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									                  Gold Wing
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             Road Riders Association
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California District, Region “F”    Chapter CA1F
September 1999                         Issue #60




          Region Rally Highlights inside...
Watch for District update next month...
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          "GOLD WING ROAD RIDERS ASSOCIATION"
               Staff Members......Who's Who
           National, Regional and State Officers:


                 Mike                      Judy
Executive Director            Mike & Judy Wright        (219) 248-8166
Region "F" Director           LaMar & Carol Sullivan    (435) 644-5078
Region “F” Educator           Tom & Barbara Jefferies   (909) 599-0486
Region “F” Couple Of Year     Lumpy & Diane Lumpkin
CA District Director          Ron & Fay Tolson          (760) 240-1206
CA District Educator          David and Dori Dirig      (619) 283-3191
CA District Couple Of Year    Paul and Linda Fenton

                 Chapter CA1F Staff Members

Chapter Director                Joyce & Rick Elmore     (858) 748-1385
Assistant Chapter Director      Jim & Kay Zabler        (619) 279-7326
Chapter Educator/Safety         David and Dori Dirig    (619) 283-3191
Sign-in Person                  Bob Rathbone            (619) 429-6663
Activity Coordinator            Crystal Rush            (858) 278-6482
Newsletter Editor               Rick Elmore             (858) 748-1385
Chapter Store                   Carmen & Rae Cimicato   (858) 679-8345
50/25/25                        Juanita DeLong          (619) 282-8244
Ride Coordinator                Craig Rush              (858) 278-6482
Ride Coordinator                Doug Yennie             (619) 660-2755
Ride Coordinator                Dan Dresser             (619) 589-9720
Pie Ride Coordinator            JR Alkire               (619) 264-2845
Treasurer                       Chuck Riley             (858) 748-4644
Hospitality                     Shelley Riley           (858) 748-4644
Public Relations                J.R. Buller             (858) 679-1131
1999 Chap. Individual Of Year Crystal Rush              (858) 278-6482
1999 Chapter Couple Of Year Carmen & Rae Cimicato       (858) 679-8345
Phone Tree Coordinator          Crystal Rush            (858) 278-6482
       Phone Tree Limb          Donna Read              (760) 839-6724
       Phone Tree Limb          Dori Dirig              (619) 283-3191
       Phone Tree Limb          Jim & Kay Zabler        (619) 279-7326
       Phone Tree Limb          Rae Dietsche            (858) 679-8345
Webmaster                       David Dirig             (619) 283-3191
                         http://www.gwrra-ca1f.org




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                                    TABLE OF CONTENTS
TOPIC PAGE
OFFICERS AND STAFF ............................................................................... 2
TABLE OF CONTENTS ................................................................................ 3
CALIFORNIA CHAPTER MEETING LIST ..................................................... 4
CHAPTER DIRECTOR - JOYCE ELMORE ...................................................... 5
                   “                              ...................................................... 6
PHOTO ALBUM - IDAHO ERC .................................................................... 7
ASST. CHAPTER DIRECTOR - JIM ZABLER.................................................. 8
                      “                               .................................................. 9
SCHAPIRO & LEVENTHAL (PAID AD) ......................................................... 10
CHAPTER EDUCATORS – DAVID AND DORI DIRIG ...................................... 11
                          “                                         .................................... 12
                          “                                         .................................... 13
CALIFORNIA NEWS & VIEWS - RON TOLSON ............................................. 14
PARTNERS OF THE WEST (PAID AD) .......................................................... 15
MAPS TO MEETING LOCATIONS ................................................................. 16
               “                       ................................................................. 17
MCGRAW INSURANCE – (PAID AD)............................................................ 18
JBJ CYCLES INC. (PAID AD) ..................................................................... 19
SEPTEMBER 1999 CALENDAR .................................................................... 20
OCTOBER 1999 CALENDAR ........................................................................ 21
PHOTO ALBUM - IDAHO RALLY ................................................................. 22
RIDE COORDINATOR - DOUG YENNIE ....................................................... 23
INTERNET ONE LINERS ............................................................................. 24
EDITOR’ CORNER - RICK ELMORE ........................................................... 25
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CHAPTER STORE ...................................................................................... 26
RICHARD LESTER (PAID AD) ..................................................................... 26
HUNTINGTON HONDA (PAID AD)............................................................... 27
UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES ................................................... 28
UPCOMING RIDES/E VENTS ........................................................................ 29
CA2W DAM POKER RUN ........................................................................... 30
CA1A PORKER POKER RUN....................................................................... 31
CA1Z EIGHT BALL RUN............................................................................ 32
          “                  ........................................................................... 33
CA1F HALOWEEN FUN RUN ..................................................................... 34
CA1B LAUGHLIN RUN ............................................................................ 35
CA1V NUMB BUNS RUN............................................................................ 36
PHOTO ALBUM - CRATER LAKE ................................................................. 37
GWRRA MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION........................................................ 38
ADVERTISING ............................................................................................ 39



