Novice Rider Heading For The Highway




How much riding experience should a novice rider have before taking their motorcycle out on the highway?
Interstate, or ”controlled access.” highways present a few challenges to the novice rider. as well as some advantages. The main advantage is that. aside from the entrance and exit ramps, there are no intersections. As a result. there are no oncoming vehicles that may turn left across your path: there are no vehicles on cross streets running stop lights or stop signs; there are no vehicles backing out of driveways or rushing out of parking lots at the last moment. And if there are HOV lanes – which, per federal law, riders can use nationwide even when riding solo-you may find them to be the most lightly traveled lanes on the highway.
However, typical highway speeds and a large number of traffic lanes may be intimidating. Lane changes can be perilous, whether you are the one making them or you are dealing with other vehicles switching lanes Motorists might not use turn signals or look over their shoulders in advance of a change, or might not provide a large space cushion in front of you when they pull in.
Your keen situational awareness and sharp reflexes will be tested. I always tell new riders practice, practice, practice. Yes that means first staying in a parking lot practicing all your maneuvers. This also means higher speeds and braking and practice swerving. This is very important to learn how to control your bike in a parking lot from slow speeds to high speeds. By doing this you will see that everything happens faster on the highways. And now you will have developed skills in learning how to maneuver your bike while scanning and evaluating traffic situations.
On-ramps and off-ramps can present their own challenges. When entering the highway, it is best to accelerate and match the speed of traffic when possible in order to merge properly. Precise shifting skills are very helpful here. Off-ramps will vary in length and radius. Good visual assessment of the ramp plus good judgement in braking and cornering are essential. Riding twisty roads can help develop these skills. With well-honed riding skills and an arsenal of risk-management strategies, you can safely venture onto the interstate highway.
But your first time should not be during rush hour, when you would have to deal with tired, impatient drivers doing their stop-and-go,frequent-lane-change maneuvers. If you are not comfortable maintaining highway speeds, you may present a hazard to other motorists. Consider sticking to surface streets until you have logged in sufficient miles and gained an adequate level of confidence.
As always keep the contact patch between the lines.

Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

Looking Forward

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ I pray everyone had a blessed holiday with family and friends. Now that we have geared down on 2018 and revving up for 2019 I wanted to take a moment and once again attempt to set the pace for the following year. We have many events going up on the calendar already so allow me to encourage you to register your event as early as you can.

Which brings me to another point I feel it’s the desire of this board, for us as a ministry, to get booths on the ground and do what we can to reach souls. When an ASR chapter hosts an event and has lost souls (riders) not associated with the apostolic message that is the first step to fulfilling the commission handed down to each and everyone of us  by our Lord Jesus Christ.

I would like to encourage you that when you do plan an event that we keep in the back of our minds the terms “outreach” and “lost souls” and the thought of eternity and how this applies to the core of this ministry. ASR can be that bridge to so many people all we need to do set the groundwork and allow Jesus Christ to do the rest.

I know there are those that have done events every year for many years and let’s be transparent, some with great results with respect to reaching out to lost souls and some a needed time of fellowship amongst a brethren both. In addition in 2018 there were several chapters for the first time stepped out in faith planned, sponsored and executed an event and the Lord blessed because lost souls were touched.

It’s not how many ASR members we get to an event that makes it successful it’s that one or two riders or lost souls whose hearts are touched maybe for the first time by our witness, that is what makes an event successful. On that note I want to encourage the membership of this ministry to support events of other chapter especially those that might be hosting for the first time as I know we already do.

It’s our job to sow the seeds, that’s all; none of us have ever saved anyone that part of the process is left up to the Lord Jesus Christ. In addition we may never know what seed that we sow at one of our events might affect someone for eternity so be encouraged that even though you don’t see the fruits of your labor right away that you have done the will of Jesus Christ by stepping out, in faith doing the best of your ability to witness to that one lost soul that Jesus Christ has orchestrated for you to be in the right place at the right time !

