Current Newsletter - FL2-D

Feb 2015
FL2D
Newsletter of Harbor City Wings Melbourne, FL
Gold Wing Road Riders Association
NATIONAL, REGIONAL
& DISTRICT TEAM
Hey everyone,
We wish everyone the best New Year you can have.
Please attend kick tires and rides so you can get to know each other better
and enjoy your chapter.
DIRECTOR GWRRA
Ray & Sandi Garris
DEPUTY DIRECTOR EAST
Bob & Nan Shrader
REGION “A” DIRECTORS
Jim & Sue Jackson
FLORIDA DISTRICT
DIRECTORS
Bill & Gina Berry
863-860-4484
ASST DISTRICT DIRS.
Harry & Lynn Anderson
321-952-1448
Remember to get out, ride - be safe - and have fun.
Steve & Barb Squires
CHAPTER DIRECTORS
Meetings - First Tuesday of each month. Currently meeting at : MeMaws on Babcock in Palm Bay.
Eat, Chat and Mingle at 6:00pm. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm
CONTENTS:
Directors Comments
GWRRA Events
Birthdays/Anniversaries
Ride Coordinator
Rider Safety
Dates
Chapter Meeting
Shrimp Ride
CD Conference
Members Ride
Daytona Ride
Kick Tire—Ferrara’s
District Rally
Sale Items
Advertisers/Supporters
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pg. 3
pg. 4
pg. 5
pg. 6
pg. 8
pg. 9
pg. 11
pg. 13
pg. 14,15
pg. 16
pg. 18
pg. 20
pg 22,24
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CHAPTER FL2-D STAFF
CHAPTER DIRECTORS
Steve & Barb Squires
321-557-7762
ASST. CHAP. DIRECTORS
Scott & Sandy Myers
321-255-2256
RIDE EDUCATOR
Bill Harris
321-242-0583
TREASURER
JoAnne Davies
321-254-8079
SUNSHINE LADY
Rachel Moyer
321-951-0301
NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Richard Mitts
321-952-4487
RIDE COORDINATOR
Lynn Anderson
321-952-1448
Wheee
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Oct. 26, 2014
2015 FLORIDA GWRRA EVENTS
Feb. 7
Feb 21
Mar. 19-21
Apr. 4
Apr. 11
May 14 -16
Jun 18 – 20
Jul. 16 – 18
Sept. 3 - 6
Oct, 29 – 31
FL1-G Chapter Rally
FL2-G Chili Cook-Off
Florida District Convention/Rally
FL1-K Rally & Party
FL1-B Road Rally
Alabama District Rally/Convention
Georgia District Rally/Convention
So. Carolina District Rally/Convention
Wing Ding
Region “A” Rally/Convention
Deltona
Fort Myers
Kissimmee
St. Augustine
Seffner
Eufaula, AL
Dillard, GA
Anderson, SC
Huntsville, AL
Eufaula, AL
To view our FL2-D Calendar, click on Present Calendar Posting.
GWRRA MOTTO: Friends For Fun, Safety and Knowledge
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Birthday’s
Anniversaries
2/3
2/28
2/2
2/24
2/25
2/27
Adkins, Ron & Susan
Squires, Steve & Barb
Steve Squires
Carol Moore
Lou Ann Hawes
Barbara Squires
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Ride Coordinator
OMG….OMG….OMG….
You guys sure make it hard for Lady Bitch-a-lot to come out. I am soooooo proud of you
all. First you made a great showing for Shrimp R Us. Even though it was cold and damp,
you made the effort. Sure was good food, wasn't it?
Then came the CHAPTER CONFERENCE. Well not so o o good,but what with Charlie
and Joann Davies, Harry and I, Richard and Linda Mitts and Bill Harris. The conference
was interesting this year, because instead of people going to separate classes, there were
lectures concerning all the GW jobs. It was a totally open forum. We got to hear what everyone else was doing and learned a little about what their jobs entailed. Well that was everyone but Rider Ed. They still had their classes separately. But they did come and gave us
a little insight to what was going on with them. Most of all, their talk concerned the bike
ticket sales. Apparently a lot of the chapters have sold out and need more tickets. Good
for them.
The next ride was to Lakeland. That was a little bit low. Harry made that one.
(Lady Bitch-a lot is looking at you)
Then the chase was on to capture the Wanderer from the Daytona chapter. Oh my, oh
me…. 36 of you rose to the occasion. The day started out clear sunny and cold. We left
Melbourne at nine, stop for a quickie in Titusville rest area and arrived in Daytona just before eleven. The food was great, we stuffed ourselves.