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 Meeting date/time    Chapter   Chapter Director               Meeting Location
1st Sun 8:00am       CA1I       Wilbur Hodges      Covina Bowl, 1060 W. San Bernadino Rd,
                                (626) 331-0254     Covina
1st Sun 7:30am       CA1R       Rick Dyer                 s
                                                   Carrow’ Restaurant, 14346 Culver Dr,
                                (714) 993-1819     Irvine
1st Sun 8:30am       CA1Y       Jack Durant        Elks Lodge, 905 E. Ocean Av,
                                (805) 736-6995     Lompoc
1st Tue 7:30pm       CA2S       Bob Stephens       Coco's, Saratoga Ave
                                (408) 747-1012                                 s
                                                   San Jose across from Harry’ Hofbrau
1st Sat 8:30am       CA1Z       Roy Wielkie        Country Garden Restaurant & Bakery,
                                (909) 672-3937     29000 Front St., Temecula
1st Sat 7:30am       CA1A       Larry Pickens                                I”
                                                   Crazy Ottos, 1228 W. Ave “ , Lancaster
                                (661) 726-5145
1st Thur 7:00pm      CA1H       Kevin Lastovica          s
                                                   Duke’ Ranch Rest , 2681 Calloway
                                (805) 323-4509     (Off Hwy 58W) Bakersfield
2 nd Sun 8:00am      CA1M       Trent Reid         The Bluffs Restaurant, 1231 E. Washing-
7:00am Breakfast                (909) 824-9272     ton, Colton
2nd Sun 8:00am       CA1Q       Charles Sento      Po Folks Restaurant, 7701 Beach Bl,
                                (562) 926-5420     Buena Park
2nd Wed7:30pm        CA2R       Joe Cruz           IHOP Restaurant, 1075 N. Davis Road
                                (408) 972-2359     Salinas
2nd Wed7:00pm        CA2E       Leroy Polgrean     IHOP, 3020 Tulare,
                                (559) 439-8757     Fresno
2nd Sat 8:00am       CA1F       Joyce Elmore       Sizzler, 3755 Murphy Canyon Road
                                (619) 748-1385      San Diego
2nd Sat 9:00am       CA2N       Jerry Borge               s
                                                   Perko’ Restaurant, 570 N Main St
                                (209) 795-6045     Angels Camp
3rd Sat   9:00am.    CA2B       Greg Molloy        Geenoaks Restaurant, 8501 Gravenstein
                                (415) 382-8232     Hwy Cotati
3rd Sun 8:00am       CA1D       Jeff Ess           Paramount Elks Lodge, 8108 E. Alondra
                                (562) 428-5793     Blvd, Paramount
3rd Sun 7:00am       CA1V       Joe Danega              s
                                                   Don’ Family Restaurant 14403 7th St,
                                (760) 241-4482     Victorville
3rd Sun 8:30am       CA2Q       Mike Pendergast    Athens Burger, 6999 Dublin Blvd, Dublin
                                (925) 462-4511
3rd Sun 9:00am       CA2I       Howard Dinning     Call for Location (vicinity Eureka)
                                (707) 442-2425
3rd Sun 9:00am       CA2W       Phyllis Allen      Wild Heifer, 1177 Shasta, Redding
                                (530) 221-5702
3rd Wed 7:30pm       CA2J       Mike Gregory       Country Waffles, 2921-C Harbor,
                                (925) 432-8580     Pittsburg
3rd Sat 8:30am       CA1S       Jim Moynagh        IHOP, 1114 Casitas Pass Road,
                                ((805) 647-2924    Carpinteria
4th Sun 8:15am       CA1B       Jim Margetson      Elks Lodge, 6501 Elks Trail, 29 Palms
                                (760) 367-1241
4th Sun 8:30am       CA2K       OPEN               Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Val-
                                                   ley Parkway, Vacaville
4th Sun 9:00am       CA2U       Al Loewen                  s
                                                   Granny’ Pantry, 1221 Broadway,
                                (209) 358-1332     Atwater
4th Sat 9:00am       CA2G       Walter Roussan     Peachtree Restaurant, 1080 North Beale
                                (530) 589-3040     Road Marysville
4th Tue 7:30pm       CA1N       Rick Hinrichs      Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding
                                (760) 723-7765     St, Carlsbad
Last Sat 8:00am      CA1C       Bob Coffland       Two Sisters Restaurant, Inyokern
                                (760) 377-5890
Last Sun7:45am       CA1K       Ron Nicholas             s
                                                   Dimion’ Restaurant. 8272 Sunland Blvd.
                                (818) 342-41124    Sun Valley
                CHAPTER DIRECTOR – JOYCE ELMORE
                                                      saddle? We spent the
                                                      second week travel-
                                                      ing through Idaho,
                                                      Oregon and parts of
                                                      northern California,
                                                      what fun. I hope
                                                      everyone else that
                                                      went had a great
                                                      time, too.

                                                       We were home for
What a busy month we had in                five days and it was off to Dis-
August. Sorry we had to miss               trict Rally up in Bakersfield. A
the monthly meeting, but as                group of us left Thursday after
most of you know we were on                work and got up there around
the road to Pocatello, Idaho for           midnight.      We had already
the Region Rally. We had such              planned to get up early on Friday
a great time, saw all kinds of Na-         and take a trip up to the Sequoias
tional Parks, lots of wild life and        and Kings Canyon. Great ride up
great scenery. We had lots of              and an even better ride down.
fun at rally, none of us won any           We found a nice little twisty
big prizes, but Doug Yenne did             road without any traffic to speak
win second place in the Skills             of and had a great ride. We
Games and my bike won first                made it back in time to see the
place in it's category, of course it       last half of the COY competi-
was the only one in it's cate-             tion, which was won by Paul and
gory!!! Lots of Chapter mem-               Linda Fenton from Chapter
bers spent lots of money, I don't          CA1-R. Chapter F came home
know who won, but we could                 with a few trophies. The most
probably figure it out.         My         important one was the trophy for
brother, David, rode over from             the best newsletter!! This is the
Loveland, CO, 670 mile, 13                 third year in a row Chapter F has
hours, to spend Friday with all of         won this contest, please con-
us. He got into town on Thurs-             gratulate your newsletter editor
day night and left on Sat morn-            for doing such a great job. Crys-
ing when we all left. How many             tal won a trophy for the bike
brothers would do that, on a               show and 2nd place two up in
1978 BMW with a very hard                  her class in the skills games, Dan

