Coming Attractions (Events)
March will start with a Fun Day Round-up at Chapter-Y. They are having a Western Themed day. So bring your six-gallon hat, chaps, spurs and be ready to have some great fun. We will be starting early with breakfast at the Madison Cracker Barrel at 7:30am. We will be departing around 8:30am from the Madison/CB Shell. Remember to bring your trailer to bring your loot that you win. Some of us will already be there the night before for a district meeting.
Starting Sunday, 2nd we will be having a series of meetings preparing for the Chapter Fun Day. The first will be at 2:00pm at Marty and Lisa's. I'm not sure that I want to call these "meetings", because that sounds too much like work. Fun Day is going to be fun for those involved in its preparation as well as those that attend.
On Tuesday the 4th we have been invited by Chapter-I to attend a Gary Province Seminar on "Preparing for Spring and other topics". Gary will be speaking at Greenbrier Bar-B-Que, the one next to I-565 and near the Harley shop. In typical Province style the seminar will start promptly at 6:43pm, so be there early enough to eat beforehand.
Saturday, 8th we will be riding to Lookout Mountain and the surrounding area. We will be departing at 9:00am from the Gurley Hardees. We will be eating later in the day at The Lodge in Guntersville State Park.
Don't forget that our Congress decided that we needed to be getting up earlier even earlier than we used to. Sunday the 9th Daylight Savings Time Begins, so don't forget to move your clocks forward one hour on Saturday night.
If you are not already involved in the Ride for Kids, and would like to become a critical member of the team, there will be a Task Force Meeting on Sunday the 9th. The time and place have not been determined yet so watch the website as more details are published.
Our regular monthly gathering will be Tuesday the 11th. We should have some really good sessions on safety, motorist awareness and maybe even something from the our wrenchead corner. Plus you can't beat the good friends.
Did you know that there is supposed to be a double bridge in Natural Springs? Oh, wait a minute; that is not right! That is a Natural Bridge in Double Springs! Well, that is worth riding to see. On Sunday, 16th we will depart at Noon from the Madison CB/Shell to see if such a thing really exists. And we should have some good fun as well.
For those of Irish descent, Monday the 17th is very special. And for some reason almost everyone ends up being of Irish descent on St. Patrick's Day.
Thursday, 20th we will greet the first day of spring, and for those that would like to attend we will be having a Ride meeting at Jim and Carol Robinson's in Guntersville at 6:30pm. Eat before you come, but we will have some light snacks and bring your ideas and lots of fun.
When the day of the month is twenty and two jump and Lynch Porky at Grant. No we are not going to lynch anyone. On Saturday the 22nd we will be departing the Kangaroos at 5000 Memorial Parkway; we are going to ride through Lynchburg, Tennessee looping around to highway 65 (that is NOT I-65) and we will end up at Grant to eat at Porky's BBQ. Come on folks, work with me here!
Sunday, 23rd Easter
On the last Saturday of March the guys and the gals are going two different directions. At 10:00am the guys are going to gather (at a place to be announced on the web) to go for a Richard Ride. A ride where we celebrate Richard getting married. Don't worry it can't be too crazy because we are going to be on the bikes, and we have to be very safety minded. According to my understanding (and we all know that guys don't understand girls very well), the girls are collecting over at Sue's house around 5:00pm for some form of shower. I would have thought that they would want to shower and cleanup before they got there, but to each their own.
Well, the first Sunday of the month we started with a Fun Day fun meeting, it is only appropriate that we end the month with a Fun Day fun meeting.
Thursday 3rd thru Saturday 5th Alabama District Rally
As always, the most up-to-date schedule information can be found on the website – check it often.
John & Elizabeth Griswold
Reflections & Reminiscing (Events)
February could be titled the month of classes.
In addition to the day that the ground hog saw its shadow and assured us six more weeks of winter, we started out with the Horizons Leadership Class in Bessemer. We had several chapter members attend. From the reports all had a grand time and learned a bunch to boot.
