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Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

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Official Newsletter
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
March 2000 Issue

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Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. 2000

Director Director
Dan Gardiner
Assistamt Director Assistant Director
Tom Sigerfoos
Sec/Treas/Editor Secretary/Treasurer/Editor
Rene' Durham
Ride Director Ride Director
Steve Johnson
LOH Ladies of Harley Officer
Tommye Singerfoos
Safety Officer Safety Officer
David Gilmer
Web Master Web Master
B.K. Ellis
Photographer Photographer
Hank Somma
Activities Director Activity Officer
Mike Volk
Advertising Advertising
Dean Mull
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Dick Cadou
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Tom Sigerfoos
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Jimmy Lewis

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March 2000 Event Schedule

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. events are considered "Open" unless otherwise noted!

March 3, 2000
Impromptu Luch Ride

Meet: 11:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Steve Johnson, Ride Leader

March 5, 2000
Ride to Daytona Bike Week

Mike Volk, Ride Leader

March 9, 2000
Ride to Daytona Bike Week

Jimmy Lewis, Ride Leader

March 10, 2000
Impromptu Luch Ride

Meet: 11:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Steve Johnson, Ride Leader

March 14, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting

Meet: 7:00 PM
BBQ House next door Harley-Davidson of Atlanta

March 16, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

Meet: 7:30 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta

March 17, 2000
Impromptu Luch Ride

Meet: 11:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Steve Johnson, Ride Leader

March 24, 2000
Impromptu Luch Ride

Meet: 11:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Steve Johnson, Ride Leader

March 25, 2000
Ride to the Border

Meet: 8:45 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 9:15 AM
Dick Cadau, Ride Leader

March 26, 2000
Bulluck House Lunch Ride

Meet: 10:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 10:30 AM
Tom Singerfoos, Ride Leader

March 31, 2000
Impromptu Luch Ride

Meet: 11:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Steve Johnson, Ride Leader

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Event Statement

Chapter activities are conducted primarily for the benefit of H.O.G. chapter members. There are three categories of activities, all activities are identified as follows:

Closed events are those chapter events which are open to chapter members and one guest per member.
Member events are events that are open only to H.O.G. members.
Open events are those chapter events which are open to chapter members, national H.O.G. members and other guests as desired.

If you are interested in becoming a H.O.G. chapter member, contact Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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The Head HOG!

I am happy to announce that we have completed a full ride and activities calendar for the year 2000. The overnight trips have been slotted and you should be able to make long term plans. There are a few dates left open that we may announce at a later time. It would be some type of activity or Day Ride. Looking at the calendar we are going in all 5 of the states that border Georgia stretching into Mississippi. We have lots of fun planned, everything from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico. We have several trips in Georgia and to the scenic mountains of Gatlinburg. Make sure you make your reservations early when they are announced in the newsletter. I am looking forward to seeing all of you on the rides.

This past month I visited with the Stone Mountain Chapter at their meeting. I am planning to visit the other metro chapters. I met with the Stone Mountain Director and Activities Officer and we are in agreement in planning an activity or ride together this year.

I regret that one of our officers, Jimmy Stephens, has resigned his position. I have appointed Tom Sigerfoos for the remaining part of the year as Assistant Director. He has accepted and is going to perform his duties as Ride Captain and Assistant Director.

I would also like to introduce a new Ride Captain, Jimmy Lewis. Look for his rides already listed on the calendar.

We are announcing the new MEETING AND RIDE ATTENDANCE CONTEST for Members at the Chapter meeting. Also, at the meetings we are putting together some short programs that will benefit you in riding and enjoying your bike. This was requested by some of the members for certain programs.

Just a reminder that all our motel rooms for the Alabama Rally ride have been taken. I understand that the Travel Lodge in Pelham may still have some room available. Please don't forget to pre-register for the Rally by March 20th to receive the rally perks. Also, if anyone has reservations and cannot make it please don't cancel till you have let us slot those members waiting for rooms.

Be sure to check your calendar. We have made changes on dates for some business and regular meetings due to rides and rallies - March, May, August and September.

