Greetings! 

 

I am so excited to share the fun we had at GWRRA's Weekend at the Opry over the Labor Day weekend in Nashville at Gaylord's Opryland Hotel & Convention Center. We had over 500 Members and guests join us for the three-days of fun, dance, food, tours, seminars and just plain social time with each other. There were folks from Canada, California, Florida, Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee (of course) and up and down the east coast, just to name some of the places. There will be a full-coverage article written in next months Wing World, but a few of the highlights included an awesome dinner/dance emceed by our old Gold Wing friend, Scooter Davis. Scooted did an awesome job of getting everyone up dancing, including line dancing and the always fun, "Chicken Dance!" We had a dance contest and the dancing and fun did not stop until the party ended at 10pm.

As the Event Manager for this fun function, I want to personally thank Paul Hildebrand, Founder of GWRRA, and his wife Dottie, Shirley Stephens-Garcia, Co-Founder of GWRRA and her Body Guard Benny, Abel Gallardo, President of GWRRA and his wife Sussy, Kevin Whipps, Editor of Wing World, Ray & Sandi Garris, Directors of GWRRA, and Renee Thomas, GWRRA's Entertainment Manager for all coming to Nashville to help work the event with registration, sales of our products, ticket sales, host all the seminars, greet our Members at the doors and be at the Meet and Greets to chat and socialize. I also want to thank Bob & Nan Shrader and all the folks from Florida who volunteered to help us with registration, sales and ticket sales.

Opening ceremonies, seminars given by Paul Hildebrand and Shirley Stephens-Garcia, "Founders Forum", Abel Gallardo, President GWRRA, "GWRRA Benefits", and Ray & Sandi Garris, "Meet the New Directors" were enjoyed by everyone during our three days. We also enjoyed wonderful tours on the General Jackson, an evening at the Grand Ole Opry and a Musical Tour of Nashville. Throughout the event we had many Meet and Greets where we made time to just have some social time for our staff from Phoenix to sit and share some time with all our Members who came. We gave away many door prizes from our very generous vendors who supported the event. A complete list of door prize donors and winners will be on the website.

At our Closing Celebration we had a great time giving away the two 50/25/25 prizes as well as some additional door prizes and the winning jackets to the Pub Crawl  winners. We then went to the Presidential Staircase to take our group picture (see below). I am including a letter from Ray and Sandi Garris which they wrote regarding the Weekend at the Opry event. The letter was written to Paul, Dottie, Abel, Sussy, Shirley, Benny, Kevin & myself.

"Sandi and I want to sincerely thank each of you for making the trip to the home of the Grand Old Opry and instantly becoming the true "Stars of Nashville!" Our Members were so impressed that you would take time out of your busy schedule and spend it with them, up close and personal. Sandi and I have received many words of praise from our Members about how they were treated by you all. My favorite remark was from a couple who have belonged to GWRRA for over 30 years, they said that out of all of the events they have attended through the years, this was their favorite, all because they got to talk to the Founders of the organization they love so much.


When asked what the best part of the weekend was, unanimous was the answer...the Dance! The Members appreciated that you all were very visible and having a good time, and all stayed until the very end. 

The message from our Members is very clear, so I am not sure where or when, but we need to do it all again, sooner versus later.

Again, we thank you so much for reaching out to our Members in such a nice way. You make us all very proud of this organization and the people who are responsible for its inception, vision, and its day to day operation in serving the needs of our Members around the world.

Thanks for making us a small part of this very special event,"

Ray & Sandi Garris
Your Directors of GWRRA


Paul at Registration.
Shirley at Registration.
Abel giving away 50/25/25!
Members at Dance!
Scooter Davis & Dance Contest!

Ray & Sandi giving away prizes!
Paul, Dottie & Abel thanking Members!


Florida Members having FUN at dance!

In other news, please remember to register for GWRRA's upcoming events, namely the Forty to Phoenix ride in April, 2015, then the Reno Rendevous, June 18-20, 2015 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV and Wing Ding 37 in 2015 over the Labor Day weekend in Huntsville, AL. Please check our website at  GWRRA.ORG for all the details.

We will also be starting a new feature in Wingin' It next month about our Hall of Fame Program. These are folks who have recruited over 100 new Members into GWRRA. We will feature these Members and feature a short bio of them as well as the information about what the program and its benefits are about.