The following weekend was another gathering of folks at Marty and Lisa Knapp's for the next installment of a Chrome Party. Everyone that attended had a great time and added some nice things to their bike. I just wish that my employer would leave the Chrome Party weekends free.
On the 10th there was a nice big crowd that enjoyed the dining cuisine of Top O the River in Guntersville.
I hope that everyone had a very enjoyable Valentine's Day and remembered their special someone.
On the 16th the classes resumed in Bessemer with Knowledge Enhancement. This class is a tight follow on to the Horizons class. Anita Fosnight got her teaching debut during that class. She did an excellent job describing the benefits of the Chapter Newsletter and how it should be structured.
The following weekend was the next in the Horizons series, Intermediate Leadership Skills. This class went into much more depth than either of the two previous classes. There was lots of good dialog between the attendees. And lots of fun was had by all.
On Sunday, 24th we had a really, really BIG class. We had originally planned a very simple and small CPR and First Aid class. The class grew and kind of got out of hand regarding size. Originally we had planned to have the class in Marty & Lisa's basement. Thanks to the Reggie Whiddon we were able to have the class over at Huntsville Christian Academy (the same place that we have had the Christmas party the last two years). It was a BIG success.
If you missed the fun last month, please join us this month.
John & Elizabeth Griswold
One Team Can
|Roy & Anita Fosnight|
Please Ride Safe and Often
Its hard to believe but the time has passed and we are just one short month away from our district Rally. The closer we get to rally time the faster things seem to move giving very little free time. Fortunately this isnt our first rally and things for the most part simply start falling into place. We are so blessed with the support of an active district that it makes the effort worthwhile.
Registration is picking up as we expected. Vendor registrations are starting to pour in with several new vendors signing up this year.
Last month I included a chart that showed the percentages from each chapter of people pre-registered for the Rally. This chart is under constant update but as of Feb 18, 2008 the following chart is accurate. Percentages are based upon the average business meeting participation each chapter reported last year. While it is not a completely accurate membership number it is reflective of the active membership for the chapter. The actual percentage in this case could exceed 100%. Any CD that wants a list of the members from their chapter that is registered please contact me.
Seminars are established. I have had many questions about them so here is a list of what will be available:
For a Hotel update the Malaga Inn is full. The Ramada is not filled yet close, while the Admiral Semmes and the Howard Johnson both have plenty of room at this time. We need to encourage all our members to pre-register and buy the Grand prize tickets.
The other question I had arise was concerning what kind of chapter/personal competition would we have. One year we had the pie eating contest, one year we had the costume contest, one year we had the crazy hat contest and this year we will have the CRAZY Pants Contest. Thats right be prepared on Thursday night to wear the craziest pants you can find. If Karen will let me I'll wear my Mardi Gras Pants.
We'll see you soon.
|Jim & Karen Lee|
Gail and I would like to first thank everyone for the calls and cards while she was in the hospital, if you didnt know until after the fact. She had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance on the 14th of January and she had emergency surgery the night of the 15th. She is now home and is doing fine. She will be out of work until the 25th of February. With all that happened I just forgot to keep all informed. This will not happen again.
While Gail is recuperating we have been able to do a few things. We attended Dave Akins Instructor Certification in Maysville, Ga. We were there on a Saturday and had a good time. Bill and Cyndi Long from Mobile were there along with the folks from Georgia. This is the first step for us to become instructors. The class was great and everyone got to participate.
February 16th and the 23rd we visited with the Horizons class that was being held in Bessemer, Alabama. It was great to see all the Chapters that had members in attendance and the future of GWRRA Alabama District Leadership looks bright. The Leadership Division is a big part of GWRRA. There are classes for everyone and I encourage all to attend when you can, even if you do not plan on taking a leadership role these are great classes which also happen to be FUN.
We have been to Chapter Ds meeting and the chapter is growing. Some new members were there and of course the food was good. Rick and Elaine are planning a lot of good things for this chapter.
Chapter N had their annual Chili Dinner and of course we went.(FOOD) They had judging for the Best chili and dessert. I am glad someone else was the judge. It would have been hard for me to judge because it was all so good. After dinner we played bingo for door prizes. Everyone won a prize. I even got a prize for having the least chances to bingo. We will be visiting each chapter as time permits.
