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Learning Curves Anticipation

As I share this thought process with you, Glenda and I are at the beach on the Big Island of Hawaii having just completed our final Learning Curves ride of the 2011 season. On returning to Utah, we will use the cool autumn days of October to ride south out of Provo and make final arrangements for the 2012 Grand Circle ride to the Grand, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks which will be in October in 2012. The autumn leaves are at their peak color at that time.

I have always believed that the joy of anticipation is normally just as great as the joy of realization in most things in our life. For example, consider all the planning and anticipation that goes into the Christmas Holidays each year and the joy this brings for several weeks prior to the actual event.

With this in mind, Glenda and I have already finalized our 2012 calendar including each of the Learning Curves rides along with our opportunities with family and our 31 grandchildren as well as our children. Of course, our own one-on-one time together to learn and serve and grow as a couple are on the top of this list of anticipated events

Try it and you will like it. Sit down with your significant other now. Well before the events you want as part of your 2012 life, outline them on your year-at-a glance calendar. Include children and other family in the planning and anticipation. Don’t short-change yourself or your family by cutting short the quality and quantity of the anticipation.

We, in the Hammond Family, hope you will include a Learning Curves Adventure on your 2012 calendar and begin now to anticipate with us the great memories this will bring.

Thanks for listening,



As we anticipate our first ride of 2012, I look forward to the curves. Riding the Alps is going to be all about the safety and enjoyments of the curves.

Take the curve high, extend your view, get over the turn sooner—these thoughts all bring to pass a safe, enjoyable ride through the curves.

The farther you are toward the outside of your lane as you enter a turn, the more you can see of what’s coming whether that’s a wondering vehicle coming the opposite direction, a stray animal or a patch of loose gravel. The right-hand turn gives a shorter chance to extend your view than a left-hander of the same curvature. This provides the best view around the corner, which increases sight distance and puts you in a better position to exit the turn without crossing the center line.

Entering the turn from the outside allows you to lean the bike sooner and get the turn over sooner. You can get the bike back vertical sooner for better traction in case there are any surface hazards that come into your line of progress.

Also, if there may be a wondering vehicle coming in the opposite direction, you can see it sooner and reduce speed or stay out of the way.

The greatest challenge of riding through this world of beauty is staying focused on the road. I hope these tips on the curve help you do just that.

Alps of Europe

An invitation to explore your world. Once each year, we at Learning Curves organize an international ride. This ride through the world’s most beautiful scenery is a first and very well may be the last.

We still have a few spots left for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Sixteen days on a bike and hotels and meals and awesome continuing education for $11,500 is a sincere awesome bargain. Just do it. Register now before this opportunity is sold out.

Email Angel at Angel@LearningCurves.net

A New Year of Rides is Just Around the Corner
Register now for 2012!

Bike Tip:
Seats & Cheeks

In my many years of riding, I have tried many different seats as well as many different seat pads.

For me at my age now and for the past several years, I have found a back rest to be necessary for a ride of any length. When I decided it was more important to be comfortable than cool, I added the back rest and a windshield.

The tip I want to leave with you today concerns seat pads. I have tried many different seat pads over the years and this season on the advice of my friend Dennis Simmons, I changed to the Air Hawk. This pad has done wonders for both Glenda and I. It is my best bet so far but I am always on the look out for more cheek comfort. Check this one out at www.airhawk.net. On a ride of 300 or 400 or 500 miles in one day a seat pad like Air Hawk brings new life to those cheeks on that last 100 miles that were always a killer




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Roy & Frances Hammond

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