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Spreading Cheer – Photos from Our 2017 Santaride

Spreading Cheer – Photos from Our 2017 Santaride

My very first Santa-ride was a solo affair in 2010 – just me dressed like the big man cruising around on my DRZ. I don’t really remember what made me decide to buy the red suit and go for a ride in the first place. It really seems like a ridiculous idea. But, there is a special kind of magic in the ridiculous.

Over the years, what seemed like a good idea blossomed into a great idea when friends started to join in. Our little local Santa-ride has become something of a tradition. As new friends ride along and old friend watch from afar the feelings that come from doing it never change.

My favorite ADVelf:

Joy.

There is a special moment, something akin to an awakening that happens across the face of a stranger when they see 10 motorcycle Santas. I kid you not, there is child-like elation that they cannot contain. The goal has always been to just ride around and spread cheer to the people on the roads. Happiness is a gift that everyone can use and it always fits.

I’ve said it for several years now – doing this, making someone’s day… is a gift you give yourself.

Snapshot: Getting Ready for the Santa Ride

Snapshot: Getting Ready for the Santa Ride

Tomorrow is our annual Santa Ride. The one where we dress up like Santas and elves and take to the streets spreading holiday cheer on our motorcycles. This afternoon the suits came down from the attic in preparation. My helmet with hat and beard? PREPPED!

Can’t wait!

Time to Get the Knobby Tire Wreath Out of the Attic

Time to Get the Knobby Tire Wreath Out of the Attic

Deck the Halls, Moto-Style.

This is the one I’ve been putting in our center hall for the past couple years.
knobby tire christmas wreathe

I have an old set of knobs from my Husky that I think I’m going to use to make a new wreath this year. My first instinct was to use the front because it’s lighter, but I think the rear tire will look better because of it’s beefiness. We’ll see!

If you’ve got pics of your tire wreaths, please share the links!

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