In order to do that we “all” need to be prepared through training and practical application, this is what this year’s BTSM is all about. True some ASR members are seasoned prayer warriors and some, well maybe your just staring out regardless all of us can use a “refresher course” when it comes to prayer. My experience is in an atmosphere like this the Lord will drop “nuggets” that we could walk away with that will make me that us a better prayer warrior.

We need to make the commitment to be in Myrtle Beach on March 1st let’s start off this year in prayer and supplication to the Lord so we can see lost souls saved and this ministry flourishing doing the work of the Lord. With the help of Bro Hurt I want, for myself, to kick off this year “hitting the ground running” and I feel this is the best way to achieve that.

In closing I want to say that I count it a privilege to service each and every one of you in this capacity, it’s been both a humbling experience and a challenge. Your current board and I have work hard in an attempt to take this ministry to a new level of excellence and that does not happen over night. However we are seeing some fruits not only our labor but the efforts of many within this ministry. Let’s keep up the good work until the Lord comes.

God Bless you all and let’s keep the rubber side down.

Bro Robert Thompson
President, Azusa StreetRiders International

2019 ASR Events

We will be adding to this list as new ASR events come in and are scheduled.

Febuary 21-23  Winter fire Bloomfield, Connecticut

March 3-4  Bind The Strong Man Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

March 14-17 Daytona Beach Bike Week Florida

May 5   1 st Annual Cortland, New York Biker Sunday and Bike Blessing

May 11 Sword Run Clarksburg, WV

May 25-26 Rolling Thunder Washington DC

June 9  New Straightsville, Ohio Biker Sunday Hocking Hills Chapter

July 7  10th Annual Biker Sunday in memory of Michael T. Theodore Jr. Jefferson, Ohio

July 31 – August 3  ASR National Rally

Sept 23-28 UPCI General Conference Indiana

Oct ?? ASR Fall Retreat Texas

Michael Theodore National Road Captain

Winter Fire Febuary 21-23

WINTER FIRE  
Feb 21 – 23, 2019
First Cathedral Church
Bloomfield, CT

  https://www.winterfire.org/

We will be setting up an ASR Booth at this event.

Michael Theodore National Road Captain

https://www.winterfire.org/

State Watch

Georgia

The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program, housed within the state Department of Driver Services, has received a grant for more than $84,000 from the Governor’s office of highway safety for efforts to reduce the number of motorcycles fatalities in the state. The GMSP promotes state and national safety initiatives through its outreach coordinator,who researches, and helps maintain a voice at industry events, local schools and colleges, regional meetings, festivals and other public events. The program also regulates motorcycle training for new riders and experienced riders.

Washington

The Pierce County Council passed an ordinance in November allowing ATV’s to operate on several roadways to encourage tourism, bring economic benefit to the community and improve recreational opportunities for county residents. The sheriff planned to launch an educational program about the change, which becomes effective on Jan 1, 2019