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               CHAPTER DIRECTOR – JOYCE ELMORE
& Diane won 2nd place in skills,         time.
Joyce got 2nd place in skills, the
Chapter won 2nd place in the             We will be participating in the
Chapter Cup games and Jim &              Poway Day's Parade on the 18th
Kay won 1st place in Best                on this month. Please let Bill
Dressed riding. Congratulations          Mahan know if you wish to ride
to all!! A big group of us went          in the parade, we already have a
out on Saturday to celebrate             sign up sheet, but if you haven't
Crystal's birthday, we had a             signed up, call him. The 19th is
great dinner at the Hungry               our Campo Train ride, meet at
Hunter. But I think the best pre-        Wal Mart at 8am, should be lots
sent she got was when Craig got          of fun.
to the hotel that night around
midnight.      He is home for                 ve
                                         We’ got our fun ride coming
awhile, so be sure to give him a         up October 23rd and we still
big hug. How about our Drill             need lots of door prizes. Please
Team?? Along with a team from            either bring them to the October
Burbank and one from the Vaca-           meeting or to our house, Crys-
ville area, they did a perform-          tal's house or Jim and Kay's
ance up at District Rally. They          house. All Chapter F members
were great and we have them on           who are going to work the ride
video if anyone would like to            must register and pay $5 to help
take a look. We also had a three         cover the costs of the ride pin
Valkyrie, six women, color               and the food. We will have our
guard and we looked real good,           a meeting at Carmen & Rae's on
if I do say so myself. Thanks to         the 10th of Oct to get all the fi-
all who made our District Rally          nal details completed. Please
such a big success and a special         plan on attending to help get
thanks to all the Chapter F mem-         everything done. It will be a
bers who participated. Next year         BBQ, at 1pm, so bring some-
the rally will be held over the          thing to BBQ and a dish to
Memorial Day weekend in May              share.
to give us some breathing room
between Wing Ding and Region             Thanks again to everyone for
Rally. We don't know where it            making both the Region and Dis-
will be held, but we'll keep you         trict Rallies so much fun.
posted. Let's all plan on going
and having another wonderful             Joyce, Rick and the girls

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PHOTO ALBUM - IDAHO ERC




                  F’
        Chapter ‘ had 7 people in the ERC class
        out of 21 total and as usual, it was well
        worth the time spent.

        Left: Crystal took the course on Craig’s
        Gold Wing and showed most of the guys how
        it should be done. You go Girl!!




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           ASSISTANT CHAPTER DIRECTOR – JIM ZABLER
                                          and a couple from CA1-K was vis-
                                          iting also. It was a good breakfast
                                          and meeting. We had fun during
                                          the door prize drawings, Dan won
                                          the free registration for our fun
                                          run, but gave it back, then I won it
                                          and gave it back also. We had a
                                          nice ride back home through Idyll-
                                          wild.

                                                   On the August 29th I went
                                                                       s
                                          to Sun Valley for CA1-K’ meet-
                                          ing. I thought it started at 7:45 a.
        Hello! hello! hello! Sep-         m., however I was wrong. They
tember is here and the year is            start breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and the
quickly coming to an end. Lots of         meeting at 9:00 a.m. I enjoyed
things have been happening and            the breakfast and the meeting. I
more to come before we close out          was lucky and won a package of
1999. After last months meeting a         cleaning towels from the 50/50.
few of us decided to head for             There were some people from
Chaparral. Chaparral has really           CA1-I and Tom & Barbara Jeffer-
enlarged their building and inven-        ies were there also. After the
tory, however not many Gold               meeting was over and all the good-
Wing goodies. We came away                byes I headed for home.
empty handed. It was a nice ride
anyway.     We stopped off at                     Kay and I left for District
       s
Rocky’ on the way home, good              Rally early Friday morning to
food as always.                           meet with anyone who showed up
                                                                   s
                                          at 7:00 A.M. McD’ in Escon-
        On August 22nd I showed           dido. Ed & Jerry were there be-
             s,
up at McD’ Escondido at 0500              fore us. Just as we were getting
preparing to ride alone to CA1-B,         ready to pull out of the parking lot,
in Twenty-nine Palms. What a              surprise, surprise, Donna & JR
nice surprise when Jeff, Laura and        rode in and fell in line as we pulled
Bill M. showed up to ride along.          out. We traveled northward on the
We got on the road at about 0505          I-15 with 4 bikes & 6 people. We
and headed north on I-15. We en-          took 91 over to 71 then the 210 to
countered a little fog but not bad.       I-5. We stopped at Cycle Gear in
We made a stop a little later, and        Newhall to check out some driv-
             s
maybe that’ when Dan & Char-              ing lights. We had a light lunch at
lotte passed us because by the time       the In-n-Out across the way, then
we got to Twenty-nine they were           back onto I-5 to Bakersfield.
waiting for us. All totaled we had
six from our chapter visiting CA1-                It was about 2 PM when
B. There were two from CA1-Z              we arrived at the Double Tree Ho-
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           ASSISTANT CHAPTER DIRECTOR – JIM ZABLER
tel, unloaded the bike and picked                   Sunday morning found us
up our packet from registration.                             s
                                           at the Master’ Breakfast, that
We got our “find a friend” game            group is growing. Our District
tags and as soon as I walked out of        Educator awarded some new Level
the front door, I ran right into my        IV patches. For those of you who
match. Boy was that lucky! Kay             are not in the Rider Ed program, I
was even luckier than I was, we            strongly urge you to get involved
saw Jim & Judy Collins from AZ.,           and make the commitment, not
went up to them to give a hug              only for yourself, but also for your
when Judy turned around and had            fellow riders as well. Right after
the same tag as Kay. We all had a          breakfast we went to the skills
good laugh and then went inside to         game seminar prior to competing.
collect our extra tickets. We did-         I think
  t
n’ do much the rest of the day             everyone there had a good time
other than meet old friends and            testing his or her skills. There was
make new ones. I went through              the usual jesting and hoorah
the vendors and bought all my              among the
chrome goodies for this year. Kay          riders, but they all did a good job
got some T-shirts and other stuff.         of representing their chapters.
Later that evening we watched the          Dan, Diane, Crystal, Rick and the
COY competition.                           team
                                           for the chapter cup came home
         Saturday morning we at-           with awards. CA1-F web site was
tended Opening Ceremonies and              runner up to CA1-R by 1 vote. Our
then Kay & I went right into the           California Drill Team made quite
Best Dressed Couple and Best               an impression with their first per-
Dressed Couple Riding Competi-             formance. WELL DONE!
tion. Tony & Linda from CA1-Y
won 1st Place For Best Dressed,                    Monday morning we
they sure looked great. We won             headed home after saying our
1st Place Best Dressed Riding.             good-byes to those who were up at
Later I took a refresher                   7 AM. We say thank you, to Ron
course (at least for me) in Group          & Fay Tolson, and their fine staff,
              t
Riding, don’ know what Kay was             also to the many others that con-
doing, I think out spending time &         tributed their time, and energy.
money with the vendors. I also             Kay and I want to thank all of our
attended the JBJ Cycles Mainte-            fellow chapter members who went
nance Seminar. We met with the             to Bakersfield for District Rally
rest of the chapter that evening for       and hope they enjoyed themselves
dinner and celebrated Crystal’     s       as much as we did.
birthday at the Hungry Hunter.
After dinner we                            Ride hard, ride safe and enjoy life
attended the first awards ceremo-          to its fullest every single day..
nies.
                                                                   Jim & Kay
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SCHAPIRO & LEVENTHAL




