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Wing Ding 37

Rocket City Road Trip

Huntsville, Alabama
September 3-6, 2015

Mississippi District Convention

October 15-17, 2015
Gulfport, MS

Southeast Region "A" Convention

October  29-31, 2015
Eufaula, AL

Florida District Convention

Orlando, Florida
March 17-19, 2016

Alabama District Convention

Eufaula, Alabama
May 19-21, 2016

On a bumper sticker:
The only person who ever got everything done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Hidden Dangers
Street Strategy
--Motorcycle Consumer News

by Ken Codon

You're on your way home from work riding on a two-lane road lined with stores and restaurants. Commuting traffic is moving along at a decent speed, but you are slowed by vehicles ahead turning into side streets and store driveways. You keep a generous following distance between you and the surrounding traffic, positioning yourself so you can see other vehicles and they can see you.

You are a few miles from home when a Jeep you've been following begins to slow. It's unclear why he's slowing, because he gives no signal. You keep an eye on him as he suddenly hits the brakes to turn left into a gas station parking lot. You are far enough behind to not require any sudden evasive maneuvering. The Jeep driver must stop before turning because others drivers are approaching in the oncoming lane, so you simply steer to the right to go around him in the breakdown lane.

You are along side the Jeep when you see movement ahead. It's a silver Pontiac who was waiting to enter the roadway into your lane. He is proceeding at a rate that suggests that he is unaware of your presence. You have to get on the brakes hard to avoid a collision, but your front tire slides sideways in the dirt that has accumulated in the breakdown lane. You instinctively release the brakes but this makes it clear that you will not be able to stop in time to prevent a collision. Just then, the driver of the Pontiac sees you coming and has the presence of mind to accelerate hard. You must miss his rear bumper and manage to stay upright.

You were smart to practice good lane positioning for visibility, but you fixated too much attention on the Jeep directly in front of you. You hadn't paid close enough attention to the Pontiac because you were distracted by what the Jeep driver was doing. Had you been scanning ahead, you would have seen that the Pontiac driver's line of sight was blocked by a telephone pole. If you can't see the driver's face, he can't see you. Slowing more would have allowed you to manage the space available and prevent a collision with the Pontiac. And remember, breakdown lanes often offer little traction for evasive maneuvers.

Announcement/ExtraLabor Day
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Monday, September 7, 2015
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Updated: 5/21/2015 8:51:16 PM

Congratulations to Philip Teasley   More...
Updated: 5/18/2015 10:40:14 PM

Congratulations: Dewey and Alice Cole   More...
Updated: 5/18/2015 10:24:57 PM

Congratulations to Chapter D for District Chapter of the Year   More...
Updated: 3/7/2015 10:53:09 PM

Events Events
September - 2015
1,  Tue--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -World War II began -- 1939 - Germany invades Poland
3,  Thu-Wing-Ding (Thru Sunday)
7,  Mon-Labor Holiday
11,  Fri-Patriot Day -- Terrorist Attack on NY and DC 14th Anniversary
20,  Sun-Ride For Kids --
October - 2015
2,  Fri-Wings Across Tennessee -- St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
3,  Sat-Rider Education Safety Weekend (Thru Sunday) -- Meeting at the Honda plant in Lincoln AL
15,  Thu-GWRRA - Mississippi District Rally (Thru Saturday)
29,  Thu-GWRRA - Region A Rally (Thru Saturday)
November - 2015
11,  Wed-Birmingham Veterans' Day Parade
January - 2016
1,  Fri-Chapter-A Annual New Years Day Ride -- 9:00am - Leave from Exit 13 (Hwy 158) & I-65 at the Wal-Mart Parking lot - Destination: Ezell's Catfish Camp, Lavaca
 -AL-M New Year's Day Ride-In -- ride flyer
Events Chapter Meetings
September - 2015
1,  Tue-AL-A Mobile (Dixie Wings - Alabama's First Chapter) Meeting -- Morrison Cafeteria, I-65 and Airport Blvd, Mobile - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
4,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
5,  Sat-AL-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting -- Two Fat Sisters, 17901 Hwy 43, Russellville - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
 -AL-M Phenix City (East Alabama Touring) Meeting -- Buffet City, Just off Highway 280, Phenix City - Eat 6:00pm(ET) / Meet 7:00pm(ET)
8,  Tue-AL-B Huntsville (Rocket City Wings) Meeting -- The Blue Plate Cafe, 7540 Memorial Parkway SW., Huntsville, A. 35802 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-U Dothan (Cruisin' U's) Meeting -- Golden Corral, Highway 231, On the circle, Dothan - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting -- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
10,  Thu-AL-D Anniston (Model City Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, Hamric Dr, Oxford - Meet/Eat 8:00am
 -AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- IHOP, Athens
 -AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting -- Fox's Pizza Den, 166 West Main St, Prattville, AL 36067 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
14,  Mon-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- AJs Family Restaruant, 214 Hwy 21, Monroeville, Al - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
17,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Road - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
18,  Fri-AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm

Calendar Updated: 8/25/2015 3:00:03 PM

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Fri PM ThunderstormsPM Thunderstorms 91° / 68°
Sat PM ThunderstormsPM Thunderstorms 90° / 68°
Updated: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 9:56 am CDT
Location: Huntsville, AL
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Updated: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 10:51 am CDT
Location: Clanton, AL
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Updated: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 9:52 am CDT
Location: Mobile, AL

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