Our goal is to have as many rides and activities as possible on different days to provide opportunities for our members. We understand that many have different schedules and hopefully we have something for you. If you have an idea we can add to the calendar that may be unique and enjoyable for the membership please let any officer know.

We are ready to R-U-M-B-L-E.

Dan Gardiner
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Your LOH Officer

Thanks for the Memories...

Starting the month of April we will be adding a new feature to the newsletter. It will be called "Member Memories". We would like to invite chapter members to share and write a small article about a memorable motorcycle trip or event you have been on in the past. You can even include a photo of yourself and your bike. A new article will be chosen each month to be published in the newsletter this year.

Tom and I wrote an article about our Canada trip last year and several members remarked on how much they liked reading about it. I feel this is a great way for us all to get to know each other better and discover how much more we all have in common in addition to riding.

I know a lot of you have been riding for years, and have a bunch of neat stories we all would love to read about. So get out that pen and paper or sit down at the computer and get those creative juices going. Let's have fun with this! Who's gotta story?

Please send your articles to me (Tommye) via email at: or you can mail it in or hand them into Rene, at the shop the Monday before each chapter meeting.

It's the Noughties (00's) and
The Ladies Want To Take Us To Lunch

On Saturday, April 22nd, the Ladies of Harley are sponsoring a chapter ride to LaPrade's on beautiful Lake Burton, GA right off GA Hwy 197. Our route will take us through Cleveland and Clarkesville and then up GA 197, a beautifully scenic road of continuous curves along the Soque River to the Lake Burton area. After lunch we will follow 197 to US 76 W. to GA 75 S. ending the ride in Helen, GA.

This ride is a chapter favorite so join us for a fantastic ride, great food, and "biker fellowship". This is one you won't want to miss for sure. LaPrade's is a family style place featuring all you can eat for $10.95 (Saturday price), and it is well worth it.

Date: Saturday, April 22nd
Meeting Time/Location: 10:00 AM, JC Penney @ Perimeter Mall
Route coverage and safety briefing. Arrive with a full tank of gas--there is an Exxon station right across the street from JC Penney.
Departure: 10:30 AM **a group will meet at H-D of Atlanta and ride to Perimeter Mall.
Ride Leader: Tommye Sigerfoos, (770) 971-4467

LOH Saddle'n Paddle Ride

When: June 23-25th (Friday-Sunday)
Where: Nantahala, River Area-Bryson City, NC

This ride is a 2 nighter, featuring a river rafting trip on Saturday. It may seem a bit early, but we're publicizing this now so folks can make plans and arrange things. Also all money for the river trip will have to be turned in by May 24th, so we need to get a jump on things. This is a good trip for those without rafting experience as the river is gentle, but still fun. Good too, for kids, as there is only a minimum body weight of 60 lbs requirement i.e., age does not matter.

We will try to arrange for accomodations again at the Sleep Inn in Bryson City which is only a year or two old and is really nice. For those who might want to ride up and back, but not river raft, Cherokee, NC is only I I miles further on and there is also horseback riding available in the area as well. A big loop ride (about 80 miles) around the Cheoah Dam and Fontana Lake will follow the raft trip so Saturday. It will be a full day!! Our trip home will take us out across the Cherahola, Skyway which is one fantastic ride!!!! Hotel cost is around $68.00 per night and the river raft trip is about $37.00 per person.

Make plans to join us for this "mini vacation" in scenic North Carolina. Promotional stuff will be in our H.O.G. case at the shop, so check it out!!

Remember..."The more you know the better it gets".

Tommye Singerfoos
Ladies of Harley Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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The Safety HOG!

Hello Atlanta-Harley Davidson Owners Group. I hope everyone was able to take advantage of our mild February weather and was able to spin around the block on that Harley. We have a lot of group chapter rides this year and a safe ride is a good ride. In group rides every one needs to be informed of the actions of all the other riders in the group. For this reason we have rules for riders as well as group hand signals. I am including these in this news letter. If we follow these rules and signals we should have a safer and more informed group which should help to make our ride more organized and enjoyable. Remember when riding in a group, the group is only as safe as the least safe rider. (See March HOGWASH for above mentioned rules and signals.)

