Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
Rocket City Wings
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Announcement/ExtraNEVER FORGET
NEVER FORGET
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - Fly Your Flag
Congratulations Bill & Bonnie Nelson   More...
Updated: 3/23/2014 8:03:02 AM

2014 Individual of the Year   More...
Updated: 2/1/2014 2:19:50 PM

09/06/2014    more...
Updated: Sep 6, 2014 12:00:00 UTC
October 4th and 5th    more...
Updated: Oct 4, 2014 12:00:00 UTC
Congratulations to Chapter T --- District and Region Chapter of the Year    more...
Updated: May 16, 2015 12:00:00 UTC
Monthly Gathering Next Monthly Gathering
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Rocket City Wings gathering -- OH! Bryan's, 2136 Highway 72 E, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm
Events Chapter Events / Rides
September - 2014
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.
Birthdays Birthdays / Anniversaries
September - 2014
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

Calendar Updated: 9/2/2014 4:18:26 PM

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Region A Conventions

Opry Weekend


GWRRA's Weekend at the Opry
Nashville, TN
August 29-31, 2014
Weekend at the Opry

Region A


"Let's Celebrate Freedom"
Eufaula, AL
September 11-13, 2014
Region A

Mississippi


Be a Clown
Gulfport, MS
October 16-18, 2014
Mississippi

Weather Weather
Partly Cloudy90° Partly Cloudy
Tue Scattered ThunderstormsScattered Thunderstorms 91° / 71°
Wed Scattered ThunderstormsScattered Thunderstorms 89° / 70°
Thu PM ThunderstormsPM Thunderstorms 92° / 70°
Fri Isolated ThunderstormsIsolated Thunderstorms 89° / 69°
Sat Scattered ThunderstormsScattered Thunderstorms 89° / 70°
Updated: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 2:54 pm CDT
Location: Huntsville, AL
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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.


-- Mark Twain

SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Head Check Hazard
Street Strategy
--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.

GWRRA Neighbors
AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting
-- IHOP, Athens - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
[Next Meeting: Saturday, September 20, 2014]
AL-N Gadsden (Coosa Valley Wings) Meeting
-- Western Sizzlin, Route 77, Rainbow City - Eat 5:00pm / Meet 6:00pm
[Next Meeting: Saturday, September 6, 2014]
AL-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting
-- Panda Buffet, 14633 Hwy 43, Russellville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Thursday, September 4, 2014]
AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting
-- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 9, 2014]

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