Please check the events calendar on the website. There are some Chapter Fun Days that are fast approaching, lets get out and support them. The members put a lot of effort and time in getting these ready to put on.
The Alabama District Rally is just around the corner. We, all the members of Alabama GWRRA, need to be encouraging all to attend. If you are in a motorcycle shop leave flyers and info for them to pass out. We can make this one of the best rallies around. Please pre-register if you have not done so, this will help us in recruiting more vendors.
Hope to see you all soon,
The more you know the better it gets.
|Robert & Gail Brown|
Somewhere I read "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Obviously Abraham Lincoln never had to deal with today's modern government for today if is has not perished it is surely stuck somewhere in a cubby hole where you can't find it. You contact one government official only to be told to contact another person in a totally unrelated branch and then shuffled off to the next person. I know all these are good honest hard working individuals who just happen to be part of the bureaucracy that is our government.
Case in point; I have been working now for 7 years to bring motorcycle safety education to the Mobile area which is the only major metropolitan area in the state that does not offer it to the citizenry. I've been trying to work with Dept of Public Safety, ADECA, Mobile County Hwy Traffic Safety, Mobile County Commissioners and the list is endless. To date the only time the subject comes up is when I show up knocking on some politicians door and require him to at least pay lip service to me.
What has any of this have to do with Motorist Awareness you ask? Well I have been attempting over the past three years to have a state wide campaign around Motorcycle Awareness Month which is in May. This would be a thirty day campaign throughout the state and mostly be on bill boards along major highway arteries. I was given help by some good folks in the district who manage to get Major Charles Andrews with the ADPS (Alabama Dept. of Public Safety) who in turn sent the info on to Ms. Earnhardt. Due to my other job I have not had the time to sit down and call her and was hoping she would contact me. Alas it is not to happen so again I am about to embark into the den of government employees hoping to emerge with the prize we all covet RECOGNITION.
The real problem for above is that the motorcyclist who do the good stuff, like the Ride for Kids or the Ronald McDonald House or any of the thousands of other charity's are only seen when we raze a town or burn down a village or stunt drive on the freeway. We only draw negative front page attention for bad things in motorcycling and if we work for charity or some other worthy cause we only draw positive somewhere in between attention, outside of that we are ignored. You can change that however, call you local representative and let them know you want them to support Motorcycle Awareness Month by calling for ADPS to sponsor such a campaign to match the one they do for school buses each fall. Make some noise so your local government will make the public more aware that motorcycles are out there on the road and deserve the same attention they give drivers of cars. You and I and all of the folks who ride quietly need to make sure we are the squeaky wheel that gets the grease of attention and that begins with YOUR phone call. You can find out who your government is by going to the following web address http://www.alabama.gov/portal/index.jsp
By the way don't get me wrong I wouldn't want to live in any other country in the world.
Until Next Month Ride Safe, Straight and Aware
|Freddy & Doris Wheeler|
Points to Ponder
(Got these from friends. Don't know if they are all true. But they're interesting)
I have a request of you and hope you'll join me in making 2008 a great year at GWRRA. With regard to that, here is a new thought to keep in mind. "We are listening. What is your solution?" Member Enhancement Division (MED) has been using this phrase for several months now, and I think it is one we can use for the Association as a whole. And I have a new program to start for 2008 that goes along with that thought perfectly—one I hope you will be as excited about as I am—because we are listening, and we have a solution. We are ready this year to kick off the new and improved Life Membership Program.
This program is available to all Gold Members and all Members who have been a part of our Family for 20 or more consecutive years. (Those of you who took part in the original Life Membership Program will, of course, continue to do so without any changes.)
