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501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122

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Official Newsletter
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
June 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
Jim Sherrer
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Dick Cadou
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Tom Sigerfoos
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Jimmy Lewis
Ride Captain Ride Captain
Don Brown

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June 2000 Event Schedule

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

June 4, 2000
Murphy, NC Lunch Ride

Meet: 10:00 AM
Cracker Barrel, Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA Exit 271, I-75 North
Leave: 10:30 AM

June 8, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting

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

June 10, 2000
Macon Braves Ride

Meet: 3:00 PM
Atlanta Motor Speedway Hampton, GA Exit 235, I-75 South 41/19 to Hampton
Leave: 3:30 PM

June 15, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

Meet: 7:30 PM Meeting and
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta

June 21, 2000
FYI, Annual H.O.G. Rally Milwaukee, WI

June 23-25, 2000
Rafting the Nantahala


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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!

For those of you that have not heard, Jim Durham, our past director for 1999 and long time member of Atlanta Chapter, had a stroke on Sunday, April 30th and spent several days in Northside Hospital. He was transferred to the North Fulton Rehabilitation Center. Hopefully by the time you read this he will be home and recovering. Rene' reports that he has really improved each day. Our thoughts and prayers are with him during this time.

The Alabama State Rally was great! I wish the entire Chapter could have joined us. The Birmingham Chapter did a great job. A group of us on early Saturday morning took the tour of the Harley-Davidson Test facility at the Talladega Speedway. We actually got to go around the 2-1/2 mile track on our own bikes. We also that afternoon went into Birmingham to visit the Barber vintage Motorcycle Museum. If you are a motorcycle lover, like most people in our chapter, you could spend the whole day at this place.

Harley-Davidson of Atlanta is now sponsoring the SOUTHWIND Motorcycle Drag Racing Team. The team attended our last meeting and introduced themselves to our chapter and was available for questions. They are going to try to have their bike displayed and be present at our next meeting. Hopefully we can support the team by having a ride to the National Drags on July 22-23rd for the people that are not going on the chapter ride to Biloxi.

Be sure to check our calendar. There have been a few changes in dates and some new rides added, i.e., M.D.A. Poker Run was changed from July 9th to July 29th. M.D.A. is the one national charity we support. Please make every effort to support it. Tommye Sigerfoos, Ladies of Harley Officer, will publish details of the event. The LaPrade's Ride has been changed from Saturday to Sunday Oct. 8th due to request for Fried Chicken.

We have rides every weekend in June. Come out and join us. Please if you are planning in making any of the overnight trips be sure to book as soon as possible with our travel agent Alison Mull.

Ride Safe and Have Fun,

Dan Gardiner
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Braggin' Rights

I have written a couple of times on how we, your Officer Board would like to hear from you with regard to the rides and activities we put together for you, our members. Basically we are asking for a report card of sorts.

Just recently, Tommye, Rene, David Gilmer and myself had a chance to attend Primary Officer Training in Gulfport, MS. The objective of P.O.T. is for us to be made aware of a lot of ideas and requirements in running a successful H.O.G. Chapter and to share with fellow officers from other chapters about the things our chapter is doing and the challenges we face. As part of that session, we had the chance to look at a lot of chapter newsletters to see what the "other guy" was up to. Let me tell you that of all the ride schedules we were able to cast our eyes on, this chapter, THE ATLANTA CHAPTER, has a volume and variety of ride and activities that were "hands down" the envy of many, many chapters.

So, while we always look for improvements we can make and welcome your suggestions, I think we all left with sense that we are doing a lot to fill your desires for rides and activities-and this is a tradition we want to continue. We hope that we are putting together a program that will really pique your interest and get your "riding juices flowing". Again, we are here to serve you, our members. Thanks for the opportunity!

Tom Singerfoos
Assistant Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Secretary's Report

Pin Your Pride

If you have received you May/June H.O.G. Tales, you might have noticed on page 4 the display of holiday pins that H.O.G. is offering. Well they have arrived at our dealership. There are 12 total at $7 each. The display only shows the first 4. Supply is limited so come in and get your set started early. The display is at the Motorclothers Island.

Rene' Durham
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Ride Director's Report

The Alabama State Rally was a lot of fun, especially getting to ride our motorcycles around the Talledega race track. Now that's something I don't get to do regularly and it was a real hoot for me. We got to spend time with old friends and even met a few new ones, the weather was right and the roads were inviting. We had fun and hope that you did too.

