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  "Friends   for Fun, Safety & Knowledge"


                            DECEMBER 2011
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Director of GWRRA               Region D Director            District Director                   Asst. District Director
  Mike Stiger                       Roger &Penny Hurley        Robert G. & Angela Williams            Pam and Steve Detwiler
  21423 N. 11th Ave.,           .                   .                8701 S.R. 43                     5041 Cline Rd.
  Phoenix, Az. 85027                                                  Streetsboro, Ohio 44241               Kent,Ohio      44240
623 581 2500                         937 698 4443                    330 968 6386 (H)                         330 608 5771
                                                                          330 802 2429     (C)                         

                                     CHAPTER “M” STAFF
                                    BUCKEYE TRAVELERS

                   CHAPTER DIRECTOR                            ASSISTANT CHAPTER DIRECTORS
                   Roy & Becky Jones                           Dave & Norma Garchar
                     330-549-3438                                 330-755-5802

                                                  Leora Greathouse

       TREASURER                                        HISTORIANS
      Jill Brincko                                   Becky & Roy Jones
      330-793-2169                                     330-549-3438             

        SECRETARY                                   A.M.A                                  RIDE COORDINATORS
     Jill & Boots Brincko                     Bill & Linda English
        330-793-2169                           330-799-8603         

       NEWSLETTER                              M.A. COORDINATOR                          SUNSHINE PAL
   Bobbie & Bill Chalk y                                                                   Bobbie & Bill Chalky
330-758-7075 or 502-6044                                                                    330-758-7075                                                            
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                           CHAPTER “M” STAFF
                          BUCKEYE TRAVELERS

     Bill & Bobbie Chalky                                                    Dave & Norma Garchar
        330-758-7075                                                              330-755- 5802
                                    visit our chapter m website at:

   PUBLIC RELATIONS                  PHOTOGRAPHER                     FIRST AID/CPR DIRECTOR

    Bobbie Chalky                         Bill Wilson                           Bill & Linda English
    330-502-6044                          330-507-3552                                330-799-8603

            CHAPTER M

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                     DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
   GWRRA                                         DECEMBER 2011
                                     Meeting held the 4th Saturday of each month
                                                                                   "Friends for Fun, Safety
                                                                                        & Knowledge"
                                      Yankee Kitchen Restaurant 6635 Market St.
                                         Boardman, Ohio 330-726-1300

                                            YOUR CD’S ROY & BECKY

        The Holidays are approaching fast and our annual Christmas party is right around the corner,
cost for each person is $10.00 for members $17.00 for nonmembers. Please send in your reservation as
soon as possible so that we can get an accurate count for the restaurant. The party this year will be
held at the Covered Bridge in Newton Falls on December 10 from 6-10 pm. Come and join in the fun.
  Well I guess winter is around the corner, we’ve already had a skiff of snow and Indian summer has
come and gone so it’s time to think of winter riding. Aside from the obvious fact, that if there is a
chance of ice on the road, you shouldn’t ride at all. While the Goldwing runs about the same in cold
weather as it does in warm weather, at least the GL1800 does, the same can’t be said about the rider
& co-rider. Both parties need to dress according to the weather. The best way to dress is in layers with
a windproof layer on the outside. Ski or snowmobile clothes are a good choice. If nothing else is avail-
able, frog togs make a good windbreaker.
    It’s also time to get our Goldwing’s ready for winter. How much you do to winterize your bike de-
pends on whether you will ride on warm winter days or if you stop riding till spring. If you ride in the
winter as conditions permit, you can just put the bike on a battery tender. Now I prefer to start mine
every couple of weeks and bring it up to operating temp. Rule of thumb here is to remember that your
bike is running and remember to turn it off. I’m sure I’m not the only one to get busy doing something
else and not remember that the bike is running for way to long. As always check tire pressure before
         If you don’t plan on riding in the winter and are putting your motorcycle up until spring, then
the bike should be totally winterized. At the very least change the oil if you have more than a couple
thousand miles on it then bring the engine up to temperature, and connect it to a battery tender till
warmer weather. Honda recommends pulling the plugs out and squirting oil into the cylinders, replace
the plugs and turn the engine over briefly before replacing the wires. This should take care of your en-
gine until riding season returns. It’s also a good idea to clean the motorcycle of all dirt and rust espe-
cially around the wheels. This will insure that you start out next year with a good looking bike.
        It is now time to turn in total mileage for the year. I have several riders who have turned in their
mileage and need the rest so that I can determine who has ridden the furthest this year. There will be a
prize for the winner of this year’s total mileage. So get your mileage in and let’s find out who rode the
most miles for 2011. Also a reminder-If you have not given me your mileage for riding to a GW rally,
please get it to me soon so that I can make sure that you receive your rider bucks.
        Have a fun and safe Holiday season, for those of you who will continue to ride. Enjoy your-
selves and as always ride safe.
        Roy and Becky
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                                           Come Ride With Us
        We didn’t have a scheduled ride for this month but we did have our usual dinner ride, pizza night,
and monthly breakfast. Dinner ride was to O’Charley’s in Niles on the first which also happens to be
Mom’s birthday, we surprised Mom with a birthday cake and made her blow out candles and make a
wish. I hope she wished for many more birthdays.
        We had a great turnout for breakfast at the Yankee Kitchen on the 5 . Nine of us met, had
breakfast and had some fun first thing in the morning. Later that day which turned out to be beautiful, four
of us took a ride to Chapter I’s Road Kill Stew and auction. Road Kill stew is always delicious and it is always a
good time.

