Atlanta Motorcycle & Handgun Schools
Ken and JoAnna Murray
Newsletter Volume 2011-8
Chocolate and Cosmetics, Motorcycles and Makeup, Scooters
and Skincare, Guns and Glamour
Greetings, Fellow Motorcyclists!
Oh, the beauty of fall! I'm sure you will agree, this fall has
been spectacular in both the temperatures and the color. I hope
you have had time to get out and ENJOY it!
Every Day is a Winding Road!
Beautiful Fall Color in NC
Wheels Through Time
Recently, JoAnna and I took advantage of the excellent
fall weather and spent a day in Maggie Valley, N. C. Fall colors
were beginning to peak in the higher altitudes in the North Carolina
mountains that weekend and temperatures were in the mid 70's. While
there, we made our 3rd visit to the Wheels Through Time museum.
It is so very interesting, especially if you are a motorcycle enthusiast.
Plan on going this fall if you can. Visit their website
for more information.
Concerning E15 - Call to Action!
Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) has introduced HR 3199,
a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
to seek independent scientific analysis on the affects of 15-percent
ethanol blend gasoline.
The bill would not overturn the option for ethanol to continue
to be sold, it simply asks for more study on the use of an E15 blend;
something the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has been asking
for as well.
"The EPA's decision to allow E15 into the marketplace will
impact every American who owns a car, lawnmower, or boat. Automakers
insist that using E15 will void warranties, lower fuel efficiency,
and cause premature engine failure. In off-road engines, the effects
can even be dangerous for users," Sensenbrenner said.
"There are serious concerns that the EPA used only one Department
of Energy test and rushed E15's introduction into the marketplace.
This test was limited in scope and ignored a plethora of evidence
- albeit inconvenient evidence for the EPA - that shows E15 gasoline
has a negative effect on engines."
Sensenbrenner is very serious about this issue. He conducted his
own study by questioning 14 automakers about the effect of an E15
blend on their products. The unanimous consent was grim. Everybody
agreed that E15 would void warranties, damage engines and lower
[above information provided by the Motorcycle Rider Foundation]
AMS Suggestion based on the above: Don't put this stuff into your
automobile or motorcycle gas tank!
True Grits 50cc Rally
Have you heard the saying, "There's no replacement for displacement."?
Well, it is so true-and sometimes that refers to the FUN of *small*
displacement. One event JoAnna and I enjoy each year is the 50cc
True Grits Fun Run. It will be held October 29th starting at the
Suches Community Center at 1:30--but come early to check it all
out. This event is great fun to watch (imagine large men in costume
riding a 50cc motorcycle or scooter 100 miles in the north Georgia
foothills! :-). And if you have a 50cc-or can borrow one-come join
the fun! Or just drive/ride up and watch!!
More information can be found at www.ChampsClock.com/50cc.htm.
Remember that most home defense situations and real gunfights take
place at very short range - by and large it will occur across the
room and there may not be a lot of time to react. Experts in self
defense believe that pistol marksmanship in competition may be irrelevant.
Far more important is attitude, the state of mind necessary to do
what is needful when the time arises. You may be the best shot but
will be helpless if you won't want to shoot. We can help you learn
to shoot more easily and rapidly but it is up to you to develop
the attitude of survival. Call Ken (770 573 9902) for more information
on this subject.
Due to the increased handgun/home defense class interest, the cost
will be reduced to $100.00 per customer if you sign-up with a friend
to the class. Go to http://www.jkminc.com/HandgunClasses.html for
more information and application.
Back to BasicsBody Positioning
Accelerating shifts weight rearward and can cause control problems
under certain conditions. For example, accelerating hard over a
rise can lighten the front wheel and cause an unwanted wheelie that
can lead to a nasty tank-slapper if the front wheel is out of line
with the motorcycle on landing.
To minimize the likelihood of a too-light front wheel when cresting
a rise, move your head and chest over the gas tank. Use your feet
and legs to get into this forward position. If you use your arms
to pull yourself forward, you could actually increase the probability
of unnecessarily making the front wheel too light.
To better understand correct body positioning, take a dual sport
class. Riding on the gravel/dirt will allow you to better understand
how we can assist the motorcycle suspension work in our favor
Choosing Your Handgun
Consider your hand size, as well as your wrist and hand strength.
How skilled are you at shooting?? Have you had sufficient training
and practice to determine which hand gun fits best and doesn't present
excessive recoil for you. Keep in mind that pocket/subcompact handguns
(especially revolvers) are more difficult to shoot. Too many new
owners buy the small revolvers, shoot them and find that it is too
difficult. As a result, the owner won't practice with the handgun
anymore-or at least not often enough to become proficient.
Interestingly, good gunsmiths will modify more expensive handguns
per your request but not necessarily the cheaper ones
may want a lighter trigger for example
Finding a good gunsmith
Consider fit and trigger reach. Does it also fit your body size
and type for those considering concealed carry?
Most importantly the handgun must be RELIABLE!!! Gun tests (just
like motorcycle tests) are going on all the time
If you have questions or want to discuss any of this in more detail,
call Ken/JoAnna at 770 573 9902.
Xocai: Healthy Chocolate Update
Did you know most cancer is caused by a single cell which mutates
due to free radical damage? Antioxidants are our weapons to fight
damage caused by these rogue free radicals. Unprocessed cocoa is
one of the best sources of flavonoid-rich antioxidants (not your
"candy bars"--sorry!). Xocai's flavonoid values are certified
by Brunswick Labs so you know eactly what you are getting!
Google "dark chocolate cancer cure" and see how many
hits you find (hint: over 3 million!).
Want a free sample? Go to www.JoAnna.XEsamples.com.
If you would like more information, email me, call me, or
visit my website (email@example.com,
678.777.7417 or JoAnnasChocolates.com
"The amount of antioxidants that you maintain
in your body is directly proportional to how long and healthy you
~(Dr. Richard Cutler, while director of the Anti-Aging Research
If you ever ride your motorcycle through Atlanta you need to read
this, it will save you some money. Even if there is only a slight
chance, it's worth the 10 min to go through this process. Pass this
on to everyone you know who rides.
As most of you know motorcycles are allowed to use the "HOV"
Lanes here in Georgia without issues. However, the new "HOT"
Lanes (most of the current HOV Lanes are being converted to HOT
Lanes) will require a "PeachPass" to use the Lane (this
cost money, $20.00 min, plus the cost of the transponder).
What do you need to do? To use the new "HOT" Lanes will
require that you register your motorcycle with the "PeachPass"
people and there is NO CHARGE for this. All you will need is your
motorcycle license tag and drivers license numbers. You CANNOT NOT
USE THE WEB to register but must call the following number: (855)
PCH-PASS (724-7277). If you do use the WEB, then you will end up
paying for the privilege to use the "HOT" Lanes.
This information is from ABATE. If you're not a member and you
ride, you need to join, they just saved you $20 and the cost of
your first violation!
JoAnna's Mary Kay Special of the Month:
The Mary Kay Replenishing Serum +C is referred to as "A Face
Lift in a Box". This antioxidant-rich formula is naturally
enriched with a potent blend of multiple botanical sources known
for their high levels of vitamin C. Try it now for $45.00that's
$10 off the retail price!
Visit my website
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Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Home!
Ken and Joanna
|As always, we encourage you to submit observations, evaluations,
and experiences relating to the benefits of appropriate rider gear, good
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Ride smart, ride safe, ride home! As always, feel free to call us at (770)
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