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            CHAPTER EDUCATORS – DAVID & DORI DIRIG
                                              and illustrated why you scan,
                                              NOT stare/watch.
                                                       That's all well and good,
                                              but what are you scanning and
                                              what are you looking for? There
                                              are no specifics here. Look for
                                              anything that might have the po-
                                              tential to cause you harm in any-
                                              way. This can range from road
                                              debris or damage to a smoker flip-
                                              ping his cigarette butt out the win-
ERC notes from Idaho -- Where to              dow to an eighteen-wheeler blow-
look??                                        ing a tire. While the specifics are
                                              hard to qualify, there are three ba-
         Last month I wrote about             sic categories that you should be
scanning techniques and playing               scanning at all times. As covered
the "what-if" game. The concept               in the MSF Experienced Riders
was to constantly be looking                  Course we took in Idaho, these are
around you (scanning aggres-                  road users, signs and signals, and
sively) for any risks or potential            road condition.
dangers to yourself, your co-rider                     Road users is just about as
or other riders. Basically, you               broad as it can be. Obviously, this
should be scanning all around                 includes other vehicles, bicycles,
you, front-rear, left-right, near-far;        and pedestrians. What about ani-
scanning to predict any approach-             mals!!?? Sure enough; if they're
ing danger or what might happen               on the road, they're using it. If a
(what-if?), so that you can act ac-           deer is on the road or cattle are
cordingly to avoid the hazard.                grazing along the shoulder
You should be scanning, not look-             (something we saw frequently in
ing, so there is constant eye move-           the Western states), this is cer-
ment. This is to prevent target               tainly a concern to you and your
fixation (bike goes where you                 fellow riders/co-riders.      I lost
look) as well as to prevent you               count of how many quail and
from neglecting other areas of                pheasant we saw on the road com-
your horizon by staring at one                ing across Oregon one morning.
axis. This has happened to me --              We're used to thinking about road
watching an obvious hazard to the             users as being human, and these
left (left turning on-coming vehi-            are certainly a source for the ma-
cle), when a pedestrian jay-walks             jority of hazards we deal with eve-
from my right!! Got my attention              ryday in metropolitan areas. But
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           CHAPTER EDUCATORS – DAVID & DORI DIRIG
it is the non-human road users              cidents (Pavement Ends!!) where
that, depending on the time of day          we should have been slowing
and the surrounding countryside             sooner and paying more attention
(rural areas especially), are a sig-        to the signs. Signs and signals
nificant hazard as well as being            warn you not only of what is com-
the least predictable.                      ing up ahead, but given the correct
        Signs and signals are just          interpretation and fore-thought,
what they sound like. This sounds           they can also prepare you for po-
simple enough, but the complexity           tential hazardous interactions with
is in the interpretation. Not only          other road users.
what the signs and signals say, but                  Lastly, you should also be
how will the other road users ap-           scanning the roadway and shoul-
ply these signals? Right lane goes          ders to stay apprised of current
away -- where will the vehicles in          road conditions. This goes hand-
that lane go and how will it affect         in-hand with the construction
you and your group? Bus stop ...            warning signs described above.
What about people running to                Will the road construction be lim-
catch that bus stopped ahead?               ited to shoulder work? Even so,
When the bus pulls out, will it             the heavy equipment used may
force its way in, driving traffic in        damage the roadway or simply
its lane towards you in lane 1?             drag a lot of mud and rocks out
Car pool lane!! Do you really               onto the road. Not only are the
thing that little sign threatening a        road conditions a concern, but
$271 fine will prevent that driver          what about yours and others reac-
late from lunch from using your             tions to the road surface? If road
lane to pass? These regulatory              damage forces you to change you
signs not only warn you what is             lane position, do you have the
coming up, they should alert you            space cushion necessary to do it
to the types of situations that             safely? What about road damage
might develop (What-If!!??) as              or debris in another lane? The
you interact with other road users.         other road users may dodge the
How about road construction                 damage and come into your lane.
signs? There was a great article in         Alternatively, they may not suc-
Motorcycle Consumer news about              cessfully dodge the debris, hit it,
road construction (August 99,               and throw it into your lane. By
page 40). Very few of us give               making the roadway itself one of
these warnings the credence they            the points of your constant scan-
deserve and start slowing down in           ning, you will reduce your risk of
time. Traveling cross-country this          being surprised and possibly
summer, we ran across several in-           harmed by changing road condi-
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           CHAPTER EDUCATORS – DAVID & DORI DIRIG
tions.                                      will ruin your whole day on a
        How about when there is             two-wheeler. These include such
new pavement being put down?                things as metal plates that may or
This could be a bit of grooved              may not completely cover excava-
pavement, the infamous 'abrupt              tions, uneven pavement, pot holes
edge', or something as drastic as           and pot hole repairs, and my per-
the entire road bed being removed           sonal favorite, tar snakes. These
(Pavement Ends!!). We saw that              tar repairs of cracks in the pave-
in Jackson, Wyoming where we                ment can be really hazardous at
were forced to ride twenty miles            highway speeds, especially in the
of bad road in the dark. Talk               summer time when temperatures
about scanning the road condi-              soar and the tar softens. By scan-
tion!!. There were a number of              ning the road condition near and
times that I couldn't even FIND             far as well as interpreting others'
the road!!! I was leading six other         and your own reaction to these
bikes into that mess. Shortly after         changes, you can reduce your risk
a sign that warned of pavement              and ride safer.
ending, it did just that. After a                    So you see, the combina-
drop off the pavement into gravel,          tion of a systematic scanning/
things got really bad. I was not            observation technique (SPA -
only scanning ahead for on-                 Scan aggressively, Predict, and
coming traffic and trying to pick a         Act), coupled with knowing
reasonable line through the rough           where to look and what to look for
(and deep) gravel, I was trying to          can work for you to reduce your
avoid the worst of the holes and            risks while riding. By scanning
large rocks (small boulders) as             the route ahead as well as to the
well as keeping the bike upright!!          sides and the rear (don't forget
Can you say scanning near and               those mirrors) for potential haz-
far, left and right? Generally,             ards/risks posed by other road us-
road construction is not that bad,          ers, signs and signals, and changes
but frequently, engineers do not            in road condition, we can all ride
allow for motorcycles when they             safer and protect ourselves, our
start repairing/re-building the             friends, and our loved ones.
road. You will seldom run into
the nightmare that we did (hats off         Ride Safe and COAST
to the six other riders who stuck           (Concentrate On A Safe Trip),
with me and came through shaken
but unscathed). You will fre-               D&D Recommended reading:
quently, however, run into the is-          MSF ERC course and manual,
sue of abrupt edges and changes             MCN Proficient Motorcyling
in pavement condition that are no           (August 99, p. 40)
big deal for four wheelers, but that

