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Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
May 2003 Issue
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
May 2003 Issue
All Ladies of Harley events are open to all members of the chapter, men or women; H.O.G. discourages conducting "Gender Only" events.
April 1, 2003
Johnny's Pizza Social
April 1-4, 2003
FYI...Thunder BeachPanama City, FL
May 3, 2003
Loyalty Day RidePerry, GA
May 3, 2003
May 4, 2003
May 5, 2003
Johnny Rockets Social
May 6, 2003
May 8, 2003
Shucker's Oyster Bar Social
April 8-18, 2003
FYI...Myrtle Beach Bike WeekMyrtle Beach, FL
May 10, 2003
TWO Brother's BBQ
May 10, 2003
HOGWASH Articles Due
May 12, 2003
60 +/- Age Lunch Ride
May 13, 2003
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting
May 15, 2003
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Meeting
May 17, 2003
Buckner's Lunch Ride
May 18, 2003
Loco's Lunch Ride
May 19, 2003
60 +/- Age Lunch Ride
May 19, 2003
Stean 'n Shake Social
May 22, 2003
Johnny's BBQ Social
May 24, 2003
Oyster King Dinner Ride
May 29, 2003
May 31 - June 1, 2003
Helen, GA Ride
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:
If you are interested in becoming a Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Member, email
Rene' Durham, or call 770-944-1340
MISSION STATEMENT Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. provides it's members with exciting, safe, organized riding activities and
social events to expand horizons, fulfill dreams, and create lifelong memories through personal relationships forged in iron
Membership benefits will be changing with the New Year. Beginning January 1, 2003, all members will have to participate in a minimum number of two (2) Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. sanctioned events every sixty (60) days. Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. sanctioned events include chapter meetings, business meeting, rides, LOH meetings, volunteer efforts, and other special events as noted on the Chapter Calender.
Member participation is required to maintain your in-store discount at Harley-Davidson
All other Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. priviliges will remain the same.
Ronnie Godwin, General Manager
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
EXCITING TIMES AHEAD
Lots of exciting things are on the horizon. By the time you receive this we will have completed Ed Chowning's 440 Compass ride, the Toccoa River Restaurant ride and be just about to depart for our annual trek to Charleston, SC for our
Spring Ride. Terri Varnum has worked really hard planning activities to make this year's trip a great one, beginning with a sunset cruise on Friday night and then a ride on Saturday led by the Low Country Chapter. That will end around noon, giving everyone the whole afternoon to do whatever they like from plantation visits to seeing Patriot's Point or perhaps a cruise over to Ft. Sumter.
Not too long after we get back some lucky soul will be winning the 2003 Heritage Softail Classic and he or she too can look forward to riding off into the sunset. We should have a good time the night of May 3rd with a party atmosphere to go along with the ultimate excitement that builds as the drawing gets closer to the winning number. Looks like we have some good competition going on as to who will sell the most tickets and will win that Engine Pin Set. Folks seem to be getting more interested in buying tickets as 10 tickets sold on Saturday, April 5th in less than 3 hours.
I have just finished putting all the details in place for this year's Southern Highroads Trail ride, which is a 3 day, 2 night overnight ride. Our route takes us through some of the best parts of north Georgia and western North Carolina. This ride over the past two years has generated a lot of interest and everyone always has a good time. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous!!!
We also have some folks about to "graduate" from the highway training and receive their Road Captains' rocker, and they too will be putting together some great rides and destinations for us all to enjoy. Give these folks a pat on the back when
you see them as they donate a lot of their time making sure you all have enjoyable rides to go on.
Finally it has really been exciting to see the participation in our last two meetings drawing 182 and 167 folks. I don't know how to explain it but it is great to see so many people turning out for our meetings. The clubhouse, which is about to become a reality, should really enhance our ability as a chapter to a lot more social stuff---things like parties, bowl games, movies, etc. Chris shared the drawings with me last week and again, this will be a first class facility.
CHARLESTON RIDE UPDATE
Good news for barbecue lovers---Sconyers Barbecue in Augusta, reportedly closed down last year after the owner retired, was the victim of inaccurate rumors. In fact they never closed and we will be stopping there for lunch on our way to Charleston. I have arranged a private dining room for us which should facilitate our being able to get in and out quickly. Bon apetit!!!!!
