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My Military Experience Part IV: Another Time

Zearl Black - GWRRA

Boring, boring, boring, best describes our camp life on Saipan. After serving at the Army hospital, we were free to go anywhere on the island, except the Airdrome. But that required some walking. My $21 a month salary all went for toiletries, candy and beer at the camp commissary. Aug. 6, 1945, a single silver… Read more »

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My Military Experience Part V: Conclusion

Zearl Black - GWRRA

My Chief Petty Officer called for me to come to his office. He said, “Black, you have earned enough points for a discharge.” He explained that my service in Europe, the Pacific and my promotions, plus the correspondence courses, all counted. He said, “Black, you are going home. Be on the truck to Nagasaki at… Read more »

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The Gold Book Really Works

First I have to apologize for taking so long to recognize a great GWRRA Member Glen Seavy for his hospitality and friendship during our visit to Billings, Montana, back in August 2014. My wife Jeannette and I (her first time traveling on a bike) were traveling from Sturgis, South Dakota, to Montana. Pickings were slim… Gold Book Really Works”>Read more »

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Prepare to Win

Preparing your motorcycle is one aspect to entering a bike show, but it is also a good idea to know how they judge the motorcycle.

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30 Years Strong

A History of Illinois District Chapter Q Gold Wing Road Riders Association’s Illinois Chapter Q was formed in October 1984. This birth came about after Charles and Nancy Mallett attended a Wing Ding held at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. At Wing Ding, they met one of the founders of GWRRA, Paul Hildebrand…. Read more »

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25 Years Ago

Gold Book Reunion

Good times and the Gold Book Twenty-five years ago, Laurie and I, plus John and Linda Laprade, planned a trip for a long weekend to Washington D.C. John reached out via the Gold Book to a fellow GWRRA Member in Baltimore to ask if he would be willing to give us a tour of the… Read more »

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We Survived!

Honda Gold Wing

I remember our front wheel hitting the back right corner of the trailer ahead of us. The impact snapped the handlebars hard to the left (which was likely when my five rib fractured, bruised the underlying lung and started the collapse of my left lung).

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3-Wheeled Safety

GWRRA Trike Class

A Day at a GWRRA Trike Class WRRA has long history of providing classes to Members for further education in motorcycle riding and safety. But one class that not everyone is aware of is trike-specific, and on a particularly warm September afternoon in Scottsdale, Ariz., I headed out to see what the word was all… Read more »

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The Hand of Fate

Mike Mitchell

“I’m not a watcher,” Mitchell says. “I’m not a couch potato, I’m a participator.”

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Joe Sparrow & His 425k Gold Wing

Joe Sparrow and his high-mileage Gold Wing

Now that’s a lot of miles On Friday, May 30, I stopped by Donelson Cycles in St. Ann, Mo., to buy some new summer riding gloves. In the parking lot was a customer’s GL1800. It was readily apparent that the bike gets a lot of use — Iron Butt “1,500 miles in 24 hrs” license… 425k Gold Wing“>Read more »

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Dress it Up

Mike and Carla Rubin with Dressed up Trike

It’s Your Bike, Customize It. When you own a Gold Wing, you like to dress it up and proudly show it off. In my case, I was handed down my husband’s 1994 GL1500, so I had to change things a bit just to make it mine. I started by having a complete custom console kit… Read more »

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