The heat is winding down across the country. Cross-country travel this summer was like baking in the oven. Having toured in the west in heat many times the heat this year were off the charts. I remember a photo we took in Arizona next to a large cactus at 8:00 in the morning and it was over 100 degree. 2023 has broken many heat records and as much as we talk about our weather it’s been a friendly motorcycling summer here this year.
The surge of the Democratic party legislation in Lansing could be coming to an end here in Michigan. The house could loose 2 representatives in the House as early as November. Technically, both would have to win in November. Both, have voted in support of ABATE in the past. Representative Stone from Warren, took 2nd in that primary election last week and is on the ballot for mayor of Warren in the fall. Representative Coleman from Westland, was also in the top 2 for mayor in Westland. He also has supported ABATE in Lansing. With the current 56 Representative majority in the Michigan House of Representatives if both win in November the current House would be tied with 54 Democrats and 54 Republicans. Of course there would be special elections in both districts at some point in 2024 to replace them. Our position as always been to support those who have helped us. Both, Warren and Westland, have many motorcyclists in their districts. The 1st general membership meeting of ABATE of Michigan was held in Westland in 1975.
Meeting of the Minds, this year will be in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is a 1 day ride from Michigan and I encourage ABATE of Michigan members to attend. It is both a learning experience and an opportunity to engage with freedom fighters from across the country. It will be well attended. ABATE of Pennsylvania, was very supportive of Michigan during our long freedom fight.
Time rolls on and enjoy the riding season while it is still here. Fall color runs are a Michigan riding experience. Seminar hotel the Ramada in Lansing is taking reservations for our annual meeting. The same hotel as last year. Reservations are being accepted now at 517-627-3211- at $99.00 per night. I got mine and hope to see you there.
Be vigilant on the road those car drives who could care less about motorcyclists and ride while you can.
Let Those who Ride Decide,
Say something interesting about your business here.