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
November 2010 Issue
October 23 & 24, 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
Wine, Women and Song Ride
October 23 & 24, 2010
October 28, 2010
Haunted House Ride
October 30, 2010
Advanced Rider's Course
October 30, 2010
Road Captain's Meeting
November 2, 2010
November 6-7, 2010
Signal Mountain Ride
November 6-7, 2010
Atlanta’s ORIGINAL Swap Meet
November 8, 2010
November 10, 2010
HOGWASH Articles Due
November 15, 2010
Shane's Rib Shack Social
November 18, 2010
Atlanta Chapter Meeting
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
You are invited to attend our annual Christmas Social. This year we will be having our social at the “4 The Good Times Event Hall”, located across form Harley-Davidson of Atlanta, behind Applebee's, on December 4, 2010. Dinner will be at 8:00 pm. The party will continue until midnight. We will be having lots of fun things that evening and also we will have the fabulous dessert contest (Please limit to one entry per family). The social will be free for all Atlanta Chapter Members (members before October 1, 2010). There will be a charge of $20 per guest. Please R.S.V.P. to Rene’ Durham before November 20, 2010. If you imbibe, BYOB. The chapter will furnish tea and water. If you need any special mixes, please bring them.
Hope to see everyone there,
Your 2010 Atlanta Chapter Officers
We’re getting into some cooler riding weather. As I’m writing this article The Fall Leaf Ride just returned and Michelle and I just got back from a weekend of riding in the mountains.
Things are going along well with the chapter. The Christmas Social planning is going well and for the first time in a long time we may finish the year with a balance budget, thanks in most part to Erik and Rene’ keeping me focused. Actually it’s thanks to all of you for volunteering at the dealership where we raised tips and for buying and selling raffle tickets. I think we are going to have a good time and The Christmas Social will be an event to remember.
I also wanted to write in this article about the privilege that I had at our poker run. I was finally able to take a ride as the current director of the Atlanta chapter with the original Director B.K. Ellis. I’ve been with the Chapter since 2006 and have never been fortunate enough to ride with B.K. All I can compare it to is my first ride with my Dad. B.K. is not only a charter member of our chapter but a charter member of national H.O.G. It was a true honor to get to ride with him.
Our officers’ corps is pretty much set for 2011. The entire crew will be announced at the Christmas Social. We are going to have a planning meeting to try to have events and rides in an attempt to improve every year. Please ride safe and look forward to seeing you all.Bobby Conway
Assistant Director, Atlanta Chapter
Congratulations to Tommy Collins whose name was drawn for the October Attendance Jackpot. Unfortunately Tommy was not at the meeting to claim the $70. We will add $10 to the Jackpot for the November Chapter meeting, $80. 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
Wanted Road Captains for 2011
Anyone interested in becoming a road captain or a ride leader for 2011, Please contact me. We will be having our Road Captains meeting in November for the 2011 planning session and training for anyone interested.
Ride Safe and have fun,
Head Road Captain, Atlanta Chapter
The Road of the Future
With “intelligent transportation” on the fast track, motorcycles are being overlooked in the requirements for threat-seeking and automated highway technologies. All of which have the potential for improving motorcycle safety. Items such as:
● Headlights that dim automatically when approached by an oncoming vehicle. But a motorcycle may not be broad enough to activate this detector.
● Side sensors to indicate a vehicle is in you blind spot—again a motorcycle may not be detected.
● Back-up sensors to indicate something or someone is behind the vehicle. Let’s hope it senses your motorcycle in a parking space.
● Four-way Stop indicators to signal whose turn it is to go.
The possibilities are endless, but not perfect, if the motorcyclist is not included in the equation.
Let your voice be heard!
Good luck and stay safe!
Safety Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Activity Officer, Atlanta Chapter
Atlanta Chapter HOG is 25 Years Strong
Twenty-Five N Twenty-Ten
Our Atlanta Chapter is having a pin designed to recognize our members who have donated their time in the form of having fun while volunteering and going on chapter rides at least 25 times in 2010. Our membership officer, Mark Redmon is tracking participation, so you can check with him to see where you stand on events. Our road captains, members, and chapter officers are busy planning events for the rest of this year; so it’s not too late to start adding up your points.
Vounteer Coordinator, Atlanta Chapter
Karen Mathiasen, Valerie Daniel and Holly Martin, LOH Officers
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
B.K. Rides Again
Many of you know B.K. Ellis. B.K. is a devoted member of the Atlanta chapter. He is the Chapter Webmaster and our Historian. Some may not know that B.K. is a charter member who had a hand in establishing the Atlanta HOG Chapter 0788 in September of 1985. Along with B.K., we have several other charter members who are still on the roster of the Atlanta Chapter, Ralph Anglin, Bob Cassedy, Eddie Houghton, John Christiansen and Jimmy and Rene’ Durham (according to Rene’). Rene’ claims that B.K. does not count her as a charter member because that first membership application listed only Jimmy’s name and not hers. Rene’ claims that this has been a subject for discussion many times over the past 25 years.