Ride Safe, Ride Often
Tom SigerfoosDirector, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Here I am again touting Roadside Assistance - not the one you get with your annual National H.O.G. membership. I am talking about the Roadside Assistance Deluxe Package, through Road America, that you can buy for $19.95 per year
through H.O.G. This plan provides unlimited roadside assistance...sign and ride…all towing/roadside assistance costs are covered in full.
On our recent trip to Cloudland Canyon State Park, members Rick and Debra Jackson got to use their Roadside Assistance. As the group was entering the park, Rick's motorcycle decided it needed a rest. It would not start. Rick pushed it off and it
started but would not stay running, the battery was completely dead. Luck was with us because I was able to call out on my cell phone. We called H.O.G. and were told they would send a wrecker to pick us up. Then the fun began -- they could not decide if they should take us to the Harley shop in Chattanooga or Cartersville. Not a tough decision for me and the park ranger who had stopped to see if he could help -- Chattanooga was only 30 or 40 minutes away and Cartersville was almost
back to Atlanta. Chattanooga was decided and the wrecker was on the way. Then we get a call back from the wrecker company, Mosteller's Wrecker Service, saying Rick was going to have pay up front for the wrecker service because Road America was not paying them. We called Road America back and told "Rudy" what they had said. He got his supervisor on the line and he apologized for the problem and was upset that the wrecker service had called us. I told him we were not concerned with their problem and I wanted a wrecker out there ASAP, be it Mosteller's or whoever. He got Mosteller's to accept a purchase order from Road America and asked us not to jump on to the wrecker driver because of the delay and problem.
After this was straightened out, Rudy called Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson in Chattanooga and asked them if they would work on Rick's motorcycle. We talked on a three-way conservation with Mitch Mottern, Service Manager. He said the shop closed at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, but he would be glad to stay until we got there. The wrecker did not pick up the motorcycle till 5:10 p.m., and we got to the shop around 6:00 p.m. Mitch was still there waiting on us and started to work on the motorcycle. He put a new battery in but it still was not charging. He then changed out the voltage regulator and all was well. I really appreciate Mitch waiting on us and getting Rick and Debra back on the road. Mitch was awesome and
accommodating in waiting and working to get us back on the road on a Saturday afternoon after closing. I want to sincerely thank Thunder Creek Harley-Davidson for having such a dedicated and accommodating Service Manager; Mitch you are number "two" in my opinion, right behind Phil King at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta. If you are ever in Chattanooga, stop by and say hello to Mitch and thank him for being there to help out a fellow chapter member.
Back to Roadside Assistance, I know this episode did not work as smoothly as mine did when I broke down last year, but it did work. If you are riding around this country without Roadside Assistance, please consider getting it before you are
stranded on top of a mountain somewhere. It feels awfully lonely out there when all the other motorcycles roar off for home and you are left standing there in the woods. The cost is just $19.95 per year for up to two motorcycles and unlimited assistance. Remember, the one with your National H.O.G. membership is just for one incident per year and you have to pay up front then get reimbursed from H.O.G. It is well worth the $19.95, right Rick and Debra?
Rene' DurhamTreasurer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Scott Vandiver, Ed Chowning and Gene Williams for completing all requirements for becoming official Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Road Captains. They have definitely earned their patches, and have done excellent jobs in assisting in sweeping and leading rides, as well as leading their own rides. They bring to the chapter new, refreshing and scenic rides, and have excellent ideas for future rides. I know they will be a great asset to our Road Captain team.
Head Road Captain, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Boy oh boy did we have a grand time in Chattanooga! The weather was pretty iffy, even after we moved the departure time, but we managed to make it up there and back with no rain. We did, however, have to ride back from dinner Saturday in the
rain - good thing it was only 2 miles. We had 16 bikes for the ride, and several cars met us in Chattanooga. Overall it was a great ride considering the poor weather. The best part was our dinner on Saturday -- we went to the Vaudeville Café and took part in the "Mystery at the Italian-Redneck Wedding." What a fun time - people are still telling me how much fun it
was. That's all I'm going to say about it though - you should have been there!
Ladies of Harley Dinners
Our last dinner at the Melting Pot was wonderful! For those that didn't attend, you really did miss a great time. Some of us rode our bikes and some just met at the restaurant. You should have seen people's heads turn at the sight of 5 women on Harleys tooling down the street - quite a sight to behold. Let's see if we can get more than five women riders for the next dinner and really show 'em what we've got!