Some exciting new benefits have been added to this New Life Membership Program of which you can take advantage. The new cost of the program is 50% of the Individual Membership rates. That works out to be just $22.50. (But since that is such an uneven amount, instead we are going to leave the rate at $20 per year for now!) Full Members will receive 50% off Wing Ding registration, 20% off GWRRA Official Products and 20% off Rescue Plus. For all of you Associate Members who have supported us for 20 or more years, your Membership dues will also be $20 per year, for now, and you will receive 50% off Wing Ding registration and 10% off GWRRA Official Products.
I know you probably think "Wow, what else could we ask for?" Well, I have an answer for that as well. When you join the New Life Membership Program for the first time, you will receive a Life Member Pin, 4" Patch and a 10" Rocker. (We know that it's so difficult to take off patches and then add new ones that we decided to make things as easy as possible for you and create the Life Rocker instead of a new 10" Patch.) The rockers will be for the top of the back patch, and you can receive two of each item for a Family Life Membership. Any additional pins or patches are available to be purchased. We will also have the rockers available in the Black and Gold for those who prefer.
So, with this new Program we're off to a great start for 2008. Just remember that phrase and—any time you have someone come to you with a concern—just let them know, "We are listening." And ask "What is your solution?"
I'm headed to Greenville, South Carolina, in July, and I hope to see you there.
Enjoy the Ride,
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association (GWRRA) is pleased to announce its annual Wing Ding has instituted, for the first time in its 30-year history, a Preregistration Program complete with many incredible prizes!
According to GWRRA's Executive Director, Melissa Eason, "GWRRA is celebrating a very special Wing Ding this year -- Wing Ding 30! To commemorate its 30-year celebration, GWRRA is offering to those individuals who register before May 15, 2008, an opportunity to win one of three different prizes.
First prize is a California Sidecar Trailer. The trailer is donated by California Sidecar and is extra special because the winner can customize the Escapade CSC trailer with many different features up to $4480 in value! The winner has several options to customize their trailer including a custom spoiler with brake light and lid-activated interior dome light. Choose your accessories to create your own Escapade CSC trailer. We have never had the option for our winner to be able to build their own trailer. This phenomenal prize will be given away at Opening Ceremonies.
Second prize is a 3-IN-1 Jacket. The GWRRA 3-IN-1 jacket will be available for the winner to take home from Opening Ceremonies. We have a few sizes to choose from including medium, large, and extra large.
Third prize is a Free Wing Ding Registration for Two. The winners will be announced at Opening Ceremonies. We will reimburse the winner for two Wing Ding preregistration fees. They will be reimbursed the amount they paid for their registration."
Ms. Eason goes on to say, "To make things even better, there will be monthly drawings! On April 1, the winner of two Wing Ding 30 T-shirts will be drawn; and on May 1, the winner will be drawn for a 25% off discount certificate to the GWRRA Goodie Booth. (The certificate will expire at 2pm on July 6, 2008.) The final preregistration winner of a 5-night stay at the Holiday Inn I-85 for two people must be registered before midnight on May 14, and the drawing will be held on May 15."
Thrilled about this Program, Ms. Eason said, "We are very excited to offer these great prizes to all who preregister for Wing Ding 30! Make sure we have a current telephone number to be able to reach you in case you are the lucky winner of one of these great prizes. We will also post the monthly winner on the Wing Ding website."
"I am getting so excited! Riding season is right around the corner; and before you know it, we will be on our way to Wing Ding. This is going to be a great year with many new things on the way," says Ms. Eason. "Check the Wing Ding 30 website regularly to see what's new and happening at Wing Ding (www.wing-ding.org). If you have any suggestions about what you'd like to see or do at Wing Ding, please let me know."
To preregister and be eligible for this Program, simply call 800-843-9460 or 623-581-2500 and tell our friendly Customer Service Representative you want to register or go online to do it yourself. You will be automatically registered for these prizes!
"I hope you will be joining me in Greenville. I look forward to meeting you all," said Ms. Eason.
