Welcome New Members

Wanted to take a moment to welcome our newest members to the Azusa StreetRiders Ministry

Royce Montantes from Acampo, CA
Christian Life Center – Stockton, CA
Pastor Haney

Mike Wolmack from Effingham, IL
Christ Fellowship

Albert Glenn Lee from Pollock, LA
Church of Pentecost – Ball, LA
Pastor Weadner

Bro & Sis John McConnell from Metropolis, IL
First Pentecostal Church of Ozark, IL – Ozark, IL
Pastor Jeff Treat

The Board of the Azusa StreetRiders International
The Apostolic Motorcycle Ministry of Jesus Christ

Daytona Home Mission Outreach Event

Time
Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 am – Sunday, March 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Location

Daytona Beach, Florida

The Pentecostals of Daytona
Pastor Louis Rodriguez
1011 W. International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach
32114
Florida

Daytona Home Mission Outreach Event
For anyone who would like to ride or drive down to Daytona Beach, Florida during Daytona’s bike week. Please join us as we will be helping out Pastor Luis Rodrigues and the Florida chapter in Daytona with outreach March 16-18.

The Home Mission Outreach Event will be held at Pastor Rodrigue’s church Pentecostals of Daytona.
1011 W.International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, Fl 32114

Friday March 16 planning on going out and around Daytona for outreach.

Saturday March 17 events.
There will be a Blessing of the Bikes
A Bike/Car Wash
Gospel Music
BBQ
There will be a ASR Promotional Table Setup
Biker Church Service

A scenic ride to follow after Church Service. Either a short 45 Mile Light House Ride. Or a 140 Mile Ride to The Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral
Sunday March 18 Church Service at 11AM
We would love to have a huge ASR support for this event.

While in Florida there is also a ASR ride to the southern most post in Key West for anyone who would love to join and ride down to Key West with us. You would need to book your own hotel for this.
We do have limited accommodations contact Bro Thompson  for more details

Note: I would like it to known that we will not hanging around main street, the beaches or any other similar locations where the partying atmosphere is not conducive for a Christian man to be at. We will however go to the Daytona Speedway where a host of motorcycle vendors that sell  every accessory known to man for motorcycles.  We will also be conducting Scenic rides around Daytona for those interested. 

For more information you can contact

Robert Thompson
Robert.Thompson@AzusaStreetRiders.com
305-525-4877
OR
Michael Theodore
blueknight1703@aol.com
330-720-0440

Bind the Strong Man

Thank you Jim Curley for putting this years BTSM event together also Bro Beall who’s direction for so many years guided this ministry and hosted the first BTSM Prayer Conference. This is the kick off event for 2018 please plan to be there.

Bind The Strong Man is only a day away. This is my favorite event of the year. If you are looking for, expecting or wanting a successful year in ministry through ASR (Azusa Street Riders), how about starting the year off with a good old fashion 12 hour prayer meeting. Prayer flat out works.

Bind the strongman will be Friday March 2nd 8pm – Sat March 3rd 8am 2018

Location –
Christian Faith Outreach
2700 Herman Ave.
Ashland, Kentucky
41101

We will be meeting for dinner and fellowship Friday March 2nd at 5:30pm at:

La Finca Mexican Restaurant
1201 Greenup Ave.
Ashland, Ky.

And we will be meeting at the end of the conference for breakfast Saturday March 3rd at 9:00am at:

IHOP
331 Diederich Blvd., Ashland, KY

I want to encourage all that can to stay over for outreach on Saturday at 2:00pm and if you can Church Sunday at 2:00pm

For information call Jim Curley
913-645-5067

Getting excited. See you all soon.

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GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER

It’s the first place your mind goes. But it’s the last thing you should be thinking about.

I am approaching a blind left curve, as you see in the above picture. That there is a rock wall covered in green with tress on the outside edge of the road. This would attend to attract riders eyes. As you can see I set a slower entry speed into the curve with my eyes up and looking left through the curve toward the desired exit.
In this case the rock wall was like a guardrail.
I know you can’t help it. No matter how old you get, the moment your eyes spot an attractive,tight set of curves, your mind goes straight to the gutter. But be careful! There’s a good chance that’s going to get you in trouble one of these days.
I am talking about curving roads here. Left ones in particular. What is it about an obscured left – hand bend that makes it so intimidating? What is it that drawls a rider’s eyes to the edge of the road the gutter.
Often it is the concern we’ll inadvertently get our tires too close to the edge of the pavement and ride off onto the shoulder into the guardrail or wall. This is know as “edge fear”. It may may also be due to the sense we are carrying to much speed for a given corner and worrying that we will run wide off the outside of the curve. No matter the cause, the solution is the same; we must get our minds out of the gutter at the edge of the road and focus into the heart of the corner, gazing far through the curve to where the turn exit will ultimately reveal itself.
Having difficulty keeping your eyes trained on the exit? Try slowing more than usual for each corner. Don’t worry who is behind you. Entering a curve at a slower speed than you think the curve requires gives you more confidence and can remove the mid- corner anxiety common to left- hand bends.
The bottom line? Enter a corner at a conservative speed and focus your eyes and mind on where you want to go and not at the ditch where you fear you’ll go. Get your mind out of the gutter….and let pure thoughts of successfully executing that intimidating left – hander get you through safely.
Keep your contact patch between the ditches.

Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

State Watch

Texas
S.B. 288 would allow motorcyclist to split lanes when traffic is congested on limited-access or controlled-access highways.The motorcyclist would be limited to traveling no more than 5 mph faster than traffic. And splitting would be permitted only when traffic is moving at 20 mph or slower.

H.B.2 would allow motorcyclists to ride on the shoulder of highway for the sole purpose of getting to the next exit when traffic is moving at 25 mph or less. The law would apply only to limited access multilane divided highways with speed limits of 50 mph or more. And the motorcyclist may not exceed 45 mph while on the shoulder.

Oregon
Senate President Peter Courtney, a member of Oregon’s Distracted Driver Task Force, supports amending state laws to create harsher penalties for driving while texting, using social media or talking on the phone. Courtney favors a maximum penalty of one year in prison, a $6,250 fine or both for first time distracted driving offenders. Multiple violations with in 10 years would increase the penalty to five years in prison and a $125,000 fine.

Michigan
P.A. 318 signed into law by Gov. Rick Syder, increases the penalties for riding a motorcycle without the proper license endorsement. Under the law, violators are guilty of a misdemeanor. The penalty for a first time violation is up to 90 days in jail, a $500 fine or both. Subsequent violations carry up to a year in jail, a $1,000 fine or both.

Connecticut
H.B. 6048, H.B.6281 and H.B. 7055, introduced in the house of Representatives would require all riders in the state to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle or motor scooter. Current state law allows riders 18 and older to choose whether to wear a helmet. These bills would eliminate that choice.

Florida
Two bills would attempt to address distracted driving in the state. H.B. 69 would change the stat’s ban on texting while driving from secondary enforcement to primary enforcement for drivers 18 or younger. The bill also would require that fines be deposited into the states Emergency Medical Services Trust Fund. H.B. 47 would revise penalties for violations of the ban on texting while driving to provide enhanced penalties for violations that occur in a school zone or school crossing. The bill also removes the requirement that texting while driving be enforced as secondary action by law enforcement agencies.

Utah
S.B. 159 would raise the legal age for riding motorcycles without a helmet from 18 to 21.

Idaho
H.123 would prohibit motorcyclist profiling by state or local law enforcement agencies. The bill defines profiling as “the arbitrary use of the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop and question, take enforcement action, arrest or search a person or vehicle.”

Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

Hair Care Tips for Women Who Ride

Helmet hair is just the beginning of your problems, ladies. If you want to ride safely, frequently and still have decent looking, healthy hair at the end of the day, there are a few hair care tips that you have to keep in mind. You have to take good care of it or riding will play havoc with it and leave you with a dry, broken and tangled mess.
Step One: Start with Healthy Hair
There is no sense in trying to protect hair that is in horrible shape in the first place. If you have dry hair, start using moisturizing masks or hot oil treatments about once a week. If you do not like buying a lot of products you can whip up your own home hair care masks.
For Dry Hair Use:

  • One egg, beaten and a cup of mayonnaise.  Work through hair, rinse well and then wash or you will smell like a salad for the day.
  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado mashed and worked through the hair is awesome too.

For Oily Hair:

  • A handful of oatmeal worked through your hair will absorb some of the oils without stripping it and leaving it dry.

For All Types:

  •  Use vinegar.

Step Two: Protect Your Hair

During a long ride there are several things that will destroy your hair, especially the wind, the sunlight and the helmet.  For longer hair use a hair sleeve, pony cage or other method of tying it down as much as possible. However, do not just pull it back into a pony tail and then ride off. It causes too much stress at the back of the neck and will simply tangle anyway. There are hair sprays with UV protection, however if you do not like them you can use a little sun block lotion worked through your hair like a gel. Finally, there is nothing to do about the helmet, because you know that you need it. However, when you stop, shake your hair loose and let it dry a little. Opting for a helmet with a little more ventilation is okay, but never give up your safety for good hair.
Step Three: When the Day is Done
After your riding is through you should make sure that you wash the sun block, dust and grit out of your hair before it causes any real damage. If you are washing every day, use a very gentle shampoo; baby shampoos are great for frequent washing and they smell sweet.
Sis.Laureen Theodore
ASR International Treasurer