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NEWS FLASH!

NEWS FLASH The monthly gathering has moved to the 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:15pm to eat and 7pm to meet, at  the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) by the intersection of I-65 and US 72 in Athens, Alabama. Hope to see everyone there!

Updated: 3/24/2015 9:21:33 AM
2015 Chapter Couple of the Year

Randy and Pam Crockett our 2015 Couple of the Year

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Safety Tips

Lane Squeeze
Tour Tip
-— Motorcycle Consumer News

By Ken Condon

You're enjoying an afternoon cruise on a rural roadway that rises and descends up and down the gently rolling landscape. Even though there is a relatively light traffic you are happy that the road features passing lanes on the up hill portions that allow you to ride at your own pace. One such passing lane appears in the distance as you approach a slower moving Jeep. You calculate that you must increase speed if you are to pass the vehicle before the passing lane disappears and turns back into a single lane road.

You accelerate as planned, but you begin to question whether there is really enough time to overtake the Jeep. You accelerate harder, but your heavy cruiser is hard-pressed to get by. To add to your stress, it seems as though the driver is speeding up.

As you near the Jeep's left rear wheel you see the road sign warning of the lane drop. It becomes obvious that the Jeep driver sees the warning sign, too, because he begins to move left into your path. You are forced to swerve left almost into the oncoming lane. You squeeze by just in time, but you are a bit shaken by the close call.

Safe passing requires accurate judgment. If your calculations indicate that the pass will be close, you're often better off aborting the maneuver. It is very tempting to speed up to avoid being struck behind a slower vehicle until another opportunity arises, but accelerating can be a risky decision. Next time, consider that it may be smarter to abandon the pass and wait for another opportunity.

You must also be very aware of your visibility. It is imperative to recognize when drivers might not see you as you approach their blind spot. In the case of the Jeep, the driver started moving left unexpectedly because you were hidden in his blind spot next to his rear wheel. Avoid his risky area especially when you know the driver could move over at any time.

Smile

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.


-- Ronald Reagan

Next Monthly Gathering
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Ride Meeting -- 3pm - Sue Chapman's house
May - 2015
23,  Sat--T-O-D-A-Y-
25,  Mon-Memorial Holiday
28,  Thu-Dinner--Cracker Barrel -- 6:15pm - 1212 Kelli Dr, Athens, AL
30,  Sat-Ride-AL-T Fun Day -- 8am -  I65 Athens Shell
31,  Sun-Ride Meeting -- 3pm - Sue Chapman's house
June - 2015
11,  Thu-Athens Eagle Wings Gathering -- 2nd Thursday of the month 6:15pm to eat/7pm to meet IHOP, 16211 Athens-Limestone Boulevard Athens, AL
May - 2015
2,  Sat-Happy Birthday Jan Breeding
6,  Wed-Happy Birthday Roy Painter
24,  Sun-Happy Anniversary Carl and Jan Breeding

Calendar Updated: 5/7/2015 9:55:43 PM

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