Well, the regular NY group already knows the date. Yes, it's 17. Hard to believe. In 2002 a few of us on the board got together to ride and then ended up going to the IMS and partying. And now it's a yearly tradition. Except that the motorcycle show got pushed back and I can never get it together to throw the party before March. But who needs the IMS, anyway.

As always, plenty of food and libations. And, of course, the special party glass is on its way. This year we will drink a toast for Kit.

Public transportation, please. Unless you're a teetotaler.

Anyone who has ridden or partied with us is welcome. And if you haven't and live in the area, make it a point to ride with us this year.