Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
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  Chapter AL-J  -  Tuscaloosa, AL     Alabama District  -  Region-A  -  Gold Wing Road Riders Association  
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Updated: 1/7/2018 1:36:42 PM
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Next Monthly Gathering
Friday, April 6, 2018
Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 6:45pm
March - 2018
21,  Wed--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's HWY 82 W, Northport-10:00am
28,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's HWY 82 W, Northport-10:00am
April - 2018
1,  Sun-Chapter Ride -- This is not a lunch ride-Just a ride, but we may stop for ice cream-Leave PNC Bank at 1:30 (Tank Full, Belly Full, Bladder Empty)
4,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's HWY 82 W, Northport-10:00am
6,  Fri-Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 6:45pm
March - 2018
1,  Thu-Lewis Rager's Birthday
2,  Fri-Lehman & Kaye Jagger's' Anniversary
6,  Tue-Billy Bagwell's Birthday
16,  Fri-Danny Mullenix's Birthday
21,  Wed-Mary Rhinehart' Birthday
29,  Thu-Larry & Diane Lewis's Anniversary
 -Roger & Helen Lucas' Anniversary

Calendar Updated: 1/16/2018 9:20:40 PM

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AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting
-- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 5:30pm / Meet 6:30pm
[Next Meeting: Friday, April 20, 2018]
AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting
-- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Tuesday, April 10, 2018]

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Safety Tips

Myth: A Skilled Rider Can Stop Better with Conventional Brakes than with Anti-Lock Brakes

Extensive testing done recently disproves this popular notion. Even on clean, dry, flat pavement, skilled, experienced riders (who did hundreds of panic stops for the testing on outrigger-equipped motorcycles) stopped in less distance with anti-lock brakes (ABS) than with conventional or linked braking systems. Though the tests didn't include samples on surfaces with slick, dirty or wet spots, ABS certainly would have performed even better under those conditions while eliminating much of the risk of crashing.

The other cool thing about ABS on a motorcycle is that allows you to safely practice panic stops without risking a crash caused by lock-up.

Anyway, the next time tells you that he had to "lay it down" or that green bikes crash more than purple ones, you can nod and snicker internally or challenge them. Just don't base your own riding choices on what other people assume unless their is some solid science to back it up.

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