GWRRA, whose motto is "Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge," is a not-for-profit organization with over 80,000 Members in 52 countries and 4,000 volunteer leaders providing rider education, social structure, organizing events, rallies, rides and meetings throughout the year. Visit GWRRA's websites: www.gwrra.org and www.wing-ding.org or call 800-843-9460 or 623-581-2500 for more information.
|Joyce Smith spent 400 hours applying 72,440 Swarovski crystals to her Honda GL1800 Goldwing, which reflects a Mardi Gras theme.|
Sunday, February 10, 2008
News staff writer
Wherever Joyce Smith goes, her 2007 Honda GL 1800 Goldwing gets stares and draws a crowd.
The hand-decorated, sparkling motorcycle is on exhibit at the World of Wheels show that continues from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. today in the North and South Exhibition Halls of the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, with custom cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles.
"I put them on one by one," the Alabaster resident said of the more than 72,000 Swarovski crystals.
The artwork began a year ago after a minor accident. Her husband, Bill, phoned her from the repair shop just before the motorcycle was repainted to take out the scratches and said the repair shop wondered whether she would like designs or other artwork added. She decided to have Mardi Gras masks painted on the three fenders.
|A Mardi Gras mask stares ahead from the front fender of Joyce Smith's Goldwing.|
About six months later, she had feathers and a Mardi Gras gold crown painted on. But something was still lacking.
That's when she decided to accent the artwork with the pinhead-size crystals that come in a wide range of colors and hues. Some people embellish their cell phones, eyeglasses or handbags with Swarovski crystals, but Smith believes in being bold with her crystals.
They are applied individually with a tiny dot of adhesive. One design took 18 hours to decorate.
Smith is not sure how much money she has invested in decorating her motorcycle. "I've not added it up," she said. "It's like asking how much have you spent on your dog at the vet."
The words "High Maintenance" on the rear of her motorcycle say it all.
|A Mardi Gras mask decorates a fender on Joyce Smith's motorcycle.|
Actually, it's husband Bill's money. He owns and operates a picture frame business in Alabaster and underwrites her motorcycle art. He's on the plain side, preferring to ride a silver Honda Goldwing to motorcycle events with Joyce.
They ride their motorcycles on vacations and serve as task-force leaders for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Ride for Kids fundraiser held each September.
Her three-wheeler has an extra seat, where her 87-year-old mother likes to ride with her daughter.
"She thinks it's way cool," Joyce Smith said.
Bill was decked out in a purple hat and other Mardi Gras colors and handing out colorful beads to anyone who paused to look at his wife's motorcycle. He said his wife is the more outgoing of the two.
"I leave the flash to her," he said.
E-mail: wbr yant *bha mnew s:com
Reprinted with permission of the Marysville Journal-Tribune
|Joe McKirahan, left, and Linda Belt work on the new assembly line at Marysville Motorcycle Plant in 2006. Honda announced today it will cease production of motorcycles at the local facility in 2009|
February 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm
By MAC CORDELL
As of Spring 2009, Honda will discontinue production of motorcycles at its Marysville plant.
"All motorcycle production from the Marysville Motorcycle Plant and the historic Hamamatsu factory in Japan will be consolidated in 2009 at a new motorcycle plant in Kumamoto, Japan," stated a news release from Honda.
Associates at the plant have been notified of the shutdown.
Akio Hamada, president & CEO of Honda of America, called it "a complex decision tied to the important role that Honda in Ohio plays within our North American automobile operations."
Ed Miller, spokesman for Honda of America, said there will be no layoffs of the 450 full-time associates the plant employs. They will be absorbed into the Honda auto plant in various capacities. He said Honda of America has never had a layoff.
"They will become part of the auto team," Miller said. "But the closure is a year away so we will have time to make good decisions for everyone as to where exactly they will go."
Jan Gansheimer, Marysville Motorcycle plant manager, said that many of the plant associates are motorcycle enthusiasts.
"There was a lot of people there that felt some disappointment," said Gansheimer
The fact that no jobs would be lost did make the news easier to bear, she said.
Miller would not say how many temporary workers the plant employs and did not know what their agencies would do with them.
Tim Garrett, Honda vice president, said most of the jobs would move to the auto plants in Marysville or East Liberty. The rest would remain with Honda of America.
Hamada said he sees the decision to re-direct focus in Ohio towards automobile operations as an opportunity.
