Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools
Ken and JoAnna Murray
Newsletter Volume 2012-2
Chocolate and Cosmetics, Motorcycles and Makeup, Scooters
and Skincare, Guns and Glamour
Greetings, Fellow Motorcyclists!
Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner.
JoAnna and I will be joining our annual "Friends of Pete"
dual sport weekend later this month. We are looking forward to some
excellent riding in N. Georgia, Northern Alabama, and Tennesseeas
well as spending quality time with good friends.
June will see us attending the MSTA
STAR national rally in Avon Colorado. Colorado is one of our favorite
riding locations and we look forward to seeing Leadville, Ouray,
Durango, Telluride and places in between again. We might also get
back on the Million Dollar Highway!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Class Demographic Changes
Our gun classes have seen the group dynamics changing over the
past few years. Much like motorcycle class attendance, our handgun
classes have included many more women, young couples, and younger
men and women. The number of women coming to the motorcycle/gun
class alone is the most dramatic change we have seen. And that's
good news!! It's refreshing to see women realizing they can do this
alone (or are they realizing they should do this when they are alone!).
Barber Motorsports Park
AMA PRO RACING RETURNS TO BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK!
Come see America's premier motorcycle racing series at the beautiful
Barber Motorsports Park June 22 - 24! The Triumph Superbike Classic
will include 7 races in 3 days of adrenaline-pumping, kneepad-scraping,
two-wheel action that any sports enthusiast will enjoy!
While at the Barber Motorsports Park, don't forget to visit the
Go to www.barbermuseum.org
for more information.
TRIUMPH SUPERBIKE CLASSIC TICKETS ARE ON SALE
The 2012 Triumph Superbike Classic is scheduled for June
22 - 24 at Barber Motorsports Park, marking the Series' 10th
visit to the Alabama-based park. The weekend will feature
the AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike, AMA Pro Daytona SportBike,
AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport and AMA Pro Vance
& Hines XR1200 series. In addition, the weekend will include
fan walks on pit lane, autograph sessions, demo rides and
HERE FOR TICKET INFORMATION!
TIPS for FIREARMS Owners
Gun marketing (or any marketing) is all about getting you to buy
something because you think you need it. You won't shoot any better
by adding the latest and coolest accessories to your pistol. You
would be better served spending your money on high-quality training
and practice ammunition. Seek out knowledgeable shooters and trainers,
and follow their advice. Remember, these are PARISHABLE SKILLS and
need to be practiced regularly.
Every expert knows the reliability of a revolver. A minimum of
38 caliber with be sufficient as the gun carried daily and/or for
home defense. This gives them, for most revolvers, 5 or more rounds
that keep on working and for which no failure drill practice is
needed. If it doesn't go bang when the trigger is pulled, no tap
and rack is necessary. Just pull the trigger again. This is an easy
thing to do under stress. So much so that even people who carry
pistols do it. However, you can pull that trigger on a pistol all
day if you have a failure to eject or failure to feed and it won't
go bang until the malfunction is cleared. For students who are not
in that expert class, I recommend the .38 Special in any barrel
length LONGER THAN A SNUB NOSE.
Helmets and ATGATT (All the Gear, All the Time)
We recently ran across a couple of interesting web articles on
motorcycling that will have you thinking twice about a few thingsat
leastwe hope so!
This Is Your Brain on a Motorcycle
Posted February 15, 2012 by Todd Halterman
Riding a motorcycle every day might actually
keep your brain functioning at peak condition, or so says
a study conducted by the University of Tokyo. The study demonstrated
that riders between the age of 40 and 50 were shown to improve
their levels of cognitive functioning, compared to a control
group, after riding their motorcycles daily to their workplace
for a mere two months. Finish
Those Stupid Squids
Theres a term amongst motorcyclists that describes a rider
who is either extremely wet behind the ears, rides beyond his/her
skill level, wears little to no gear, or is extremely reckless by
nature. We call these riders squids and the origin is
actually somewhat of a controversial subject. Finish
If you didn't click on the last link, do it now. I'll wait
Read it all. I think it is impossible to read Brittany's message
and not be inspired by her courage to seek the good out of the bad!
When and How Should I tell My Children We Own Firearms??
We all keep secrets but the presence of firearms in the home probably
shouldn't be among the secrets we keep from our children. It's my
firm belief that firearms safety education should start very young,
as early as the toddler years. There are several important reasons
for this. First, the earlier you begin teaching your children how
to be safe around guns, the more "normal" your kids will
find firearms ownership. "Normal", in this context, translates
to "unremarkable" - which means the kids are less likely
to brag about your firearms ownership to their friends or strangers
or consider it a toy.
Remember, as young as 2 years of age, the child should be taught
these BASICS: If you see a gun:
LEAVE THE AREA
TELL AN ADULT
We offer Home Defense and Firearm Safety classes to children--starting
at age 9 (age limit is really based on parents' discretion)
shooting is a sport of concentration and self control. These are
good things for a child to be learning. Call us for more information.
AS 202 Adventure Sport Riding for the Street Ride
Sport Riding for the Street Rider is geared for the intermediate,
or advanced street riders who want the confidence to continue when
the paved road turns to gravel or single track trail. One of the
fastest growing forms of motorcycling today, adventure sport (also
dual sport) riding features street-legal off-road motorcycles that
can be operated on pavement, dirt roads, and trails.
Our Course 202 teaches off-road riding skills and provides riders
with experience handling a motorcycle in low-traction conditions.
The basic motorcycle skills of straight line riding, shifting, turning,
and braking are presented with an emphasis on lower body control,
body positioning, and weight distribution. Intermediate skills are
presented and practiced as appropriate to the rider's skill level.
These skills will be practiced on a careful selection of fire service
linked together by paved and gravel back roads. A dual sport motorcycle
will be provided.
If you are new to this segment of motorcycling, the tri-state area
of North Georgia, Eastern Tennessee, and Western North Carolina
offers some of the best adventure sport riding in the country. Whether
you plan to jump in with both feet or just want to improve your
riding skills for occasional forays onto dirt and gravel roads,
our dual sport course will give you the confidence to take your
riding to the next level. Come ride with JoAnna and Ken on the ROADS
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If you think distracted drivers are potentially dangerous, you're
right! What's really scary is how many drivers are multitasking
out there on the road. According to a recent survey from the industry
group Network of Employers for traffic Safety:
10 percent have applied makeup while driving
32 percent of drivers admit to having read while driving
39 percent have tended to children while driving
51 percent say they use a cell phone while driving
70 percent admit to eating while driving
The lesson should be clear: be careful out there, scan way ahead,
keep your speed appropriate for conditions and be ready to take
evasive action. Remember, while you are driving your four wheel
vehicle, DON'T do any of the above!!!!!! I might be out there in
the traffic mix on my motorcycle!!
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Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Home!
Ken and Joanna
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and experiences relating to the benefits of appropriate rider gear, good
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