Gold Wing Road Riders Association
Chapter A
McDonough, Georgia

Our Couple of the Year for 2016
Beverly & Nathan Ensley

Nathan & Beverly met while attending church in Forest Park, GA. As single parents, they were encouraged by their four young children to attend a special family service on Christmas Day so they could all sit together. Two years later, they were married in October 1990…twenty-five years ago. Now they have four grown children and eight grandchildren scattered in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. Nathan grew up in Fayetteville, GA and Beverly is from the Pittsburgh, PA area.

Nathan has been riding motorcycles from an early age, racing with his father and older brother. He has owned various makes and models but always dreamed of owning the Cadillac of all…a GoldWing! During a low slump in his first marriage, he was resigned to selling his bike and was bikeless for several years. Even when times got better, he “threatened” to forget about the bills and buy a new bike instead. Finally in 2001, he declared that he was serious about making “his move” and he purchased a 2001 Yamaha Roadstar. Even though Beverly had ridden on her brother’s Honda, Nathan preferred to ride solo and was a part of three different riding groups. After friends encouraged Beverly to join them, he realized how much she enjoyed motorcycles and started to consider a cruiser for better two-up comfort. They stopped to pick up a brochure at a local Yamaha dealer and came home with a 2003 Yamaha Venture…much better suited for the two of them. But the GoldWing dream was still there!

While on a charity poker ride that made a stop at a local Honda dealership, the itch got stronger. Within two weeks, a 2005 GoldWing GL1800 was in the garage! Not only did the color go from black to white but the difference in handling went from black to white. They continue to enjoy their dream bike and have recently added lots of bling.
The Ensleys have been a part of Chapter A since 2003. They were invited by former members, Ray & Daphne Keys, but did not officially join until 2005 when they purchased their GoldWing. They attend as many meetings and rides as possible and love to get away for Spring rides and weekends. Nathan enjoys being Tail Gunner, occasional Ride Captain, Photographer, and BBQ Chef. Beverly has held the Secretary position since June 2014 and writes regular articles for the chapter newsletter. She has been involved with decorating for Fun Days and Christmas parties. She and ALF have become buddies lately, with ALF now living in their Stockbridge home. 

Together, the three of them will continue to be involved whenever possible…as 2016 Couple of the Year and Chapter A mascot.

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