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Next Monthly Gathering
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Rocket City Wings gathering
-- OH! Bryan's, 2136 Highway 72 E, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm
|7, || ||Fri||-||-T-O-D-A-Y-|
|8, || ||Sat||-||Chapter Ride
-- Ride to Lewisburg, Pulaski, and Ardmore, TN. Meet at Meridianville Shell to leave at 10am.|
|9, || ||Sun||-||Breakfast Social
-- @ 8:30am Meridian Street Cafe -- 7900 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville Al|
|11, || ||Tue||-||Rocket City Wings gathering
-- OH! Bryan's, 2136 Highway 72 E, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm|
|13, || ||Thu||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm Hildegard's -- 2357 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville AL|
|15, || ||Sat||-||Chapter Ride
-- Ride to David Crockett State Park. Meet at Hwy. 53 and Jeff Road at McDonalds to leave at 10am. |
|16, || ||Sun||-||Breakfast Social
-- @ 8:30am IHOP -- 151 University Drive, NW, Huntsville AL|
|18, || ||Tue||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm EL Coyote -- 6610 Old Madison Pike, Huntsville AL|
|20, || ||Thu||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm Mellow Mushroom -- 2230 Cecil Ashburn Drive, Huntsville Al|
|22, || ||Sat||-||Chapter Ride
-- Ride to Waterloo, AL. Meet at Old Railroad Bed Road and Hwy. 72 at the Conoco Station to leave at 10am. |
|23, || ||Sun||-||Breakfast Social
-- @ 8:30am Picadillys -- 2801 Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville Al|
|25, || ||Tue||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm Beauregard's -- 975 Airport Road, SW, Suite O, Huntsville AL|
|27, || ||Thu||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm Shane's Rib Shack -- 4800 Whitesburg Drive #32, Huntsville Al|
|6, || ||Thu||-||Ron Thomas' Birthday|
|7, || ||Fri||-||Jo Ann Keener's Birthday|
|9, || ||Sun||-||Tony Moon's Birthday|
|11, || ||Tue||-||Lisa Bass' Birthday|
|12, || ||Wed||-||Bonnie Nelson's Birthday|
|16, || ||Sun||-||Carol Robinson's Birthday|
|20, || ||Thu||-||Renee Dempsey's Birthday
-- First day of Spring|
| ||-||Kevin & Darlene Kennemer's Anniversary|
|23, || ||Sun||-||Kevin Kennemer's Birthday|
|24, || ||Mon||-||Jim Hall's Birthday|
Updated: 3/3/2014 10:08:28 AM
|This is Your Chapter
Remember, this is YOUR chapter and your participation and ideas are what makes it all worth while. So please pass along any ideas you have. It will be appreciated by all.
Region A Conventions
Florida District Gathering of the Wings
March 20 - 22, 2014
"Roman" the Bay
April 3-5, 2014
Wings Over Cartoon Land
May 1-3, 2014
South Carolina District
June 12-14, 2014
Wing Ding 36
"Light Up The Lakes"
July 2-5, 2014
Wing Ding 36
GWRRA's Weekend at the Opry
August 29-31, 2014
Weekend at the Opry
"Let's Celebrate Freedom"
September 11-13, 2014
Be a Clown
October 16-18, 2014
First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you forget to pull up your zipper. It's worse when you forget to pull it down.
QUICK TIPS: MSF’s Guide to Group Riding
Motorcycling is primarily a solo activity, but for many, riding as a group -- whether with friends on a Sunday morning ride or with an organized motorcycle rally -- is the epitome of the motorcycling experience. Here are some tips to help ensure a fun and safe group ride:
Arrive prepared. Arrive on time with a full gas tank.
Hold a riders’ meeting. Discuss things like the route, rest and fuel stops, and hand signals (see diagrams on next page). Assign a lead and sweep (tail) rider. Both should be experienced riders who are well-versed in group riding procedures. The leader should assess everyone’s riding skills and the group’s riding style.
Keep the group to a manageable size, ideally five to seven riders. If necessary, break the group into smaller sub-groups, each with a lead and sweep rider.
Ride prepared. At least one rider in each group should pack a cell phone, first-aid kit, and full tool kit, so the group is prepared for any problem that they might encounter.
Ride in formation. The staggered riding formation (see diagram below) allows a proper space cushion between motorcycles so that each rider has enough time and space to maneuver and to react to hazards. The leader rides in the left third of the lane, while the next rider stays at least one second behind in the right third of the lane; the rest of the group follows the same pattern. A single-file formation is preferred on a curvy road, under conditions of poor visibility or poor road surfaces, entering/leaving highways, or other situations where an increased space cushion or maneuvering room is needed.
Avoid side-by-side formations, as they reduce the space cushion. If you suddenly needed to swerve to avoid a hazard, you would not have room to do so. You don’t want handlebars to get entangled.
Periodically check the riders following in your rear view mirror. If you see a rider falling behind, slow down so they may catch up. If all the riders in the group use this technique, the group should be able to maintain a fairly steady speed without pressure to ride too fast to catch up.
If you’re separated from the group, don’t panic. Your group should have a pre-planned procedure in place to regroup. Don’t break the law or ride beyond your skills to catch up.
For mechanical or medical problems, use a cell phone to call for assistance as the situation warrants.
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