Michael Theodore National Road Captain

2019 Bind The Strong Man

Happy New Year and Greetings in the name of Jesus: WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP WITH BIND THE STRONG MAN 2019 !!! Everything is in motion for Bind The Strong Man 2019 . Many of you have shared the flyers on social media and I encourage you to continue to do so. Please help keep this event at the top of your page. You never know who will see it and decide to attend. Our church seats about 250 and we’d love to have full capacity for a powerful all – night move of God! Remember the dates and location… Friday nigh t, March 1, 2019 from 8:00 PM until Saturday March 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM. Christian Life Center 124 April Gray Lane Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 I’ve had several inquiries about the name, Bind The Strong Man . It comes from Mark 3:27 where Jesus says, “ No man can enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. ” Before studying the scripture, I had a misconception about its meaning. As with all scripture, it must be read in context of surrounding scripture to gain understanding… The “strong man” is Satan and the “house” is his domain. The “goods” are what he possesses — in this case, a blind and mute man whom Jesus releases from the power of a demon (Matthew 3:22). Jesus cannot use Sat an’s power to cast out the demon because He needs to bind Satan in order to free the man. This is what we strive for and what we hope to better understand after Bro. Hurt’s teachings at the BTSM 2019! Remember, t he public is invited and each of you is encouraged to attend and bring guests. There is no charge ! We encourage all ASR Members to attend and bring their spouses. Chaplains, BTSM 2019 will be especially helpful to you! If we expect to see changes in our lives and the lives of those for whom we pray , we need to know more about prayer and how to become a true Prayer Warrior ! Fasting sets the foundation for this event! Personally, I will be doing at least a 3 – day (possibly longer) water – only fast the weekend before BTSM 2019. Please join me as there is power in numbers and let me know you ’r e participating so I can pray for you during this time. Towards the middle of February, I’ll be posting more on the two ASR Face book pages (ASR Friends and ASR Members Only) to remind you, but go ahead and mentally prepare for fasting now …it helps! The response for funding help for BTSM 2109 from the ASR membership has been fantastic! Although BTSM is a “nationally sanctioned” ASR event, it is still fully funded by the local chapter of ASR and/or the local church. For this reason and due to the anticipated expenses, we’re asking any ASR member and/or ASR supporter for donations (fully t ax deductible) . 100% of the funds will be used for direct expenses for the event to include, airfare, meals and an honorarium for Bro. Hurt, plus snacks for the all – night event and breakfast Saturday morning for all attendees . If funds are received above t he expenses incurred, the excess funds will go to Motorcycles for Missionaries. Please help… Any donation amount is appreciated ! Please prayerfully consider contributing. The best way to donate is to mail a check to me that’s made out to CLC of Myrtle Beach . Mark on the check for 2019 BTSM . Fred Beall 3501 North Kings Highway, Suite 103 – B Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY SO WE CAN GET FUNDING OUT OF THE WAY AND CONCENTRATE ON PLANNING

Fred Beall

Happy New Year 2019

As we go into a new year. Let this be one of the best ASR years. Get involved this is all about souls. This is the year for an out pouring through our outreach. May the Lord truly bless each and everyone of you.

Michael Theodore
National Road Captain

Chaplain Corps Update

Happy New Year ASR Family.

We are excited to announce three new Ladies Chaplains for Azusa StreetRiders who have agreed to take the newly ASR board-mandated* OCA Chaplaincy Course.

The OCA Chaplaincy course is sponsored by UPCI but is available to anyone who desires certification as a workplace chaplain. Please congratulate Charlotte Dawes (ASR Southeast Texas Strong Chapter), Krysta Markahm (Central Alabama ASR) and Carmen Hamby-Brown (Sanctuary of Sikeston, MO). They will be joining the current Ladies Chaplains, Vicky Storey (ASR Northern Kentucky) and I (Diane Beall, ASR Myrtle Beach). Our goal is to have Chaplains capable of ministering one-on-one across the globe via face-to-face, phone and/or video conferencing.

We would also like to thank our Men’s Chaplains that are actively serving ASR.   Rev. Allen Cherry, International ASR Chaplain, Bro Clarence Earp, Central Region 10 (North Texas Chapter),  (Rev. Michael Moore serving West, Region 9 (ASR Sonora, CA), Rev. Rick Perry, Eastern Region 15 (ASR New Haven, CT) Rev. Ed Sears, South Region (ASR Covington,LA) Rev. Justo Savvedra, South Region 7 (ASR Cooper City, FL)  Rev. Joe Jarvis, Midwestern Region 11(ASR, Bloomington, IL)

The roll of a chaplain in ASR is not only to help membership, but also to reach out to those that we come into contact with through our daily lives who are hurting.   Again, Chaplains keep EVERYTHING confidential. 

