I would like to wish all of you a Happy New Year. Hopefully all of your New
Year resolutions, hopes and dreams will come to fruition. Isn’t it funny how the
change of the calendar, virtually one day, can change your whole attitude or
outlook on life and the future? I mean, how much can really change by just
turning the calendar page from December 31st to January 1? It all happens in one
second, how much can it really make a difference? Well, on paper not much, but
in our attitude it can be monumental, and our attitude is what really determines
how we perceive things to be.
The change of the calendar can help us to wish a bad year good
riddance and make our cup half full again, instead of half empty.
What I have found over the last 56 years is that it is not the rolling over of
the calendar that is going to make a difference. It is the changing of our own
mindset and attitude that will ultimately make things better. I read someplace
that we have 2 choices when we wake up in the morning. We can decide that it is
going to be a good day, have a positive attitude and make the best of it that we
can. Or we can decide that it is going to be a bad day, begin with a negative
attitude and set that course of action for the day. If you start the day with
the glass half full, instead of half empty, your boss might even seem nicer,
that extra 20 pounds might only seem like 10, and your spouse might even start
responding kinder to the new you. Give it at try.
This start of a new year can also serve as
an attitude adjustment to give us a fresh start in our mind. Start this
new year believing it will be better than the last. Personally I try to start
every day looking for the good in my life and deal with the curve balls as they
come, rather than getting up looking for the curve balls and never seeing the
blessings as they come. Attitude is everything. At least START your day seeing
the good and work from there.
Being an avid rider and one that enjoys seeing our country
from the seat of a motorcycle, a good mental health moment for me is just to stop
and take a few minutes for daydreaming. One of my favorite things is to browse a
map to see places that we haven't been, to look at old ride photos on the site,
or when I'm sitting in traffic, start planning that next big journey in my mind
and imagine how it might be. I love this quote by Albert Einstein, "Imagination is everything. It is the preview of
life's coming attractions." I
would encourage everyone who has been thinking about getting on that motorcycle
for a good long trip on the open road to start imagining that today, and don't
miss the opportunity to finally make it happen. Click Here for plenty of ideas to get you
going. Or check out some of our recent riding and flying
photos at the Cyclerides Smug
Happy New Year to you all. I look forward to what we will find on the open
Sunday, January 13th
Celebration of Life for Charley Vidal. As most of you know, Charley
Vidal lost his battle with cancer last month. He was a long time
friend of the motorcycle community and will be missed by many. A celebration of
life for Charley Vidal will be held at Charley’s favorite hangout, The Hideaway
in Cave Creek at 2 PM on Sunday, January 13th. There will be words from a few of
his friends, a permanent plaque placed at the Hideaway and a release of balloons
to Charley. All begins at 2 PM.
Mid Week Updates will be made on
the Cyclerides.com Facebook. New
Easy to remember Facebook address. Go to
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If you are not on Facebook, you can still view the
you will not be able to post. There will be a link there for you to sign up for
Facebook if you are inclined. Click the LIKE button!
This is a
very interesting and humorous video, especially if you like animals. Click
Here to View.
Video of the Week. Sometimes even the police
riders can get tripped up. Check out this speed bump launch. Click Here to
View. Click on the Video of the Week graphic on the
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Until Next Week,
Blessings and Safe Riding To
"The Road Is Yours - Take The Ride"
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