Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Kneeslider

2011 is about to get the checkered flag and we need some down time and a fill up. As I do every year, I'll be taking a break from regular writing, and unless something comes up that demands attention, we'll be resuming normal updates on January 2nd. I will be working on some technical issues on the web site, and since many of you are off doing other things yourself, it's a great chance for me to test and tune.

I'll still be available and you can reach me through the contact form if you need to, or if you have a tip for an article, just send it in, we would be happy to take a look.

This is also the time when I set new goals for the coming year and, if you're not in the habit of doing that, I strongly recommend you give it a try. Make a list of the specific things you're going to accomplish, then roll up your sleeves and get to work. Why wait? There's no perfect time, there's just right now.

Until then, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a positive and Happy New Year.

Paul Crowe
"The Kneeslider"


  1. Rokster says

    Merry Christmas and a bikingly good year for you. Thanks for all the news and info and pics and stuff.

  2. Carolynne says

    Merry Christmas Kneeslider and fellow readers, I hope you have all been good and Santa brings your all favorite things (a pair of calipers perhaps?). We finally got a little snow here so the Christmas vibe is finally happening. Just yesterday a friend took me for a cruise down the St. Lawrence Parkway and it was like spring, then this morning snow and some very excited children best of all worlds!

  3. Hawk says

    The following poem was sent to me and if ever I knew of a place to share it with “motorcycle minded” friends, it’s here.

    Twas the night before Christmas
    And all through the garages
    Not a motorcycle was rumbling,
    Except for Santa Clause’s.
    The leather was hung in the closet with care
    In hopes that nice weather soon would be there.
    Our bikes were all nestled snug in their covers
    With visions of blacktop and burning up rubber.
    With momma in her bandana and I in my skull cap
    We had just settled down for a long winters nap.
    When out on the lawn, arose such a rumble
    I sprang from the bed as I started to grumble.
    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But a pack of motorcycles, with riders and gear,
    With one old driver so lively and quick
    I knew in a moment it must be biker St. Nick.
    He was dressed all in Leather, from his head to his foot
    And his clothes were all tarnished with bugs and road soot,
    A bundle of chrome he had flung on his back.
    Down the chimney he came, carrying a big red sack.
    He spoke not a word but went straight to his work
    As he filled all the riding boots, then turned with a jerk,
    And laying a finger aside of his nose
    And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose.
    He sprang to his motorcycle, to his team gave a sign
    As they all cracked their throttles and got into a line,
    Now Honda, Now Harley, Now Triumph and Indian On Kawi,
    On Suzuki, On Yamaha and Victory.
    But I heard him exclaim as he roared out of sight
    Keep the rubber side down and have a good ride.

    I’d like to express my thanks to you, Paul, for the hard work and dedication that you put into this site. I know it’s not the only one that you created and maintain but to us old motorcyclists, it’s a daily “Must Read”.

    I’m sure that I’m not alone when I wish you and your family the Merriest of Christmases and every good wish for a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year.

    A heartfelt “Thank You”

  4. Lee Conn says

    Paul, thanks for the great job again this year on the Kneeslider. It is always a breath of fresh air to visit your site and get interesting, positive info about bikes, engines, technology and other stuff you find worth sharing. We are behind you all the way and look to cross paths (and do some riding, dammit) with you in 2012. Be well, my friend. Peace, Lee

  5. says

    Hey Paul,

    Thanks again for another great year. I look forward to more fantastic articles and conversations in 2012.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


    Will Silk

  6. Scott S says

    Thank you Paul for yet another great year of intelligent, informative, and positive reading .I always look forward to clicking on the kneeslider.
    Be well and best regards, Scott

  7. Bullet bob says

    Since I found your blog here it has become part of my regular reading. Keep up the good work. Enjoy the holidays and be safe!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Bjorn says

    Merry Christmas Paul and all the readers of The Kneeslider.
    Thanks Paul for another year of interesting and thought provoking articles.
    To All, ride safe over the Christmas season and enjoy the time with your family (whatever form it takes).

  9. Kurt says

    Merry Christmas Paul to you and your family. Thanks for all the great content this year as well as the lively discussions.

  10. SimonK says

    Thx Paul for “The Kneeslider” and thx to all the kneesliders for making this a great place to share a common interest.

    Wish you all happy xmas, and keep ‘m rolling in 2012.

    Love from The Netherlands

  11. Rich says

    Thanks Mr.Crowe. Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to you and to all of the followers of the Kneeslider!


  12. dano says

    Paul, Thank you for all you have done for our sport. As many have said, this site is a mandatory stop for us of the motorcycle crazed variety. There would be a void in many peoples lives without your hard work and dedication.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy (Healthy) New Year to you and yours.
    Here’s to hoping that we all can contribute to and assist you in your contining efforts for us.
    Thank You

  13. says

    As print magazines fall by the wayside, sites like yours are leading the “New” way. Good job! Merry Christmas and hope the next year is just as exciting as this one has been.

  14. B50 Jim says

    Paul — a belated Merry Christmas and a joyous 2012 to you and all Kneeslider readers! I look forward every day to the informative, entertaining and provocative posts and responses. I kook at The Kneeslider as part of my community and an extended family — we don’t always agree, but always respect each other. I’m looking forward to even more lively discussions in the coming year. I wish we all could get together and go riding! Thank you, Paul, and all the best!