|South Carolina District Convention
Wings Over Cartoon Land
May 1-3, 2014
|Georgia District Convention
June 12-14, 2014
|Wing Ding 36
GWRRA's Wing Ding 36
"Light Up The Lakes"
July 2-5, 2014
GWRRA's Weekend at the Opry
August 29 -31, 2014
|Southeast Region "A" Convention
Southeast Region A Convention
September 11-13, 2014
|Mississippi District Convention
Be A Clown
October 16-18, 2014
|Florida District Convention
36th Annual Florida Gathering of the Wings
America The Beautiful
March 19-21, 2015
|Alabama District Convention
A Spring SPOOKtacular!!
May 14-16, 2015
The federal government has taken too much tax money from the people, too much authority from the states, and too much liberty with the Constitution.
-- Ronald Reagan
--Motorcycle Consumer News
by Ken Codon
The intersection you ride through on the way to work is under construction. Up until now, the extent of the work did not involve tearing up the pavement. But today was the day the intersection's tarmac was removed.
It rained earlier in the day, so the surface is a bit wet. You decide to keep your wheels in the drying area located in the center of your lane. You roll off the throttle and downshift well before reaching the spot where the pavement ends and prepare yourself for the drop-off where the asphalt ends by weighting your foot pegs and gripping the handlebars a bit more firmly.
Just before your front tire rolls over the edge, you notice that the dirt in the center of the lane has a different look to it than the area on either side where the car tracks have packed down the dirt in the center where you are about to place your front wheel is soft. As soon as your tire rolls onto the dirt your front wheel turns unexpectedly. The next thing you know you're on the ground with your bike laying on top of your left leg.
A few passersby help lift the bike and ask if you are okay. Your left leg aches, but you are able to stand. Your bike looks scratched and dirty, but other than a broken mirror and clutch lever it looks to be okay. You look back at the surface transition to see a trough in the soft, sandy dirt where your front tire dug in a washed out.
It was smart to approach the construction area with caution, slowing early and downshifting before reaching the surface change. You decided to ride in the portion of the lane where the pavement was dry to maximize traction, which is usually a good tactic.
What you failed to do was predict that the dirt in the center portion of the lane could be hazardous without the benefit of hundreds of car tires compressing the ground and clearing the dir surface.
When riding in constructions zones, it's important to prioritize the surrounding hazards. Even though the drier pavement might have offered a bit better traction. It would have been smart to recognize the advantages of shifting your lane position to where the cars had compressed the ground before dropping off onto the dirt section.
Updated: 4/14/2014 11:22:21 AM
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|16, || ||Wed||-||-T-O-D-A-Y-|
|17, || ||Thu||-||Maunday Thursday|
|18, || ||Fri||-||Good Friday|
|19, || ||Sat||-||Chapter F, Q, and Z
-- Chapter F, Q, and Z have planned a cookout and we are inviting everyone who would like to come and enjoy it with us to come and enjoy some time
visiting with your friends. We will have a 50/50 drawing if you want to participate in it and we will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a drink.
We will have some games for you to try your luck at: horse shoes, dart board.
The Date- Sat. April 19, 2014
The cost will be $10.00 each
Address-The home of
Randall & Frankie McGalliard CD-Z
919 Coburn Lane
Marbury Al. 36051
Located about 8 miles west of highway 31 and Marbury in a rual White City community area. We have pleanty of cover in case of rain and pleanty parking. After the event we have planned a group ride to Clanton to to partake in the consumption of some ICECREAM (1:30). We hope to see you then!|
| ||-||American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Roadrace
-- Talladega Raceway|
|20, || ||Sun||-||Easter|
| ||-||Easter Sunday
|24, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - TN District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|26, || ||Sat||-||Chapter-G Fun Day
-- 10am - Lowery Community Ctr, Hwy 52 between Samson & Kinston, $10 fee incl. Lunch & one grand-prize ticket|
| ||-||Bloomin' Festival
-- St. Bernard Preparatory School (Ave Maria Grotto)|
| ||-||Ardmore Renaissance Festival|
|1, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - South Carolina District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|2, || ||Fri||-||Poke Salat Festival
-- Historic Downtown Arab|
|10, || ||Sat||-||AL-M Picnic & Swap-Meet
-- Saturday May 10, 2014 -- 11:00am until it's over around 3:00pm Eastern Time -- Wind Creek Park Pavilion #1 -- A Mere $5.00 Per Plate -- (Hamburgers, Dawgs or Chickies), Trimmings & Drinks -- Bring your Gold Wing Stuff to Swap or Sale -- Parts, Chrome, Jackets|
|16, || ||Fri||-||Bike-O-Rama|
| ||-||River City Ride, Bike Rally and Blues Festival
-- thru Sunday|
|26, || ||Mon||-||Memorial Holiday|
|31, || ||Sat||-||Chapter-T Fun Day
-- 10:00-2:00 Star Wars Funday First Alliance 5900 Mcashan Dr. McCalla, AL|
|7, || ||Sat||-||Chapter L Fun Day (Return of Scratch Ankle)
-- 10am-2pm - Issac Creek Campgrounds - 5030 Lock & Dam Rd, Franklin, AL
($10 Registration (includes lunch & one grandprize ticket)
Prizes, Games, Entertainment
|12, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA Georgia District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|13, || ||Fri||-||Hannigan Homecoming
-- Hannigan Motorsports, 4044 U.S. Hwy. 641 South, Murray, Kentucky 42071|
|14, || ||Sat||-||Camp Smile-A-Mile's MC Ride|
|2, || ||Wed||-||Wing-Ding (Thru Saturday)|
|26, || ||Sat||-||7th Annual Alabama & Tennessee BIG BURGER Ride
-- Multi-district gathering at Randy's Restaurant in Trenton, GA. Home of 48oz hamburger|
|11, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - Region A Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|25, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - NC District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|17, || ||Thu||-||AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting
-- Crazy Buffet, Atlanta Hwy, Montgomery - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
| ||-||AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting
-- Gaston's Grill, 33801 Hwy 43, Thomasville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|19, || ||Sat||-||AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting
-- IHOP, Athens - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am|
|25, || ||Fri||-||AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting
-- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|29, || ||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|
|1, || ||Thu||-||AL-D Anniston (Model City Wings) Meeting
-- Western Sizzlin, Hamric Dr, Oxford - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
| ||-||AL-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting
-- Panda Buffet, 14633 Hwy 43, Russellville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|2, || ||Fri||-||AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting
-- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|3, || ||Sat||-||AL-N Gadsden (Coosa Valley Wings) Meeting
-- Western Sizzlin, Route 77, Rainbow City - Eat 5:00pm / Meet 6:00pm|
| ||-||AL-M Phenix City (East Alabama Touring) Meeting
-- Buffet City, Just off Highway 280, Phenix City - Eat 6:00pm(ET) / Meet 7:00pm(ET)|
|6, || ||Tue||-||AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting
-- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|8, || ||Thu||-||AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting
-- Ryans Family Steak House, In front of Walmart parking lot - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|13, || ||Tue||-||AL-B Huntsville (Rocket City Wings) Meeting
-- OH%21Bryan's, Highway 72 E, Huntsville - 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|
Updated: 3/26/2014 9:07:29 AM