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            CALIFORNIA NEWS & VIEWS – RON TOLSON
                                            absolutely full with five (5) events.
                                            CA1A's Porker Run (2 Oct 99),
                                            CA2Q's Wingo Run (9 Oct 99)
                                            This event will make you work
                                            your mind a little. Then there is
                                            CA1Z's Eight Ball Run (16 Oct 99),
                                            CA1F's Halloween Run (23 Oct 99)
                                            and finally CA2B's Laughlin Run
                                            (30-31 Oct 99).

                                            We have had over 2200 persons at-
                                            tend our events this year. That is
                                            up to and including CA2B's Great
                                            Spaghetti Cook off. Anyone hear
When you read this the Pocatello            who won that event?? WITH ALL
Tri Region Rally will be history and        HUMILITY I HAVE TO TELL
in all likelihood the Bakersfield           YOU THAT YOUR DISTRICT
District Rally will also be history.        DIRECTOR WON THAT
We sincerely hope you enjoyed               EVENT. :-) Sorry about that Greg.
these events. Now we have the task          Greg picked the judges and tried to
of deciding when and where the              bribe them but it was no contest. I
next District Rally will take place.        tasted every sauce there and they
I have asked for Memorial Day               were all good. I've already had one
weekend for next year and that has          threat of "Wait till next year" from
been approved by the Region Di-             a young lady in CA2G. I wish I had
rector. This will put a little space        everyone's name that entered as
between the District Rally and the          they all deserve some recognition.
Region Rally. If the Multi-Region
Rally is put on again next year it          Watch your newsletters for a ride
will be in the Region F area. That          sponsored by Joe Danega and the
means it could be in AZ, CA, CO,            members of CA1V. This event will
NM, NV or UT.                               take place on 6 & 7 November and
                                            starts in Victorville. It is a different
I'm told the Great Northern Picnic          ride and not meant for the inexperi-
was a huge success albeit many              enced. Actually it is being setup for
went home wet and not from rain.            you to pick the ride you want to do.
Everyone needs to support these             They are offering a 500 miler, a
multichapter events. It is such a           1,000 miles in 24 hours and a 1500
good way to meet your fellow                miles in 24 hours. I like to refer to
wingers. Not to mention it is a             these as Time Management rides.
great way to have some FUN.                 You will have the opportunity to
                                            record this officially and get credit
We have two events in September.            for it through the Iron
First is CA2W's Dam Run over the            Butt Assn.
11th and 12th in Redding. That is
followed by CA1H's Bike Show in             Just remember.............IT DOESN'T
Bakersfield on the 18th. October is         GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!
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PARTNERS OF THE WEST




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                MAPS TO COMMON MEETING LOCATIONS




                                                      s
      Various activities are at Rick and Joyce Elmore’ - 14507 High Pine St.
Take Poway Road East from I-15 all the way through town. At Garden Road turn
right (7-11 on the corner) and go to the 4-way stop. Turn right on Neddick and
continue up the hill where it turns into High Pine St. when it turns East. The house
is almost at the end of the street on the right.




