Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Fly Your Flag
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Next Monthly Gathering
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Rocket City Wings gathering
-- OH! Bryan's, 2136 Highway 72 E, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm
|2, || ||Tue||-||-T-O-D-A-Y-|
|4, || ||Thu||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm 88 Buffet-Asian/American -- 6125 University Dr., Huntsville AL|
|6, || ||Sat||-||Chapter Ride
-- Ride to Leipers Fork, TN. Meet at Jeff Road & Hwy. 53 (Publix Shopping Ctr.) to leave at 9am. Come early to eat breakfast at MeDonald's|
|7, || ||Sun||-||Breakfast Social
-- @ 8:30am Cracker Barrel, 2001 Drake Ave, Huntsville AL|
|9, || ||Tue||-||Rocket City Wings gathering
-- OH! Bryan's, 2136 Highway 72 E, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm|
|11, || ||Thu||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00pm-- Baumhowers Restaurant, 4250 Balmoral Dr., Huntsville AL.|
|13, || ||Sat||-||Chapter Ride
-- Ride to Shelbyville, TN. Meet at Meridianville Shell (Hwy 231 N) to leave at 9am.|
|14, || ||Sun||-||Breakfast Social
-- @ 8:30am-- Gibson's Barbecue, 3319 Memorial PKWY, Huntsville AL.|
| ||-||Ride for Kids|
|16, || ||Tue||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm Bison's Bar & Grill -- 8020 Madison Blvd|
|18, || ||Thu||-||Dinner Social
-- @ 6:00 pm Casa Blanca -- 7500 Memorial Parkway, Huntsville AL|
|20, || ||Sat||-||Chapter Ride
-- Ride to Cloudland Canyon, GA. Meet at Moors Mill Shell (Hwy 72 E.)to leave at 9am.|
|21, || ||Sun||-||Breakfast Social
-- @ 8:30am-- Denny's, 4874 University Dr NW, Huntsville AL.|
|10, || ||Wed||-||Susan Thomas' Birthday|
|14, || ||Sun||-||Amber Nicole Kennemer's Birthday|
| ||-||Amy Marie Kennemer's Birthday|
|19, || ||Fri||-||Avery Howard's Birthday|
|22, || ||Mon||-||Judy Shows' Birthday|
|29, || ||Mon||-||Mike Chapman's Birthday|
Updated: 9/2/2014 4:18:26 PM
|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
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
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
-- Mark Twain
Head Check Hazard
--Motorcycle Consumer News
by Ken Codon
You're almost home after traveling for a few hours on a rather boring highway. As your exit approaches, you signal and move into the right hand lane. The freeway exit ramp empties onto a moderately busy two-lane road. You scan ahead as you round the curved ramp and notice that there is steady traffic on the road where you need to merge. You also notice a few cars stopped at the end of the ramp waiting to filter into traffic. You stop at the end of the line behind a compact sedan.
The car at the head of the line accelerates into traffic and the sedan moves forward, ready for an opportunity to merge. You glance over your left shoulder and notice a gap in traffic large enough for both you and the sedan to move into. You look back to see the sedan's driver beginning to accelerate onto the road.
You ease out the clutch expecting to follow the sedan onto the road. You decide to glance over your shoulder one more time to make sure the gap is still large enough for you to proceed. Your head check confirms that there is still adequate space to merge. As you return your eyes ahead, you are startled to see the sedan driver is not accelerating as expected. Instead, he is slowing and applying the brakes!
You quickly roll off the throttle and brake hard, but the distance is too short to avoid hitting the left edge of the car's bumper with your right crash guard. The impact violently knocks you off balance and onto the pavement. Thankfully, you are in full protective gear, so injuries are limited to a sore elbow and knee.
It was smart to look over your shoulder to check for traffic before proceeding, but it is critical that you do so only after you're sure that the path in front is clear. Next time, wait until you see the car ahead actually enter the roadway before diverting your eyes away from what's in front of you. Once it's clear that there is a sufficient gap in traffic and that the path ahead is clear, then proceed.
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