Chaplains serve at the discretion of the ASR Board for an indefinite time. Each Chaplain undergoes carful vetting and also is approved by their pastor (unless they also serve as an active pastor). Being a Chaplain is an awesome responsibility and individuals must have the “heart” of a Chaplain to truly be effective. We all have giftings but not everyone has the gifting to be a Chaplain. If you believe you are called to be a chaplain, please contact Chaplain Cherry or myself and we can discuss the roll and responsibilities to help you decide if you have this gifting/calling.

*At the 2018 National Rally, the ASR Board agreed that all new Chaplains must have proper training and/or credentials to become a chaplain with ASR.  However, the Board has the right to waive the course requirements on an individual basis depending on the applicant’s qualifications and background.

Abundant Blessings to All for 2019

Diane Beall

ASR Ladies Chaplain

Bind The Strong Man 2019

The following info and appeal regarding Bind The Strong Man 2019 is from our founder, Brother Fred Beall:

Greetings in the name ofJesus, ASR Family:

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Diane and I are very excited to announce that with the help of Bro. Mike Markham (Alabama Area Coordinator) and the ASR Board of Directors, we’ve been able to secure Evangelist George Hurt to speak and teach at our 2019 Bind the Strong Man event in Myrtle Beach on Friday night, March 1, 2019 from 8:00 PM until Saturday March 2, 2019 at 7:00 AM.

This is the first time ASR has brought in a special teacher for BTSM. During our 2018 National Rally, we discussed with several members about having a strong prayer warrior “teach” us more about the most powerful weapon in our Christian arsenal to fight the enemy, prayer! Bro. Hurt has been used across the globe to help spread the Oneness Apostolic Message and testimonies always follow about his “anointed ministry” and how “lives were positively impacted.” Within our own ASR ranks, we’ve seen God work a miracle through Bro. Hurt. After 5½ years of not walking following a motorcycle accident, Sis. Renaye Thompson (Hocking Hills OH Chapter) was prayed for by Bro. Hurt and she started walking that day!

The public is invited and each of you is encouraged to attend! The event will be especially helpful to our ASR Chaplains! BTSM events set the stage for the annual riding season and have often been termed, “life changing!” We need to know more about prayer and how to become a true Prayer Warrior if we expect to see changes in our lives and the lives of those for whom we pray!

We will be calling on each of you to participate in a water-only fast in early February to set the Spiritual Foundation for BTSM. The personal and collective benefits are enormous! Get you mind around a 1-day, 3-day, 5-day or even a 10-day water-only fast and let’s make BTSM 2019 the kickoff for God opening doors in our lives!

Although BTSM is a “nationally sanctioned” ASR event, it is still fully funded by the local chapter of ASR and/or the local church. For this reason and due to the anticipated expenses, we’re asking any ASR member and/or ASR supporter to please donate to help. 100% of the funds will be used for direct expenses for the event to include, airfare, meals and an honorarium for Bro. Hurt, plus snacks for the all-night event and breakfast Saturday morning. Several of the Board members have offered to assist and we are on our way to making this event a reality! If funds are received above the expenses incurred, the excess funds will go to Motorcycles for Missionaries.

Any donation amount is acceptable! Please prayerfully consider contributing. The best way to donate is to mail a check to me that’s made out to CLC of Myrtle Beach. Mark on the check for 2019 BTSM.

Fred Beall

3501 North Kings Highway, Suite 103-B

Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

PLEASE RESPOND PROMPTLY SO WE CAN GET FUNDING OUT OF THE WAY AND CONCENTRATE ON PLANNING!

Thank you, God Bless and Merry Christmas…

Fred Beall

Azusa StreetRiders, Myrtle Beach

Bind the Strongman 2019

Bind the Strongman
March 1st , 2019

Bind the Strongman prayer meeting. Myrtle Beach, SC March 1st

Everyone is encouraged to make plans to be here for a great move of God. This is our kick off event for 2019.

More Information to follow

Christian Life Center
124 April Gray Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Church Phone: 843.236.7111