Historian, Atlanta Chapter
Due to a review of our web page by national H.O.G., I have had to do some changing. I will no longer list chapter members’ birthdays on the web page. They will still be in the HOGWASH and on the web page in the HOGWASH Print as Mailed. I had to move the HOGWASH Archives and the HOGWASH Print as Mailed to a password-protected page. You will need a UserId and password to access these pages. I will print the UserId and password in the HOGWASH each month so you will have access to these pages. This is security protection for our members who names and email addresses appear in past and/or current publications. This does not apply to chapter officer/road captains per national H.O.G. This information is for Atlanta Chapter members ONLY and is not to be disseminated to NON-Chapter Members. These changes only apply to the web site. The HOGWASH publication will remain the same.
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 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!!
Web Master, Atlanta Chapter
Signal Mountain Overnighter - November 1 & 2
Best Western Smokehouse Lodge
Ph.: 931-924-2091 x626 - ask for Jessica (Jess) Worley
HDA-HOG - Steve Magel
We will travel quickly up I-75 to Lafayette, GA. This was suggested by last year's riders; so we can get to the good stuff early! (Or so we can eat lunch by NOON) Then take the back roads past
Lookout Mountain and the Battlefield, along Suck Creek (that's its real name) and stop for lunch
- remember last year's catered event!
After lunch, up the switchbacks onto Signal Mountain to Edwards Point for a great view. Along
the Brow Road for a view of downtown Chattanooga, down the twisties to Fall Creek, out toward
the Lake and then all back roads up the mountain into Monteagle, TN.
We will spend the night on top of Monteagle. We will have a bonfire, homemade popcorn and
celebrate a great day's ride, along with my birthday!
If we are hungry, I have a few spots selected for dinner.
The next morning, to the PEACE Memorial at Sewanee University, followed by breakfast at the
University. It's almost as good as home!
For those needing to head home fast, take, I-24E to I-75S. For the remainder, about 75% of us
last year, we will take the scenic route through Sewanee, Valley Head, Stevenson, Mentone,
Menlo, Summerville, Coosa, Cedartown and Dallas for another great day!
Ride to Love, Love to Ride!
Steve Magel, Road Captain
Cohutta Lodge Ride - November 8
Cohutta Lodge is located between Ellijay and Chatsworth high atop Fort Mountain, nestled in the
Chatahoochee National Forest, it has spectacular panoramic views. Come join us for a lunch ride
to Cohutta Lodge.
Andrea Oparnica, Road Captain
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives - November 11
If any of you ever watch the Food Network, I'm sure you have heard of this show. I am hoping
this will be the first of many rides dining at restaurants that have either been on the show or
should be on the show. This month we will be headed to the Marietta Diner, featured on"A
World of Flavors" episode. This should be a great lunch. The Diners features everything from
Bacon and Eggs to Veal Saltimbocca served any time of the day. Go to www.mariettadiner.net
and click on the "Marietta Diner Video" to see the clip from the show. The ride will be Tuesday,
November 11; this will be a 1-pig ride. We will meet at HDA at 10:30 a.m. and leave at 11:00
a.m. The weather will dictate our route of the day. If all is well and it's not below zero, I'm
planning on taking a 2-hour round about trip that will have us arriving at the restaurant around
Chris Robey, Road Captain
ROAD TRIP RECAP
Old Mill Motorcycle Museum Recap
We had 11 people and 10 bikes join us for our ride on September 27, 2008. The big question
was. Where are we going to find gas? Consequently, our plan was to ride about 40 miles and start
looking. We found some and we all topped off except for Gary. It was no problem for his big
bike. One man in his truck got mad at us for riding around in a gas crisis, ooh well. We continued
on to the Old Mill Motorcycle Museum. We were greeted by Leslie White, the owner of this
awesome place. He must have cranked up about five to six bikes, which was a treat to see all
these old beauties in running condition. We all went on downstairs to his workshop where we
saw so many parts. The workshop was full of engines/pipes/handlebars/engine
guards/windshields...etc. On the second floor there are some old Triumphs along with
Harley-Davidson Bicycles. A few of us enjoyed a picnic on his patio, while others went to the
Whistle Stop Café. Thanks to all that came out in the gas crisis to enjoy a great day of riding.
Karen Mathiasen (A.K.A. Fashion), Road Captain
Impromptu Ride Recap
Saturday morning, I received a call from Chris R., cautioning me about gas availability. Since I was on my pre-ride, we didn't connect until later that day. Saturday evening, a very concerned
Female Frequent Rider (FFR), who will remain nameless, called me and reiterated the gas warning. As I began to write up the route for the group, I named it the GOT GAS RIDE. How true this soon would become.
The sun rose on time again, and it appeared Sunday's weather would be warmer and with fewer
clouds than Saturday. The group met at HDA...6 of us... hmm, maybe there was something to this
gas myth. Traveling to Asheville, Detroit, Portland and SLC for business the past few weeks, I
was out of touch with our region. All these cities had fuel and at lower prices than GA! Perhaps,
Sonny should stick to chickens and not politics.That's another letter.
Some of us needed to top off, so we embarked on the GOT GAS route. Two hours later in
Cartersville, we find gas, that is most of us. Everyone GOT GAS, even if it was only 46-cent
worth for Mark. The station ran out after our HAWGS were full. We're off, sunshine, a full tank
and empty stomachs. We take a shortened back road route to Jasper, GA. The roads were curvy,
with no traffic, some gravel, yet good riding.
When we arrived at Fatz Café (Hwy. 53 and 5/15 ) we were happily greeted by the hostess and promptly seated. Now it was time to fill "our" tanks! Joey opts for the " I ain't dead yet meal", fried chicken and all the fixings on his baked potato, MORE butter, MORE rolls. After he
finished applying treatment to his potato, we couldn't see any potato. Rose decided to fill her
craven for breakfast and lunch. She ordered the "low country prawn and grits". Looked good!
The balance of us had a grilled Asian Chicken. Salad, Asian and riding Made in America
hardware. Oh well, you are what you eat. Fatz was friendly, provided fast service and had good
variety on their menu. It is a locally owned Applebee's kind of place.
Following lunch, our late afternoon commitments and GOT GAS fears encroached. our paths
home. We settled on two routes, said our good-byes and cranked them up hoping to arrive ALL
the way home.
All being said, we had a great time and talked about seeing each other on October, 10 for Andy
Andresen's Fall Ride to Asheville and my 5th Annual Signal Mountain Ride scheduled for
Love to Ride, Ride to Love,
PS the FFR...hint, she does her fair share of sweeping on a bagger.