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Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
501 Thornton Road
Lithia Springs, Georgia 30122
Summer Store Hours
March 1 to December 24
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Winter Store Hours
December 26 to February 29
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
June 2004 Issue
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
June 2004 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.
June 1, 2004
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Business Meeting
June 2, 2004
June 5, 2004
TN State HOG Rally
June 6, 2004
Red Top Mountain Lunch Ride
June 6, 2004
Group Riding 101
June 9, 2004
June 10, 2004
June 10, 2004
HOGWASH Articles Due
June 12, 2004
Cave Springs Art Festival
June 12, 2004
FYI...Top Gun Ride for Children
June 13, 2004
Watson Mill Bridge
June 15, 2004
La Fiesta Social
June 16, 2004
June 17, 2004
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. Meeting
June 18-21, 2004
Tent Sale Harley-Davidson of Atlanta
June 19-20, 2004
June 20, 2004
Bulldog Drive Inn
June 23, 2004
June 24, 2004
June 26-27, 2004
June 27, 2004
Elmo/HDARide-In Bike Show
June 30, 2004
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
Member Benefit Change
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. privileges will remain the same.
Ronnie GodwinGeneral Manager, Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Inc.
STAYING THE COURSE
We have all heard a lot lately from President Bush about the situation in Iraq and how we must
see things through, or in his words “stay the course” until we meet our ultimate objective there. While I do not want to stir a political debate here (what does that have to do with riding and
having fun?), it serves to illustrate a point.
The same sort of philosophy applies to our chapter in its quest for a meeting facility. Perhaps
some of you are feeling disillusioned or disappointed that “things haven’t happened” yet. While this is understandable, we have tried to communicate to you that sometimes in the business world, projects which compete for capital dollars have to be rearranged in accordance with the overall
plan for the business. And while it is true that our facility may be not the priority it once was, nonetheless it is still a viable project and will ultimately be done. Right now however other aspects of our sponsoring dealer’s operations and growth demand more immediate solutions---and the money to implement those.
In the meanwhile, each of us needs to be vigilant and continue to visualize the end objective. Our
facility will be built and we still need to do all we can to raise as much as we can toward the construction cost. We need to “stay the course” in our fund-raising efforts and show our commitment to the future of our chapter and to our sponsoring dealer. What we have set before us is challenging, but it is also attainable. So part of the answer of “When” is up to us; we do have a say in our future. All funds raised so far remain in our chapter account.
This will require an effort from all of us. We can’t sit back and “let the other fellow do it”. This apparently has already happened a good bit with respect to this latest bike raffle effort. Our efforts won’t end here and they can’t. Our dealer would like us to be a stakeholder in this process and rightfully so. In all fairness, however, we as your chapter officers have learned too that perhaps we need to set a date right off the bat to create a sense of urgency and to give everyone selling
and buying the tickets a feeling that the drawing date is not indefinitely suspended in space somewhere.
So, please let’s get behind our overall objective and all take part in a very worthwhile effort the
end objective of which is a facility that will serve us well in the having fun part of the “R&H” philosophy. With 1000 members in our chapter only every other member or so has to sell a single ticket. But don’t wait---be that member!
If not now, when, and if not me, who? Remember our drawing is set for July 31st.
RECIPE FOR FUN
Having fun on your Harley-Davidson is something that is very easy to cook up. It seems lately
that I have been able to make up for lost time and find myself doing a lot of riding these past
several weeks. I am always pleasantly reminded, every time I go out, how exhilarating riding my
motorcycle is and especially at this time of year when things are beginning to bloom, temperatures
are moderate and the humidity is low. But these things are short lived compared to what really
makes for a good ride---good friends, your bike and a fun place to go. Here is my base recipe:
When you mix all that together, things just seem to blend themselves into a mix that is bound to
generate good riding and great times. Sure, it’s nice to have a generous helping of good weather,
but often times bad weather can be key to generating a particularly memorable ride or time spent
together. Sometimes bike problems also work their way into the ingredient list, adding a special
flavor of their own, provided they are not too strong and ruin the whole thing. Both of these conditions generate the “we can laugh about it now, we’re OK” feeling about these situations
we’ve survived and would likely not want to do again, but they do add memories to that trip!
Hey, remember that time you did the Dragon’s Tail at night, which was not the plan?
Riding and having fun is really about as easy as just planning a ride and deciding before you leave
the garage that you are going to have a good time in spite of what conditions throw at you. After
all, a bad day on your Harley is better than a good day at work, right? So take the base recipe and
tweak it a bit as you make your way along, letting the other ingredients fall in as they may.
I hope all of you are riding a lot this season and having your best and most fun year ever! It
doesn’t get any better than when you are riding your Harley.