But alas it was not meant to be. The Wanderer slipped from us as Georgia came in with
5000pts. We had 3000 something. But what a terrific showing for FL2D. I was so very
proud. THEN ….NOT ONLY THAT……but our chapter won both jack pots of $80
( don't tell the IRS) AND both door prizes of two $10 gift certificates. Not too shabby.
I want to thank all of those who participated . It still shows me that FL2D can still come
forward in a pinch.
Last but not least…. Our kick tire held at Ferrara…..WOW. 24 what a turn out. Needless
to say Lady Bitch-a-Lot was not there. Thanks Gang.
Looking forward to the luncheon and hope we get a good turn
out from the other chapters.
REMEMBER….watch the guy behind the guy in front of you.
That is you and we like you and want to keep you safe .
….LYNN
RIDE COORDINATOR
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Chapter Educator
Bill Harris
Communicating Your Intentions to Drivers
Techniques to get drivers’ attention and keep you safe
by Vicki Sanfelipo
Source: http://allstateridernews.com/ride/communicating-intentions
Communicating with drivers from your motorcycle is kind of like playing a really dangerous game of charades…with a hand or two tied behind your back. You can’t use words, you have a very limited amount of
time, and you’re left pretty much with gestures and maybe your facial expressions if you wear an open
face helmet. The drivers get to guess what message you’re trying to convey or where you’re trying to go,
only instead of playing for points you’re just trying not to get run over.
We motorcyclists have our ways to communicate with each other, but we only make up a small percentage of roadway users so not everyone knows what our hand signals mean. Even if they did know what our
hand signals meant, they might not be aware that there are many times that we cannot remove our hands
from the handlebars because one hand is operating the clutch while and the other hand the brake. Reflective gloves like these can help increase visibility of motorcyclist’s hand gestures.
Personally, I prefer to use all of the tools at my disposal to communicate my moves. For instance, when I
activate my left turn signal, I put my left arm out straight to my side to indicate a left hand turn. Of course,
as I slow down I need that hand again to operate the clutch, but the additional movement may aid in catch-
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ing the attention of the person who may not have noticed my turn signal flashing. For a right turn, I put my left arm
out with a bend at the elbow and my hand pointed up. I usually hold only two fingers up or make a fist to ensure no
one thinks that I’m waving. If I have to slow down quickly, I remove the most visible of my hands and move my
hand, (palm down) in an up and down motion. The more frantic I flap, the faster I am stopping! I then accompany
this action by pulling slightly to one side or another so my motorcycle is in a position less likely to be hit by the
person behind me.
Always plan for an escape route in the event another vehicle does not see you. One of the most important things to
remember when communicating with other cars is to make eye contact with the driver of the other vehicle. Even
after making eye contact, I still do not assume that I have been seen or that the other driver understands my intentions. Because motorcycle riding is defensive driving at its finest, I always assume that I am not seen or that the
other driver does not understand what I am communicating to them. For that reason I watch the person’s actions.
Even though they nodded at me and indicated that I should go, I still proceed slowly, watching that person’s actions
and preparing to give up my right of way if necessary. If I get tangled up with a vehicle that is larger than mine, I’ll
be the one munched and mangled regardless of whether I was right or wrong.
I currently teach motorcycle trauma first response, and have been riding for nearly 30 years, which means I’ve
heard more than my fair share of crash stories. Almost all of them are followed up by, “There was nothing I could
do!” I could not disagree more. While we do not expect car drivers to violate our right of way and we should not
accept distracted driving as the norm, in order to prevent a crash from occurring we should do all that we can to
keep that from occurring. Making yourself visible, staying out of driver’s blind spots, exercising patience, preparing to give up your right of way if needed are all ways that we can keep our motorcycles upright and ourselves out
of harms way.
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Major Florida Bike Events
Start
2/7/15
3/6/15
4/24/15
4/29/15
5/22/15
Stop
Event
Plant City Bike Fest
3/15/15
4/26/15
5/3/15
5/23/12
Location
Plant City
Bike Week
Daytona
19th Annual Leesburg Bikefest
Leesburg
17th Annual Thunder Beach Spring Motorcycle RallyPanama City
Riding In to History – 16th Annual
St Augustine
Training Opportunities
Experienced/Advanced Rider Course
2/1/15 (Sun)
Miami Ray Vega
561-704-7378
Trike Rider Course
3/8/15 (Sun)
Miami Ray Vega
561-704-7378
Medic First Aid
2/28/15 (Sat)
Miami Ray Vega 561-704-7378
RIDE EDUCATOR
Bill Harris
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Chapter Meeting @ Memaw’s
(Last month’s meeting)
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Oh, Oh! Competition!
