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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

Southeast Region "A" Convention

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

More information to come.
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Communism is like prohibition, it's a good idea but it won't work.


-- Will Rogers
(1879-1935)

SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Slimy Situation
Tour Tip
--Motorcycle Consumer News

by Ken Codon

The stretch of road you are on features corners that twist sharply in a ribbon of rolling tarmac. You brake smoothly before each curve, execute the perfect cornering line, and accelerate briskly to the next turn. You scan well ahead to identify the next corner's direction and to detect potential road surface hazards.

As you exit one corner, you see a dark line on the road surface ahead running up the middle of your lane. You immediately identify it as oil, so you slow and move to the left where the pavement is clear. Upon closer inspection, you determine that the oil spray has been there for a while. You see a slight sheen, but it's not as menacing as it would be if it were fresh. You relax a bit, but decide to keep your tires off the stained pavement, just in case. You continue your ride, but at a reduced speed, hoping the oily line will soon end so you can resume your spirited pace.

As you approach a downhill left-hand turn, you notice that the oily area is drifting left to the road's centerline. This means you will be forced to cross over the oil to avoid entering the oncoming lane. You know that riding over the oily surface while leaned could easily lead to a slide, so you straighten your motorcycle before crossing. You go over the oil without any trouble. But, as soon as you press on the handlebars to turn, the front tire slips and your bike immediately falls onto its side. You and your motorcycle slide off the road and down the embankment. Thankfully, you are okay, but you'll need help to get your bike back onto the road.

You climb up to the road and while awaiting help, you notice that the oily line is actually a thick concentration of slime. Your tires obviously became coated so that the front tire slid when you countersteered back into the curve.

You were smart to take the oily residue seriously and you responded appropriately by slowing and straightening before crossing the oil. Unfortunately, you didn't accurately assess just how hazardous the situation was. Next time, slow more before crossing slippery hazards so that less handlebar pressure and lean angle is required to initiate your turn, just in case traction is compromised. And be aware that oily residue can remain on your tires for quite some time, so if you roll through slippery slime, it's smart to pull over and inspect your tires for contamination.

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Congratulations: Dewey and Alice Cole   More...
Updated: 9/13/2014 11:05:26 AM

Congratulations to Chapter T --- District and Region Chapter of the Year   More...
Updated: 8/13/2014 7:33:09 PM

Events Events
October - 2014
21,  Tue--T-O-D-A-Y-
23,  Thu-Covered Bridge Festival (Thru Saturday)
 -New Moon
 -Scorpio
25,  Sat-Jack Daniel's Barbecue
 -Alabama Renaissance Faire -- Florence
November - 2014
11,  Tue-Birmingham Veterans' Day Parade
 -Veterans' Day (Armistice Day)
27,  Thu-Thanksgiving Day
December - 2014
6,  Sat-Eldridge-Toy-Run -- All roads lead to Eldridge Children's Home
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
October - 2014
21,  Tue-AL-Q Millbrook (Coosa River Wings) Meeting -- Logan's Roadhouse, I-65 exit 179 Cobbs Ford Road West - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
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
November - 2014
1,  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)
4,  Tue-AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
6,  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
7,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
8,  Sat-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- Gaston's Grill, 33801 Hwy 43, Thomasville - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
11,  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
13,  Thu-AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 585 Pinnacle Place, Prattville, AL 36066 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
15,  Sat-AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- IHOP, Athens - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
18,  Tue-AL-Q Millbrook (Coosa River Wings) Meeting -- Logan's Roadhouse, I-65 exit 179 Cobbs Ford Road West - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm

Calendar Updated: 9/29/2014 12:11:18 PM

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