        Even though riding season is technically over now we will still be getting together regularly to do
things, have fun and just be together. Some of the fun things coming up are the annual Christmas party which
will be held in Newton Falls at the Covered Bridge restaurant. I am definitely looking forward to that and then
the annual New Year’s Day ride. That’s always fun especially when we can take the bikes and blow everyone’s
mind that we are riding on New Year’s day. I just love watching their expressions.

        Recently I was reading an article on happiness. The article stated that you are responsible for your
own happiness. The author was right; each of us is responsible for our own happiness. So I can’t help but
wonder what makes each of you happy? I’m happy when I’m running, or when we all get together and the
fun and laughter overwhelm everybody and you just laugh until your sides hurt. GW makes me happy most of
the time. So because of this, I want to wish each of you a Happy Every day, not just a Happy Merry Christmas,
or a Happy Thanksgiving, A happy New year, I hope all of your holidays are wonderful, but mostly I want to
wish each and every one of you a happy every day. And come ride with us, that too can make you happy, be-
cause I just know that we will do something sometime this year that will make you happy.

       A quick reminder-please think up a ride and get it into us so that we can do next year’s ride schedule.
If we don’t get your idea we don’t know where you want to go.

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                          Thanks everyone:
                          I want to thank everyone who helped me celebrate
                          my birthday this year.

                          I got so many cards and good wishes and even a

                          It is so nice to have such a GREAT FAMILY.

                          Thanks again. MOM

                          JOKE OF THE DAY

A woman was trying hard to get the ketchup to come out of the bottle. During her
struggle the phone rang so she asked her four-year-old daughter to answer the phone.
"It's the minister, Mommy," the child said to her mother. Then she added, "Mommy
can't come to the phone right now. She's hitting the bottle."

                         QUOTE OF THE DAY
 Those who start with too little money are more likely to succeed than
 those who start with too much. Energy and imagination are the spring-
 boards to wealth creation.
                                                                     - Brian Tracy
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             Motorcycle Safety Tips: Avoid Accidents
For many experienced motorcycle riders and enthusiasts, safety is a priority. Most bikers know that riding a motor-
cycle is more dangerous than driving a car. When motorcycle accidents do occur, the consequences can be very se-
vere. According to the federal government, per mile traveled in 2006, there were 35 times more deaths from motor-
cycle accidents than from car accidents. Emergency room personnel often refer to motorcycles as "donor mobiles."
The best way to avoid becoming the next motorcycle statistic is to pay serious attention to safety. Many motorcycle
accidents can be avoided by constant vigilance and education about the safest way to ride. Here are some of the
most important safety tips to keep you riding on the road for many years to come.
Wear a helmet. Evidence overwhelmingly suggests that wearing a motorcycle helmet significantly reduces the inci-
dence of head injuries in accidents. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for every 100
motorcyclists killed in a crash while not wearing a helmet, 37 would have survived if they had been wearing a hel-
met. And that doesn't even count the enormous reduction in non-fatal injuries achieved by helmets. Make sure your
helmet meets Department of Transportation standards and have one available for passengers. And keep in mind that
in many states its illegal to ride without a helmet. (To learn about helmet laws, see Nolos article Motorcycle Helmet
Laws and Recovery for Injuries.)
Get a motorcycle license. Most states require that bikers get a special motorcycle license in order to ride on the
roads. Usually, riders must pass a knowledge test and a skills test. Some states require bikers to also take a motor-
cycle safety course. Going through these hoops pays off when it comes to safety. In 2001, more than one quarter of
all motorcyclists killed in crashes did not have a proper motorcycle license.
Get professional training. Motorcycle riders who are self-taught or taught by friends account for more than 90
percent of bikers involved in motorcycle accidents. Getting professional training in motorcycle riding could save
your life.
Dont drink and ride. About half of the accidents involving a single motorcycle are caused by speeding or alcohol
use --usually these go hand in hand. Not only is it against the law to drink and ride a motorcycle, its extremely dan-
Wear protective clothing. Protect yourself by wearing goggles or sunglasses, a jacket, full- fingered gloves, long
pants, and boots. Your clothing should be made of abrasion-resistant material, such as leather, and fit close to the
body. Loose clothing can impair your vision. Choose bright colors so that other motorists can see you.

