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Ladies of Harley Report
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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
October 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 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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October 2000 Event Schedule

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

October 1, 2000
Cheehaw Mountain, AL

Meet: 9:30 AM
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
Leave: 10:00 Am
Ride Leader: David Gilmer

October 5, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting

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

October 7, 2000
FYI, March of Dimes
Iron Horse Saloon Stampede

Coca-Cola Lakewood Exhibition Center
Vendors, Bike Show, Stunt Shows and More
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

October 8, 2000
March of Dimes Ride
Saving Babies, Together

Meet: 7:30 AM
I-20 West and Thornton Road, Exit 44
Leave: 8:30 AM
Ride Leader: B.K. Ellis

October 12, 2000
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Chapter Meeting

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

October 14, 2000
FYI...Poker Run
GA Fire Fighter Bun Foundation

1st Bike Out: 9:00 AM
Donnie's BBQ
4179 Marietta Street
Powder Springs
Last Bike Out: 10:30 AM

October 14, 2000
FYI...Blast from the Fast Past
Motorcycle ride and Car Show

Jim Miller Park
Callaway Road
Marietta, GA
See October HOGWASH for Registration Form

October 15, 2000
Laprades Ride

Meet: 10:00 AM
JC Penny, Perimeter Mall
Leave: 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Tom Singerfoos

October 13-22, 2000
Key West, FL

Ride Leader: Jimmy Lewis

October 19-22, 2000
FYI, Biketoberfest 2000
Daytona Beach

October 21, 2000
Lunch Ride, Helen, GA

Meet: 10:00 AM
JC Penny, Perimeter Mall
Leave 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos

October 29, 2000
Fieldstone Inn, Hiasassee, GA

Meet: 10:00 AM
Cracker Barrel
I-75 North, Chastain Road, Exit 271
Leave 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos

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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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Membership Renewal

Please see your October HOGWASH for your 2001 membership renewal form or print one out here on the web site, and get back to Rene' at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta by the first of the year if want to continue receiving the HOGWASH News Letter and enjoying the benefits of H.O.G. Chapter. We have included a place for your e-mail address. This is becoming and important address in our electronic world. Thank you for renewing early.

Officer Election

A Few Good Leaders Needed. Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. will hold election of officers at the November meeting. If you or someone you know are willing to serve please provide their names to Rene' at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. If you are nominating someone, please get their permission before putting their name in the hat.

Christmas Party

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.'s Christmas Party will be Friday, December 22, 2000 at the Horse Park in Conyers. This year, the first time in Atlanta Chapter's 15 year history, there will be a Member Charge...$20.00. This is due to the cost of printing our Newsletter and the "bundle" that was spent on last years party which we just got paid off. It will be a full dinner on china plates, DJ and a pay as you drink bar.

Printer Needed

If you can help us with our printing of the HOGWASH, please call Rene' at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta and discuss what you can offer. Thanks, we really need some help.

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Ride Safe and Have Fun,

Dan Gardiner
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Fall Riding Safety Tip

Having just recently returned from Sturgis and other points in the western US, I was astounded by its beauty and it occurred to me that if I can't ride there then I think that if I can't ride there then I think north Georgia is the next best thing. In several ways north Georgia has a beauty all its own and one of the things that contributes to that is the abundance of hardwood trees providing lush greenery in the summer months and gorgeous colors in the fall.

For many, fall is the preferred time to ride as it is usually cooler and offers a break from the oppressive heat of summer. But this is also one of the most treacherous times to ride in north Georgia. All of those gorgeous leaves sooner or later wind up on the road surface, usually thicker to the sides of the road and often times matted down from rain; this means a riding surface that offers absolutely no traction should your tires wind up on them. Combine that with the fact that when you are cornering as you do almost constantly in that area, your contact surface with the road is reduced and you have the perfect recipe for disaster, for you and your bike.

So remember to look ahead through those curves and keep in mind these little devils are out there to test your skill.

Slow down too when those conditions are present and allow a little more time to complete the trip. Another reason to slow down is that very likely around one or more of those curves is a "cager" who is poking along or worse has stopped, to see the leaves.

As David says: "Ride safely and you will ride longer''.

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

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Secretary's Report

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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MDA Poker Run

The L.O.H. sponsored poker run, held July 29th was a great success and a lot of fun. After final contributions were counted we ended up raising just under $1,000.00!!!

