Volunteering keeps SAM alive. If you haven’t tried it yet, believe me, for every hour you invest the satisfaction you reap will be 10 fold. We are always looking out for help, for example, supporting the ride coordinators on social rides, promoting SAM at bike shows or training to be an observer. We are also really keen to have new ideas for guest speakers and social ride destinations. So remember, you really can make a difference, with your help and support SAM will continue to lead the way in promoting advanced riding for another 21 years. I really hope you can join me at Fynn Valley on Tuesday 16th August; together we can raise a toast to SAM, to the past, the present and the future. Remember the system.
Secretary’s Scribbles August 2011 I got into conversation the other day with a non-motorcyclist who knew that I was both Secretary of this group and also a long term tutor (RoSPA speak for Observer) for the “dark side,” and wondered why, after a hard week at work (honestly) I was prepared to give so much of my time up for motorcycle safety (my wife and family would like to know this too). The answer of course is quite simple, “because I love doing it”. But it’s a bit more than that. It’s not just the motorcycling, I can (and do) a lot of that on my own. I don’t need SAM to enjoy my riding. The big thing for me, and I guess for most of us, is that motorcycling seems to attract an amazing number of really great people. Sure there are really nice non-motorcyclists, but I don’t seem to come into contact with many of them. It’s also true that like every walk in life, motorcycling also has its share of pill**ks, but I’ve yet to find one in SAM. The SAM Observer August 2011
The August 2011 edition of "The SAM Observer"