Editors Desk

It’s here…! The 21st has come & gone and we are now into the first stages of the summer of 2017. The coming of the new seasons always gives me a spiritual boost with the exception of winter. Winter can be depressing for many including me. During the summertime I try to keep my office window open, unless of course, we are having scorching temps. I love to hear the sounds of nature and kids playing. I guess that I secretly wish I could go out and play too…Being a kid in the summertime was the best. No early bed time or wake up, no homework and you were allowed to play in the neighborhood after sunset. The only thing I had to worry about was being home in time for meals and keeping to my evening curfew. And once I got married and had children of my own, I still loved the more relaxed lifestyle of summer. Of course, we all need structure and a schedule, or life would be chaotic, but taking a little time away from it is a much needed treat. Once my kids were no longer in school, I found that I lost track of certain things such as the time of day, what day of the week it was, and keeping to my sleep schedule. It just goes to show you how we as humans are creatures of habit. What you are about to read ran in an old issue of FTM, but is certainly worth a second run…Speaking of habit, I was reading an article on line the other day that focused on reprogramming your subconscious so that you can change things about yourself that you are not happy with. This deep meditating regimen is supposed to help in breaking bad habits and reinforce positive behavior. The key is that you have to tap into your subconscious with positive reinforcement. I had learned about this a long time ago and it does work when you finally master the exercise. Have you ever seen a movie or comedy show where the wife is whispering suggestions in the husband’s ear while he is sleeping? Like – give your wife all the money she asks for to go shopping, or buy your wife a new car etc. While those skits are used for entertainment purposes, there is some truth to what that women is doing. Of course, it’s not as simple as that. It does takes discipline; however, training your mind can be done. It takes the power of suggestion to an entire new level. The reason why I brought this up to you is because my work with FTM gives me the opportunity to meet many people from extremely different walks of life, but who for the most part are involved in the motorcycle community in one way or another. We somehow always seem to get on the subject of life, with the topic of choice being contentment. Through these many conversations, I have learned that most people are not content and not where they want to be in life at this point and time. Not an uncommon statement, but one that can be altered. We all know how life can change in an instant. Perhaps it is true that we only have so much control over what happens to us, but if you were given the opportunity to change certain things about yourself by learning to channel positive power to any area of your life, wouldn’t you want to at least try and learn how? Read “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind” by Joseph Murphy. You have nothing to lose, only to gain.


Now to talk about what’s happening in the motorcycle community. First, I would like to let all our FTM Wednesday Evening Bike Night Series fans know that this legendary event is in full force in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month we will be at Molly Maguires on Main St in Oakdale. This bike night will kick off on Wednesday, July 19th and continue on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month we have been and will continue to be at The Meadowlands Sports Bar and Grill in East Meadow. Come on down to the bike nights that you have been all waiting and asking for. It’s time to have some bike night fun and make new bike night memories! Sticky Fingers twilight run is coming up on July 16th. Support the boobies by riding with us!! Don’t forget to wear your pink bra…men too! We sent our long-time photographer and journalist, Bob Stegmaier, to bask in the anarchy of Laconia’s 94th Bike Week. Our next issue will bring you Bob’s G-rated (only) photos and information on this historical gathering of motorcycle enthusiasts. Coming up at the end of August is FTM’s 16th Anniversary/Bike Build-Off. You all know the deal and what takes place at this event. More information on the build-off will start to post via our website and social media beginning next week. We will also be publishing a 2 page ad in next month’s issue with all the details. For info on these and other motorcycle and car related events pick up your copy of FTM each month! If you can’t get out to do so, check out our website, or have FTM delivered directly to your door through our monthly subscription, which you can find on our website. While you’re up on our site, sign up for our e-newsletter, so you can receive a weekly e-mail reminder about the bike nights and what events are coming up that week.


Live & Let Live

Lee Sheridan, Spike & Chloe’