Ride your Harley 'SAFELY' and you will ride your Harley "LONGER"!

David Gilmer
Safety Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

Please Don't Drink and Ride!
Friends Don't Let Friends ride Drunk!

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Activities Officer's Report

Daytona Bike Week

If anyone is going to Daytona for Bike Week, Karen and I will be leaving Sunday, March 5th. If you are interested in riding with us please call (770) 949-9691 or E-mail me at We can work out a meeting place on I-75 south of Atlanta and ride together. For those of you with the urge to ride later in the week, Jimmy Lewis will be leading a group down on March 9th. Give him a call at (770) 493-4010 or E-mail at If you are going a different day call me or Email me, leave your name, number and what day you are leaving. I will try to put you in touch with someone else going the same day, if I can. If you or pulling you bike and not riding it, your still very welcome with us. See you on the road.

Chapter Ride/Attendance Contest

This year we are going to have a contest as an incentive to ride and come to our monthly meetings. The person who attends the most rides and the person who attends the most meetings will be rewarded for their participation. There will be a 2nd place prize give for the most rides, In the event of a tie, there will be a drawing. So don't stay home, come on out and have a good time. This club belongs to you, so use it, enjoy it, have some fun and if your lucky, you just might win. The officers are-not eligible to win. The contest will start the first of March and end before our November meeting. I will have more information, including the prizes in next month's HOGWASH.

Mike Volk
Activities Officer,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Road Trip(s)

West GA Skirting the Border Ride
Ft. Gaines,
Saturday March 25, 2000

Join us on Saturday, March 25, to ride some roads less traveled. Progress hasn't reared its ugly head everywhere; so take advantage of peaceful country roads, quaint towns and beautiful scenery. Let's enjoy while it lasts!

There certainly will be a stop for lunch. I expect to hear that you've never been on this road or to this part of GA or AL before. By the way, if this is your first group ride; I will see to it that you are comfortable with the experience. I've been riding over 35 years and have found that riding in a group to be a fun thing to do.

Meet at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at 8:45 AM and leave at 9:15 AM. Please arrive with a full tank of gas. Looking forward to seeing you! This will be an all day ride.

Dick Cadou,
Ride Captain

Bulloch House, Warm springs, GA Sunday March 26, 2000

When: Sunday, March 26th
Meeting Place: Harley Davidson of Atlanta
Meeting Time: 10:OO AM...Route Coverage/Safety Briefing
Departure Time: 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos, 770-971-4467

NOTE: The Bulloch House does NOT take is first come, first serve. On Sundays this usually takes a while. There is another restaurant in town almost equally as good. We may want to split up.

Tom Sigerfoos,
Ride Leader

Ride to Charleston, SC April 14-16, 2000

Are you ready for our Spring Break? We are going to Charleston, SC for Site Seeing, Shopping, Great Food and Lots of Fun!

We will meet at Harley-Davidson Atlanta 8:30 AM. on Friday, April 14th and depart at 9 AM. Chris Houghton and Steve Johnson, Ride Directors will lead the ride. We will probably break into 2 groups for safety reasons. Dan Gardiner will have a 3rd group join us in Conyers, Exit 43 Salem Road in the Winn-Dixie Shopping Center Parking Lot at 9:15 AM. This group will fall in behind the first 2 groups as we pass the exit at approximately 9:45.

For motel reservations call Alison Mull at 770-486-8232. We have 2 motels approximately 1 block apart and about 10 minutes from downtown Charleston. You can park your bike and shop the market place. Ride along scenic Rainbow Row or cross the bridge to tour the Aircraft Carrier. It is so much to see and do Charleston.

Steve Johnson,
Ride Captain

Myrtle Beach Bike Week, May 18-21,2000

Join our Atlanta Chapter in Myrtle Beach, SC for Bike Week festivities. I'll be staying at the Waters Edge Resort Condo. There are accommodations available at the resort and at several other locations. Please make your reservations early! Call Allison Mull (770) 486-8232 for reservations. A deposit is required to insure reservations at the Condo and is accepted till March 31st. You may be able to get in there after this date; but it is not guaranteed.