The next dinner will be on May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at O'Charley's in Hiram (please note the time change). The reason for the
time change is so that we can get a little riding in before dinner. If you want to ride, meet at the dealership at 6:00 p.m. If not, we'll see you at O'Charley's at 7:30 p.m. Also, since the weather is now warmer, we'll plan to travel to other parts of the city. If you have any suggestions for dinner places on the South or East part of town, let me know.
Share House Easter
Thank you, thank you, thank you SO MUCH for all your wonderful contributions to the Share House Easter baskets. Our members are truly wonderful and giving, and the children were ecstatic when they saw the baskets. I think we had enough Easter stuff for three years of Easter. You guys really outdid yourselves!!!
A special thanks to Mary Anne Cline, Gerald Cline, Nancy Bjerre, John Bjerre and Teri Voorhees for putting together the baskets in my absence - all of you are fantastic!
The weekend trip (two-nighter) to Biloxi will be June 27-29, 2003 (Friday-Sunday). Holiday Inn Express Biloxi (beachside), has a block of 30 rooms reserved for us at a discounted rate of $99 per night, plus tax. This rate also includes the free breakfast bar and evening cocktail reception. Reservations must be made by May 27, 2003, after that date the block is released and their normal rate will be charged. Please call 1-800-468-2102 to make your reservation -- ask for the rooms under code "HAR" or Atlanta Harley.
Remember - Real Women Ride Harleys!
Harley Chicks Rule!
Ladies of Harley Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Chasing the sunset on two wheels is an exhilarating experience. Riding alone, in a group, one up or two up, it doesn't matter. Just twist the throttle and roll. While being physically and mentally prepared is of utmost importance, you can also have a few accessories that will make your two-wheel adventures a little more rest assuring and comfortable.
Good things to carry on your bike "just-in-case":
Some other items might include:
While this sounds like a lot of stuff, a bike with saddle bags will have no problem holding some or all of these items and still leave room for rolled up garments and other knick-knacks. If saddle bags are not available some of these items would certainly fit into a hip-pack or T-bag.
Whatever you decide to pack, you should check the status of these items at least quarterly to make sure the items are still intact and up to date.
Remember be safe and have fun. Hopefully, the care we take with our riding/driving will breed more care in other's driving.
Ride safely and keep the shiny side up.
Until we ride again.
Andy OtwellSafety Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
RAFFLE OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY HERITAGE SOFTAIL
The tickets are sold, the date is set and the party is on!
WHAT: Raffle of Harley-Davidson 2003, 100th Anniversary Heritage Softail
WHEN: May 3, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Harley-Davidson of Atlanta Pavilion
WHO: Ticket holders (and one guest per ticket) - be sure to send in your R.S.V.P. cards
DETAILS: Do not have to be present to win the bike, but must be present to win other drawings.
Ticket holders, and their guests, are invited to attend what promises to be a fun and exciting event.
The raffle is a reverse drawing. We start pulling tickets at 8:00 p.m. and continue until the last ticket is drawn and we have
a winner. First ticket drawn will receive a grand prize, and every 25th ticket thereafter will also receive a prize, but you
have to be there to win those.
During the course of the evening there will be a silent auction as well as other chances to win Harley-Davidson items.
Activities Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Four Years Ago This Month May 1999
There were a number a rides scheduled for May -- a ride to Cedar Creek Motorcycle Rally, The American Diabetes Ride, a Poker Run and a ride to Pigeon Forge, TN. Jim Durham wrote, "A really great time was had on our ride to Pigeon Forge, everyone did great riding the 'Dragon's Tail.' Yasu enjoyed the ride so much that he rode through Deal's Gap again on his way home on Sunday. Yasu's name was drawn for a free night stay."
Historian/Photographer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Tom ArnoldMembership Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Advertise in the HOGWASH!
OK, everyone we are finally ready! After MUCH careful thought and deliberation we are now prepared to begin offering advertisement space to local businesses and to Atlanta HOG members at NEW REDUCED rates! Here's how it works:
For Businesses: Want a great way to advertise your business and services to nearly 1,000 Atlanta HOG members at a great price? See the complete details and rates on enclosed rate sheet! And...if you are a restaurant advertiser we will promote at least one chapter social dinner per month at your establishment!
If you know a business that would be interested in placing an advertisement and you would like for Jan to contact them directly please email me at Jan.Provost@Pizazzz.com
For Personal: Want a terrific new and inexpensive way to stay in touch with your fellow HOG members? Place a personal ad in the HOGWASH announcing events of your life such as engagements, weddings, birthdays, birth of a child or grandchild, anniversaries, thank you's, puppies or kittens for sale or free, announce an upcoming personal garage sale or any other event that you wish to promote. See details and rates on enclosed rate sheet!
