Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools

Ken and JoAnna Murray

Greetings Fellow Motorcyclists!

This one will be short, but we don't want you to miss the Twisty Sisters Rally!

10th Anniversary Twisty Sisters Rally—August 20-22, 2010

Ladies, you are in for such a treat at this year's Twisty Sisters Rally!!! It is August 20-22 and it's our 10th Anniversary!!! Can you believe it has been that long???!!!

To commemorate the 10th anniversary, GT and Judy have designed a Fabulous Tee Shirt!!! You can pre-order by 8/15/2010 to guarantee your size and color and a price of $20.00, or take your chance on size/color during the rally for $25.00.

If you have not yet registered, please do so!!! There is no registration fee again this year… If you have already registered but want to order the Tee Shirt, you can either fill out another registration form-or just email Judy or GT with the color (Hot Pink or Light Blue) and size of the Tee Shirt. I don't have an image to post, but you know it will be great!

I have included the "Schedule at a Glance" below-and you can view it and more information on the website ( -so check it out!

The Lodge at Copperhead ( had a ladies only ride scheduled for Saturday, August 21, so we decided to "join forces" so to speak. Theresa Lovallo will be leading a ride there Saturday morning to join that group. If you don't like to camp and don't have a room at TWO, you should check the Lodge out! They have nice rooms and cabins and, of course, they are "motorcycle people"!

And, finally, Pete Tamblyn (of Stayin' and also Tour Guide and Instructor for Atlanta Motorcycle will be leading the Dual Sport ride! YEAH!

Don't miss this one!

Below is the "Schedule at a Glance" for 2010
Date: Time: Event:
Friday All day Arrive at TWO. Sign in and make yourself at home. Lots of camping space available. Catch up with old friends and make some new ones.
Friday 4:00pm-5:00pm JoAnna Murray - Skincare Pampering Session (Lodge upstairs—
Friday 5:00pm-6:00pm

Meet and Greet (Poolside BYOB)
Featuring Amma Li and her Hula Hoop

Saturday 8:00am Street Bike Ride - Theresa Lovallo - Ride to Copperhead lodge for a ladies only ride.
SKERT - Drop Bike Demo
Saturday 10:00am Street Bike Rides (leaders and ride-your-own)
Saturday 10:00am Dual Sport Ride-Led by Pete Tamblyn
Saturday 3:00pm Belly Dancing with Mimi (Poolside)
Saturday 3:00pm Amma Li will be available for Hula Hoop lessons, questions, etc.
Saturday 4:00pm Vicki James & Judy Mecham host - Chocolate and Wine Tasting - Yum!Yum!
Saturday 5:00pm JoAnna Murray - Skincare Pampering Session - After a long day in the sun - "Oh! What a wonderful thing"
Saturday 6:00pm Pete Tamblyn - Stayn' Safe Presentation "What Are *You* Lookin' At?"
Saturday 7:00pm Dinner is Served—Mediterranean Style!
Sunday 9:30am Tee Shirt Exchange, Closing Ceremonies, and Group Photos

NEW OFFERING: Ride with Ken!!!

We have had a lot of interest in the new offering, so we wanted to repeat it! Ken does have some openings and the weather will soon be cooling down!

Personally designed and lead by local veteran Professional Motorcyclist and Trainer, Ken Murray. This is a one day ride beginning in North Georgia. The ride will include GA60 to Tennessee, TN68 to Tellico Plains, and East on the Cherohala Skyway into North Carolina. Plenty of photo opportunities and strategically planned stops at unique, local motorcycle attractions. Expect a leisurely pace covering some of the best motorcycle roads in North America. This ride will be great for a two up Ride.

OPTIONAL: Turn this into an On-street Skills Refresher Session with rider-to-rider communication for an additional fee.

Click Ride with Ken for details or call Ken at (770) 573-9902.

2010 World Superbike Schedule

5 September Nurburgring, Germany
16 September Imola, Italy
3 October Magny-Cours, France

Consult your TV listing for the schedule


Very often a lack of precision control can easily be traced to a lack of "precise fit" between rider and the motorcycle. Riders often choose a motorcycle because of the "cool" factor, they need to feel part of a group, overwhelming peer pressure, or to make a statement. Important reasons, to be sure, but certainly not at the expense of control.

When we see customers having issues with control, it's not because they can't comprehend the technique-physically they're unable to maneuver their motorcycle with precision due to "poor fit." Simply put, the controls are difficult to reach and operate, thus causing poor riding technique.

In a perfect world, control, fit, and comfort should not take a back seat to "cool." But if you can't comfortably reach the controls, precision will always be a challenge.

Why carry a handgun??

Day by day, the world is becoming a more violent and dangerous place. Our peacefull mountains and valleys are no exception.

If you live alone, in remote areas or quiet neighborhoods.
If you jog or hike, especially alone.
If you're on the road a lot.
If you are concerned about your safety and your families safety.

Carrying a loaded handgun is a tremendous responsibility that requires the proper training, a high level of maturity, responsibility, compassion and the resolve to use it if absolutely necessary. If you want to learn what it takes and want experienced and proper training, then call JoAnna and me.

Upcoming WOW Motorcycle Education Events:

Each month, WOW Motorcycles offers excellent educational events at their facility. These events start at 7:00pm but arrive early to enjoy your snack. Reservations are required as these events fill up quickly!

August 18th Suspension and Geometry by Kent Soignier from GMDComputrack.
Back by popular demand! Take your bike to the next level.
September 15th Double header! Michelin Tires and Motul Oil.
Presented by Jeff Reid from Michelin and Ken Cotzin from Motul. Learn how tires are made and why motorcycles need their own oil.
October 20th Final Seminar! Basic Motorcycle Maintenance and Winterization
presented by WOW Motorcycles. Missed the first one? Don't miss this one!

CALL to reserve your seat! (770) 424-8804

JoAnna's Mary Kay Special of the Month:

August is going to be HOT and you know what that does to your skin (that 4-letter word-AGES!). Protect your skin with the Fabulous Mary Kay Skin products: Sun Screen, After Sun Replenishing Gel, and Lip Protector. Check out the AMS Special (link below) and don't miss out on this deal!

Visit my website and enter "AMS Special" in the comments, call (770-573-9902) or email me!

Check out the Mary Kay Summer Catalog!

Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Home!

Ken and JoAnna

As always, we encourage you to submit observations, evaluations, and experiences relating to the benefits of appropriate rider gear, good street education, and skill enhancement opportunities. Email your thoughts, comments, questions, and ideas to Ride smart, ride safe, ride home! As always, feel free to call us at (770) 573-9902.

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