October is my favorite month. Here in Florida we finally get a break from the stifling heat and the daily thunderstorms which dump rain by the cup full instead of drops. These are usually accompanied by lightning and thunder and normally happen right when it's time to get off from work. But October is absolutely gorgeous weather here. It's in the 70s or low 80s for a high and low 70s is the low. It's also our favorite time of year because it's football season. College football is a religion in the south, and few places take it more seriously than in Florida. Tailgating at a Florida Gators, FSU Seminoles, or UCF Knights game here is about the best way to spend an October day. But if Football is not your thing there is Biketoberfest in Daytona, a week long party filled with motorcycles, loud music, alcohol and bikinis.
Another reason to love October is the rest of the country is going into Autumn. Autumn brings us not only the leaves changing colors, which many Floridians will take a road trip to go see since we rarely see it here, but also it is the busy season in the chain saw business. While it is still plenty warm here, it is getting a bit chilly where most of you live, and that means it's time to cut firewood. Many of you will find that your chainsaw is not running like it did before. That is where we come in. You can find your aftermarket parts with our distributors and save a ton of money over going to the dealer to buy original parts. The Hyway cylinder and piston kits are very comparable to the originals for a fraction of the cost. So get out there and cut some wood and get ready for winter. And if you get done in time, come down to sunny Florida for Biketoberfest or maybe some football. Either that or just hang out on the beach and get your "Jimmy Buffet" on. It's the perfect weather for it.