We had about 25 bikes and 30 plus people show for an early start to a nice day. The route took riders just over 100 scenic , miles ending at the Taco Mac on Dallas Hwy (120) where we were greeted with super-friendly service and good food. Thanks to Taco Mac's manager, Shelley and staff for helping us feel so welcomed.

Our grand prize winner was Craig Morrison, who after trading a few cards, came in with a Full House! The stars were smiling on Craig that day as he also won the 50/50 drawing. Second place went to Marcie Cadou who held a Flush! The worst hand prize went to our Chapter Director, Dan Gardiner who won a 15th Anniversary T-shirt.

Much appreciation goes out to Dan and Ginger Gardiner who "manned" the first stop, Steve Johnson, took care of the second stop all by himself and Jimmy Lewis and Patty Toney did a great job at third. Heart felt thanks to Jim and Rene Durham for helping us at the sign-in tables and for answering endless questions during the planning of the event. Good to see Jim doing so well! A very special thanks to our good riding buds, Tim and Katie Lawrence, for running sweep and for taking the time to do a practice run of the route for us to make sure no-one got lost, as well as all the tons of (poker run) advise. A big hug and thank you to my pal, Phyllis Sands (and Joe too) for being there to do whatever was needed at any given time. You are the best! Dick and Marcie Cadou....could not have done it without cha! We would still be trying to figure out who had the best hand if not for Dick and to Mike Volk for the maps, suggestions and just being there! Mike was involved with the "Battle of the Bikes" (March of Dimes) at Stone Mountain H-D and still took the time to come by to help out.

All in all it was a fun, safe event and the best thing is, we raised a good bit of money for our Chapter's number one charity. I hope everyone had as much fun as Tom and I did. Thanks for all the support!

Let's ride and have FUN!!

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

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"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

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

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WebMaster's Report

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. on Yahoo!

Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. has a "Club Address" on Yahoo at the following URL:

Please, check it out! You will be able to chat with other Atlanta Chapter Members. You will have to register to sign on to chat, load pictures and post messages. When you register, please give us you name, city and email address. That way other members will recognize your name and be able to email you as a member of the Atlanta Chapter and not someone in Kalamazoo. You will also be able to check out other Harley related clubs around the world. If you have problems, email me and I will try and help.

Jim Keely keeps the calendar up to date, so there is no need to miss an important event date.

This does not replace our HOGWASH Web Page, or the HOGWASH Newsletter, just another e-service of the Atlanta Chapter.

B.K. Ellis
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.

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Road Trip(s)

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

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!

March of Dimes Ride
Saving Babies, together
October 7th & 8th, 2000

In years past, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. was always number one in money raised for this function. Last year we came in number eight. Let try to at least be in the top five this year. It is a two day event at the Coca-Cola Lakewood Exhibition Center on October 7th and 8th. You can pick up your envelope at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. If you have participated in the past, I am sure you have received one in the mail. Make sure that you code the box "Club Code" 101. It says for official use only, but please go a head and make it with 101, our Chapter Code.

On Saturday, Iron Horse Saloon Stampede, There will be pre-registration, vendors, stunt show and celebrity autograph and photo sessions. Gate admission $5.00, 10:00 AM to 6 PM.

For the Sunday ride, we will meet at Shoney's on Thornton Road, I-20 west, exit 44 at 7:30 AM and have a club ride to Lakewood, leaving at 8:30 AM. This way the Atlanta Chapter will be able to ride as a group in the ride. Everyone will enjoy a Sonny's Bar-B-Q gourmet lunch starting at 11:3 0 AM with the 50 mile ride starting at 1: 00 PM. For a $30 contribution you will get: 1 entry, 1 lunch and 1 commemorative pin. See booklet for larger contribution incentives.

Meeting Time: 7:30 AM
Meeting Place: Shoney's
Thornton Road, I-20 West, Exit 44
Departure: 8:30
Ride Leader: B.K. Ellis

LaPrades Ride
October 15, 2000

On Sunday, October 15th, we will have our "fall edition" of what is becoming a traditional ride for our chapter to LaPrade's. Among other items on their menu, Sunday is fried chicken day at Laprade's. I have asked that we be seated at the 1:30, sitting so we will be leaving a little later than normal.

