GWRRA Chapter I
Chapter I Wings on the Go
Volume 1, Issue 5 Friends for Fun, Safety and Knowledge July 2012
Dan Scott & Cheryl Kleymann
Chapter Director Wow! What a month Cheryl and I had. I did manage to bring home a trophy.
Dick & Brenda McDonald First I would like to say Welcome to Many thanks to all the folks from the
our New Members Sparkey & Denise First Baptist Church in Beggs for
John & Jody Carr Mullins and to Donnie Smith and making us feel so welcome.
Melodee Haight. Even though the July has started off with a bang! I
Treasurer Mullins won't be riding with us much sincerely hope everyone was safe and
it's still an honor to have the two of still have all your fingers. On July 1st,
Ride Coordinator them in our Family. Donnie and my lovely Ms. Cheryl & I loaded up
Melodee went on a Friday night ride to and headed to Ft. Wayne Indiana for
Sunshine Reporter & Scrapbook the Hammett house in Claremore. we Wing Ding 34. Because of Cheryl's
Chris Horton got to know each other pretty well. I work schedule, she had to make the tip
Webmaster think they will be a good fit for our via American Airlines, but she was
Chapter! there just the same. I had a riding
Joanna Wells We have been having some really good buddy from Chapter E this year.
Photographer rides. It's been a little hot but some of
us are trying to ride in spite of the heat.
Inside this It's not bad if you remember to take
issue: frequent breaks and drink plenty of
water. Also when you do stop,
Director’s Corner 1
remember try to get inside under the
Membership air conditioning. Cool vests and cool
Enhancement neck rags help also. At June's planning
Editor’s Corner meeting we had seven in attendance.
We rode to Muskogee, Springdale,
Educator’s Claremore, Stroud and Drumright. In
Corner all, Chapter I had 29 Members attend Dennis & I stopped by the world
our rides. We also had 23 Chapter famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Members attend and or helped out with If you've never stood on the finish line
Wing Ding 6 Renegades Bike show and cookout. let me tell you it's something else! We
Eric, Brenda, John Metcalf and myself had a grand tour of the entire place, the
History of the
8 rode to Muskogee to attend their June winners circle, the finish line, the
Gathering. Bill & Donna Shenberger, crows nest, and the media center. You
Sunshine 9 Cheryl's daughter Kaiti, Cheryl and name it we saw it. It's amazing how
myself visited Chapters E & P in June. small those cars really are. I did take
Calendar 10 Eric Jones and myself attended the several pictures. I'm sure Eric will be
Beggs Car & Bike show on June 16th.
(Continued on page 2)
Classified Ads 13 We did our best to represent Chapter I.
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Director’s Corner (Continued from page 1) proud of you! and some six hundred and fifty
putting them in the Newsletter. I One can only take so much of the miles we made it home. I must say
have seen the winners trophy on vendors, right? Thursday, myself this was a trip I won't forget for
TV. The one that spins around. It's along with Cheryl, Donna, Mattie, years to come. We saw sites from
much more beautiful in person. four different States. Cheryl and I
Anna, Eason, Bill, Rochelle and
This thing is three feet tall and Tim all from Chapter E, decided to went on our first buggy ride with
made of silver! What a sight! The take in some scenery. We headed the Amish. This is what being a
tour took about three hours. It was North into Michigan and then part of the Goldwing Road Riders
time well spent. down to Ohio. We rode some 200 Association is all about, Friends,
During opening ceremonies at miles before the day was over and Fun, Safety and Knowledge.
Wing Ding, Our very own Ms. saw two more States. Keep riding my Friends, and most
Cheryl was honored as the 2011 of all, be safe and keep having
On Saturday after the closing
International Recruiter of the Year. ceremony, Dennis and I headed for Fun!
Way to go Cheryl! I am very home. After about fifteen hours Dan
Membership Enhancement by Dan Scott
This is a first for Chapter I! This is a report on the Membership that comes to me from our National Office
in Phoenix. I will be reporting not only at our monthly gatherings but in the Newsletter each month. I will
be giving a report of the New Members and the Members whose Membership is on the Expiring list. The
only names that will be announced are the New Members so as not to embarrass anyone.
New Members for May were . . . Barron Sproles from Bixby and Floyd & June Boggs from Sapulpa.
New Members for June were . . . Sparky & Denise Mullins from Wagoner.