           Chapter Meetings are at Sizzler – 3755 Murphy Canyon Rd
Take Hwy 15 to Aero Drive, head west and turn right at the 1st Light past I-15
(Murphy Canyon Rd). You will see Sizzler on the right. Turn right at the next light
(Daley Rd) into the parking lot and bear to the right..

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               MAPS TO COMMON MEETING LOCATIONS




     Chapter Visits and Rides start at McDonald's - I-15 and Valley Parkway
Take I-15 North to Valley Parkway in Escondido. Go East on Valley Parkway to
the first signal light and turn left into the McDonald's parking lot.




  Meeting Location, Sizzler                                        Parking Lot
                                                                   Practice Site




                Pie Rides start at Wal-Mart - I15 and Aero Drive
Take I-15 to Aero Drive, then go West to Murphy Canyon. Turn South on Murphy
Canyon and enter the Wal-Mart Parking lot which is on the right. We stage at the
 far South end of the lot. Rides normally start at 7:00 PM every Thursday night.
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MCGRAW INSURANCE




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                                                  September 1999
          Sun             Mon                Tue               Wed                Thu               Fri                 Sat

                                                                1                  2               3                     4
                                                                            Pie Ride – 7pm California District     District Rally
                                                                               Farrell’s         Rally              Continues
                                                                              Mira Mesa       Bakersfield

           5               6                  7                 8                  9                 10                  11
                                                                            Pie Ride – 7pm     CO Dist. Rally    Chapter Mtg. Siz-
                                                                                Coco’s        ….9/9 to 9/11….    zler, Breakfast @
                                                                                Poway                               8am, Mtg @
                                                                                                                       8:30am




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            12             13                14                 15                16                17                18
       Visit CA1Q                                                           Pie Ride – 7pm                        Poway Days
     6am McD’s Esc.                                                         Bob’s Big Boy                         Parade 8am,
                                                                             San Marcos                           McD’s Penas-
                                                                                                                    quitos.
       19                  20                21                 22                23              24                   25
 Campo Train Ride                                                           Pie Ride – 7pm CA1F Goes Camp-          Camping
  8am Wal Mart                                                                Applebee’s         ing!              Continues...
                                                                               El Cajon    More info to come
          26               27                28                 29                30
      Return from                       Visit CA1N                          Pie Ride – 7pm
      camping trip.                  6:30pm McD’s Es-                      Joe’s Crab Shack


                                                                                        -15
 NOTICE: All Pie Rides leave from the South side of the Wal Mart parking lot located at I
 and Aero Drive. Scheduled locations may change due to circumstances beyond our control...


                                                        October 1999
                     Sun                       Mon Tue Wed               Thu              Fri                      Sat

     Note that the November chapter meeting will be                                        1                      2
     on the second Sunday at the same time and place!                                                      CA1A Porker Run
                                                                                                            7am, McD’s Esc.
                      3                          4      5    6             7               8                        9
                  Visit I&R                                         Pie Ride – 7pm                     Chapter Mtg. Sizzler, Break-
        6am McD’s Esc. Two teams…                                    Rocky Cola’s                      fast @ 8am, Mtg @ 8:30am
        Staff Meeting, 5pm, BYO food                              Temecula (40 miles)                   After mtg. pre-ride of Fun
                                                                  Must leave on time!                    Run for members only

                   10                           11      12   13           14               15                     16




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            Fun Run prep party                                      Pie Ride – 7pm                          CA1Z 8 Ball Run
       1pm, Carmen & Rae’s with BBQ                               Hamburger Factory                         8am, McD’s Esc
                                                                        Poway

                     17                       18        19   20           21               22                    23
 Ride to San Juan Cap 4 brunch, then over Or-                       Pie Ride – 7pm                          CA1F Halloween
 tega Hwy for miniature golf, 9am McD’s Esc.                           Paezano’s                               Fun Run
                                                                       Lakeside
                     24                         25      26   27           28                29                    30
              Ice Cream social                                      Pie Ride – 7pm  Leave for Laugh-       CA1B Laughlin ride
            2pm, Jim and Carole’s                                  Marie Calendar's   lin, 6:30pm
                                                                       Coronado       McD’s Esc.
                 31 Halloween
 PHOTO ALBUM - IDAHO RALLY




                        Top: WE had a pretty
                        good turn out for the
                        Idaho Rally consider-
                        ing the distance and
                        time involved. Next
                        year it will probably not
                        be so close to District
                        Rally

                        Left: In Utah, it was
CENSORED                getting pretty warm so
                        Marianne and Dori had
                        an impromptu ‘    Wet T-
                        shirt’ contest. Of course
                        since this is a family
                        organization some cen-
                        soring was in order.

                        Bottom Left: For those
                                     t
                        who haven’ had the
                        pleasure of meeting
                        them, the two hand-
                        some men Joyce is rub-
                        bing elbows with are
                        Lamar       Sullivan
                        (Region Director and
                        Mike Wright (Executive
                        Director). FYI - Lamar
                        had an accident on the
                        way to the Colorado
                        Rally after attending
                        the California District
                        Rally and we wish him
                        a speedy recovery.