Maintain your bike. Making sure your motorcycle is in excellent running condition is of the utmost importance to
safety. And don't confine your maintenance to the engine and brakes. Frequently check your tires, headlamps, turn
signals and other gear.
Don't share lanes. Cars don't expect to be sharing a lane with other vehicles. Drivers tend to look for cars in other
lanes, and often wont notice a motorcycle sharing a lane with them. Motorists might make a quick lane change or
drift to one side, with serious consequences to the motorcycle rider. (To learn more about sharing lanes, see Nolos
article Motorcycle Accidents: Lane Splitting.)
Know your skill level. Know your skills, and ride accordingly. Riding on the road is not the time to test your ex-
pertise or to overestimate your ability.
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 Learn about the common causes of motorcycle accidents. Knowledge is your friend. Learn about the
 most common situations that lead to motorcycle accidents. Think of ways you could avoid those acci-
 dents, take note when those situations might occur, and when you are in those situations, take extra
 care. (To learn about the common causes of motorcycle accidents, see Nolos article Motorcycle Acci-
 dents: Common Causes.)
 Avoid road hazards. Road hazards, including debris in the road or slick conditions, are more dangerous
 for motorcycles than for cars and can lead to severe injuries. Some conditions that are dangerous to bik-
 ers are not readily known. Take the time to learn about the many road dangers and learn how to handle
 your bike safely when presented with those hazards. (To learn about common road hazards and how to
 avoid them, see Nolos article Motorcycle Accidents: Road Hazards.)
 If you are in a motorcycle accident and wish to recover for your injuries or other losses, consider con-
 sulting with an attorney for advice or representation. For help on choosing a good personal injury attor-
 ney, read Nolo's article Finding a Personal Injury Lawyer. You can go to Nolo's Lawyer Directory for a
 list of personal injury attorneys in your geographical area (click on the "Types of Cases" and "Work
 History" tabs to learn about a particular lawyer's experience, if any, with motorcycle accident claims).
 by: Kathleen Michon, J.D.

                         Crash Card: Every helmet should have one

There's no bigger favour you can do a paramedic – and hence yourself in the event of a crash – than keeping
a Crash Card in your helmet. How do we know? Because it's the idea of the motorcyclists within the ambu-
lance service itself.
The Crash Card is a simple business-card-sized note you store inside the padding of your helmet which gives
attending paramedics useful and at times vital info without delay.
An accompanying green dot sticker you put on the outside of your helmet alerts them to the presence of a
card. There's advice for riders who find themselves first on the scene of an accident involving riders too. It's
the brainchild of the Ambulance Motorcycle Club CRASH Card, free and has the support of the Highways
Agency, the National Police Bikesafe team and the IAM.
You can get yours from numerous locations across the UK and thanks to the allied Rider Alert scheme in the
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                      VEST .AWARD WAS GIVEN TO RON SAVICH


1 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup poppy seeds
2 tablespoons plain yogurt
1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder


In a medium bowl, cream the shortening and sugar together until fluffy. Stir in the egg, poppy seeds, yogurt and orange
zest. Sift the flour and baking powder together; mix into the creamed mixture. Divide dough into 3 portions, wrap in
plastic, and chill overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Cut dough logs into 1/4 inch slices. Place circles onto an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the
preheated oven. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

Cut the dough log into 1/4 inch slices and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes or
until lightly browned. Remove from pan immediately to cooling racks.
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                   DECEMBER RIDE SCHEDULE

1   Chapter I-2 Gathering 5:30pm Sunrise Restaurant, Warren, OH
3   Breakfast 10:00am Yankee Kitchen
10  Christmas Party with I-2 Cover Bridge Flyer in newsletter
    Chapter D Gathering 7:00pm Hambden Township Hall, Chardon, OH
6th Dinner Ride - Meet at Big Family 6:30pm 30 N State St, Girard, OH
14 Chapter T Gathering 6:00pm Lindsay Amber Restaurant, Akron, OH
19 Chapter L-2 Gathering 6:30pm Shoney's Dover, OH
21 Pizza Ride -Meet there 6:30- Sunrise Inn Express, 5205 Mahoning Ave,
    Austintown, OH
                                     330-793-1000 (D89-91)
28 Chapter Z Gathering 7:00pm Perry Family Restaurant, Painesville, OH

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Manger                      Shepards
Bethelhem                  Elves
Presents                    Snow
Cards                       Gifts
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