Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
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  Chapter AL-J  -  Tuscaloosa, AL     Alabama District  -  Region-A  -  Gold Wing Road Riders Association  
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Next Monthly Gathering
Friday, February 2, 2018
Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 6:45pm
January - 2018
21,  Sun--T-O-D-A-Y-
24,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's HWY 82 W, Northport-10:00am
26,  Fri-Chapter Meal -- Los Tarascos(New), 110 Skyland Blvd, Tuscaloosa-6:00 pm
27,  Sat-Chapter Ride -- Riders Choice, leave PNC Bank, Skyland Blvd at 11:00am
31,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's HWY 82 W, Northport-10:00am
February - 2018
2,  Fri-Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 6:45pm
4,  Sun-Chapter Ride -- This is not a lunch ride-Just a ride, but we may stop for ice cream-Leave PNC Bank at 1:30 (Tank Full, Belly Full, Bladder Empty)
7,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's HWY 82 W, Northport-10:00am
10,  Sat-District Event -- Chapter AL-N Chili Cook-off, Rainbow City Community Center-Leave PNC Bank, Skyland Blvd-2:30
January - 2018
4,  Thu-Bama J Wings -- Charter 35th Anniversary
7,  Sun-Stanley Martin Joined GWRRA in 2011
17,  Wed-Robert Nix & Cindy Walker Anniversary
24,  Wed-Lehman Jaggers' Birthday
25,  Thu-Lehman & Kaye Jaggers Joined GWRRA in 2000
27,  Sat-Roger Lucas' Birthday

Calendar Updated: 1/16/2018 8:20:40 PM

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AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting
-- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 5:30pm / Meet 6:30pm
[Next Meeting: Friday, February 16, 2018]
AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting
-- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Tuesday, February 13, 2018]
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Safety Tips

The Top 20 Rules for Riding

(Extracted from the Rider Education National Newsletter)

  • 20. The two most useless things to a rider are the braking distance behind you, and nine-tenths of a second ago
  • 19. Remember... gravity and centrifugal force are not just good ideas. They are laws and are not subject to appeal.
  • 18. Keep looking around. There's always something you've missed.
  • 17. Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgment.
  • 16. In the ongoing battle between objects made of metal, rubber, and fiberglass...going 100+ miles per hour, and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose. Same holds for cars, large trucks, and animals taller than you. Draws don't count.
  • 15. If all you can see in your mirrors is sparks and all you can hear is screaming from your passenger, things may not be as they should be.
  • 14. You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.
  • 13. There are two simple rules for riding smoothly and fast in snow and on ice. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.
  • 12. Always try to keep the number of times you put your side-stand down equal to the number of times you put the side-stand up.
  • 11. Never let a motorcycle take you somewhere your brain didn't get to three seconds earlier.
  • 10. You know you've left the sidestand down when all left turn are bad-turns. You know you've left the center-stand down when your in 1st gear at 4000 rpm going no-where.
  • 9. Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.
  • 8. When in doubt slow down. No one has ever hit something too slow.
  • 7. The rear wheel is just a big fan on back of the bike used to keep the rider cool and his/her butt relaxed. If going into a corner too fast, slamming on the rear brake causes the "fan" to abruptly stop. When this happens you can actually see the rider start sweating and his/her butt become tense.
  • 6. The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.
  • 5. It's always better to be on the sidelines wishing you were on the track, than on the track wishing you were on the sidelines.
  • 4. Riding isn't dangerous! Crashing is dangerous!
  • 3. If you push the bars left, the bike goes left. If you push the bars right, the bike goes right. That is, unless you continue pushing the bars all the way, then the bike will go down.
  • 2. Every ride is optional.
  • 1. A "good" ride is one from which you can walk away. A "great" ride is one after which you can use the bike again.

Bob Lorenz




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