On another note, I want to extend my sympathy to Tom Sigerfoos on the loss of his dad.

We had a lunch ride on Saturday the 13th to the El Jalapena in Villa Rica, it was about a 60 mile ride with about 18 bikes and 20 riders, I heard of no complaints, it was a nice easy ride to enjoy the day.

We have several upcoming rides during the month of June, I'm not scheduled to lead any of them, so I won't laborate on them, I'll let the Ride Captains leading each ride do that themselves. Please come and join us if you can, there are good times to be had. We have had several new members to join us and they seem to be having fun and we need you to join in too. Let's enjoy these expensive motorcycles, that's what we got them for and now is the time. Please have them serviced as scheduled so, hopefully, you won't have mechanical problems that could spoil your ride.

Ride today like you want be able to ride tomorrow!

Please Ride Responsibly,

Steve Johnson
Ride Director,
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Macon Braves
Saturday June 10, 2000

Don't forget our overnight ride to Macon on Saturday June 10th to see the Macon Braves go up against the Charleston River Dogs. We're staying at the Fairfield Inn on Riverside Drive and hopefully by now you have made your reservations. If you have not, call Alison Mull at (770) 486-8232. See you at the racetrack on Saturday afternoon!

Meeting Date/Location: Saturday, June 10th
Atlanta Motor Speedway at Hampton
Meeting Time: 3:00 PM
Sign In/Route Coverage/Safety Briefing
Departure: 3:30 PM
Ride Leaders: Tommye and Tom Sigerfoos
(770) 971-4467

MDA Poker Run
Saturday, July 29, 2000
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
$10.00 Each Hand
Best Hand Wins $100.00
First Bike Out 9:30 AM
Last Bike In 3:00 PM
Door Prizes
Worst Hand Wins A T-Shirt
If you are unableto attend, please make donation to MDA.
Contact tommye singerfoos or Rene' Durham for information.

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

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The Safety HOG!

What you can't see can hurt you!

Blind comers have claimed many a good motorcyclists. Never rely solely on road signs. If you have never been on a road or upcoming set of curves, you now become and are essence a rookie. We all know rookies should never push their limit to the max. We should never ride beyond our skills limit. Road signs do not warn of gravel in your lane in the middle of the curve. Road signs do not warn of off-camber curves or decreasing radius curves. While on a motorcycle, mountain twisties are the best thing since sliced bread but they can put you down before you know it. You will go down not for what you know and see but for what you don't know and can't see.

Rule of the month:
The "Up Rule"
Don't try to 'show up'
Don't try to 'pass up'
Don't try to 'keep up'

If you are riding over your limit or skill. level this can lead to a big 'screw up' Ride as if your life depends upon it, ride within your limits.

"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

No Report this month.

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

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Road Trip(s)

Hotel Update from Alison Mull at 770-486-1346.

Macon Braves Ride 6/10-6/11: Fairfield Inn $59.00, Call Alison for reservations.
Biloxi, MS 7/21-7/24: President Hotel & Casino $48.00 per night Little Sturgis, MS 8/25-8/27: Hampton Inn $79.00 per night
Georgia State Rally 9/21-9/24: Hilton Hotel $83.00 per night or Sheraton Hotel $59.00 per night

Call Alison Mull for reservations, 770-486-1346. Space Is Limited!

JULY 4th




Mississippi Gulf Coast, Biloxi, MS
July 21-24, 2000

Join the Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. on a weekend jaunt to the "Playground of the South", the Mississippi Gulf Coast. No matter what your idea of a getaway is, you're sure to find it here. From 26 miles of sugar-white beaches, to non-stop casino action, shopping, culture, history, arts, and delectable cuisine, Biloxi has it all and everything in between.

We have blocked 20 rooms at the President Casino Broadwater Resort at a room rate of $55.00 per night for Friday and Saturday night and $35.00 for Sunday night. This rate includes a Continental Breakfast. Please call Alison Mull (770-486-8232) for reservations. This resort sits on 260 acres amidst majestic oak trees and is just across the street from the beautiful beaches. This resort offers 24 hour. casino entertainment, lounges with live shows, 3 tropical pools, an arcade and children's playground, fitness center, basketball courts, volleyball, shuffleboard, table tennis, a marina and 18 -hole championship golf course.

There are also scenic riding routes in this area, which include antebellum homes, unique landmarks and historic neighborhoods. Hope you can join us!

