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If we use your photo or caption, you’ll get a free one-year subscription (or extension) to American Iron Magazine.

In past columns I’ve asked for photos of your bikes, Memories, and cool destinations to publish. Now I want your fun photos. Yup, I want fun photos you took for our new photo and caption contest. Here’s how it works. We want to run a reader-supplied photo of a person, place, or thing (that also involves an American-made motorcycle) to feature in the monthly Quoted & Noted section.

We’ll then ask readers to send in a funny caption for that photo. If we run your photo, you’ll get a photo credit and a free one-year subscription (or extension) to American Iron Magazine. If we use your caption, you’ll get a free one-year subscription (or extension) to American Iron Magazine. Simple, right? The contest will start as soon as we get usable photos, so get those cameras out and start taking pics! Sorry, but we can’t use cell phone images as they are way too small (low resolution) for print reproduction, nor can we use prints. All submissions must be sent electronically to PhotoContest@AmericanIronMag.com.

With a new reader-supplied feature starting, another regular feature is retiring. After several years, we are discontinuing the Fit To Ride column. Our thanks to Phil Halliwell for covering all the exercises and stretches we need to stay in shape, as well as caring for any muscle cramps that may prevent us from enjoying our motorcycles.

Chris’ Travel Tips
Whenever I travel, be it alone or with a buddy, I always take a stupid amount of disc locks, chains, and such to secure my bike. And since I’ve locked up my bike so it’s hard to steal, it’s also impossible for me to move it if I lose any of my keys! Let’s face it; misplacing a key can happen to any of us. To keep from becoming a victim of my own paranoia, I always carry spare keys for all the locks and the bike on a separate key ring. If I’m traveling alone, I keep the spare keys in a secure pocket I do not use for anything else. If I’m travelling with a buddy, I give the spares to him and offer to carry his spares. I never put the second set of keys in the luggage or on the bike. If you can get to them, so can a thief.

See you on the road.

Chris Maida
Editor