Please support your Atlanta Harley HOGWASH with your business and personal advertisements in the next issue! If you need further details or information please contact Jan Provost or René Durham! Thanks in advance for your support!
(Please remember that Harley-Davidson of Atlanta reserves the right to edit or deny any ad for any reason.)
Jan ProvostAdvertising Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
HOG Around the Shop
Spring is here, and so is my new bike. I picked up a 2003 Anniversary Road King a couple of weeks ago. When Sharon and I purchased our last bike 5 years ago, we decided we would keep it until the 100th Anniversary then buy a brand new
bike, fix it up the way we wanted, and ride it until I couldn't hold it up anymore. Hopefully that will be hundreds of thousands of miles from now. Going through the purchasing and accessorizing process at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta was a real treat. Everyone at the dealership made the experience a pleasure.
I think someone that has specific ideas of how they want their bike to look can be more difficult to deal with than a person that just takes one off the floor and drives off into the sunset, or rain. The folks at the dealership helped me pick out the things that would work, and advised me when I was headed in the wrong direction. All of this was done with good grace and enthusiasm. Thanks to everyone that helped me get back on the road.
It was hard to sell my 97. We had put over 35,000 miles on it, and it was a great ride. I felt like I was selling an old friend. The man that purchased it told me he and his wife had talked about buying a bike for years and never got around to it. He is a widower now, and said he wasn't going to miss out anymore. I think he is in his early 70's. I guess you can never be too old to buy a Harley. I hear he and the bike are doing well.
I have started to take care of the activities records for the Chapter. The job is not quite a nightmare, but sometimes a really
bad dream. The biggest problem is reading the names on the sign in sheets.
A few things that create problems:
That being said it is not a bad project. I know I will make mistakes, and that I may miss your name on some activity; this is
just the nature of the beast. If you have been active, and go to the counter to check out and they show you as not being active don't get upset at the clerk, they have nothing to do with the project, and can only do what the computer tells them. Check with Rene' or one of the managers to get the problem fixed. I promise you I will do my best to keep the records accurate and up to date. If you come in on a Saturday and want to check your status on the computer, find me and I'll be happy to check things out and correct any mistakes.
Ride Safe, Ride and Have Fun
David DevlinSecretary/Dealer Liaison, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
If you have updated your e-mail address, PLEASE send me your new address. I get several undeliverable e-mail messages each time I send a message updating our members on up coming or changed events. Please, keep you e-mail address up to date and stay informed! E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!!
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. on Yahoo!
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. has a "Club Address" on Yahoo at the
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 "Real Name". That way other members will recognize your name and be able to e-mail 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, e-mail me and I will try and help.
Gary Langmaid will keep the calendar up to date, so there is no need to miss an important event date. Michele Smith is now in charge of the Hot Line. If you have concerns about the status of a ride, PLEASE, call 770-908-3435.
This does not replace our HOGWASH Web Page,
www.atlantahog.com or the HOGWASH Newsletter, just
another e-service of the Atlanta Chapter.
B.K. EllisWeb Master, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Milwaukee Camping Accommodations--Two Notices Received
a) For those who want to "rough it" in Milwaukee for the 100th, the Zahn family of Juneau, WI is offering camping at their farm about 45 minutes west of Milwaukee. A 7 day stay goes for $125.00 and includes hot showers, security, a nightly community bonfire, a bike wash area and the availability of daily breakfast. For complete details and availability contact Julie
Haase at (949) 361-8565, or visit their web site at www.oakgroveacres.com. In her email of 2/27 Julie reported that the
nearest hotel room is now 100 miles away.
b) Indoor camping is available for $45.00 per night at 305 and 321 N. 25th Street in downtown Milwaukee. Spaces are 10 X 15 and includes showers and security. Contact Charles Smith (414) 617-3163 or at email@example.com.
Tom Sigerfoos, Director
HARLEY-DAVIDSON OF ATLANTA'S RACING TEAM
Yep...Harley-Davidson of Atlanta has its very own racing team! The Team made their first official appearances in Jennings, Daytona and Gainesville, Florida March 1-5. The riders are Service Technicians Mike Redd (FXD), Jason Whittenburg (XL) and Rider's Edge Instructor Chris Carr (XB9R). The pit crew consists of Service Technicians Todd Billings, John Plont and Brian Wilson.
