Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools
Ken and JoAnna Murray
Newsletter Volume 2012-4
Chocolate and Cosmetics, Motorcycles and Makeup, Scooters
and Skincare, Guns and Glamour
Greetings, Fellow Motorcyclists!
My how time flies! The last update we were discussing the how hot
it was. Now... It is really starting to cool off and very nice!
As I type this, a lone hummingbird is sitting on the feeder (out
of the rain) and occasionally sipping prepared nectar. On one of
the flatbed feeders along the tree line are several migrating Rose-breasted
Grosbeaks. All are fattening up for the long migration South!! How
fortunate we are to have these visitors during this time of year.
True Grits Fun Run
It's about time again for the 30th Annual 50cc True
Grits Fun Run held in Suches, GA October 27 at 1:30. If
you have never been--it is a *must*! These tiny motorcycles
require more skill to ride than you would expect. And you
deserve an "Iron Butt" award for riding the 60-100
mile loop. Come join the FUN!
And speaking of 50cc, Ken and I are going to share the love
of our 1990 Honda NS50s this year. Both are in excellent condition,
run great, and are tons of fun. But we need to make a bit
more room in the garage... His is Porsche black with a lot
of custom work. Mine is the stock cyan and magenta--you may
remember it--I have the plumeria flowers on mine. Beautiful!
But don't panic--they are vinyl decals and will remove easily
Call or email if interested...
JoAnna's Honda NC700
One reason we are trying to find new homes
for the NS50sto make room for the Honda NC700 that
"followed me home" today :-). I had been looking
for something to replace my BMW F650GS and just couldn't
resist this one after reading all the rave reviews.
And, the *best* part of this motorcycle? It
was 100% paid for by my Mary Kay and Healthy Chocolate money.
It's great to have that "little extra" FUN money
when you need it!
Would you like any extra FUN money???? Call
Gun Safety Handling Principles
understanding of pistol's/revolvers and ammunition
and safe storage
How to select
YOUR correct self defense firearm!!
You can expect all of this and much more when taking a class from
Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools!!!
Call JoAnna or me at (770) 573-9902
TIPS to remember while riding this fall
Check tire pressure. Remember, with colder temperatures, tire pressure
drops and may take longer to warm up with the onset of colder weather.
Maintain appropriate speed--especially when just starting on your
ride for the day or after an extended stop!!
Carry your cell phone with you and make sure it has a full charge
ALWAYS bring your First Aid Kit. Do you know what is in the kit?
Check it. You should also be taking a first aid/CPR course on an
annual basis. You know the saying--you never need it if you have
Slip in some snacks and a bottle of water into your tail pack/tank
bag. Always nice to have it during your regular stops--and definitely
for those unexpected extended stops.
When riding your motorcycle, use the very best earplugs you can
get!! Some time ago, I was with another motorcyclist who was not
wearing earplugs. I had extra foam plugs and offered them to him
to use. He waved me off with a "you get used to it." A
friend overheard this brief conversation and remarked by saying
that "yes, you do. By going deaf." So, protect your hearing
while you still have it!!!!!!!!!!
Purpose of a Pistol
"A pistol is essentially a weapon. It is not a toy, a conversation
piece, an ornament, a badge of office or a remote-control paper
punch, though it is often employed a such. It is a weapon of astonishing
efficiency and versatility when skillfully used. But it's skillful
use is rare." Jeff Cooper. March 1963.
Twisty Sisters Rally
Ladies (and Gentlemen), our 12th Annual Twisty Sisters Rally in
August at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Campground (www.IronHorseNC.com)
was a huge success. The 3-D's (Diane, Dianne, and Diane) did a wonderful
job organizing and the Iron Horse was an excellent choice. I'm already
looking forward to next year!
If you would like to know more about this "relaxed" motorcycle
group, go to Twisty
Sisters. And don't forget to sign-up to be on the email list.
There is not a lot of chatter, but that is mostly how we communicate.
I always seriously consider the use of the word "instinctive"
when a motorcyclist says that he reacted Instinctively to a given
situation. Instincts are what we are born with, and they cannot
be taught, nor do they need to be. We do not need to be taught to
breathe, to drink when we are thirsty, nor to come in out of the
cold. We can, of course, train our muscles and nerves into certain
patterns which are generally referred to as "reflexive."
Thus it is mildly annoying when a motorcyclist says that he accomplished
an instinctive swerve to avoid a hazard. This is generally a trained
reflex and the more training and practice over time results in more
consistent responses as the need arises. Get training and practice,
practice and practice some more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Adults should, but do not always, know enough to get instruction
before using any tool that can do harm. This includes motorcycles,
power tools (drill, lawn mowers, chain saws), and firearms, for
example. Unfamiliarity can result in grievous bodily injury. Once
trained, anything untoward that happens can be a result of negligence.
As most of you know, I don't believe in "accidents" and
rarely use the word in my conversations!!!!!!!!!!
The Georgia State Road and Tollway Authority is converting their
familiar HOV LANES INTO HOT LANES ON SOME INTERSTATES BEGINNING
WITH I-85. HOT lanes require a toll for their use; motorcycles,
however, will be exempt from the tolls (motorcycles are still not
exempt from GA 400 toll lanes). Motorcyclists can set up an exempt-vehicle
account and get a peach pass by calling (855) 724-7277; those who
plan on using HOT lanes and GA 400 toll lanes must set up an account
with at least a $20 deposit. For more information visit www.peachpass.com
Xocai: Healthy Chocolate Update
Did you know that you (as a person) do not age?! Only your cells
do. Over time, our cells do not regenerate as quickly as they did
before. In addition, variables such as free radicals, cancer, and
a host of other conditions can reduce the body's ability to heal
itself. Anti-oxidants are the best means of fighting the oxidative
stress caused by free radicals. And guess what food has the *most*
antioxidants? UNPROCESSED COCOA! Xocai Healthy Chocolate is processed
in such a manner it retains all of nature's healing power and tastes
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
"Police were once called "peace officers." One who
keeps the peace, and defuses tense situations through social skills
and their authoritative presence. Now they are "law enforcement
officers." Enforcers. One who enforces compliance and obedience
through the application and escalation of physical force. See the
"Lock, stock, and barrel" refers to the three parts of
a musket-the firing mechanism, the butt, and the compartment for
JoAnna's Mary Kay Special of the Month
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I am offering a 20% discount as an introductory offer on this set
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Visit my website
and enter "AMS Special" in the comments, call (678-777-7417)
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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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