Pedro Gregorio | Feature Editor
Return to Paso Robles V
DATE: Friday (4/17/15) to Sunday (4/19/15)
LOCATION: Paso Robles, CA
LODGING: Melody Ranch Motel
939 Spring St.
Paso Robles, CA 93446
Said to be built on the site where Jesse James
and his brother Frank stayed in hiding from the
law for two years. The Melody Ranch motel is
centrally located to wineries, vineyards, pubs,
restaurants and backroads in every direction!
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TwiSTAR (Swan Song?)
This will be the last TwiSTAR organized by
Larry and Ray, so this will either be the last
opportunity to attend a TwiSTAR or an opportunity
to become the new TwiSTAR organizer.
DATE: Friday (5/15/14) – Sunday (5/17/14)
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Nick Zarras | STAReview Managing Editor
Many of us ride for years without incident. And it seems like as a whole the percentage of accidents involving MSTA riders is much lower than what I see reported on the television among the general populous. Let’s look at one such major accident locally and see how it differs from how we ride. It was a seven motorcycle accident on a two lane highway in midday. The weather was somewhat overcast, around 50 degrees. The road was dry. The following data is preliminary but sufficient for using it as an example. The first motorcyclist pair passed on both sides of a large tall vehicle then slowed down. The second set of bikes passed the same way and the third set passed the same way along with one final motorcyclist. The second and third pair and last single motorcyclists collided with the other bikes in the group. It can only be surmised that the trailing motorcycles lost sight of how close the first pair of bikes were from the large tall vehicle and misjudged their closure speed as they passed the large vehicle. The last single motorcyclist saw the closure speed and bailed off their bike and that bike ran into an obstruction. So why did this group of seven riders crash where most MSTA group rides end without incident?
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Ann Redner | MSTA Vice President
One of our changes in 2015 is our Membership Director. Choon Gan has filled this role for more than four years. We owe Choon much gratitude for neatly maintaining our member records, including distributing member packets and compiling the Blue Book each year. He also recently updated the ITR brochure and has been a solid voice on the Executive Committee. This kind of volunteerism is what our club is about. Thank you, Choon, for giving back to the MSTA!
Stepping into Choon’s place is Mike Tissandier, whose southern-California backyard is the San Gabriel Mountains. Mike recently transitioned from Vice President of his local bike club to our Membership Director, where I suspect he will flourish in this realm of the spreadsheet.
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Dennis Villarose | MSTA President
By the time you read this, STAR 2015 registration will be open. http://www.planetreg.com/STAR2015. Please sign up early and buy a lot of raffle bike tickets.
STAR 15 Raffle Bike: 2014 Yamaha FJR 1300A
Features: Traction Control, Cruise Control, Unified ABS, Sport and Touring Drive-modes, Electrically Adjustable Windscreen, Adjustable Seat Height, Heated Grips, 6.6 Gallon Fuel Tank, Glove Box with 12v outlet, Shaft Drive.
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