At Jennings GP, North Florida Motorsports Park, AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association), Chris Carr placed 6th in Formula I, 5th in Formula II and 4th in the Sound of Thunder Class. At Daytona International Speedway,
Chris Carr placed 2nd in Formula I and 4th in The Sound of Thunder Class. Chris Carr currently holds 1st place for leading points in the Sound of Thunder Class.
Unfortunately, mother nature was a bit unfriendly to the guys at AHDRA (All Harley Drag Racing Association) Screamin' Eagle Bike Week Nationals, Gainesville, Florida. Mike Redd and Jason Whittenburg made it through test and tuning...but
due to all the rain, the race was cancelled. However disappointed, Mike and Jason did go on to be competitors in AMRA (American Motorcycle Racing Association) Pennington Spring Nationals held at the Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, GA April 11-13. Both Mike and Jason will also be competing in the AHDRA, Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA. May 23-25. Good Luck guys!
Kathryn Hays, Member, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
NEW LUNCH RIDE MAY 12 AND 19
For Riders 60 years old and older enjoy an easy and lazy ride to lunch. If you are under 60 and can keep pace, join us. Remember, ladies of all ages are always welcomed. I f you're older than me and riding a motorcycle, you will receive a free
T-shirt. Raining...use your truck. Ride meets at 11:30 a.m. at HDA and leaves at 12:00 Noon.
Hank Somma, Road Captain
HELEN, GA OVERNIGHT RUNMay 31-June 1, 2003
This year's Helen run will be a Saturday-Sunday overnight trip on May 31-June 1. This weekend is the same weekend as the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Helen so hopefully we'll have some nice scenery in the sky. The route to Helen (and back)
will be tight, winding roads with limited visibility around the curves. Therefore, this ride is recommended for experienced riders only. For less-experienced riders, I will provide near straight line directions (interstate) so you can meet us in Helen.
The tentative schedule is as follows:
Hotel accommodations have been prearranged for all participants with 20 rooms blocked off at the Hampton Inn just behind Hans Restaurant. As a group, we received a discounted rate of $75 (normally $90). Each room has 2 queen beds with
balconies (river view), smoking rooms are available upon request, they have covered parking and a continental breakfast. The cancellation policy is 48 hours. Please make your reservations soon. The cutoff date for the 20 room block is May 15th. To make your reservations please call 1-706-878-3310 and tell them you are with the Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. for the May 31st reservation (confirmation #83043082).
If you have Helen specific questions please direct them to the Helen Welcome Center 1-800-858-8027.
WHEN/WHERE: HDA Atlanta Pavilion, May 31st Meet 9:00 AM, Leave 9:30 AM
Hampton Inn Helen
147 Unicoi St, Helen, GA 30545
Tel: 1-706-878-3310 Fax: 1-706-878-3566 x 7631
Andy Otwell, Road Captain
SOUTHERN HIGHROADS TRAIL RIDE
Once again this year we will have our 3 day, 2 night overnight ride through North Georgia and Northwest North Carolina. This is a beautiful mountain ride, a great way to beat the heat and a chance to make some new friends.
Day by day details will be in next month's HOGWASH (stay tuned, kids!), but here is a brief ride overview:
This trip is a curve rider's delight with lots of gentle curves and some which are a good bit tighter nestled into gorgeous hills and mountains laden with hardwoods. This is not a good ride for those new to curves or not comfortable with them; if you are only fairly comfortable with curves this will increase your skill level and you should be fine.
Franklin, NC: A block of 15 rooms has been reserved under the name of Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. at the Microtel Inn, (828)349-9000. Make your own individual reservations no later than June 25, 2003. All rooms have 2 queen size beds and are non smoking. The rate is $54.00 plus tax.
Bryson City, NC: A block of 15 rooms has been reserved under the name of Atlanta Chapter H.O.G. at the Nantahala Village Inn, 800 438-1507. Make your own individual reservations no later than June 1, 2003. We have 3 condo rooms at $95.00, 9 Lodge Rooms at $105/$115, (1 queen or 2) and 3 two-bedroom cottages that share a bath at $125 per night, so those of you who are comfortable sharing a bath can reduce your room rate to $62.50.
