MarcyanLooking At The End of the 2010 season

by Carlton R. “Top Cat” Marcyan

We approach the end of another riding season. The experience of short pick-up rides, planned day rides and long road trips fall behind us like memories that tend to fade away as each day passes. The details of those rides may escape us but the spirit of the highway remains, along with the camaraderie of our fellow Topcats sewn into our being like the patches adorning our leather vests. This is not the end of the journey but yet another route we have taken that we will cherish.

For those of us who can better deal with the cold weather, there remain some good rides before our bikes are put away for the season. Our sister clubs like Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 have upcoming events in which we can participate and at the same time we can do good and show respect to our injured service men and women. Joining in that recognition honors them and validates what is good about our Country. Patriotism binds us together, whether we be Republican, Democrat, Independent, Tea Party or another stripe.

Time to take stock of what we have

Please realize the uniqueness of the club we have: great riders, solid members and vision. We command the respect of the community of bikers and the community at large for our structure, organization and the good works we accomplish. We are an active club with substance; we

have a willingness to help each other as well as those outside our club; and we have the desire to constantly improve the club and our individual riding skills. We are not a stagnant club willing to sit on our laurels; rather, we recognize that standing still is just another way to say we are falling behind. This, Top Cats shall never do.

Thank you all for a great season!

To be thanked are not only the Road Captains for organizing rides, but the riders too, for without their desire to ride we would be without reason to continue. May our club enjoy excellent leadership and member commitment in 2011 and beyond.

Ride on,