Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools
Ken and JoAnna Murray
Newsletter Volume 2012-1
Chocolate and Cosmetics, Motorcycles and Makeup, Scooters
and Skincare, Guns and Glamour
Greetings, Fellow Motorcyclists!
It is that time of year again
Daytona Bike Week begins on
the 9th of March through the 18th. JoAnna and I have attended this
event for many years and enjoyed it immensely. We normally found
accommodations in St Augustine and commuted by motorcycle. There
are so many scenic routes to choose from and you really get to enjoy
riding--not just looking! Never a dull moment!!!!!!
Let us know your Bike Week experiencespast and present.
Spring is almost here and many have not ridden enough to maintain
a high level of skill. As you know, our riding skills are perishable
and may have diminished to varying degrees. Or perhaps you were
one of the fortunate ones purchasing a new ride recently? Often,
new rides require a slightly different application of skills.
Identifying those skills you might now be lacking will help
you to determine which type of training venue will suit you
best, whether that is a parking lot course, on-street training,
or a track school (note that I don't usually recommend "track
days"). New and intermediate riders will find a parking
lot course useful where speeds are low and professional coaching
is immediate. On-street training is great for all levels and
will provide you with excellent feedback on mental skill,
such as traffic strategies, and judgment. Track riding involves
higher speeds and can be intimidating, especially for new
riders. But the learning opportunities on a track are vast
and the fun factor can be much higher than many other learning
Call Ken to discuss training recommendationsboth
AMS and other. Reminder, as an AMS customer you will automatically
receive 10% off all future AMS courses. Sign-up now for the best
Do You Know What You Don't Know?
Shooters will often leave a training course amazed at how much
they didn't know when they arrived. And that is a positive thing.
NOW they are on their way to becoming a student of the gun. If you
are truly serious about being able to defend yourself with a firearm
and carrying one on a regular basis (I recommend this), there are
several steps you should take. Apply for your CCW license, get some
QUALITY training, purchase a QUALITY firearm, determine your carry
options and then practice often. This is not a complex formula but
I'm often dismayed by how many folks purchase the handgun without
getting the training. WOW, reminds me of some motorcycle owners
I've known over the years!!!!
Spring Tune up Tips for your Motorcycle
Get your motorcycle to your favorite dealer for a routine service.
Unless you have routinely maintained the battery with a battery
tender, have it checked. Many motorcycle batteries have a useful
life of 3 to 5 yearsand this time can be reduced by lack of
use and extreme weather temperatures. Don't stretch this time period.
Have a new one installed.
Tire wear could cause you problems this spring if the center is
worn excessively and/or you see "weather" marks on the
sidewalls. Remember that 3/32th's of an inch is only a minimum depth.
Anything close to that and we replace the tire. Also, don't forget
to check your tire pressuretires will lose pressure over time
and extreme temperatures can cause dramatic changes in air pressure.
Insure that all cables are lubricated (insist on this with your
dealer). Your owner's manual will help you.
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 2012 Seminar Schedule
||Movie Night "On Any Sunday" A must see
for all motorcyclists!
||Cathy Davies & Larry Johnson share their "Around
the World" motorcycle journey.
||Sgt Hawk Hagebak presents Stand Up Comedy for
When You Are Laying Down on the Road
||Motul Ken knows all, tells all about motorcycle
oil for motorcycles
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 2012 Rider Education Seminars.
Tell your friends!
It's a well-known phenomenon that women learn to shoot much
more easily than men, especially with handguns. Go GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Drugs and Firearms (Got your attention?!)
JoAnna and I will be providing Firearm presentations on designated
Saturdays at the McCaysville Drug Store in McCaysville, Georgia
throughout the spring and summer. One of the owners (and a pharmacist)
has a FFL (Federal Firearms License) and is selling firearms in
the drugstore!! Hugh Rogers is a class act guy and is now providing
still another service for residents of the community. When you are
up this way, stop in, meet Hugh and his crew.
Xocai: Healthy Chocolate Update
Diabetes, Blood Pressure, and Weight Loss
Check out this video
about Martha and her diabetes, her dad's blood pressure and diabetes,
and her mom's weight loss! Pretty awesome!
If you would like more information: email,
call/678.777.7417, or visit my website 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
I recently came across this U.K. website which tests and publishes
the results for helmets. It is especially interesting for those
of us who wear modular helmets (referred to as system helmets in
the U.K.). Some perform much better than others. Of particular interest,
take note of the % of impacts where the front piece remained locked.
JoAnna's Mary Kay Special of the Month:
Did you know Mary Kay offers excellent MK Men products? Ken
is a firm believer in the benefits of the protection offered
by the Moisturizer with Sunscreen. Since using he started
using it, he has not had nearly as many pre-cancerous spots
Take 10% off all MK Men products now through March 31.
Check out the MK
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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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