Up Coming Events for 2019

There are No upcoming events at this time. Please remember for  2020 when planning an event to let the board know of your dates and event information. So that it can be posted on our National website along with our face book pages.

Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

UPCI Ohio Men’s Conference

September Ohio UPCI Men’s Conference was truly a huge Blessing and a big success. We made a lot of new contacts who stopped by to tell us thank you for what we do. We were busy explaining to potential members that not only do we support our missionaries but we help members with biker Sunday’s to reach out to the bikers that others don’t know how to reach. We had quite a few pastors stop by to say they support what we do. ASR was blessed by the Ohio district Men’s conference as they gave us a donation for M4M.


Michael Theodore
Ohio Coordinator

 

Up Coming Events

There are No upcoming events at this time. The Fall retreat  In Texas has been cancelled. Please remember for  2020 when planning an event to let the board know of your dates and event information. So that it can be posted on our National website along with our facebook pages.

Michael Theodore                                                                                                                    National Road Captain  

2019 General Conference

General conference 2019 was blessed and a huge success.  One of the things that made me proud to be an Azusa-SteetRider was when Brother Howell and some of the missionaries stopped by to tell us thank you for what we do. We were busy all week explaining to potential members that not only do we support our missionaries but we help members with biker Sunday’s to reach out to the bikers that others don’t know how to reach. We had quite a few pastors stop by to say they support what we do. One of the highlights was meeting one of the advisers Brother Reyes from the Azusa-streetriders Philippines.  They are looking forward to us visiting with them so if anyone is interested in heading to the Philippines within the next 2 years save up and lets start planning a trip. I would encourage anyone that has the time to help with the ASR booth at next years General Conference in Saint Louis MO to come out and help, you will be blessed.

Michael Theodore                                                                                                                      National Road Captain

 

Do You Have a Non-drinking Problem?

 

The First Step to addressing a problem is to first acknowledge that you have a problem. I will admit to you all that I do not a serious non-drinking problem. I have always hydrated before,during and after a ride.If you are one of the many riders who forgets to drink enough water, here are some indicators of dehydration and a few steps you can take to break your non-drinking habit.

Recognize The Warning Signs
If you ride for long periods without the urgency to stop at a rest area to relieve yourself, you may be dehydrated,  instead of water, you may have to go more frequently but are actually flushing out vital water reserves since coffee acts as a mild diuretic.
If your skin,mouth,lips and eyes are dry, you may be low on H2O. Similarly, if you find yourself becoming fatigued or achy, or are beginning to experience headaches, don’t wait; you are way overdue to re hydrate. In extreme dehydration, you may become dizzy,experience elevated heartbeat and rapid breathing, or even becoming confused and disoriented. At this point consider this an emergency; it’s time to get help as soon as possible.
Avoiding Dehydration
Begin to drink water in the hours before you hit the road. Don’t think you can simply down a large bottle of water just before you jump on your bike. It doesn’t work that way. Drink smaller amounts more often so your body can absorb instead of pass the vital fluid.
Pack water bottles on your bike and have one in your cup holder. Make sure you refill yourself each time you stop to get gas or to just stretch your legs. I am always sipping on my water as I ride.
Keep this drinking habit going after the kickstand is down. Continue to replenish your body and prepare for the next day’s journey. By being more conscious of the issue and following these simple guidelines. You have now begun to control your non-drinking problem. You should now be able to ride for hours and still feel fresh at the end of the days ride. Hope this has helped you. Now drink up!

Keep it between the lines
Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

National Rally has come and Gone

I would like to take the time to say thank you to the Maryville, Tennessee chapter for hosting the 2019 National Rally and doing a tremendous job. What a great time in fellowship and riding we had. Our church services were amazing so powerful. Looking forward to 2020 National Rally in Nashville,Indiana. Michael Theodore                                                        National Road Captain

 

Up Coming Events

Sept 5-8: ASR Ride to Arkansas
Sept 21-22: 2nd Annual Biker Sunday; Clendenin, WV
Sept 23-28: UPCI General Conference; Indianapolis, Indiana
Oct 16-19  Texas Second Annual Fall Retreat  Winnie,Texas

All event information can be viewed  on our ASR website or on our facebook pages. If you have an event and it is not listed or you are planning a event and would like it listed please email your information to the board or to myself so we can get your event information listed.

Thank you,
Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

State Watch

Articles for State Watch are from the AMA

Pennsylvania
State Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R- Monongahela) has introduced legislation prohibiting grass clippings from road ways. She said clippings can cause the surface of the roadway to become extremely slippery, causing motorcycle crashes. Grass on the roadways can also clog storm drains and contribute to run off pollution into streams.
Bartolotta’s bill would treat offenses related to grass clippings on roadways in the same way as other litter. Fines would range from $50 to $300 for a first offense and $300 to $1,000 for a subsequent offense. Offenders also would be required to remove clippings from the road.

Texas
A bill to include motorcycles in the states electric vehicle rebate program failed to make it to the Senate floor. S.B 486, sponsored by state Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin) would have allowed a rebate of as much as $2,500 for the purchase of an electric motorcycle.
The AMA believes this bill was important because it would have ended a discriminatory policy against motorcyclists, who should be eligible for the same benifits as other motor vehicle owners.
Ensuring motorcyclists have access to the same rights and programs as the owners of other vehicles is a key goal. Importantly, this bill also recognized motorcycles as part of the future of transportation and something to be encouraged and incentivized for the benefit of all road users.

Missouri
A bill passed by legislature would allow motorcyclists 18 or older to ride with out a helmet. The bill also requires motorcyclists to be covered by heath insurance policy before riding without a helmet.

Michigan
Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson unveiled the awareness campaign ”Motorcyclists Are Hard to See. Look Twice. Save a Life” The campaign is amid at preventing motorcycle crashes in Michigan by teaching people about the importance of constantly looking for motorcycles while driving. The effort will include billboards,radio ads and social media spots. It will be funded through the Motorcycle Safety and Education Fund, which was created by the Michigan Legislature.

Louisiana
H.B.141, which creates a law enforcement training program on motorcyclist profiling, passed the House, 91-0, in May and passed the Senate, 38-0 in June and was signed by the Governor. The bill defines motorcyclist profiling as the “arbitrary use of the fact that an individual rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle-related clothing pr paraphernalia as a factor in deciding to stop,question,take enforcement action,arrest or search the individual or his motorcycle or motor vehicle”

Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

Up Coming ASR Events

July 31 – August 3: ASR National Rally; Maryville, TN                                                          Sept 5-8: ASR Ride to Arkansas
Sept 21-22: 2nd Annual Biker Sunday; Clendenin, WV
Sept 23-28: UPCI General Conference; Indianapolis, Indiana                                         Oct 16-18: ASR Fall Retreat Winnie, Texas
All event information can be viewed  on our ASR website or on our facebook pages. If you have an event and it is not listed or you are planning a event and would like it listed please email your information to the board or to myself so we can get your event information listed.
Thank you,
Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

Leaving the Rally

By the time you are all reading this August 1, 2019 well most of you will be traveling back home from the National Rally. I pray that you all make it home safe and have great weather.

 

Michael Theodore                                           National Road Captain