Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
Bama Wings
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  Chapter AL-J  -  Tuscaloosa, AL     Alabama District  -  Region-A  -  Gold Wing Road Riders Association  
Couple of the Year 2016
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Next Monthly Gathering
Friday, June 3, 2016
Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm
May - 2016
28,  Sat--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Chapter Rider -- Cook out at Jennings Ferry Canpground-Ride-bring steak, and potato- PNC Bank, Skyland Blvd-3:00pm
30,  Mon-Memorial Holiday
June - 2016
1,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's Northport-10:00am
3,  Fri-Bama Wings gathering -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Hwy 43 north, Northport. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm
4,  Sat-Chapter Ride -- Lookout Mtn Hang Glide Day Ride, Rising Fawn GA  Leave PNC 9:00 a.m.  we will have lunch then go see the hang gliders. About 3:15 we will take the scenic route to Chapter Ns monthly gathering in Boaz AL; afterward leave for home I-59 S. (Yellow Shirts)
5,  Sun-Local Event -- Circlewood Baptist Church, 2201 Loop Rd, Tuscaloosa, AL  meet at the church 9:00 a.m., Services start 9:30 a.m. Lunch provided. Ride afterward to benefit Sav-A-Life.
8,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's Northport-10:00am
10,  Fri-Chapter Meal -- Sonic, McFarland Blvd N, Northport 6:00pm.
11,  Sat-Chapter Ride -- Chapter Ts fun day, First Alliance Church in McCalla, Al, leave PNC Bank Skyland Blvd @ 9:00 am
15,  Wed-Chapter Ride -- Lunch Ride-Hardee's Northport-10:00am
17,  Fri-Chapter Meal -- Full Moon BBQ, 1434 McFarland Blvd E., 6:00pm.
May - 2016
2,  Mon-Wayne & Ann Coats' Anniversary
12,  Thu-Lisa Bagwell's Birthday
17,  Tue-James & Jeri Dunkin's Anniversary
18,  Wed-Paul Rhinehart's Birthday
23,  Mon-Roy & Diane Beall's Anniversary
27,  Fri-Dewey Williams' Birthday

Calendar Updated: 5/26/2016 5:29:23 PM

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Neighbors
AL-T Hueytown (Tri-County Wings) Meeting
-- Home Plate Diner, 2780 Allison Bonnett Memorial Drive, Hueytown - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Friday, June 17, 2016]
AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting
-- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
[Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 14, 2016]
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Safety Tips

Cooling down in Hot Weather

Riding when the temperature is well in excess of 90 degrees can be dangerous to your health. Unless you take care to keep your body temperature under control even rides as short as an hour can result in heat-prostration or even sun-stroke.

Many riders know that if you keep your neck cool, because the large veins that feed your brain are so close to the surface, you greatly diminish these health risks. There are many popular devices that are simple and effective in this regard.

One more way to handle high heat - those of you that wear skull-caps (helmet liners) can simply saturate them with water before putting them on. This works very well indeed, for about half an hour.

Further, of course, simply pouring water on your shirt helps a great deal - again, because it provides a huge area over which evaporation takes place.

While on the subject let me remind you that your wet shirt is not the only large area that evaporates - all of your exposed skin does the same.

Thus, you NEED to DRINK lots of fluids too!!!  The fluid you need to drink is water.




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