Welcome to the Atlanta Chapter's Website. Harley-Davidson of Atlanta established the Atlanta Chapter on September 16, 1985. We are the oldest H.O.G. Chapter in Georgia. All of the officers hope you will take a look around and enjoy your stop here. Be sure to check out the Calendar. We try to keep a good variety of rides and events to fit into everyone's schedules. If you are a local or just passing through town and have any questions feel free to contact any of the Officers. If you are interested in joining the chapter, we have membership applications available here on the site. We are here to "Ride and Have Fun" and hope you will come out and join us soon.
Atlanta Chapter Officers
Atlanta Chapter, Inc.
Chapter Number 0788
July 2010 Issue
June 19, 2010
Advertising in the HOGWASH
Assistant Director's Article
Head Road Captain's Article
Safety Officer's Article
Activity Officer's Article
Volunteer Coordinator's Article
Membership Officer's Article
Head Photographer's Article
Web Master's Article
Road Trip Recap
Charities We Support
Harley-Davidson of Atlanta Web Page
GA State H.O.G. Rally Web Page
National H.O.G.Web Page
Tentative Event Schedule, 2010
H.O.G. Chapter Online Privacy Statement
Member Benefit Change
Join the Group
Meet the Officers
Atlanta Chapter Picture Gallery
PhotoBucket Members ONLY
HOGWASH Web Pages Archives
HOGWASH Print for Mailed
Rides - Rides - Rides
Atlanta Chapter Facebook
Atlanta Chapter, 2010
Head Road Captain
Ashville, NC Ride
June 19, 2010
June 19, 2010
Police/Fire Olympics Ride
June 19, 2010
Father's Day Demo Rides
June 20, 2010
John Morgan's Memorial
Father's Day Ride
June 21, 2010
Shane's Rib Shack Social
June 22, 2010
June 26, 2010
Atlanta Chapter Meeting
June 28, 2010
Million Mile Monday
Covered Bridge Ride
July 3, 2010
July 4 Fireworks
July 4, 2010
Dale Moorefield Memorial Ride
July 6, 2010
July 10, 2010
HOGWASH Articles Due
July 10, 2010
July 15, 2010
Atlanta Chapter Meeting
July 17, 2010
Beth Barrett's Breast Friends Event
July 18, 2010
Bikers for Boobs Poker Run
July 19, 2010
Shane's Rib Shack Social
July 24, 2010
Garage Party 2 and Safety Seminar
Guest Speaker: Anne Hansen
July 27, 2010
July 31, 2010
Saddle & Paddle
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 H.O.G. member, contact Rene' Durham, or call 770-944-1340
GA State H.O.G. Rally
July 22, 2010
Assistant Director, Atlanta Chapter
Congratulations to Carey Edmondson whose name was drawn for the May Attendance Jackpot, $60 cash. Unfortunately, Cary was not at the meeting to claim the Jackpot. We will add $10 to the Jackpot for the July Chapter meeting, $70 cash. Remember you must be at the meeting and a member in "Good Standing," a current member of national H.O.G. and Atlanta Chapter. If the member whose name is drawn is not at the meeting, we will add $10 and try again next meeting.
Please have your national H.O.G. card with you at the meeting. Hope to see everyone there.
Please ride safe and responsible,
Secretary/Treasurer, Atlanta Chapter
Ride Safe and have fun,
Head Road Captain, Atlanta Chapter
Two Major Causes of Motorcycles Accidents
1. The greatest potential for conflict between you and other traffic is at intersections. An intersection can be in the middle of an urban area or at a driveway on a residential street. Most motorcycle/automobile collisions occur at intersections. In fact, the number one cause of motorcycle accidents is an oncoming vehicle turning left into the path of a motorcycle. Your use of SEARCH, EVALUATE, EXECUTE (S.E.E.) at intersections is critical.
2. Breaking in a turn is problematic. It compromises your traction and increases the risk of going into a skid or losing control of the motorcycle. If you’re going too fast and don’t brake, you risk crossing the centerline and facing the obvious potential consequences, or running off the road entirely into who knows what. Running off the road, usually in a curve, accounts for more than 40 percent of motorcycle fatalities, according to the MSF.
Good luck and stay safe!