WHAT: SOUTHERN HIGHROADS TRAIL RIDE
WHEN: July 25-27, 2003 (FRI-SUN)
MEETING PLACE/TIME: FRIDAY, JULY 25TH AT CHEVRON STATION , EXIT 271 ON I-75N AT 11:15 AM;
SIGN IN AND SAFETY BRIEFING UNTIL 11:45 AM;
DEPARTURE: 11:45 AM
Tom Sigerfoos, Road Captain
GATLINBURG, September 19-21, 2003
I know it is very early to be thinking about what you are going to do in September. If you have ever been to Gatlinburg in the fall, you know motels/hotels book up fast, especially for groups. I have blocked 20 rooms at the Comfort Inn, 2931 Parkway. All the rooms have balconies over looking the river and covered parking. Each room has two queen beds. They gave me a group rate of $85 per night plus tax. Call toll free 866-885-5047 to make your reservation. Tell them you are with the Harley-Davidson group from Atlanta. Reservation must be booked by August 1. If you are thinking about going, go ahead and make your reservation so if we need more rooms we can possibly get them. Last year we ran out of rooms and some had to stay at other motels/hotels around town and did not get the group rate. Please book as soon as possible.
B.K. Ellis, Road Captain
CLOUDLAND CANYON STATE PARK RIDE
The "First great day of Spring," that's what the weatherman promised. Well I'm glad they don't get paid by how accurate they are. It started out cool and stayed that way most of the day. We had 38 bikes come for the ride to the northwest
Georgia hills. With that many bikes we divided into three groups. Thanks to Doug Gibbs and Vernon Wright for leading the other two groups. We left the shop at 9:30 and headed up Hwy. 278 to Cedartown where we picked up Hwy. 100 north to Coosa. After crossing the river we stopped for food and fuel at the Conoco. Just as luck would have it; I lead the biggest ride of the Spring to a gas stop with only one working toilet -- sorry ladies I'll try to do better next time. A few
people decided it was too cold and turned around there (they missed the best part of the ride). We continued north through Summerville then west to pick up Hwy. 157, which is a beautiful ride along the ridge. We turned left on Hwy. 136 and cruised passed the park to Trenton for lunch at Larry's Buffet -- a good choice for 40 hungry bikers. Part of the group then fueled up and headed to Cloudland Canyon State Park to see the waterfalls. Most of the group took Hwy. 136 across the
mountain to Calhoun. This section was almost as good as the first with lots of nice curves riding along the creek. By now it is late afternoon and we finally see a little sunshine. The final leg was a trip down Hwy. 41 south, where the last group split up and headed for the barn. The total trip was about 240 miles and nine hours; I think that was a good warm up for the Charleston trip. Thanks BK for helping out our fellow biker with battery problems, and to all who participated. I'll try to come up with a good ride next time.
Scott Vandiver, Road Captain
PIZZA FARM DINNER RIDE RECAP
First, I would like to thank all 13 riders and 6 passengers for their support on my first ride as a Road Captain. The weather
cooperated and just sprinkled a little on the way there. I believe we all made it home dry except for maybe "Rain Man" Ellis. We arrived on time, and after convincing BK that the movie Deliverance wasn't filmed there, we went inside to waiting tables. The service and food were good. I'm planning other dinner rides on Sunday afternoons, so check the Hog Wash calendar. Thanks to Gary Langmaid for running sweep.
Gene Williams, Road Captain
440 COMPASS RIDE RECAP
The day was gray, the sky was leaking but thanks to the modern age of the internet, B.K. and I were able to see through the Maps in Motion Weather Page that all was not lost. The storm line was moving out of the direction we would take. We
met at the pavilion, where only the few I had promised the break in the weather, showed up -- only four motorcycles. We started out with one last shower but sure enough as we got to Cartersville, the roads were drying up and by the time we got to the back road through the foothills we would take, the sun was out and the sky was blue. You will hear of this road, the winding two lane road though the country side between highway 411, just above highway 140, and Ellijay. We rode about
30 miles of winding two lane road through the beautiful north Georgia hills, and even across a one-lane wooden bridge that gave even the best of us pause before crossing. From Ellijay, we rode across Fort Mountain on Highway 52 to Chatsworth and had a late lunch at Edna's (meat and three vegetables, $4.75) for some good home cooking. After lunch, we stopped by Chief Vann House for a quick look. Then back down highway 225 south, the Trail of Tears, to highway 41 and back into
Cartersville and Hooter's where the ride ended. What's up in the Cartersville's Hooters? Our blue-eyed waitress wanted my girlfriend (not me) to take her for a ride on my motorcycle!
Ed Chowning, Road Captain
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H.O.G. CHAPTER ONLINE PRIVACY STATEMENT
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, aol.com, 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.