From the Expiring list we had six in May. All six renewed their Membership. From the June list, we had
twelve Members on the Renewal list with all twelve Renewing. Now keep in mind that we may never see
all of these Members. Some merely are Members of GWRRA and do not want to be affiliated with a
Chapter. Some just want to be Members of the association
for the benefits that it offers, and really don't like riding
with groups and that is their choice. As much as I would
like to see every Member on the ARL list that is assigned
to Chapter I participate, that is simply not going to
So, if and when you guys run into a Goldwing rider or any
motorcycle rider for that matter, ask them if they are
Members of GWRRA. Then invite them to come have
Fun with us! It's really that easy. If the Membership
Enhancement is a position that you think you might be
interested in, come talk to me.
Until next month, keep having Fun and be safe!
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Editor’s Corner by Eric Jones
At the first of the month, Fort fellowship.
Wayne Indiana became the focus Recently, Brenda and I joined Dan
of the GWRRA world. Members for a trip to Drumright where we
from every chapter in the world enjoyed a sumptuous steak dinner.
converged on Fort Wayne. Did we ride our wings?? No, it
These members participated in was too blasted hot! Instead, we all
training courses, seminars, rode over and back in the air
contests and parades. Many bought conditioned comfort of our car.
new bling for their rides and We still enjoyed each other’s
themselves. company, and we still got to enjoy
Our own Cheryl Kleymann was a great steak dinner. So, if you are
honored as the 2011 recruiter of letting the heat rule your life, you
the year and presented with a are missing the fun.
plaque. On page 8 of this newsletter, you
Many took rides of the Eric Jones - will find a history of the beginning
surrounding area and saw sights Your Newsletter Editor of the motorcycle. When I recently
such as Lake Erie that they might attended GWRRA Enhanced Trike
never had the opportunity to see. Course in Louisiana, I was given a
Our own Director, Dan Scott and We might not have been able to copy of this as part of the training
Cheryl Kleymann visited assemble in Fort Wayne to package. The material was actually
Michigan, and Ohio so they could celebrate our Gold Wing written by a bike rider named
add those states to their map. ownership. Dave Tharp and you can find it
But, thankfully, those brave men posted on the Internet. My thanks
But, did you ever stop to think
and women did stand up to the to Dave for putting this
what might have been if 236 years
British and eventually prevailed. information together for our
ago a group of brave patriots had
not written The Declaration of Since that time, hundreds of
Independence? What if no one had thousands of soldiers have stood I hope to see you at our next ride,
the courage to stand up to the up to oppression whenever it or if you can’t make the rides, at
British and refuse to be ruled by threatened our freedoms. our next gathering. Until then—
them? Ride Safe, and Arrive Alive
So, while you were celebrating
Our lives could have been very Wing Ding, or watching fireworks,
different indeed. The basic I hope that you all remembered
freedoms that we have today, why we were celebrating and gave
guaranteed by The Constitution, thanks for the sacrifices that those
might never have been. before us have made.
We might have been told that we This month, with the heat like it
had to worship at a particular has been, our rides have been a
church. We might have been taxed little thin. But, please remember
with no vote on who ruled in our that although it may be too hot to
government. We might have been ride, you can still show up in the
subject to search and seizure at any air conditioned comfort of your
time for any reason. automobile and enjoy the trip and
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Educator’s Corner By John Carr
Lower Gear or Brakes? overheating is a major concern
from a safety point of view.
(When turning or going down a
An interesting question was asked
If you have a long, descending,
curving highway merge ramp, do
you use a lower gear to provide
some engine braking if you have to
let off the throttle, or do you use a
higher gear and use your brakes in
the curve if you encounter slower Your brakes work by converting
traffic, trucks, etc.? kinetic energy (movement) to heat.
In the process the brakes can get
Most experienced riders will VERY HOT as they can only
nearly always opt to use a lower dissipate so much of that heat
John and Jody Carr
gear whenever they are about to quickly. When brakes overheat
enter an off- ramp or when dealing they lose efficiency. In other
with a meaningfully sharp turn. To prevent temporary overheating words, it takes more braking effort
This keeps you in your power/ of those brakes. for hot brakes to scrub a given
braking/traction triangle to deal amount of speed than it does for
with the unexpected. If you do mostly touring (long cooler brakes. Further, if that
distance, high-speed highway overheating gets severe enough it
But the question was really more riding), you should have little
about brakes than about gearing. will no longer be a temporary loss
concern about premature brake of efficiency as they can bake and
On a long downhill you want to wear as you use your brakes glaze into surfaces that are
use engine braking whenever infrequently compared to miles permanently less efficient at doing
possible for two reasons: traveled. their job.