Safety Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Here it is, the middle of the summer and what a great time I’ve had already with my Atlanta HOG chapter friends this year! We’ve got a great chapter and it is made up of many folks who have become close friends to me in the past year or so. If you’ve never belonged to another chapter or are new to all this HOG stuff, let me tell ya something, the Atlanta HOG chapter is one of the best! We’ve got so many activities, rides and events going on that occasionally you may just have to make a choice on which activity/ride/event to do and that’s not a bad thing. I’ve had so much fun this year with the covered bridges rides that I would still encourage those who have not jumped on the wagon train to come on and get on the next ride. You’ll have the benefit of wisdom from others who may have already been there and done that and you may find some folks that want to do it again. We’ve got members who have ridden together to out of state HOG Rallies (and those of us who flew out to one, too). We’ve grown friendships where we ride out and eat together once a week – come on out any Monday evening to the Shane’s in Carrollton and you’ll find a group of us or start one up yourself at a location close to your home. We’ve got great chapter meetings with lots of participation, members attending the monthly business meetings to offer support, and a great dealership who supports our chapter and has events that bring more new potential chapter members to us. We’ve got lots of impromptu rides that pop up on FaceBook or through text messages, and phone calls, taking us on rides to new locations, tried and true locations, far places, short rides and always rides that include the possibility of new friendships to be made.
Where else can you get such a great dividend on a small membership fee? I encourage you all to continue to get involved, stay involved and get others involved in our chapter. Even though we’re already in July, we’ve got lots planned for the remaining portion of the year up to and including a wild and crazy end of year party and celebration. Looking forward to seeing you around (more)!
Activity Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Vounteer Coordinator, Atlanta Chapter
Who’s Riding Next to Ya??
This month features two more chapter members as a way to help us get to know each other better. We’ve got lots of interesting members in our group and it’s fun to learn a little about who’s riding next to ya.
Name: Nancy Hardman
Road Name: No, I don't have one, I'm Nancy!
What Do You Ride & Why? Nancy rides a 2006 Street Glide. Her first experience on a bike was when she was 19 years old. She was hitching a ride home with some boy, so she climbed on the back of his Harley. Nancy was wearing short shorts/ flip flops/ T-shirt etc... (wow were those the days). Well a few years passed and she met Noel. She rode on the back with him on a chapter ride seven years ago. Terri Arnold was riding her own bike and she thought to herself, if she can do it so can I! Nancy took the riding course six years ago and has been riding ever since. Noel was and still is her mentor. He coached her strongly for the first year and a half. Noel told her everything she did right to everything she did wrong. (Only if we were so lucky to have such an excellent teacher--Noel’s been riding for 40 plus years) Nancy started out on a 650 Yamaha. Her second bike is a 2000 Low Rider, which she still owns.
Most Memorable Ride? Was when she and Noel went to the 105th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, WI. They rode the Blue Ridge Parkway. She logged in a total of about 2600 miles round trip!
Name: David Jackson – If you don’t know David, I encourage you to reach out and talk to him. He’s got an interesting past and has some great stories to tell!
Road Name: Folks round town call him Davo (pronounced Dave-O)
What Do You Ride & Why? Davo rides a 2008 Sportster with his wife Linda on back wherever he goes. He has had other brands of motorcycles along the way but found that nothing compared to a Harley! David rides simply for the enjoyment of it. Lots of time he and Linda get on and ride with no destination in mind and they log lots of road time. Their average ride is usually about 200 miles and they like to ride in the northern parts of Alabama where it’s scenic, not much traffic and peaceful (they live way out I-20 west).
Most Memorable Ride? Last year’s Father’s Day ride with his daughter Katie on back with him and John Morgan leading the way. David also rides frequently with events around Bikers Battling Breast Cancer. A cause he and Linda actively support.
Melissa Fuller - Karen Mathiasen, LOH
Safety Seminar starring Jim Byrd and wide-open Drag Racing with special guest Anne Hansen (This event is geared toward all the Ladies / but our guy friends are always welcome.)
Please join us on July 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta in the pavilion. We will have a short presentation on motorcycle safety with Jim Byrd. He will be armed with all the safety knowledge and tips you will need to know while riding your Harley-Davidson. Jim willalso be available for any specific questions you might have.
