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Florida District Convention

36th Annual Florida Gathering of the Wings
America The Beautiful
Kissimmee, Florida
March 19-21, 2015

Alabama District Convention

Hallowing
A Spring SPOOKtacular!!
Eufaula, Alabama
May 14-16, 2015

Georgia District Convention

Georgia Wing Fling
June 18-20, 2015
Dillard, GA

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"
Huntsville, Alabama
September 3-6, 2015

Mississippi District Convention

2015 Mississippi District Rally Vention
Welcomes you to
Goldwing to the Sock Hop
October 15-17, 2015
Gulfport, MS

Southeast Region "A" Convention

Southeast Region A Convention
October  29-31, 2015
Eufaula, AL

SmileSmile

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.

SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Excessive Tire Wear

Excessive tire wear, and/or cupping, is a problem that most motorcyclists experience over time. Too often this is simply the result of failing to maintain proper tire pressure. However, this is far from a complete answer.

Cupping is a phenomena that is absolutely normal! Excessive cupping or excessive wear on one side of the tire as compared to the other is not.

There are at least seven causes of cupping and/or uneven wear in the front tire other than tire air pressure:

  • Most roads are banked away from the center. Thus, if you ride vertical, the side of your tire closest to the center of the road wears more.
  • Your tires 'scuff' when you force a speed change with them. The rear tire scuffs when you accelerate and when you brake (and every time you ride in a direction other than straight ahead.) Thus, it tends to have even 'cupping' as compared to the front tire (which scuffs when you brake but not when you accelerate.)
  • While alignment is not usually a problem with motorcycles - it can be.
  • Carrying an unevenly divided load (all your tools, jumper cable, etc.) in one saddlebag can result in your riding the bike other than vertical most of the time.
  • Setting your TRAC (anti-dive) unequally can easily cause uneven tire wear.
  • If one of your front shocks is defective you will experience uneven tire wear.
  • Excessive use of the front brake will result in excessive cupping.

By James R. Davis

Announcement/ExtraDaylight Savings Time Begins
Daylight Savings Time Begins
Sunday morning (3/8) is the change to Daylight Savings Time (Move clock forward one hour Saturday evening)
03/07/2015   More...
Updated: 3/1/2015 11:03:13 AM

Congratulations: Dewey and Alice Cole   More...
Updated: 3/1/2015 11:03:06 AM

Congratulations to Chapter T --- District and Region Chapter of the Year   More...
Updated: 3/1/2015 11:02:56 AM

Events Events
March - 2015
4,  Wed--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Vermont became 14th state -- 1791
7,  Sat-Chapter-Y Fun Day -- 10:00 AM Registration $10 Gardendale Civic Center, Gardendale, Alabama
8,  Sun-Daytona Bike Week (Starts 2/27)
 -Daylight Savings Time Begins -- Spring Ahead
19,  Thu-GWRRA - Florida District Rally (Thru Saturday)
28,  Sat-Grand River Outlet Mall Bike Show -- 11 am to 3 pm (The Outlet Shops of Grandriver 6200 Grand River Blvd, Leeds, AL)
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April - 2015
11,  Sat-40 to Phoenix -- Chapters AL-T and AL-Y will be hosting 40 to Phoenix -- April 11th at Barbers Motor Sports - Dinner at Irondale Cafe at 5:00pm
18,  Sat-Chapter L Fun Day -- RETURN TO SCRATCH ANKLE (Address: The Shed 63 Hwy 28 E Camden, AL 36726) 10:00am -- 2:00pm $10 Registration (includes lunch & one grandprize ticket) Prizes, Games, Entertainment Contact: Gladys Luker  --  )
 -American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association Roadrace -- Talladega Raceway
23,  Thu-GWRRA - TN District Rally (Thru Saturday)
25,  Sat-Chapter-G Fun Day -- Registration begins at 10am Closing Ceremonies 2pm / Registration Fee $10.00, includes Lunch Raffle for "Crossover Ministry" (addiction rehab center) 50/25/25, Grand Prize Drawings, Games for ALL ages - Lowery Community Ctr, Hwy 52 between Samson & Kinston Contact information: Doyce Colvin - (334) 504-0775 / or any Chapter AL-G participant
May - 2015
9,  Sat-MAD Motorcycle Awarness Day -- Motorist Awareness Day; the date?  Saturday May 09, 2015 is the day that has been approved for Motorist Awareness Day for Alabama. Starts at 8:00am at the Alabama Welcome Centers.
14,  Thu-GWRRA - Alabama District Rally (Thru Saturday)
30,  Sat-Chapter-T Fun Day -- 10:00am -- 2:00pm Admission: $10.00 per person, includes lunch plate, 50/25/25 Drawing and Door Prizes. First Alliance 5900 Mcashan Dr. McCalla, Alabama  35111 EXIT 104 off I-20/59 (past the Flying J Plaza)
June - 2015
13,  Sat-Chapter F and Z -- Chapter Z has planned a cookout and we are inviting everyone who would like to come join us for some fun and fellowship with our GWRRA friends. We will have a 50/50 drawing if you would like to participate, and we will be serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and a drink. The Date- Saturday June 13, 2015 The cost will be $10.00 each person. Time 10:00-2:00 Address-The home of Randall & Frankie McGalliard CD AL-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. We hope to see you there. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONTACT: Host Randall and Frankie McGalliard (334)365-7589 H (334)398-4491 Co-Host Charles and Glenda Williams (334)538-0627 H (334)395-8324
18,  Thu-GWRRA Georgia District Rally (Thru Saturday)
July - 2015
9,  Thu-GWRRA - NC District Rally (Thru Saturday)
16,  Thu-GWRRA - South Carolina District Rally (Thru Saturday)
Events Chapter Meetings
March - 2015
5,  Thu-AL-D Anniston (Model City Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, Hamric Dr, Oxford - 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-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting -- Goodsprings Fish & More, Hwy 43, Russellville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-M Phenix City (East Alabama Touring) Meeting -- Buffet City, Just off Highway 280, Phenix City - Eat 6:00pm(ET) / Meet 7:00pm(ET)
9,  Mon-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- AJs Family Restaruant, 214 Hwy 21, Monroeville, Al - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-Q Millbrook (Coosa River Wings) Meeting -- Jim's Restaruant, 1504 South Memorial Dr, Prattville, AL 36067 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
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-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
19,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Road - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
20,  Fri-AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
31,  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

Calendar Updated: 3/1/2015 8:40:14 PM

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