My name is Charlie Lifer. We have a sportbike club in the Huntsville, Ala. area with about 70 of us on two web sites, www.valleysportbikers.com
, and Yahoo talk group TVSportbikes. We have a phone list of over 150 of us at this time. We have a wide variety of interests from road racing, to track days, to drag racing, to Deal's Gap enthusiasts, to sport riding, and finally sport touring. We go to some of the AMA and WERA races to watch and participate. We ride every Sunday, weather permitting, at the intersection of state HWY 53 and US 72 at 10 am. I ride an 03 GSXR1000 and just sold my track day bike. We try to educate all of our new riders on safe riding in safe gear while at the same time riding knee-down at times.