To prevent premature brake wear. On the other hand, temporary
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This past month, Mark Boatmun event will be, Joanna will only say,
and Joanna Wells took a Colorado “Sometime next year, probably in
vacation on Mark’s GL1500. Little the fall.”
did Joanna know that this was a Hmm, maybe they will get hitched
little more than a vacation. at the 2013 Oklahoma
On top of Pike’s Peak, Mark asked Convention???
Joanna to marry him, and she said Congratulations Mark and Joanna.
When asked when the blessed
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Photos from Wing Ding
Dan Scott submitted the photos on the next couple of pages. He took these on the way to and from Wing
Ding this year. If you took any photos on your Wing Ding trip, please send them to me and I will post them
in future newsletters.
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Photos from Wing Ding
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A Brief History of the Motorcycle By Dave Tharp
“Who invented the first motorcycle?” It seems like a simple question, but the answer is a bit complicated.
Motorcycles are descended from the “safety” bicycle, bicycles with front and rear wheels of the same size,
with a pedal crank mechanism to drive the rear wheel. Those bicycles, in turn were descended from high-
wheel bicycles. The high-wheelers were descended from an early type of push-bike, without pedals,
propelled by the rider’s feet pushing against the ground. These appeared around 1800, used iron-banded
wagon wheels, and were called “bone-crushers”, both for their jarring ride and their tendency to toss their
Gottlieb Daimler (who later teamed up with Karl Benz to for the Daimler-Benz Corporation) is credited
with building the first motorcycle in 1885, one wheel in front and
one in the back, although it had a smaller spring-loaded outrigger
wheel on each side. It was constructed motley of wood, with the
wheels being of the iron-banded wooden spoked wagon type,
definitely a bone-crusher chassis.
It was indeed powered by a single-cylinder Otto-cycle engine,
and may have had a spray type carburetor. (Daimlers assistant,
Wilhelm Maybach was working on the invention of the spray
carburetor at the time).
If one counts two wheels with steam propulsion as being a
motorcycle then the first one may have been American. Once
Daimlers wooden Framed “Bone Crusher”
such machine was
demonstrated at fairs and circuses in the eastern US in 1867, built
by one Sylvester Howard Roper of Roxbury, Massachusetts.
There is an existing example of a roper machine, dated 1869. It’s
powered by a charcoal-fired two-cylinder engine, whose
connecting rods directly drive a crank on the rear wheel. This
machine predated the invention of the safety bike by many years,
so its chassis is also based on the bone-crusher bike.
Most of the development during the earliest of eras concentrated
on three and four-wheel designs, since it was complex enough to
Roper’s 1869 Steam Cycle get the machines
having to worry about them falling over. The next really notable
two-wheeler was the Millet of 1892. It used a 5-cylinder engine
built as the hub of its rear wheel. The cylinders rotated with the
wheel, and its crankshaft constituted the rear axle.
The first really successful production two-wheeler though , was
the Hildebrand & Wolfmueller, patented in Munich in 1894. It
had a step through frame, with its fuel tank mounted on the down
tube. The engine was a parallel-twin, mounted low on the frame,
with its cylinders going fore-and-aft. The connecting rods 1892 5-Cylinder Millet
connected directly to a crank on the rear axle, and instead of
using heavy flywheels for energy storage between cylinder firing, it used a pair if stout elastic bands, one on
each side outboard of the cylinder, to help out on the compression stokes. It was water-cooled and had a
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A Brief History of the Motorcycle
water tank/radiator built into the top of the rear fender.
In 1895, the French firm of DeDion-Buton built an engine that was to make the mass production and
common use of motorcycles possible. It was a small, light, high revving four stroke single, and used
battery-and-coil ignition, doing away with the troublesome hot-tube. Bore and stroke figures of 50mm by
70mm gave a displacement of 138cc. A total loss lubrication system was employed to drip oil into the
crankcase through a metering valve, which then sloshed around to lubricate and cool components before
dumping it on the ground via a breather. DeDion-Buton used this
1/2 horsepower power plant in road going trikes, but the engine
was copied and used by everybody, including Indian and Harley-
Davidson in the US.
