|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
|Georgia District Convention
Georgia Wing Fling
June 18-20, 2015
|South Carolina District Convention
South Carolina District presents
Pirates of the Carolinas
July 16 - 18, 2015
Anderson, SC. 29621
|Wing Ding 37
GWRRA's Wing Ding 37
"Rocket City Road Trip"
September 3-6, 2015
|Southeast Region "A" Convention
Southeast Region A Convention
October 29-31, 2015
Cross city ride ends at topless bar.
Cross country ride ends at Dairy Queen.
Confidence - Having a System
I can still remember my first ride on a motorcycle on the Public Streets and I was not what you could call relaxed or confident. In fact I think I recall saying to myself "What am I doing out in this jungle?".
Many riders find themselves in this situation even if they have been riding for a week or decades, especially when it's raining and you are in heavy traffic, your gloves are wet, your boots full of water and the road's like an ice rink. I know new riders must frequently ask themselves what they are doing out there. I guess it's natural to be concerned for your own skin when in this situation.
Riding on the street can be risky if your brain is in neutral or if you have decided that motorcycling is your only way to adventure and so become a reckless, thrill seeking mobile weapon! I doubt that there are too many riders with that thought. One of the best ways to help gain confidence and reduce risk is to operate to a system. Looking up the dictionary I found the word "system" means "a combination of things or parts forming a complex whole". Being systematic on a motorcycle means showing or involving a system, method or plan. Having a system will help you gain confidence and should also help eliminate the chance of your making a mistake.
The pilot of an aircraft goes through a systematic check of all instruments on the approach to an airport to eliminate all possible mistakes: riding any motorcycle on the Public Streets should be treated with the same caution to eliminate all hazards. It should be appreciated that the system set out here is basic and must be adjusted by the rider according to the circumstances relating to particular hazards that may occur. Some hazards require fewer features than this example - other hazards require more. I believe that to have a system helps to build CONFIDENCE needed when riding. Who wants to drop a bike - it's embarrassing and painful, not to mention expensive!
Motorcycling gets into your blood when you gain confidence. Riding to a system will help to increase your skills and awareness then you will be more relaxed - after all we should never forget that motorcycling is FUN, especially with CONFIDENCE.
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|30, || ||Fri||-||-T-O-D-A-Y-|
| ||-||32nd President Franklin Roosevelt's Birthday
|1, || ||Sun||-||Super Bowl Sunday|
| ||-||Boy Scout Sunday|
| ||-||National Freedom Day
-- Abolition of Slavery|
| ||-||Shuttle Columbia Accident
|3, || ||Tue||-||Full Moon|
|16, || ||Mon||-||President's Day|
|7, || ||Sat||-||Chapter-Y Fun Day
-- 10:00 AM Registration $10 Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale, Alabama |
|19, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - Florida District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|23, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - TN District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|14, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - Alabama District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|18, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA Georgia District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|9, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - NC District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|16, || ||Thu||-||GWRRA - South Carolina District Rally (Thru Saturday)|
|25, || ||Sat||-||8th Annual Alabama & Tennessee BIG BURGER Ride
-- Multi-district gathering at Randy's Restaurant in Trenton, GA. Home of 48oz hamburger|
|3, || ||Tue||-||AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting
-- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|5, || ||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|
|6, || ||Fri||-||AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting
-- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|7, || ||Sat||-||AL-N Gadsden (Coosa Valley Wings) Meeting
-- Western Sizzlin, 568 Hwy 431, Boaz, Al - 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)|
|10, || ||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|
|12, || ||Thu||-||AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting
-- Fox's Pizza Den, 166 West Main St, Prattville, AL 36067 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|17, || ||Tue||-||AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting
-- AJs Family Restaruant, 214 Hwy 21, Monroeville, Al - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|19, || ||Thu||-||AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting
-- Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Road - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
| ||-||AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting
-- IHOP, Athens|
|20, || ||Fri||-||AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting
-- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|24, || ||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|
Updated: 1/21/2015 8:12:43 PM