A big thank you to Steph & Barb for all your time!
Share The Road Update
Once again we have lost more riders to accidents, 15 so far this year. The majority of these accidents were the result of speed and/or alcohol. The media’s solution in its infinite wisdom is Helmets! The answer to all these crashes they believe is something on your head. Well they are partly correct, the answer is in the head, as long as the public calls the TV station asking why there is no law requiring helmets we have a chance, when those same callers start calling the Statehouse asking the same question, we will have a real fight on our hands with an outcome few of us will care for.
I really wish the couple that was killed on Saylorville Dam had been wearing helmets. I know what its like to loose someone you care for, I know the pain families and friends are feeling, but when you try to take a posted 25 mile an hour curve at what was estimated at 80 miles an hour the outcome is going to be the same, with or without a helmet.
If the couple had been wearing helmets people would have to take a look at the REAL cause of this accident, excessive speed. The rider made a critical error when he thought that the laws of Physics didn’t apply to him and his passenger. We are killing ourselves this year faster than the driving public! 2/3 of the vehicle/ motorcycle crashes are the fault of the vehicle, but the fault of the
singe vehicle motorcycle accident is 90% speed and or alcohol.
There is a very good chance that a change will take place in administration at the Statehouse. With it will come a renewed plea to save us from ourselves with a Helmet Law. We have one of the best lobbyists in the state, but he will be out gunned if we as riders do not take personal control and ride responsibly. That means riding within the speed limit and riding sober. The alternative is too terrible to imagine. If you really want a helmet law, keep it up!
New Members &
Supporting Businesses April & May 2006
Ankeny - Rex Dubois , Laura Carlson Ames - Spencer Veysey, Stanley Hyer Boone - Teri Hermann, Michael Moore, Lyle Williams, Thad Chase, Jerry Pfannes, Kristine Zunkel, Blake Elsberry, Craig Elsberry, Pat Elsberry, Heidi Michael Des Moines - Anita Buerer, Jerry Simmons Madrid - Fred Erickson Nevada - Brandy Beyer, Laura Griffin, Scott Lewis Ogden - Roger Plath, Barb Plath , Rosie Wurpts Woodward - Jerome & Theressa Kral
Air Exchange Duct Cleaning Inc. (Bruce Moorman) from Boone.
Don & Sons Body Shop (Tom Martin) from Ames
We Welcome you to District 25!
*Birthdays & +Anniversaries
*Rich Archer, May 6 *Mark Litchfield, May 7 +Rich & Adrienne Smith,
May 10 *Dan Myers, May 15 +Bob & Teresa Boyer,
+Don & Judy Batt, May 18 *Troy Palmer, May 21 *Ernie Tolle, May 22 *Jerry Scott, May 23 *Wayne Wierson, May 28 *Mike “Bigen” Larson, May 28 *Lori Miller, May 31 *Vanessa Selby, June 3 *Richard Brooke, June 4 *Laurie Platter, June 5 +Kirk & Carol Nelson, 25th anniversary, June 6 *Sandy Hines, June 12 *Steph Platter, June 13 *Steve Brooks, June 21 *Deb Mutney, June 22 *Tom Martin, June 23 *Jamie Yusca, June 28 *Judy Batt, June 30 *Ben Anderson, July 2 *Shelly Osmundson, July 3 *Scott Schwartzman, July 10 *Jacque George, July 11 *Terry Barkema, July 12 *Tim Aspengren, July 13 *Jerry Rich, July 13 *Carol Nelson, July 19 *Brian Gray, July 21 +Kirk & Karen Richardson,