Chapter Director's corner
Carl & Jan Breeding
Seems like spring is finally getting here, and not a moment too soon to suit me. The flowers and trees are starting to bloom and motorcycles are popping out all over. We have had a pretty good month in spite of all of the rain, even managed to visit a couple of chapters and take part in a "Fun Day" at Chapter Y. I admit that winning a $250.00 cooler made it even more fun, but just getting to get together with friends I haven't seen for a couple of months makes it enjoyable. I really appreciate Floyd and Audrey for accompanying us on these trips.
Carl and Jan Breeding
A Note from Your Ride Educators
Have a Plan When You Ride and Ride with a Plan
A few years ago a fellow motorcycle riding instructor offered me one of the best riding tips I’ve ever been given, a golden nugget I share with others at every opportunity. Being a motorcycle instructor, I pride myself on my ability to critically coach others to better their riding; yet somehow this was a simple tidbit that had eluded me. I have been riding legally on the road year-round for about 17 years now (I’m not that old, really…) yet it has been the last few years that my riding has improved the most. This tip is the catalyst for my greatest improvements.
Steve & Shirley Kremer
It is a great time to take an inventory of your personal training records in Rider Education as well as other programs to reflect on what you have already attended and what is coming due for recertification. In Rider Ed, we have provided a way for any Member to log in and check on your Level status and training history. You don’t have to be a Rider Educator or Officer to use this handy tool. The process is described below:
LOGIN box, enter your Username and Password if you know it. It is the same one you would use for signing into the message board. If you need help or don’t know what your username and password are, there is a link “I need help logging in” to click on. Follow the instructions given to obtain your login information, then return to the login page and log in.
Greetings fellow riders, SPRING is officially here!! We all certainly hope that winter is behind us. The past couple of days have given rise to hope that riding season is finally upon us. At this writing the Florida Rally is going on. We hope everyone who is attending is enjoying some warm weather and having a great time. With riding season upon us please remember to TCLOK your rides and your trailers as well. If you have not ridden much lately this is really something you need to do. You might also consider doing a TCLOK on yourself and make sure you are ready for the riding season also.
The end of March brings one last event for the month, the 1st annual mall bike show at the Grand River Outlet Mall in Leeds, Al. Everyone is invited whether you bring a bike/trike or not. This will be a great opportunity to spend the day with friends and your Goldwing Family and maybe even get in a little shopping to boot. We hope to see all of you there. April brings on a couple of opportunities to get together. The first is April 11th when the 40 to Phoenix ride comes through Birmingham. The group will spend part of the day at the Barber Motorsports Museum in Leeds and then that evening they will join all who wish to attend at the Irondale Café in Leeds for a great evening of good food and fellowship. The café is normally closed on Sat evening but are opening up just for us. We will have the entire place to ourselves so make plans to come out and join us. The 25th of April is Chapter G’s annual Funday. Doyce and Diane and the rest of Chapter G always have a really good Funday with plenty of good food and fun for all. We hope you and your chapter is planning to attend.
Coming up in May is the Alabama District Rally in Eufaula. We have some really good things planned for you this year and we hope everyone will attend. The lodge is almost sold out and with a big fishing tournament in town the same weekend, rooms away from the lodge will be hard to find. Please make your reservations now so you won’t be left out. Remember the Alabama Rally is the first stop on the way to getting the Alabama Trifecta Pin for 2015. You must attend, Alabama, Region A and WingDing to qualify to get one of these very unique pins. Don’t miss out.
In closing, please remember all of our men and women in uniform and their families and all of our first responders and their families. They serve and protect us each and every day. We hope to see all of you soon.