B.K. is a reformed Honda Goldwing rider who has owned several Harley-Davidsons over the years. One of his early Harleys was a Low Rider with a lot of gold-plated accessories. Rene’ and Jimmy, who are close friends of B.K. say that B.K. is a great roommate at the HOG rallies because he is a “neat freak…like having your on private butler.”
B.K. rode his Heritage Softail on the Saving Second Base Poker Run in September. It was the first time many of us had an opportunity to ride with him.Mark Redmon
Check the HOGWASH Web Pages Archives of the Atlanta Chapter Web page to read the History of the Atlanta Chapter, Twenty-five years strong this year.
Historian, Atlanta Chapter
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
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Wreaths Across America
December 11, 2010
Wreaths Across America ride to honor veterans at Georgia National Cemetery.
Women, Wine & Song Ride -- October 23 -24,2010
Calling all ladies…join us on an overnight ride to Dahlonega, GA on Saturday, October 23, 2010. We will meet at Harley-Davidson of Atlanta at 7:30 a.m.; kick stands up at 8:00 a.m.
Women, Wine and Song you ask? Well, this brainchild was born when Michelle Conway and Amanda Langley decided it might be fun to do a ride geared toward the ladies in the chapter and needed a road captain. I thought it sounded like a good time so I agreed to lead the merry adventure. The plan is to take a nice, leisurely ride up to Dahlonega, take in the Three Sisters Winery and then have dinner and listen to some local talent at a funky little place called “The Crimson Moon Café.” We might even paint our toenails…who knows!
The winery tour is free unless everyone decides to participate in a paid tour. These are about $20 each and require call ahead reservations. If enough people are interested, we still have time to get that arranged. There is a small cover charge at The Crimson Moon Café. It varies depending on who is playing and I will let everyone know as soon as I have those details.
There is a block of eight rooms reserved at the Super 8 Motel in Dahlonega under the name of Melissa Folds/Harley-Davidson. Rooms are at a premium this time of year (Oktoberfest). However, we were given the rate of $75 per night for the rooms and several girls have already planned to share and slash the cost even more. The number to the motel is 706-864-4343. Give them a call, tell them who you are with and get your room reserved.
I look forward to seeing you all on the road,
Melissa Folds, Road Captain
7th Annual Signal Mountain TN Ride
November 6-7, 2010
Join us for the 7th ANNUAL...yes, for seven years you have made this one of the Chapter’s most desirable and memorable rides. If you haven’t ridden this one, now’s your chance!
We will ride John's Mountain to the foothills of Lookout Mountain and head up Raccoon Mountain and stop at the TVA Pump Station Reservoir. Travel a one lane road across the top of the reservoir for a spectacular view across many miles of canyon. Then ride across the valley, onto Hwy. 27 toward Suck Creek and challenge our riding skills up and down the western face of Signal Mountain. Warm our souls in sunshine along the TN River until we reach the southern tip of Signal Mountain to embrace our tanks for yet another twisty experience. We will pass the Space Ship house, travel along the main Hwy. 127 and down the eastern slope of Signal Mountain. Stop in Whitwell for some fuel and share our colorful stories. From here, we head north on Hwy. 108 to Gruetli-Laager to be greeted by our last set of twisties on Hwy. 50 through Pelham and Hwy. 41S into Monteagle.
As always, we will spend the night in Monteagle, TN at the Best Western Smokehouse Lodge. Details BELOW.
The next morning, we will head to Suwannee University for breakfast and a stop at the Peace Memorial to pray for our fallen and active military.
The return route will take us through TN, northern AL, back onto Lookout Mountain to visit the Hang Gliders and into Dallas, GA.
Due to the length and nature of this ride, it is a 4.5 PIG. However, I encourage the less experienced to join us and challenge your skills….after all, this is the only way to improve!
WHEN: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2010
MEET: QT, Hwy. 278 & 61@ 9:00 A.M.; Kick stands up at 9:30 A.M. SHARP!
RETURN: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2010 in time for dinner.
Best Western Smoke House Lodge, Monteagle, TN
Contact: Jessica Geary
Phone: 931-924-2091 x 632 Jgeary@thesmokehouselodge.com
Under Harley-HOG Riders Saturday, November 6, 2010 one night
span style="text-decoration: underline">Negotiated same low rates as 2008.
Fifteen double Queen Rooms: $69.00
Two bedrooms Cabin: $139.00
One Bedroom Cabin: $119.00
Thanks for continuing to support my rides. If there is anything I should do to improve this experience please let me know.
Life is a GIFT, that's why they call it the PRESENT.
Gift your time to HOG members by riding the SIGNAL!
All the Best,
Steve Magel, Road Captain
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Please contact Rene' Durham at 770-944-1340 for more information or to place your ad today!
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