Reviews - Loney visits with Jeff Heishmam, owner of Liberty Cycle Center, to find out more about his outstanding dealership, which has been a Kansas City staple since 1968.
Rides, Rallies & Events Recap - Stripe participated in the Greater Kansas City Harley Owners Group’s 2007 Polar Bear Ride, and also found time to cover the Cycle Disciples’ 3rd Annual Christian Bikers' Workshop and Wide Open Bike Show.
Readers & Their Rides - This month we featured Tony Stiles and his ’78 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide.
Writer's Block - Loney and Stephanie interviewed master bike builder Doug Keim, Jim Wilcoxson tells us how to bike build on a budget, and Lynn and Leigh send everyone their best wishes for the New Year from Alabama.
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 - Loney tells us how to avoid the wintertime blues.
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 addresses the challenge of U-turns.
Tech Tips - Dave explains the importance of taking care of your tools.
Veteran Riders - Tom Berry tells us how motorcycling helped reunite his former crewmates.
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