I will be leaving H-D Atlanta and traveling to the East side of Atlanta for a second pick-up for folks who want to start there. Meeting at I-20, Exit 43, Salem Road in the Winn-Dixie Shopping center across from the AT&T Building. Look in the April HOGWASH for further ride details.

Dick Cadou,
Ride Captain

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2000 Tentative Events Schedule
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

January 2000

01 Tommy Tyner Annual Memorial Ride
13 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
15 Cave Spring Ride and Lunch
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting

February 2000

10 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
12 Sweetheart Lunch Ride
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
20 Taco Mac Lunch Ride

March 2000

3 Impromptu Lunch Ride
5 Ride to Daytona Bike Week
9 Ride to Daytona Bike Week
10 Impromptu Lunch Ride
14 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
16 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
17 Impromptu Lunch Ride
18 FYI, Motorcycle Show, Cobb Gallery
24 Impromptu Lunch Ride
25 Run to the Border Ride
26 Bullock House Lunch Ride
31 Impromptu Lunch Ride

April 2000

13 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
14-16 Charleston, SC Spring Ride
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
22 LOH, LaPrades Lunch Ride

May 2000

4 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
5-7 Alabama State Rally
11 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
13 Cinco de Mio Ride
18-21 Ride to Myrtle Beach Bike Week
27 Renaissance Festival Ride
28 FYI, Rolling Thunder Ride

June 2000

4 Murphy, NC Ride
8 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
8-11 Tennessee State H.O.G. Rally
10 LOH Macon Braves Ride
11 FYI, New England Bike Week
15 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
17 TBA
21 FYI, Annual H.O.G. Rally, Milwaukee, WI
23-25 LOH Natlahala River Ride

July 2000

2 Impromtu Ride
4 Dale Morefield Memorial Ride, Bostwick, GA
9 MDA Poker Run
13 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
15-16 Ocoee River Rafting Ride
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
21-24 Buloxi, MS Ride

August 2000

3 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
5-13 FYI, Sturgis Rally
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
19 Lunch Ride
25-27 Little Sturgis Ride

September 2000

2 Dixie Speedway Ride
3 Lunch Ride
7 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
10 FYI, Blessing of the Bikes
14 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. 15th Anniversary Party
21-23 Georgia State H.O.G. Rally, Columbus, GA

October 2000

7 Lunch Ride, LaPrades
12 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
13-22 Ride to Key West
14-15 Gatlinburg, TN Ride
19 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
21 Lunch Ride, Helen, GA
29 Lunch Ride, Field Stone Inn, Hawassi, GA

November 2000

3-5 Appalachacola, FL Seafood Festival Ride
9 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
16 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting

December 2000

3 Christian City Toy Ride
14 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
16 Tentative Chapter Christmas Party
21 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting

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February, 2000 HOGWASH

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December, 1999 HOGWASH

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June, 1999 HOGWASH

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April, 1999 HOGWASH

March, 1999 HOGWASH

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December, 1998 HOGWASH

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July, 1998 HOGWASH

June, 1998 HOGWASH

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April, 1998 HOGWASH

March, 1998 HOGWASH

February, 1998 HOGWASH

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December, 1997 HOGWASH

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H.O.G. will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information. If you choose to send e-mail, registration, or other personal information over the Internet, you do so voluntarily.

The Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. will not disclose personal information provided to it except as follows:

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Atlanta Chapter Member's E-Mail Addresses

Barbour, Danny
Becton, Allan
Brown, Don and Jane
Cadou, Dick
Cawley, Charles
Cloninger, Chuck and Linda
Durham, Jim and Rene'
Ellis, B.K.
Gardiner, Dan and Ginger
Gillett, Pamelia
Gillett, Tom
Johnson, Steve and Sharon
Jones, Don
Love, Bron
Keely, Jim
Keely, Johni
Matthews, Billy and Susan
McClure, Glenn
Peel, Robert
Volk, Michael and Karen

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