Our ride route will be our standard, featuring GA Hwy 197 out of Clarkesville, which features streams and lots of curves. The route follows the Soque river in north Georgia and this is always a fun ride.

Meeting Time: 10:OO AM
Meeting Place: J.C. Penney Verimeter Mall,
Ashford Dunwoody Road, I-285, exit 29
Departure: 10:30 AM sharp Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos,
770 971-4467

Helen, GA
October 21, 2000

On Saturday, October 21st, there will be a Chapter Ride to Helen, GA for lunch in the town where the Chattahoochee originates. Oktoberfest will also be going full swing so there will also be a Bavarian atmosphere to enjoy complete with polka music. Our route will take us through Dahlonega and then through the north Georgia mountains to get there. Again, like most rides through north Georgia, this ride will provide some good curve practice, so come prepared for that and be mentally ready to ride.

Meeting Time: 10:00 AM
Meeting Place: JC Penny, Perimeter Mall,
Ashford Dunwoody Road, I-285(exit 29)
Departure: 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos
770 971-4467

Fieldstone Ride, Hiawasse, GA
October 21, 2000

Join us for our third ride in three weeks to scenic north Georgia as we travel to the Fieldstone Inn in Hiawassee for a buffet lunch which features some of the best Belgian waffles I have ever eaten; this is a real spread and if eating is your thing, you won't be disappointed!! The Inn is located on the shores of Lake Hiawassee and is a nice setting for lunch.

Our route for the ride will take us through some of the best curves north Georgia has to offer, including the Wolf Pen Gap area on GA Hwy 180. This will definitely test your riding skills, so be mentally prepared, and physically rested. I do not recommend this ride for new comers or inexperienced would be better to "cut your teeth" so to speak on another ride.

For a preview of the Fieldstone Inn, look at their web site at

Meeting Time: 10:OO AM
Meeting Place: Cracker Barrel,
Chastain Road, I-75 N, exit 271
Departure: 10:30 AM
Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos
770 971-4467

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Been There Done That

Two Brother's Barbecue Ride

Our ride to the Two Brothers Barbecue in Ball Ground was fun and delicious although a little on the wet side.

Thirteen folks on ten bikes (and one car) showed up for the ride which began under broken but mostly sunny skies. I really thought we had lucked out as things looked good to the north and we did until we came out of Cartersville, at which point it began to drizzle just a bit. Within three miles we were looking for a place to stop and put on the rain suits, which is when I almost went down. What they say about the first few minutes rain after a drought is absolutely correct; I may have braked just a bit too hard, as a road leading to a church parking lot popped up and I was concerned that our riders (those who brought rain gear) not get any wetter than they had to. Anyway, I did a little "S" maneuver and came to a good stop after passing the road, so I went back and joined the group to get outfitted for the wet weather gear which was off and on the rest of the day. Just as everyone who might not have brought rain gear was about to dry out, we would come upon another cloud burst and get wet all over again. I also learned a lesson about using the hood to my suit as I kept getting runoff from my helmet down my the time we got to Two Brothers, my shirt was damp halfway down my back.

Two Brothers was really good and several folks enjoyed ribs or pork plates. It was cozy inside and it felt welcomed after the showers had cooled things down...I imagine those who were wet were pretty cold, although I did not see hot coffee being ordered. Following a good feast, we headed home, having officially ended the ride at the restaurant. Most of us headed down I-575, but a few did go west back towards Cartersville. I am thankful for a fun and safe ride, with nothing more eventful than a pucker mark in the seat of my pants! Actually, I guess we can all be thankful for this sorely needed rain over the last few has sure helped lawns and plants to recover. Looks like next weekend at my house will likely be spent "riding" an aerator/spreader!!

Ride Leader: Tom Sigerfoos

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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
5 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Business Meeting
8 2000 March of Dimes Ride
12 Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
15 Lunch Ride, LaPrades
13-22 Ride to Key West
21 Lunch Ride to Helen, GA
19-22 FYI, Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach, FL
29 Field Stone Inn, Hiawassi, GA

November 2000

3-5 Cancelled...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
21 NO Atlanta Chapter H.O.G., Chapter Meeting
22 Chapter Christmas Party

January 2001

1 Annual Tommy Tyner Ride

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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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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

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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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