Gold Wing Road Riders Association 
Cruisin' U's
Wingin' in the Wiregrass
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August - 2016
25,  Thu--T-O-D-A-Y-
 -Doug Pence's Birthday
26,  Fri-Breakfast Buffet (Chipley FL)
KSU 6AM Chevron 52W Brannon Stand Road
28,  Sun-Joe & Fran Smith Anniversary
September - 2016
1,  Thu-Chapter U Staff Meeting -- All members are invited (Location Varies by month)
6:00 PM
2,  Fri-Jim & Sue Hussey Anniversary
3,  Sat-GWRRA-AL-M (Buffet City Phoenix City AL  )
5,  Mon-GWRRA-FL-1-L  Po Folks (Panama City FL)
KSU 3 PM Chevron Hwy 52 & Brannon Stand
 -Labor Holiday
6,  Tue-GWRRA Chapter G (Po Folks Enterprise AL )
6PM
 -Maravene Stum's Birthday
7,  Wed-Joan Collier's Birthday
9,  Fri-Darnell Lapera
10,  Sat-Freida Clayson's Birthday
 -Michael & Patty Vair Anniversary
11,  Sun-Ruthy Moore's Birthday
13,  Tue-Cruisin' U's chapter gathering -- Golden Corral, Highway 231 On the circle, Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm

Calendar Updated: 8/25/2016 5:06:44 AM

Cruisin'-U Welcome

On behalf of our Chapter Directors Bruce & Eileen Williamson and our staff, I want to welcome you to the Cruisin-Us of the Wiregrass area in Southeastern Alabama.. We hope that through this page you will get to know a little more about our organization, find out who some of us are, pass along some helpful tips, but most of all show you how much fun we have riding and spending time with each other. So kick back, lock that cruise control down, and use the onboard navigation system at the top of the page to get around.

Updated: 5/24/2016 4:36:39 AM
Rider Ed Surprise

ARC/TRC Courses taught at Troy University Dothan

The TRC (Trike Course) will be taught on the Troy University Dothan campus on October 8.

The ARC (Advanced Rider Course) will be taught on the Troy University Dothan campus on  November 5. 

More details will be announced as we have them. 

Those wishing to register for either course needs to send an email to web mast er
In the email give the following information:

  • TRC 8 Oct or ARC Nov 5
  • First and Last Name
  • GWRRA number(s)
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

Slots Still Open:

  • TRC - 10
  • ARC - 11

Registration Confirmed for:

  • Bruce Williamson - TRC
  • Patrick Lapera - ARC
  • Bill & Julie Hamilton - TRC

On the day of the event Please bring the following:

  • Driver's License
  • Motorcycle Insurance Card
  • Correct Riding Apparel for a GWRRA Rider Ed Event includes
    • Gloves
    • Long Sleeve Jacket
    • Sturdy Pants such as Jeans
    • At Least Ankle High Boots
    • DOT Approved Helmet
    • Eye Protection (Windshield does not count as eye protection)

When arriving please park in W1 or E1 Parking lots.  The Lot on the Bottom Right is the one we will hold the course on.

Updated: 8/25/2016 4:52:34 AM
Members and their Bikes

Members and their Bikes

Ray Collier - Motorcycle Museum
Howard Calhoun - Sweetheart Ride
Billy Stum - Motorist Awareness Day
Gary Morris - Motorist Awareness Day
Updated: 8/18/2016 3:20:09 PM
Next Monthly Gathering
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Cruisin' U's chapter gathering -- Golden Corral, Highway 231 On the circle, Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
August - 2016
1,  Mon-Michael Vair's Birthday
2,  Tue-Freddie Martin's Birthday
9,  Tue-Doug Pence & Patty Sealy Anniversary
10,  Wed-David Down's Birthday
12,  Fri-Royce Metcalf's Birthday
15,  Mon-Jim & Eileen Koavces Anniversary
16,  Tue-James & Debbie Baxley Anniversary
 -Pat & Darnell Lapera Anniversary
18,  Thu-Leman Irby's Birthday
21,  Sun-Buzz & Marinnan Brewer Anniversary
22,  Mon-Debra Downs' Birthday
25,  Thu-Doug Pence's Birthday
28,  Sun-Joe & Fran Smith Anniversary
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Safety Tips

Lane Squeeze
Tour Tip
-— Motorcycle Consumer News

By Ken Condon

You're enjoying an afternoon cruise on a rural roadway that rises and descends up and down the gently rolling landscape. Even though there is a relatively light traffic you are happy that the road features passing lanes on the up hill portions that allow you to ride at your own pace. One such passing lane appears in the distance as you approach a slower moving Jeep. You calculate that you must increase speed if you are to pass the vehicle before the passing lane disappears and turns back into a single lane road.

You accelerate as planned, but you begin to question whether there is really enough time to overtake the Jeep. You accelerate harder, but your heavy cruiser is hard-pressed to get by. To add to your stress, it seems as though the driver is speeding up.

As you near the Jeep's left rear wheel you see the road sign warning of the lane drop. It becomes obvious that the Jeep driver sees the warning sign, too, because he begins to move left into your path. You are forced to swerve left almost into the oncoming lane. You squeeze by just in time, but you are a bit shaken by the close call.

Safe passing requires accurate judgment. If your calculations indicate that the pass will be close, you're often better off aborting the maneuver. It is very tempting to speed up to avoid being struck behind a slower vehicle until another opportunity arises, but accelerating can be a risky decision. Next time, consider that it may be smarter to abandon the pass and wait for another opportunity.

You must also be very aware of your visibility. It is imperative to recognize when drivers might not see you as you approach their blind spot. In the case of the Jeep, the driver started moving left unexpectedly because you were hidden in his blind spot next to his rear wheel. Avoid his risky area especially when you know the driver could move over at any time.


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