Thanks again for this months articles from Ray & Sandi Garris, Joe & Gracie Mazza for their Rider Education article. We thank Gene Hanselman for his wonderful stories and Tom Hendricks for his terrific jokes, humor and a wonderful article this month, "Your Turn to Lead-Step Up". Bill and Dea Ann Gray send us a great article about "Bottom Line." There is a very useful article from the OK District Webmaster on "Use Your Local Honda Dealer" and make sure you check out GWRRA's latest coupon for a new ladies Bling T. And finally, there is a follow up to "Darksiders" feedback that appeared in Wingin' It a few months ago. 

 
Remember to check out GWRRA's website for all the latest news, benefits, updates and information. One more request, please forward this copy of Wingin' It to all your friends who ride! THANKS!!
  

Thanks for all your continued support! Ride safe and FIND-A-FRIEND!

 

Ed Price

GWRRA Events Manager | Wingin' It Editor

eprice@gwrra.org 

 

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THE TINY CABIN

 

A social worker from a big city in Massachusetts recently transferred to the mountains of West Virginia and was on the first tour of her new territory when she came upon the tiniest cabin she had ever seen in her life.  

 

Intrigued, she went up and knocked on the door.

"Anybody home?" she asked.

 

"Yep," came a kid's voice through the door.

"Is your father there?" asked the social worker.

 

"Pa? Nope, he left afore Ma came in," said the kid.

 

"Well, is your mother there?" persisted the social worker.

 

"Ma? Nope, she left just afore I got here," said the kid.

 

"But," protested the social worker, (thinking that surely she will need to intervene in this situation)

"are you never together as a family?"

 

"Sure, but not here," said the kid through the door.

 

"This is the outhouse!"

 

 

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Director's Article
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Here is your photo op!! Wing World is looking for your fabulous photos. You know, the ones you are so proud of. They show your friends and "extended Family" in GWRRA. As you might be aware already, these photos need to originate from your camera, not your cell phone camera for proper reproduction.

 

Just email your special photos to:              pictures@GWRRA.org

 

We will review each picture and select the best ones for publication in either Wing World or Wingin' It.

 

What kind of pictures are we looking for:

  1. Pictures of our Members having fun! It could be at a Rally, a ride, a social occasion, a Chapter gathering or whatever setting you wish.
  2. How about pictures of the seasonal changes in your neighborhood. Living in Arizona I would love to see pictures of all of the beautiful leaves changing colors wherever you live and ride. The seasons carry many different changes that you can share with other Members.
  3. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Please share your favorite "snaps" with all of the rest of our Members throughout the world. Here is your chance to have the ultimate "Bragging Rights"
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Rider Education Article
by Joe & Gracie Mazza

Looking Twice May Not Be Enough   

 

I am going to allude to an article written by Mike and Barri Critzman, the Region F Motorist Awareness Coordinators, in reference to intersection accidents. Barri was looking for specific information on vision to write about for their February article for the Region F newsletter. It was her contention that there had to be a reason that motorists are unable to see motorcycles, cyclists, and pedestrians without specific training. She found some great information from a publication called, "London Cyclists", in an article titled "What An RAF Pilot Can Teach Us About Being Safe On The Road".

 

John Sullivan is an RAF pilot with over 4,000 flight hours. He is a cyclist and a crash investigator. In his report he states that our eyes are not designed for driving. Only a small part of our retina, the fovea, can generate a high resolution image. This is why we have to look directly at something to see detail. The rest of the retina adds peripheral vision, however 20 degrees away from our sight line, our visual acuity is about 1/10th of what it is in the center.

 

In order to see something in any detail we have to move our eyes and head to bring the object in to the center of vision. We have a better chance of identifying a large object like a truck than a smaller vehicle like a motorcycle or bicycle. Even if we move our head and eyes to lock on a moving object, we may not see it. Instead we see the object in a series of quick jumps called saccades, with short pauses called fixations. It is only during the fixations that the image is processed. The brain fills the gaps with a combination of peripheral vision and an assumption that what is in the gaps must be the same as what you see during the pauses.

 

TRY THIS: Look in a mirror. Look repeatedly from your right eye to your left eye. Can you see your eyes moving? You can't. Your brain shuts down the image for the instant that your eyes are moving. This is called Saccadic masking.

 

A driver who looks left, then right, then left again may still completely miss the oncoming motorcycle. The smaller the vehicle, the greater the chance it will fall within a Saccadic.  The faster you move your head, the larger the jumps and the shorter the pauses.

