Thanksgiving For The Motorsports Enthusiast: 10 Ways To Make Your Turkey Day More Motor Friendly
Thanksgiving for the Motorsports Enthusiast:
10 Ways to Make your Turkey Day more Motor Friendly
Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season, a time for family, friends, food, and fun. But it can also be stressful dealing with crowds at the shopping centers, traveling, cooking, and handling relatives and house guests. One way to help relieve stress is to make sure you're in a comfortable environment and surrounded by things that are familiar to you and make you feel happy. For a online superstore enthusiast that means hitting your favorite dirt bike track, cruising some trails in your UTV/ATV, or hopping on your cruiser motorcycle and going for a putt on your favorite road. Unfortunately not everyone can slip away from family or friends during the holiday. For those stuck inside or unable to get a little seat time here's some ideas that could be incorporated into your Thanksgiving holiday to make it a little more fun and more ATV, UTV, and motorcycle enthusiast friendly.
Note: This article is mostly for entertainment purposes only and not meant to be taken literally.
- The Kids Table: No matter how
well you plan, it never seems to fail that there just isn't enough
room to fit everyone at the same table. Therefore the little ones
typically get relegated to the kids table off to the side or in
another room completely. If you're scrambling for a place for the
kids to eat, a couple of [mageProductLink sku="124-94-4013"
title=""]mini moto stands[/mageProductLink], [mageProductLink
sku="124-1002" title=""]some dirt bike ramps[/mageProductLink], and
a pair of [mageProductLink sku="334-1035" title=""]bike
crates[/mageProductLink] can make an impromptu table and chairs.
Kids will love (and most likely fight over the multi-colored
stands) and cleanup is a breeze, just take the stands and ramps
(and kids if necessary) outside and spray them down with the
- The Annual Turkey Bowl: If your
Thanksgiving tradition consists of a friendly game of "touch"
football, get into game mode and don some riding gear. With its
high impact chest plate along with the elbow and shoulder pads, the
[mageProductLink sku="10050-001-003" title=""]Titan Sport
Protection Jacket[/mageProductLink] from Fox Racing will make you
feel like an all-star running back as you barrel through the
defense stiff arming your way into the end zone. Don't forget to
add your best touchdown shuffle for the highlight reel.
- King of the Castle: Every home
owner has their favorite chair that makes him feel like the king of
the castle. By adding a group of PRP seats to your living
room you can make every guest feel like the king of the throne.
Perfect for kicking back and watching a movie or armchair
quarterbacking the late game, the high backs and wrap around design
makes it feel like theater style stadium seating.
- Tune out: Chances are there will
be some guest (most likely one of your annoying little cousins)
that will bug you to no end retelling their latest video game
accomplishment. Get into your own zone and tune them out with a
[mageProductLink sku="039-5000" title=""]Summit 3.0 V-Com Bluetooth
Modular Full-face Helmet[/mageProductLink] from Vega. With its
Bluetooth connectivity you can link up to your cell phone to listen
to music or catch up on phone calls with people you'd rather talk
to, like your friends. The built in sunshield is great for dimming
things down for a quick nap, while the modular chin bar means you
can still snack on spinach dip without having to take the helmet
- Snack Tray: Speaking of spinach
dip, a sand [mageProductLink sku="368-1837" title=""]paddle
tire[/mageProductLink] with its deep paddles can substitute as a
chip and dip bowl. Or you could use the cups in the paddle to hold
some of your condiments like pickles, olives, and butter. Just make
sure you wash all the sand and mud out first.
- Lazy Susan: No, not that girl
down the street. We're talking about the spinning platform that you
use to serve food. If you're the DIY type you could scrape together
a rudimentary Lazy Suzan with a [mageProductLink sku="576-89-11811"
title=""]dirt bike wheel[/mageProductLink] (hub and spokes
installed) and a tray or piece of plywood. Just secure the wood or
tray to the hub of the wheel, set it up in the middle of the table,
and let the good times fly-literally.
- The Mad Platter: The
piece-de-resistance of any Thanksgiving meal is the arrival of the
turkey to the dinner table. Usually this special presentation is
reserved for great aunt Judie's priceless porcelain turkey platter
that only sees action one time a year. Skip all the hoity-toity
serving dishes and go with what you know[mageProductLink
sku="315-1897" title=""]. A Bikemaster 8-gallon[/mageProductLink]
oil drain pan should not only be large enough to accommodate a
medium-sized bird once out of the oven, but the built in spout is
perfect for adding extra drippings to your [mageProductLink
sku="19-3031" title=""]Ratio Rite[/mageProductLink] gravy boat. A
[mageProductLink sku="19-4000" title=""]Maxima Quick Mix 2
Bottle[/mageProductLink] is ideal for shaking up your homemade
strawberry-Champaign vinaigrette dressing. And wouldn't it be a lot
easier to get the kids to eat that gelatinous tube-shaped cranberry
"sauce" if they could watch it ooze out of a [mageProductLink
sku="19-13001" title=""]Flo Tool Spill Saver
- Food Fight: Remember that kids
table we built earlier? Well, nine times out of ten there's going
to be one unruly kid who decides to flick a spoon full of mash
potatoes at his neighbor. All it takes a little gravy flying across
the table before it's an all-out food fight. No worries, just throw
on some [mageProductLink sku="352-510-1202" title=""]Liquid Image
Torque Series goggles[/mageProductLink] and you can record all the
pea-flying action in High-Def 1080P video without worrying about
taking creamed corn napalm to the eyes.
- Always be Prepared: You never
know what kind of situation you'll find yourself in, so like a Boy
Scout it best to always be prepared. A [mageProductLink
sku="315-1656" title=""]multi-tool[/mageProductLink] can get you in
and out of a lot of sticky situations-like opening that can of
cranberry "sauce". You can use it to carve the turkey as well as
utensils to eat your meal-pliers make for one heck of a fork.
- Take it to go: If the family and
friends get to be too much to handle you can always just grab an
AO Cooler and hit
the trails. With their superior insulation and rugged construction
you could get far, far, away from the chaos and your food will be
perfectly preserved in all its lip-smacking glory. Available in a
variety of sizes and colors they fit perfectly in the back of a
UTV, on an ATV rack, or mounted to a sissybar. Or if you're going
to a guest's house for turkey dinner, an AO cooler is a great
solution for safely transporting all those delicious leftovers back
to your fridge-where they belong!
Whatever your plans are for the Thanksgiving holiday, hopefully you get to eat good food, have some laughs, and are able to get out and enjoy some seat time on your favorite roads or trails.