"Our motorcycle plant associates in Marysville are dedicated and focused on customer satisfaction," Hamada said in a press release. "They will strengthen the rest of Honda of America with their knowledge, experience and tremendous spirit."
Hamada said the move is about keeping Honda competitive in the motorcycle market.
"Our goal is always to achieve outstanding customer satisfaction," Hamada said. "This move allows us to improve the competitiveness and appeal of our products by applying the latest technologies and production systems at one efficient location."
Miller said the motorcycle market has shifted and Honda needed to make the move to be able to accommodate that shift.
"The market for motorcycles of all types is very competitive," Miller said. "We need to produce higher tech motorcycles and the plants where they are built need to be higher tech as well and closer to research and development."
Miller wanted to reassure the community the motorcycle plant closure is not the preview to auto plant closure. He said the auto plant and motorcycle plant are in different market positions. While production had slowed at the motorcycle plant, the auto plant is seeing record growth, Miller said. He added that Ohio meets many of the auto plant's needs over and above the simple production.
"On the auto side, we have a totally integrated operation in Ohio — that is we produce them, design, engineer, test and do research, all of that in Ohio," Miller said. "The other fact of the Ohio auto operation is that our Ohio associates have been leaders all over North America at our new plant sites."
That is not the case with the motorcycle plant.
"Our motorcycle business did not develop that way, because the main motorcycle market is not in the U.S.," Miller said. "So the integrated expertise for motorcycles resides in Japan."
Miller noted that economic factors in the U.S. did play a role in the closure, but were not a major factor. He said the market for motorcycles will rebound.
"But for the long term, we need to recover our cost and focus on technology and that needs to take place at a new plant that is centralized around all facets of the motorcycle business," Miller said.
Gansheimer confirmed, "the actual plant has not yet been finalized."
She said she was uncertain if the shutdown would be gradual or if it would be at one point.
She said that for at least, "the near future" the motorcycle plant would continue at full production.
Union County Commissioner Gary Lee said the move makes sense for Honda. He noted that several months ago, Honda decided to move production of the CR-V to plants in Ohio.
"I think the production of the CR-V is a big win for our area," Lee said. "If we had not gotten the CR-V, this would have had a far more negative impact on Union County."
Lee said Honda has a track record of "making good decisions for Honda and Union County."
"I believe their commitment to their associates is of the utmost importance to them," Lee said. "The moves they have made in the past, their planning and their foresight has kept them and Union County economically healthy."
As for the current Marysville motorcycle plant, Miller said the building's fate has not yet been determined. He said it could be "re-purposed" for auto production.
"That would be one option, but we haven't made a decision," Miller said.
The Marysville motorcycle plant opened in 1979 as the first Honda plant in America.
Lee said Honda will spend the next 12 to 18 months analyzing the motorcycle plant's capabilities, "and I am confident they will come up with a positive economic use for that facility."
On Sept. 10, 1979, the first motorcycle came off the line in Marysville. The very next day, Honda officials in Japan confirmed plans to proceed with the automobile plant.
Last year, the motorcycle plant produced approximately 44,000 Gold Wing touring and VTX cruiser bikes. The plant formerly produced all-terrain vehicles and transferred that responsibility to Honda of South Carolina Mfg. and the Kumamoto Factory in 2005.
Miller did confirm that for at least 2008, the Honda Homecoming would continue.
"We will evaluate the following year," Miller said.
