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Mississippi District Convention

Be A Clown
October 16-18, 2014
Gulfport, MS

Florida District Convention

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

Alabama District Convention

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

Southeast Region "A" Convention

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

More information to come.
** GWRRA Region A



The beer can collection in the town museum is the big tourist attraction.

SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Over The Line
Tour Tip
--Motorcycle Consumer News

by Ken Condon

The twisty mountain roads near your home significantly challenge your cornering skills. You understand that riding fast on these roads is risky, because many of the curves are blind. So, you keep your speed low enough to manage the most likely hazards while maintaining a speed that stimulates excitement.

You approach each corner at a speed that ensures control and allows you to accelerate throughout the turn. You know the importance of cornering lines so you position your motorcycle to the outside of the curve at the turn entry. This helps you to "straighten" the corner and offers the best angle of view. You get into a rhythm as the turns appear one after another. You exit one tight left hand turn and accelerate toward the next right hand turn. This is a right-hand turn whose exit disappears behind a steep embankment. You slow, position yourself to the left edge of your lane and lean into the curve. But, as soon as you enter the turn you see a minivan coming the other way--halfway in your lane!

You force yourself to look away from the hazard as you press hard on the inside handgrip to tighten your line. Thankfully, the van driver swerves and you miss his from bumper only a few feet. You are shaken by the close call. Utilizing effective cornering lines is a smart way to maximize traction and sight distance. However, it's important to understand that conditions don't always allow you to use the whole width of your lane. By entering the right turn at the extreme left you did not account for the possibility of a careless driver crossing into your lane. You must plan for this possibility by maintaining a safe distance away from the centerline. This means that you will not be able to straighten the curve as much as you'd like. Fortunately, you were able to avoid a collision by looking toward your escape route rather than at the minivan while forcefully countersteering to tighten your line. Next time, be more conservative with your entry speed and lane position when approaching blind turns to avoid a similar situation from happening.

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Events Events
September - 2014
17,  Wed--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Citizenship Day
 -Constitution Day -- signing of Constitution in 1787
19,  Fri-POW/MIA Recognition Day
20,  Sat-Trail of Tears -- Commemorative Motorcycle Ride
21,  Sun-Ride For Kids --
24,  Wed-See You At The Pole -- 7:00am
25,  Thu-GWRRA - NC District Rally (Thru Saturday)
October - 2014
3,  Fri-Wings Across Tennessee -- St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
13,  Mon-Columbus Holiday (Observed)
16,  Thu-GWRRA - Mississippi District Rally (Thru Saturday)
November - 2014
11,  Tue-Birmingham Veterans' Day Parade
January - 2015
1,  Thu-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 - 2014
18,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, Perry Hill Place - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
19,  Fri-AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
20,  Sat-AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- IHOP, Athens - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
30,  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
October - 2014
2,  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
3,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
4,  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)
7,  Tue-AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
9,  Thu-AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 585 Pinnacle Place, Prattville, AL 36066 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
11,  Sat-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- Gaston's Grill, 33801 Hwy 43, Thomasville - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
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

Calendar Updated: 9/14/2014 12:50:54 PM

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