Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
Athens Eagle Wings
It's All About the Ride
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-- Ronald Reagan

Next Monthly Gathering
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Athens Eagle Wings Gathering -- 2nd Thursday of the month 6:15pm to eat/7pm to meet IHOP, 16211 Athens-Limestone Boulevard Athens, AL
May - 2017
25,  Thu--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Dinner -  Mangia Italian Restaurant -- 6:30pm - 2007 Hughes Road, Madison, AL 35758 (Near Publix)
27,  Sat-Ride - Call a Friend Ride
June - 2017
1,  Thu-Dinner - Lawlers Barbecue -- 6:30pm (1506 Hwy 72E, Athens, AL (across from the Shell Station))
3,  Sat-MAD DAY -- Meet at I65 Welcome Center -- 11:45am to 4:30pm (Blue Chapter shirts)
Dinner afterwards at Mildred's Restaurant, 27926 Main St, Ardmore, AL 35739
4,  Sun-Ride - Bug Run -- noon - Athens Shell (Ride to Pulaski, stop for lunch 1 PM at Yellow Deli (219 S 3rd St, Pulaski, TN 38478), affix stickers to bikes and continue ride, end up at Soda Pop Junction (141 Mill St, Lynnville, TN 38472))
50 cents per sticker. Winner takes all
8,  Thu-Athens Eagle Wings Gathering -- 2nd Thursday of the month 6:15pm to eat/7pm to meet IHOP, 16211 Athens-Limestone Boulevard Athens, AL
10,  Sat-Ride - Call a Friend Ride
 -Safety Event  -  ARC/TRC Training in Russellville
More details to follow
11,  Sun-Ride Planning Meeting - Michael and Rita Moore's home -- 3pm
May - 2017
2,  Tue-Happy Birthday Jan Breeding
10,  Wed-Happy Birthday Lynne Chadwick
24,  Wed-Happy Anniversary Carl and Jan Breeding
25,  Thu-Happy Birthday Phyllis Leonard

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Safety Tips

Coffee - If you need it - STOP

You're out on a tour and 400+ miles are behind you. Every hour or so you have made a pit stop for gas and/or food. Now you're really getting tired. Time for a cup of coffee, right?

WRONG!

Coffee, Coke, No-Doze and other stimulants/drugs DO NOT WORK to keep you alert when you're tired. Better, find a place to stop and take a nap. Even half an hour is sufficient to re-charge your battery enough to let you go on, if you need to.

Better still, find a place to stop for the rest of the day and get a normal night's sleep.

Though I have done more than 600 miles in a day, in terrible weather, I find that I can sustain any number of days on the road so long as I don't average more than 350 per day - and make plenty of stops along the way. (If you are planning a long leg on your tour I suggest you make it for the first or second day. Later than that and the odds are you will not be able to complete it safely.) Coffee and drugs are no substitute for getting some rest when you need it, and a little thoughtful planning of your itinerary will help as well.

By James R. Davis


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