Anne Hansen will be there along with her Drag Bike! She will be speaking to us on her career in Drag Racing, with speeds in excess of 175 miles per hour and a 234 horse power motorcycle -- a girl's got to be SAFE!
We will also be having our gently used purse sale to raise money for our 2-day breast cancer walking team, Hakunah Ma Ta Tas. Bring your friends and your money.
Hope to see you there!
Karen Mathiasen, Ladies of Harley
Well, the riding season is fully upon us now and there have already been a number of great rides. I'm starting to get more photos turned in and I will be giving out two more patches at the next meeting. Keep 'em coming!
Those of you who went on the Athens/Five Bridges ride can find all the photos on Photobucket at this address: http://photobucket.com/HOG_Five_Bridges
Also, be sure to check out the videos on the Atlanta HOG YouTube page. More will be added throughout the year. You can find them all
See you on the next ride,
Head Photographer, Atlanta Chapter
I have uploaded the first years of the Atlanta Chapter's newsletters. You can find them in the link, HOGWASH as Printed for Mail on our web page (www.atlantahog.com). You will notice a considerable difference in the quality of the newsletter we have now in comparison to them back then, when we said "cut and paste" I mean laterally "cut and paste" with scissors and paste. I hope you take time to check out these historic newsletters. I will continue to upload our history as I have time, so check back often. Since this is our 25th Anniversary Year, I wanted to get the first newsletters loaded. You can check out the rides we had, and they are not too different to the rides we have today. Georgia has not added too many new roads and the terrain is the same. There are more restaurants and we still live up to the motto, “Live to Ride and Ride to Eat.”
Historian, Atlanta Chapter
Atlanta Chapter Web Page
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 for Mailed. I had to move the HOGWASH Web Pages 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.
Keep Email Address Updated!
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
GA STATE RALLY NEWS
Thank You to Our Current Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors and dealerships that have donated money to the 2010 Rally through May 31. Cycle World of Athens, Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, Harley-Davidson of Clayton County, Frazer’s Harley-Davidson, Charles W. Watwood of Lawbike.com and Steve Murrin of American Biker Lawyer have all made contributions toward the rally. Please make sure to let these sponsors and dealerships know that you appreciate their contributions toward making this a great rally in 2010!
Here is a sample of the type of events scheduled for these years’ rally. Thursday, September 9 will start off with rally registration, picking up merchandise, armband and signing release forms. The day will continue with guided and self guided rides, indoor games or just lounging around the hotel or beach with your favorite beverage and friends. Opening ceremonies will be at the host hotel (Oceanside Inn and Suites) beginning at 8pm and continuing until 12am.
Friday, September 10, will be a day of guided and self guided rides, registration will continue, indoor games, ride in bike show at Golden Isles Harley-Davidson, guided rides to the party at Golden Isles Harley-Davidson, live music and food at Golden Isles Harley-Davidson, gambling cruise on the Emerald Princess, and finishing off the day with a beach party at the host hotel with live music by “The Blues Factor.”
Saturday, September 11, registration will be open only until 12pm. All unclaimed rally package merchandise will be sold between 1pm and 2pm to state rally attendees on a first come first serve basis. There will be a breakfast ride, guided and self guided rides, the Great American H.O.G. Race, the bike games, indoor games, H.O.G. Town Hall Meeting with Arnie Beaman and a Low Country Boil. Closing ceremonies will be at the host hotel with live music provided by “The Village Idiots.”
You need to be at the 2010 Georgia State H.O.G. Rally. It is going to be the most memorable rally ever!
Allan and Debbie Owens
Marketing and Communications
2010 Georgia State HOG Rally
Georgia Police and Fire Olympics -- June 19
The Atlanta Chapter has been asked once again to help out in support of the Georgia Police and Fire Olympics by supplying volunteers to act as judges and support personnel at the Motorcycle competition. The event date is Saturday, June 19. I will lead a ride to Carrollton from the dealership for anyone that wants to volunteer. We had several volunteers last year and it went very smoothly for all the participants. So anyone who is interested can email me at email@example.com and I will put them on the list. Exact times will be published later. In addition, anyone who just wants to come out and see some professional motorcycle riding competition on full size bikes (mostly Harleys) can come out and be a spectator.