Although a gentleman named Pennington built some machines
around 1895 (its uncertain whether uncertain whether any of
them actually ran)., the first US production motorcycle was the
Orient-Aster, built by the Metz Company in Waltham,
Massachusetts in 1898 It used an Aster engine that was a
French –built copy of the DeDion-Buton, and predated Indian
(1902) by three years, and Harley Davidson (1902) by four. 1895 Orient Aster
Sunshine Lady Bug By Donna Shenberger
Hello again, Sunshine lady Bug Birthday
reporting here. Another month has
passed and we are in the heart of John Cato July 5
summer. Picnics, swimming, Tonya Clymer July 28
fishing, not to mention bike rides.
Life is Good. We are able to do
just about anything that our little Dale & Jeannie Smith July 1
hearts desires. Yes we can, but, John & Jody Carr July 31
everything good comes with a
Donna/Matt Caldwell July 30
Well that about does it for this
July is a special month because,
time around, Till next month have
we celebrate our much earned
a safe ride, and enjoy the summer
independence. Which we would
not have at all, had it not been for
the brave men and women of our Sunshine Lady Bug,
military. They gave their all for Donna Shenberger
our country, and we need to take a THANK THEM.
moment and reflect all that they
This months Birthdays and
did give and have given to us.
Anniversaries are as follows-
Let us all be grateful for their
sacrifice. Without them we would
not be FREE, and I for one
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Chapter I dates are highlighted in red. Rides will leave
from the old Doc’s Apple Mart parking lot in Bixby
located at 211 N Cabaniss Ave at the time listed.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 Chapter L 3 Chapter G 4 5 6 7
Gathering Gathering Wing Ding XXXIV
8 9 Chapter P 10 7pm 11 12 Chapter K 13 14 9:00 AM
Gathering Chapter I Gathering Route 66
Planning Chapter M Interpretive
Meeting Gathering Center @
Chapter E Chandler
Gathering Chapter X
15 1:30 PM 16 17 Chapter 18 19 Chapter J 20 7:00 PM 21
Sirloin N Gathering Gathering Scoops &
Stockade - Grinds -
22 1:30 PM 23 Chapter I 24 Chapter B 25 26 5:00 27 5:00 28
Sam & Gathering - Gathering Chapter H - Pizza Port -
Ellas - East China McAlester Taylor's
Tahlequah Buffet in Ferry
29 1:30 PM 30 31
Cafe - Pryor
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August Chapter I dates are highlighted in red. Rides will leave
from the old Doc’s Apple Mart parking lot in Bixby
located at 211 N Cabaniss Ave at the time listed.
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3 7:00 PM 4
Kari Okie's -
5 1:30 PM 6 7:00 PM 7 8 9 10 7:00 PM 11
Whitehorn Chapter I Orange
Cove Planning Leaf - 101st
Restaurant - Meeting at & Mingo Meet
Wagoner Stonemill at Orange
BBQ - BA Leaf
12 11:30 AM 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
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Chapter I Award Winning Cap
While Cheryl and Dan were in Branson attending the
Missouri District Convention, they decided to put the
Chapter I cap in the competition. They did not expect
to even place, because there were already some nice
caps entered from other chapters. During Friday
nights ceremonies the District Directors were giving
out the awards for all the winners in the shirt,
windshield cover the banner, scrapbook and of the
caps competition. Dan and Cheryl were very
surprised and very pleased when they announced
Oklahoma Chapter I had won the cap competition!
So you just never know what the judges are looking
for, never sell yourself short!
Just thought all of you would like to know, we are
now wearing an award winning cap!
The Oklahoma Train Depot Tour of 2012
Sponsored by GWRRA OK-B and Shawnee Honda
Entry packets can be purchased in the Accounting Office at
You are invited to participate in this fun opportunity to see our great
state and view some of the history of Oklahoma. Contest details and
entry packets are available at Shawnee Honda, 99 West Interstate
Parkway, Shawnee, OK. The deadline for all entries is December 31,
2012. For questions, call Johnie Fredman (405-397-3850) or e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or Susan Carter (405-275-2388) or e-mail:
Please put “Depot Tour” in the subject line. Cash prizes will be awarded
in several categories. The entry fee is only $10 per participant. So grab
your camera and join in on the fun!
Oklahoma Chapter E
“Bug Gut Run”
Saturday, August 18th, 2012
Meet @ the Warehouse Market in Sand Springs (on Hwy. 97 @ Hwy. 412)
Line up starts at 7:00 PM—Leave at 9:00 PM
Ride to Mexico Joe’s in Stillwater
Targets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
100 % Payout--will pay at least three places depending on the amount available
Note: Chapters not meeting in Sand Springs will determine a gathering place and time to meet.
