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 It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..

I guess for the motorcycle enthusiast, that phrase could be debatable. Let’s face it, winter has begun her cool descent over Ohio. The days of suntans and windblown hair is coming to a close. Soon, white glistening snowflakes will cover the ground and long sunny days are getting shorter and shorter. So, we winterize our iron horses, connect the battery tenders and start looking forward to an early spring.

But don’t lose heart! We do not have to feel trapped inside. Once you have finished your basic winter maintenance, why not consider adding on some modifications. Winter is the perfect time to schedule a custom paint job and add additional accessories. Perhaps you want to add some ink of your own. Let Studio What? in Berlin design your custom tattoo. There are several indoor activities to fight the winter blues. Looking ahead, the Cleveland Motorcycle Show and Progressive International Motorcycle Show will be coming to the Cleveland I-X Center on Jan 25. Come see us there in the Thunder Roads Ohio booth.

Plan an evening out and get into the holiday spirit with some of the following local events.

Tuscarawas County… “ELF THE MUSICAL” Nov. 7 This hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. www.kent.edu/tusc/pac

“CHRISTMAS IN ZOAR” Experience all the joy and cheer of the season during Christmas in Zoar. Lighting of the trees, candlelight church service and horse drawn carriage ride around the village. www.historiczoarvillage.com

Holmes County… “CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE” Nov. 17 This inspirational and uplifting journey reveals unexpected treasures in the most unlikely of places.


“11th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE TOUR OF INNS” A 2-day progressive tour of 12 local Inns with well-appointed Christmas décor and Christmas cookies.


Medina County… “34th MEDINA CANDLELIGHT WALK” Nov 17 Held at the beautiful Medina Square, bring the family out for an evening of live choral music, visiting Santa, fireworks, tree lighting and shopping. www.mainstreetmedina.com

“CASTLE NOEL” This year ‘round attraction glistens with the sights and sounds of Christmas! Located on the Medina Square. www.castlenoel.com

Wayne County… “THE NUTCRACKER” Dec. 8 Continue the tradition of Christmas with the Wayne Center Ballet’s performance of the Nutcracker held at Wooster High School Performing Arts Center. www.wayneartscenter.org

“WOOSTER WONDERLAND” Nov. 16 Stroll beautiful downtown Wooster with festive decorated storefront windows, watch Santa descend from the rooftop, sip hot chocolate, and see live reindeer. www.wccvb.com

As we come to the close of the year, the “Amish Country Rider” will be taking a seasonal break as well. This has been one of the best years of my life…in part, because it was spent on a motorcycle.

Happy Holidays to all!

Spyder Lilly Luvee

The Rubik’s Cube is still a very popular puzzle toy. The fact is that it’s even more popular than in the 80’s.

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