Dick Cadou,
Ride Captain,

Murphy, NC Day Ride Sunday,
June 4, 2000

Don't forget our Sunday, June 4th ride to Murphy, NC for lunch at Shoe Booties' Cafe. This route will tackle some nice curves as we head up GA Hwy 60 and on into scenic North Carolina!! Our ride home will take us through East Tennessee, so join us for this "3-state" ride that should be lots of fun.

Meeting Date/Time: Sunday, June 4th
Cracker Barrel, Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, GA; Exit 271 I-75N. Several gas stations west side of I-75 to fill up. Arrive fueled and ready to go please. Cracker Barrel is on the east side of I-75.
Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Sign In/Route Coverage/Safety Briefing.
Departure: 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Tom Singerfoos,

Joint Lunch Ride With North Georgia H.O.G. Chapter
Saturday, July 1, 2000

We will be having a joint lunch ride with the North Georgia H.O.G. Chapter. We will be going to Gumbeau's in Douglasville. Meet at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at 11:30. We will leave at 12:00 noon. Hope to see you there.

Rene' Durham
Ride Leader

Been There Done That


Our Saturday ride of April 22 to LaPrade's on Lake Burton saw 20 bikes and a total of 26 folks come out in "less than advertised" weather for a scenic ride and some delicious food. We met at Perimeter Center Mall under cloudy, cool (chilly?) and windy skies which did not improve as we headed north. As we rode to the end of GA 400 the temperature seemed to drop a good bit and as we rode into Dahlonega, a bank sign confirmed our suspicions and told us it was a blistering 47 degrees! We did catch a break however in Cleveland as I think we just missed the Easter Parade and when we approached our gas stop we noticed that we were about to get caught up in the Easter Egg Hunt held at Truett McConnell College right across the highway. Fortunately, there were two policemen directing traffic and we got out with only a few minutes delay. Nearing LaPrade's, the clouds finally and seemingly, defiantly gave way to mostly sunshine. We all welcomed the chance to bask in the sun outside while the restaurant made ready for our hungry group.

Most of the riders went the short way back to Helen of their own accord as many needed to get home before the day wore on much longer. We did have six bikes that went the long way which was north and then west across US 76 before heading south on the curvy 17/75 into Helen. Of s ecoa; interest this day was the fact that Joe and Phyllis Sands joined us for the return trip and Phyllis made her maiden voyage on her bi To this point, she admitted she had not been very far from home, doing a lot around the Red Top Mountain area, but for her first ride out she did tackled nearly 300 miles that day and took on some pretty hairy curves too, especially for her experience level!!!! She did absolutely great-so, congratulations Phyllis on your "Coming Out Ride"!

Finally, I would like to welcome some new riders we had on this one. Gary and Gay from the Peachtree City area, Charlie and Penny from Carrollton, and also Tim from Carrollton. Everyone rode very well-so well that our Safety Officer, David Gilmer said he could have slept through the ride. Again, our chapter has a really good safety record and we want to continue that, but it takes effort from everyone to do it, so thanks everyone for your contribution to this outstanding record!!

Tom Sigerfoos,
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
29 FYI, P.O.W. Memorial Ride

June 2000

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

July 2000

1 Joint Lunch Ride with N.GA H.O.G.
4 Dale Morefield Memorial Ride, Bostwick, GA
8 Alabama Country Bulldog Lunch Ride
13 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
15-16 Cancelled...Ocoee River Rafting Ride
20 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
21-24 Buloxi, MS Ride
29 MDA Poker Run

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

1 Cheehaw Ride
7 Lunch Ride, LaPrades
7-8 2000 March of Dimes Ride
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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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:

At your request, which may be oral, in writing, by telephone, electronic or other means we recognize;

To assist H.O.G. in evaluating its programs and to continue to improve the quality of your on-line and membership experience;

When disclosure is required by law, such as pursuant to court order, subpoena, legal process or government agency examination or investigation, or to protect or enforce our rights;

To companies that perform services for H.O.G. in connection with your membership, such as data processing and financial transaction processing companies and agencies;

To Harley-Davidson affiliated companies and carefully selected third parties for their own use to provide products and services, or other opportunities to you, unless you have instructed us in writing not to do so; and

In connection with Harley-Davidson corporate due diligence and audits.

By your use of and connection to our web site, you understand and consent to this privacy statement. If for any reason you are concerned that the personal or member information maintained by H.O.G. is not correct or if for some reason you believe H.O.G. has not adhered to these privacy principles, please notify us by calling 1-800-CLUB-HOG.

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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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