Motorcycle Mojo – September 2019

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ith this September/


October issue in your


hands, riding season


obviously is beginning


to wind down for many


of us across the country.


Amazing how fast summer goes, isn’t


it? Maybe it feels like that to me just


because in my neck of the woods,


summer took its time in arriving.


Perhaps that means it’ll hang around


for a few weeks longer. Summer seems


to whiz by like this every year, so I’m


not sure why it consistently catches me


off guard. Maybe I take on too many


projects in the summer and, before I


know it, fall is approaching?


Personally, September is my


favourite month during which to ride


for a number of reasons. The tempera-


ture is cooler and while I’m not a fan


of being cold, that crispness in the


air – particularly in early morning – is


energizing, and I think the machine


likes the chilled air better as well.


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roads because cottagers and tourists


stay closer to home now that the kids


are back in school. (My favourite


roads in Ontario are in cottage country


because the roads twist and turn


around so many lakes and provide


spectacular scenery.) September also


brings out the fall colours, if you’re


lucky enough to live in an area with


vast tracts of hardwood forests. Last


but not least, the mosquitos and biting


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to like about September as the riding


season winds down.


Depending on where you live,


October and, sometimes, even part of


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as well, albeit with cooler temperatures


and more unpredictable weather –


which means I try not to venture too far


from home then. I’ve ridden in snow


many times, but that doesn’t mean I


need to do it again.


I once rode for an hour heading


home at 1 a.m. from a December


Christmas party and while it was chilly,


it was a very enjoyable ride. That same


year, my daughter, Emily, and I loaded


our trail bikes into the back of my truck


on Christmas Day and we went trail


riding. That was unusual, for sure, but


it could happen again?


I’m sure many of you had a great


riding season and have plenty of


fantastic travel stories, have seen some


amazing scenery and eaten at some


outstanding restaurants. If you feel the


urge to share your travels, photos, great


eateries or what have you, remember to


send your treasured information in to


share with our readers. We are always


looking for a brief description and a


photo for WTF – “Where’s The Food?”



  • and your vintage family and friends


photos for our “Remember When?”


section on our back page.


If you feel like stringing a few words


together and gathering a couple of


handfuls of quality, high-resolution


photos, feel free to send them in for


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chosen and published in the pages of


Motorcycle Mojo. We do pay for reader


submissions – you won’t get rich, but


it does pay for gas, food and beverages


for your next outing. Or you can put


that cash toward that accessory or new


riding gear you’ve had your eye on all


summer.


Also keep in mind: our calendar


contest is running once again; deadline


for that is Sept. 30. Send your motor






cycle-related, high-resolution photos


to info@motorcyclemojo.com and, if


they are chosen, you could have your


image hanging on thousands of walls


across the country for a whole month.


In addition to one month of fame, you’ll


also receive a Mojo prize pack.


Enjoy your travels this fall. And


here’s hoping for an extended riding


season.


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by Glenn Roberts


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