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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
September 2000 Issue
15th Anniversary Issue
Thanks, for a Great 15 years!

Hot-Line Number!

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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 Sigerfoos
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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September 2000 Event Schedule

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

September 2, 2000
Dixie Speedway

Racing starts at 7:00 PM
Meet: 5:00 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 5:30 PM
Ride Leader: Mike Volk

September 3, 2000
Two Brothers Barbeque, Ball Ground, GA

Meet: 10:30 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 11:00 AM
Ride leader: Tom Sigerfoos

September 6, 2000
Bike Night, Hooters Douglasville

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
25 Cent Wings
Present Chapter Card for Wing Special!

September 7, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting

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

September 14, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

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

September 16, 2000
New Member Orientation

Meet: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Welcome session and lunch ride
Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos
Member Event

September 17, 2000
Atlanta Chapter H.O.G.
15th Anniversary Party

Meet: 12:00 PM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Members: Bring Covered Dish
Chapter will furnish: hamburgers, chicken, hotdogs and drinks.
Members Free, Guest $10.00
Filed Events

September 21-24, 2000
Georgia State H.O.G. Rally
Columbus, Georgia

Meet: September 21, 10:00 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Dan Gardiner

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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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Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G., 15th Annual Anniversary Party on September 17th is going to be great, so be sure to join us. We will have a DJ, Riding Activities such as the Slow Race for Men and Women, Balloon Toss or Bike Wash, and Balls/Cones.

Tommye Sigerfoos L.O.H. Officer is having a Dessert Contest. Everyone who bring a dessert and you will automatically be entered. Everyone is also asked to bring a side dish. We will chicken, hamburgers, and hotdogs. We could use some help if anyone would like to come early to help set up.

Nominations and elections for the 2001 Officers will be done a little differently this year. We will start taking nominations at the Chapter meeting on September 14th. (September meeting is moved up due to the State Rally.) We will take nominations through October 26th (October regular meeting moved up due to Biketoberfest in Daytona). The names will then be published in the November HOGWASH. The election will be held at the November 10th meeting.

In November we will award the winners of the Ride and Meeting Attendance Contests, so be sure to keep joining us on the rides and at the meetings.

Reminder, I will be leading a Chapter Ride to the State Rally on Thursday, September 2 1 and return on Sunday, September 24th. We will meet at Atlanta-Harley Davidson of Atlanta at 10 AM on Thursday and take a scenic back road route to Columbus. I know the State Rally will have lots of things for everyone.

Ride Safe and Have Fun,

Dan Gardiner
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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

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Secretary's Report

15th Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. Anniversary

We will be celebrating the 15th Anniversary for the Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. on September 17. That is on a Sunday at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. We will have food and fun. There will be field events for you to practice for the state rally. This is an open event and all other Chapters in Georgia will be invited to come and join in our celebration. WE ARE THE OLDEST CHAPTER IN GEORGIA. We are asking everyone to bring a large covered dish of your favorite food. We will have soft drinks, water, hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken. Please contact Rene' at H-D of Atlanta, 770-944-1340 to let her know what you will bring. If you plan to bring a guest there will be a charge of $ 10.00. Atlanta Chapter members are free.

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

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Ride Director's Report

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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Let's ride and have FUN!!

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

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I'm sure each of you who made the Sturgis trip have many pictures and stories to show and tell us who were not able to goof off for 2 weeks in South Dakota. All I've heard is good and safe reports from everyone.

We have many Chapter H.O.G. Rides coming up in the next couple months, so I have been asked by several new members to share some information regarding "Group Riding". First and foremost is the fact that "drinking and driving" never mix. This is especially true when participating in a group ride.

Always ride in the staggered formation. This gives you an extra margin of room for safety. A group of motorcycles is not considered a single vehicle. Be courteous and allow cars to enter and exit the highway and change lanes. Generally speaking, a car will not want to ride in the middle of a group of motorcycles and will get out of the group as quickly as possible. Arrive to participate in a group ride with a full tank of gas and a safe motorcycle.

I have also been asked to explain the terms "staggered formation" and "single file". The hand sign for staggered formation is the left hand over head with two fingers up while rotating either the hand or the two fingers. The motorcycles are arranged with the lead motorcycle in the left 1/2 of the lane, the second motorcycle should be in the right 1/2 of the same lane, one second behind the lead motorcycle and so on, alternating from the left 1/2 to the right 1/2 of the lane. This would allow 2 seconds between you and the motorcycle directly in front of you. Always leave enough room between each motorcycle so that any rider can maneuver to the right or left without hitting any one else. Always try to stay in line with the bike in front of you. Do not switch between the left 1/2 and right 1/2 of the lane. Always try not to drive in the middle of a lane. This is the darker spot of the lane which accumulates the leaking oil, transmission fluid, rear end dope, etc from the four wheelers. The hand sign for single file is the left hand over head with one finger up with hand still. The motorcycles are arranged in a single line with 2 seconds between one another. We always look forward to having new members ride with us.

Harley-Davidson of Atlanta Rental Program

By the time you receive this newsletter our new Harley-Davidson Rental program should be up and running. We have 13 different Harley-Davidson motorcycles to rent for the day, weekend, week, or month. Our rental program is designed for motorcycle riders who are at least 25 years old, have a valid motorcycle driving license, and a major credit card. Unlike the Harley-Davidson Fly & Ride Program, you do not have to be a H.O.G. member to rent these Harley-Davidsons. If you, any of your friends, or riding buddies want to rent a 2000 model Harley-Davidson Motorcycle, call David Gilmer at the Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at (770) 944-1340.


