So far this winter, we’ve still got tree leaves covering the Iowa highways instead of snow. Nevertheless, the opportunity to spend time on two wheels is rapidly drawing to a close and our thoughts turn instead to winter projects and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Here at J&P Cycles, we’re constantly inundated with hot deals and promotions, all centered around the after-holiday sales. So what I wanted to do was just take a deep breath and pause to reflect for a moment on what this season is really all about.

And of course, it’s about being thankful — just like we were taught way back in elementary school. As adults we tend to let the true meaning of the holidays slip away, along with the warm weather.

  • First and foremost, I’m thankful for our troops who fight valiantly for our freedom and the American way of life that we enjoy. If it weren’t for those brave men and women, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the gift-giving holiday that we all love.
  • I’m also thankful for my family — including my Mom and Dad who instilled in me at a young age the values that guide me on daily basis. And I’m especially thankful for my wife and children for making my life so bright every single day.
  • I’d also like to take this opportunity to share how thankful I am of the entire J&P Cycles family for the hard work and dedication they bring to the table on a daily basis. It’s due to their efforts that J&P has been the best place to buy your motorcycle parts for more than 32 years.
  • And last, but not in the least bit least, I speak for everyone here at J&P Cycles when I say thank you to you, our loyal customers. Your passion and love for two wheels is what fuels us to bring on the best parts, combined with the best customer and tech service in the motorcycle industry. We are truly thankful for every one of you.

Be sure to stop by June 23-24, 2012 for our annual Open House where we’d love to show our appreciation with some free grub and a fantastic two-day show. (Shameless plug here!)

So as you rush your way through this holiday season, try to slow down for a moment and think about the things that really matter and what you are truly thankful for. Maybe there’s even time enough to take your bike out for a final sanity ride!

In the meantime, tell us what you’re thankful for using the comment section below.