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SafetyRiding Safety Tips

Coffee - If you need it - STOP

You're out on a tour and 400+ miles are behind you. Every hour or so you have made a pit stop for gas and/or food. Now you're really getting tired. Time for a cup of coffee, right?


Coffee, Coke, No-Doze and other stimulants/drugs DO NOT WORK to keep you alert when you're tired. Better, find a place to stop and take a nap. Even half an hour is sufficient to re-charge your battery enough to let you go on, if you need to.

Better still, find a place to stop for the rest of the day and get a normal night's sleep.

Though I have done more than 600 miles in a day, in terrible weather, I find that I can sustain any number of days on the road so long as I don't average more than 350 per day - and make plenty of stops along the way. (If you are planning a long leg on your tour I suggest you make it for the first or second day. Later than that and the odds are you will not be able to complete it safely.) Coffee and drugs are no substitute for getting some rest when you need it, and a little thoughtful planning of your itinerary will help as well.

By James R. Davis

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Updated: 4/7/2017 3:09:22 PM

Events Events
March - 2018
20,  Tue--T-O-D-A-Y-
August - 2018
29,  Wed-Wing-Ding (Thru Sunday)
Events Chapter Meetings
April - 2018
3,  Tue-AL-A Mobile (Dixie Wings - Alabama's First Chapter) Meeting -- Morrison Cafeteria, I-65 and Airport Blvd, Mobile - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-G Samson (L. A. Wings) Meeting -- PO Folks, Enterprise - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
5,  Thu-AL-D Anniston (Model City Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, 200 Hamric Dr E, Oxford, AL 36203 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
6,  Fri-AL-J Tuscaloosa (Bama Wings) Meeting -- The Front Porch Restaurant, Highway 43, Northport - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
7,  Sat-AL-S Russellville (Cedar Creek Wings) Meeting -- Two Fat Sister's, 1606 US-72, Tuscumbia, AL 35674 - Eat 8:00am / Meet 9:00am
 -AL-N Gadsden (Coosa Valley Wings) Meeting -- Western Sizzlin, 568 US 431, Boaz, AL 35957 - Eat 5:00pm / Meet 6:00pm
 -AL-M Phenix City (East Alabama Touring) Meeting -- Buffet City, Highway 280 and 10th Street, Phenix City - Eat 12:00pm(ET) / Meet 1:00pm(ET)
10,  Tue-AL-B Huntsville (Rocket City Wings) Meeting -- Blue Plate Cafe, 7540 South Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL  35802 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-B Huntsville (Rocket City Wings) Meeting -- Blue Plate Cafe, 7540 South Memorial Parkway SW, Huntsville, AL  35802 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-U Dothan (Cruisin' U's) Meeting -- Golden Corral, Highway 231, On the circle, Dothan - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
 -AL-Y Birmingham (Liberty Wings) Meeting -- Sherry's Cafe, 5800 Valley Rd, Trussville - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm
12,  Thu-AL-H Athens (Athens Eagle Wings) Meeting -- IHOP, Athens
 -AL-Z Prattville (Fountain City Wings) Meeting -- Country's Bar B Q, 130 N Memorial Dr, Prattville, AL 36067 - Eat 6:00pm / Meet 7:00pm

Calendar Updated: 6/15/2017 11:40:48 AM

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