 

How can we train motorist to better see us?

 

John Sullivan recommends teaching the motorist to focus on at least three different spots along the road to right and left-close, middle distance and far. Look to the left and right at least twice, and lean forward to look around the door and windshield frames.

 

Keep your driving lights on and your windshield clean. Remember that any activity within the car or truck will divert your vision inside the car, and when you look up and out, everything will be out of focus. The fraction of a second that it will take for your eyes to adjust may be a fraction of a second too long.

 

I want to thank Mike and Barri for giving us a better understanding as to why so many accidents occur at intersections. As a little aside, I would like to relate a story of an intersection collision that occurred this past week while Gracie and I were passengers in a friends van. We were coming home from a movie when we stopped at a red light at an intersection leading to our home. After the green light lit for us to make a left turn, we were hit by a driver coming across our path from the right. When he hit us, he still had his foot on the accelerator. In other words, he had no idea he was even in an intersection. Had we been on our motorcycle we would have been killed. As it was, the van and the car were totaled. Scary. 

 

   
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Deputy Director Article
submitted by:
Bill & Dea Ann Gray
GWRRA Deputy Director
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Bottom Line!

 

I would like to begin this article with a few questions: First, what is the most important ingredient of our Association? Second, how did you find out about GWRRA and what interested you enough to join? If your answer to the first question is "the Member," then you are correct! To answer the second question, someone probably "sold" you. It may have been a dealer, a friend, or someone you met on the road and started a conversation. Each of us has our own stories and reasons, but bottom line, we joined because we believe in the ideals of GWRRA.  Let's take a closer look at these ideals:

 

SAFETY - Bottom line: We are saving lives! Safety helps us to enjoy our hobby. We can also enjoy the fact that we are doing something to protect others by teaching them safe riding practices.

 

FRIENDSHIPS - Bottom line: We are making friends and sharing the joy of riding!

 

POSITIVE IMAGE- Bottom line: We are well trained, properly dressed and ride the ultimate luxury touring motorcycle!

 

FUN - Bottom line: This is the glue that holds all our ideals together!

 

MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE - Bottom line: GWRRA will provide a money-back guarantee to any Member that is of the opinion the Association has failed to live up to their expectations. Does it get any better than that?

 

We're not getting any younger and most of us are trying to make the most of our opportunities in life. As with many of you, Dea Ann and I joined GWRRA because of the riding but have stayed because of the friends we've made. We still enjoy both very much! How about you?


Bottom Line...Let's continue riding, making friends and setting a good example for the motorcycle community.


Chapter Officer Article
Submitted by:

Robert McClure    

OK District Webmaster 


 

Use Your Local Honda Dealer

 

 

Several years ago Shawnee Honda of Shawnee, OK approached a loyal Gold Wing customer and asked him to start a local GWRRA Chapter. They offered their conference room and phone to make all the necessary contacts. Well, now Oklahoma Chapter B in Shawnee is a thriving, robust Chapter that in 2010 won the Region Chapter of the Year award.

 

The ability to work with a Honda Gold Wing dealer has been a really great partnership. They sponsor our Chapter as well as being a major District sponsor. Many of our Members have bought bikes and trike kits from them, and our Chapter Members receive a nice discount on accessories and apparel.

 

Shawnee Honda provides free hamburgers and hot dogs on the forth Saturday each month, and Chapter B does the honors of cooking and serving. (We also take advantage to have a membership recruiting table and sell cookies for our pet project the Hope House while doing the honors.) It is a win/win for both the dealer and our Chapter.

 

Chapter B has all dinner rides meet at Shawnee Honda every Thursday, at the same time. Sometimes we even use their conference room for meetings or training. We are all on a first name basis with the dealer manager. Their service department manager writes maintenance articles for our newsletter each month. We post our monthly calendar on their bulletin board. At times we leave copies of our newsletters on their tables. They include our Chapter information and registration information with each Gold Wing sold as well as a one year GWRRA membership to the buyers.

 

Chapters! Why aren't you taking advantage of this opportunity with your local dealers? I can't help but think that all Honda Gold Wing dealers would welcome and appreciate a close association with their local Chapter. Find out what you can do for them. Meet there for your dinner rides. Meet there one Saturday a month with a recruiting table or something. Talk to them about the free hot dog giveaway. Our Chapter always has half a dozen folks helping out, and some even look forward to it. If they don't want to do hot dogs, we may offer to pass out coffee and donuts for them. Get the word out to make that dealer a ride destination once a month or something.

