Hello all our motorcycle riding friends! Everyone getting the itch to
get out on the cycle in the warm temperatures? I have heard the sound of
Harley's already, and I have seen them out and about. You know what the
problem with that is? Road salt and sand turn to airborne dust as you
ride over it. Even if you wash the motorcycle off, you cannot get to all
of the places that the salt goes to. Sand goes there also, but that is
not going to corrode aluminum or chrome.
So, you get the gist of what I am saying. Nothing wrong with waiting for at least one, probably two
good rain storms to wash the salt and some sand off the roads. I am in
Wood county, and they are still putting salt brine down on the
interstate and bridges on state roads and probably county roads. There
went a motorcycle past my house as I am writing this on Palm Sunday at
5:15 pm. Anyhow, I ask you to use the T-Clocs or the Trike check before
going riding, when you decide to get out your machine. We have set up a
TRC and ARC for the end of May. I would also like to give our in state
TRC instructor the opportunity to have a TRC sometime later in the
season, when he is available. The classes will be held in Wisconsin
Rapids. I am going to get information and prices for motels and
campgrounds in the area. Price has not been decided as of yet.
Speaking of Educational items, please take advantage of the MFA course for First
Aid and CPR. Jeff Schulz and I are available to hold these classes. We
could do the class as a district event if there is interest from
different chapters. We also have seminars and workshops for members, and
the instructors for these are waiting to hear from all of the chapters.
I, myself would like to come to meet people at each chapter this year.
Introduce myself, talk about my passion and the positions that I hold
and how that effects each member. I am certainly available if you wish
to invite me to join you. Along with that, each chapter director needs
to send a form for Motorist Awareness to me, along with an Educational
report, with attendance numbers, when you have an educational event.
More on that to follow. We all want to have as much fun as possible,
every time we ride. I hope that you all are able to do that.
I want to invite everyone, to join those of us and myself, in becoming a
member of the levels program. I guarantee that you will get as much out
of being in this program, as you will getting to meet and gaining new
friends! You will have nothing to lose and plenty to gain. Ask your ride
coordinators and directors. I am here to help them and to help you! You
will learn something all of the time, as you participate in the levels
program. And patches are available with the corresponding levels, at a
One last thing. We have a District Ride Coordinator and hope we have
ride coordinators at each chapter level. The emphasis is to ride, ride,
and ride some more. I am looking forward to group rides at the local
level as well as the district level. It is something new, and should be
a great time. I invite you all to join the rides as often as you can. I
am sure the District Team will do their best to represent itself at many
of the rides as they are able.
May we all have fun and be safe. Drive defensively and dress safely and
John Sweeney Jr.
District Educator And Motorist Awareness Officer