"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

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
15th Anniversary Party

This is the 15th anniversary of Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. and we are having a party on September 17th. There will be lots of food including hamburgers, chicken, hotdogs, and plenty to drink (tea and water). Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish, please contact Rene' and let her know what you plan to bring (770-944-1340). The field events will include the weenie bite, balloon toss, slow race and more. The party is free for members to Atlanta Chapter members and is $10.00 for their guests. It is an open event, so bring a friend and join in the celebration.

Participation Contest

Ride Attendance Contest and HOG Meeting A attendance Contest

Don't forget about these two contests. There is still about 4 months left until we know who the winners will be. You can't win if you don't ride and come to the meetings (PARTICIPATE!).

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.

Georgia State Rally 9/21-9/24: Hilton Hotel $83.00 per night or Sheraton Hotel $59.00 per night
Biketoberfest-Daytona Beach 10/19-10/22: Quality Inn $59 per night. Most rooms are non-smoking, two double beds.

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

Georgia State Rally
September 21-24, Hotel Information!

Rooms reserved at the Hilton which is across the street from the Rally are not guaranteed to be nonsmoking and most rooms will have one double bed. We have requested non-smoking King Rooms if they become available, but the hotel is Sold Out at this time and will only confirm double bed rooms in smoking. Please check the list at the shop to make sure your reservation is for the hotel and date you requested.

All reservations are guaranteed to credit cards and subject to cancellation penalties.

Dixie Speedway Ride

On September 2, we are riding to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock GA. Racing starts at 7:00 with the feature race being the Pepsi 100, with a $4,000 Late Model winner's purse. We will be meeting at the dealer at 5:00 and leaving at 5:30. The route will leave the shop going north on HWY. 278 then following HWY. 92 to the Dixie Speedway.

Two Brothers Barbecue Ride

On Sunday September 3rd, we will have a Chapter Ride to the Two Brothers Barbecue in Ball Ground, GA. The Two Brothers is a small wayside place that features some of the best baby back ribs you will ever eat. Complete with a sawdust floor, the place is also filled with antique farm implements and hand tools from yesteryear. They also have a large screen TV which usually has the NASCAR race of the weekend showing while you enjoy your meal.

Come join us for a nice ride to the north and some great eating.
DATE: Sunday, September 3rd (Labor Day Weekend).
MEET: 10:30 AM, Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Depart: 11:OO AM following route coverage and safety briefing.
Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos, (770) 971-4467

New Member Welcome/Ride Session

We will continue our new member welcoming sessions with our 2nd session on Saturday September 16th, beginning at 10:30 AM at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. We will meet in the picnic pavilion and our "familiarization" phase will take about an hour or so, followed by a short ride for lunch to introduce folks to group riding.

Plan to join us and make some new riding friends, while learning in more detail about the benefits of being a H.O.G. member.

DATE: Saturday, September 16th
WHERE: Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
TIME: 10:30 AM to 12:30PM
If you have questions about the session, call:
Tom Sigerfoos at (770) 971-4467.

Georgia State H.O.G. Rally Ride

I will lead the Chapter Ride to the Georgia State H.O.G. Rally on Thursday, September 21 st and return on Sunday, September 24th. We will meet at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at l0:00 AM on Thursday and take a scenic back roads route to Columbus. We will stop for a lunch break on the way. The ride will be going to the Hilton Hotel. If you are staying at another location be sure you have the directions. Any questions on the ride you can contact me by phone or email.

Ride Leader, Dan Gardiner

Cheah State Park, Alabama

This year our Chapter Lunch Ride to the top of Cheaha Mountain in Alabama, on Sunday, October 1, 2000. We will meet at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at 9:30 AM for a safety and ride briefing and depart promptly at 10:00 AM. I will have to call ahead before we leave that morning with a person count for our lunch reservations. We will again ride all back roads to the State Park where we will have our lunch buffet atop Cheaha Mountain in their restaurant. After lunch, we will ride down the backside of the park into Lineville, Alabama and continue on back roads into Georgia toward Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. We will have gas and rest stops to accommodate any Sportsters in our group. Total miles should be approximately 200 miles. Since we are going to the top of a mountain, needless to say we will be on some mountain roads with curves. If you have any doubts or questions about this ride, please feel free to give me a call.

Ride Leader, David Gilemer

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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 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 Lunch Ride to Lagrange, GA
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, 60th Annual Sturgis Rally, Sturgis, SD
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
19 Museum of Aviation and 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
16 New Member Orientation and Ride
17 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. 15th Anniversary Party
21-23 Georgia State H.O.G. Rally, Columbus, GA

October 2000

1 Cheehaw Ride
7-8 2000 March of Dimes Ride
8 Lunch Ride, LaPrades
12 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
13-22 Ride to Key West
19 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
19-22 FYI, Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL
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
18 New Member Orientation and Ride

December 2000

3 Christian City Toy Ride
14 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
16 Tentative Chapter Christmas Party
21 NO Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting

January 2001

1 Annual Tommy Tyner Ride

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Personal privacy and security of information are mutual concerns of H.O.G., its members, and visitors to Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. web site. This Statement explains H.O.G.'s Internet policies and security measures relating to personal privacy and information security. The Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. collects and stores the following information about you when you visit the Atlanta Chapter web site: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from an America Online account); the date and time you access the site; and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our site. The chapter uses this information to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of its site. This helps H.O.G. to make its site more responsive to its members and prospective members.

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
Dunbar, Kim
Dunbar, Pat
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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