 

Figure out how to make it work with your dealer, and it will build excitement for your Chapter Members, and probably your dealer. It works for Oklahoma Chapter B and I believe it can work for you.

 

 

Another Member Story:
submitted by:
Gene A Hanselman
Member #135067, Chapter OH-D3
 
"Belevue Celebration"

While attending a GWRRA fourteenth anniversary in Bellevue, Ohio at Chapter K-2, we were all asked to introduce ourselves and tell how many years we had been riding motorcycles. Having never thought about that before, I quickly calculated it and answered in turn, "forty-six years". At that metric moment in time I realized I had grown old. I had been riding as long or longer than anyone in attendance. Now, six years later, it has been 50 years riding.

Riding throughout those years, I've lived a lifetime of fun and adventure while developing many fond memories. I received an education, reached adulthood, loved, married and raised a family. Children and grandchildren, friendships, deaths, health issues, divorce and remarried were all part of my life. I had moved five times, owned 22 different cars and 64 motorcycles. I had nine different jobs, including a mechanic at a Harley-Davidson dealership and Hitch-Hiker Sidecar. Ten different presidents had come and gone and numerous wars and terrorists attacks have touched Americans. The only constant that endured throughout all those years was my love for motorcycles.

At 14, I was on a Whizzer zooming up and down the country roads surrounding our farm, happy as a clam, riding in the wind. At 16, I saved up enough money to purchase my first real bike, a 1962 Honda Dream. Less than a year later, I bought a second hand 1962 BSA 650 Lighting. My motorcycle addiction was in full swing and I enjoyed every minute of it.

By the time I was 21 and married, I had owned three new Norton Commando's, but was far from finished with different brands. In 1972 I bought my first Harley, a 1958 1200 FL Duo-Glide, blue and white, all stock with 58,000 miles. As soon as it was in my garage I began to chop it. That was the start of a whole different era in my life. In 1978, I purchased my first Gold Wing and my trike building and riding began in 1998. I am so enthusiastic about trikes that I wish I would have had one in high school.

My love for motorcycles remains as strong now as ever. I enjoy looking at motorcycles and collecting all kinds of memorabilia as much as I love riding. I don't mind working on them when necessary either. I read about bikes and look them up on the Internet. All my best friends ride motorcycles and I still meet and make new friends at Chapter events and travels. I have never seen or met a motorcycle I didn't like or its rider.

GWRRA has lifted my spirits and renewed interest whenever I question my motorcycle sanity.

Chapter Article
Submitted by:
Tom Hendricks
TX-U Newsletter Editor

Your Turn to Lead---STEP UP!    

 

There comes a time in any organization when leaders and people who are doing many of the functions necessary to allow the organization to continue decides it is time to move on or restructure, this movement allows the next generation of leaders a chance to make their mark on bettering the organization.

 

A Chapter is no different in this respect. We have people who have performed great jobs across our staff and they are looking to move up, move along, or in some cases, just move out. We are fortunate they have guided us through Chapter growth, fun, pride, education, and knowledge. They have made quite a contribution and we are who we are because of their involvement.

 

As a generation of leadership comes to pass, we must now look internally to see who can and will step up to provide leadership and direction for the future.

 

Opportunity and challenge await! Many of you can handle the responsibilities that the present leadership is providing your Chapter. If you are retiring, are retired, have some extra time, are willing to contribute, or want to make a difference in your Chapter, please contact the present Members of your staff and find out what their particular function actually entails and determine if you wish to perform in that capacity. If you take the position, the present staff will make sure you are oriented to complete what is needed for success, and I believe most will be there to answer your questions as you gain familiarity with your new position.

 

Between now and the end of the year there will be changes in the way many Chapters do business. If you have the interest and capability, ask yourself if one of these positions is within your future. Many are looking forward to supporting you.

 

Your Chapter needs some new people to assume leadership roles for the Chapter to remain viable and ensure the same level of Fun, Safety and Knowledge we have historically achieved. If you have the time and willingness to lead and contribute to the future of your Chapter, contact your Chapter Directors for particulars on a leadership role where you can make a contribution.   

