Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
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Couple of the Year 2015
Congratulations Robert Nix & Cindy Walker   More...
Updated: 12/14/2014 10:27:38 AM
Chapter AL-D Will Retire The Traveling Plaque    more...
Updated: May 16, 2015 12:00:00 UTC
Congratulations to Chapter D for District Chapter of the Year    more...
Updated: Mar 7, 2015 10:53:09 UTC
Congratulations: Dewey and Alice Cole    more...
Updated: Mar 1, 2015 11:03:06 UTC
Congratulations to Chapter T --- District and Region Chapter of the Year    more...
Updated: May 16, 2015 12:00:00 UTC
Next Monthly Gathering
Friday, May 1, 2015
Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm
April - 2015
26,  Sun--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Chapter Activity -- Campout-Jennings Ferry COE Campground
May - 2015
1,  Fri-Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm
April - 2015
4,  Sat-A G Terrell's Birthday
15,  Wed-Sue Hendrix's Birthday
29,  Wed-Frank Blazer's Birthday
30,  Thu-Janice Latham's Birhtday

Calendar Updated: 4/15/2015 1:40:41 PM

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AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting
-- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Friday, May 15, 2015]
AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting
-- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 12, 2015]

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In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.

-- Theodore Roosevelt
Speech 1907

Safety Tips

Myth: A Helmet Won't Help in Most Crashes

People look at the seemingly low impact speeds used in motorcycle-helmet testing and assume that if you are going faster than that, the helmet will no longer be up to the job. That ignores a few critical facts:

  • Most accidents happen at relatively low speeds.
  • Most of the impact energy is usually vertical—the distance your head falls until it hits.
  • Helmets (or at least helmets that meet DOT standards) perform spectacular life-saving feats at impact speeds far above those used in testing.
  • When a helmeted rider suffers a fatal head injury, it frequently doesn't matter, because, to hit hard enough to sustain that fatal injury, he sustained multiple additional fatal injuries to other parts of his body. In other words, the fact that the helmet didn't prevent the head injury was of no consequence.
  • The numbers clearly say that riders using DOT helmets simply survive crashes more successfully than those without them.

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