Targets will be emailed to you. Please ride no more than 60 miles with targets on your bikes.
Contact: Mike Ewing – 918-447-7709 or 918-638-5409 if you have questions.
For Fun, Safety and Knowledge
"Celebrating our Freedom"
AUGUST 24,25 & 26, 2012
Clarion Hotel Pre-Registration Fees
530 Richards Drive
Manhattan, KS 66502 $25.00 Ea. Or 2/$48.00
$22.00 Ea. Life Members
$30.00 Ea. Non-Members
All rooms are $77.00 + tax
(Cut-off date: 8/10/2012)
(Request: Goldwing Motorcycle Riders Association)
Includes breakfast buffet
GWRRA Region:__________ GWRRA District:______________ GWRRA Chapter:________________
I/We agree to hold harmless GWRRA, any co-sponsoring organizations, and any property owners for any loss
or injury to self or property by reason of participation in this event. I/We aslo agree to assume responsibilities for
any property that I/We knowingly damage.
For more information contact: Garry & Phyllis VanBuskirk,316-321-0896, or email@example.com
Make checks payable to: GWRRA Kansas
Mail registration forms to: Ron & Judy Eggleston, #20 Northfork Rd., Kaw City, OK. 74641
Pcdiat? le Bivtin T u m o r Foundation
Registration Begins at 8:00 AM - C/oses af 5/45 >IAf
7i//sa Health Dept. - 5707 5. 129th East, Tulsa, OK
Minimum Donation to Participate is $35 per Motorcycle
Prizes Include a Motorcycle; Helmet & Otter Great Prizes
FOOD & DRINKS FURNISHED
Visit www.rideforkids.org for more information
RED ROCK CANYON STATE PARK
EXIT 101 OFF OF I-40 SOUTH OF HINTON, OK
CHAPTER W ANNIVERSARY PARTY
BUG GUT RUN Friday Night at Dusk
CROCK POT lunch at noon
BIKE SCAVENGER HUNT at 2pm
FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY at Dusk
50/50 PLUS a CHANCE to WIN $100.
DATE Sept 28-29,2012
CAMP SITES ARE AVAILABLE WHEN YOU GET
THERE OR YOU CAN CALL THE PARK AT
GWRRA Region H
Oklahoma District Convention
October 4-6, 2012
4500 West Hwy 270
“Gone with the Wing”
Red Carpet Dance—7 PM
Website for registration form Thursday night!!!!
www.gwrraokla.org All vendors inside
Or contact Larry Cowan at 405.535.1154 or Bike show
email to firstname.lastname@example.org Light show & parade
Host hotel: AmericInn call 918.426.1300
Ice Cream social
GWRRA block or online: code: Goldwi1012
Trike Riding Course
Trike & Trailering Course
Online Code: Goldwi1012
First Aid / CPR Classes
WING BREAK 2013
REGION H CONVENTION – MARSHALL, TX
CONVENTION CENTER – APRIL 4, 5 & 6, 2013
Pre-Register by March 15, 2013 and be eligible for the $250 Mini-Grand Prize
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO GWRRA REGION H
MAIL REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT TO:
BILL GRAY, 1820 W. KENT PL., BROKEN ARROW, OK 74012
Full Registration Quantity Pre‐Register Total Pre‐Reg On‐site
GWRRA Member $25 $27
Life Member $12.50 $13.50
Non‐Member $30 $32
Medic First Aid ‐ First
Time 5hr Fri $25 $25
Medic First Aid ‐
Recertify 4 hrs Sat $25 $25
Trike Course * $50* $50*
Grand Prize tickets 30
for $10 $10
50/50 tickets Friday
30 for $10 $10
50/50 Tickets Sat 30
for $10 $10
Level IV Breakfast‐
Current** No charge**
Level IV Breakfast‐Not
Current** $5 **
*Classroom on Friday, range on Saturday. $25 refunded upon completion of course.
On‐line registration available through Pay Pal @ gwrra‐h.org (effective Sept. 1.)
** Must be a GWRRA Level IV to attend.
Children under 12 FREE! Must be registered to be eligible for prizes!
Grand Prize TWO $500 Drawings!
Address________________________________________________ City & State______________________________________________
Direct Mileage to Convention________________
I/We agree to hold harmless GWRRA, any co‐sponsoring organizations, and any property owners for any loss or injury to self or property by
reason of participating in this convention. I/We also agree to assume responsibility for any property which I/We knowingly damage.