                                                                                            

 

MEMBER FEEDBACK
Here is an update on Bill McIlrath's latest feedback article, part 2, on "Darksiders." To remind you, it is about using a car tire on the rear and/or front of a Gold Wing. Please remember, GWRRA nor Wingin' It enews does not endorse this concept. We are merely presenting information from our Members as a point of information and conversation.

Please respond to me here with your thoughts on this idea or
any other subject you would like to chat about.  


>My name is Terry. I ride an 2007 1800 that turned 214,000 miles last weekend on the way home from my Labor Day ride of 1800 miles across southern Idaho, north through Montana to Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada and south through central Washington to home in Milton-Freewater, Oregon.
      I am also a tire store owner and tire technician   I sell and service tires for most vehicles, motorcycles included.  I have presented seminars about tires at the Washington District Rider Education workshops for the last several years.
      Now for my experience on the dark side.  I have been asked about using a automobile tire on the rear of a motorcycle.  My response was always that I had no experience with it, but I didn't recommend it based on the professionals' opinions. Two or three years ago I decided to try it.  I installed a 190/60R16 tire on the rear wheel.  That summer I made a 4300 mile trip south to Las Vegas and home via the California coast and southern Oregon.  The handling on the freeway was acceptable, but the cornering on lesser traveled roads that I prefer to ride was compromised.  Cornering at parking lot speed was scary!  
       When I replaced the tire in October with 14,000 miles on it and left for a weekend ride, as I rode out of town, I thought "this is the way a motorcycle should handle."  With the automobile tire I had to consciously and aggressively counter-steer when cornering. With the motorcycle tire the motorcycle responds to the counter-steering much better.  Now when I am asked about it my answer is "I tried it and I didn't like it. I recommend not doing it." 
        I have also experienced with what I refer to as the trike conversion tire, a rear tire on the front.  I used a 130/70 -18 bias Michelin rear Activ that is popular for the front of the Gold Wing trike conversions.  When I replaced it last spring I had 32,000 miles on it.  Cornering was compromised but acceptable.   I replaced it with a Michelin Commander 2 bias front tire {a 1500 tire}.  The handling was improved noticeably. I also use a bias 180/65-16 bias on the rear. I have used two Michelin Commander 2 tires and had over 21,000 and 23,000 miles on them with very little scalloping cavitation.      The cavitated wear on the radials front and rear after a few thousand miles frustrated me and I experienced it on the original Dunlop, the E-3, the Metzeler ME880 and  Avon, both front and rear.   My experience with the bias tires is positive in relation to the scalloping/cavitation problem with the radials and the handling and response is satisfactory.     
      The 180/65-16 also is a little taller and corrects the speedometer to almost spot on. It also has about 150 pounds more maximum load capacity than even the Dunlop E-3 Radial.  With the 180/60R16 I had about a 3 or 4% error. I have also used the 180/70R16 radial tire for the Valkerie/VTX and found it over corrected the speedometer to about 1 or 2% over.   
      I am satisfied using the bias  tires on the 1800 Gold Wing and have had positive response from other riders that I have installed them for.
      Included are a couple of pictures of the rear tire I replaced in July with 23,330 miles on it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>I have had this double dark set up for awhile.  I have over 22,000 miles on the front battle ax and I usually get 20,000 on the ct.  I know it is not approved or endorsed by anyone, but you can't keep denying the results and the lack of accidents.  Would like to see more people talk about this subject.  I believe we are up to 2000 just on the Gold Wing forum that rides with a ct.  Just think how many more that aren't on the forum. ~ Marv   

 

>I am a level 4 Master rider and have over 100,000 miles on my 2007 Wing. After seeing many rear tire failures from my GWRRA friends and after considerable research, I went to a car tire about 50,000 miles ago. 

    I know many of my died in the wool GWRRA friends think differently, but I feel much more safe on a rear car tire.
    My tire guy in Atlanta changes over 10,000 tires a year. He examined my Gold Wing wheel & felt it had no reason that a car tire wouldn't be safe. 50,000 miles & 3rd car tire later, I am completely convinced. ~Charlie

 

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Available in Small Thru 3xl

 

Also available in white


 October Wingin' It special item--sale price $27.99
 
 

  Click Here  to view and order yours or call Member Services at 800-843-9460 or 623-581-2500 (in Phoenix) to order by phone!



Offer expires: 10/31/14 ─ mention coupon code -
bling15
for special price.