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              RIDE COORDINATOR– DOUG YENNIE
                                         rain really helped us stay cool
                                         in what should have HOT de-
                                         sert. We made it home at
                                         about 2:00 am after 16 hours
                                         and 960 miles of super
                                         slab!!!!

                                                A week of work..
                                         YUCK!!!! Then off to Ba-
                                         kersfield. David was running
                                         around not knowing whether
WOW!!!! Four weeks and                   he was coming or going. And
6,000 miles later… .                     our Drill Team… What a
                                         great performance. By far the
        But what a great time.           best Drill Team I have seen
We left for Pocatello going up           yet. All I can say is,
the coast. We arrived in San             "WOW!!"
Fran and spent the weekend
with Robert Taylor. He took                      Now we've got a lot
us for a ride out in the hills (A        we can do. Pie rides. Last
twisty dream). What a great              week we had 30 people show
ride, over 70 miles without              up!!! Chapter visits to pro-
seeing a single car. Then we             mote our ride. We still need
were off to visit family in              door prizes!!!! A ride out to
Portland. After visiting we              Campo/Train ride. The Poway
were Pocatello bound. It was             parade. The more bikes the
hot and the bugs were out in             better. But remember to check
force… . But we had a blast              your bike before hand.
anyway. Leaving brought us               (Battery, coolant, oil, tires,
into the first real rain of our          and at the parade pulling the
trip. Carmen got to try out her          headlight fuse) Now it's time
new rain suit, (I tested mine            to ride.
last year during El Nino) And
I'm glad to report that both of                         Doug & Carmen
us stayed nice and dry. The

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                     INTERNET ONE LINERS
      Daddy, why doesn't this magnet pick up this floppy disk?
             Give me ambiguity or give me something else.
      I.R.S.: We've got what it takes to take what you've got!
     We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse.
             Pentiums melt in your PC, not in your hand.
                 Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!
       The secret of the universe is @*&^^^ NO CARRIER
                    Did anyone see my lost carrier?
      Make it idiot proof and someone will make a better idiot.
           I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
                   He who laughs last thinks slowest!
        Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.
        "More hay, Trigger?" "No thanks, Roy, I'm stuffed!"
           A flashlight is a case for holding dead batteries.
            Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.
              Error, no keyboard - press F1 to continue.
             There's too much blood in my caffeine system.
          Artificial Intelligence usually beats real stupidity.
        Learn from your parents' mistakes - use birth control!
       Hard work has a future payoff. Laziness pays off now.
      Friends help you move. Real friends help you move bodies.
         I won't rise to the occasion, but I'll slide over to it.
          Ever notice how fast Windows runs? Neither did I.
              Double your drive space - delete Windows!
              What is a "free" gift? Aren't all gifts free?
              If ignorance is bliss, you must be orgasmic.
          "Very funny, Scotty. Now beam down my clothes."
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.
           Consciousness: that annoying time between naps.
             I used to have a handle on life, then it broke.
         Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.
       I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.
      Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
                The gene pool could use a little chlorine.
                When there's a will, I want to be in it.
         Okay, who put a "stop payment" on my reality check?
           Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.
              I'm as confused as a baby in a topless bar.
      We have enough youth, how about a fountain of SMART?
           All generalizations are false, including this one.
         Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
       C program run. C program crash. C programmer quit.
                  "Criminal Lawyer" is a redundancy.
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                EDITOR’ CORNER - RICK ELMORE
                       S

                                                   m
                                         course I’ doing my usual last
                                         minute editing and writing this at
                                         1am Friday so I can get the
                                         newsletter to the copier in the
                                         morning. Some day I might actu-
                                         ally get better at budgeting my
                                         time… Ahh, who am I kidding, I
                                         guess this is just the way it is. :-)

                                         I must be doing something right
                                         though since I won ‘    Best News-
                                         letter’ in the district at the rally.
                                         That being said, I guess it’        s
                                         timer to let someone else share
                                         in the glory, right? So, if you are
                                         the adventurous, outgoing, PC
                                         literate type who doesn’ mindt
                                         spending a few hours each
                                         month creating a newsletter, give
                    s
Hello Friends. It’ been quite                           m
                                         me a ring. I’ willing to share
some time since I found the              the wealth and hand over the
                           s
space to include an Editor’ page                                 ve
                                         reigns to someone. I’ been do-
                       m
in the newsletter so I’ kind of          ing it over 3 years now and
rusty. Speaking of rusty, you                 s
                                         that’ probably long enough.
     t
can’ tell in Black and White, but
the picture above shows some of                    Rick, Joyce and the girls
the rust colored rocks in Zion
park in Utah. Very pretty!               "A human being should be able to
                                         change a diaper, plan an invasion,
If you’ read the other articles
        ve                               butcher a hog, design a building,
before mine, you already know            write a sonnet, set a bone, comfort
about the Region Rally and some          the dying, take orders, give or-
of the District Rally stuff so I         ders, solve equations, pitch ma-
won’ bore you with more details
     t                                   nure, program a computer, cook a
other than to say it’ been a heck
                     s                   tasty meal, fight efficiently and
of a month. I needed to get back         die gallantly. Specialization is for
to work just to be able to relax         insects."
and get my energy back. Of                       Robert A. Heinlein, Author

