Get Your Rooms Reserved Now for the River Road Fundraiser!
ASMI’s largest Fundraiser of the year.
Poker Run, Auction, evening parties and more.
Event includes a Poker Run Hand + two evening meals: Friday at Dubuque H-D and Saturday evening is being planned yet but will include an Auction wo-manned by Diva Amy from Team Diva! The Poker Run is being handled again this year by Ann Skemp, Jayne Reuter & MC Rag: Stormin’ Norman and Jennifer Knourek. Advance registration cost is $50 ($60 at the door) per person. Road Guardians members: $10 off.
The hotels share a parking Lot – Mention Road Guardians for our group rate. Room block expires June 18th so don’t delay!!!! Hotels in Dubuque fill up in July and it will be difficult to find a room after the room blocks are released.
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Event shirts available for $15. Choice of ladies tank top or men’s t-shirt during your registration.
ASM Certified instructors are in one word “Overacheivers”!
ASM/Road Guardians is so proud of the quality instructors they have. Recently, instructors have been trained in New York, Texas and Florida. Because teaching is truly a labor of love we know that the reasons a person chooses to teach this program are because they want to make a difference in their part of the world. I would like to introduce you to one of the people who stepped up to be trained in New York. William (Bill) Black. Bill has been married for 38 years. He has 2 children & 2 grandchildren. He served in the United States Air Force as an Airborne Electronics Warfare System Specialist, 6944th Security Wing, Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE, Kadena AFB, Okinowa Japan, Mildenhall RAF, England, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska. In his spare time Bill operates a Ham Radio & enjoys Scuba Diving. What this tells me about Bill so far is that he LOVES LIFE!!!!
When I asked why this talented man chose to teach Accident Scene Management classes to his fellow riders he said: “When I was asked to take the Accident Scene Management course and become an Instructor I was thinking what can this person who has never ridden in the back of an Ambulance teach me about Motorcycle accident scene management. When Vicki “Spitfire” started the class I was greatly surprised at the content of the course. Vicki has put together a very well thought out course for the Lay Public and the Professional. I have been teaching some of those things in the EMT/Paramedic classes I teach for years as extra’s that I have added. I have also taught some of the techniques in the course to local clubs for years. But having it all put together in one Nationally Recognized Course is a definite plus. The course is very well organized and teaches techniques that anybody can do.
Bill has been riding for 30+ years. He started out Hill Climbing and dirt biking on a CZ400. Since then he owned a 1975 Kawasaki and a 400 Triple but his favorite bike is the one he owns now, a 2006 Goldwing! His favorite ride is the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway from the top to the bottom.
May is Motorcycle Awareness MonthAs motorcycles get out on the road in larger numbers the public is reminded to watch for motorcycles. Some states have renamed this month “Motorcycle Safety Month” but Road Guardians joins ABATE of Wisconsin in keeping the original intention of the Proclamation which is reminding drivers to watch for motorcycles rather than redirecting the focus of the proclamation to the riders themselves. Motorcycle Awareness is the responsibility of everyone from car drivers who need to look twice to the motorcyclists who need to consider their own visibility. Let’s enjoy an accident free 2014!
We have helped declare May as Motorcycle Awareness
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No one wants to skid in an emergency situation (if you do, re-read the above section on the consequences of skids!). The bottom line is that skidding gives up control. That may sound extreme, but bear with me and I’ll share my reasoning. Here is my definition of motorcycle control: ‘The ability to control and change the speed and/or direction of your motorcycle.’ A skidding tire (front or rear) takes away your ability to control direction and severely limits your ability to control speed. To regain this control, here is how to respond to skids:
Front wheel skid
Last Sunday my friend and I were out riding in Southern Wisconsin just off Hwy 50 on CTH W. We came over a small rise in the road and then it came to a fork in the road. A biker had just crashed before we got there. It appeared he was going too fast to make the turn and high sided on the left side of the bike. He and his passenger both went down on the road hitting their heads. Both pair of glasses were on the area of impact.
We went into action using our training we had a year earlier. Christine went to the driver and checked him out, no broken bones but a lot of road rash, a passerby that saw it happen was holding his shirt on the man’s head to help stop the bleeding. Christine got all the vital info, asked the right questions and gave all the information to the police when they arrived. I went over to the passenger (his wife). She was unresponsive at first then and would go in and out of it. We did not have our kit with us but the next car that stopped had gloves as she was an EMT. The passenger did complain of head and shoulder pain…you could hear it when they put her on the back board! The responders got there within minutes and they were in good hands!
We took the ASM class and I hoped that I would not have to use it but the training that Vicki’s staff at ASM gave us was invaluable!!
Every place I go I tell folks about the training and encourage them to take it. We did put our new skills to task that day. Thanks ASM for putting the information out there!
Red Ed from IL
Have you or your friends been ASM trained? To find a class, click here. Are you a medical professional? We need instructors! For more information, click here. Would you like to support our efforts to reduce injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists? Join our Road Guardians program for only $20/ year.
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