Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
Athens Eagle Wings
It's All About the Ride
  Chapter AL-H  -  Athens, AL     Alabama District  -  Region-A  -  Gold Wing Road Riders Association  
Updated: 4/07/2017 03:09:22 am

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.

-- Donald Rumsfeld

Next Monthly Gathering
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Athens Eagle Wings Gathering -- 2nd Thursday of the month 6:15pm to eat/7pm to meet IHOP, 16211 Athens-Limestone Boulevard Athens, AL
(Blue shirts)
September - 2017
21,  Thu--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Dinner - Downtown Dawgs -- 7pm - 119 Moulton St E, Decatur, AL  35601
(Gold shirts)
23,  Sat-Ride - Crow Mountain Orchard -- 9am - Madison Cracker Barrel Shell (Crow Mountain Orchard - 6236 County Road 39, Fackler, AL  35746)
(Red shirts)
28,  Thu-Dinner -Arbys -- 6:30pm - 600 Us Highway 72 W, Athens, AL 35611
(Green shirts)
30,  Sat-Ride - Athens Grease Festival  on The Square -- 10am - I-65 Athens Shell (Tickets are $5 for adults.  Wear a toga and get $1 off admission)
(Blue Shirts)
October - 2017
6,  Fri-Ride - Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention -- 5pm - I-65 Athens Shell (Hosted by Athens State University. Admission is $15 per adult for Friday)
(Blue shirts)
7,  Sat-Ride - The Rusty Spur Diner -- 10am - I-65 Athens Shell (601 N 1st St, Pulaski, TN 38478)
(Red shirts)
September - 2017
20,  Wed-Happy Anniversary Floyd and Audrey McQueen
22,  Fri-Happy Anniversary Kurt and Lynne Chadwick
29,  Fri-Happy Birthday Mike Chapman

Calendar Updated: 9/20/2017 9:26:23 AM

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Safety Tips

'Tis the Season to be Snuffy

Your eyes are watering, your nose is dripping, your congested, your coughing, your sinuses are filled up and your head feels as if it's about to explode.  Yep, this sounds like the perfect time to go jump on a motorcycle and take a long leisurely ride in the country, doesn't it?

It's been said many times over that riding a motorcycle is 90-95% mental.  Do you really, think that you could give the proper amount of attention to road conditions, surrounding traffic, that dog waiting next to the trash cans, and a hundred other cases if you felt the way that I described in the opening paragraph?  I would venture to categorically say no.

So what's my point?  Motorcycle riding is an experience that consumes the complete rider and it requires a complete rider.  If you are feeling under the weather, then my suggestion is to find some medications that will help and then stay home.  If you can't stay home, then climb in your four-wheeled vehicle, preferably with a fresh, healthy driver.  If you don't have anyone else to drive, see if you can find a passenger that will help you look out for the motorcycles.  And don't feel bad about taking the four-wheeler.  It's just until you can get yourself feeling better.

Don't go ride until you can ride with ALL of you.

-- John Griswold

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