Tom Arnold, Road Captain
12 Bones BBQ Ride to Asheville, NC -- June 19
Please make plans to join me for a twisty ride up to the award winning 12 Bones BBQ (www.12bones.com) in beautiful Asheville, NC. We will be riding up thru Cashiers, NC on our way to 12 Bones, then take the Blue Ridge Parkway on the way back. The road up to Cashiers is very steep, twisty, and beautiful so be prepared! We will be meeting at the HDA at 7:00 A.M. and leaving at 7:30 A.M. and be returning to the Atlanta area in the early evening. This will be a 5- pig ride.
Luc Vermeer, Road Captain
Bagger Ride -- July 10
Please join me for a scenic route up to the mountains on July 10. We will meet at 8:30 a.m. and leave 9:00 a.m.
Lofty, cool, and breezy the historical stone building housing Mountain Crossings @ Walasi-Yi (pronounced : Wa La See Yee) was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps beginning in 1934. The facility was completed 1937, incidentally the same year in which the Appalachian Trail was completed. The A.T. itself passes through the building, marking the only covered portion of the trail's 2100 plus miles. There is a beautiful scenic overlook where will can enjoy our Bagger Lunch! Get ready for some twisty roads and join me for a day in the mountains!
Diana Bodden, Road Captain
Million Mile Monday Covered Bridge Ride -- June 28
We have a Covered bridge ride for Million Mile Monday, June 28 to Big Red Oak and Auchumkee Creek covered bridges. It will be 200 miles round trip. We will meet at HDA pavilion 8:00 A.M. and leave 8:30 A.M. on this 4-Pig ride.
Covered Bridge Stalkers, Road Captain
Saddle & Paddle -- July 31
I haven't heard from as many folks as I thought I would have, so I figured I would advertise this again. The date is set: July 31 & August 1. It will be much like last year. I have negotiated with Fontana Village and we will again have lodge rooms there, the negotiated price is $69 and I'm sure there is tax on top of that. Furthermore, there was some discussion about the price of their breakfast buffet on Sunday morning and I've negotiated a $10 cost of that. To make your reservations call Fontana Village at 828-498-2211and mention that you're with Atlanta HOG. Once you've made your reservation please contact me either at 404-502-2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have reservations for the rafting. This will be $20 each for the folks that don't want a guide. I know there may be one raft that might want a guide. Just let me know and I'll confirm the extra cost for that. Also, I was a little dissatisfied by the food for lunch last year so, I'm open to suggestions for a food stop maybe in Murphy. Also, with this I am going to up the meet time for 8:00 A.M. at the same Brands mart location on Busbee Pkwy. and leave time at 8:30 A.M.. I'm still working up a plan on this but if you have any questions please contact me.
Bobby Conway, Road Captain
Covered Bridge Stalkers Strike Again!
On May 23, we had a great ride to the Poole’s Mill Park and covered bridge in Cumming. We had 26 bikes leave HDA on the 100+ mile round trip; the weather was perfect and the picnic lunch was “right-on.” This bridge is normally not accessible to motor vehicles, but with a call to the park maintenance dept. we were able to get the gate opened for a bridge photo session with the bikes! There was a minor bike malfunction that gave the HOG family an opportunity to do what we do best…help each other! Thanks to all who came out on the ride; I’m looking forward to the next adventure.
Chuck Fuller, Covered Bridge Stalker Road Captain - Chaos
Porter Beer Bar Recap
My thanks to the Oparnicas and the Chownings for participating in this ride. Special thanks to Ed for sweeping and watching our backs! We had two guests and seven bikes in all which was not bad considering all of the other competing rides that day. The food at the Porter Beer Bar was absolutely delicious and the beverage selection was unlimited. This little pub was truly a unique place located in a very unique part of Atlanta. We had such a good time that an idea was born. We thought that this would be a good continuing series of rides and thus the "Pub Stalkers" were born! Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for my upcoming announcements regarding the Pub Stalkers next destination.
Diana Bodden, Road Captain
Atlanta Chapter 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 members each month!
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Please contact Rene' Durham at 770-944-1340 for more information or to place your ad today!
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 web site. This Statement explains H.O.G.'s Internet policies and security measures relating to personal privacy and information security.
The Atlanta Chapter 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 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.