HATS OFF TO ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE,
AUGUST AND LOW COUNTRY HARLEY-DAVIDSON
On our recent trip to Charleston, a couple of us found ourselves needing immediate help from
dealerships while out on the road. I had a flat front tire while running down I-20 about 45 miles
west of Augusta and while I waited for Roadside Assistance to show up I called Augusta Harley
Davidson and asked if they could help. They took me right in and had me on my way about 90
minutes after arriving, so we still made Charleston by around 7:00 P.M.. The Roadside
Assistance experience could not have been better either---they showed up exactly in the one hour
they quoted the dispatcher, and had exactly what they needed to get my bike into the dealer.
On Saturday while riding around Charleston, Rick Knowles had the shift rod linkage system of his
Ultra fall apart on him. Low Country HD took him right in and had him on his way in about 15
minutes and he was only charged for the parts, no labor. How’s that for Southern hospitality?
We appreciate the assistance we received from both these dealerships and their concern and
willingness to give priority to someone on the road.
SAFETY OFFICER POSITION FILLED
Finally, we have found our new Safety Officer. In our search we were very fortunate to find a
person who is very well qualified for this post. Doug Claycomb came to our chapter from the
Dallas/Ft. Worth area where he filled this position in his old chapter.
Please see Doug’s biography elsewhere in this month’s HOGWASH, and take the time to meet Doug and his wife Carole, and welcome them to our chapter. I’ve been on several rides with them and they are lots of fun to be with!
JUNE 11TH THRU JUNE 23RD IS SIGN UP DAY
For what, you say?
For the Southern Highroads Trail ride set for August 20-22---hotel reservations have to be made
by July 10th.
Lunch at Mary Bobo’s Boarding House on Oct 9th---I have to turn in a $7.50 deposit for each person who wants to eat at Mary Bobo’s on Oct 9th following the Jack Daniels Distillery Tour that morning. This deposit is due on July 9th. Give your $7.50 cash deposit to Rene Durham when
you sign up.
I WILL BE ON VACATION FROM JUNE 25 THRU JULY 10; I WILL SET BOTH OF
THESE THINGS UP BEFORE I LEAVE, SO PLEASE SIGN UP BY JUNE 23RD FOR BOTH
OF THESE IF YOU WANT TO GO.
Ride Safe, Ride Often
Tom Sigerfoos, Director
Director, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
See you on the road.
Tom ArnoldAssistant Director, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
2004 HARLEY-DAVIDSON FAT BOY
Tickets are on sale for our next raffle, a 2004 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy with custom paint. If you are willing to sell tickets, come by shop and check some out. We will be selling 400 tickets for $100 each. The drawing date is July 31, 2004.
Rene' DurhamTreasurer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
NEW ROAD CAPTAINS
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Windy Hawkins, Chris Kurts, John Riggs
and Chris Robey for completing all requirements for becoming an official Atlanta Chapter,
H.O.G. Road Captain. They have definitely earned their patches, and have done an excellent job
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. Give these folks a pat on the back when you see
them as they donated a lot of their time making sure you all have a safe and enjoyable rides to go
Head Road Captain, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
MEET DOUG CLAYCOMB, SAFETY OFFICER
I take great pleasure in introducing myself to everyone as your new safety officer for the Atlanta
Chapter, H.O.G. I feel it’s an honor and a privilege to hold that position with all of you. My
wife, Carole and I have been members with the Atlanta Chapter for just a few short months but,
have made some really good friends in a very short time. I am active duty Navy of 17 years and
have recently been transferred to NAS Atlanta from NAS Fort Worth. We were members of the
Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter for a few years where I served as a safety officer/road captain for
On that note I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself. I’ve been a
licenses’ motorcyclist for about 27 years. One of my collateral duties for the Navy as an MSF
Instructor is to teach motorcycle safety. I’ve been teaching motorcycle safety for all the branches
of the military, their dependents, retired military and Department of Defense employees for now
going on five years.
Like all of us, I have made mistakes on two wheels. Believe me, after 27 years I have made my
share and then some. We continue to ride on and hopefully learn from them while trying to think
of how we could have done it better or differently. One thing the Navy has taught me from day
one is, “SAFETY IS EVERYONE’S RESPONSIBILITY”. As an MSF Instructor I have learned that all of us can learn something from fellow riders that will make us safer on two wheels.
My objective as your safety officer is to try and help everyone ride safely and have FUN doing it.
So, COME OUT and let’s ride! Don’t forget your sun screen and make sure you stay hydrated. We lose a lot more fluids then we think while cruising down the road.
Until next time, ride safely, have fun and keep the shiny side up!
Safety Officer, Atlanta Cha[ter, H.O.G.
I want to thank all of my Road Captains who helped with this year’s Charleston ride. Special
thanks to Bud Hathcox who became our personal tour guide (since he was previously stationed
there for several years). I hope that everyone had as much fun as I did. I really enjoy the
overnight trips because they give us the opportunity to meet and spend time with new people,
creating new friendships and making memories that last a lifetime.
