Greetings Fellow Motorcyclists!
Well, summer is almost overnot that you can tell by the weatherbut
school has started back in most places and September will be here
before you know it! JoAnna and I hope you have all had a FUN summer
and been able to ride as much as you wanted!
10th Anniversary Twisty Sisters RallyRecap
|Wow, what a great time we had at the 10th Anniversary
Sisters Rally! It was great to reconnect with so many friends
that we often see only once a year. If you are a Facebook user,
there are many more photos posted on the Twisty Sisters FB Group.
If you are not a fan-what are you waiting for?!
We started the weekend off Friday with a Meet and Greet which
included Hula Hoop demonstrations (and lessons!) by Amma Li.
And man, is she good! Saturday was a "frog choker",
so SKERT did not do her Dropped Bike Demo (although, we did
get to practice her technique a time or two ;-).
In spite of the heavy rains, the hardy Dual Sport group,
led by Pete Tamblyn, left promptly at 10:00 with a total of
8 motorcycles and 9 riders! Unfortunately, my battery was
dead, so I was not able to participate (That's my story, and
I'm sticking to it!).
Hula Lessons by Amma Li
I understand the water crossings were about 3 times the
size they were the previous week during the pre-ride. LOL!
But everyone survived and enjoyed the adventure-nothing but
smiles on the (wet!) return!
Motorcycles and Concealed Carry by Ken Murray
While the "tough" were out riding, those (and there
were many) remaining at TWO, attended an impromptu Motorcycles
and Concealed Carry seminar put on by (wanna guess?) Ken and
JoAnna. Of those attending- would you believe-over ¾
own handguns and most of these had a Concealed Carry license?!
JoAnna brought her Mary Kay products and there were seven
ladies who enjoyed a Pampering Session and Makeover. Unfortunately,
this was followed by Mimi's Belly Dancing lessons-so all the
make-up was promptly sweated off. But who caresit was
so much fun!!! After the Belly Dancing, we had Wine and
Chocolate tastingand this is Healthy Chocolate-how
awesome! Then we had more exercise with Amma Li and Hula Hoops
(reminder-next time, don't schedule exercise after wine!).
The last scheduled event for Saturday was a Stayin' Safe
presentation by Pete Tamblyn which was excellent! And it also
included a drawing for 50% off one of their tours. The lucky
winner was a new Twisty Sisters
member. Congrats, Janet! Following the seminar, GT and staff
had cooked up a FABULOUS Mediterranean Feast!
Sunday morning we wrapped the weekend up with a Tee Shirt
exchange and Door Prizes! Many thanks to Moto
400 for the fabulous door prizes and for allowing Judy
Mecham time to organize this wonderful event, to GT and TWO
for hosting the event, and to Ken/Atlanta Motorcycle &
Handgun Schools for the seminar and two Gift Certificates
Tee Shirt ExchangeWhat fun!
New North Georgia Training Site
BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!! We are now offering Motorcycle Classes at
our new North Georgia site. This site is located near Blue Ridge
at the new Fannin County Recreation Complex. This new site will
allow our Tennessee, North Carolina, and North Georgia customers
better access to our excellent training opportunities. For more
information call 770 573 9902.
Our Metro Atlanta customers will still have access to the Dawson
County Recreational site.
Conversion Kits for .22 ammunition
Many owners of semi automatic handguns are considering a .22 conversion
kit. With the considerably low price for .22 ammunition, it does
sound like a good idea. But first consider this; In principal, I'm
not crazy about training with a 22 conversion, since the absence
of full recoil won't help you obtain accuracy with the real centerfire
rounds in your personal handgun.
I do have several choices in 22 caliber handguns and those work
quite nicely for plinking or target shooting. And those guns cost
about the same as a good conversion kit.
Overall, I kind of view the 22 conversions as one of those ideas
you'd see on the cover of Popular Science: "The Car That Flies",
but it doesn't do either job well. Better off with a Car and a Plane,
or in this case a good semiautomatic and some other kind of 22 pistol.
For specific .22 handgun recommendations, call us at 770 573 9902.
BTW, some of the questions we have received recently have to do
with Handgun Laws in the different states. Go to www.handgunlaw.us
for up to date information.
Some time ago a motojournalist/wanabe racer was asked by a tire
engineer what he thought about motorcycle tires. The reply was,
"they're black, round, and made of rubber.". Too many
riders have the same opinion. If you don't believe it, check out
the condition of the tires mounted on the various motorcycles at
the next motorcycles event you attend. Common problems are tires
that are worn out in the center (freeway miles), stepped front (under
inflation), or that have long outlived their time in the world.
Tire technology has made huge advancements over the past decade.
Tires last longer, stick to the ground better in dry and wet conditions,
and offer much better feedback. You have a choice of compounds from
gumeraser soft to rock hard and you can even buy DOT race tires
and slicks (although not a good idea on the street).
Unfortunately, one common factor found in motorcycle crashes is
under-inflated tires. This comes under the heading of "out
of sight, out of mind." Sure, we can see the tire, but due
to stiff sidewall construction, it's impossible to see a 10 to 15
psi (or more) drop in pressure. You may not notice this under inflation
until you need to make an aggressive stop, evasive maneuver, or
a negotiate a tight corner - just the time you need everything working
at its optimum! Checking the pressure regularly is great insurance.
Make it part of your pre-ride check every time you ride..
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.
with Ken for details or call Ken at (770) 573-9902.
Atlanta Motorcycles Schools Handgun Safety Course
Short Description: A three hour Basic Handgun course that
will enable you to understand safe handgun handling, primary causes
of firearms accidents, firearm parts, how to load/ unload action
types, cleaning and care of the handgun and much more. We provide
the handguns, ammunition, and eye/ear protection. Among other benefits,
this course will help you to make better decisions as to methods
of carry and the best type of handgun for you. As always, the student
to instructor ratio will be one to one. NO LARGE GROUP SESSIONS
Call JoAnna and Ken at 770 573 9902 for details and scheduling.
MSTA SE STARSeptember 17-19, 2010
We just learned there are still some rooms available for the MSTA
SE STAR Rally in Dillard, GA. This is a fun event located in one
of the best riding areas. If you are an MSTA member, you should
plan to attend. If you are not a member, your first year of membership
is free when you join during an event!
If interested in the event, contact Steve Rodnon at 828-389-9314,
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website.
Dual Sport TourOctober 16-17, 2010
Our Dual Sport Tour weekend has been set for 16 and 17 October
2010. For more information call JoAnna and Ken at 770 573 9902.
BTW, for those of you considering our Dual Sport Course, this might
be the time to schedule the course on "Roads Less Traveled"
with Ken and JoAnna. Check out Course
202 for details.
2010 World Superbike Schedule
Consult your TV listing for the schedule
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!
|| 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
|| Final Seminar! Basic Motorcycle Maintenance
presented by WOW Motorcycles. Missed the first one? Don't miss
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)
Check out the Mary Kay Summer
Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Home!
Ken and JoAnna