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South Carolina District Convention

July 16 - 18, 2015
Anderson, SC. 29621

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

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On a Tee-Shirt

I ride too far,
too fast and too often
to ride a Harley!
Goldwing
SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Head Check Hazard
Street Strategy
--Motorcycle Consumer News

by Ken Codon

You're almost home after traveling for a few hours on a rather boring highway. As your exit approaches, you signal and move into the right hand lane. The freeway exit ramp empties onto a moderately busy two-lane road. You scan ahead as you round the curved ramp and notice that there is steady traffic on the road where you need to merge. You also notice a few cars stopped at the end of the ramp waiting to filter into traffic. You stop at the end of the line behind a compact sedan.

The car at the head of the line accelerates into traffic and the sedan moves forward, ready for an opportunity to merge. You glance over your left shoulder and notice a gap in traffic large enough for both you and the sedan to move into. You look back to see the sedan's driver beginning to accelerate onto the road.

You ease out the clutch expecting to follow the sedan onto the road. You decide to glance over your shoulder one more time to make sure the gap is still large enough for you to proceed. Your head check confirms that there is still adequate space to merge. As you return your eyes ahead, you are startled to see the sedan driver is not accelerating as expected. Instead, he is slowing and applying the brakes!

You quickly roll off the throttle and brake hard, but the distance is too short to avoid hitting the left edge of the car's bumper with your right crash guard. The impact violently knocks you off balance and onto the pavement. Thankfully, you are in full protective gear, so injuries are limited to a sore elbow and knee.

It was smart to look over your shoulder to check for traffic before proceeding, but it is critical that you do so only after you're sure that the path in front is clear. Next time, wait until you see the car ahead actually enter the roadway before diverting your eyes away from what's in front of you. Once it's clear that there is a sufficient gap in traffic and that the path ahead is clear, then proceed.

Announcement/ExtraIndependence Day
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July 4th
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Updated: 6/14/2015 1:21:21 PM

Congratulations to Carl and Janis Breeding!   More...
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
July - 2015
4,  Sat--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Independence Day
 -30th President Calvin Coolidge's Birthday -- 1872
9,  Thu-GWRRA - NC District Rally (Thru Saturday)
11,  Sat-Uncle Dave Macon Days Festival -- Murfreesboro, TN
16,  Thu-GWRRA - South Carolina District Rally (Thru Saturday)
August - 2015
8,  Sat-Alabama District Picnic -- 10am - Confederate Memorial Park, 437 Chilton County Rd 63, Marbury, AL
29,  Sat-Chapter B Fun Day - IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE! -- 10:00am -3:00pm, GRAND PRIZE $1000 = $1 per ticket, $10.00 Registration (Sharon Johnson Park, 783 Coleman Road New Market AL 35761)
September - 2015
3,  Thu-Wing-Ding (Thru Sunday)
20,  Sun-Ride For Kids -- rideforkids.org
October - 2015
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
Events Chapter Meetings
July - 2015
4,  Sat-AL-M Phenix City (East Alabama Touring) Meeting -- Buffet City, Just off Highway 280, Phenix City - Eat 6:00pm(ET) / Meet 7:00pm(ET)
7,  Tue-AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
9,  Thu-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
10,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
11,  Sat-AL-D Anniston (Model City Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, Hamric Dr, Oxford - Meet/Eat 8:00am
13,  Mon-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- AJs Family Restaruant, 214 Hwy 21, Monroeville, Al - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
14,  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
16,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Road - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
17,  Fri-AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 5:45pm / Meet 6:45pm
28,  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
August - 2015
1,  Sat-AL-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting -- Two Fat Sisters, 17901 Hwy 43, Russellville - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
 -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)

Calendar Updated: 6/29/2015 8:21:45 PM

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Sat Scattered ThunderstormsScattered Thunderstorms 79° / 65°
Sun PM ThunderstormsPM Thunderstorms 83° / 67°
Mon Scattered ThunderstormsScattered Thunderstorms 86° / 68°
Tue AM ThunderstormsAM Thunderstorms 89° / 69°
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Tue Partly CloudyPartly Cloudy 88° / 75°
Updated: Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:52 pm CDT
Location: Mobile, AL



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