|1||Sat||Chapter Y Fun Day roundup -- 7:30am - Breakfast at Madison Cracker Barrel, 8:30am - Depart Madison/CB Shell|
|The Y's Mouth Saloon Fun Day -- 10am-1:30pm - Gardendale Civic Center - Reg: $10 Includes: Lunch Ticket - Prize for best western theme costume, 50/50, Door-Prizes - Proceeds benefit Camp Smile-A-Mile|
|2||Sun||Breakfast at Mullins -- 8:30am - 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville. Ride TBD.|
|Fun Day Meeting -- 2:00pm - Marty & Lisa's|
|4||Tue||Seminar at Greenbrier Bar-B-Que -- 6:00pm - 15050 Hwy 20 / Next to I-565, Seminar presented by Gary Province, starts 6:43pm, Preparing for Spring and other topics|
|AL-I - Gary Province Seminar (Getting Ready For Spring) -- Eat 6:00pm / Meet 6:43pm - Greenbriar BBQ|
|CMA - Huntsville Forgiven Riders -- Mullins 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 6:45pm|
|6||Thu||Macaroni Grill -- 6:00pm - University Dr NW (In front of Madison Square Mall)|
|8||Sat||Lookout Mountain Parkway Ride -- 9:00am - Depart Gurley Hardee's - Around 4pm Eat at The Lodge in Guntersville State Park|
|Experienced Rider Course -- Madison County Executive Airport|
|9||Sun||Breakfast at Mullins -- 8:30am - 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville. Ride TBD.|
|Ride for Kids - Task Force Meeting -- 2:30pm - Jack's Restaurant in Cullman (exit 304) - 1593 County Road 437, Cullman|
|Daylight Savings Time Begins -- Spring Ahead|
|11||Tue||Rocket City Wings meeting -- Ryan's, S. Pkwy, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm|
|13||Thu||Supper at Steak 'n Shake -- 6:00pm - University Dr NW (In front of Madison Square Mall)|
|GWRRA - Florida District Rally|
|15||Sat||AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- LuLu's Place, Pepper Road out of Athens - Meet/Eat 8:00am|
|16||Sun||Breakfast at Mullins -- 8:30am - 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville. Ride TBD.|
|Ride to Natural Bridge in Double Springs -- 12:00-noon - Depart Madison CB/Shell - Shell station in front of the Cracker Barrel in Madison|
|17||Mon||St. Patrick's Day|
|18||Tue||Birthday Dinner at Outback -- 6:00pm - 7640 Highway 72 West, Madison|
|20||Thu||Ride Meeting (All Welcome) -- 6:30pm - Jim & Carol Robinson, Guntersville|
|First Day of Spring -- 06:05 UTC|
|22||Sat||Lynch Porky at Grant -- 10:00am - Depart 5000 Kangaroos - 5000 Memorial Pkwy NW & Winchester, Ride through Lynchburg, looping over to Hwy 65 to end up at Grant to eat at Porky's BBQ|
|Traveling Plaque Grab from Chapter-N -- 3:00 to 4:30pm - Western Sizzlin, 209 W Grand Ave, Rainbow City, AL.|
|23||Sun||Breakfast at Mullins -- 8:30am - 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville. Ride TBD.|
|24||Mon||Staff Meeting (All Welcome) -- 6:30pm - Marty & Lisa's|
|25||Tue||Pizzaria on Bailey Cove Road -- 6:00pm|
|AL-I Decatur (Point Mallard Wings) Meeting -- Tony's Country Cooking, 6th Avenue SE, Decatur - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm|
|27||Thu||Preparing your bike for riding -- Eat 6:00pm / Seminar 6:45pm - Place TBA|
|GWRRA - LA District Rally - Wings Over the Bayou|
|29||Sat||Richard Ride -- 10:00am|
|Sue's Bridal Shower -- 5:00 - Sue's House|
|30||Sun||Breakfast at Mullins -- 8:30am - 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville. Ride TBD.|
|Fun Day Meeting -- 2:00pm - Marty & Lisa's|
|1||Tue||Supper at Olive Garden -- 6:00pm - 3730 University Dr NW|
|CMA - Huntsville Forgiven Riders -- Mullins 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 6:45pm|
|3||Thu||Alabama District Rally|
|4||Fri||Alabama District Rally|
|5||Sat||Alabama District Rally|
|6||Sun||Breakfast at Mullins -- 8:30am - 607 Andrew Jackson Way NE, Huntsville. Ride TBD.|
|8||Tue||Rocket City Wings meeting -- Ryan's, S. Pkwy, Huntsville. Eat 6pm / Meet 7pm|