You say it’s time to EAT?
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Chapter
Director’s
Conference
Work, Work, Work
And then some….
Fun, Fun, Fun!
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Tom Horn and Paul Giarad took a ride to Clewston FL to have lunch with members
of FL2E Miami. Looks like it was a fun place for lunch.
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Ride to Cowboys
Tom Horn & Paul Girard on a Tuesday with
other chapters
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Gathering to capture the “wanderer” from the District.
….. .a pit stop on the way …. .for adjustments.
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Lynn playing Scarecrow?
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Once again….She sells sea shells by the sea shore...
Bye Ya all!
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Trike For Sale
Although I don't participate in FL2D events, I am a member and enjoy reading each month about the club events. I
am giving up riding and selling my Goldwing Trike. I live in Viera and the trike can be seen almost at any time.
My name is Gary Jones, email: popeye@cfl.rr.com and telephone/text 321-506-8022. Details and some pics on
next page.
This is a 2006 Honda Goldwing w/ Roadsmith Trike Package (2008) installed by the Trike Shop in Daytona Fl. It
has a 5 gal aux fuel tank that feeds into the primary tank on demand via a small electric pump controlled on the
handlebar. Full independent rear suspension for a comfortable ride and a large carpeted trunk area. 1 1/4” hitch
receiver with wired trailer connection. Has a 6 degree EZ Steer/rake and slightly elevated handlebar shims for an
easy steering experience at all speeds. All trike related installation paperwork, specs, and maintenance history included.
I am the original owner and this bike was purchased, triked, accessorized, and enjoyed during safe comfortable interstate traveling. We have ridden through all 48 lower states and never had any problem or travel delay (except
weather) with this Goldwing. It has been meticulously maintained, garage kept, and covered when on the road. It
has 101,909 babied miles.
All service has been performed as required and records available. Do not be afraid of the mileage! The engine runs
great and is as strong as it was when first purchased. All maintenance is current and tires are in excellent condition. It is cross country ready. In addition to standard Goldwing features such as AM/FM Stereo, Intercom, WX
radio, AUX input for MP3/GPS, reverse, cruise control and other standard features, all the following is included for
asking price of $20,500.
* Garmin Zumo 665 GPS/XM radio/WX radar with lockable Touratech mount. Includes rain cover, sun shield, on
RAM mount. Two car mounts/power cable included for easy transfer from trike to car, car to trike.
* Custom luggage rack on 1 ¼” bar mates to receiver hitch. Large luggage bag and rain proof cover included
* F-4 Vented Windshield
* 40ch CB Radio
* Custom TorqMaster exhaust system. True dual exhaust. Great sound with easy in/out baffles
* Xena XN10 Front wheel lock w/audible alarm and spare batteries
* Slime DC pwr tire pump and puncture kit
* Fog lights w/upgraded wiring harness from Electrical Connection for 55w bulbs
* Additional high intensity LED lights added front and rear for safety
* Utopia driver backrest
* Two sets of Kuryakyn passenger foot pegs (wife loves these)
* Battery Tender Jr w/quick connect to battery
* Passenger armrests w/storage pouches attached and chrome cup holder
* Muth turn signal mirrors w/matching color blind spot mirrors
* 2 Trike covers w/ storage bags
* 12v receptable in right fairing pocket to charge iPods/MP3’s/phones etc
* 4 Function signal flashing rear spoiler
* Kuryakyn floorboards w/heel toe shifter, Ergo II forward pegs, chrome luggage rack
* Baker built air wings/wind deflectors
* Spare head light/tail light/turn signal/fog light bulbs and fuses
* Helmets w/J&M speakers/mic, Jackets, Rain Suits available
Thank you,
Gary Jones
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For Sale
I have the following items for sale
Condor bike chock, trailer mount, for Gold Wings- $75
Rear GL1800 wheel. Paul Moore 315-408-2127
1800 GW TRIKED—now we have some parts to sell.
Chrome rear wheel and tire (3,000 miles on tire)
1 Centramatic wheel balancer for rear wheel
Revco (vertical) trailer hitch (fits 2001-2010)
Revco hitch - Cooler carrier
1 Stock Windshield
+ many other misc. parts
CALL— Tom Sandefur 772-202-7090
A special thanks to our members who submit articles. We love the support and the good
information. Send them to Richard Mitts rm32904@yahoo.com
May I have your attention please!…………...
A Very Special Thanks to Charlie Davies and JoAnne Davies.
They take this publication, make it web ready, and then put it on our
Web Site. Without them, we would not be able to enjoy this on our
computers. Many thanks for a fantastic job.
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