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Chapter Store Items - Rae & Carmen 679-8345
        We have the following items in our chapter store!
 GWRRA Patches
           10” Back Patch                            $ 9.00
           10” Back Patch (Black/Gold)               $12.00
           4” Pocket Patch                           $ 4.00
           4” Pocket Patch (Black/Gold)              $ 5.00
           F’
 Chapter ‘ pins (NEW)                                $ 4.00
 District Pins (NEW)                                 $ 4.00
 GWRRA Earrings                                      $ 7.00
 Flag Hats (limited quantities)                      $ 8.00
 Visit a Chapter Header                              $ 5.00
 Visit a Chapter Hanger (CA1F )                      $ 2.00
 Flag and Eagle Patches                              $ 6.00
 4 x 6 Map                                           $ 7.00
 Upper and Lower Rockers (CA1F and San Diego, CA)    $10.00/Set
 1 x 3 Gold Name Badges                              $10.00/Ea.
 Vest Clips                                          $10.00
 MSF Practice Guide                                  $ 1.00

 Blue Denim Vest with Red Yoke
 embroidered with CA1F Logo                          $35.00




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HUNTINGTON BEACH HONDA




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            UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES

                A very Happy Birthday to:

Sep    04   Crystal Rush
       10   Anita Alkire
       11   Bob Taylor
       12   Jerry Meskill
       15   Dan Sherwin
       19   Kathy Low
       26   Bill Eden
       27   Jim Zabler
       29   ‘Max’ Maxwell
Oct    02   Don Cone
       04   Debra Goedecke
       07   Mike Solina
       11   Paula Dominicak
       13   Debbie Mahan
       15   Max Delong
       16   Joyce Elmore
       16   Dave Craig
       27   Joy Brent
       28   Donna Read
       29   Bobbie Hart


            And many Happy Anniversaries to:


      No Anniversaries in Sep and Oct???




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                        UPCOMING RIDES/EVENTS

September
9/2 Pie Ride - Farrell's Ice Cream (Mira Mesa) Wal-Mart, 7PM
9/3-5 California District Rally - Bakersfield, CA
9/9 Pie Ride - Coco's (Poway) Wal-Mart, 7PM
9/9-11 Colorado District Rally, Montrose, CO
9/11 CA-1F Chapter Meeting - 8AM, Sizzler, off of Aero Drive
9/11 CA-2W Kick Off and Dam Run, Redding, CA
9/12 Visit Chapter CA-1Q (Buena Park) McD's Escondido, 6AM
9/16 Pie Ride - Bob's Big Boy (San Marcos) Wal-Mart, 7PM
                                           s
9/18 Poway Days Parade - Meet at McD’ Penasquitos, 8AM
9/19 CA-1F Ride to Campo Train Museum Wal-Mart, 8AM Train departs
@ 11:00 A.M. Cost $10.00 for the 1-1/2 hour train ride to Miller Creek
9/23 Pie Ride - Appleby's (El Cajon), Wal-Mart, 7PM
9/24-26 CA-1F Chapter Camp-Out!! Location & Time TBA -- depart
Fri PM & return Sun PM
9/28 Visit Chapter CA-1N (Carlsbad), McD's Escondido, 630PM
9/30 TBD, Wal-Mart, 7PM

October
10/2 CA-1A Ride, Lancaster Depart McD's Escondido, 7AM
10/3 Visit Chapters CA-1I (Covina) & CA-1R (Irvine) McD's Escondido,
6AM -- two teams!!
                           s
10/7 Pie Ride - Rocky Cola’ Temecula, Wal-Mart, 7PM
10/9 CA-2Q - Wingo, Pleasanton, CA
10/9 CA-1F Chapter Meeting, 8AM, Sizzler, off of Aero Drive
10/10 CA-1F Fun Run Prep Party Carmen & Rae Cimicato's home, 1PM
10/14 Pie Ride - Hamburger Factory (Poway), Wal-Mart, 7PM
10/16 CA-1Z Ride, Temecula McD's, Escondido, 8AM
10/17 CA-1F Ride, Buffy's brunch, Ortega Hwy, & Miniature Golf, McD's
Escondido, 9AM
                         s
10/21 Pie Ride - Paezano’ Lakeside, Wal-Mart, 7PM
10/23 CA-1F Fun Run!!
10/24 CA-1F Ice Cream Social, Jim & Carole Wadell's home, 2PM
                                s,
10/28 Pie Ride - Marie Calendar’ Coronado Wal-Mart, 7PM
10/29-31 CA-1B Laughlin Ride McD's Escondido, 630PM
Optional - Ride to Grand Canyon, return on Monday 11/1

        s                 t
 Editor’ note: If you don’ see the kinds of activities you are interested in,
 please contact any member of the staff and let them know. This is your chapter
                t                            t
 and if we don’ know what you like, we can’ plan those types of events.

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CA2W - DAM POKER RUN, SEP. 11TH




               30
CA1A - PORKER POKER RUN, OCT. 2ND




                31
CA1Z - EIGHTBALL RUN, OCT. 16TH




               32
CA1Z - EIGHTBALL RUN, OCT. 16TH




               33
CA1F - HALLOWEEN FUN RUN, OCT. 23RD




                 34
CA1B - LAUGHLIN RUN, OCT. 30 & 31




                35
CA1V - NUMB BUNS RUN




         36
                     PHOTO ALBUM - CRATER LAKE




Carmen and Rae spent the night with us in this little rustic cabin outside Crater
Lake. By rustic, I mean no TV or phone. Notice the Valkyrie sitting in the garage




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     other member, please be sure to give them credit by asking them for their membership number to include on the form.
     GWRRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to safe riding whose motto is “Friends for fun safety and knowledge”.




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                                       CHAPTER ‘F’  MEETS ON THE 2ND SATURDAY OF THE
                                       MONTH AT 8:30 AM AT SIZZLER, 3755 Murphy Canyon
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