Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools
Ken and JoAnna Murray
Newsletter Volume 2011-7
Chocolate and Cosmetics, Motorcycles and Makeup, Scooters
and Skincare, Guns and Glamour
Greetings Fellow Motorcyclists!
It's mid September and if we lived up North, the end of our riding
season would be quickly approaching. However, OUR riding is really
starting. Just be careful as you ride the hills in North Georgia
due to the increasing number of local festivals in every small town
bringing tourists (AKA Leaf Peakers) up from the South
can be horrendous!! There will be moonshine festivals, apple festivals,
gold festivals, Bluegrass festivals and beer festivals!!!!!!! You
name it and it's going on from now through the end of October!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JoAnna and I have been busy in so many ways these past few weeks!
Our recent 2 weeks in the Kenai Peninsula was our first vacation
that didn't involve work and motorcycles!!! However, it did involve
Grizzly bears, moose, wolves, Sockeye salmon, cool temperatures
and a neat visit to the Denali National Park (Mt McKinley) and much
more! If you are on Facebook and a fan of Atlanta Motorcycle Schools,
you can view more photos there. But here are a couple of our favorites:
Ken with his Sockeye Salmon catch!
JoAnna and the Grizzly (upper right)
After returning from fishing one day, we were
greeted by a Grizzly on the opposite bank of the slough. Fortunately,
he was more interested in eating dead fish than us!
World Of Wheels Seminar Schedule Set
If you have not taken advantage of the free seminars at WOW Motorcycles,
you are missing out! Candy and Company have done a great job putting
together quality seminars and they are offered FREE of charge. You
can find more information on the WOW
website, but below is a recap.
WOW 2011 Seminar Schedule
presented by WOW Motorcycles
||Worldwide Riders share their stories.
Larry Johnson and Cathy Davies
Light snacks will be served at 6:30pm and seminars start promptly
All seminars are held on the third Wednesday of the month.
Please RSVP by phone 770/424-8804 or email Events@WOWmotorcycles.com
We hope to see you for all of the 2011 Rider Education Seminars.
Tell your friends!
Motorcycle and Handgun Seminars
Last Saturday we were at beautiful Lake Tobisfkee near Macon
attending the ABATE
state rally. While there on Saturday afternoon, JoAnna and
I presented our Motorcyclist & Concealed Carry Seminar
to an enthusiastic group at a lakeside pavilion. We also had
representatives from Georgia
Carry organization share the seminar with us.
If you are going to be riding north next weekend, we will be presenting
a similar seminar at Pandora's
European Motorsports in Chattanooga, TN. That will be on Saturday,
September 24 at 11:00 AM. Hope you can join us!
Back to BasicsTurning
Pick your proper lane position and path of travel carefully in
Doing so provides an increase in your line of sight, creating a
space cushion against potential dangers such as oncoming traffic.
Stay to the outside (in a curve) until you see the exit; use the
outside, inside, outside line to increase line of sight and maximize
The four steps of the turning process (all completed prior to the
Find the appropriate gear.
Roll-on should result in immediate speed increase
Roll-off should result in immediate slowing
Never coast through a turn, be in the correct gear to allow steady
throttle throughout the turn. Note that "steady throttle"
is not the same as constant acceleration.
If you would like to review the lessons learned in course 101,
go to our 101
Course Summary (not available as a link on our website).
Considerations for Purchasing Your First Handgun
Buying that first handgun can be almost as frustrating as buying
that first motorcycle! Unfortunately too many new handgun owners
also buy the wrong handgun.
Six factors must be taken into account when selecting a firearm:
1. Weight and bulk of the handgun
5. Caliber and ammunition selection
How about knowing your budget: Have a budget or at least a pretty
firm limit. You often get what you pay for with guns, more expensive
guns can be higher quality-or simply more features. Do you need
what the extra dollars buy?? Be prepared to also buy a cleaning
kit, holster or gun case and the ammunition to practice and carry.
These are necessary starters, not just "extras".
Know what the gun is for before you buy. Is it for home defense
alone, concealed carry, or both. Who will use it?? Will you actually
carry it?? What is your skill level? How much gun can you really
handle?? Be realistic about what you need, and what you can handle.
Before buying, take a GOOD basic handgun class that will provide
you with detailed basics including handling and shooting several
different handguns and ammunition.
Xocai: Healthy Chocolate Update
If you would like to learn more about the amazing health benefits
of unprocessed cocoa, turn into one of these live webinars. JoAnna
is a cohost for the Tuesday evening one. Let us know what you think!
13:00 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (1:00 PM)
21:00 on Tuesday and Thursday (9:00 PM)
18:00 on Saturday (6:00 PM)
If you would like more information, email me, call me, or visit
my website (email@example.com,
678.777.7417 or JoAnnasChocolates.com
"The amount of antioxidants that you maintain
in your body is directly proportional to how long and healthy you
~(Dr. Richard Cutler, while director of the Anti-Aging Research
If you ever ride your motorcycle through Atlanta you need to read
this, it will save you some money. Even if there is only a slight
chance, it's worth the 10 min to go through this process. Pass this
on to everyone you know who rides.
As most of you know motorcycles are allowed to use the "HOV"
Lanes here in Georgia without issues. However, the new "HOT"
Lanes (most of the current HOV Lanes are being converted to HOT
Lanes) will require a "PeachPass" to use the Lane (this
cost money, $20.00 min, plus the cost of the transponder).
What do you need to do? To use the new "HOT" Lanes will
require that you register your motorcycle with the "PeachPass"
people and there is NO CHARGE for this. All you will need is your
motorcycle license tag and drivers license numbers. You CANNOT NOT
USE THE WEB to register but must call the following number: (855)
PCH-PASS (724-7277). If you do use the WEB, then you will end up
paying for the privilege to use the "HOT" Lanes.
This information is from ABATE. If you're not a member and you
ride, you need to join, they just saved you $20 and the cost of
your first violation!
JoAnna's Mary Kay Special of the Month:
The Mary Kay Replenishing Serum +C is referred to as "A Face
Lift in a Box". This antioxidant-rich formula is naturally
enriched with a potent blend of multiple botanical sources known
for their high levels of vitamin C. Try it now for $45.00that's
$10 off the retail price!
Visit my website
and enter "AMS Special" in the comments, call (678-777-7417)
Check out the Mary Kay Latest
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ride smart, ride safe, ride home! As always, feel free to call us at (770)
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