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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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Concerning the difference between man and the jackass: some observers hold that there isn't any. But this wrongs the jackass.


-- Mark Twain

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 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
August - 2015
1,  Sat--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Air Force Day
 -Mustard Day (National)
 -Colorado became 38th state -- 1876
2,  Sun-Friendship Day
3,  Mon-Sturgis Rally (Thru 9th) -- Sturgis, SD
4,  Tue-Coast Guard Day
6,  Thu-Dairy Queen - Miracle Treat Day -- All proceeds for purchased Blizzards are donated to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
8,  Sat-Alabama District Picnic -- 10am - Confederate Memorial Park, 437 Chilton County Rd 63, Marbury, AL
15,  Sat-Watermelon Festival -- Franklin County
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)
7,  Mon-Labor Holiday
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
January - 2016
1,  Fri-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
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)
4,  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
 -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
7,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
10,  Mon-AL-L Thomasville (Road Runners) Meeting -- AJs Family Restaruant, 214 Hwy 21, Monroeville, Al - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
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-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
20,  Thu-AL-F Montgomery (Capitol City Wings - F Troop) Meeting -- Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Road - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
21,  Fri-AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting -- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm

Calendar Updated: 7/21/2015 9:02:33 PM

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