July 31, 2004 is rapidly approaching. We still have close to 200 tickets left to sell. I created
some flyers with a picture of the Custom Fat Boy that will be raffled. If you would like a flyer,
see me at the next Chapter Meeting or send me a request via email and I will forward one to you.
Activities Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Photographer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
Membership Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
ADVERTISING IN THE HOGWASH
Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. is accepting business and personal advertisements for the HOGWASH! What a great way to promote your business, organization, service or personal information to all Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G. members each
Please contact Rene' Durham at 770-944-1340 for more information or to place your ad today!
(vacant)Advertising Officer, Atlanta Chapter, H.O.G.
H.O.G. AROUND THE SHOP
Ride Safe 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. Terri Varnum 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.
With the nice weather and a lot of riding (especially at the beaches), your motorcycle will most
likely become a little weathered and dirty. Some folks think you just wash the motorcycle like a
car, but not exactly. Not so much the paint as the general cleaning of the chrome and aluminum
parts regularly to ensure that they retain their original shine and luster.
A few Harley-Davidson products for cleaning are the following:
Make sure you check the warnings and cautions on the labels. This is especially important for
V-ROD OWNERS DUE TO THE RAW ALUMINUM WHEELS AND THE ANODIZED
ALUMINUM BODY PANELS. Please refer to YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL for this unique
Do not wash your brake discs with any chlorine or silicon; chlorine will cause rust while silicon
will make the brake discs slick and impair brake function. When washing your motorcycle, be
careful not to soak the brake pads, electrical areas, engine and air cleaner area with water. This
may result in poor braking or a badly running engine until the water dries out. Also avoid using
high pressure or spray nozzles to wash your motorcycle, as this can force water into connections
and other areas not designed for water or condensation.
I hope this information will aid you in keeping your motorcycle clean and shiny for those
wonderful summer days and warm nights. Thanks for your business from Harley-Davidson of
Atlanta, Inc., Atlanta's original Harley-Davidson dealer.
Keep the shiny side up.
Glenn Mitchell, Service Advisor
Atlanta's original Harley-Davidson Dealer.
The family of George Zill and I wish to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for you
love, encouragement, support and the many acts of kindness during the loss of George. Thanks
for your prayers, flowers, cards and especially to those that show up on their Harleys. George
wanted a Harley funeral and you gave him one. Thank you!
TN STATE HOG RALLY
Saturday, June 5, 2004
I am leading a ride on Sat. June 5th to the TN state rally in Chattanooga. Rally information can be
found at: www.tnstatehogrally.com
The rally is June 3-5 at the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Holiday Inn. Last day for pre-registration
was April 15, 2004. Some of the festivities include a poker run, a ride-in-bike show, bands in the
evenings, vendors, etc. Since Chattanooga isn't very far, our ride will depart early enough on
Saturday for folks to enjoy most of their day at the rally with enough time to get back home at a
reasonable time. If anyone would like to stay the night, it's up to the individual to make their own
reservations. The website link above lists several of the preferred hotels in the area. Official ride
ends at the Choo-Choo. On your own after that.
John F. Riggs, Road Captain
RED TOP MOUNTAIN STATE PARK LUNCH RIDE
Sunday, June 6, 2004
I will lead a fun ride through scenic northwest Georgia ending at Red Top Mountain State Park in
the middle of Lake Allatoona. We will meet at the Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at 9:30 a.m. and
leave at 10:00 a.m.. The roughly ninety minute ride will cover about sixty miles. We will bypass
Rockmart, Georgia and pass through part of historic downtown Cartersville, Georgia. The lodge,
in the park, serves a good Sunday brunch and the cost for the all-you-can-eat meal is about
$12.00. The ride will be easy and with only a few curves near the park rates only two pigs. I hope
you come and join us on Sunday.
John Provost, Road Captain
ROME BRAVES RIDE
June 19-20, 2004
We'll meet around 10:30 A.M. and leave at 11:00 A.M.. Then ride to Rome, stopping along the
way as necessary for fuel, lunch, or whatever. We have reserved a block of 25 rooms (there are
nine king size bed rooms (six nonsmoking and three smoking) the rest are two double beds
nonsmoking) at the Holiday Inn Skytop, Located on Hwy. 411 East, in Rome. Their phone
number is 1-706-295-0732. They will hold these rooms at $66.00 until June 5th. I know this is
short notice but to be honest with you, I forgot to get this in for the May HOGWASH. I don't
think there will be a problem if you call past the 5th, because they have 152 rooms. They also
have a free hot breakfast buffet bar from 6:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. There's a restaurant and a bar in
the hotel! The hotel is about 5-10 minutes away from the baseball field, which is why we are
going in the first place. This is the date that the Blues Brothers are scheduled to be at the game
and they are a real hoot! The Braves moved this team from Macon to Rome. I think it was last
year, but we've been several times to Macon to see them and now we'll go to Rome! Hope ya'll
will come and go to the game with us!
Ride today like you want to ride tomorrow.
Steve Johnson, 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.